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 >>
Some might think Monday's 102-degree warmth is just a part of living in the desert. CBS meteorologists use climatology, or averages, to assess whether Arizona temperatures are above or below normal.
The normal high is 89 degrees for this time of year in the Valley.
Now in triple-digit warmth, the top question received in the CBS 5 weather center is: "Does this mean it's going to be an excessively hot summer?"
"No, it really doesn't. It just shows that we're getting closer and closer to our warmer and drier season and it's approaching summer," said Valerie Meyers with the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
The average date of the first 100-degree high is May 2, putting the Valley right on schedule.
"There (have) been years in the past where the month of April has had probably about half the month with 100-degree temperatures," added Meyers.
When it comes to dealing with the heat, nobody is better prepared than Valley firefighters.
"As the heat and the weather starts to change, we make sure we continue with our regular activity. That way our bodies start to adjust to those climate changes," said Captain Forrest Smith with Mesa Fire Department.
Smith adds it's often new Valley residents, or people visiting from out of town that have the greatest challenges adjusting to our heat.
But whether it's 102 degree or 112 degree, the three most important things to remember are water, rest and shade.
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