Mother of hit and-run victim speaks

Search for a hit and run driver as the family pleas for help

Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron at my desk in the WBTV Newsroom.

Troopers are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a man on highway 321 in Newton. They say they have a very good lead, but haven't made an arrest yet. Tonight, the victim's mother is talking to us. She says she gave her son, John, up for adoption at birth and spent 30 years without him. But in the last five years, they've been reunited and loving every minute of a mother-son relationship. She is taking his death very hard.

Union County schools went ahead with a redistricting plan that many parents fought tooth and nail. Now, one mother we're hearing from has pulled her child out of the newly assigned classroom in protest of the redistricting. Coleen Harry has the story from Wesley Chapel Road near Indian Trial.

Punches thrown in court today as victim's and suspect's family members came to blows. Now, the brother of the man who was murdered is in jail tonight, charged with assault.

Four inches of rain in the Charlotte area is easily absorbed. But throw four inches of rain down on a desert in a short period of time and you get what we saw around Phoenix, Arizona today-- massive flash floods. Rescue crews were busy saving lives from vehicles caught in the wash. And more rain is expected there tomorrow.

Here in Charlotte, Eric Thomas says we'll get another round of 90's heat, humidity and thunderstorms tomorrow.

Please join Eric, Delano Little, Molly Grantham and me for WBTV News at 11:00 tonight!