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Reality Check: Eye in the Sky

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They have been on the front lines for our nation's military for years, and now the same technology is on its way to local law enforcement near you.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are on the fast track to domestic use following President Obama's opening of the door to allow it last year. Now, the FAA is working to get rules in place to regulate the airspace by 2015.

Brad Franko talks with a local firefighter who is also part of a company marketing a drone that he says can be used to save lives. Privacy advocates, say it's just another tool for the government to trample on your civil rights.

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    Travelle Wharton, whose 115 games played and 111 games started are second among Panthers offensive linemen, announced his retirement Tuesday. Overall, Wharton ranks seventh in games started and 12th in games played in franchise history.Wharton, who came to the team as a third-round draft choice from South Carolina in 2004, played both guard and tackle for the Panthers, but spent the majority of his career at guard.“I ...
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