Thursday, February 28 2013 12:21 PM EST2013-02-28 17:21:49 GMT
An off duty Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer is pepper-sprayed by two suspects while trying to sell his cell phone early Thursday morning. It's something police officers warn people to be very carefulFull Story >
An off duty Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer was pepper-sprayed by two men while trying to sell his cell phone, authorities say.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:33:30 GMT
Witnesses at Kekahakai State Park's Mahaiula Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii say someone was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Department of Land and Natural Resources confirmsFull Story >
Officials say a Kona beach remains closed Wednesday after a shark bit a swimmer Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:08 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:08:18 GMT
The family of a North College Hill man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and wrongful death suit against the City of North College Hill and one of its police officers. The suit alleges that CoreyFull Story >
The family of a North College Hill man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and wrongful death suit against the City of North College Hill and one of its police officers.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:04:59 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,Full Story >
MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Gardiner Lane.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:47:33 GMT
Wednesday night will be about the same, then as summer begins Friday, we are in for typical summer heat and humidity over the weekend. Full Story >
Officially, we bottomed out in the low 60s, but most areas from the city northward and valleys dropped into the 50s. Wednesday night will be about the same. As summer begins Friday, we are in for typical summer heat and humidity over the weekend. Full Story >
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Saying a teenager is independent isn't a surprising headline.
But when you say 16-year old Cassidy Hooper is independent, we think it's something noteworthy.
Cassidy is one of the few kids in America born with no eyes and no nose.
We first met Cassidy when she was 11. Five years later, we're getting a major update on her life, her medical procedures to surgically build a nose and, in a fantastic moment, Cassidy shares with us what she calls the secrets to living a joyful life.
For this story, Anchor Molly Grantham and Photojournalist Brian Stephenson have been following Cassidy for months. She invited them to her school for the day in Raleigh.
Cassidy attends The Governor Morehead School, which works closely with students who or blind or deaf.
Cassidy maneuvers from Spanish II class to hopping on a bus and singing to a homeless shelter, with ease. She keeps her days packed. And she always – as in ALWAYS – has a smile.
"I get better grades here than in public school," she said. "There are less students. It's better for me to be here than in a class with 30 kids."
Cassidy has been in the process of getting a nose. It is a multi-year, multi-surgery procedure full of skin grafts and facial reconstruction. She said she near the end of the process.
"By the end of the school year I should have a nose," she said. "There are only 4 surgeries left, and they'll all be in a 2-3 week period," she paused, "…Soon I'll have a real nose, like everyone else's."
It's an unbelievable thing to witness Cassidy smile… to laugh… to overcome everyday obstacles.
How does she do it? Through a lesson she says she taught herself.
"If somebody says something, I try not to let it bother me," she says. "I just basically deal with everything. I'm just happy all the time. I don't let other people get to me – I just try to live my own independent life."
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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