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    Where is the couch potato capital of America?

    Recently, it seems that America’s companies are giving us more reasons to stay inside. You can now get your favorite food delivered to your door through sites like Seamless and eat it in bed while watching every episode of Friends on your computer thanks to Netflix. You don’t even have to make the trek to […]

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    Hot mess: The grossest health concerns of summer

    You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick. “Foodborne pathogens follow an annual cycle, and we tend to see peaks of them, […]

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    Blind swimmer in the fast lane for greatness

    At the age of 15, Tharon Drake’s world was submerged into complete darkness. It all started after a routine swim meet in February 2008. It was late, about 11 p.m., and Tharon began to notice his vision wasn’t quite right. He and his dad, Shawn Drake, wrote it off as post-race exhaustion and went to […]

  • Device reduces hair loss in cancer patients

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Results from a local clinical trial provide a sense of hope for cancer patients. Doctors say, any day now, the FDA could approve a medical device that helps cancer patients keep their hair while undergoing chemotherapy. “I would cry for hours. I didn’t want it to happen,” cancer survivor Melissa Calloway said […]

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    Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: ‘I am sorry for the lives that I have taken’

    BOSTON — [Breaking news update, posted at 2:23 p.m. ET] A judge formally sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Wednesday. “Whenever your name is mentioned, what will be remembered is the evil you did,” Judge George O’Toole told him. “What will be remembered is you murdered and maimed innocent people.” Addressing the […]

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    Amber Alert issued for Tenn. teen spotted in NC Walmart with sex offender

    MARION, N.C. — An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old girl from east Tennessee. Hayleigh Wilson disappeared from her home in Surgoinsville Town, Tenn., Monday night. Tuesday morning someone reported seeing her with Benjamin Shook in a Walmart in Marion, N.C. Shook is wanted in Georgia for failure to register as a sex offender. Wilson […]

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    Winston-Salem care facility downgraded to zero-star rating

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem care facility was downgraded this week from a three-star to a zero-star rating from the NC Division of Health Service Regulation at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Zero stars is the lowest rating a care facility can receive. Any rating below 69.9 points constitutes a zero-star rating. Cornerstone’s rating […]

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    CDC says red eyes at the pool caused by urine, not chlorine

    NEW YORK — As summer begins, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dropping a gross bombshell on swimmers explaining why their eyes burn in the pool. Most swimmers believe that red, stinging eyes in the pool are caused by chlorine. While this isn’t completely false, there’s another disgusting element that creates the burning. […]

  • Deputy sitting next to Wilkes County sergeant when he was shot recounts shootout

    WILKES COUNTY, N.C. – Wilkes County Deputy Sergeant Steven Russell is out of the hospital and back at home after being shot outside Jonesville on Monday. However, without the help of his fellow deputy — who was sitting next to Sergeant Russell when he was hit — he may not have been so lucky. FOX8 […]

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    Former MLB player, current TV analyst killed in possible murder-suicide

    HOUSTON — Former pro baseball player and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton was found dead in a possible murder-suicide in a community outside Houston, police said. Pearland, Texas, police officers on Sunday afternoon responded to a disturbance call between a man and a woman, and when they arrived found the bodies of two adults at […]

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    Amber Alert canceled for three missing children in Gastonia

    Update: Police have canceled the Amber Alert for the three missing children in Gastonia. GASTONIA. N.C. — The Gastonia Police Department is searching for three missing children: Antonie Allen, Jr.,  Ivanna Allen and  Lauren Allen. The children are believed to be with Antoine L. Allen, Sr.   He is described as a 32-year-old black male who is 5-foot-6 and weighs 160 pounds. […]

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    Child’s remains found in mom’s car 10 years after he was last seen

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. — When a Virginia State Police trooper pulled over Tonya Slaton, 44, of Richmond, on Interstate 64 earlier this month, he found a black trash bag in the trunk that contained human remains, according to an affidavit obtained by WTVR. Friday, Virginia State Police confirmed the remains were that of Slaton’s biological son […]