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    Video shows nanny burning two-year-old boy with curling iron

    ***Warning: this video may be considered disturbing***  BALDWIN, N.Y. — A New York nanny is accused of burning a two-year-old boy with a curling iron because she became frustrated with him. Angela Persaud was bathing her son Xander when she noticed burns on his fingers and legs, WABC reports. He told her the burns came from a curling iron. The parent’s then reviewed video from their nanny cam, which showed the nanny pressing the hot curling iron against Xander’s hand […]

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    School official fired for tweet about student’s spelling of ‘tamarrow’

    FREDERICK, Md. — A Maryland school system employee was fired after she tweeted a student about his spelling. On Jan. 5, a student tweeted @FCPSMaryland and said, “close school tammarow PLEASE.” Several hours later, Frederick County Public Schools Social Media Manager Katie Nash tweeted back “but then how would you learn how to spell ‘tomorrow?’ :)” The response instantly prompted backlash as thousands of people retweeted and liked the post, with many students replying to the comment. “As a new employee, I think […]

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    NC kids badly burned while roasting marshmallows

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina siblings were consumed in flames after they attempted to roast marshmallows with rubbing alcohol Saturday afternoon. According to Montrael Williams, he and his siblings were using a lighter, pan and rubbing alcohol to roast the marshmallows when the incident occurred, WRAL reports. “The bottle went flying the other way and then the juice or the alcohol went flying toward my brother and sister and they caught on fire,” Williams said. “I didn’t catch on fire because […]

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    California man returns 100-year overdue library book titled ‘Forty Minutes Late’

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A California library received quite the surprise Friday when someone returned a book that was 100 years overdue. The book, entitled “Forty Minutes Late,” was returned as part of a “forgiveness program” that allows owners to return books with no penalty. “In a neighborhood as old as this you might get a book back five years late, 10 years late, when someone moves or they’re cleaning out a house,” said librarian Darice McKay. In 1917, Phoebe […]

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    Educator of the Week: Beth Harris

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — FOX8 honors West Davidson High School’s Beth Harris. Thank you, Beth! If you know of an educator who is worthy of this nomination please fill out the nomination form here. Educator of the Week is sponsored by the North Carolina Education Lottery.

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    4 charged after shooting incident on I-40 and Clemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Four people were arrested and two others injured in a shooting incident that occurred off of the I-40 Eastbound ramp and Clemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem Sunday afternoon. At 4:39 p.m. Winston-Salem police Officer G. S. Rosales was on patrol on East Clemmonsville Road near the I-40 Eastbound ramp when he heard gunshots and saw a man hanging out the window of a gray Honda, according to a press release. At the same time, police received a call […]

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    Large police presence on Interstate 40 and Clemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Several police vehicles were on the scene of Interstate 40 East and Clemmonsville Road. About 20 cruisers could be seen at the incident as of about 4:50 p.m. Sunday. Officers were searching a vehicle, which was damaged at the front. State troopers were also on the scene. Details about the incident have not been released. Developing… #BREAKING huge response from @cityofwspolice just off of I-40 E and Clemmonsville Road. About 20 cruisers here. @myfox8 — Alex […]

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    Man faces DWI charge after overdosing, crashing vehicle in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – A man who had a drug overdose and crashed into some mailboxes in Greensboro will be charged with driving while impaired. The incident happened at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday on Old Randleman Road and Coltrane Mill Road. Troopers said the driver hit some mailboxes and his vehicle came to a stop in the middle of Old Randleman Road. His passenger was then able to put the car in park. Responding crews administered Narcan on the driver. His […]

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    Silver Alert cancelled for 23-year-old man missing out of Kernersville

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – A Silver Alert that was issued Saturday for a 23-year-old Kernersville man has been cancelled. Travis Lee Blount was found Sunday in Greensboro and is safe, according to authorities.

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    Dogs rescued from hoarder in western NC up for adoption

    WAYNESVILLE, N.C. – Several animals rescued from a massive hoarding operation in western North Carolina are up for adoption, according to WLOS. The dogs are mostly Chihuahua and Dachshund mixes and were removed from a home in Canton in November. They are being cared for by volunteers in Haywood County. Duke’s Animal Haven in Waynesville will start accepting adoption applications on Monday. The organization is asking that people contact them before the event to find out our policies and apply […]

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    Woman shot while sitting near apartment window in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 65-year-old woman in Winston-Salem was injured after being shot in the shoulder while she was sitting near her window. Police said officers were called to an apartment complex at 935 New Hope Lane shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday in reference to the incident. The victim told police that she heard multiple gunshots and then realized she had been struck in her shoulder by a bullet. She said the bullet entered her apartment by going through the […]

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    Two clerks stabbed during attempted robbery in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Two clerks had minor injuries after a man wearing a plastic shopping bag over his head tried to rob a Winston-Salem business with a knife. Officers were called to the Xpress Food Mart at 4408 S. Main St. at about 7 p.m. Saturday in reference to the incident. Police said the suspect entered the store and demanded money with a knife. The suspect stabbed one clerk in both hands and the other on his right hand, police […]