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Stephanie Ando joined the Fox 8 news team in December 2013.

Stephanie comes to the Piedmont Triad from KBTX-TV in Bryan/College Station. She covered a vast range of stories during her time reporting in Central Texas, including everything from Johnny Manziel’s rise to fame and the West, TX fertilizer plant explosion. Before that, Stephanie worked behind the scenes on the assignments desk at KHOU-TV in Houston.

Stephanie graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in broadcast journalism. While in Los Angeles, Stephanie balanced her time reporting for USC’s Annenberg television and radio news stations, and interning at CNBC and E! News.

Stephanie loves getting to know new people and places, so contact her via email, Facebook or Twitter and tell her what’s going on in your community.

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    Forsyth County DA announces plan to run for Attorney General

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill announced plans to run for North Carolina Attorney General Monday. A press conference was held at the Forsyth County Courthouse Monday afternoon. O’Neill was joined by his wife, children, several local sheriffs and members of law enforcement for the announcement. O’Neill has spent 20 years as a prosecutor in Forsyth County. He has been District Attorney since 2009. Several other candidates have also announced plans to run for Attorney General, including […]

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    Investigation underway after man with gunshot wound crashes into utility pole in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A crime scene investigation is underway after a man with a gunshot wound crashed into a utility pole on East Market Street in Greensboro early Thursday morning. Police said the crash happened around 3 a.m. near Holts Chapel Road, just east of downtown. The victim, Michael Lovett, 35, is in critical condition at the hospital. According to police, the evidence from the scene suggests that the driver may have been shot prior to the crash. Dispatch received […]

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    Greensboro man charged after killing dog, neighbors outraged

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man is facing felony charges after deputies say he shot and killed a dog. The incident happened Tuesday on Lewey Drive. Deputies say 22-year-old Prophet Xavier Robinson shot his roommate’s dog. Deputies say Robinson gave investigators several different explanations for why he shot the animal. However, neighbors say there is no excuse for animal cruelty. “I am very heartbroken because I have a German Shepherd. It’s just awful. It just breaks my heart because animals […]

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    Burlington pasta pass winner who became online sensation at it again

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington man became an online sensation last year after he ate Olive Garden for three meals a day, every day, for seven weeks. Alan Martin was one of the winners of Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Bowl Pass promotion. That same promotion kicked off this week, and this time, Martin’s whole family is involved. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando has more on the Martin’s plans to use their Family Pasta Pass.

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    Pedestrian in serious condition after hit-and-run in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police in Burlington are investigating a hit-and-run that sent a pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries Sunday night. Johnathan Lee Gaddy, 20, of Burlington, was found lying on the side of the roadway in the 3100 block of Maple Avenue at 10:18 p.m. Police say a red older model SUV struck Gaddy as he was walking along the side of the road. The vehicle was last seen headed south on Maple Avenue. Gaddy was taken to […]

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    Rainy weather turning Triad into breeding ground for mosquitoes

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Piedmont Triad got a brief break from the rain this week. Because of the soggy conditions, many areas have become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Pest control companies have been busy as a result. “When it is this wet outside. A lot of insects, not only mosquitoes, their lives have been disrupted and they want to become a part of ours. They come out of the ground and out of the wood work and we get an […]

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    Bingham Park sitting on contaminated soil

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Plans to make much-needed improvements to Bingham Park in east Greensboro are on hold after environmental testing uncovered contamination in the soil. It turns out the land was the site of a waste incinerator for more than 30 years. The incinerator was moved in the 1950s, but soil tests still show elevated levels of lead. As a result, plans to add things like a new playground, trails and a basketball court have been postponed. “There’s no immediate […]

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    Triad Veterans Stand Down event held in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 11th annual Triad Veterans Stand Down event was held at Westover Church Friday to help veterans facing homelessness. Organizers estimate 200 veterans attended the event. “There’s no excuse for it. There’s no excuse for any veteran to be homeless, so that’s why we’re here today. To try to decrease those numbers,” said Shanna Reece, executive director of the Servant Center and co-chair of the Stand Down committee. “Guilford County has come a long way to getting […]

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    Greensboro, local nonprofits using unserved cafeteria food to feed children in need

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Every day, leftover food is thrown away at school cafeterias across the Piedmont Triad. Now, the City of Greensboro and the Out of the Garden Project nonprofit are working to make sure that food no longer goes to waste. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, they’ve teamed up to launch the Food Reclamation Initiative. The goal is to reclaim unserved food from 12 school cafeterias every afternoon, repackage it in accordance with […]

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    Local property managers help end veteran homelessness

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro and Winston-Salem are working to end veteran homelessness by the end of the year as part of the National Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Officials in Greensboro say they will reach that goal if they can get a little more help from the community. So far, seven local property management companies have signed up to house homeless veterans. Once veterans are placed in a home, they receive case management and support through various veterans organizations. […]

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    Davidson County gets first Quick Response Vehicle

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – A new quick response vehicle, or QRV, in Davidson County aims to get people the medical help they need faster. The vehicle is an SUV operated by a paramedic and equipped with the same tools as an ambulance. The difference is it cannot transport patients to the hospital. Davidson County is trying out the QRV for a year as part of a pilot program in Denton. “We have one ambulance that covers the southern end of […]

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    High Point to discuss $400k grant to revitalize vacant properties

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The City of High Point is one of nine cities in North Carolina that received a $400,000 EPA Brownfield Grant to revitalize vacant or underused properties. Now, City officials are inviting the public to the first meeting to showcase the selected properties. Qualifying properties must be located within the core city and have either a real or perceived contamination issue. City staff have identified 15-17 qualifying properties so far. The grant money will be used over […]


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