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    Suspected arson threatens homes of several Winston-Salem families

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — What appears to be an intentionally set fire threatened the homes of several families Tuesday night. Tenants of the Salem Crest Apartments in Winston-Salem say around 10:30, firefighters began knocking on their doors. “The fire department’s like, ‘There’s a fire, get out now,’” said Austin Freeman, who witnessed firefighters entering the smoldering […]

  • A young Indianapolis mom died on Nov.10, following a gunshot wound stemming from a home invasion. The woman, identified as Amanda Blackburn, was the wife of Resonate Church pastor Davey Blackburn.

    Men plead not guilty in pastor’s wife murder case

    INDIANAPOLIS — Two men arrested in connection with the Indianapolis murder of a pregnant preacher’s wife pleaded not guilty Tuesday, according to defense attorney Dominic Martin. Larry Taylor, 18, and Jaylen Watson, 21, were charged with murder in the death of Amanda Blackburn, who was shot and killed in a home invasion this month. The […]

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    How to view Google’s awesome Star Wars Easter egg

    NEW YORK — Google “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away,” and you’ll see one of the better jokes that Google has hidden in its search code. Instead of the usual Google list of blue-fonted links against a sterile white background, the search term from the famous opening movie line summons a […]

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    6 Thanksgiving foods that can be dangerous for your pets

    While enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, it’s tough not to share table scraps with our adorable four-footed family members. But some traditional Thanksgiving dishes can be dangerous for dogs and cats. Veterinarian Eva Evans from Pets Best provided a list of foods to avoid giving your pet this holiday: Ham: Pork products can result in vomiting, diarrhea and even pancreatitis, […]

  • Kaleb Pedersen is part of a deaf family. He is the oldest at age 20 and sy he prefers the deaf culture over the hearing world.

    A hearing son in deaf family: ‘I’d rather be deaf’

    SAN FRANCISCO — Meet the Pedersen family: parents Rod and Jamie; and the children: Zane, Jax and Kaleb. They were all born deaf, except Kaleb — who at age 20, is the oldest child. “Obviously, I didn’t choose to be the only hearing one,” Kaleb said on the phone from their home near San Francisco […]

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    Paris terrorist attacks at a glance: Friday’s developments

    PARIS — Three people are now known to have died in the police raid Wednesday on the hideout of suspects in last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the Paris prosecutor’s office said, following the discovery at the site of the body of an unidentified woman. And a key suspect remained at large Friday as EU […]

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    Thomasville dog found covered in fleas, 3 inches of matted hair, recovering in ICU

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A dog that was dumped on a Thomasville street is showing some improvement but still has a long road to recovery. The animal remains in the intensive care unit of a local veterinarian hospital after being found Thursday with more than 3 inches of matted fur. “It’s most likely been like […]

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    No results after deputies search for long-lost missing man on Mount Airy property

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – The Surry County Sheriff’s Office said it has completed searching a piece of Mount Airy property for a long-lost Surry County man and have not had any results. Deputies started searching the property at 190 Palmer Road on Nov. 9 in hopes of finding James “Jimmy” Huff, who disappeared in 2007. […]

  • Joanna Pearson was 410 pounds at her heaviest. She lost weight through of diet and exercise.

    She lost 200 pounds to pursue the ‘heart of a warrior’

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Sitting on a plane and not being able to buckle her seat belt — that was the moment Joanna Pearson decided she would do whatever it took to lose weight. “I had to ask the stewardess for an extender in front of everyone on the plane, I was horribly embarrassed and didn’t […]

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    Star Shower Laser Lights put to the Deal or Dud test

    ARCHDALE, N.C. — Don and Melissa Money love to decorate their house for Christmas. Don said, “Just bringing joy to other people, especially these days, you want more joy in the world.” But their light display requires a lot of work. Could Star Shower Laser Lights be the Santa’s helper for which they are looking? […]

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    After Paris attacks: France and U.S. struggle with Syrian refugee issue

    In the wake of the deadliest violence visited on France since World War II, the United States and its longtime ally are both struggling with how to handle a massive influx of Syrian refugees. Less than a week after terrorists connected to ISIS slaughtered 129 people on the streets of Paris, some GOP governors and […]

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    Expert weighs in on Greensboro policing changes

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — People are discussing police community relations across the country. But in Greensboro, police are now questioning city leaders. Wednesday night, the Greensboro Police Officers Association sent out a statement concerning the city’s decision to stop pulling drivers over for minor vehicle infractions. The policing change was made after a New York Times […]