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A crash on Interstate 485 caused major traffic issues Thursday.
Officials said the driver of an SUV ran into the back of a flatbed truck Thursday night near the South Boulevard exit.
Troopers did not detail the severity of potential injuries from the crash.
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Doctors are hopeful a 2-month-old will recover after alleged abuse from his father. The man’s neighbors don’t believe the accusations.
“He adores that baby,” Leon Allison said. “He's crazy over that baby -- him and Victoria both. They're sweet people.”
Allison lives next door to 26-year-old Michael Honaker, the man accused of abusing his son by shaking him. Allison also told us he's the baby's godfather.
“This is not Mike,” Allison said. “He's a great kid.”
And he's not the only neighbor supporting Honaker.
When Jerry Keller heard about the accusations he said, “It (is not) true.”
Keller doesn't believe Honaker is capable of child abuse either, but investigators said otherwise. They told Channel 9 that last week they were notified the 2-month-old baby boy was in respiratory distress and had bleeding around the brain.
The infant was flown by helicopter to a Charlotte hospital, and doctors discovered there that the child had blood collection around the brain and extensive bleeding in the eyes.
Investigators said both symptoms point to abuse by shaking. They charged Honaker.
“I can’t see Michael hurting that child in any way at all,” Allison said.
It's unclear what long-term medical problems the child will have.
“I’ve been praying for the baby's health -- that he'll get well and get better soon,” Allison said.
Honaker is still in jail. He's facing two felony assault charges and one charge of infant child abuse causing serious bodily injury.
Officers responded to a Waxhaw home where they were told a woman was screaming inside and found more than 1 pound of marijuana and hundreds of dollars in cash, police said.
Police arrested Craig Ashton on charges of selling and manufacturing the drug.
They said he wouldn't let them inside the home when they arrived.
Police said once they forced open the door, they found the drugs and money.
The screaming woman had already left by the time authorities arrived.