A large protest camp in North Dakota is now officially declared “cleared” by police. Authorities moved into the area yesterday, arresting nearly three dozen demonstrators who were still holding out there. The camp was in Cannon Bell, ND, near a controversial Dakota Access Pipeline site and had been ordered closed as of Wednesday. Police say the protesters who remained at the camp Thursday were given a last chance to leave before police moved in. However, they say, no one took up the offer.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, F.L. (WFXB) – The 2017 Honda Classic officially kicks off Wednesday, but before the games began, some of the stars of the PGA Tour got a lesson courtesy of an inspirational and talented six year old boy.
Tommy Morrissey, who plays golf with one arm, hosted the ‘One Arm Challenge’ at PGA National. Several professional golfers did their best to play the way Tommy does, using only one arm to putt, chip and drive.
Tommy has been making headlines at PGA Tour events for some years now. He was featured on Ellen at the age of four.
Google Chrome users, beware.
Cyber security experts are cautioning those who use the Google Chrome browser on Windows that there is a scam that could infect your computer with malware.
Chrome users report receiving a message that prompts you to install a certain font. It reads: ‘The ‘HoeflerText font not found.’ If downloaded, the malware could serve incessant ad offers, fraudulent get-rich-quick schemes and tech support scams. More than 40% of internet users opt for Google Chrome.
A young woman’s warning that you can never be too careful while alone in a dark parking lot is going viral.
A 19-year old Michigan woman was leaving the mall late at night when she saw a flannel shirt wrapped around her windshield wiper. She said she felt a little uneasy because there was a running car parked next to her so she wisely did not step outside to take the shirt off. So instead, she drove away and parked in a safe place to remove it.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WFXB) – A new billboard in North Carolina on the side of I-40 West is causing quite the stir.
Its message clearly stating in black and white: “Real men provide, real women appreciate it.” It’s left many in the community outraged, so much so that one group is planning a peaceful protest on Sunday. however, on the other hand, others are saying it’s fairly accurate.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WFXB) – Tensions were running high in downtown Charleston Wednesday as a lecture from Bree Newsome, the woman who notoriously took down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, sparked dueling protests at the College of Charleston.
A protester jumped a barricade and attempted to snatch a Confederate flag away from a man and the incident was caught on live TV.
The Charleston Police Department charged Muhiyidin Moye with disorderly conduct in the incident. Moye is the leader of Black Lives Matter in Charleston.
The South Carolina Secessionist Party showed up to hoist the Confederate flag in protest to Newsome’s actions, but they were heavily outnumbered by those who find the Confederate flag offensive.
Dr. Dalal Akoury of AwareMED visits the studio to talk to Rachel Jordan about the symptoms of hormonal imbalance among men and women.
President Donald Trump has rolled back the Obama administration’s guidelines for schools; they will now no longer be required to ensure transgender students have access to the bathroom of their choice. The move has sparked mixed reactions, with some saying its an attack on the LGBTQ community. Others support the decision, calling it an issue best left to individual states. The White House says it was forced to act on the issue due to a pending Supreme Court case in which a Virginia school district was denying a teen access to the bathroom of his choice.
The jackpot keeps growing for the Powerball lottery.
No one won Saturday’s multi-state drawing, so the top prize for tonight’s Powerball is $403,000,000.
Whoever wins the jackpot can choose to take their winnings either in a lump sum cash payment or in an annuity paid out over 29 years. Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WFXB) – Medical cannabis is one step closer to becoming legal in South Carolina.
House lawmakers passed a medical marijuana bill at a sub-committee Tuesday night. The bill would allow doctors to recommend up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana to their patients who are suffering with health ailments.
Doctors, researchers and residents all testified Tuesday. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Sheriff’s Association spoke against the bill. They said it will increase the burden on law enforcement.