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FIRST ON 3: Court of Appeals rules NC can't ban internet sweepstakes games
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 11:15am.

A divided state appeals court has struck down North Carolina's ban on video sweepstakes machines, saying it is overbroad and infringes on free speech.

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ONLY ON 3: WPD uses robot to defuse more than bombs
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 11:25pm.

videoA peaceful, safe outcome to a police standoff is not an easy task, but thanks to a recent addition to the Wilmington Police Department, that has become the norm. After the department used its bomb disposal robot in two recent standoffs, we wanted to see how it worked.

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Non-emergency transportation decision on hold in Brunswick County
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 11:06pm.

videoBrunswick County has decided the business of non-emergency medical transportation will have to wait. County commissioner voted tonight to table the issue of providing extended services through the county's emergency management department until an April meeting. But what does that mean for patients and residents until then?

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Now's the time to prepare as severe weather season starts
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 5:35pm.

videoWe've seen far too many reminders recently that severe weather can strike at any time. But even as lead times for tornado warnings have improved greatly, disasters still occur, both across the country and here at home. The problem is not that there's no warning, it's that people are not heeding or often times even hearing the warning, especially at night.

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New law lets sheriff's office seize vehicle involved in chase last week
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 5:33pm.

videoCriminals who run from flashing lights face more punishment than just spending time behind bars. The "Run and You're Done" law that went into effect in December, allows law enforcement to seize chase vehicles and sell them at auctions. All the money goes to the county school board.

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Two men sentenced in 2009 Elizabethtown murder
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 5:25pm.

Two men have been sentenced in the shooting death of a teenager at an Elizabethtown McDonald's in 2009.

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Hurricane Center chief predicts longer forecasts
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 5:04pm.

The director of the National Hurricane Center expects the agency soon will be able to project storm positions a week ahead of time.

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