Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 10, 2016
March 10, 2016
Look what I found:
Crew members aboard an Air France flight found a baby hidden in carry-on luggage.
Airline officials say the child was brought onto Flight 1891 from Istanbul to Paris by a passenger who had a ticket. But, there was no ticket purchased for the child. Flight crew radioed French authorities, who met the plane when it landed. An inquiry is currently underway. It's unclear if criminal charges are pending. (Still)
Taking everything much too seriously:
Washington DC's Reagan National Airport received nearly nine-thousand noise complaints from local residents last year. But, there's more to the story.
Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority say 65-hundred of the noise complaints came from the same person. That's the equivalent of one person making around 18 complaints per day for an entire year.
In spite of the seemingly overzealous complainer, airport officials say they're taking the concerns seriously and are working with residents to address the noise caused by low flying aircraft. (Still)
Popped by the cops:
KATT WILLIAMS can't seem to stay out of trouble. This time, the comic was hauled off by the Hall County, Georgia Sheriff's Department after they served a search warrant at his home and discovered "large quantities" of marijuana and several firearms on Tuesday morning. Katt was previously arrested on March 1st after his bodyguard claimed he threatened to kill him, was beat with a baseball bat and choked for refusing to engage in criminal activity.
TMZ.com reports Katt was released on a $60-thousand dollar bond, but a judge warned him to stay away from drugs, guns and alcohol and he had to surrender his passport. Mr. Williams is facing felony marijuana and firearms charges, making terroristic threats and false imprisonment. (Lee)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
"Hamilton" is finally headed to the White House. Billboard.com says the cast of the hit Broadway musical will do a few songs from the show on Monday for President and Mrs. OBAMA along with a group of school children. The kids will get to ask questions after the performance. The president and First Lady love "Hamilton" and they have each been to see it in New York. (Marino)
It's not just Detroit schools which have water problems.
In Newark, NJ, officials yesterday said some 30 local schools should turn off their water systems after elevated levels of lead were detected in testing. Officials said the problem was with the lead piping in the various schools and that Newark's overall water supply was OK.
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