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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. 

Street Closings for Monday Concert in Warner Robins

Monday's a big day near Robins Air Force Base. Central Georgians will descend on McConnell-Talbert Stadium for the annual Independence Day Celebration.

Warner Robins police will shut down several roads in connection with the event. A news release by the police department included the following information:

Road Closures:
Noon - 3rd Avenue from Davis Dr. to Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. will be closed to ALL Vehicular Traffic to include parking. (Pedestrian Traffic Allowed on Roadway to Demon Valley Gate ONLY)

4 p.m. - Demon Valley Dr. will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic to include parking.

6 p.m. -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd from 3rd Ave. to Huntington Village entrance will be closed to ALL Southbound vehicular traffic

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.

Warner Robins Swimmer Reaches for Olympic Dreams

Mark Weber hopes to make some big waves when he jumps into the pool at the Olympic trials in Omaha.

"I'm just excited to go and see the environment and swim against the best in the country," he says.

The 21-year-old swam for Houston County High School until 2009, then headed south to suit up for the Florida State Seminoles.

He says, "Hard work always pays off. Swimming is an extremely tough sport. As much as it is physically hard, it's mentally difficult. It's really hard to get in a cold pool ay six o'clock in the morning, swim for two hours, then come back and do it again in the afternoon."

This year, that work ethic took his swimming career further than he could have ever imagined.

"If you had told me a few years back that I'd be here, I would have never believed you. It's really exciting and I feel really lucky to have this opportunity."