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Somber Friday

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

It’s a somber Friday night as local firefighters transport the body of a fallen brother home.  20-year old Pineville firefighter Richard Sheltra lost his life battling a blaze last weekend.  Tomorrow, there’ll be a procession of first responders leading to a memorial service at Forest Hill Church on South Boulevard.  It’s expected people will line the streets to pay tribute to the young man whose life-long dream was serving others.

A bad head-on crash shut down busy Gilead Road in Huntersville late today.  One vehicle rolled over and three people were taken to the hospital.  We’re asking about the extent of their injuries.

Remember the name, Stephen McMickens?  He’s the young man deemed a hero for rushing to help a dying police officer outside his apartment building nine years ago.  Just one week ago, a Pizza Hut driver crashed his vehicle into McMickens apartment.  McMickens and his mother have since been living in a motel, but so far, no one has stepped forward to begin repairs and the money for the motel is running out.  Tonight, Molly Grantham has news that will warm your heart and help McMickens in his time of desperate need.

Tomorrow at noon, I’ll emcee the Currents Magazine Cover Dog competition at the Davidson library.  It’s all part of Town Day and I hope to see you there.

Until then, please join Molly Grantham, Eric Thomas, Delano Little and me for WBTV News at 11:00 tonight!

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