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  • Batboy struck during warmup swing dies

    Published On: Aug 02 2015 04:11:25 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 03 2015 02:11:50 AM CDT
    Bat boy injured


    (CNN) -

    A 9-year-old who was hit with a bat during a baseball game in Kansas over the weekend has died.

    Kaiser Carlile, a batboy for the Liberal Bee Jays team, was accidentally struck Saturday at a National Baseball Congress World Series game.

    "With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken heart, I regretfully inform everyone that Kaiser Carlile passed away earlier this evening," the team said in a statement.

    "Please keep his family and our team in your thoughts and prayers."

    Kaiser was a batboy for the team, which is a summer league for college players.

    One of the batters accidentally hit him during a warmup swing as the boy was retrieving a bat, according to team president Nathan McCaffrey.

    McCaffrey said he heard the bat collide with Kaiser, who was wearing a helmet, before he took a few steps back and fell.

    "Just to see him fall, that's what crushes you," he said.

    The Bee Jays went on to win the emotional game over the San Diego Waves 12-5 in 13 innings.

  • Pitt County deputies search for missing teen

    Published On: Aug 02 2015 10:53:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 03 2015 04:15:34 PM CDT

    Courtesy: Pitt County Sheriff's Department Facebook page

    GREENVILLE, Pitt County -

    Pitt County Sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in locating a missing teenager.

    According to deputies, 15-year-old Brittany Brock was last seen at her residence at 9 a.m. Friday, July 31. Deputies said she is 5-foot-5 and weighs approximately 110 pounds. She has blonde hair and brown eyes.

    Brock has run away before, but this time, officers are concerned. "We have information that some of the people she's hanging out with are very concerning to us and could be a danger to her and could cause her to be exposed to some criminal activity,” Sheriff Neil Elks said.

    As part of her probation she has to wear a tracking bracelet. It doesn't have GPS, but it lets juvenile officers know if she's home for her 11 p.m. curfew.

    "We were able to show that she was out of place, she was missing, from her curfew at 11:30 that night," Elks said.

    She reportedly cut off her probation ankle bracelet and is now on the run, according to deputies. She is being described as 'an absconder for probation violation.'

    "We continue to get leads constantly,” Elks said. “I’ve had three phone calls already today about possible sightings where she may have been seen."

    According to the sheriff's department, while looking for Brock, a deputy, canine and probation officer searched a home at 5851 Clarks Neck Road in Washington. Brock was not located, but deputies said marijuana was found.

    Deputies said Joseph Gibbs, 21, and Brandon Brock, 20, of Hertford, were taken into custody in reference to probation violation. Brandon Brock is Brittany Brock's brother.

    Elks reminded anyone who may be hiding Brock: “If you're enabling her to be a missing person or enabling her to commit a crime, you’ll be charged as well.”

    Any one who has information on Brock's whereabouts is asked to call the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

  • Teens getting revenge on social media could face tough consequences

    Published On: Aug 02 2015 03:30:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 02 2015 04:23:36 PM CDT
    Social media sites fight online trolls

    A plan to enact North Carolina's first revenge porn law has been postponed as lawmakers look at a proposal to reduce penalties for minors and first-time offenders who post nude pictures online with the intent to harm the subject.
    The Senate took up the bill with wide support earlier this week, but tabled a vote after one senator said the law's felony punishments went too far to punish teenagers "who do stupid stuff."
    The proposed law includes penalties of up to 25 months in prison for the first offense of spreading nude or sexual images of a person with the intent to harm or embarrass them.
    The Senate is scheduled to take up the bill again Monday, if passed it will be returned to the House to approve changes.

  • Boat hits Atlantic Beach Bridge, sends one man to the hospital

    Published On: Aug 02 2015 02:09:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 02 2015 04:24:04 PM CDT


    ATLANTIC BEACH, Carteret County -

    The Coast Guard pulled an injured boater from the water Sunday south of Morehead City.

    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received notification Sunday morning that a 23-foot pleasure craft with a man and woman on board struck the Atlantic Beach High Rise Bridge in Bogue Sound. It happened between Morehead City and Atlantic Beach, ejecting the man into the water at about 10 a.m.

    A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew from Station Fort Macon diverted to the scene and pulled the man from the water at about 10:10 a.m. The man, who suffered arm lacerations and a head injury, was taken to the wildlife boat ramp at the Morehead City Visitor’s Center and placed in the care of EMS.

    He was then taken to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. There is no word on his condition.

    “We’re thankful we were within a mile of the accident when we got the call and able to get him from the water and into EMS care quickly,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Torres, boat operator for the case.

    A good Samaritan vessel took the woman aboard and brought her to shore. A Sea Tow vessel crew towed the damaged vessel to the wildlife boat ramp in Morehead City. North Carolina Department of Transportation inspected the bridge and reported no damage.

    The boat was headed east when it struck the bridge. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

  • Three charged with obtaining weapons to use against US after FBI raid

    Published On: Aug 03 2015 11:41:32 AM CDT

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    GASTONIA, N.C. -

    FBI agents and local authorities raided a Gaston County home and business Saturday. On Monday, three people were charged with getting weapons to use against the United States. reports officials did not say if it was tied to ISIS or other terrorism groups.

    Authorities said Christopher Barker, Christopher Campbell and Walter Litteral were arrested.

    Officials were seen walking in and out of the shop and talking with people inside of the business. 

    "They asked us a bunch of questions,” Marcus Wade responded when asked what agents said inside the tattoo parlor.  “I have no idea what they are looking for or what's actually happening. All I know is they are looking for the owner.”

    At approximately 4 p.m., Channel 9 received information FBI agents were also searching a home on Rankin Avenue in Mount Holly, which is just 3 miles from the tattoo parlor.

    Channel 9 reached out to the owner of the home after learning the house was a rental property. The owner said the home is leased to the owner of the tattoo parlor. 

    Neighbors watched in shock as agents and local police swarmed the area. A hazmat crew also arrived at the residence, which created more questions for neighbors about what investigators were seeking. 

    “I don't usually see those types of trucks unless there is some environmental danger to the general population,” said Chris Hodges, who lives near the home.

    Hodges told Channel 9 his neighbor watched investigators enter the home and come out with two women and two children.

  • Father has emotional message for missing teen boater

    Published On: Aug 02 2015 07:44:15 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 02 2015 01:51:20 PM CDT

    The father of Perry Cohen, one of two teenage boaters who has been missing for several days, delivers an emotional message to his son.

  • Caught on Camera: Tornado rips through field

    Published On: Aug 03 2015 03:31:25 AM CDT

    A beautiful white tornado was caught on a cellphone camera in Adams County, Iowa, on Sunday.

  • Published On: Aug 02 2015 05:59:49 PM CDT
  • Obama to announce climate change plan

    Published On: Aug 03 2015 04:18:51 AM CDT

    The Obama Administration Monday will unveil a major climate change plan. The announcement is expected to help shape the president's legacy.

  • Amy Schumer: 'I think about shooting victims everyday'

    Published On: Aug 03 2015 12:03:23 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 03 2015 11:27:27 AM CDT

    Actress and comedienne Amy Schumer joined her cousin, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) to discuss ways to end gun violence in America.