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NCDOT closing Bryan Boulevard through June

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some drivers may need to take the long way home to and from work for the next two months. The NC Department of Transportation is closing Bryan Boulevard near the Old Oak Ridge Road interchange at midnight Saturday. DOT is closing the road so they can make the final connection to future Interstate 73. Once complete, all the traffic will go through there. While they work, through-traffic will need to take a detour going south around the airport. […]
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Man arrested in raid at Greensboro apartment found not guilty because of mental defect on weapons charges

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A federal judge found a man arrested in Greensboro not guilty by reason of mental defect on federal weapons charges. The attorney for Yasseen Eltahir says Eltahir will now be bound over for a civil hearing to determine the course of his treatment for mental illness. Eltahir was arrested in a raid at the Morehead Apartments on West Market Street in May 2016. Federal court records showed he was in possession of a loaded handgun when he was arrested. They […]
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Training dogs to detect bombs, drugs and cadavers

Sometimes, you just have to take advantage of what nature provides, and for dogs, that advantage is right at the end of their nose. “Their olfactory system is just so superior,” says Eldon Presnell, who trained and worked with dogs for the Greensboro Police Department for 20 years. Presnell is now retired and judges dogs at work, as he did at the National Detector Dog contest in Raleigh. Dogs ran through simulations of bomb, drug and cadaver detections under the […]
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6 arrested in Greensboro robbery conspiracy that led to homicide

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Three Greensboro men and a woman are in custody after an alleged conspiracy to rob a man of his personal property resulted in a fatal shooting, according to a news release from Greensboro police. Another man and woman are facing charges for interfering with the investigation after the homicide. On the night of April 20, Larry Wayne Pratt, 37, was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of his car, which was partially obscured in a wood line […]
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Walgreens ‘Guardian Angel’ Saves…

GREENSBORO, NC — A Greensboro couple credits a Walgreens cashier for stopping a scheme and saving them more than $400.

Sam New has run his family’s machine shop on New St. and N. Church St. in Greensboro for years, and he knows it’s important that bills get paid.

“I was waiting on a customer, and I got the phone call. He (the caller) said he was a representative of Duke Energy,” New said.

The caller somehow knew the amount on New’s last bill, so New said he didn’t doubt the call was legitimate.

“He (the caller) told me because of a glitch in the system, through no fault of my own, they did not have a record of our previous five payments.

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March For Unity On Trump’s 100th Day

GREENSBORO, NC – On President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, people across the nation are holding rallies for unity.

Hundreds are gathering at Center City Park on Saturday to rally for jobs, justice, and clean energy.

According to a release sent to WFMY News 2:

On the 100th day of the Trump administration, Americans will unite in towns, cities and schools from Greensboro to Anchorage to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the rolling back of hard-won protections for the climate; assaults on air, water and land; direct attacks on working families, indigenous peoples, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQIA, women, young people, low-income communities and many more.

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