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    School bus collides with car in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A school bus collided with a car Friday morning. The accident occurred at Air Harbor Road and Netfield Road at about 7:15 a.m.. The 23 students from Jesse Wharton Elementary School were transferred to another bus. Officials said there was at least one injury but no additional information was available.

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    James Holmes’ parents speak out for first time since Aurora theater shooting

    DENVER, Colo. — For the first time since their son went on a killing spree by killing 12 people inside an Aurora movie theater on July 20, 2012, the parents of James Holmes have spoken out. In a letter to the Denver Post, Robert and Arlene Holmes say their son “is not a monster. He is a human being gripped by a severe mental illness” who should be spared from the death penalty. The Holmeses also wrote “we have spent […]

  • Grant extends STEM learning

    Most of us use our cellphones every day. And we probably don’t stop to think that in some ways stem education is responsible for developing our phones. Now one company that provides cell service is giving back to schools and students. As FOX8’s Cindy Farmer tells us, it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

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    911 dispatchers reward man who called over 4,000 times

    SALT LAKE CITY — Frustrated police officers tracked down a man who called 911 over 4,000 times in one week, but the man they caught wasn’t what they expected. Emergency dispatcher Kari Bueno told KSL, “We found out it was somebody with a disability who was just trying to listen to music. There was no intent to call 911.” David VanBibber, 30, has a mental disability. His family says he functions on the level of an 8-year-old. VanBibber was given an […]

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    Baby has ‘worst disease you’ve never heard of’

    LINCOLN, Calif. — A baby girl in California has a rare skin condition that makes her nearly untouchable. “This is the worst disease you’ve never heard of,” her mother, Kirsti Kinkle, told KCRA. “A clothing tag or rough fabric, or even me picking her up under her arm can cause blisters… There is no skin-to-skin contact.” Baby Kiira was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. The Kinkles have to wrap a soft blanket around 2-month-old Kiira to simply pick her up. They […]

  • Gold’s Gym’s ‘Trayning Day’

    With 2014 coming to a close, you know what time it is… Time to make those dreaded New Year’s resolutions. Near the top of the list is getting in shape and losing weight. Well FOX8 has discovered “Trayning Day” and it’s led by Gold’s Gym fitness instructor Tray Thomas. He’s even using social media to help his clients stay on track.

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    Robin Williams’ son opens up about lingering emotions of losing his father

    Robin Williams’ son Zak has opened up about the lingering emotions of losing his father earlier this year. “I miss him all the time,” Zak told People in this week’s cover story. Speaking for himself and his siblings, he added, “There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think about our dad.” Zak, along with several other loved ones, spoke with People about Williams’ lasting impact and his legacy of compassion and generosity. Marlo Thomas worked with Williams […]

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    Woman charged in Surry County meth investigation

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A woman is in custody following a methamphetamine bust in Surry County. Melissa Atkins Meredith, 39, of Dobson, faces several drug charges as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The Surry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Meredith after an investigation into methamphetamine sales in the Dobson area. Officers uncovered methamphetamine purchases from Meredith at her residence in the 100 block of King Fisher Way. Prior to her arrest, narcotics officers searched Meredith’s residence […]

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    Family Christmas stolen from NC military family

    WILLOW SPRING, N.C. — A North Carolina military family is heartbroken after thieves stole Christmas presents from right out under their tree. The Ramanna family’s home in Willow Spring was burglarized Monday afternoon while they were away. The thieves ransacked the home, tearing apart drawers and swiping electronics including a family computer, iPads and a video camera. It’s what can’t be replaced that has Jennifer Ramanna devastated. Her husband’s shadowbox containing military coins and a replica pistol is now missing. Read […]

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    Flu forces NC school to begin Christmas Break early

    CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. — A Cleveland County school is starting Christmas Break early because nearly one-third of its students have the flu. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy officials told Channel 9’s partners at The Shelby Star that 300 students are out sick. The school canceled classes Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, at least one North Carolina hospital has implemented visitor restrictions to stop the spread of the flu. A Fayetteville hospital is banning children under 12 and limiting emergency department patients. Read […]

  • Today at 5:00: The dangers of vacant homes

    You may have heard how a man in Winston-Salem died earlier this morning in a boarded up home. You’ll really want to join us today at five because we’re going to show you how this illustrates a big issue. What’s being done to address this problem of so many vacant homes in a way to keep your neighborhood more attractive and safe. There’s a good chance you know someone who wears dentures.  At five we’ll tell you why you may […]

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    Driver charged following dump truck crash in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A dump truck overturned and spilled fuel and gravel Thursday morning at Church and Davis streets in Burlington. Parker Junious Bradsher, 49, of Mebane, was operating a 2007 Kenworth commercial dump truck traveling northeast on U.S. 70/South Church Street. Bradsher lost control of the vehicle causing the load of gravel he was hauling to shift, which caused the dump truck to overturn onto its side. The dump truck traveled approximately 109 feet on its side into the parking […]

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