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Famed comedienne Phyllis Diller dies

Hello again everyone, it's Paul Cameron in the WBTV newsroom. 

Tonight at 5:00PM—this just in, comedienne Phyllis Diller passed away at age 95.  She was a staple of nightclubs, but made her name appearing in 60's TV shows like Laugh-In, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Flip Wilson Show, and many others.    

Will protestors clash with police two weeks from now when the DNC comes to town?  That's one of the fears at city hall—a repeat of mass arrests made four years ago at the DNC in Denver.  CMPD has its crowd control plan in place, and tonight, we're learning about the ACLU's efforts to educate protestors of what they can and cannot do under Charlotte's new "extraordinary event" law. 

Another by-product of the DNC will be trash.  Mountains of refuse from the parties and meetings are expected to give trash collectors non-stop work.  Our reporter Kristi Ethridge is looking into Charlotte's trash removal plans. 

The man accused of knocking over the infamous Myers Park statue was in court today.  What do viewers think about the incident?  You can go to WBTV.com/facebook, hit the "like" button and join the conversation. 

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