A tense night in the capitol as more members remain uneasy over the GOP’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Republican leaders were forced to postpone a floor vote on healthcare yesterday, after conservative and moderate factions within the GOP couldn’t agree on the details of the bills, and support eroded. The White House has pressured congressional republicans, President Trump saying he wants the vote to happen today. Top staffers were sent to met with Congress in an effort to close the deal. But members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are digging in, withholding support because the bill doesn’t do enough.

WalletHub recently ranked cities in the US with the highest percentage of people who are overweight and five cities in the Carolinas made the top 20 list. The Myrtle Beach area ranked number 16 on that list.

Numbers are from the 100 most-populated areas across the country. These numbers are based on three factors – the number of people who are obese or overweight, weight-related health problems and healthy environment. Number one on that list was Jackson, Mississippi. it was followed by Memphis, Tennessee and Little rock, Arkansas.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WFXB) – Attacks on police, firefighters and other first responders in North Carolina might soon be classified as felony ‘hate crimes.’

This is just one new rule included in a bill approved by a house committee Wednesday that provides new measures of protection for first responders and their families.

House Bill 181 would also provide spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty a break on their property taxes, and EMS personnel would be allowed to carry concealed weapons.

Dr. Dalal Akoury of AWAREmed talks about the importance of brain health and what we can do to boost brain well-being.

What better way to celebrate National Puppy Day than to have two adorable puppies in the studio?  Layne Hyman of All 4 Paws stopped by to talk about the puppies and about some upcoming adoption & fundraiser events.

Dr. Dalal Akoury is helping you get in shape for spring & summer.  She shares some foods that will help get you in shape.

Making the decision between buying or renting your home can be a tough one.  Illyana Tallo of Shoreline Realty explains some of the benefits of buying.


A major security incident, prompting the evacuation of the British Parliament as armed police responded to an attack at the gates of the building. A lone attacker allegedly stabbed and killed a policeman before being shot multiple times and killed by officers. Police say the attacker left a trail of blood on his way to the building, having driven into pedestrians on a bridge nearby, killing two more people and injuring 20, including 3 police officers.  Authorities in London say the attacks are being treated as a terrorist incident. President Trump has been briefed on the incident,  but there’s been no threat to u.S. Lawmakers and no change in their security.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WFXB) – Talking about sexually-transmitted diseases can be a difficult topic to have with anyone no matter their age, but a doctor in North Carolina is taking a much different approach.

Dr. Shannon Dowler takes on the persona of ‘RapDktaD’ in a hip-hop approach to sex education for kids, but now, it is a decidedly different generation she’s trying to reach. In this case, she wants to get the attention of geriatric patients, who really need to get educated.

With her latest rap music video – the message is “STD’s Never Get Old” – and she’s hoping to make sure senior citizens are aware of their risks. Statistics show the rate of sexually-transmitted disease among senior citizens has almost doubled over the past 10 years.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WFXB) – Charlotte-Mecklenberg schools are pulling a controversial book from its curriculum after a teacher raised concerns. ‘Jacob’s New Dress’ is book about a little boy who likes to wear girls clothing.

The book was to be part of an anti-bullying lesson for first graders during Child Abuse Prevention Month, but not everyone was on board.

A concerned teacher took the issue to a Charlotte-Mecklenberg school board meeting, and the concern made its way to lawmakers in Raleigh. The book was officially pulled Tuesday. Instead, students will read ‘Red: A Crayon’s Story,’ a book about a red crayon that sees itself as blue.

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