Earthquake Nepal– A new powerful 7.3 earthquake hit Nepal on Tuesday, leveling buildings already damaged by the devastating quake less than three weeks ago. The Tuesday earthquake was centered in a remote area of eastern Nepal, near the border with China. http//www.wxii.com
Deflategate– The NFL has suspended New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady for four games without pay in relation to the “Deflategate” incident in which the team was found to have used deflated footballs for an advantage in the playoffs. The team has been fined $1 million and will forfeit its first-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft and fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft. http://www.myfox8.com
UNCG Offering Free Homes– Instead of tearing down 7 homes on Glenwood Ave, UNCG is making them available to anyone willing to move them. http://www.wxii.com
Fishing at High Rock Lake- Some fishermen at High Rock Lake are catching fish with odd-looking red and brown growths on them. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Red Sore Disease is naturally-occurring and fairly common in freshwater gamefish. Even though the fish look unappetizing, experts said the filets are safe to consume if they are cleaned and cooked properly. http://www.myfox8.com
Extra Shoelace Hole-Have you ever stared at those extra shoelace holes in your running shoes and thought, “What in the world are these for?!” You can now wonder no more. According to a video that has went viral this week it keeps the ankle and heel area nice and snug therefore helps prevent blisters. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/11/extra-shoelace-holes-lace-heel-lock-video_n_7254758.html
Dogs, Tricks and games….oh my– At the Triad Dog Games, you can watch dogs literally jump through hoops and dive into tanks of water as they compete in a variety of events. The Triad Dog Games are this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons.
Olive Garden’s Latest Plan: Breadstick Sandwiches– Olive Garden’s plan to win back customers? Take the breadsticks it’s known for and make sandwiches out of them. Starting June 1, the Chicken Parmigiana and Meatball Sandwiches will begin to be available at locations. http://wishtv.com/ap.olive-gardens’latest-plan-breadstick-sandwiches
Final Season of American Idol– After one of the most dominant runs in television history, American Idol will not return after its 15th season this January, Fox announced Monday. Host Ryan Seacrest – the only on-screen talent that has been with the show since its 2002 debut – and the current judges’ table of Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban will be along for Idol‘s last ride. http://www.rollingstone.com