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Archive - Mar 5, 2012

ONLY ON 3: WPD uses robot to defuse more than bombs

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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. Full story...
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Non-emergency transportation decision on hold in Brunswick County

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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? Full story...
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Arrest sought for Adam Baker, who's out of US

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Authorities in Caldwell County have issued an order for the arrest of Adam Baker to face pending charges, although he returned to Australia more than a month ago. Full story...
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Trolley and car collide downtown

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A crash between a car and a Wave transit bus slowed the drive home for some folks tonight. Full story...
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Super Tuesday looks to further muddy GOP primary waters

Remember when it looked like Mitt Romney might have the Republican nomination wrapped up by Super Tuesday, or at least by the time the biggest date on the primary calendar was over?

GOP presidential candidates facing unexpected headwinds

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It's not a happy time for Republicans seeking the White House. Ahead of Super Tuesday contests, they're being thrown on the defensive over birth control and comments by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and tripped up by subjects bearing little relation to Americans' everyday concerns. All the while, President Obama's ratings are climbing. Full story...
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Now's the time to prepare as severe weather season starts

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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. Full story...
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New law lets sheriff's office seize vehicle involved in chase last week

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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. Full story...
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Two men sentenced in 2009 Elizabethtown murder

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Two men have been sentenced in the shooting death of a teenager at an Elizabethtown McDonald's in 2009. Full story...
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Hurricane Center chief predicts longer forecasts

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