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Grounded Planes Delay Passengers at Logan Airport



    Grounded Planes Delay Passengers at Logan

    The emergency order to ground Boeing jets hits home for people with travel plans.

    (Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019)

    After landing in Boston for vacation, the last thing Sharon Benstock was concerned about was her return trip to Houston.

    "We go back Sunday on the 737 Max 9," said the Texas resident.

    But then NBC10 Boston told her that plane was grounded.

    "When did that happen?" asked Benstock. "The U.S. decided to do that? Oh, we hadn't heard that, we've been on a plane all afternoon, so that'll be interesting to see if we can get home."

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    No 737 Max 8 and Max 9 jets will mean travel disruptions for countless passengers, but safety is top of mind, so there is relief that the FAA has grounded the planes with experts unsure what's causing the problems.

    "I'm not on one of those planes, but absolutely, I did check," said Todd Unger, who was about to board a Southwest flight from Boston to Baltimore.

    At Logan International Aiport, about 1 to 2 percent of all flights use the aircraft in question, according to Massport.

    "I'm a flight attendant, so this is my daily grind," said Anna Meyer. "I had some trips coming up with the MAX. I had a decision to make."

    As for Benstock and her daughter, they'll have to figure out what to do next.

    "I hope they'll put us on a different plane to fly home, because we have to go home," said Benstock.

    YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    [NATL] YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    Machelle Hackney of Maricopa, Arizona, is accused of forcing her adopted children to participate in her YouTube channel and abusing them if they did not recall their lines or perform as directed. Hackney's channel had accrued hundreds of millions of views since she joined in 2012.

    (Published 4 hours ago)

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