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    Winter Storm Warning issued in… Hawaii?

    HONOLULU — A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for parts of… Hawaii? Yes, it does actually snow in the Aloha State. The National Weather Service posted a Winter Storm Warning for the Big Island summits through Saturday. Forecasters say an upper level low combined with a surge of deep moisture will result in bursts of heavy snow across the Big Island summits above 11,000 feet through Saturday afternoon. Heavy drifting snow, freezing fog and southerly winds 10-to-20 mph are […]

  • GATLINBURG, TN - NOVEMBER 30:  The remains of a home smolder in the wake of a wildfire November 30, 2016 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the area and over 100 houses and businesses were damaged or destroyed. Drought conditions and high winds helped the fire spread through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

    Gatlinburg fires: 13 dead; some residents allowed to check properties

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — The number of people killed as a direct or indirect result of this week’s wildfires in eastern Tennessee has risen to 13, though emergency crews still have more areas to check, officials said Friday. And for the first time since Monday night’s flames swept through the Gatlinburg area, authorities allowed some residents to get into the charred areas to see their properties and perhaps collect anything they can salvage, Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said at a […]

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    Couple confirmed dead in Tennessee wildfires; 3 sons hospitalized

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Jon and Janet Summers are among the 11 people confirmed dead as a result of the Tennessee wildfires. Their three sons, Branson, Jared and Wesley, are all at the hospital being treated for burns — one is in critical condition. “I am sorry to report that at 4:45 pm CST, the Sevier County Sheriff’s department has reported that the Medical Examiner has confirmed that two of the bodies found in North Chalet Village were Jon and Janet […]

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    State board orders recount of 94,000 Durham County votes

    RALEIGH, N.C. — After a meeting that lasted roughly three hours, the State Board of Elections has ordered a recount of 94,000 votes in Durham County, according to WTVD. The hearing was possibly one of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s last hopes to catch up to Democrat Roy Cooper in the governor’s race. As of Wednesday afternoon, Cooper’s lead had grown to more than 10,000 votes for the first time, past the threshold for McCrory to ask for a recount. McCrory’s […]

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    4 confirmed dead, 45 hospitalized from eastern Tennessee fires

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — A fourth person has been found dead as a result of this week’s wildfires in Sevier County, Tennessee, county Mayor Larry Waters told reporters Wednesday morning. The fourth body was found Wednesday at a burned motel, a different official said at a news conference. Forty-five people were treated at a hospital as a result of the fire, Waters said. FOX8 has two crews at the fires (see the video player above), which started Monday, damaging or destroying more than […]

  • Casey Uhrig captured these drone photos of the tornado damage in Culman, Alabama Wednesday morning.

    Severe weather kills 5 in Alabama, Tennessee

    A suspected tornado that tore through Alabama early Wednesday killed three people and injured at least two others, officials said. Two people also were killed in Tennessee in the band of severe weather that barreled through the Southeast. One storm ripped through Jackson County in northeastern Alabama, causing destruction over a 1.5-mile path, knocking down power lines and mangling mobile homes near the community of Rosalie. “We can’t tell what kind of damage we’ve got (due to the dark),” Jackson […]

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    Greensboro police investigating stabbing of woman

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police are investigating a stabbing where one person was taken to a hospital in Greensboro Wednesday morning. Police were called to a house at 522 Franklin Blvd., near the intersection with Holts Chapel Road. Lt. L. Patterson of the Greensboro Police Department said a woman received possible life-threatening injuries as a result of the stabbing. Her exact condition was not known. Patterson said a possible suspect has been detained. A section of Holts Chapel Road near […]

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    Weight Loss Surgery: Types of Procedures

    The type of weight loss surgery a patient chooses to have needs to be a well-informed, well-thought-out decision based on their individualized needs and goals. Cone Health’s Bariatrics and Wellness Services offers three main types of surgical weight loss: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y, and Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap Band). All operations are performed using minimally invasive techniques, which involves less pain, faster recovery, and improved cosmetic outcomes. At the Surgical Options for Weight Loss informational seminars held at Wesley […]

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    Alabama tornado leaves three dead

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — A tornado that tore through Alabama has killed three people and injured multiple others. It was one of several twisters to touch down as part of a powerful band of storms that passed through the state. Early Wednesday morning, a tornado ripped through Jackson County, which is located at the northeastern tip of Alabama, and touched down shortly after midnight. House damaged in Underwood Mountain area from severe storms — Colbert EMA (@colbertema) November 30, […]

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    Truck driver who hit Tracy Morgan’s limo pleads guilty

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Walmart truck driver who crashed into a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and three others pleaded guilty Tuesday in a New Jersey court. Under the terms of the plea deal, he is not expected to serve jail time. Kevin Roper, 37, entered the plea to second-degree vehicular homicide and four counts of third-degree aggravated assault in Middlesex County Superior Court. Roper was driving a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury when […]

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    Mother of man badly beaten while playing Pokemon Go in Winston-Salem shares his story

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two weeks after being brutally beaten while playing Pokemon Go, a 39-year-old Winston-Salem man remains in the hospital; recently regaining the ability to speak for the first time since the attack. On Monday, Winston-Salem police released surveillance video of the victim – Vincent George Mannino – walking near the 700 block of Liberty Street, moments before being assaulted. In the video, another man can be seen walking behind Mannino, whom police believe may be responsible. While her […]

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    Texas confirms local Zika transmission

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Texas has become the second state in the continental United States to confirm a locally transmitted case of the Zika virus, state and federal health officials said Monday. Lab results confirmed the virus in a non-pregnant female resident of Brownsville last week. She has not traveled to an area where the virus is circulating and has no other known exposure to the virus that would have put her at risk for infection. Health officials said they are […]