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    Surveillance video shows man robbing woman at gunpoint at Thomasville convenience store

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police are searching for a person responsible for robbing a convenience store clerk at gunpoint last week. The robbery happened at the Express Mart at 705 National Highwayon Oct. 6. The clerk told officers that a black male came in the store, pointed a black handgun at her and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes. The suspect was wearing a black ski mask, black shirt, black gloves, plaid pajama pants and tan shoes. He is described […]

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    Skeletal remains found in Clemmons backyard ID’d

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — The skeletal remains found in the backyard of a home in Clemmons have been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office. The remains were found on Oct. 5 in the backyard of 2749 Knob Hill Drive. The first victim has been identified as 37-year-old Joshua Fredrick Wetzler. The second victim has been identified as 36-year-old Tommy Dean Welch. “I would like to know why,” said Martha Wetzler, Joshua’s mother. “Why? Why they killed either one of these men.” Three people […]

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    Sex offender held on $1 million bond after being arrested in Guilford Co.

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A registered sex offender is facing additional charges after being arrested Oct. 7 in Guilford County. Jason Michael Handy, 41, is charged with three counts of felony indecent liberties with a child and two counts of felony sex offender violations. Deputies say these charges resulted from an investigation into the activities of a juvenile victim. Handy was registered as a Sex Offender in Guilford County due to convictions in 2004 in California, for lewd and lascivious conduct […]

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    Third person charged in connection with human remains found buried in Clemmons backyard

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — A third person has been charged in connection with the deaths of two unidentified bodies discovered in shallow graves Sunday in the backyard of a Clemmons home. A couple was first charged Sunday with murder and accessory after the fact — Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, who lived at the house, along with Algarad’s mother, Cynthia Lawson. Deputies said Tuesday that a third person has been arrested. Krystal Nicole Matlock, 28, of West Fourth Street […]

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    At least five injured in overnight brawl at High Point gas station

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — At least five people were injured after a violent fight broke out overnight at the Wilco Hess gas station on North Main Street in High Point. Police say the brawl started between two groups of people that spurred from an earlier disagreement. Three to four people were transported by EMS and two were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, one with serious stab wounds and another with a broken leg. Police say the man with the broken leg […]

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    Man charged in Forsyth Co. murders was on probation for shooting death in 2010

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — A man charged with murder after skeletal remains of two people were found buried in shallow graves in his backyard Sunday is also on probation for a shooting case back in 2010. Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, both of 2749 Knob Hill Drive in Clemmons, were arrested Sunday after the remains were found. The identities of the victims have not yet been released, but investigators say the deceased did not previously live at the residence. The skeletal […]

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    UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled for missing 2-year-old Sampson County boy

    UPDATE: SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. — An Amber Alert that was issued Friday morning for a 2-year-old boy has been canceled. PREVIOUS STORY: Authorities say the boy was been abducted by a 39-year-old woman. Jeremiah Hughes is a 2-year-old white male, approximately 3 feet tall. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. Jeremiah was last seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt with brown sleeves and picture of a pirate on front; with blue swimming shorts. Officials say Jeremiah was abducted by 39-year-old Alison Naylor Robinson. Robinson is described as a white female, […]

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    Local Marine to speak against sexual abuse at Geneva Convention

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Davidson County native Stephanie Schroeder is an advocate for victims of sexual abuse following the nightmare she suffered after reporting a sexual assault while serving in the military. On Thursday, Schroeder stopped by FOX8 Thursday to talk about her experience and how she is turning her personal tragedy into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help others. Schroeder has been invited to travel to Switzerland in November to speak before the United Nations at the Geneva Convention during the Elimination of Violence […]

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    81-year-old man hit by train in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A pedestrian was hit by an Amtrak passenger train in downtown Greensboro Thursday morning. Police responded to the scene at about 8:40 a.m. at South Elm Street and Smothers Place. Officers say 81-year-old Lane Green was walking at the crossing when he was hit by the passenger train. The man, who appears to be a transient, was conscious and alert when officials arrived. He was then transported to Moses Cone Hospital with minor injuries. The accident is under investigation. […]

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    Your Ebola questions answered

    Thomas Eric Duncan traveled from Liberia to Texas before testing positive for Ebola. The first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. has raised many questions and concerns, which CNN has been responding to on social media using the hashtag #EbolaQandA. You can check out the latest updates on the story at We’ll continue to answer them online and on TV, but here are some of your most frequently asked questions: How long can Ebola live on a surface? In […]

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    Blind man assaulted, robbed at Winston-Salem home

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A blind man was assaulted and robbed at his Winston-Salem home Wednesday afternoon. Police responded to the Sugar Creek Apartments in Winston-Salem at about 4:34 p.m. The 44-year-old victim, who is blind, said he was assaulted by an unknown man. The man also stole several items from the victim. The Winston-Salem Police Department is asking for anyone with any information regarding this incident to please call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.


    Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A 52-year-old man died from his injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in Greensboro Wednesday night. The crash happened around 7:45 p.m. on South Eugene Street near Whittington Street. Nathaniel Whiteside of Greensboro was walking in the area when he was struck by a 2012 Ford Fusion being driven by 73-year-old Emily Dickenson of Greensboro. Whiteside was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he later died from his injuries. Police say impairment and speed are not factors in the crash. […]


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