They're hot under the collar at government center!!

Is it hot enough for you?  Good afternoon on this hump day, the heat is one of our big stories tonight on your news at 5:00pm.  This is Maureen O'Boyle in the WBTV newsroom.

We'll officially move into the first hours of summer later today, but it feels like the dogs days already!! High humidity and high temps make it not only miserable but potentially dangerous outside.  At five we'll tell you how to protect your family, especially kids in these extreme conditions.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx interrupted our interview with Andy Dulin to call the Council member on the carpet about the budget vote. Is there a way to solve the growing tensions inside the government center?

If you're trying to escape this heat with a summer getaway, you're probably looking for the best deals online.  But beware; crooks are working to rip you off in the process.  We'll show you how to avoid their scams at five!

Hope you can join Paul Cameron, Eric Thomas and me for WBTV News, live and on your side at five!