Government warns on use of psych meds in nursing homes
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 9:25am.

A new government report says many elderly nursing home residents suffering from dementia may be victims of overmedication with strong anti-psychotic drugs that could harm them.

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NC prosecutor drops charges in rapper shooting
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 9:18am.

A prosecutor in Charlotte is dropping charges against six men in a shootout at a store where rapper Waka Flocka Flame had been talking with fans.

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Former Charlotte counselor sentenced for assault
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 9:15am.

A former counselor at a Charlotte school has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a boy he was baby-sitting.

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Kidnap charges lodged against Charlotte student
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 9:14am.

A Charlotte middle school student has been charged with eight counts of kidnapping and two counts of weapons possession after pulling a gun on a bus driver dropping him off after school.

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Back-burn to protect Stumpy Point from NC wildfire
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 9:12am.

Firefighters are preparing to set a backfire near Stumpy Point Bay to help contain a wildfire burning along the North Carolina coast in Dare County.

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FEMA already has OK'd $6.5M following NC tornadoes
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 7:37am.

About $6.5 million in government assistance already has been approved for displaced or distressed residents and businesses after last month's deadly tornadoes, emergency officials told state lawmakers Monday but said they're trying to overcome obstacles to let people know about the help.

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Mother of girl sexually battered on school bus says punishment doesn't fit crime
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:59pm.

videoSchool bus number 48 takes students from Acme-Delco Elementary and Middle schools to and from school every day, but Friday witnesses say one student crossed the line on a dare, and the victim's mother says not enough is being done about it.

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Murder victim's family talks about death
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:59pm.

videoAfter a shooting and stabbing at a Wilmington night club early Sunday morning, one man is dead and another injured. Tonight the family of the young man killed are speaking out about what happened.

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Neighbors get look at Market Street makeover plan
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 9:55pm.

video The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization says Market Street needs a makeover. Monday night, the organization held a public meeting to educate the community on its plan for the corridor. Folks who attended say they have mixed emotions about the changes.

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Legislative district maps may be drawn soon
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 9:29pm.

North Carolina legislators have completed nearly four weeks of public comment on how boundaries for congressional and General Assembly seats should look for the next decade, and maps could be drawn very soon.

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