Thursday, July 24 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:00:47 GMT
Police in Kannapolis are searching for a gunman after a scary attempted robbery at a fast food restaurant on Tuesday. Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-blockMore >>
Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-block of South Cannon Boulevard on Tuesday morning around 7 a.m.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:15:58 GMT
Officials say that the serious injuries the child suffered from are indicators that the boy may have been abused by being shaken.More >>
The baby boy is only two-months-old, and he was home alone with the one man who was supposed to guard his life. Instead, police say Michael Dewayne Honaker shook his son, David, and left him with such critical injuries, the infant is fighting for his life. More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We're heading toward the most intense portion of this heat wave today, and another record is forecast to fall this afternoon.
High pressure overhead, dry conditions and now very warm ground from yesterday's record heat could mean Charlotte is in for the hottest temperature on record this afternoon. Yesterday's high maxed out at 104°, tying the record high not just for the date, but since records began. We've hit 104° a few times before: twice in August of 2007 and in September of 1954, but 105° will be possible today.
And it's only the end of June.
If we stay below 105°, the reason will be increased levels of moisture. Drier air heats more efficiently than air with more moisture. While it may technically mean ever-so-slightly cooler temperatures, it also means even hotter heat indices. It could feel as hot at 110° or greater this afternoon, and in anticipation of these dangerous levels, an Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for much of the area.
Drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks if you must be outside. Also, remember to apply plenty of sunscreen and don't forget about pets. A few simple steps can keep Fido from overheating.
Temperatures will fall below 100° early next week.