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Archive for April, 2013

Shaving for Sean benefits childhood cancer research

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Every three minutes a child is diagnosed, One in five children will “earn their wings.”

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Senate rejects expanded gun background checks

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control.

Wednesday’s vote was a jarring blow to the drive to curb firearms sparked by December’s massacre of children and staff at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. President Barack Obama made broadened background checks the centerpiece of his gun control proposals.

The roll call was also a victory for the National Rifle Association, which opposed the plan as an ineffective infringement on gun rights.

The proposal would have required background checks for all transactions at gun shows and online. Currently they must occur for sales handled by licensed gun dealers.

The system is designed to keep criminals and people with mental problems from getting guns.

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10 ways to avoid financial scams

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

“You will never win a foreign lottery,” insists Paul Greenwood, a deputy district attorney from San Diego.

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Law enforcement learns about railway safety

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Different law enforcement agencies from across the state spent Wednesday at the CSX Railway in Navassa – learning how to respond to an accident on the railroad tracks and prevent them from happening.

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Agents execute search warrant in drug trafficking case

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Deputies with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office and agents from the NCSBI, Chadbourn Police Department, and the Bladen County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant Wednesday at Harold's Body Shop.

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