Friday, February 22 2013 2:25 AM EST2013-02-22 07:25:48 GMT
Hickory Police Department and the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office say the NC State Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that a skull found off of Winkler Way near Hwy 268 in April 2012 was Zahra Baker'sMore >>
The NC State Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that a skull found off of Winkler Way near Hwy 268 in April 2012 was Zahra Baker's remains.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 06:57:27 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:More >>
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:More >>
GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -
For a couple of hours Wednesday night into Thursday morning, a 66 year old man - trapped in a manhole - wondered if he would ever see the light of another day again.
It was about 8 o'clock Wednesday night. Ronald Ervin had just finished playing cards with friends and was walking to store. He decided to walk along the railroad tracks off the 400 block of East Long Avenue in Gastonia. He thought he was about to step on dirt surrounding by rocks.
"When I stepped on it, it went straight down" says Ervin. "I was very scared because I looked up and that manhole looked to me like it was 15 feet deep."
Ervin says he called out for help, and tried to climb up the ladder rungs inside the manhole but his legs were hurting. "If I put weight on one leg, the other leg still hurt" said the retiree, who talked to WBTV from his bed at Gastonia Memorial Hospital.
Along with the injuries to his legs, he says his hands had frost bite. "I tried to get out many times but I fell back down" said Ervin. "Next day this man going to work, he heard me."
About 11 hours later Ivory Floyd came along.
Floyd was not supposed to be in the area Thursday morning but his job called him in for some hours.
"I heard the cry help me, help me" says Floyd." I ran over to the hole and said sir how did you get in there. He said I was crossing the barrier and I was gone.
Floyd says he gave Ervin a bottle of water, called for help, and stayed at the hole talking to Ervin to keep him company and take the elderly man's mind off the ordeal.
According to firefighters, when crews got on the scene they found the man trapped in the hole nearly ten feet down. The man told rescuers he had been in the hole all night.
The Gastonia Fire Department and Gaston EMS were dispatched just before 8 am Thursday.
One rescuer went into the manhole to check on the man's condition while others set up a hoist to raise him out of the hole.
The rescue took about 20 minutes to complete.
EMS transported Ervin to Gaston Memorial Hospital where surgeons were scheduled to operate on his leg.
Ervin says "if God hadn't sent that man I might be still out there. Very blessed."
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
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