Sunday News Briefs: Boy Missing In Gastonia; FEMA Chief To Keep Job

Sep 23, 2018

6-year old Maddox Scott Ritch.
Credit Gastonia Police Department

The search continued Sunday for Maddox Scott Ritch. Gastonia Police say the boy, who is autistic and non-verbal, disappeared Saturday afternoon while with his parents at Rankin Lake Park.

The City of Gastonia said more than two dozen law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency management units from Gaston, Lincoln and Spartanburg Counties and Charlotte have joined the search. The missing boy is 4 feet tall, with blonde hair. 
Gastonia Police are asking anyone with information in the case to call 704-869-1075.

CMPD Investigates Two Weekend Murders: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report two people were killed in separate incidents eaerly Saturday. Tracy Hudson-Glenn, 48, died from an apparent stab wound in the 400 block of Honeywood Avenue. Police have charged Leigh McDaniel, 45, with murder. Detectives believe the victim and suspect knew each other.

Police have made no arrests in the shooting death early Saturday of Jermaine Stuckey, 44. CMPD says the victim was found with an apparent gunshot wound in a parking lot on Conlan Circle, near the Blue Olive Lounge.  

FEMA Chief Won't Lose Job Over Travel Probe: U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says FEMA administrator William “Brock” Long did use government vehicles without proper authorization – but won’t lose his job over it. Nielsen said she’d reviewed an inspector general’s report on Long’s travel to his home in Hickory, and has directed Long to reimburse the government. The U.S. House Oversight Committee is also looking into the issue.

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