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    Thousands still without power after electrical substation fire in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Multiple units responded to a fire reported at an electrical substation Sunday night in Winston-Salem, according to authorities. Four fire units and four officer patrol cars were called to a fire in the 3700 block of High Point Road shortly before 8:30 p.m. As of 5:15 a.m. Monday morning, about 6,100 people in Forsyth County are without power, according to Duke Energy’s website. At one point, about 14,000 people were without power. The outages will likely affect travel […]

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    Alleged drunk driver playing ‘Pokemon Go’ causes car crash

    RUTLAND, Vermont — Police have arrested a man accused of driving drunk while playing Pokemon Go on his smartphone and causing a crash. NECN reported that Nicholas Coccia, 21, has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence after allegedly crashing Sunday morning in Rutland, Vermont. There is no word on any injuries. After crashing at an intersection at about 8 a.m., police said the suspect told them he had been “hunting Pokemon.” Officers said he claims was distracted by his phone and the […]

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    North Carolina police officer finds several thank you notes on patrol car

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A North Carolina police officer recently found several thank you notes posted to his patrol vehicle. The Fayetteville Police Department posted about it last week on Facebook, saying that Officer J. Wall found the notes on his police vehicle. The officer said he came outside and found citizens putting the notes on the car. He said they then prayed together. “This is yet another example of the outpouring of support from the community and we cannot thank the […]

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    Man found shot to death in Alamance County home

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – Authorities are investigating after a man was found shot to death in an Alamance County home early Sunday morning. Larry J. Graves, 64, of Greenwood Drive in Burlington, has been identified as the victim, according to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. Alamance County deputies were called to 2002 Lower Hopedale Road at about 1:30 a.m. in reference to the incident. Arriving officers found the victim had suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was […]

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    Blog: Day 1 of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — FOX8 WGHP is covering the 2016 Republican National Convention which takes place this week in Cleveland. Stay with this FOX8 live blog for the latest details on day 1.

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    Local business giving out free ice cream for National Ice Cream Day

    July is National Ice Cream month and today is National Ice Cream Day. Back in 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July National Ice Cream month. Reagan also designated the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. About nine percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, according to International Dairy Foods Association. Here are some deals and specials in the area for those who love ice cream: Dewey’s Bakery […]

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    Body found in Winston-Salem creek

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police are investigating after a man’s body was found in a Winston-Salem creek on Saturday evening. Officers were called to the 1500 block of Cloverdale Avenue where they found the victim, laying in the creek under Highway 421 southbound near Eden Terrace Drive, according to police. The identity of the victim has not been released. The body has been taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to determine a cause of death. The Criminal Investigation Department responded […]

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    North Carolina discount store closes after reported rat infestation

    WILSON, N.C. – A discount store in North Carolina has closed after evidence surfaced that it may have been infested with rats. The Wilson Times reported that customers were turned away from a Dollar Tree in Wilson earlier this week after the store closed. Two signs were on the door, saying that the business was closed due to “technical issues.” A customer had reportedly complained and state authorities began investigating earlier this month. “Inspectors noted evidence of a rodent infestation with […]

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    Happy National Hot Dog Month! Triad restaurants featured on list of ‘best hot dogs in NC’

    Hot diggity dog! July is National Hot Dog Month. In honor of the month, here’s a look at three Triad restaurants featured on a recent list of the best hot dog joints in the Tar Heel state. Our State Magazine recently published the unranked top 10 list, which included restaurants in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Burlington. Kermit’s Hog Dog House in Winston-Salem, Zack’s Hot Dogs in Burlington and Yum Yum Better Ice Cream in Greensboro were all listed. “Pimento cheese dog. Foot-long. […]

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    Man charged with DWI in Winston-Salem crash that killed another man

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A man faces a DWI charge after police said he ran a red light in Winston-Salem and crashed into a car, killing the driver. Robert Taylor Downey, 50, of Winston-Salem, faces charges in connection to a wreck that killed 63-year-old Clinton Robert Edwards of Cana, Va. Winston-Salem police said the crash happened at the intersection of North Point Boulevard at University Parkway shortly before 10 p.m. Friday. The suspect was driving a 1995 Ford F-150 truck southbound […]

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    Greensboro police identify victim in fatal shooting

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – One man is dead after a shooting in Greensboro on Saturday, according to the Greensboro Police Department. Christopher Stephen Onley, 29, of Greensboro, has been identified as the victim in what police are now investigating as a homicide. Authorities were called to the area of Flint Street and Berryman Street at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in reference to a shooting call. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died. Police have not released any […]

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    Shark bites woman on buttocks

    MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. — A New Jersey woman was bitten on her buttocks by a shark Wednesday at a Florida beach. WFTV reported that it happened to a 42-year-old woman who was swimming in waist-deep water at Melbourne Beach. The shark bit her on the buttocks and hand. She was taken to a hospital, but her condition currently remains unknown.

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