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  • Chick-fil-A’s first UK location slated for closure days after opening

    BERKSHIRE, England – Shortly after Chick-fil-A opened its first restaurant in the UK, the location is reportedly set to close amid pressure from gay rights groups over past donations to anti-LGBTQ groups. Amid calls for boycott, shopping center The Oracle decided eight days after Chick-fil-A opened that “the right thing to do” was to let the restaurant’s six-month trial lease expire, The BBC reports. The family-owned business, based in Atlanta, has been criticized in the past for helping fund groups that condemn […]

  • Man with own name tattooed on neck arrested for falsely ID’ing himself

    MATTOON, Ill. – The ink didn’t lie. Mattoon police arrested a 36-year-old Illinois man for giving officers a fake name, despite having his real name tattooed on his neck. Matthew C. Bushman, of Mansfield, had a warrant out for his arrest when officers booked him on Oct. 11 for obstructing justice. A police mugshot shows the “Matty B” tattoo across his throat. Police said they were investigating a forgery when Bushman gave them a false name and date of birth […]

  • Plane found after disappearing near Raleigh-Durham airport

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A plane that disappeared on radar as it was approaching Raleigh-Durham International Airport has been found, according to the airport. At 10:02 a.m., crews found the plane near the Reedy Creek multi-use trail at Umstead State Park, the airport announced at a Monday news conference. The public is asked avoid area until further notice No word on any injuries or the condition of the plane. BREAKING: According to incident command, ground crews have located what they believe […]

  • Teenager charged after man found shot to death in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A teenager faces a murder charge after a man was found dead in Greensboro earlier this month, according to Greensboro police. Yaseen Hassan Barre, 19, of Greensboro, was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree murder, robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia. At about 8 a.m. Oct. 15, police responded to the area of 505 Gillespie Street. At the scene, they found Douglas Wheless, 33, dead in the road after being shot. […]

  • Crews searching for missing plane near Raleigh-Durham airport

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Crews are searching for a plane that disappeared on radar as it was approaching Raleigh-Durham International Airport, according to the airport. At about 7:25 p.m. Sunday, FAA Air Traffic Control told the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority that a small general aviation aircraft headed to the airport was lost in the area of Umstead State Park. William B Umstead State Park will be closed MONDAY, OCT. 21 due to a search and rescue effort. Please see park page for […]

  • NC man to take grandmother on a cruise with $750,000 lottery prize

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. — Jonathan Davis of Hope Mills said he’s going to use part of his $750,000 lottery prize to take his grandmother on a cruise, according to the NC Education Lottery. “She loves being able to get out of the house and explore,” Davis said. “It’s something we can do together as a family.” Davis’ good luck happened Friday morning when he stopped at the 301 Kwik Shop on U.S. 301 North in Parkton to get a Coke. […]

  • Veteran in hospice gets to see his beloved dog one last time

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A veteran living out his finals days was able to see his beloved dog one last time. Albuquerque Animal Welfare shared the emotional story along with photos on their Facebook page. John Vincent was admitted to the Hospice Center at the Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center last week. Since he has no family in the area, he had to surrender his dog Patch to the shelter. “John Vincent may not have much time left,” said […]

  • Fire crews respond as flames engulf outbuilding in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A fire in Winston-Salem drew out emergency crews early Monday morning, according to the Winston-Salem Fire Department. At about 5:31 a.m., firefighters responded to an outbuilding that was engulfed in flame on the 5200 block of Cox Boulevard. Police and fire officials say the fire was out within minutes and caused minimal heat damage to the home beside the outbuilding. No one was reported injured. It is unclear what may have ignited the fire. The fire has […]

  • Man killed in shooting on Pasadena Street in Greensboro; man identified

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man is dead after a shooting overnight in Greensboro, according to police. At about 11:53 p.m. Sunday night, officers responded to an aggravated assault on the 800 block of Pasadena Street. At the scene, police found 36-year-old Antonio Wilson suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital. Wilson later died. Neighbors gathered outside as police investigated the area. Some didn’t know anything happened until police knocked on their doors, asking if anyone heard […]

  • Educator of the Week: Shameeka Wilson

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — FOX8 honors Balfour Elementary School’s Shameeka Wilson. Thank you, Shameeka! If you know of an educator who is worthy of this nomination please fill out the nomination form here. Educator of the Week is sponsored by the North Carolina Education Lottery.

  • 2 people shot in Greensboro on 16th Street

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two people were shot in Greensboro Sunday night, according to Greensboro police. Police were called to 1605 16th St. at 6:50 p.m. A female victim was shot at the scene. Another person walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound. Police said both victims were in stable condition but did not elaborate. No other details are available and there is no suspect information.  

  • Police conducting death investigation in Winston-Salem; man identified

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are conducting a death investigation in Winston-Salem. Police tell FOX8 they were called to 828 Cameron Ave. around 12:30 p.m. A 33-year-old man was found dead in his home. The man has been identified as Erick Demond Eaton. Family members found him Sunday afternoon. The cause of death is unknown at this time. Police are calling the death “suspicious.” Authorities ask that anyone with information regarding this incident, contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 […]

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