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 2021-01-23 00:19 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats and a massive military bureaucracy, but also with a challenge that hits closer to home: rooting out racism and extremism ...

 2021-01-23 00:16 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

COVID-19 pandemic could be complicating child protection across N.C....

The TEDI BEAR Children's Advocacy Center in Greenvilleand the Southmountain Children and Family Services of Pamlico and Craven Countiesare reporting lower reports of child abuse and neglect during 2020. The trend, on the surface, seems positive. Howev...

 2021-01-22 23:58 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Wastewater testing can help with COVID-19 trend research...

A flush a day won't keep the doctor away, but it will help scientists with COVID-19 research in Carteret County. The UNC Institute of Marine Science's Dr. Rachel Noble is studying the area's wastewater to search for larger trends related to th...

 2021-01-22 23:54 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8, Schumer says...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over theCapitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after leaving office. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schu...

 2021-01-22 23:54 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Amazon driver says pit bull attacked him while trying to help domestic violence victim...

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (WSYX) — A Fairfield County man is recovering from multiple bite wounds after being attacked by a pit bull this week while trying to help a woman who was screaming for assistance. Hayden Kandel was mauled by a dog in Johnstown, Ohio ...

 2021-01-22 23:51 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

First lady Jill Biden thanks National Guard members with chocolate chip cookies...

WASHINGTON (AP) — New first lady Jill Biden took an unannounced detour to the U. S. Capitol on Friday to deliver baskets of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members, thanking them "for keeping me and my family safe" during President ...

 2021-01-22 23:37 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Detention center understaffed amid positive COVID-19 cases, officials say...

The Onslow County Jail is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. Several detention officers have tested positive, and officials said the jail is now facing staffing shortages. As of Friday, the sheriff's office has confirmed that seven detention office...

 2021-01-22 23:28 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Man pleads guilty to deaths of 36 people in warehouse fire...

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The master tenant of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where 36 people perished when a fire ignited during a 2016 dance party pleaded guilty Friday to the deaths, avoiding a second trial after the first ended in a hung jury. ...

 2021-01-22 23:26 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Military behavioral health program celebrates one year of helping patients...

One year after opening, an intensive outpatient behavioral health program aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point continues to change lives and better equip service members. "Last year, I experienced a mental health crisis that required me to go ...

 2021-01-22 23:22 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend January 22-24, 2021...

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — I'm playing a little catch up this week. It gives me the opportunity to highlight a couple releases that I haven't had space to talk about yet. Our Friend. "Our Friend" is seeing the widest release this weeken...

 2021-01-22 23:16 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Transportation available for COVID-19 vaccine recipients...

Free public transportation is now available to help more people receive COVID-19 vaccines. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Department of Transportation to organize the new program. County public transporta...

 2021-01-22 23:08 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

ENC residents try their luck at Mega Millions jackpot...

Have you gotten a ticket for the Mega Millions drawing? If so, you will have the chance to win the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The jackpot has been rolling since mid-September with no winner, andpeople across eastern North Carolina ar...

 2021-01-22 23:06 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

What economists think of Biden's $1.9T stimulus plan...

The new administration is pushing aggressively to build support for President Joe Biden's $1. 9 trillion stimulus plan. It's been applauded by many economists, but others worry about the massive price tag and whether it will deliver the desired ef...

 2021-01-22 22:41 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Job readiness tips and training available through community college...

People fighting unemployment are being urged to take a different approach when applying for jobs amid a sea of applicants. Employment experts at Craven Community College say job seekers need to stand out when submitting an application, so they should rese...

 2021-01-22 22:15 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

NC panel backs 'guiding principles' on health improvements...

Prominent North Carolina medical, business and nonprofit leaders and state legislators assembled by Gov. Roy Cooper backed several aspirational goals Friday to improve health care coverage. The Democratic governor announced the creation of the North Carol...

 2021-01-22 22:02 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Pfizer to supply 40M COVID-19 shots for poor countries...

Pfizer on Friday committed to supply up to 40 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this year to a World Health Organization-backed effort to get affordable shots to poor and middle-income countries. The deal is a boost to the global program known as COVA...

 2021-01-22 21:41 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Lawmakers respond after National Guard troops briefly ousted from Capitol...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - National Guard troops from across the country were sent to Washington, D. C. over the past few weeks to secure the seat of government following a deadly riot at the U. S. Capitol. As inauguration plans moved forward for President Joe Bi...

 2021-01-22 21:34 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

A year after Wuhan lockdown, a world still deep in crisis...

Nearly a year to the day after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the U. S. , Germany topped 50,000 deaths, an...

 2021-01-22 21:25 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Tillis co-introduces bill to award Capitol Police Officer with Congressional Gold Medal...

A senator from North Carolina is joining the push to honor a police officer who confronted rioters at the U. S. Capitol Building earlier this month. Senator Thom Tillis has co-introduced legislation to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congr...

 2021-01-22 21:17 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

President Joe Biden signs executive order to boost federal minimum wage...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — President Joe Biden wants to boost paychecks across the country and took a step toward that Friday, signing an executive order to boost the federal minimum wage. Caption: (Video: Sinclair Broadcast Group) Putting pen to paper, Bid...

 2021-01-22 21:16 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Biden to seek comprehensive immigration reform in narrowly divided Congress...

As he quickly makes his mark on U. S. immigration policy through executive actions, President Joe Biden has also proposed what would be the most expansive immigration reform package enacted since 1986 if it makes it through Congress—but experts say ...

 2021-01-22 21:08 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

State Rep: Assurances made to reactivate bars' liquor licenses following cancellations...

Following the cancellation of more than 100 bar permits, North Carolina state representative has announced liquor licenses for private bars will be reactivated when the bars can reopen. Representative Tim Moffitt, Chair of the House Committee on Alcohol B...

 2021-01-22 21:06 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Trial ahead, Trump turns to ethics lawyer for his defense...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — Butch Bowers is used to defending public officials in ethics cases. But he's never faced anything quite like this. It's up to Bowers, a South Carolina elections and ethics lawyer, to rise and defend Donald Trump as the...

 2021-01-22 20:30 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years...

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw said Friday that he is retiring from the network after 55 years. Brokaw, author of "The Greatest Generation," was NBC's lead anchor at "Nightly News" and for big events for more than 20...

 2021-01-22 20:06 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

California reports record daily COVID-19 death toll of 764...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reported a one-day record of 764 COVID-19 deaths on Friday but the rate of new infections is falling. The deaths reported by the California Department of Public Health top the previous mark of 708 set on Jan. 8. ...

 2021-01-22 19:42 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Breonna Taylor grand jurors file petition to impeach Kentucky Attorney General...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A petition seeking the impeachment of Kentucky's attorney general was filed Friday by three grand jurors who criticized his handling of an investigation into Breonna Taylor's shooting death by police. The petition's...

 2021-01-22 19:36 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Biden takes on big oil, temporarily suspends fossil fuel drilling on federal lands...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — President Joe Biden temporarily suspended oil and gas drilling on federal lands on his second day in office, prompting fossil fuel lobbyists to argue the move could cost hundreds of thousands of blue-collar jobs....

 2021-01-22 19:33 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83...

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including "Dreamgirls,"; "A Chorus Line," "Follies" and "Miss Saigon," has die...

 2021-01-22 18:51 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Elected officials scale back coronavirus restaurant restrictions amid Biden inauguration...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Overshadowed by the festivities ofPresident Biden's inauguration, many local leaders eased coronavirus restrictions on restaurants this week, citing improved public health conditions and a need to revive depleted local economies. So...

 2021-01-22 18:47 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly...

LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death . than the original strain, the British government's chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though he stres...

 2021-01-22 18:20 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

$1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow sales...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night's drawing after more than four months without a winner thanks to bad luck, poor odds and reduced play partially blamed on the co...

 2021-01-22 17:55 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Twitter suspends Iran top leader's account over Trump threat...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Twitter said on Friday that it had permanently banned an account connected to the office of Iran's supreme leader, shortly after the account posted a photo showing former President Donald Trump playing golf in ...

 2021-01-22 17:47 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Greece to reopen high schools but stay in lockdown...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say high schools will reopen on Feb. 1 for the first time since mid-November, but that nationwide lockdown measures will remain in effect. Education Minister Niki Kerameus on Friday said high schools would...

 2021-01-22 17:40 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Former Make-A-Wish CEO arrested on theft charges...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has been arrested on felony charges misappropriating thousands of dollars from the charity that supports sick children, the group confirmed Friday. Jennifer Woodley, 40, was booked at the Polk Coun...

 2021-01-22 17:29 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

NCDHHS: Over 7,000 news cases, hospitalizations and positive tests continue to improve...

While more than 7,000 new cases of coronavirus have been reported by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, officials said the number of hospitalizations and percentage of positive tests continues to improve. On Friday, 7,436 addition...

 2021-01-22 17:09 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Tennessee mayor lowers flag to half-staff on day of Biden's inauguration...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee mayor has stirred debate for lowering the American flag to half-staff on the day of President Joe Biden's inauguration. The Town of Bruceton is located in Carroll County, Tennessee. On the official Facebook ...

 2021-01-22 16:48 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Fauci: Lack of candor on virus likely cost lives...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci says a lack of candor and facts about the coronavirus pandemic under President Donald Trump "very likely" cost lives because it delayed getting sound scientific advice to the country. "You know, it ver...

 2021-01-22 16:40 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

GOP lawmaker with gun sets off House chamber metal detector...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was blocked from entering the House chamber after setting off a metal detector while apparently carrying a concealed gun. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md. , set off...

 2021-01-22 16:34 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled a proposal Thursday to rebuild an...

 2021-01-22 15:57 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Yellen nomination as Treasury secretary clears committee...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Finance Committee approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation's 78th Treasury secretary on Friday, and supporters said they hoped to get the full Senate to approve it later in the d...

 2021-01-22 15:56 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Reports: Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron dies at 86...

Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron has died at the age of 86, multiple news outlets report. WSB-TV reports Aaron's daughter confirmed the news on Friday. NBC Sports also posted a tweet confirming "Hammerin' Hank Aaron's" passing. Aaron ...

 2021-01-22 15:51 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Free speech-focused social platform uses AI to moderate against hate speech...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - "The hardest part of having a social media platform is moderation and protecting your users," said CloutHub CEO Jeff Brain on The National Desk Friday morning. CloutHub is a "next-generation social network for social, civic ...

 2021-01-22 15:47 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

After Trump setbacks, Kim Jong Un starts over with Biden...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Last year was a disaster for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He helplessly watched his country's already battered economy decay further amid pandemic border closures while brooding over the collapse of made-for-TV summ...

 2021-01-22 15:47 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

NFL giving free Super Bowl tickets to 7,500 health workers...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The NFL announced Friday that 7,500 health care workers vaccinated for the coronavirus will be given free tickets to next month's Super Bowl to be played in Tampa, Florida. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also said in ...

 2021-01-22 15:16 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Schumer: Pelosi will transmit Trump impeachment article Monday...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will transmit Trump impeachment article Monday, triggering trial of former president....

 2021-01-22 14:55 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Rep. Cawthorn meets with troops after thousands were forced out of Capitol grounds...

National Guard troops were let back into the U. S. Capitol complex after being banished to a parking garage for their rest area on Thursday. CNN reports, after protecting the Capitol during the Inauguration, thousands of National Guardsmen were moved into...

 2021-01-22 14:48 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Senate to hold confirmation vote on Biden's Pentagon nominee...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Congresseasily passed legislation required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden's secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns that his retirement occurred inside the seven-year...

 2021-01-22 14:34 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

UK police break up lockdown-flouting wedding with 400 guests...

LONDON (AP) — Police in London said Friday that they have broken up a wedding attended by 400 people — despite a nationwide lockdown that bars households from mixing. The venue was a school whose principal died from the coronavirus last year. ...

 2021-01-22 14:28 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses...

Fortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list of 15,000 hopefuls. With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the corona...

 2021-01-22 14:18 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

First-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons enters into force...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons entered into force on Friday, hailed as a historic step to rid the world of its deadliest weapons but strongly opposed by the world's nuclear-armed nations. The Treaty on the Pro...

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