Thursday, August 29, 2013
Fast Food Strike
Thousands of fast-food workers nationwide are expected to hit the picket line Thursday to demand higher pay. It's expected to be the largest nationwide strike by fast-food workers. Right now the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, or roughly $15,000 a year. The workers say they want more than double that. The story on Sunrise.
President Obama is still evaluating how the U.S. will respond to the chemical attack on Syrian civilians, allegedly by the Syrian government. But Obama says any American response would send a "strong signal" to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Obama administration officials have said they would take action against the Syrian government even without the backing of allies or the United Nations.
High pressure over the area will bring sunshine along with high humidity. The heat index will range from 98-103 this afternoon. Dry weather should prevail with scattered thunderstorms on both Saturday and Sunday. A cold front will sweep out some of the heat and humidity on Labor Day. Heat relief in the middle of next week with temps falling in the mid 80s. Byron has the 14 First Alert forecast.
City Council-FOP Update
The fallout continues from Monday's contentious Evansville City Council meeting. Two public officials tell 14 News they're not going anywhere after calls for their resignations by the Fraternal Order of Police. The latest on Sunrise, and if you need more information on this story right now you can find it here.
We're on the heels of Labor Day weekend, and that mean law enforcement will be out looking for dangerous and impaired drivers. Nicole is live with the details.
Bikes and Golf Fundraiser's
And it's Bike Night for a good cause in Beaver Dam, and Girls Incorporated, formerly the Girls Club of Owensboro, is hosting a major golfing fundraiser. Jess Raatz has the stories live.
So enjoy this steamy Thursday, and we'll see you on Sunrise.