Jetliner allowed to fly to SFC after emergency landing

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration officials allowed a United Airlines jetliner to fly to San Francisco following an emergency landing in Grand Junction after an engine shut down. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said Monday the agency allowed United to fly the jetliner to San Francisco without passengers after the airline inspected the […]

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Man Threatens Women with Machete

Police found him in a cemetery on Friday night, but before that, two women who worked at a convenience store said the homeless man identified as 45 year old Bruce Duane Jennings came into the store with a machete. They said he threatened them, saying quote — “I’ll chop you up.” They said he left […]

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Free Christmas Meal

There’s free food at Englewood United Methodist Church on Christmas Day. The meal will be served from noon to 3 p.m. in the Fel­low­ship Hall behind the church. Its at 700 East Dearborn Street, and while donations are appreciated, they’re not required. Those doing the cooking say there’ll be roasted turkey, trimmings and lots of […]

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Arrest for Sexual Battery on a Child

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has charged Casper Dustin Milford Michael, DOB 4/26/85, 3016 22nd street, Sarasota, with two counts of Sexual Battery on a Child. Detectives say during a forensic interview at The Child Protection Center, the five-year-old victim, who was four when the crimes occurred, described in detail how Michael sexually battered him […]

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Pregnant 18-Year-Old Struck, Dies

An 18-year-old pregnant woman has died after being struck by a car on a Sarasota street. State troopers say Crystal Sievert was trying to cross Swift Road near Hope Street when she was hit by a car driven by 69-year-old Joe Variot of Sarasota. Sievert died at the scene. Officers say Variot was not at […]

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