Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron at my desk in the WBTV Newsroom.
What started as an afternoon of baseball ended in a night at the emergency room. 6-year old James David was hit in the head by a foul ball at the Charlotte Knights game Sunday. He suffered a concussion and fractured skull. Tonight, our Alex Giles is talking with the family who says while James is out of danger, there are precautions they’d like to see made at the stadium.
The state government is ordering Charlotte to fix the brown water coming from pipes in the Wesley Heights neighborhood. Folks have complained for two months about the rusty colored tap water which we now know contains high levels of iron. Our Coleen Harry is investigating the problem.
We’re also listening to the 911 call moments after a customer was bitten by a copperhead snake in the garden department at Lowe’s in Denver. That customer got immediate medical treatment. Lowe’s tells us they have since inspected all their plants and trees without finding any more snakes. If you find a snake, call Carolina Waterfowl. They will come to your home and relocate the snake to a safe new home.
I mentioned the rain this week. We got an inch in some places today and much more to come later this week. The softened ground may be the culprit for a large tree that fell across a south Charlotte neighborhood street, blocking up to a dozen homes. It’s going to take a few hours of chainsaws to open up a lane for cars to pass.