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  1. About half of Americans have plans to watch the eclipse on Monday

    08.20 / 01:44 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    About half of Americans (51%) have plans to watch the eclipse of the sun happening across the United States on August 21, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS. That figure climbs to 60% among those who live in states touched by the “zone of totality,” where the moon will completely block the sun’s light in the middle of Monday’s solar spectacle. The survey was conducted in early August, and among those who already had plans in place, most…
  2. After 72 years, USS Indianapolis discovered 18,000 feet below Pacific surface

    08.20 / 00:46 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    It’s been 72 years since the USS Indianapolis went missing after a Japanese submarine torpedoed it in the final days of World War II. Friday, a team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the cruiser’s wreckage on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 18,000 feet below the surface. The discovery brings a measure of closure to one of most tragic maritime disasters in US naval history. “To be able to honor the brave men of the…
  3. President Trump applauds Boston protesters for ‘speaking out against bigotry and hate’

    08.19 / 23:46 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    BOSTON — President Donald Trump tweeted his support for the Boston Police Department’s handling of a self-described free speech rally and counterprotest march that brought thousands to the city’s downtown Saturday, adding that he applauded “the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate.” “Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston,” Trump tweeted about two hours after the largely peaceful rally and march there…
  4. Feeling lucky? There’s a $535M Powerball drawing tonight

    08.19 / 22:43 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Here’s a bit of good news: There’s a half-billion dollar lottery prize up for grabs. The drawing for the massive, $535 million Powerball jackpot takes place at 10:59 p.m. ET. The grand prize could rank as the 8th richest U.S. lottery jackpot of all time. The current Powerball prize pool has been growing since June 10 — meaning there have been 20 straight drawings with no winner. Powerball has always been a tough ticket to win, but it became even…
  5. 27 arrested as thousands march in Boston in protest of ‘free speech’ rally

    08.19 / 22:43 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    BOSTON — Thousands of counterdemonstrators marched Saturday in downtown Boston in a largely peaceful response to a self-described free speech rally that had sparked concerns of possible violence. The march and rally came one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. There were no major incidents reported Saturday in Boston, but police said 27 were arrested — mostly for disorderly conduct and assaults on police officers.…
  6. North Carolina House reveals first redistricting draft

    08.19 / 21:38 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Saturday afternoon, North Carolina House Republicans pushed their rough draft of new NCGA districts out for public review. This comes after the Supreme Court found 28 districts, 19 in the House and 9 in the Senate, were racially gerrymandered for political gain. A panel of three judges ruled lawmakers had to come back September 1st with new maps. With this new proposal, nearly all the districts in North Carolina have been redrawn. The proposal includes four areas…
  7. Second officer dies in Florida police shooting, suspect charged with murder

    08.19 / 20:37 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A second Florida police officer has died from wounds he suffered in a shooting Friday night, Kissimmee police said on its Facebook page. Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard died Saturday afternoon, a day after Officer Matthew Baxter died at the scene of a shooting in the central Florida city near Orlando. Earlier, Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said Everett Glenn Miller, 45, had been charged with first-degree murder in Baxter’s killing. The officers…
  8. Man accused of riding in golf cart with two explosive devices in Rockingham County

    08.19 / 19:35 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    WENTWORTH, N.C. — A man was arrested after Rockingham County deputies said he was found riding in a golf cart with a minor and two explosive devises. Terry Michael Martin faces two counts of felony possession of a weapon of mass destruction, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. Deputies pulled over the golf cart on US 220 in the area of Piedmont Stone at about 4 a.m. Saturday, according to Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page. Deputies [&#…
  9. Police arrest at least 8 people who appear to have been counter-protesters at the Boston ‘Free Speech’ rally

    08.19 / 18:39 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    BOSTON — Thousands of counterdemonstrators marched peacefully Saturday morning in downtown Boston in response to a self-described free speech rally that has sparked concerns of possible violence. The march and rally come one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. A Facebook page purportedly linked to the Boston rally has sought to distance itself from last weekend’s white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville. Counterprotester…
  10. American, Canadian, Italians named as victims in Barcelona attack

    08.19 / 18:39 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Details of the victims of twin terror attacks in Spain are slowly emerging, with an American, three Italians and a Canadian among those identified as among the dead. Citizens from at least 34 countries are among the 14 dead and more than 120 injured in the attacks in Barcelona and the coastal town of Cambrils, according to officials. Jared Tucker of California was among the 13 people killed in Barcelona, his father Dan Tucker told KGO. Jared, 43, was on…
  11. Air ball! Nobody’s buying expensive sneakers

    08.19 / 17:40 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    LeBron James and Steph Curry aren’t doing a good job selling pricey sneakers. Neither is Michael Jordan, for that matter. And that’s terrible news for Nike, Under Armour and Adidas. Foot Locker, which sells shoes from all three of the kings of kicks, reported disastrous results on Friday morning. Earnings and sales badly missed Wall Street’s forecasts. “Sales of some recent top styles fell well short of our expectations,” Foot Locker CEO Richard Johnson said…
  12. New Confederate monuments are going up and these are the people behind them

    08.19 / 16:36 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Since 2007, John Culpepper had been anticipating this moment: the unveiling of a statue to the common Confederate soldier in his hometown of Chickamauga, Georgia. In November of last year, three days before Donald Trump won the presidency, it became a reality. Culpepper founded the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the self-described historic honor society that’s been keeping the Confederate legacy alive for more than a century. Culpepper greeted visitors with smiles…
  13. Counter-protesters begin marching ahead of self-described free speech rally in Boston

    08.19 / 16:36 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    BOSTON — Counterdemonstrators marched Saturday morning in downtown Boston in response to a self-described free speech rally that has sparked concerns of possible violence. The march and rally come one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. A Facebook page purportedly linked to the Boston rally has sought to distance itself from last weekend’s white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville. Counterprotester Heather Heyer, 32, was…
  14. President Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors

    08.19 / 15:36 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced Saturday morning. “The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year’s activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” a statement from the White House read. Each year, the Kennedy Center honors individuals for their influence in the arts. This year, honorees…
  15. Police looking for NC elementary school teacher accused of sexually assaulting boys

    08.19 / 15:36 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities are looking for a North Carolina elementary school teacher accused of inappropriately touching several young boys. The Charlotte Observer reported that police have obtained 26 warrants for 29-year-old Taji Brown’s arrest, including 13 counts each of indecent liberties with a child and indecent liberties with a student. The suspect has been suspended with pay from his job as a fifth-grade teacher at Billingsville Elementary School in Charlotte. Brown is a…
  16. What will the weather be like for the eclipse?

    08.19 / 14:36 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    It’s probably the most anticipated weather forecast in recent memory. Millions of people across the United States are eagerly tuning in to their local meteorologists or refreshing their favorite apps, all hoping for the same thing: clear skies overhead Monday for the total solar eclipse. By now you have probably heard about the Eclipse of the Century, the first total eclipse to occur in the United States since 1979 and the first to cross from coast to coast in 99…
  17. Possible explosive devices found in Rockingham County after golf cart pulled over

    08.19 / 14:36 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – Authorities in Rockingham County are investigating after possible explosive devices were found in a golf cart with a man and a child. Deputies pulled over the golf cart on US 220 at about 4 a.m. Saturday, according to Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page. Several firearms were found and two objects suspected to be explosive devices, according to Sgt. Kevin Suthard with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office. The bomb squad is on the scene. Residents in the […
  18. Duke University removes Robert E. Lee statue from the school’s Duke Chapel entrance

    08.19 / 14:36 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University has removed the Robert E. Lee statue from the school’s Duke Chapel entrance. Duke University President Vincent E. Price made the announcement in an email sent to students, faculty, staff and alumni on Saturday morning. “The statue will be preserved so that students can study Duke’s complex past and take part in a more inclusive future,” Price said in the email, which was also published on Duke’s website. Price said he authorized the removal after […]…
  19. Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 1

    08.19 / 03:49 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Page at Davie County Dudley at Carver Smith at Northwest Guilford Glenn at Ledford North Davidson at Mount Tabor Southeast Guilford at Andrews Western Alamance at Southern Alamance  Asheboro at Randleman Reynolds at Southwest Guilford Morehead at Western Guilford Walkertown at Lexington High Point Central at Parkland Eastern Alamance at Graham Cummings at Williams East Davidson at Providence …
  20. Burlington police renew focus on getting help to people with mental health issues

    08.19 / 02:51 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police have had a renewed focus this year on de-escalation training and getting help to those with mental health issues. “If we recognize that person’s in crisis, we back up, we slow down,” said Sergeant Shelly Katkowski, a training officer with the Burlington Police Department. “Diffuse that situation without using force, that’s our goal.” Since January, officers have taken classes like Verbal Judo which focuses on things like body language a…