Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom. We were live tonight when a man, chased by police in a stolen dump truck, crashed into a field, threatened to kill himself, then finally gave-up peacefully. That man has since been taken into custody for a mental evaluation. Reporter David Spunt will have the latest on what drove him to it.
The two American Ebola Virus victims-- one from Charlotte-- are headed to Atlanta for treatment by specialists. Nancy Writebol of Charlotte and Texas Doctor Kent Brantly were in Africa working for a relief agency, helping those who've contracted the deadly disease. Writebol's son tells us he isn't sure when his mother will return to the states. Her medical condition is serious.
At 11:00 Molly Grantham has the untold story of control and mental abuse which sometimes leads to physical punishment. The bright, pretty daughter of Charlotte's Deputy City Manager, Ron Kimble, was murdered by her abusing boyfriend two years ago in Tampa, Florida. Tonight, the Kimble's break their silence over the death of their only child.
In my weekly Crime Stoppers report tonight, remember the show about two wayward mischief-makers, "Bevis and Butthead?" We found a real-life Bevis and Butthead trying to break into a local liquor store with a plastic shopping cart. It's comical and also sad. See if you recognize these two would-be crooks.
In sports, Delano has bad news for the Panthers who will be without a starter on the defensive line for four games.
And, our rainy weather could be with us for a while.
Join Ashley Batey, Delano Little, Molly Grantham and me for WBTV News at 11:00 tonight!
Jessica Bosemiller works at the local YMCA here and her husband is a Charlotte and Cornelius firefighter. The cancer she has is so rare that only about 2,000 people are diagnosed in the United States each year, yet doctors WBTV spoke with Tuesday say there is a concentrated number of cases showing up in this area.More >>
Wesley Chapel Fire Department battled a residential fire in Union County Tuesday night. Officials say flames were showing upon their arrival. The fire was extinguished within ten minutes, reports stated. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross was called to assist the homeowner.More >>
Briggs, the dog York County police found with his tongue cut off and tied to a tree, passed away Tuesday night. Noah's Arks Rescue posted an update on Briggs stating he had become septic and was unable to keep down any food or water from the previous day.More >>
The Salvation Army Center of Hope was expected to be crowded Tuesday evening. Temperatures are expected to drops into the 20s overnight. The facility serves as a shelter for women and children in need of a temporary place to stay.More >>
Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) voted on new leadership at its Tuesday night board meeting. Mary McCary was re-elected as chairperson. This is her fifth year being selected to lead the board. She says she will be more intentional about her role this time around. "We're going to really pay attention to what our vision our mission."More >>
Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) voted on new leadership at its Tuesday night board meeting. Mary McCary was re-elected as chairperson. This is her fifth year being selected to lead the board.More >>