Rachel Jordan

Attacks on police might soon be classified as felony ‘hate crimes’ in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (WFXB) – Attacks on police, firefighters and other first responders in North Carolina might soon be classified as felony ‘hate crimes.’ This is just one new rule included in a bill approved by a house committee Wednesday that provides new measures of protection for first responders and their families. House Bill 181 would also provide spouses of first…

Asheville doctor makes rap music video to teach seniors about STD’s

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WFXB) – Talking about sexually-transmitted diseases can be a difficult topic to have with anyone no matter their age, but a doctor in North Carolina is taking a much different approach. Dr. Shannon Dowler takes on the persona of ‘RapDktaD’ in a hip-hop approach to sex education for kids, but now, it is a decidedly different generation she’s…

NC schools pull controversial book from curriculum, ‘Jacob’s New Dress’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WFXB) – Charlotte-Mecklenberg schools are pulling a controversial book from its curriculum after a teacher raised concerns. ‘Jacob’s New Dress’ is book about a little boy who likes to wear girls clothing. The book was to be part of an anti-bullying lesson for first graders during Child Abuse Prevention Month, but not everyone was on board. A concerned…

Woman receives death threats for Nazi-themed anti-Trump billboard

PHOENIX, A.Z. (WFXB) – Artistic expression or an insult to the president? One artist says she is receiving death threats for creating a controversial billboard about President Trump. It’s a bold and controversial billboard in Arizona with President Trump’s face front and center. It has dollar signs mimicking Nazi swastikas, two mushroom clouds, and Mr. Trump wearing a Russian lapel…