Latest news from Myfox8.com - High Point feed

Latest news from Myfox8.com - High Point feed

  1. Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 8

    10.07 / 12:20 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    West Forsyth at East Forsyth Eastern Alamance at Northern Guilford Northwest Guilford at High Point Central  Grimsley at Ragsdale North Davidson at Thomasville Ledford at Central Davidson Bishop McGuinness at East Surry Glenn at Reagan Smith at Dudley Asheboro at Eastern Guilford East Davidson at Lexington Southeast Guilford at Southern Alamance Bartlett Yancey at Graham Jordan Matthews at Randleman Andrews at Eastern Randolph Cannon School at High Point Christian Western Guilford at P…
  2. Death of teen found in hotel freezer ruled an accident

    10.07 / 00:54 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    CHICAGO — The death of a 19-year-old whose body was found in a walk-in freezer at a hotel near Chicago has been ruled an accident, the Cook County Medical Examiner said Friday. Kenneka Jenkins’ cause of death has been deemed to be hypothermia due to cold exposure, the medical examiner said. Alcohol and topiramate, a medication used to treat epilepsy and migraines that Jenkins was not prescribed but which was found in her system, were “significant contributing factors” in h…
  3. 101-year-old church in Greensboro to hold last service later this year

    10.07 / 00:54 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – A 101-year-old church in Greensboro will hold its last service this year. Members of Florida Street Baptist Church decided to shut down earlier this summer, but the space isn’t going to waste. Back in its heyday, 1,000 parishioners would pack into the church on Sundays. “Chairs in the isles, the choir loft platform was all full, the balcony, it was overflowing,” said Interim Pastor Kevin Kilbreth. Now, when he walks through the sanctuary, things are d…
  4. Thomasville gun store employee explains what bump stocks are and how they work

    10.06 / 23:47 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Sunday’s shooting massacre in Las Vegas has sparked a national conversation on the use of bump stocks. They are add-on devices that make semi-automatic weapons fire more rapidly. Lawmakers and the National Rifle Association are now pushing to see if they are illegal and possibly banning them. However, a lot of people are asking, “what are bump stocks?” SCB Guns and Ammo in Thomasville doesn’t sell bump stocks, but they have answered plenty of questions about them. [̷…
  5. Owners need help tracking down stolen work trucks in Greensboro

    10.06 / 23:47 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two business partners from Monroe say years’ worth of their work was stolen overnight. The men run a business that modifies cars. They were in town to go to Rudy’s Diesel Truck Jam at the Piedmont Dragway. “It’s an event that has just about anything you would want to see the industry,” said Joshua Phifer, owner of JP Performance. “It has taken us six to seven years to get to where we are at now. A lot of […
  6. Addressing asthma hot spots in Cottage Grove community

    10.06 / 23:47 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some of the people who live in the Cottage Grove community in Greensboro say there was a time when they took pride in their neighborhood. “It was just a whole lot better,” Verna Torain said. She has lived in the community for 25 years. She lives in a house, but as president of the Cottage Grove Neighborhood Association, she has seen the decline of housing conditions particularly at Avalon Trace Apartments. “These apartments have been going down [R…
  7. Pumpkin spice scent prompts school evacuation, multiple people taken to the hospital

    10.06 / 23:47 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    BALTIMORE – A pumpkin spice air freshener prompted a school in Baltimore to be evacuated and multiple people were taken to the hospital. The Baltimore Sun reported that it happened at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School on Thursday afternoon. Students and teachers didn’t know what the smell coming from the third floor was. The building was evacuated and firefighters and a Hazmat team was called. Two students and three adults were taken to the hospital for ailing stomachs, according to [&#…
  8. Largest recruitment class in Winston-Salem Fire Department history graduates

    10.06 / 22:57 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Friday morning in Winston-Salem, 38 men and one woman graduated from training and officially became Winston-Salem firefighters. “It was 8 months, it was a very, very big learning curve,” said William Rivers, president of the graduating class. After four year in the Marine Corps, Rivers, a Winston-Salem native, returned home to help care for his mother. After she passed, he found the job he had to be unfulfilling. “Moving equipment, moving product, it just didn’t …
  9. From Georgia to North Carolina to Colorado, people open their doors to Hurricane Irma evacuees

    10.06 / 21:03 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    In the face of one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the Atlantic region, people across the United States started opening their homes to help evacuees. From Georgia to North Carolina to Colorado, people offered up accommodation to the hundreds of thousands forced to abandon their homes as Hurricane Irma approaches. The category 5 storm is currently ploughing through the Caribbean. Based on Irma’s projected path, which includes Florida’s heavily populated eastern coast,…
  10. Las Vegas shooter took 20 cruises, many of them in Europe and the Middle East

    10.06 / 21:03 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    In addition to his frequent forays into casinos and gun shops, Las Vegas strip killer Stephen Paddock took 20 cruises, many of them in Europe and the Middle East, investigators have learned. The cruises included stops at ports in Spain, Italy, Greece, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, according to information provided by a law enforcement source who asked not to be identified because the source was not authorized to share information about the investigation. Paddock’s girlfriend,…
  11. Comedian Ralphie May dead at 45

    10.06 / 21:03 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    LAS VEGAS — Comedian Ralphie May has died at the age of 45, TMZ reports. May died at a private residence in Las Vegas Friday morning, according to TMZ. The comedian had been battling pneumonia for six weeks and died of cardiac arrest. May’s stand-up comedy career took off after he finished second on “Last Comic Standing” in 2003. Since then he’s had several televised comedy specials — mostly on Netflix and Comedy Central — and continued touring,…
  12. Muslim woman running for Raleigh city council has campaign sign vandalized with racial slur

    10.06 / 21:03 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A racial slur, a swastika sign, and the word “Trump” were spray painted on a sign for a 26-year-old Muslim woman running for the Raleigh City Council. WTVD reported that Zainab Baloch is one of the seven candidates running for two at-large seats on Raleigh’s council. “The vulgar language that was used was very traumatizing; it was hurtful,” she said. “(I was) very disheartened at the hateful rhetoric that was on our camping sign. I…
  13. Body of missing US service member recovered in Niger

    10.06 / 19:41 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    The body of a US service member who went missing following a deadly ambush Wednesday in southwest Niger has been recovered, multiple US officials told CNN Friday. The discovery of the missing US service member in a remote area of the northwestern African country by Nigerien troops comes nearly 48 hours after he was first discovered to be missing in the wake of the attack. The recovery of the missing US service member raised the number of US troops killed…
  14. Man gets prison for killing dog he says put ‘hex on him,’ was high on meth at the time

    10.06 / 19:41 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    LANCASTER, Pa. – A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to time in prison after authorities said he killed a dog that he believed “put a hex on him.” WHTM reported that Joseph W. Elliott, 29, of Elizabethtown, pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing the dog and also stealing a car in separate incidents. The suspect fatally stabbed the dog while he was high on methamphetamine, according to police. Officers found the dog dead in the bathroom of his apartment in April. Elliott [̷…
  15. 6-year-old involuntarily committed to mental hospital, mother speaks out

    10.06 / 19:14 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida mom says she is outraged after her 6-year-old son was involuntarily committed to a mental hospital for 72 hours, WJAX-TV reports. A school administrator at Wayman Academy of the Arts said the boy was throwing book bags and punching walls before being committed to the mental hospital. The boy’s mom, who did not want to be identified, told WJAX-TV her son is too young to be locked up in a mental hospital. However, under Florida’s Baker …
  16. Elementary school not allowing Halloween costumes, will hold ‘Crazy Sock Day’ instead

    10.06 / 19:14 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    BEAVERTON, Oregon — An elementary school in Oregon is not allowing Halloween costumes during the school day this year. Scholls Heights Elementary in Beaverton sent an email Wednesday afternoon stating kids will not be allowed to dress up until they leave the school building. Principal Monique Singleton wrote in the email that the decision was made after “we heard appreciation and support from many families last year when we canceled the Costume Parade because they finally felt …
  17. Netflix is raising its prices

    10.06 / 19:14 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Netflix is squeezing a bit more out of its customers. The company is raising the prices on its standard and premium streaming subscription services. The standard service, which allows customers to stream shows and movies in HD on up to two screens at once, is now priced at $10.99 monthly, up from $9.99. The premium service, which provides viewing on up to four screens (plus ultra HD content access), is $13.99, up from $11.99. The basic service, which enables Netflix…
  18. Video allegedly shows woman repeatedly kicking puppy in elevator

    10.06 / 19:14 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Warning: Video contains disturbing images AVENTURA, Fla. — A Florida woman faces animal cruelty charges after video appears to show her repeatedly kicking a puppy inside an elevator, according to the Miami Herald. The incident happened on Sept. 20 when 24-year-old Keevonna Wilson cornered the Shih-Tzu, named Chastity, on the elevator at her condominium and began to attack the dog. Wilson was arrested on Sept. 28 and Miami-Dade Animal Services removed the dog from the home. According…
  19. NC Zoo holds special day to celebrate the senses

    10.06 / 19:14 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    ASHEBORO, N.C. — There’s always so much to see at the North Carolina Zoo. But, two-year-old Ellie discovered you can also learn a lot about animals with your other senses — like touch and hearing. That’s why the zoo organized a new event called Celebrating the Senses. To open the zoo up to a lot more people to make it a little more inclusive, we realize the zoo has a lot of wonderful animals to see, but we don’t take…
  20. Trump administration deals major blow to Obamacare birth control mandate

    10.06 / 15:54 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    In a blow to Obamacare’s controversial contraceptive mandate, employers may now have more leeway to withhold birth control coverage on religious grounds, according to new rules issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Friday. The rules would let a broad range of employers — including nonprofits, private firms and publicly traded companies — stop offering free contraceptives through their health insurance plans if they have a “sincerely held…