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ONLY ON 3 @ 5:30: New Hanover Co. Commissioner Jason Thompson talks all things baseball

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Upset with many inaccuracies in another media report, New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson will join us today on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 pm to talk about his perspectives on baseball in Wilmington.

Yesterday we were the first to uncover and report that Ripken Design, an arm of Cal Ripken Baseball, had casually mentioned to New Hanover County that it would be interested in building a baseball stadium here. But it would build it with private money, instead of relying on a tax-payer funded stadium, which the City of Wilmington is pursuing now.

Join us at 5:30 pm to learn more.

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SEAL book raises questions about bin Laden’s death

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

AP Intelligence Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy SEAL who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden says the terrorist apparently was shot in the head as he looked out his bedroom door, contradicting previous official accounts describing him as being shot after ducking back into his room and possibly reaching for a weapon.

Former SEAL Matt Bissonnette describes the 2011 raid in Pakistan under the pseudonym Mark Owen in “No Easy Day,” co-written with StarNews local news editor Kevin Maurer, to be published next week. The Associated Press purchased a copy of the book Tuesday.

The account may again raise questions over whether the raid was intended to capture or simply kill bin Laden, though Bissonnette says the SEALs were told to capture him if he surrendered.

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor would not comment on the conflicting accounts late Tuesday.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wilmington hurricane hunter creates iPhone app in time for Isaac

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As Hurricane Isaac heads farther inland on the Gulf Coast, one Wilmington man is in the middle of it, tracking the storm on his website and new iPhone app.

Mark Sudduth graduated from UNCW in 1995, focusing on geography and hurricane climatology. Since then, he has used his passion for severe storms to follow them and keep folks up to date on what’s happening. He works with communities and media outlets to produce hurricane tracking maps and education campaigns.

Once they know a storm is on its way to shore, Sudduth, creator of HurricaneTrack.com, and his team head out in their decked out Chevy Tahoe.

"We have a plan of attack on when we’re going to set up our wind sensor equipment, our remote operated camera unit, figure out who we’re going to work with," Sudduth said as he rode out the storm in Missippi. "Anything really over 100 mph starts getting dicey for us to be out in the truck. We just try to use common sense, is what it comes down to."

On his website, you can see live footage from one of the cameras and read his latest blog posts. Sudduth also helped create an iPhone app, released earlier this month, to help others keep up with the storm’s on-shore movement.

Live stream from HurricaneTrack.com


"People can follow what we’re doing mobile," Sudduth said. "We can post pictures to Twitter, and they show up there, and Facebook posts and video blogs and even live weather data."

You can purchase the mobile app on iTunes for $9.99. Sudduth says an Android app will be available soon.

As of Tuesday evening, Sudduth and his team were in Gulfport, MS, as Hurricane Isaac continues its path through Louisiana.

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No word on New Hanover air-quality violation

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

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Activists declare solidarity with RNC protesters

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — With less than a week before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, protesters are preparing for the event.

Organizers say they’ll update the public Wednesday about the planned protests.

The Democratic convention is being held from September 4-6. For the first two days, the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte’s downtown will be the main venue.

On the last day, President Barack Obama will make his acceptance speech at the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium, where the NFL’s Carolina Panthers play.

This Sunday, a coalition of 70 groups is planning to hold peaceful protests on economic inequality and other issues under the name Wall Street South. The national Occupy movement also has issued a loose call for protesters, as have anarchist groups.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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