The heat is on, get outside chores done today

The heat is on, get outside chores done today

It's July 16, 2015.

Weather Outlook:

Brian says today will be a good day to go to the pool or get those outside chores done. The humidity is creeping back up, and so is the heat. Enjoy it while you can. Brian says temperatures and the heat index will really crank up this weekend. Find out just how hot it might get in the full First Alert Forecast.

Making headlines:

Shooting investigation: The Cape Girardeau Police Department is looking for suspects after a man showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

Traffic snarl: Expect major delays if you travel between Johnston City and West Frankfort on I-57. One northbound lane will be closed as crews repair a bridge.

Headed to prison: President Obama will get a first hand look inside a federal correctional institution today. It's all part of his push for a fairer justice system.

In recovery: Former President George H.W. Bush is recovering after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall.

What's trending:

Yum or yuck: Scientists have created something so strange it might actually be good. It grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon.

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