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Panthers make a change at the top

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

Tonight at 5:00PM—after another lackluster effort that resulted in a disappointing loss at home, the Carolina Panthers have fired General Manager Marty Hurney.  Some critics say it's a dismissal that's comes 3 years too late.  Hurney had been the GM since 2002.  But the players he's been responsible for choosing, and in some cases, paying large contracts, have lost 29 of their last 38 games.  Big Cat owner Jerry Richardson isn't known for making snap decisions about personnel, but you now have to wonder about 2nd year coach Ron Rivera. 

The search for two missing teenagers is re-focusing in Fairfield County, where the last cell phone ping from the boys was recorded.  Our reporter Kristen Hampton is with searchers as they look for clues to the disappearance of Bandy's High School students Jake Ziegler and Ray Pierce. 

 In Italy, seven scientists were sentenced to six years prison for—get this—failing to warn people before an earthquake killed more than 300 in 2009. Most earthquake experts say there is no adequate way to warn the public before the ground starts shaking. 

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Join Maureen O'Boyle, Eric Thomas, Leah Rubertino and me for WBTV News at 5:00 Tonight!

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