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New York City to ban doors-off helicopter flights

New York City to ban doors-off helicopter flights

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City will no longer allow doors-off tourist helicopter flights to take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, a consequence of a deadly crash last month. No doors-off flights currently depart the heliport in lower Manhattan, which is the only pad in the city where tourist […]

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Alleged ‘face’ of robocalls testifies it’s as easy as the ‘click of a button’

Alleged ‘face’ of robocalls testifies it’s as easy as the ‘click of a button’

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — The alleged “face” of unwanted robocalls testified Wednesday that the technology to start a large autodial campaign is easy to use and can be set up by “anyone” from a home office. “There is available open source software that can be misused by someone to make thousands of […]

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What we know about the bank VP who died after Southwest Airlines engine failure

What we know about the bank VP who died after Southwest Airlines engine failure

Obtained by ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Jennifer Riordan, a bank executive, community leader and mother of two, died Tuesday when her Southwest Airlines flight blew an engine in midair and its debris smashed a cabin window. Riordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was among 144 passengers and five crew members on board […]

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Delta businessman added to Office of Economic Development board

Delta businessman added to Office of Economic Development board

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has appointed Delta businessman Roger Killpack to its board of directors. Killpack has run Service Drug in Delta since 1985, growing it from five employees to more than 40. The board assists the office in building economic diversity in the state. Killpack replaces former […]

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Hero Southwest pilot was one of Navy’s first female fighter pilots

Hero Southwest pilot was one of Navy’s first female fighter pilots

WPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) — Tammie Jo Shults, the hero pilot who safely landed a Southwest Airlines plane Tuesday after one of its engines failed, was among the Navy’s first women pilots trained to fly fighter aircraft. “She was commissioned in the Navy on June 21, 1985, and completed flight training in Pensacola,” […]

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Former teacher accused of sexually abusing five girls pleads not guilty

Former teacher accused of sexually abusing five girls pleads not guilty

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former teacher who is accused of sexually abusing five girls when they were in elementary school in southwest Utah has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Spectrum reports 59-year-old Curtis William Payne on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of aggravated child sexual abuse. […]

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Utah man gets 100 years in prison for sexual abuse of five girls

Utah man gets 100 years in prison for sexual abuse of five girls

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A 38-year-old Utah man convicted of sexually abusing five young girls will spend the rest of his life behind bars. A judge in Ogden sentenced Jacob Streeper of Riverdale to at least 100 years in prison. He still faces sentencing for two additional felony charges after […]

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Utah man who stole motorcycle and crashed into a pedestrian sentenced to year in jail

Utah man who stole motorcycle and crashed into a pedestrian sentenced to year in jail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who was riding a stolen motorcycle when he crashed into a pedestrian last year was sentenced to a year in jail. The Salt Lake Tribune reports 20-year-old Lutolofi Maama was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in February to felony counts of theft, failure to […]

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Three-year-old girl accidentally shoots pregnant mother from backseat of car, police say

Three-year-old girl accidentally shoots pregnant mother from backseat of car, police say

WLS-TV(MERRILLVILLE, Ind.) — A 3-year-old girl accidentally shot her pregnant mother from the backseat of a car Tuesday after the woman’s boyfriend allegedly left the loaded gun there, according to police in northwest Indiana. The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in Merrillville when the boyfriend walked into a store and left […]

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Everything to know about the upcoming National School Walkout

Everything to know about the upcoming National School Walkout

Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thousands of students across the country will come together again this week to rally against school gun violence — an event the teenage organizers hope will empower students to continue their momentum in a push for common-sense gun reform. The event — called the […]

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