Delta Airlines cancels more than 900 flights due to storm

Published: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 6:56 PM
Updated: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 7:18 PM


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Delta Air Lines has cancelled more than 900 flights due to the storm to hit the Northeast, including its two hubs in New York.

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Atlanta-based Delta said snow and high winds are expected to disrupt operations. The airline has a hub at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and a domestic hub at LaGuardia Airport.

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The airline cancelled 130 flights Monday evening as it re-positions planes and crews out of the storm’s path to allow it to quickly start up operations once the storm has passed.

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Delta is cancelling another 800 flights Tuesday in the New York area and Washington D.C., Boston and at other airports in the Northeast.

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It expects to resume some of its flights Tuesday night, and that its flight schedule should mostly return to normal Wednesday, depending on facilities and mass transit in New York.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport said it is also preparing for the storm and its effect on passengers.

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“We remain in close communication with our airline partners as they prepare for the storm and its impact on airports through the northeast,” said Hartsfield-Jackson spokesman Andrew Gobeil. “We’ll continue to monitor the situation.”

If necessary, the airport will ask concessionaires to extend their hours to assist passengers who remain at Hartsfield-Jackson, and will prepare hospitality kits, he said.

The airport urged passengers to check with their airlines on their flight status and make alternate plans if necessary.

Delta, the largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson, is waiving certain change fees for passengers with flights booked for Tuesday or Wednesday in parts of the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Eastern Canada who want to change their schedules to avoid cancellations and disruptions.

Southwest Airlines also warned of disruptions to its flights in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest.

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'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:21 PM

Verne Troyer, famous for his role as
Verne Troyer, famous for his role as "Mini-Me" in the Austin Powers comedies, died Saturday. He was 49. (Photo: Verne Troyer/Facebook)

Verne Troyer, famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" comedies, died Saturday. He was 49. 

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‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor R. Lee Ermey dead at 74

Published: Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 7:09 PM

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Actor R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket” died Sunday. He was 74. 

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Former male stripper makes another run for Ohio governor

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 5:52 PM

Larry Ealy. (Photo: daytondailynews.com)
Larry Ealy. (Photo: daytondailynews.com)

Dayton Democrat Larry Ealy, who once worked as an exotic dancer, is making a second run for Ohio governor.

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“Why make another run at it? I’ve got some unfinished business,” said Ealy, a 55-year-old father of 10.

He said he believes that minorities, particularly African-Americans, have been denied due process and equal rights

"I believe the Jewish Democratic Party is behind the deprivation and the conspiracy to keep black people deprived of all civil rights," Ealy said in interview before the 2014 Democratic primary for governor.

In that race, Ealy won 17 percent of the vote against former FBI agent and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. He decided to make his 2014 run while sitting in a jail cell, he said at the time.

Ealy said he hasn’t worked as a male dancer for years. “After your story, now everybody thinks I’m still stripping. Everybody called me about it,” he said. He said he was a stripper in 1988 at Spunky’s Night Club on Germantown Pike in Dayton.

Ealy and three others were investigated for alleged irregularities in voter signatures on Ealy’s nominating petitions in 2014. A grand jury examined all four cases but did not return indictments on Ealy or a second man, Keith Belluardo, of Dayton.

Two others were indicted. Bruce Black, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to two counts of prohibitions related to petitions, a fifth degree felony, and was sentenced to probation on Oct. 26, 2017, said Greg Flannagan, spokesman for Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias Heck Jr. Jody Lane, of Dayton, was indicted on the same charges and a warrant for his arrest was issued on June 29, 2017, according to documents on file at the Montgomery County Common Pleas Clerk of Court.

Ealy’s son Lance Ealy was sentenced to 124 months in prison in 2015 after being convicted of federal fraud charges. He is serving his sentence in Kentucky.

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Family, friends provide loving tributes to Barbara Bush at funeral service

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 10:20 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:01 PM

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Approximately 1,500 guests attended former first lady Barbara Bush's private funeral ceremony in Houston Saturday.

Barbara Bush, the wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the nation’s 43rd, died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92.

About 2,500 mourners paid their respect at a public viewing held Friday in Houston, The Associated Press reported.

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The service took place at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Jeb Bush delivered a eulogy for his mother. Longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham also gave remarks during the 90-minute service. Multiple musical selections were performed.

A procession followed, with burial at the Bush Library at Texas A&M University in College Station. Barbara Bush will be buried next to her daughter, Robin, who was 3 years old when she died of leukemia in 1953, The AP reported.

Notable guests included first lady Melania Trump, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, The AP reported.

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