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 2021-08-02 16:27 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Fish, frog and snake 'census' at Air Force base costs taxpayers $1.9 million...

Just how many reptiles, amphibians and fish live on the property of the Edwards Air Force Base in California will be answered by spending up to $1. 9 million on a census. The Department of Defense will fund the grant at the Air Force base, spread over Ker...

 2021-08-02 16:24 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Woman, 58, shot 5 times while answering door, 75 shell casings found...

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU/WICS) — A Champaign, Ill. woman is in stable condition after a suspect or suspects fired at least 75 shots at her home early Monday morning, police said. The shooting happened around 12:26 a. m. when the woman received a knock ...

 2021-08-02 16:20 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Will ENC students, staff have to mask up this fall? That depends on the district...

Some eastern North Carolina students will be required to mask up when class is back in session. The Board of Education for the Craven County School district voted 4-3 to require masks for all staff, students and teachers in kindergarten through 8th grade ...

 2021-08-02 16:17 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

German court sets trial date for former Nazi guard, aged 100...

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has set a trial date for a 100-year-old man who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin during World War II. A sp...

 2021-08-02 16:14 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

BART project cost now up to $6.9 Billion...

A San Francisco Bay Area subway extension originally estimated to cost $4. 7 billion now has a $6. 9 billion price tag and its start date has been pushed back three to four years. The project to extend Bay Area Rapid Transit service through downtown San J...

 2021-08-02 16:10 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

A rise in COVID-19 cases at the US-Mexico border...

WASHINGTON (SBG) —We are monitoring a situation growing more desperate by the day, tens of thousands of migrants making their way to the United States with insufficient resources to help or process them and many of them infected with COVID-19. Along...

 2021-08-02 16:05 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Fultondale high baseball player signs to play college ball despite hardships...

Earlier this year, the city of Fultondale was hit hard by a tornado and so was their high school. Students had to relocate to finish out the school year and so did their baseball team. Those hardships didn't stop one player's dream from coming tru...

 2021-08-02 16:00 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Mom shot in head in front of daughter, 6, dies; may be 'mistaken identity' case police say...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — A 25-year-old mother has died after police say she was shot in the head in front of her 6-year-old daughter while the pair sat inside of a parked car in Fresno, Calif. , police say, and it could be a case of mistaken identity. The...

 2021-08-02 15:57 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Iran records highest number of daily COVID cases in pandemic...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday reported more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country's single-day record so far in the COVID-19 pandemic, state media reported. State TV said health workers registered 37,189 new COVID-19 cases sin...

 2021-08-02 15:26 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

As COVID-19 evolves, tactics to fight it must change, health expert says...

The fast-spreading delta variant is challenging what public health officials understood about COVID-19, forcing them to rethink ways of communicating the threat and combating the virus. According to an internal document, the Centers for Disease Control an...

 2021-08-02 15:01 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

COVID-19 confusion on the rise over mask guidance and third vaccinations...

WASHINGTON (SBG) —On Saturday the state of Florida saw its highest one-day total of new cases since the start of the pandemic, more than 21,683. Some local officials pointing the finger at Governor Ron DeSantis for hampering their ability to impose ...

 2021-08-02 14:48 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Comedian Kathy Griffin says she has lung cancer, will undergo surgery...

(AP) — Actress and comedian Kathy Griffin has revealed that she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer and her doctors are optimistic she "should be up and running around as usual in a month or less. " Griffin took to Instagram and Twitter Mo...

 2021-08-02 14:29 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Ashley Judd walks again long after shattering leg in African rainforest...

Ashley Judd is walking again, nearly six months after shattering her leg deep in a Congolese rainforest. Judd posted a video of herself on Instagram on Sunday walking by herself up a hill in a national park in the Swiss Alps. "My leg and foot worked b...

 2021-08-02 14:19 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Afghans arriving in US report relief and fear after fleeing Taliban...

Afghans who helped the United States during the 20-year war reported mixed emotions after coming to the country to start new lives, according to the leader of a nonprofit group helping with refugee resettlement. Caption: Video: Sinclair Broadcast Group. K...

 2021-08-02 14:17 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard makes history at Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbardfinally got to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. It didn't last long, but it was significant. Hubbard couldn't complete any of her first three lifts on Monday night, ruling her out of medal co...

 2021-08-02 14:03 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Man shot in the back in Jacksonville nightclub...

A man was innured in a nightclub shooting early Sunday morning in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Police said a man was shot in the back at the Orleans House on Lejeune Boulevard. The victim was taken to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, where officials said ...

 2021-08-02 13:56 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

How gymnastics evolved from 'exercising naked'...

TOKYO (AP) — The word gymnastics is derived from the ancient Greek "gymnazein," meaning "to exercise naked. " The sport, now among the Olympics' most beloved events, was born millennia ago, as young men trained for war in the buf...

 2021-08-02 13:39 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Pro-Biden groups to spend $100 million on August ad blitz...

WASHINGTON (AP) — An array of progressive and pro-White House groups plans to spend nearly $100 million to promote President Joe Biden's agenda over the next month to pressure Congress while lawmakers are on their August recess....

 2021-08-02 13:34 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Why is there so much drama in Olympic boxing?...

TOKYO (AP) — When Mourad Aliev sat on the boxing ring apron at the Kokugikan Arena for an hour after his disqualification for head-butting, the French super heavyweight took a metaphorical seat alongside all the boxers who believe they've been g...

 2021-08-02 13:18 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Giant panda gives birth to twin girls in French zoo...

PARIS (AP) — A giant panda on loan to France from China gave birth to two female twin cubs early Monday, a French zoo announced, declaring "they are very lively, pink and plump. " The Beauval Zoo, south of Paris, said the twins were born sho...

 2021-08-02 13:14 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Brazil's Rebeca Andrade tumbles into stardom to hometown funk tune...

She kicked her leg above her head as the beat began and the crowd clapped in rhythm to the Brazilian funk song that helped gymnast Rebeca Andrade steal hearts across her homeland. Andrade has become a superstar since she arrived in Tokyo for the 2020 Olym...

 2021-08-02 13:03 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Trump's kingmaker status faces test in Ohio special election...

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — As soon as it became clear last week that a Texas congressional candidate backed by Donald Trump would be defeated in a special election, the former president's allies quickly shifted their attention to Ohio to ward off a...

 2021-08-02 13:02 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Biden's judges: More diverse and more of them...

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no Supreme Court opening to slow them, President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are putting judges on federal trial and appellate courts at a much faster clip than any of Biden's recent predecessors, including former Presi...

 2021-08-02 12:57 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Jade Carey's long road to the Olympics ends with gold...

TOKYO (AP) — Jade Carey traveled the world for a spot in the Olympics. Germany. Qatar. Azerbaijan. Australia. A lot of long flights. A little bit of jet lag. One unrelenting vision of what could be possible. She wasn't going to let a little thin...

 2021-08-02 12:52 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

NFL decision to play Black national anthem before games faces pushback...

The NFL plans to play "Lift Every Voice and Sing," often referred to as the Black national anthem, before all games in the 2021-2022 season, according to reports, and the move is causing mixed reactions. The change was part of the league's mul...

 2021-08-02 12:46 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Evacuations lifted as progress made against fires in US West...

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation's largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California and another on Hawaii's Big Island. Co...

 2021-08-02 12:18 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Evictions expected to spike as federal moratorium ends...

BOSTON (AP) — Evictions, which have mostly been on pause during the coronavirus pandemic, are expected to ramp up on Monday after the expiration of a federal moratorium as housing courts take up more cases and tenants are locked out of their homes. ...

 2021-08-02 12:01 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Roughly 2,700 pages, Senate unveils $1T infrastructure bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden...

 2021-08-02 11:58 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

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 2021-08-02 11:34 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Official: Belarus sprinter receives Polish humanitarian visa...

TOKYO (AP) — A Polish official says a Belarusian Olympic sprinter has been granted a humanitarian visa. Runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to seek political asylum in Poland after alleging that her team's officials tried to force her to fly ho...

 2021-08-02 11:14 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Death toll triples to more than 300 in recent China flooding...

BEIJING (AP) — More than 300 people died in recent flooding in central China, authorities said Monday, three times the previously announced toll. The Henan provincial government said 302 people died and 50 remain missing. The vast majority of the vi...

 2021-08-02 11:06 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to evacuate at-risk Afghan citizens from Afghanistan as Taliban violence increases ahead there of the U. S. military pullout at the end of the month. The State Department said...

 2021-08-02 11:00 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

As reports of IUD breakage piled up, maker changed label but many women still unaware...

LOS ANGELES (SBG) — As a Spotlight on America investigation first reported earlier this year, a popular form of birth control has caused serious complications for thousands of women. We discovered more than 3,200 women have dealt with breakage of th...

 2021-08-02 10:25 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Canada upsets US women's soccer with 1-0 win...

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Jessie Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute and Canada earned a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States in the Olympic women's soccer competition on Monday. Canada goes on to face the winner of the late ...

 2021-08-02 10:14 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

One dead, 1 injured after shooting outside Soaky Mountain Waterpark...

One person has died and another was injured following a nighttime shooting in the parking area of Soaky Mountain Waterpark in Sevierville, Tenn. , Saturday, July 31. Officers with Sevierville Police Department responded to the waterpark just after 8 p. m....

 2021-08-02 09:12 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Simone Biles will compete in the Olympics balance beam finals...

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles is back. The 2016 Olympic gymnastics champion will return to competition in the balance beam final on Tuesday, a little over a week after stepping away from the meet to focus on her mental health. "We are so excited to ...

 2021-08-02 02:38 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

EXPLAINER: Will NC tenants be evicted when moratorium ends?...

A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year was scheduled to expire Saturday after President Joe Biden's administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September,...

 2021-08-02 00:30 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

LIST: Stores changing mask policies due to new CDC guidelines...

Due to the delta variance surging, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending people vaccinated against COVID-19 start wearing masks indoors again in areas with substantial or high transmission. Citing new information about the abi...

 2021-08-02 00:10 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Community comes together to help students during the annual back-to-school giveaway...

Dozens of children in Eastern North Carolina communities received free backpacks full of school supplies thanks to the Greater Church in Kinston's Annual Back to School giveaway. On Sunday, August 1st, church members gave away free backpacks filled wi...

 2021-08-01 22:42 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

North Dakota man to stand trial in attack that killed 4...

FARGO, N. D. (AP) — It was one of the most gruesome mass killings in North Dakota history; four workers at a business who gathered early one morning for "coffee club" were slain in a matter of minutes. Three were shot and stabbed. The allege...

 2021-08-01 22:33 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Flood watches in US West as mudslides close major interstate...

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Mudslides from heavy rains caused "extreme damage" to a major interstate and left it blocked with piles of boulders and logs, Colorado transportation officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned of more flash floods in t...

 2021-08-01 22:20 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Allianz warns of risk, confirms US Justice Department probe...

The Allianz financial services company is warning that lawsuits brought by U. S. investors against the company could end up having a material impact on its future financial results. The major German company made the disclosure Sunday, noting that it recei...

 2021-08-01 21:55 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available. The Sunshine State...

 2021-08-01 21:29 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

MTV marks 40th anniversary with a new 'Moon Person' design...

MTV is marking its 40th anniversary with a relaunch of its iconic image of an astronaut on the moon, with an MTV flag planted nearby. On Sunday, the media network unveiled a large scale "Moon Person" during a ceremony at NASA's Kennedy Space C...

 2021-08-01 21:18 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Pandemic eviction crisis leads to greater tenant protections...

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — In a mostly empty conference room at a Virginia cultural arts center, Tara Simmons was looking for someone who might help her stave off eviction. Simmons, a 44-year-old home health aide who lives with her two children and tw...

 2021-08-01 21:03 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Oklahoma GOP likens vaccine mandates to persecution of Jews...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Republican Party faced fierce criticism Friday for a Facebook post likening COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi Germany. The post on the party's official Facebook page urged peo...

 2021-08-01 20:17 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

'Jungle Cruise' sails atop box office despite COVID concerns...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite growing concerns over the delta variant, "Jungle Cruise" still drew moviegoers out to theaters during the film's opening weekend to sail atop the North American box office. The Disney film starring Dwayne Johns...

 2021-08-01 19:40 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

US, UK and Israel blame Iran for drone strike; Tehran denies...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Sunday in alleging Iran carried out a fatal drone strike on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, putting further pressure on Tehran as it...

 2021-08-01 19:33 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Suspect arrested for causing a disturbance and setting fires inside a convenience...

Staff members at a Speedway Convenience Store in Lenoir County are cleaning up after a suspect broke into the store and set several items on fire, according to law officials. At 7:10 Sunday morning, deputies with the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office res...

 2021-08-01 19:14 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

DaBaby booted from Lollapalooza after homophobic comments...

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose name is Jonathan Kirk, had been scheduled ...

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