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  • Train derails on way through Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, NC — Greensboro police reported a train derailment that shut down West Gate City Boulevard in both directions early Thursday morning, according to a news release. Only one rail car was derailed while traveling through Greensboro, Norfolk Southern told FOX8. The cars wheels came off the track, but the car did not overturn. Norfolk Southern said they would bring in equipment to lift the car back onto the tracks. Greensboro police had advised drivers to avoid West Gate City […]

  • Parrot swears at firefighter sent to rescue it from roof

    Parrot owner: To bond with her say 'I love you'Firefighter: 'I love you'Jessie the Parrot: 'I love you'Jessie then turned the air blue & flipped the firefighter the bird. Read the story of the potty-mouthed parrot in Cuckoo Hall Lane https://t.co/Th2nlVkOJ8 © @PaulWood1961 pic.twitter.com/XKd4BFJq4h — London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) August 13, 2018 LONDON — A parrot told firefighters to “F*** off” when they tried to rescue it from a roof, according to The Telegraph. After escaping from its nearby home, […]

  • Thousands seek makeup tutorials from woman after her mugshot goes viral

    DALLAS — A Texas woman has thousands of people wanting her makeup tips after her mugshot went viral. Marshala Perkins, 19, of Dallas, was arrested for marijuana possession on Feb. 6, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In April, Perkins’ mugshot was posted to the “Mugshot Baes” Twitter account. But it wasn’t until recently when Perkins’ mugshot went viral. On July 27, Twitter user @proletariatitty quote-tweeted the mugshot, saying, “We need a tutorial! Free her!” We need a tutorial! Free […]

  • Flight from Orlando to Philadelphia diverted to RDU after ‘unknown odor in the cabin’

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A Frontier Airlines flight from Orlando to Philadelphia was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport Wednesday evening due to an odor in the cabin. Multiple passengers requested medical aid, according to WRAL. Frontier Airlines released the following statement: “Flight 1674 operating from Orlando to Philadelphia has landed safely and without incident in Raleigh/Durham with 230 passengers and seven crew. Safety and security of our crew and guests is our number one priority and out of an abundance of […]

  • Dozens of Summit Avenue apartment units condemned after tenants said they are treated like animals

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Summit Avenue Apartments had a 30-day extension to get up to code. When time was up, code enforcement found only one apartment in compliance. Another 41 units were not repaired and still non-compliant with city minimum housing code, according to a news release. An additional three units had violations on the building exterior. Residents recently spoke out against what they called terrible living conditions at Summit Avenue Apartments on Cone Avenue. One man said they are treated like […]

  • Man sentenced to at least 28 years in prison for murder in Reidsville

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — A man has been sentenced to at least 28 years in prison for a 2017 murder in Reidsville, according to a news release from Reidsville police. Michael Ray Hutson was sentenced Tuesday to 336-416 months in prison for second-degree murder, armed robbery and two counts of habitual felon. Terry Wayne Hagwood was found dead on April 4, 2017, in the 500 block of Thomas Street. Investigators determined Hagwood had been shot three times in the head. Hutson […]

  • Missing pregnant mother of 2 in Colorado has North Carolina ties

    FREDERICK, Colo. — The FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation have been brought in to help in the investigation into the disappearance of a pregnant woman and her two young daughters, the Frederick Police Department said Wednesday. Shanann Watts, 34, and her 3- and 4-year-old daughters Bella and Celeste “Cece” have been missing since Monday, KDVR reports. Watts has North Carolina ties, according to WTVD. Watts is from Moore County and attended Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines. The […]

  • How to avoid lackluster lunches this school year

    Kids are heading back to school and after taking the same lunches to school over and over again, they’re ready for something new this school year. Laura Buxenbaum, assistant director of food and nutrition outreach with the Dairy Alliance, stopped by FOX8 to show us how to keep school lunches alive. Ham and Cheese Pops Ingredients 8 ounces 1/3-less fat softened cream cheese 1 tablespoon honey mustard 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons diced ham […]

  • Ramen noodle heist in Georgia

    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — A load of ramen noodles worth nearly six-figures was stolen with the trailer it was hauled in, according to WAGA. Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office are looking for the culprit in five car break-ins, a stolen motorcycle and the nabbed noodles. The 53-foot trailer was parked at a Chevron on Georgia Highway 85 when someone hauled the truck away, including a load of $98,000 in noodles. Deputies believe someone stole the trailer between July 25 […]

  • 2 men who attempted to entice minors online in Piedmont Triad sentenced to prison

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two men who, in separate incidents, attempted to entice minors to engage in sexual activity were sentenced Wednesday, according to a news release from the Department of Justice. Christopher James Wilson, 36, of Cana, Virginia, pleaded guilty on April 9, 2018, to one count of enticement of a minor and one count of attempted enticement of a minor. He was sentenced to 250 months of imprisonment, followed by 20 years of supervised release. When Wilson committed the […]

  • Asheboro bicyclist hit by truck, flown to hospital identified

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — A bicyclist in Asheboro was hit by a truck and flown to a hospital in critical condition Tuesday, according to a news release. At about 7:25 p.m., Asheboro police responded to a collision on Coleridge Road. Police said a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup truck was traveling north on Coleridge Road. Meanwhile, Joel Wilburt Brewer, 19, of Asheboro, was riding a bicycle south and swerving between the northbound and southbound lanes, witnesses told police. The truck hit the […]

  • Funeral services truck stolen from McDonald’s parking lot found in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A stolen Norris Funeral Services truck turned up in Greensboro Tuesday night, according to police in Danville, Virginia. Tuesday morning, a 2008 white 3500 flatbed truck with “Norris Funeral Services” on the doors and a steel burial vault strapped to the back was stolen from a McDonald’s parking lot. Officials said the truck was found a few hours ago in Greensboro. It was abandoned and wasn’t running. They said the vault was still on it pic.twitter.com/c2Axzz042f — […]