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    FOX8 Friday Football kicks off tonight

    It’s that time of year again … football season. The players have been gearing up for weeks, and now it’s time to show off their skills. FOX8’s Kevin Connolly is covering all the action. FOX8 Friday Football kicks off tonight at 10:38 p.m. for its 18th season. You can follow along using the FOX8 Friday Football scoreboard.  

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    Couple planned to make Amish girls slaves

    FOWLER, N.Y. — An upstate couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves. CBS New York reported that Nicole Vaisey admitted she and her boyfriend, Stephen Howells Jr., got the girls to their car with an offer to pet the dog and he shoved the 7-year-old and 12-year-old sisters in, St. Lawrence County Sherriff’s Sgt. Brooks Bigwarfe said. Bigwarfe said she told him they shackled the […]

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    Could you pass the DMV’s driver’s license test? Take our quick test and find out

    We all think we're good, safe drivers. But could you pass the driver's license test? The test questions are more difficult than you may remember.

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    ‘Fire in the Triad’ winner shares recipes for tasty side dishes

    Labor Day is just around the corner and it’s a great time to hold a cookout. The winner of Fire in the Triad cooking competition Chef Tim Thompson stopped by FOX8 to share some recipes for side dishes — just in time for your next cookout. Sweet Potato, Bacon Salad with Red Onions and Currants Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients 2 pounds of Sweet potatoes (peeled, diced and cut into ½ inch cubes and poached till soft) ½ of one red onion […]

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    Nail polish developed in NC could combat date rape

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A new nail polish being created at N.C. State University could thwart sexual assault. “Undercover Colors,” a chemistry startup developed by four undergrads, is creating a nail polish that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs, reported the Triangle Business Journal. A recent Washington Post analysis showed more than 3,900 allegations of forcible sex offenses on college campuses nationwide in 2012, a statistic that rose 50 percent in three years. Fourteen such offenses were reported at N.C. State between […]

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    Parents turn 13-year-old daughter over to authorities after finding nude pics on cell, tablet

    DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A mother in Virginia was shocked at what she recently found on her daughter’s cell phone and tablet, according to WTVR. The parents of the 13-year-old girl discovered she had been sending and receiving naked pictures of other teens using her tablet. The family’s name was not released to protect their identity. The mother said she became aware of the situation when their other child overheard voices in her bedroom around 4 a.m. When the parents confiscated her electronics and started […]

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    Healthy back to school breakfast ideas

    On Friday, Laura Buxenbaum with the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association shared healthy ideas for breakfast as children go back to school. Recipes: www.southeastdairy.org/recipes/creamy-banana-walnut-oatmeal/ Ease: Easy Prep time: 3 minutes Cook time: 3 minutes Yield: 1 serving Ingredients 1 cup fat free skim or 1% lowfat milk 2 packets instant oatmeal 1/2 ripe banana, mashed 1/2 tablespoon chopped walnuts Directions: In a small bowl, combine milk and packets of oatmeal; Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes until steaming […]

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    15 essential back-to-school apps for parents

    For moms, back to school means back to a busy schedule. From helping with homework to getting you kids to all their extracurricular activities, it can be tough to keep up. Your smartphone may be able to help with all that. Here’s a look at some of the best back to school apps for parents. Preschool Apps Rocket Speller Little Speller Little Writer Elementary Apps School A to Z Stack the States Math App Genius Flashcards+ Middle and High School […]

  • Koury employees told to call security, not 911 in emergencies

    During first aid training, instructors teach you that the first thing you should do during a medical emergency is call 911. But FOX8 On Your Side found that’s not what’s happening at some of the largest hotels in the Piedmont Triad. Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter explains what employees are told to do instead.

  • Driver injured in war inspiring others

    Military personnel nearly killed in war call the day they were injured their “alive day.” There’s even an HBO documentary called “Alive Day” where soldiers and Marines share their stories. Liam Dwyer, who will be racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar series at the Virginia International Raceway this weekend, has another reason to celebrate his alive day and that reason is a big part of his future.

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    Incredible time lapse video shows monster storm

    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis resident took an incredible time lapse video of a monster thunderstorm that rolled across his neighborhood Wednesday. “Several reports of 50+ mph wind gust were reported and small hail,” the video’s caption reads.

  • $950K donation to Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind is getting almost $1 million to expand its education center and community services. The donation comes from an organization that calls itself the “Miracles in Sight” eye bank. The $950,000 will be used in Winston-Salem to help those who have low vision or who are blind find jobs and training. The money will also help expand the Industries for the Blind resource center and pay for a rehabilitation bus that’ll travel […]

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