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Plane's crew becomes sick after landing
Published December 16, 2007
An American Airlines crew was treated by paramedics Saturday after members became sick when their plane landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Broward sheriff's authorities say fuel from a generator may have leaked into the aircraft's cabin and the fumes may have made the crew sick.
The eight-person crew complained of nausea and dizziness. Paramedics gave them oxygen and interviewed them. It was unclear if anyone was taken to a hospital. None of the passengers complained of sickness.
Inspectors with Broward sheriff's fire-rescue also examined the plane, which arrived from Haiti.
Steak for lunch; girl arrested for knife
A 10-year-old girl faces a felony weapons charge after she brought a kitchen knife to school to cut up her lunch, authorities said Saturday.
The Sunrise Elementary School student, who was not identified because of her age, used the knife to cut her steak during lunchtime Thursday. Teachers took it from her and called deputies. She was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center, Marion County Sheriff's Capt. Mike Rolls said.
Her uncle, Kenneth Thomas, told the Orlando Sentinel his niece was devastated over the arrest.
Disaster think tank to open at school
Developing techniques for responding to hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters will be the focus of a think tank at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Public and private agencies that met Friday at a national disaster conference organized by the Space Coast school announced plans to open the National Center for Preparedness in March.
Clifford Bragdon, dean of University College at Florida Tech, will head the center.
Head-on crash kills passenger, injures two
A passenger is dead after the car he was riding in collided head-on with a Manatee County sheriff's cruiser.
The car's driver, Fernando Lopez, 22, and Deputy Nicholas Pruitt, 28, were taken to Bayfront Medical Center in Bradenton with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The passenger who was killed was not immediately identified.
Deputies said Lopez's car crossed the center divider on 14th Street before crashing into the cruiser at 1:36 a.m.