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Published: Thursday, December 31, 2016 @ 1:21 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 31, 2016 @ 1:21 PM
A Phoenix family is thankful after Delta pilot turned around before takeoff to make sure they could get to a funeral.
Nicole Wibel and her family were traveling to Tennessee to bury their father, whose final wish was to be buried in his hometown.
Their first flight was delayed 90 minutes at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, leaving them only 10 minutes to get to the gate to the connecting flight in Minneapolis, Fox 10 reports.
The flight was the last one of the day.
The plane was starting to taxi when the family got to the gate.
"I was just crying. I couldn't believe we were going to miss that flight,” Wibel said.
Wibel’s brother, Rick Short, said an airline worker said there was nothing she could do.
“(She said) the tower wasn't going to let them pull back in and my sisters and mom were sitting there in tears and I'm sitting there screaming through the glass. All of a sudden (there was) another phone call.”
Short was screaming and waving his hands when the pilot saw them.
Once the pilot saw the family’s desperation and heard they were going to their father’s funeral, he turned around.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 9:17 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Authorities are looking for a man who stole a Jeep on Thursday from a dealership during a test drive, police said.
The suspect walked into Philly Auto dealership around 7 p.m. and expressed interest in a red Jeep Cherokee on the lot, according to WPVI.
The man and a salesman went on a test drive. During the drive, the man started driving erratically and the salesman asked him to pull over, according to WPVI. The salesman started to switch seats with the man when the thief pulled out a gun and drove off, leaving the salesman on the side of the road.
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 9:18 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 11:23 AM
MIAMI — A recently installed pedestrian bridge connecting Florida International University with the City of Sweetwater collapsed Thursday, killing six people, the Miami-Dade Police Department said Friday morning.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 4:44 AM
Continuing to attack the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, and any links to his campaign, President Donald Trump on Sunday went on Twitter to attack the veracity of former top officials of the FBI, accusing them of lying, and making up information to use against him in the Special Counsel’s investigation.
As he attacked former FBI Director James Comey, and recently fired top FBI official Andrew McCabe, Mr. Trump appeared to be watching television on Sunday morning, citing one of his favorite Fox News programs, Fox and Friends.
“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath,” the President tweeted at one point, moving on to take more jabs at McCabe, who was fired on Friday.
“I don’t believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at later date,” the President wrote. “Can we call them the fake memos?”
On Twitter in recent days, Mr. Trump has again focused his ire on the investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, once more making the argument that the FBI went easy on Hillary Clinton’s email investigation, and showed bias on the Trump-Russia probe.
“The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime,” the President tweeted, ending with a familiar line: “WITCH HUNT!”
Mueller’s probe has already netted a series of guilty pleas from people who worked for the President’s campaign, with two specifically pleading guilty to lying about contacts involving Russia.
As the President used Twitter as his bully pulpit, one of the President’s lawyers also stirred the pot by saying it was time to end the Mueller investigation, which many in Washington believe is far from being complete.
Democrats in Congress again warned the President not to try to end that probe.
“What, Mr. President, are you hiding from the American people?” said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA).
“Thou doth protest too much, methinks,” said Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).
“This shows how scared the Trump Administration is about what Mueller will find,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). “This investigation must continue.”
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 8:05 AM
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