Heatwave for the Triad begins…OJ Simpson and the infamous white Ford Bronco chase in LA, 20 years ago…Suspicious fires in Davidson County…Another GM Recall…Team USA beats Ghana (Tue News)

Sunny and HOT…High 94 / Record HIGH today…98 degrees set back in 1944

20 years ago today – June 17, 1994…
OJ Simpson runs from police. LA police chase his 1993 white Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually he gives up (seen live on TV). An estimated 95 million TV viewers watched nationwide. The infamous white bronco, survives?
http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/twenty-years-later-where-o-j-s-white-bronco-n130641
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2014/06/16/oj-simpson-ford-bronco-al-cowlings-20th-anniversary-nicole-brown-simpson/10617877/

GM RECALLING ANOTHER 3 MILLION CARS – The problem: a defective key can cause the engine to shut off and disable the vehicle’s power steering. A similar problem led to an earlier massive recall. (CNN)

NEBRASKA TORNADOES KILL TWO, INJURE MORE THAN A DOZEN
Two powerful tornadoes swirling side by side through the countryside of northeastern Nebraska. (The Weather Channel)

Rash of ‘fires’ in Davidson County overnight. Crews responded to a dumpster fire and hay fire around 1 a.m. along Friedberg Church Road. Then, crews responded to a third fire at Arcadia Nursery on N.C. 150 near Community Road. Update: A 4th fire was reported around 3:40 a.m. on Mendenhall Street in Thomasville. Officials believe someone intentionally set the fire, destroying a bus at the Finch YMCA. All four fires are under investigation… Fox 8 News

Traffic Alerts…
Overnight road closure in Forsyth County (Tue night into Wed morn)
EB Business 40 will be CLOSED from 10pm to 5am TONIGHT at Linville Road. Crews are tearing down the old Hastings Hill Road Bridge.
Detour: Linville Road to Kernersville Road back onto Business 40 EB…

FYI: Overnight road closure in Forsyth County (Wed + Thurs)
WB Business 40 will be CLOSED from 10pm to 6am Wednesday night and Thursday night at South Main Street in Kville. Crews are tearing down the old Hastings Hill Road Bridge.
Detour: South Main Street exit to Kernersville Road to Linville exit back onto Business 40 WB…
http://tims.ncdot.gov/TIMS/IncidentDetail.aspx?id=430374

Greensboro: Water Main Break (Tuesday morning)
North Church Street between Friendly Ave and Lindsey St
**The Central Library and Children’s Museum of Greensboro
are closed due to the water main break…TFN (Fox 8)

Davie County, west of Mocksville (Tue – Wed)
I-40 WB past Mocksville, toward Statesville…
Right lane blocked 7am to 7pm. Tree Removal…

All in a name: ‘Brooklyn’ is now one of the nation’s most popular baby names.
Brooklyn is now the most popular girl’s name beginning with B in 41 states.
Brooklyn as a boy’s name is still rare…
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20140617/us–named_for_brooklyn-8ccdce5857.html

Researchers at North Carolina A&T have developed a “miracle material” that’s lightweight, waterproof, fire resistant, anti-corrosive and nontoxic.
Oh, yeah, it also deflects explosions. And, the stuff is 95% coal ash.
They’ve spent the past 10 years testing and perfecting such qualities as the material’s impressive strength per ounce, its lack of toxicity in a fire, its slowness to burn and its ability to absorb the impact of a blast without buckling.
http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_8b5311d2-f431-11e3-9370-0017a43b2370.html?mode=print

World Cup Soccer – Thrilling win: USA edging out Ghana 2-1 in group play
Team USA will play Portugal this Sunday (6pm) and then
Germany next Thursday (June 26) at noon

The Marketplace Cinemas in Winston-Salem is offering FREE
‘Summer Movie Mornings’ for Kids (and parents) starting tomorrow…
**June 18 & 19 (Wed + Thurs) The Lego Movie (PG) will be shown at 10am
Kid Size Popcorns and Sodas will be available for $1.00!
https://www.facebook.com/MarketPlace250Cinemas

Open Casting Call for ‘The Amazing Race’
Location: Colfax Furniture & Mattress on Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem
Date: next Saturday (June 21) from 10am – 12pm.
Each team of two will have one minute to convince the judges why they should be picked to be on an upcoming edition of The Amazing Race.
Details online at the News Blog / wbfj.fm
http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/entertainment/2014/04/23/casting-amazing-race-2014/8060757/

Over 50% of American workers leave vacation days on the table each year.
Reasons: We feel that we have too much work or we can’t afford to travel.
On average, 11 vacation days are unused. Survey by Kelton Research.

Foods that DON’T (necessarily) need refrigeration?
http://refrigerators.reviewed.com/features/seriously-stop-refrigerating-these-foods?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=USAT%20Recirc

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

The News Guy – WBFJ Family Friendly Morning Show at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace…

VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150

QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”

MON-SAT 6A-10A(& Sunday@5 host)
verne@wbfj.fm
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Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm