July 28th, 2014
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July 28th, 2014
05:14 AM ET

Emergency Landing on Florida Beach Kills Beachgoer

A Georgia man was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Venice Municipal Airport officials reported a plane in distress Sunday afternoon.

The pilot of a 1972 Piper Cherokee radioed that he would be unable to make it back to the airport and that he was instead going to attempt a landing on Caspersen Beach, located just to the south.

The plane landed and struck Ommy Irizarry, 36, and his daughter, Oceana, 9, about 2:45 p.m., according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Irizarry died on the scene. His daughter was airlifted to All Children's Hospital and is believed to be in critical condition, according to the sheriff's office.

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Police: Toddler Smashes Jeep into House, Dashes Home to Watch Cartoons
July 28th, 2014
05:03 AM ET

Police: Toddler Smashes Jeep into House, Dashes Home to Watch Cartoons

A diaper-clad toddler crashed a Jeep Wrangler into a neighbor's house in Oregon - then scampered home, sat on the couch and watched cartoons, authorities said.

The 3-year-old boy was under his mother's watch in Myrtle Creek when the incident happened last week, Police Officer Kevin Taggart said.

She was not paying attention to him and he found the keys, got inside the car and knocked it out of gear, according to Taggart.

A witness called 911 after seeing the child rolling by in the Jeep before hitting the house. Sensing he was in trouble, the toddler jumped out of the car and dashed home.

"An officer went to the boy's home - and the boy was sitting on the couch watching cartoons like nothing ever happened," Taggart said.

Police cited the mother for failure to supervise the child following the incident Tuesday. The homeowner and the child's mother have made a civil arrangement on the repair to the house, authorities said.

"We want to encourage parents to remember that children are very crafty in finding ways to get in trouble and for parents to be very vigilant," Taggart said.

Before the accident, an officer saw the boy sitting in the car and warned a relative to keep an eye on him, authorities said.

At the time, when the officer knocked on door, a relative watching the child was sleeping.

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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, July 28
Emergency workers assist a lightning strike victim at California's Venice Beach.
July 28th, 2014
03:36 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, July 28

 

Lightning hits a famed California beach. A second American tests positive for Ebola. And the U.N. Security Council demands a humanitarian cease-fire in the Middle East.

It's Monday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."

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