Thursday, June 20 2013 5:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 09:01:31 GMT
A Warrick County man is dead following a canoe accident in Harrison County. It's the second death in the Blue River this week. Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of BoonvilleMore >>
Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his wife Wednesday when they struck a log and flipped over.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools...More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools and...More >>
The Boston Bruins came from behind to tie the Chicago Blackhawks for the third time and sent Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals into overtime with the teams even 5-5 on Wednesday night.More >>
After struggling for more than 120 minutes to score even once, the Blackhawks beat Boston goalie Tuukka Rask a half-dozen times in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals to send the series back to Chicago tied two games apiece.More >>
HAMPSTEAD, NC (WECT) – A young girl who has touched the lives of many in the community passed away overnight from a rare form of brain cancer.
Family members say 13-year-old Kimberly Batchelor passed away Thursday morning at 12:30.
"You never heard her complain," said best friend Julianna DeVito. "She never said why me, she always had a smile, and even with the cancer she was still the same."
"She was your typical 13-year-old," said family friend, Janine DeVito, "She was funny, had a big heart, was just a loving child and I think anyone would want her as a daughter, that's why the Hampstead community took her in as their own."
Since her diagnoses, the community came together in an effort to raise money to help with medical expenses. Several events, ranging from fishing tournaments to pageants, were held in her honor.
The Sloop Point Volunteer Fire Department has held multiple fundraisers for the family, including a yard sale which raised $8,500.
"We looked at it like, if she could fight so hard to keep going then there was no reason we couldn't fight for her," said Ryan Johnston.
Those who knew her say, even though she is no longer with them, the lesson she taught them will live on.
"No matter what," said DeVito. "You always have to keep fighting and have a smile on your face."
The family released the following statement:
A year ago Kimberly was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. With the love and support of her family and community Kimberly had some amazing experiences. During her illness she did not complain, did not ask why me. She faced each day bravely and with determination. She died in her home surrounded by people that loved her. Her legacy and spirit live on in all she has touched.
Kimberly's battle has touched the hearts of people who knew her in the community and even those who never got the chance to meet her.
"Heaven has received a beautiful angel this morning," Kathryn Radley commented on Facebook. "Sweet Kimberly, you've touched so many hearts here on earth. Rest in peace sweetness."
"There are no words that can take away the pain and emptiness that you feel today and in the days to come...but I hope that you know that people that you have never even met, are sending love & prayers. Thank you so much for sharing Kimberly with all of us...she had blessed so many people in so many ways. Keeping you & your family in my constant prayers," Edna Wade posted on Facebook.
A Facebook group with more than 3,800 members was created in Kimberly's honor. Hundreds are sending their condolences to Kimberly's family on Facebook, and others are thanking her for being such an inspiration.
"My heart is heavy for this family and for the community that loved her so dearly," Julie Christine Kemp commented online. "I thank the Lord for allowing her to be an inspiration. He has called her home, therefore she has done his work and now may she rest beside him. Many prayers for the family, close friends and the community as they face this hardship. She will be missed and ALWAYS remembered."
"I don't think Kimberly is resting," Jennifer Sipson Stenerson posted on Facebook. "I believe she is running, jumping, laughing and playing. I know she would want us all to keep our chins up and smile. You will be missed forever and thought of with such love, sweet girl."
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:09 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon. WWL-TV in New Orleans says that the Grand Isle Fire Department is reporting a powerMore >>
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:18:30 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:55:05 GMT
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.Authorities say it all started when a woman who lived on Tanglewood RoadMore >>
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:39:25 GMT
We've got good news about the Ohio County toddler who authorities say swallowed a powerful ingredient used to make meth. This is a story 14 News has been keeping an eye on. That little girl, Frankee,More >>
The Facebook page, Frankee's Voice, continues to post updates on Frankee's condition. And on Monday, they gave an update that many are glad to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:08:26 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,More >>
Louisville Metro Police say the victims are a juvenile girl, an adult woman and an adult man.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:17:08 GMT
Major demolition inside the old McCurdy Hotel in Downtown Evansville should begin in just a few months. The Kunkel Group plans to convert the almost 100-year-old building into high-end apartments. It'sMore >>
It's run down right now with some windows boarded up, but a little over a year from now, the old McCurdy Hotel along Riverside Drive should be restored to its former glory.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:53 GMT
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois. Citizens from both sides ofMore >>
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois.More >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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