TV series on case of Pazuzu Algarad airs Aug. 27

A true crime documentary series set in Clemmons will premiere on the Viceland cable channel later this month.

“The Devil You Know,” a five-episode series about the case of Pazuzu Algarad — an avowed demon worshiper accused in two murders — will make its debut at 10 p.m. Aug. 27.

The show will feature interviews with local journalists, including Winston-Salem Journal reporter Michael Hewlett, as well as authorities, friends and neighbors of Algarad and people who were close to his victims.

Viceland describes the series as its “first foray into serialized true crime storytelling.”

Viceland is channel 133 on Spectrum Cable’s digital lineup. It can also be found on DirecTV (channel 271), Dish Network (121) and AT&T U-verse (channel 257), as well as other television services.

Tim Clodfelter

Armed men rob store, fire shots into air

Two armed men robbed the Adams Market at 3800 Northampton Drive on Monday afternoon in Winston-Salem, authorities said.

The men, armed with handguns, entered the business shortly before 2:30 p.m., police said, and stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Witnesses saw the men get into a white Toyota Camry, which left the scene traveling north on Northampton Drive, police said.

The men then fired a couple shots into the air when they saw that they were being followed by the store’s employees, police said. No injuries were reported.

Detectives are investigating the robbery.

Anyone with information about the robbery can call Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

John Hinton

Governor signs order on firearm safety

GREENSBORO — Gov. Roy Cooper has signed an executive directive to have its top law enforcement agency train local law enforcement agencies on threat assessment and to improve the quality of information that the state provides for background checks for firearm purchases.

Cooper announced the changes on Monday at a school safety summit in Greensboro. He says in a news release that an inventory by the State Bureau of Investigation last year found over 284,000 instances of criminal convictions that weren’t reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

The order directs the SBI to continue to identify gaps in reporting criminal convictions. It also directs the SBI to provide behavioral threat assessment training to local law enforcement agencies.

The directive also includes orders on suicide and firearms storage.

The Associated Press

Refunds for canceled Willie Nelson concert

NEW YORK — Willie Nelson has canceled his tour because of a breathing problem.

Nelson, 86, apologized on Twitter late Wednesday, writing “I need to have my doctor check out.” Nelson had just finished performing with Alison Krauss in Toledo, Ohio, and he was next scheduled to appear Friday in Grand Rapids, Mich.

He wrote, “I’ll be back.”

Nelson was supposed to perform Aug. 17 at the Greensboro Coliseum with Krauss.

Ticketholders can get refunds from wherever they bought their tickets. Online Ticketmaster orders will be automatically refunded to the purchaser.

For those who bought tickets at the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office, refunds became available starting Monday.

Nelson was to perform at the Farm Aid concert with John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Bonnie Raitt on Sept. 21. His tour was scheduled to end on Nov. 29 in Thackerville, Okla.

Nelson canceled his appearance at the Outlaw Music Festival due to illness last summer. He also was forced to cancel several dates in 2018.

Staff and wire reports

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