Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Sunny and breezy. HOT…High 98
Code Orange Air Quality Alert for the Triad

Increased Fire Danger for the Triad because of the high heat, increased wind and low humidity. Please no outdoor burning today.

The extreme heat is being blamed for dozens of deaths across the US.  Heat advisories and warnings have been posted for 17 states. Tuesday marked 32 straight days where the temperature has been over 100 degrees in Dallas, Texas. Expected HIGH temperature in Dallas today…110 degrees

The predicted track of Tropical Storm Emily could bring her ‘close’ to the Carolina coast over the weekend. Maybe less heat and some showers?? 

NO Recall just a public Health Alert regarding ground turkey: Contaminated fresh or frozen ground turkey is the cause of a salmonella food poisoning outbreak that's claimed one life and made at least 76 other people sick in 26 states (including North Carolina) since March but so far NO Recall just a public Health Alert by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. FYI: Consumers are being told to cook fresh or frozen ground turkey to an internal temperature of 165 degrees (Fahrenheit) , using a food thermometer to ensure the proper cooking temperature.  http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=655459

UNCG has cut more than 200 faculty and staff positions because of difficult budget cuts in Raleigh. The Greensboro News and Record saying that students should expect larger class sizes due to the reduction in staff.

A 71-year-old woman is in fair condition at Moses Cone Hospital after being attacked by several large dogs outside her home yesterday in Greensboro. Fox 8 reporting that Phyllis Ray was walking her small dog ‘Cookie’ yesterday afternoon on Thornaby Drive when the attack happened. A neighbor (Kurtis Taylor) heard the commotion and ran out to help diffuse the situation, with his walking stick.  Phyllis took the brunt of the attack herself, suffered injuries to her back, face and arm. Police are looking for two (Hispanic) men in a dark green Chevy pickup truck that picked up the attacking dogs, and then left the scene.  Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-loose-pit-bulls-attack-elderly-woman-walking-dog-20110802,0,443726.story

The Creasey family from Lexington had a large tree come down during the severe storms that rolled through the Triad on Sunday afternoon. The Creasey family was featured on ABCs 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' back in January 2010. (The home was completed in Nov 2009). Their house was not hit by the tree, but the kid’s playhouse and an out building was damaged. FYI:Tricia Creasey is still battling Stage IV colon cancer.  http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-extreme-makeover-home-edition-family-hit-by-storm-20110801,0,6721285.sto