• This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. (Melissa Brower via CNN)

    Medieval potion kills modern superbug MRSA, scientists say

    LONDON — It might sound like a really old wives’ tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research. The 10th-century “eyesalve” remedy was discovered at the British Library in a leather-bound volume of Bald’s Leechbook, widely considered to be […]

  • High fire risk threatens entire Piedmont Triad

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — By 6 p.m. Tuesday, there were at least five brush fires reported in Winston-Salem alone. However, Forsyth County is not the only area of the Piedmont Triad at risk. The National Weather Service issued alerts for increased fire danger for every county in the Piedmont Triad on Tuesday. These were due to […]

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    US ends Boston Marathon bomb case with grisly photos and testimony

    BOSTON — An 8-year-old boy who once urged people to “stop hurting each other” was literally bown apart by a homemade bomb as he watched the 2013 Boston Marathon with his family, jurors heard Monday. Federal prosecutors rested their case with grisly testimony about how the bomb Dzhokar Tsarnaev placed near the marathon’s finish line […]

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    New details revealed in Piedmont cold case murder from 1980

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The Ronda Blaylock Homicide Task Force was announced today as part of a renewed effort by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and four sheriff’s offices to solve a cold case murder from 1980. Ronda Blaylock, a 14-year-old ninth grader, was found murdered on Friday, Aug. 29, 1980, on a rural road in the Pilot […]

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    Outrage over Jamie Foxx’s Bruce Jenner joke at iHeartRadio Music Awards

    LOS ANGELES — Some viewers of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night took to social media to vent about the opening monologue, saying one controversial joke crossed the line. Musician and actor Jamie Foxx hosted the second annual awards show in Los Angeles. “We got some ground-breaking performances, here too, tonight,” Foxx said. “We […]

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    Woman charged with attempted murder after allegedly cutting fetus from pregnant woman’s womb

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Dynel Lane, a former nurse’s aide accused of stabbing a pregnant Colorado woman, was charged Friday with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, unlawful termination of pregnancy, and other crimes for allegedly cutting a fetus from the womb. Boulder County District Attorney Stanley L. Garnett was unable to file a murder […]

  • Coroner: Baby cut from NC woman showed no ‘signs of life’ outside of womb

    BOULDER, Colo. — An autopsy performed on the 34-week fetus that was cut out of Michelle Wilkins during an attack earlier this month showed no signs of life outside of the womb, the Boulder County Coroner’s Office said Friday. “At this time neither the autopsy or the investigation have provided any evidence that the baby […]

  • Infant and Child Safety: Poison control measures around the house

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Certain medications and substances we commonly keep in our households can quickly become a serious health threat if the wrong hands get ahold of them—infants and children. Some of the most common household substances that result in poisonings include analgesics (pain relievers), sedatives, antihistamines, cosmetics, cleaning substances and alcohols. With children […]

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    Family of dead HPU student refiles lawsuit alleging hazing

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The family of a deceased High Point University student has refiled a lawsuit alleging he died as a result of fraternity hazing, according to The Greensboro News & Record. Robert Eugene Tipton Jr., 22, was found unresponsive in an off-campus apartment on March 26, 2012, and pronounced dead later that day […]

  • Guilford County Schools need additional $26 million in funds

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Schools officials say they need more money to teach kids next school year — $26 million in additional funds than they received for the current school year. In order to get this extra money, the board of commissioners will have to approve it. For the current school year the county […]

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    Facebook gets into nostalgia business

    NEW YORK — Facebook wants to help you relive the past. The social network unveiled a new feature this week that resurfaces old photos, status updates and other things users posted on Facebook. Facebook calls the service “On This Day” because it shows what users posted on a given day one, or two or any […]

  • Guilford County held a walk-through for people, mostly farmers, interested in leasing land at the Guilford County Prison Farm, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Elon, N.C. (JERRY WOLFORD/News & Record)

    13 plots up for lease at Guilford prison farm

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Prospective farmers have until 10 a.m. Monday to submit bids to lease parcels of land at the Guilford County Prison Farm, county staff said at a walk-through Tuesday at the facility. “We want to do a bid process to make it available to as many people as possible, in order to […]