Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
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MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
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A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - Ronnie Presnell always dreamed of driving his restored '68 Camaro on the fast track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
But everyone knows blind people aren't allowed to drive.
That never stopped Ronnie's determination to see his dream come true. Wednesday afternoon, with NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace as his co-pilot, Ronnie responded to the verbal cues and drove flawlessly down the track.
"I thought we were going to have to come into the pits to make an adjustment on Kenny," Ronnie said with a laugh. "We were booking down the backstretch about 130 and he was yelling to 'slow down my heart's skipping.'" The Camaro never went over 20 miles per hour but for Ronnie, it wasn't about speed.
"I always sat in the grandstands and wondered what it would be like to do that and now that I'm blind, I'm more determined than ever and that's why I'm here today."
Ronnie lost his eyesight in a traffic crash in 1998. A driver crossed into his lane and hit him head on. He was in a coma for 6 weeks. When he woke up, his wife told him he'd never see again. When he got home, he said he needed a project to keep him occupied.
A former dirt-track racer, Ronnie started restoring the '68 Camaro to its original condition. Without eyesight he turned the worn out ride into a piece of art.
It looked like a million dollar ride out on the track. In the driver's seat, a man with a million dollar smile.