Wednesday, August 28, 2013
March on Washington 50th Anniversary
Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed his dream of a better, more equal America, President Barack Obama and two former presidents will commemorate King's place in history. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter are among a host of political figures and celebrities who'll appear later today with Obama, the country's first African-American president, to remember the 1963 March on Washington.
City Council Fallout
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke is standing behind the city's police chief after what he calls a venting session Monday night at the Civic Center. Now, the FOP says it's looking into what steps can be taken to remove Connie Robinson as the city council president.
The U.S. is laying the groundwork for possible military action in Syria following last week's chemical attack on civilians near Damascus. The Obama administration has not presented concrete proof that Syrian President Bashar Assad is responsible for the attack that activists say killed hundreds of people, but the administration says intelligence agencies have intercepted communications that point to Assad.
Alhambra Arts and Music Fest
Haynie's corner is gearing up for a weekend of fun. The Alhambra Arts and Music Festival is coming up, and all proceeds go toward re-opening the historic theater. Nicole is live downtown with the story.
"Character Does Matter"
The "Character Does Matter" presentations through the Travis Manion Foundation are inspiring young kids all over the country. And today the program is coming to Hopkins County. Jess Raatz is live from Madisonville with the details.
Hottest day of the year?
Heat along with elevated humidity will make it feel ever hotter, as the heat index surges into the upper 90s to 103 this afternoon. Hottest weather streak of the year through Labor Day. Since July 1St, our average high temperature is a reasonable 85-degrees. The hottest day of the year to date occurred on July 17th with a temperature of 96. Byron has the forecast.
So enjoy your day, and we'll see you on Sunrise.