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  • Don’t let aching joints get you down: finger & wrist pain

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Pain in the wrist, hand and/or fingers is quite common. Tendinitis is actually one of the main culprits for finger and wrist pain. Pain from tendinitis often occurs with movement of the joints. New mothers, daycare workers and any other caregivers for infants or small children are especially susceptible to developing tendinitis because of stress on the wrist resulting from lifting a baby frequently. Fortunately, in most cases, tendinitis can be resolved through cortisone injections. Basal […]

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    Woman says God, aliens told her to break into Carowinds amusement park

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A couple is accused of breaking into Carowinds amusement park because because God and aliens told them to go there. WSOC reported that Francis Greene and Jason Lee were arrested Friday after a security guard found their truck in the parking lot. Carowinds is closed for the off-season. An 8-year-old boy was reportedly found alone in the truck. The couple allegedly returned to the truck 20 minutes after leaving it. Greene faces charges of child neglect, filing […]

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    WATCH: Baby sees mom for first time after getting special glasses

    Most newborns look up and see their mommy for the first time just after they are born. But for little Louise, that special moment came later. Louise has albinism, a defect that causes discoloration in the skin, hair and eyes. Severe cases can lead to vision problems. This is the first time Louise tried on special glasses to allow her to see. Watch what she does when she sees her mom for the first time.

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    Court docs: Couple put meth in boy’s drink, had body burned

    BLUFFTON, Ind. — An Indiana couple is accused in the death of a 3-year-old boy. Zachary Barnes, 30, and Breanna Arnold, 21, have been charged with neglecting a dependent resulting in death, neglecting a dependent, abusing a corpse, obstructing justice and altering the scene of a death, FOX59 reported. Arnold’s son, 3-year-old Owen Collins, was reported missing last week. A body was found in a wooded area Sunday presumed to be the boy. According to court documents, Arnold, Barnes and […]

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    Multi-vehicle wreck in Guilford Co. on Burlington Road

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Drivers should avoid Burlington Road near Sedalia Road in Guilford County where an accident occurred Friday morning. Three cars are possibly involved and reportedly one person is entrapped. Emergency workers are on the scene. Developing…

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    Attorney: Man did not intentionally kill estranged wife’s boyfriend

    TROUTMAN, N.C. — The attorney for the man accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife’s long-term boyfriend said he did not mean to do it. Court documents reveal new details to what happened the night of the murder. Jeffrey Gillespie was led into court Thursday morning with his hands and feet in shackles. Next to him was his attorney from Charlotte, who said he did not intentionally kill Bobby Swedlund, 25. Read more: WSOC

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    2 teens killed in NC train accident identified

    SMITHFIELD, N.C. — Smithfield police are trying to determine why two teenage boys were on railroad tracks when they were hit and killed by an Amtrak train. The accident happened just before 2 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Shelter Way and North Brightleaf Boulevard near downtown Smithfield. The victims were identified as 17-year-old Robert Naughton and 18-year-old Alan Peedin, both of Selma. Both attended Smithfield-Selma High School. An Amtrak spokesperson said the train was on its daily route from […]

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    Police seize $1.1M worth of pot plants from NC home

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person was arrested Thursday after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police seized nearly 740 marijuana plants with a street value of $1.1 million, according to a news release from the police department. Authorities also found about $100,000 to $150,000 in growing equipment inside a home in the 1400 block of Lundy Lane, near Freedom Drive. Quang Minh Cao was arrested after a month-long investigation following a complaint about drugs at the home. He was charged with manufacturing marijuana, trafficking marijuana, […]

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    Former firefighter, son save woman and baby from burning home

    DALLAS, N.C. — A mother and her 2-month-old son escaped from a burning home Thursday thanks to the quick actions of two neighbors. Joseph Lay said he and his father, who is a former firefighter, were returning home from work when they noticed heavy smoke coming from the home on North Street in Dallas. “I said, ‘Oh, Lord the house is on fire,’” Lay said. “My father and I kicked in the door in and I could see the flames in […]

  • Lexington City Schools helping kids get into college

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Each year thousands of students in the Piedmont graduate from high school. And while the majority of them would like to go on to college, for many that’s not a possibility. Their families can’t afford it so the students don’t even consider it. But a program in the Lexington City School System is changing that by teaching students to see their potential. As FOX8’s Cindy Farmer tells us, it’s a great example of what’s right with our […]

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    High Point sweepstakes robbed

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police are investigating an armed robbery on the north side of the city. Police were called to the 311 Sweepstakes, located at 3000 N. Main St., at about 7:45 p.m. No one was injured in the robbery and officers are in the early stages of their investigation.

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    Bill Gates tricks Jimmy Fallon into drinking poop water

    NEW YORK — Bill Gates says a new plant that can turn human feces into clean drinking water can save a huge number of lives. He stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday and discussed the Janicki Omniprocessor, a machine that turns sewage into clean drinking water, electricity and ash. He then tricked Jimmy Fallon into drinking some of the “poop water.”

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