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Body found

in cardboard at

recycling facility

Winston-Salem police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at a recycling facility Monday morning.

Officers went to Republic Services cardboard waste facility, 2876 Lowery St., at 7:55 a.m. Monday. Company employees found the body in one of the recycled cardboard loads and notified the police. 

Police have tentatively identified the woman but are not releasing the name until her family is notified. The investigation is active, police said. 

Winston-Salem police did not release a cause of death or say whether it is being investigated as a homicide. 

Anyone who has information about the death is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800. Crime Stoppers may also be contacted via "Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County" on Facebook.

Michael Hewlett

Tractor-trailer

fire closes one

lane of I-74

A fire in the cab of a tractor-trailer forced one lane to close on Interstate 74 near the Interstate 40 interchange Monday around 1 p.m.

Police officers said that one westbound lane of I-74 was closed, and it was not clear how long the closure would last.

The lane was closed between Ridgewood Road and the spot where the westbound ramp of I-74 merges onto I-40 west.

The fire was brought under control and the lanes reopened later in the day.

Wesley Young

Suspect dead,

deputy wounded in

gunfire at traffic stop

NEBO — Authorities say a suspect was killed and a North Carolina deputy wounded during an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop.

A news release from the McDowell County Sheriff's Office said that the shooting happened during a traffic stop early Monday in the Nebo community in western North Carolina.

The sheriff's office said that the deputy exchanged fire with people in the vehicle. One suspect was killed and another was taken into custody, the release said.

The wounded deputy was treated and released from a hospital.

The names of the deputy and the suspects weren't immediately released. The sheriff's office said that the deputy and the suspect who died are both white men.

"Our prayers go out to the family of the deceased, and we are very blessed that our deputy was not more seriously injured during this deadly encounter," Sheriff Ricky Buchanan said in a statement.

The State Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting as part of standard procedure.

Associated Press

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