Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron at my desk in the WBTV Newsroom.
A very sad coincidence—an experimental ultralight craft crashed and burned in Monroe, killing the pilot. Tonight we’ve learned that pilot’s name and that he crashed his ultralight six months ago, almost in the same spot.
Some better news—a Charlotte mother and daughter, missing for three days hiking in New Zealand, were found alive and well tonight. 22-year old Rachel Lloyd and her mother, Carolyn, who live in the Highland Creek area, were hiking a trail listed as an advanced walk with steep, rough and muddy sections. New Zealand authorities say they’ve been located.
Here’s a surprise—a key witness in the Charleston Church Shooting says the alleged shooter, Dylann Roof, planned to kill himself. Roof’s friend, Joey Meek, pleaded guilty to lying to authorities and failing to report a crime.