Winston-Salem police warning of thieves targeting the elderly while posing as city employees

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police are issuing a warning about criminals posing as city employees to gain access to the homes of elderly citizens. Police say on Monday, there were three incidents where the suspects targeted three elderly people at their homes on Randall Street, South Avalon Road and Greenwich Drive, all within a couple of hours. “It upsets me because, ...

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Rapper Lil Cray, who is facing charges, uses courtroom for video shoot

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland judge has caused a stir by allowing a local rapper to use his courtroom to shoot part of a music video – even as that rapper is facing serious criminal charges, according to WJW. The shoot took place in the courtroom of Judge Michael Ryan at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center. He told WJW’s I-Team that his ...

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Steward School uses MLK holiday as ‘Day On’

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — While most area schools enjoyed a holiday break on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the students, teachers and staff at The Steward School participated in “At Your Service,” in partnership with leaders from local service-oriented, non-profit organizations. “We can discuss Dr. King,” said Head of School Dan Frank.  “We can reflect on not only his legacy, ...

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Lawyers challenge law allowing Dominion to keep customer refunds until 2022

RICHMOND, Va. — Two former Virginia Attorneys General are teaming up to fight a Virginia law which allows the state’s two power companies to freeze their rates and not be required to give customers refunds if the companies earn too much for several years. The legislation was passed by the General Assembly in 2015 (SB 1349) and signed by Governor ...

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Beaufort High School Voices Going To Presidential Inauguration

Ever wondered what it’d take to get a seat at the presidential inauguration? For 33 students at Beaufort High School, their tickets are their voices. The Beaufort High School Voices will be competing in the Presidential Inaugural Choral Festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday and with that, witnessing Donald Trump become the 45th president of the United States. “As a ...

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FBI Investigating Threats to Jewish Centers

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities say they’re investigating threats to Jewish centers nationwide. A brief FBI statement Wednesday says it and the Justice Department’s civil-rights division are investigating “possible civil rights violations in connection with threats.” The statement from the agency’s Washington headquarters doesn’t characterize the threats. But the Anti-Defamation League the same day issued a statement citing “a series ...

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Indiana bill could block Carmel’s vacation rental crackdown

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) — As Carmel targets vacation rentals, companies and state lawmakers are fighting back. Over the past year, renting out homes has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Carmel community, Airbnb said. Despite the boost, the city said Wednesday it’s cracking down. “Your house, your rules,” Carmel resident Reshawn Bitts said. “I don’t see what’s wrong with ...

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Waka Flocka Wipes His Butt With a Fan’s Donald Trump Jersey

Note to music fans: Leave the Donald Trump merchandise at home — unless you want your favorite artist’s butt residue all over it. During a concert in Athens, Georgia, rapper Waka Flocka Flame took notice of an audience member’s Trump jersey and requested — or rather demanded — for it to be handed over. The “O Let’s Do It” artist ...

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Key players in Iran nuke deal aim message at Trump: It works

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations, the European Union and key players in the Iran nuclear agreement are delivering a united message aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump: The deal is working and must be maintained to keep Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. Speaker after speaker at a U.N. Security Council meeting Wednesday on implementation of the deal ...

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Jennifer Lopez and Drake Have Luxurious Date Night with Rosé, Steak and King Crab

Jennifer Lopez and Drake are redefining date-night goals. On Tuesday night, the rumored couple headed to hotspot Catch LA for a “private” dinner on the restaurant’s terrace. Though they arrived at the Los Angeles restaurant separately, Lopez, 47, and Drake, 30, “sat very close to each other and were all laughs and smiles” once they settled into their table, says an ...

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Oklahoma Family’s Decades-Long Search for Missing Mother Ends in Modesto

MODESTO — After nearly 24 years, Brandy Chapman spoke to her mother Wednesday. According to Modesto Police, a man in Sacramento recognized Shelly Jennings from recent news reports of an Oklahoma family searching for their lost mother. Jennings had gotten onto a Greyhound bus to Modesto. When she got off, Modesto Police Officer Jeff Harmon was waiting. Brandy and her mom ...

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Alanis Morissette’s Manager to Plead Guilty in $6.5 Million Embezzlement Case

Isn’t it ironic that the man Alanis Morissette entrusted to handle her business affairs has now admitted to robbing the singer blind? Morissette’s business manager has agreed to plead guilty in a $6.5 million embezzlement case, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday. According to the DoJ, Jonathan Todd Schwartz agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and subscribing to ...

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Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman fall just short of Hall of Fame induction

Hoffman fell just five votes shy of induction The Baseball Writers Association of America voted in three new members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, announced on Wednesday, but Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero will have to wait at least one more year, falling just short of getting inducted into Cooperstown. Hoffman received 327 of 442 total votes on ...

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