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Troopers search for suspect after person killed in Catawba Co. hit-and-run

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — Troopers are looking for a vehicle that struck a person on Highway 321 in Catawba County early Monday morning. The person, whose identity has not been released, was killed in the accident. Emergency workers were called to the scene around 7:15 a.m. Troopers said they are looking for a gray 1999 or 2000 Honda Civic with extensive front-end damage and a shattered windshield. Investigators were able to determine the make and model of the ...
Full article at: MyFox 8 WGHO 1 day ago, 7:26am CDT

Man faces 21 charges in shooting of 2 Charlotte officers, 10-year-old girl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man is facing multiple charges after two police officers and a 10-year-old girl were shot Sunday afternoon. Brandon Jamorris Brewer, 27, has been charged with the shootings. Police say a 10-year-old girl was home with a sibling when Brewer knocked on her door then pulled out a shotgun and shot through a window. The 10-year-old has superficial injuries and is accepted to be OK. Police then responded to the neighborhood in reference to a domestic violence call ...
Full article at: MyFox 8 WGHO 1 day ago, 6:59am CDT

Preliminary autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot at least 6 times

The preliminary results of an autopsy that Michael Brown’s family requested are unlikely to settle the dueling narratives that have defined the case from the beginning. Brown was shot at least six times — all to the front of his body, according to the preliminary results. Family attorney Anthony Gray said the independent autopsy, conducted Sunday, found that Brown was shot twice in the head and four times in the right arm. “Already based on this limited information, people belie ...
Full article at: MyFox 8 WGHO 1 day ago, 6:39am CDT

Dollar General outbids Dollar Tree for Family Dollar

The low-price retailer is heating up. Dollar General made an all-cash bid of nearly $10 billion for Family Dollar, topping a deal Dollar Tree made last month. Dollar General is bidding $78.50 per Family Dollar share, to total $9.7 billion. Dollar General said the deal is superior to the $74.50 per share cash and stock offer Dollar Tree made last month. That deal has been valued at $8.5 billion. Efforts to reach Family Dolla ...
Full article at: MyFox 8 WGHO 1 day ago, 6:28am CDT

Search continues for Pakistani suspect accused of stealing from MH370 victims’ bank accounts

HONG KONG — Malaysian police are still searching for a Pakistani national over the alleged theft of money from bank accounts belonging to four people aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, according to Malaysian investigators. “We are still trying to locate this Ali Farran, who last worked as a car mechanic,” Assistant Commissioner Izany Abdul Ghany, from the Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Departm ...
Full article at: MyFox 8 WGHO 1 day ago, 5:57am CDT

Police say shooting that killed NC 2-year-old was retaliation for earlier shooting

WELDON, N.C — Police say that the shooting death of a two-year-old in Weldon earlier this month was in retaliation for another shooting that happened just hours earlier. Dyana Anderson On Friday, four men were charged with murder after Dyana Anderson, 2, who was shot in the face around 12:30 a.m. Aug. 5, at her home on Cedar Street. The shootings also injured the girl’s grandmother. The 54-year-old Catherine Price, was listed in fair condition last week after being shot seven times in her hea ...
Full article at: MyFox 8 WGHO 1 day ago, 5:45am CDT

Woman kicked in the face after climbing into giraffe exhibit

MADISON, Wis. — A California woman was injured after sneaking into a giraffe exhibit at a Wisconisn zoo over the weekend. The incident happened Saturday at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison. Police say Amanda Hall, 24, told them she climbed the fence to the exhibit because she loves giraffes. Wally, a 2-year-old giraffe licked her face, then turned around and kicked Hall in the face. A Zoo curator Jeff says the giraffe was just reacting ...
Full article at: MyFox 8 WGHO 1 day ago, 5:18am CDT

Real ’50 Shades of Grey’ apartment building is red hot

NEW YORK — The “Fifty Shades of Grey” books have made British author E.L. James very rich. They have also made a certain Seattle apartment building red hot. Ever since the trailer for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie came out last month, Erik Mehr’s phone has been ringing a lot. Mehr is the real estate broker for the “Fifty Shades apartment.” Yes, the upscale apartment building in Seattle where fictional billionaire Christian Grey lives — and does lot ...
Full article at: MyFox 8 WGHO 1 day ago, 4:58am CDT

Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

Watch Video FERGUSON, Missouri — The chaos in Ferguson has gotten so unruly that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order deploying National Guard troops to the St. Louis suburb. “Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and women of the Missouri National Guard … in restoring peace and order to this community, ...
Full article at: MyFox 8 WGHO 1 day ago, 4:42am CDT

FOX8 discusses Wyndham Championship with Bobby Long

The Wyndham Championship is 75 years old – the 6th longest non-major tournament on the PGA tour. But the streak almost ended a few years ago. It was really struggling. FOX8 sat down with Bobby Long, the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation Board of Direc ...
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