On Air Now

Current Show

Coast to Coast AM   12:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Contact Coast to Coast AM at 1-800-825-5033

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »


Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI


Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
51° Feels Like: 51°
Wind: S 7 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Mostly Cloudy 47°


Partly Cloudy 71°

Sat Night

Thunderstorms 62°


North Carolina man charged in dirt pit collapse that killed two children

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - A North Carolina man was charged with involuntary manslaughter on Thursday in the April deaths of his 6-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old boy in a pit he had been digging on his property.

Authorities said their investigation showed culpable negligence by Jordan Arwood, 31, in the deaths of the children in Lincoln County, about 20 miles northwest of Charlotte.

The children were playing in the 24-foot-deep (7-meter-deep) hole when a dirt wall surrounding it collapsed.

Rescue workers searched more than 12 hours before recovering the bodies of Arwood's daughter, Chloe Jade, and James Levi Caldwell, from the pit he was digging with a backhoe.

"We are obligated by law to protect the rights of the two innocent victims that lost their lives on that day," Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter said.

Arwood faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the April 7 incident, according to sheriff's officials.

(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Xavier Briand)