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Crash, explosion and heroism

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

A car jumps a curb and crashes into a family’s propane tank.  Neighbors hear the noise and run to help the Newton’s, a couple in their mid-70’s, who live there.  With the smell of gas in the air, neighbors shout for Naomi Newton to go out the back door.  At that instant, an explosion rocks the neighborhood.  A man driving by stops and jumps out to help"Without one hesitation he runs into the flames. We go in right after him."  They pulled two limp bodies out of the devastated home.  JB and Naomi Newton both died later at the hospital.

A UNC Charlotte student is diagnosed with mumps and Covenant Day School in Matthews closes for a second day because of the norovirus.  Just last week, Charlotte’s Metro School did the same, closing down to sanitize buses and classrooms of the highly contagious gastro-intestinal bug.

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday and while the fur flies and the mud is slung, NASCAR President and CEO Brian France makes a political endorsement—appearing alongside Donald Trump at a campaign stop in Georgia tonight.

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

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