Risk of Storms, Beachwood Cell Phone Ban, Tiger Woods Not Top Paid Athlete

Even as a front meanders across the region it will remain muggy. The best risk of storms today will be farther inland. This system will be slow to move out so we kept rain and storms in play through Thursday. It will turn noticeably less humid - but not until Thursday night.

Texting and most other uses of hand-held mobile devices, including talking on a cell phone, have been banned in the city of Beachwood. The new law takes effect today, Wednesday, July 18. The new law, passed by Beachwood City Council, makes violations a primary offense - meaning drivers can be stopped and cited when observed using handheld devices. "Drivers can easily be distracted by cell phone use, texting, emailing, GPS navigation or other such diversions," said Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden. "Taking your eyes off the road at just the wrong moment can cause one to run a red light, veer from a lane or fail to notice a stopped vehicle. The consequences can be deadly." "To keep our motorists and their passengers safe, we are doing what we can to crack down on distracted driving," he added.

Tiger Woods has been dethroned as the world's best-paid athlete according to Sports Illustrated's Fortunate 50 ranking of the top-paid U.S. athletes. This year's rankings mark the first time Woods did not top the list since the Fortunate 50 was first published in 2004. The rankings totaled salary, winnings, bonuses, endorsements and appearance fees. Woods was knocked off by boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who earned $85 million.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager