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Store Owner Stabbed in Warner Robins Armed Robbery

Just before 10 a.m. Monday, Warner Robins police responded to an armed robbery call in the 500 block of North Davis Drive.

Two male suspects entered Lee's Clothing Locker and demanded money. One brandished a knife and the other a gun.

One suspect stabbed the store owner in the thigh. EMS took him to the Houston Medical Center for treatment. He is in stable condition, according to a Warner Robins police press release.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 478-929-6911. 

Information can also be submitted through TipSubmit by texting the tip to CRIMES (274637) and include keyword WRPD in the body of the text. 

WR Mayor Shaheen: Save the Air Force Reserve Band

Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen doesn't want Monday's Independence Day Concert to be the last for the Band of the Air Force Reserve.

In March, Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner told Eyewitness News that he fought to keep the band, but the Pentagon ultimately decided to cut it. The band has been based Warner Robins since 1941.

Band spokesman Bill Granger told WMAZ's Lorra Lynch Jones they planned to make this year's Independence Day celebration one to remember.

But Shaheen says he is concerned that losing the band may mean more than just losing the annual July concert.

Missing Two-Year-Old Found Safe

A missing two-year-old has been found safely.

That's according to Warner Robins police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh.

She says two-year-old Sanyah Williams was reported missing late Sunday night.

The little girl was found just before 1 a.m. Monday asleep at a relative's house, according to Pugh.

She did not have any other details on the case.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Putnam County until 6:00 p.m. Also a severe thunderstorm warning for Bibb and parts of Peach, Houston and Crawford counties until 6:15.

The NWS radar indicated the storm is capable of producing quarter sized hail and winds up to 65 miles per hour.

If you hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. 

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Some people in Central Georgia already follow these tips. Meagan Kusz of Macon said she regularly wears loose-fitting light colored dresses.

"It's really keeping me cool I think anything heavier would be unbearable I really don't feel that horrible right now," said Kusz.

But others we talked to said they have to break certain tips like construction workers, who have to strenuous work outside.

"We work outside putting in gas lines we have to stay in the sun all the time, so just can't avoid it," said Scott Chamberland of Macon.

But Chamberland said he combats heat on the job by drinking plenty of cold water and taking breaks.

However, a few Central Georgians said they just hope that the heat eases up soon.

"I like it in small doses, if we can get some clouds and some wind that would be nice," said Valerie Pollock of Warner Robins.

Georgia Emergency Management Agency has these tips on how to prepare for extreme heat:

Two Warner Robins Businesses Robbed

Two businesses on Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins, were robbed within a matter of hours.

Police are investigating whether they are connected.

The Dollar General at 2451 Watson Blvd. was robbed around 8 a.m. Police say a man threatened a clerk who was opening the store.

He took money from the clerk and ran away.

About nine hours earlier, police responded to an armed robbery call at the Waffle House at 12021 Watson Blvd.

The suspect approached the counter and handed the cashier a note demanding money, brandishing a pistol. The male fled the scene in a silver vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money. 

No injuries were reported.

According to WRPD spokesman Tabitha Pugh, both victims described the
robber as a white male, about 6-feet tall with a heavy build. 

The Waffle House robber covered his face with a cloth; the Dollar General robber did not.

Macon Ties All-Time Record: 108 Degrees

Saturday's high temperature soared to 108 degrees in Macon. That ties the all-time record high for the city first set on July 13, 1980.

An Excessive Heat Warning is now in effect for eastern portions of Central Georgia through 9 p.m. this evening.  A Heat Advisory is in effect for Monday.

13WMAZ Meteorologist John Boyer forecasts another record-breaking 104 degree high for Macon on Sunday . The record for this date is 103 degrees, set in 1954.

The National Weather Service says the heat index could hit 105 to 110 today.

The weather service described it as "a dangerous heat wave."

The weather service warns you to avoid the heat, take precautions and watch out for pets, children and the elderly.