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    Alabama toddler left alone in car for three hours

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A 14-month-old Alabama toddler is in intensive care after she was left alone in a car for about three hours on Thursday. The girl was discovered by her father around noon when he allegedly forgot the child was in the car, according to WBRC. She was conscious when she was taken to the hospital but is in serious condition. “As adults, as parents, we’ve got to slow down, get focused a little bit more and try to make […]

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    NC mom arrested for assaulting elementary school principal, assistant principal

    FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — A North Carolina mom is facing charges after she assaulted the principal and assistant principal at an elementary school on Wednesday. 38-year-old Christina Bonnett allegedly became violent after she didn’t receive answers from Herbert Akins Elementary School officials regarding the custody of her children. Authorities say officers attempted to calm the suspect down and she physically assaulted one the officers as well, according to WNCN. Bonnett is charged with two counts of assault on a school employee, assault […]

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    Stuff the Bus 2016 campaign

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — The Stuff the Bus 2016 campaign has kicked off and FOX8 teamed up with the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and Thomas Built Buses to make sure kids have all the school supplies they need for the upcoming school year. “I’m just so impressed and blown away at what people are coming out and giving,” said Adrienne Smith, education director at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. “Not a pack of pencils, but bookbags, full of […]

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    Oklahoma woman burned from pennies left in car

    MOORE, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman suffered third-degree burns after hot pennies spilled in her vehicle. A cup of sizzling-hot change spilled into the seat of Melissa Sechrist’s SUV last week, KWTV said. The change then came in contact with her leg, causing the burns. She said that the wounds, which she thought would be fixed by applying ice, were diagnosed as being third-degree and needed medical attention. “The doctor actually when she came in and lifted my shorts up,” […]

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    More than 90 water rescues made on NC, SC beaches Thursday

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Beware of rip currents. Authorities say more than 90 people were rescued on North and South Carolina beaches Thursday due to rough water and rip currents. Capt. Jeremy Owens with Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue said 29 water rescues were made on Wrightsville Beach while Carolina Beach reported 15 rescues and Myrtle Beach more than 50, WECT reports. If caught in a rip current, the National Weather Service suggests that you remain calm, yell for help, stay afloat and do […]

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    Colorado man claiming to be ‘Jesus’ stabs person he believes is ‘the devil’

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado man claiming to be ‘Jesus’ stabbed a man that he believed to be ‘the devil’ Wednesday afternoon. The incident allegedly occurred around 1 p.m. when a man who said he was Jesus Christ stabbed the victim, KKTV reports. “Seems an individual went off and claimed to be Jesus Christ stabbing the victim, claiming he was the devil,” witness Andrew Morgado told KKTV. Authorities detained the suspect and the victim was taken to the hospital […]

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    Burlington police looking for man accused of stealing TV from Walmart

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Police are looking for a man accused of using a baseball bat to steal a large flat-screen TV from a Burlington Walmart. An arrest warrant has been issued for Jarrett Lee Somers for robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to Burlington police. Police responded to the incident shortly before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Walmart at 530 South Graham Hopedale Road. Somers should be considered armed and dangerous, according to Burlington police. He has not been apprehended […]

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    NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte

    The NBA is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of House Bill 2, the league said Thursday. The move comes after state legislators have not changed newly-enacted laws targeted at the LGBT community. The NBA is now focused on the New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center as the host for All-Star Weekend and the All-Star Game on Feb. 19, according to The Vertical. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had threatened to move the All-Star event out of Charlotte unless House Bill […]

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    Hillary Clinton to campaign in Charlotte on Monday, Donald Trump in Charlotte Tuesday

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hillary Clinton will campaign in Charlotte on Monday, according to WSOC. Donald Trump will also be in North Carolina and is expected to campaign in Winston-Salem on Monday. Trump will campaign in Charlotte on Tuesday, a Secret Service source confirmed to FOX8’s Michael Hennessey. No details have been released regarding the times or venues for the campaign events.

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    Former ZeekRewards CEO convicted of federal charges for operating $900 million internet Ponzi scheme

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose announced that a federal jury sitting in Charlotte returned a guilty verdict today against the former CEO of ZeekRewards for operating a $900 million internet Ponzi scheme. Following a three-week trial, the jury convicted Paul Burks, 69, of Lexington, N.C., of wire and mail fraud conspiracy, wire and mail fraud and tax fraud conspiracy, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina. […]

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    North Carolina parents charged after children test positive for meth

    McDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina couple has been charged after their two children tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office. Jesse Jayne Riddle, 29, and Barry Lee Sanders Jr., 32, both of Marion, have both been charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. The couple’s two sons – ages 4 and 6 – tested positive for methamphetamine, according to Detective Lynn Greene of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office. The […]

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    Naked California man arrested for using neighbor’s hot tub

    VENTURA, Calif. — A California man was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly sneaked into another person’s yard to use their hot tub while naked. The suspect said he heard movement in his backyard and when he got out there, 47-year-old Travis Jones was in the hot tub, KABC said. “He asked my husband not to call the police on him. He just kind of leisurely got out and walked down our side yard and went to the neighbor’s house, hopped […]

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