Monday, August 13, 2018

We're learning more about the man who stole the Alaskan Airlines plane Friday and ultimately crashed into a remote Washington island. Who is Richard Russell (or as he calls himself "Beebo")? This was the last known video he posted to his YouTube account. Ironically titles "Video Story Final" See for yourself in today's "Video of the Day"


Richard Russell, an airline ground worker, climbed into the cockpit of a plane at Sea-Tac Airport on Friday and flew away without authorization. He was trailed by fighter jets as he flew barrel rolls and steep dives before crashing, telling air traffic control that he knew what he was doing because “I’ve played video games before.” According to the FBI, Russell was not a terrorist, but officials will be looking into questions of how he was able to steal the plane in the post-9/11 era and whether there were any mental health warning signs before the deadly joyride.


New Jersey elementary school students returning to class next month are now required to have recess each day. After concerns from state lawmakers that schools were shortening the break time to focus on test preparation, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a measure making it mandatory for public schools to give kindergartners through fifth graders a 20-minute recess. It was a bipartisan bill that former Gov. Chris Christie once vetoed, referring it to “crazy government run amok.” At least a dozen other states have passed similar laws requiring recess or some sort of physical activity at school.


Is Indiana's favorite son moving on to a new career?   Plus Sharks lead the weekend box office?  That and more in today's entertainment news.

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