Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
(CBS News) A police officer and an off-duty airline pilot subdued a JetBlue captain Tuesday morning aboard a Las Vegas-bound flight when the captain started pounding on the cockpit door after the flight's co-pilot asked him to leave and subsequently locked him out, a federal official told CBS News.
The captain became incoherent during JetBlue Flight 191 from New York's John F. Kennedy International, prompting the co-pilot to get him to leave the cockpit, the official said. JetBlue said in a statement to CBS News that the flight was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, "for a medical situation involving the captain."
Jet Blue flight 191 enroute from JFK to Las Vegas. The flight was diverted to Amarillo after the pilot reported an in-flight-emergency concerning an out-of-control passenger on board.
Law enforcement and FBI was summoned to the aircraft and a man strapped to a gurney was photographed being taken off the aircraft.
The man was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital for "evaluation." Another ambulance was also summoned to check on a passenger having chest pains.
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Posted by Steve Douglass at 9:56 AM
Monday, March 26, 2012
AMARILLO, TEXAS -- Beef Products Inc.,(BPI) is suspending operations at its Amarillo plant amid a public outcry about "pink slime."
That means more than 200 families will be affected by the cuts.
The Amarillo plant is one of three plants where operations are being suspended. The suspension will take effect immediately, BPI said at a press conference Monday morning.
"Pink slime" is a low-cost beef filler that has become the target of activists wanting it banned from grocery stores and school lunches. Many grocery store chains have stopped carrying it, creating hard times for the company.
A company spokesman said this has been the biggest hit the company has ever seen.
As for those who are being laid off, BPI said they will each receive two months worth of work paid along with benefits.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 10:08 AM
Thursday, March 22, 2012
On March 21, 2012 at approximately 8:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to a traffic collision in the 300 block of South Lakeside (Loop 335). Upon their arrival they discovered a 1986 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Frank Eugene Basler, WM, 88 of Amarillo had been driving southbound in the northbound lanes of South Lakeside.
He collided with a 2009 Toyota Camry driven by David Elman Wiseman, WM, 73 of Panhandle, TX that had been traveling northbound on Lakeside. A 1994 Chevrolet S-10 that had also been northbound clipped the Toyota as the driver tried to avoid the other two vehicles. The Chevrolet was driven by Ryan Tate O’Neil, WM, 21 of Amarillo.
Basler died at the scene. Wiseman and his wife, Alice Janiee Wiseman, WF, 66 were transported to a local hospital. They both died at the hospital as a result of injuries received in the crash. O’Neil was uninjured.
Justice of the Peace Debbie Horn has ordered autopsies on the deceased. The case is being investigated by the Traffic Investigations Division of the Amarillo Police Dept. Excessive speed and alcohol are not factors.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 5:35 PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Video of an apartment fire at the Patterson Place Apartments 3016 SW 27th. Two units were gutted. AFD says cause is not yet know. First responders said fire started in lower unit and spread to the top. Fire was out after twenty minutes. At press time no injuries were reported
Posted by Steve Douglass at 7:29 PM