Wednesday, October 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police believe a baggage handler arrested after dry ice bombs exploded at Los Angeles International Airport set off the devices for his own amusement. Los Angeles police yesterday arrested 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett, an employee for the ground handling company Servisair. Two bombs exploded Sunday night. A third did not detonate and was found Monday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say an Alaska Airlines flight from San Jose to Honolulu was forced to make an emergency landing in Oakland shortly after takeoff after the crew reported a possible bird strike. The flight landed without incident at Oakland International Airport around 9 a.m. No one was injured. Passengers were put on another flight.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Nine students suffered minor injuries when a school bus they were riding in was rear-ended by an SUV in San Bernardino. The California Highway Patrol says the City Unified School District bus was stopped at a red light this morning when it was hit. Nine students complained of pain and were transported to hospitals.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Five California mayors have filed papers to place a pension reform measure on the 2014 ballot. It would allow local governments to negotiate changes in future pension benefits for current employees as well as future ones. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed says the measure is intended to help cities with skyrocketing retirement costs.