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  • 6-year-old Ethan Dean gets his dream job

    6-year-old boy’s wish of becoming a garbage collector is granted

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A boy’s wish of being a garbage man has come true. 6-year-old Ethan Dean has suffered from cystic fibrosis since birth, and approached the Make-A-Wish Foundation with the wish of becoming a trash collector, according to KCRA. “I want to be a garbage man when I grow up,” he said. “It’s awesome!” On Tuesday, his wish was granted. Ethan was presented with a giant green garbage truck, complete with his name on the side, and a special uniform to wear as […]

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    Back to School: Preparing Kids to be on their Own

    Starting college and moving out of their parents’ home is a transitional landmark in every teen’s life. While most teens are excited to live independently because of the freedom it brings, it also comes with a lot of responsibility. As parents, you can start preparing your children gradually, so they aren’t overwhelmed when they move out. To help your child start out on the right foot, it’s important to make sure they are prepared in these areas: Keeping a schedule […]

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    Georgia mom records daughter’s beating on Facebook

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — “You wanna try me, right?” So begins the live Facebook broadcast of a mother beating and berating her 16-year-old daughter in their Savannah, Georgia, home. The teen sobs as her mother slaps her all over her body and hits her with what appears to be a plastic object. The mother accuses her daughter of embarrassing her by posting sexy photos of herself on Facebook and having sex in their home. “That s— cute? You’re 16 right? You’re […]

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    Florida mom drowns trying to protect her son

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida mother died Sunday afternoon after trying to save her son from rip currents, CBS 47 reports. Upon rescue crew’s arrival to Huguenot Park, authorities found 45-year-old Penny Guy-Smith lying face down on a boogie board – her child holding on. “The current can get anyone, experienced or non-experienced. Great shape or not. Mother Nature controls what happens in the water,” said Brian Stafford, supervisor for Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Ocean Rescue, according to CBS […]

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    Shoney’s to offer free meals to law enforcement on Wednesday

    Law enforcement officials can get a free meal at Shoney’s on Wednesday. Shoney’s official Twitter page unveiled the deal earlier this week, stating that law enforcement can claim their meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner. “Shoney’s appreciates those who strive every day to keep our communities safe. We’re saying thank you by offering all members of law enforcement a FREE meal on the house,” the chain’s official website said. They only ask that officials show up in uniform or with proper […]

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    1 suspect arrested after resident scares off 2 alleged burglars with shotgun in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — One suspect has been arrested after a resident scared off two alleged burglars with a shotgun on Monday at a Guilford County home. David Lee Vance, 27, of High Point, is charged with attempted robbery with a firearm and felony breaking and entering. Guilford County deputies said officers were called to a home in the 7800 block of Sutter Road on Monday in reference to the incident. Deputies said two suspects approached the home at about […]

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    When a child finds their forever family

    You’re about to see what happens when one of the children we show you each week finds their forever family. Jasmine Spencer tells us the family decided to adopt after seeing the Forever Family segment right here on FOX8.

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    Traffic backed up on I-85 South in Guilford County after rollover wreck

    Update: All lanes have reopened and traffic is flowing normally. GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – Traffic is backed up on southbound Interstate 85 after an accident. The accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. just south of the I-85/I-85 Business split. A camper rolled over in the accident. Guilford County EMS and fire responded and told FOX8 no injuries were reported. The following detour is advised by NCDOT: Take Exit 118 to I-85 Business South. Continue on I-85 Business South then exit […]

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    Homicide investigation underway after body found in Greensboro creek

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police in Greensboro are investigating after a body was found in a creek on Monday afternoon. On Tuesday, Greensboro police Public Information Officer Susan Danielsen said preliminary autopsy results from the state Medical Examiner’s Office indicate that the man whose body was found in the creek died as a result of a homicide. Police said the body was found in a creek by the 1900 block of Fairview Street by somebody who called 911 at about 3 p.m. […]

  • Suspects on right: David E. Eisenhauer and Natalie Marie Keepers face charges in connection to the death of 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell (pictured left).

    Former VT students indicted after girl’s body found in Surry County; Eisenhauer faces new charge

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. — The former Virginia Tech student accused of killing a 13-year-old girl and dumping her body in Surry County is now facing a new charge, according to WDBJ. David Eisenhauer was charged Tuesday with concealing a body. A grand jury also indicted Eisenhauer on Tuesday for kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell in January. Natalie Keepers, also a former VT student, was indicted by the grand jury on charges of being an accessory before […]

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    Watch Donald Trump’s entire speech from VFW event in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke in Charlotte Monday morning at the Charlotte Convention Center. He addressed veterans at the VFW National Convention. Watch  the entire speech in the video player above.

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    4-year-old’s prosthetic leg stolen at beach; family asks for help

    The family is begging the thief to return the leg, no questions asked.

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