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  1. Chris Cornell’s wife writes heartfelt tribute: ‘I will fight for you’

    05.25 / 16:04 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Vicky Cornell has shared a letter she wrote to her late husband, rocker Chris Cornell, ahead of his funeral on Friday. “I’m broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies,” she writes in the note obtained by Billboard. “I will think of you every minute of every day and I will fight for you. You were right when you said we are soulmates. It has been said that paths that have…
  2. Plans to keep your children entertained on a road trip

    05.25 / 15:04 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    We’ve all sang our fair share of road trip songs but think about planning some extra activities to keep your kids entertained. Before you leave, fill a backpack with their favorite books or games — and bring plenty of snacks. Planning ahead can reduce the number of fast food stops along the way and save you money. On long trips, everyone can get a little restless — especially our little ones, so make sure you plan your route with scheduled…
  3. Army recruiter pulls couple from smoking car seconds before truck crashes into it

    05.25 / 15:04 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa.  —  Army Staff Sergeant Estevan Azocar said he always joked with his co-workers that he would be the first person to rescue someone in a situation like this. On Monday evening, it actually happened. Azocar, his wife, and young children went to Ohio for a concert. On Monday night around dusk, they were headed home to West Pittston. They were on I-80 eastbound when a car just ahead of them hit a deer. The car managed to […
  4. Fourth-grade teacher pleads guilty to kissing 10-year-old boy

    05.25 / 14:02 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Warning: video includes content that people may find inappropriate BOCA RATON, Fla. — A fourth-grade Florida teacher pleaded guilty to kissing a 10-year-old boy after he and his sister went to his classroom to get gummy bears. A recently released 11-second video shows the boy standing at 28-year-old Brian Kornbluth’s desk before leaning over for a kiss on the lips, WPEC reports. The Somerset Academy charter school teacher was arrested in February after another teacher became …
  5. Creepy clown holding ‘bloody’ machete scares drivers on highway

    05.25 / 13:03 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    AROMAS, Calif. — Drivers received quite the scare on Wednesday when a clown holding a “bloody” machete was seen on a California highway. The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office posted about the sighting on Facebook Wednesday. The post read, in part, “It can be fun to dress up as a clown, right? However, if you do, please don’t stand in the side of Highway 101 at San Juan Rd holding a machete. Larry Tovey, from Gilroy, did this today and startled a …
  6. Former Playboy model who shared body-shaming photo sentenced

    05.25 / 13:03 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    LOS ANGELES — A former Playboy playmate pleaded no contest on Wednesday to misdemeanor invasion of privacy for secretly taking a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and posting it to Snapchat. Dani Mathers, 30, was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to complete 30 hours of graffiti removal service. If the case had gone to trial, the model could have faced up to six months in jail. The 2015 Playmate of the Year was criticized …
  7. Greensboro high school student works with lawmakers to improve education

    05.25 / 12:03 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — French class at Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro allows Abigail Mercer to expand her horizons — but it’s volunteering that keeps her grounded. “Not only does it give back to the community, but it also strengthens your soul a lot,” she said.  “So when you see people you know who are less privileged than you or needs more help, it kind of humbles you and everything like that.” This year she was offered ideas to better …
  8. Hardworking 11-year-old NC boy surprised with lawn mower to start his own business

    05.25 / 12:03 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — An 11-year-old is thanking a local business for surprising him with a gift that will help him start his own business this summer, WTVD reports. “I’m getting older, so I have to find something to do,” Gadson said. “I can’t just sit in the house and play all my life. I have to get outside and do something at least.” The boy loves to fix things and has repaired his dad’s motorcycle and cuts the grass for […]…
  9. Teacher surprises student with cap and gown, bringing him to tears

    05.25 / 12:03 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia high school teacher filmed the emotional moment when she surprised one of her pupils with a cap and gown. A semester before graduation, Jamias Howard, 19, was no longer able to make it to class due to some private problems, WSB reports. He only had a few credits left to complete. That’s when his special education teacher, Kimberly Wimbish, got involved. Every day after school she met Howard at places like the park and even restaurants and tutor…
  10. Father turns son in after finding bomb-making materials

    05.25 / 11:06 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — A father turned his 17-year-old son in after he found bomb-making matrerials in the basement of his home. Tristan Blasius was charged with making bombs after police found him in possession of knives, knuckles, firearms, ammunition and materials to manufacture homemade explosives, KTVI reports. The St. Charles County Bomb Squad said the devices were deemed functional and “designed to throw fragmentation.” Court documents say Blasius had an old…
  11. Deputy, EMTs receives medical treatment for possible heroin overdose

    05.25 / 11:06 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    HARTFORD, Md. — A Maryland sheriff’s deputy and two emergency medical technicians received treatment for possible heroin and fentanyl exposure after responding to a drug overdose. About 11 p.m. Friday, a Harford County sheriff’s deputy got sick as he and EMTs attempted to revive a person who had overdosed on a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, according to Cristie Kahler, spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. EMTs gave the deputy a dose of Narcan, an…
  12. Fall prevention checklist for older adults

    05.25 / 10:09 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    There is a startling statistic that has to do with deadly falls — it kills more elderly adults than all diseases combined. Here are nine tips to prevent falls: Clean up clutter Repair or remove tripping hazards Install grab bars and handrails Avoid wearing loose clothing Light it up Wear shoes Make it nonslip Live on one level Move more carefully Learn more about Certified Senior Advisor Linda Pritchett…
  13. Cleanup efforts underway following possible tornado, storm damage in Triad

    05.25 / 10:09 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    Severe weather has moved east of the FOX8 viewer area, but damage is widespread, especially in Yadkin, Davie and Stokes counties. In Yadkin, the gymnasium and athletic field at Courtney Elementary School sustained heavy damage. Two school buses were also damaged, as well as some mobile classrooms. Officials tell FOX8’s Kim Wynne there were 35 people — 20 staff and 15 students, for an after-school program — at the school when a possible tornado hit at 4:28 p.m. They took…
  14. School yearbook photo of student’s service dog goes viral

    05.25 / 02:48 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — Students at a Virginia high school got a big surprise when they opened their yearbooks this year. “Seeing a picture of a dog caught my eye pretty quickly,” Diana Bloom told Buzzfeed News after her tweet of the photo went viral. “I thought it was so cute.” The photo shows student Andrew Schalk and his service dog Alpha. The 16-year-old junior has type 1 diabetes and Alpha helps alert him when his blood sugar is getting too low or high. [R…
  15. Woman jumps on hood, clings to windshield wiper in attempted carjacking caught on video

    05.25 / 02:48 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    MILWAUKEE — A woman is sharing her harrowing story about an attempted carjacking that happened just south of downtown Milwaukee, according to WITI. Melissa Marian posted on Facebook that she was gassing up her SUV on St. Paul Avenue on Tuesday around 2 p.m. when the suspects, apparently in a stolen vehicle, tried to steal her SUV. Marian jumped on the hood of the SUV to prevent her vehicle from being driven off. After a couple of seconds, the person inside …
  16. Listen: Republican candidate accused of ‘body-slamming’ reporter in Montana

    05.25 / 01:44 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    BOZEMAN, Mont. — One day before Montana’s special election to fill the state’s sole congressional seat, a reporter says he was body-slammed by the Republican candidate. Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs had just asked multimillionaire tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte about the GOP health care plan when he says Gianforte threw him to the ground, breaking his glasses, according to The Guardian. The paper released audio that Jacobs says captured the altercation. Greg Gianforte …
  17. Arrest made in Greensboro house party double shooting

    05.25 / 00:30 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with a double shooting on March 5, according to a news release from Greensboro police. DeShawn Lee Newell, 21, of Greensboro, was charged Wednesday while confined in the Guilford County Jail for a probation violation. Newell is accused of shooting Geonte Johnson, 19, of Greensboro, and Michael Jamal Pierce, 23, of Greensboro, during a house …
  18. Winston-Salem man accused of trafficking heroin in Kernersville

    05.25 / 00:30 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man faces multiple charges following a narcotics investigation, according to a news release from Kernersville police. Lemuel Jermaine Johnson, 37, is charged with level III trafficking heroin by possession, level III trafficking heroin by transporting, level II trafficking heroin by possession, felony maintaining a residence, felony maintaining a vehicle, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine,…
  19. Multiple reports of storm damage in Triad; Tornado Warnings have expired

    05.24 / 23:14 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    All Tornado Warnings for the FOX8 viewing area have expired, according to the National Weather Service. Earlier Tornado Warnings issued for Forsyth, Davie, Yadkin, Surry, Stokes, Patrick (Va.) and Iredell counties have expired. There are multiple reports of damage in the areas affected, including a report of significant damage at Courtney Elementary School in Yadkin County. FOX8 crews are currently gathering more information about storm damage in the Piedmont Triad. Our first look on the…
  20. Tornado Warning in effect for Patrick County; multiple reports of damage in Triad

    05.24 / 22:01 myfox8.com Myfox8.com - High Point
    A Tornado Warning has been issued for Patrick County, Virginia, according to the National Weather Service. The warning for Patrick County is in effect until 6:15 p.m. Earlier Tornado Warnings issued for Forsyth, Davie, Yadkin, Surry, Stokes and Iredell counties have expired. There are multiple reports of damage in the areas affected, including a report of significant damage at Courtney Elementary School in Yadkin County. FOX8 crews are currently gathering more information about storm d…