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plaza and taken to the hospital. we will continue to learn more as new information comes in and we will bring it to you on air and on-line. >> maureen: breaking news out of rowan county. a motorcycle driver airlifted with life-threatening injuries after this crash on stokesbury road. the car pulled out in front of the motorcycle we do not know the person's condition and we will update you as we get that in. >> maureen: dale russ, junior is off the job accused of assaulting a student. we first told you about this last night and now we are hearing from parents with kids at that school. wbtv's brody o'connell has their reago new on "primetime. >> reporter: union school leaders are keeping tight lipped and they told wbtv said all questions about the alleged assault on a student should be directed to the monroe police department. but parents want to know more
filed against monroe middle school psychologist. >> i discipline my kids and they know there is only one reason to go to school and that's to learn. >> reporter: police city an arrest warrant was issued for the simple assault on a student after an investigation by multiple agencies. what is particularly troubling was that russ was a psychologist. >> >> a psychologist should be there trying to help figure out what is wrong with this child. something should be done about the situation. >> reporter: he learned there were charges pending and he turned himself in. he is currently suspended >> you need to call me and i'll take care of the rest. >> reporter: brody o'connell, wbtv on your side. >> maureen: an apparent watch
on pressing the school for more information. wbtv will continue to follow the story and bring you updates as we get them. >> maureen: we are hearing from the sister of a man killed while trying to help a strappedded driver on i-485. 26-year-old teguin was on his way home when he stopped to help a woman with a flat tire. he parked his car in front of the woman's car and got out and started asking her what was wrong. he was then hit by a van just moments after he pulled over. >> i wasn't surprised because that's how my brother is. he was always doing things for people. >> troopers ruled out alcohol as a cause for the accident, but they are waiting on blood tests to determine if that driver will be charged. police are investigating after a bulletproof vest, badge and name plate were
it happened in east charlotte sometime between saturday and sunday evening we checked. >> we checked with cmpd and are told it did not involve one of their officers. we do not know what department if any they work for and we will follow that. >> maureen: we are hearing from a man who saw a deadly crash on highway 9 in chester county yesterday that killed two people. our news partners spoke to joey estes who says when the chevy van ran into the logging truck, the accident rattled his kitchen table. >> the first time i initially thought it was a tractor-trailer tire blow. it sounded like that and we felt the table shake a little. >> authorities don't know why she crossed the center line hitting the logging truck for now.
that doesn't matter. he will be remembered as a stand up guy. >> maureen: this florida dad is viral tonight for making a split-second decision that ultimately saved his son from a baseball bat. it happened at saturday's spring training game between the pittsburgh pirates and the atlanta braves. the player lost his grip on the bat and it went flying into the stands and coming less than an inch from hitting that little boy, landon, in the face. now we are hearing from the hero dad. molly granthom has the story new on "primetime." >> 8-year-old landon is a ball of energy. he loves playing ball with his dad. >> perfect. >> the two like playing catch, but it is always the ball they throw back and forth. on saturday it was the bat his dad had to catch. >> realizing it was coming for
all i could do is put out my arm. >> he was sending pictures to shopping. chris warner was watching and caught the split-second reaction in an image. >> the picture scares me a little bit because how close it came to my face. >> the barrel of the bat hit my wrist. when that happened it spun it and the handle got him in the shoulder which i will take that over the alternative. pictures made the rounds on-line landon's dad realized how bad it could have been. >> it could have been broken knows and knocked teeth out to a possible skull fracture. who knows? >> but he walked away fine and he got to keep the bat. >> honestly i didn't have a time to think about it. it was dad mode. i was protecting my son. >> he happens to be a paramedic. >> he is my hero. he is the most amazing dad ever.
he is the most amazing dad ever. landon says he will go to another game as long as he is sitting beside his hero, his dad. >> maureen: and now a live look and the queen city looks nice and the temperature looks nice on the bottom of the screen. let's check in with eric thomas. 71 at 7:00? >> and we hit 75 for the high. that was 14 degrees above average. you don't want to do that in july when it is 90. have a look. we have this big storm that will create flooding problems to the west. it is trudging our way. there are a few thin clouds and look at that warm air overtaking the carolinas tomorrow. to -- tonight it will remain mild. we will be close to the average at 11:00 this evening. beyond that, maureen, we will
you know when to expect the showers. you weekend warriors need to pay attention. >> maureen: okay, eric. up next on "primetime" a local mom spooks out after his son's teacher avoids jail time after pleading guilty to having sex with a woman's teenage son. and police say they rushed to help a girl as she was assaulted. you'll hear from one of those heros. and an alleged dui chase caught on camera. what makes this case even more interesting is still ahead. you are wopping "primetime."
news >> maureen: now on "primetime" today's most notable video. a reporter in california was covering this train derailment today when a very scary scene unfolded. i want to warn you that the video is disturbing. alex savage, you can see him here doing a live report when out of no where a car comes barreling toward him. his photographer yells for him to get out of the way and thank god he did of the neither one were injured. incredible it was caught on tape. a traffic stop in illinois was caught on camera. watch this. that's a tree embedded in the car. a 15-foot tree at that. the police department posted this video on facebook. after stoping the driver they noticed the air bag deployed.
from two other angles. the driver was charged with drinking and driving. can you imagine? the mystery machine goes on a high speed chase in california. this time it is on the wrong side of the law. it wasn't scooby, shaggy or fred though. she eventually abandoned the mystery machine and van -- vanished like one of the cartoon series. coming up on "primetime." >> mothers talk to your sons about these pedophile women. they are out there. >> maureen: this mom is disgusted by the sentence handed down to a teacher who admitted to having sex with her son. she speaks to us after this.
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>> it is very sad that our elected officials talk the big game of protecting our children from these predators, >> maureen: the woman went on to tell us helton be friended her and even invited her to events. we also spoke with pros securitiers -- with prosecutors about the sennence it. they say both parties, the boy and helton, admitted to having sex, but it would have been difficult for them as prosecutors to prove it happened before the boy graduated. >> maureen: right now on "primetime" a prayer vigil for the family involved in this deadly crash on highway 150 in lincoln county. the community is heart broken. candice helms, a mother of two, was killed in the crash. she was taking her kids to school at the time. they were also in the car and hurt, but the children are okay tonight. pamela escobar has more on what happened.
struck head on on highway 152. >> she was doing the normal mommy thing, taking the kids to school. something many of us do every day and don't think twice about it. >> reporter: firefighters arrived to help, but she was already dead. >> you never know. you never know what will happen when you drive down the road. in a split second your lives can change. >> reporter: they were struck by the red truck after he crossed the center line and sideswiped another vehicle. we may never know why he did what he did. they continue to investigate and serve body with a misdemeanor by vehicle. >> we have a stress de briefing and we have one this afternoon for all of the members on the scene in case they want to talk about anything and get it off their chest. that helps. >> reporter: firefighters are processing what happened is are candice's friends and family. >> the one thing we have all held hands and prayed together, the one thing we talked through is getting through minute by minute and
tomorrow brings and what tonight brings. every minute. >> she was a mother dedicated to her children. mom. >> and they with i will surround the boys with love. >> the little boys, thank god they made it through, they will need a lot of support. >> wbtv on your side. will. that community is reaching out to them right now. troopers said at one point the driver of the red truck, david boyd, said he saw a deer, but authorities say no other witnesses of the crash reported seeing a deer. >> maureen: a group of national guards men are being called heros. they were in king's mountain when they heard a young girl screaming for help across the street. police say she was being sexually assaulted. >> she said help me! help me! >> think if they hadn't seen him. what would have happened? >> maureen: authorities say the girl was walking up gold
when a man came up and grabbed and groped her. kyle moore is charged with sexual assault and batteries under a $100,000 bond tonight. >> maureen: eric thomas talked about the unseasonably warm temperatures. with that we are always curious if we will get the showers and in this monitor behind us, we can see the system moving in our direction. >> eric: it is not moving quickly which is a big problem. looks like serious flooding will end up with them and then for our part, yes, we will be i'm account pad by that. it could be closer to the weekend. what is the headline for now? no question. these above average temperatures and a high of 75 degrees. average high of 61. can you imagine if we were up near 105? that gives you an idea how far above arrange we were today when you think of it in those terms. nice sunset. 68 degrees at metro school in
fun watching the cirrus cloud cover. not going to get any rain out of that. here is what it looks like. we will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s across the piedmont and through the i-40 corridor. it is still 60 in jefferson and so let's advance these temperatures. we'll take you through the overnight and stop at 11:00. if you are coming back from a late movie and running errands, there it is. the temperature is near 60 degrees. how about that? 11:00 at night is cooler in the high country. and then we bring you down to wednesday morning we we'll be in the low 50s. again with a light now clouds hanging around it looks to be a mice, quiet start on the hump day. 45 in the high country and closer to charlotte, how about 55 degrees at 8:00 in the morning? beyond that where is that rain? is it coming our way? not really.
mississippi valley all day on wednesday. your hour by hour forecast with fair skies, we'll take you through the 60s and surging into the mid70s by late tomorrow afternoon. let's try thursday. where is the rain heading now? it is beginning to shift off to the east a little bit. you will see the best axis of rain hanging around nashville, tennessee. another dry day around here and it may not make you happen if you are suffering from pollen. like to see a little of that get washed out of air, but that won't happen until thursday or friday. a few showers could show up saturday and sunday could be the more active day. keep showers in the picture through monday. fts how consistant the temperatures are. even with the clouds and rain coming in, we are still going to stay in the 70s for at least the next seven days. that's the way it is right now and here is maureen.
pie. these two kittens are doing just fine after they were rescued from a house fire. the firefighters who saved them are humble and don't want to be on tv, but it didn't stop kristen hampton from getting the good news. >> these felines have the piercing cries to thank for their lives and these firefighters who heard them. >> we heard a noise in the crawlspace that sounded like a meow and they didn't own cats. >> firefighters just put out a trash fire that spread to the crawlspace of a nearby house. >> we went into the crawlspace. >> reporter: they carefully pulled back layers of water-logged insulation and found where the tiny cries were coming from. barely a week old and eyes still closed, these babies were trapped, but okay.
their lives. >> just so you know, it is no easy task for the firefighter. theehole kitten rescue thing has earned them serious ribbing around the fire house. big macho men and cuddly kittens? >> you cannot do an interview on kit tens in the fire station. normally they don't mix, but today they do. heros and heart strings are a good combo when you consider the house was okay and thanks to these guys, these precious little kittens are okay too. with the good news, kristen hampton, wbtv on your side. >> maureen: i want to reach in and grab one of those kitties. now here is the trending topic. these are the three most popular stories on wbtv social media sites. the remake of the 1987 movie "dirty dancing" will film in
right now the film is looking for extras, dancers and cars from between 1950 and 1975. they will employ about 900 extras from the state and they will film in asheville, hendersonville, cashier, salinda and many other places and they have several people who will star in the tv movie. >> tonight the search for a missing mississippi man getting a bunch of attention. no one has reported seeing bj brown in two days. now dozens of family, friends and members of the community and even some co-workers have come to this campground where he was last seen to try to find him. his wife says they were at a concert at muddy joes when brown says he was going to the restroom. only he never came back. >> maureen: parents, listen up. go go squeeze apple sauce is
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