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    AP clarifies poorly worded ‘crash lands’ alert referencing plane carrying MH17 bodies

    The Associated Press has clarified a poorly worded news alert that went out Wednesday morning that referenced the Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The news alert stated: “BREAKING: Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.” BREAKING: Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 23, 2014 Several minutes later, the Associated Press clarified the news alert: “CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane […]

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    6 delicious southern summer recipes

    On this Recipe Wednesday, we’re making summer favorites. These easy dishes can be thrown together during the hottest months of the year. Assorted Deviled Eggs Eggs Water ¼ cup mayonnaise 4 teaspoons yellow mustard 2 teaspoons sweet pickle juice Salt and pepper to taste Paprika for garnish To boil your eggs perfectly: Place eggs in the bottom of a saucepan, no layering. Add cold water to 2 inches higher than the eggs. Place the saucepan on the eye and turn the […]

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    Bomb explodes on city bus in Durham

    DURHAM — Police are investigating after a bomb exploded on a public transit bus Tuesday night. Officials were called to the intersection of West Main and Corcoran Streets around 9:35 p.m. after a jug exploded. The bus driver told authorities a man got on the bus with the jug and when he got off, the jug exploded. Police say the container was a “Drano Bomb,” according to WTVD. The driver and a passenger were the only ones on the bus at the […]

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    NC man arrested after leaving 98-year-old mother in hot truck for 5 hours

    MARYLAND — A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland on Monday after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he went into a casino. Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of Raleigh, was charged with vulnerable adult neglect and served with an outstanding warrant after police said his mother was found inside a truck in the parking garage of Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland. According to WNCN, police responded to the parking garage around […]

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    ‘Slender Man’ stabbing victim receives military purple heart

    WAUKESHA, Wis. — A 12-year-old girl stabbed 19 times by classmates last May has received many cards and gifts. But one was quite a surprise. As the girl recovers from her wounds, family members asked the public to send her hearts that were purple, which is her favorite color. On Tuesday, a military Purple Heart award arrived in the mail. Parents said the gift was given anonymously with a card that read, “The only heart I could find – Be strong.” Police say the girl […]

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    Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down in eastern Ukraine

    UKRAINE — Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said. The pilots ejected, the office said. Information on the conditions of the pilots wasn’t immediately available. An air defense system shot down the jets after the pilots completed a task near Dmytrivka, near the Ukraine-Russia border, the military press office said. News of the the jets’ downing comes six days […]

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    Movie based on Charlotte robbery being filmed in NC

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A movie based on a real-life Charlotte robbery will be filming in downtown Asheville next week. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that some driving scenes are expected to be filmed on downtown streets July 30. Street closings will begin July 29. Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig have been in the area since shooting began July 7 for the “Untitled Armored Car Project.” The first scenes were shot in Swannanoa, before the crew went to Waynesville and other locations around […]

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    Facebook selfie of NC woman may identify suspect in fraud case

    ATLANTA — A Facebook “selfie” of a Raleigh woman may lead authorities to the suspect in connection with a fraud case in Atlanta. According to WTVD, it’s a fraud operation that involves a fake company, impersonating the victim and a theft of more than $100,000. Investigators in Atlanta compared surveillance images with selfies found on Facebook of a woman posing in a leopard dress in a mirror and a close up of her wearing sunglasses and bright lipstick. They identified the woman as […]

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    Grandmother records couple having sex on public beach, uses it as evidence

    BRADENTON BEACH, Fla. — A Florida couple was arrested last weekend after a grandmother spotted them having sex on a public beach and recorded it on her cell phone as evidence for police. DISCLAIMER: The video has been censored but still may not be appropriate for all ages. According to WTVT, Jose Caballero and Elissa Alvarez were charged with lewd and lascivious behavior. Police said the alleged crime took place over a long period of time and in front of dozens of […]

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    Armed robbery reported at Quality Inn of Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are looking for two men after an armed robbery was reported at a Quality Inn in Winston-Salem early Wednesday morning. The robbery took place around 1:55 a.m. at the Quality Inn located at 5719 University Parkway. Employees said two men entered the hotel with guns and with their faces concealed. The suspects demanded money from the clerk and after taking the undisclosed amount of money, they confronted a hotel guest in the lobby. After taking items from the […]

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    Cabarrus Co. health officials confirm case of chikungunya

    CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — There’s now a confirmed case of the chikungunya virus in Cabarrus County, the first for the county and 10th in the state. Health officials are warning people to use insect repellent and stay away from standing water because there is no vaccine and no treatment for the mosquito virus. The virus is usually contracted by people who are traveling outside the United States, but now there are two cases in Florida in which the patients contracted […]

  • Mighty Bite fishing lure put to the Deal or Dud test

    If you’re hoping to hook a big fish this summer, there is a product out there that promises to help you do it. FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter put the Mighty Bite lure to the Deal or Dud test.