Archive for Saturday, February 10, 2001

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February 10, 2001


Mom, 3 kids survive crash that killed crew

A pilot and a crewman were killed while a woman and her three children survived when a chartered plane crash-landed on the Lake Michigan island of Beaver Island.

The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted the mother and children to an airport in Charlevoix on the mainland, about 30 miles away, said Coast Guard spokesman Paul Roszkowski. A pilot flying over the island discovered the twin engine turboprop on the bluff Friday morning, about a mile from the island's airport.

Fog, freezing rain and snow had hindered launching search helicopters and a plane earlier Friday. The helicopters were able to search about 560 square miles before calling off the search Thursday night. Coast Guard surface ships searched for the plane through the night.

Bystander returns cash from armored car

A man who walked off with more than 125 pounds of cash that fell out of an armored truck returned all $640,000, still wrapped in plastic, to authorities Friday and won't be charged.

The three 42-pound packages of money had been missing since Wednesday morning, when they apparently fell out of an unlatched back door of an armored truck. The truck had just left the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to make deliveries.

FBI agent Bob Hawk said the man walked into the downtown Fed building about 7 a.m. He was by himself with no lawyer.

"I don't know what he said, but they audited the packages and there was $640,000, and all of it was there to the penny," Hawk said.

Teens tossed for taping sex movie at school

Three Neshaminy High School students face juvenile-court action and possible expulsion from school for allegedly making a sexually explicit videotape inside the school and showing it to classmates the next day, authorities said.

The three teens a 15-year-old boy and two girls ages 15 and 16 were charged by Middletown Township police with making an obscene video, indecent exposure, open lewdness, and disorderly conduct, said Police Lt. Pat McGinty of Middletown. "One of the girls was taping the other two having intercourse," McGinty said. The taping took place after school in a school auditorium.

Classmates of the three students said Thursday that the trio proudly demonstrated their video, showing it off with a handheld camcorder.

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