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Behind the Scenes: Should James Holmes get the death penalty?

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - We're live on YouTube and Google Plus every night at 10 p.m. EST. 

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+ Deadly fire in Brunswick County.  Craig Reck is trying to find out the latest on the victim.

+Major mold at CFCC – Workers found mold in the McLeod building at Cape Fear Community College and it's going to cost more than a quarter million dollars to fix.  We'll tell you where students and teachers have been moved.


+ Criminal kids?  Two middle schoolers tried to plot to rape and kill a fellow classmate.  They got busted, but find out how close they were to pulling it off. 

+And do you like deals?  Like daily deal offers?  Nikki Bussey is going to tell us which ones are good and which ones re busts. 

+James Holmes, the accused shooter in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting will have to wait a while for trial.  Since prosecutors want the death penalty, the judge pushed back the trial from August to February. 

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How do we do it?

We use Google Plus every night.  Google Plus is Google's social network. 

What is a hangout?

A hangout is a way for several people to talk at once.  It's great for families, friends, or in our case, the news.  You can hangout in private or you can select the option to have a Hangout on Air, which is what we do for the news.  That means that our hangout streams live over YouTube.  When you host an HOA, you can also change the YouTube settings to private.

Why Google Plus?

We use Google Plus because the technology is way ahead of the curve.  We are also still on Facebook and Twitter.  We like G+ because the technology allows us to cover news in new ways.  We can interview anyone from anytime.  If we're out in the field and use Google Plus, it's like being a mobile news station.  And if we host HOAs, then we can save the recording.

Is anyone else on Google Plus?  Yes, there are millions of people on Google Plus.  We, however, are one of the first local news stations in the country with an integrated live news feed on Google Plus.  

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