Pilot forgets to use landing gear


MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) – A pilot ran through the usual steps of getting ready to land his small plane, except for one little thing – he forgot to lower his landing gear.

Without wheels, Thomas Lepsch’s Beechcraft Bonanza skidded a few hundred feet down the runway at Middlesboro/Bell County Airport before coming to a stop Thursday.

Couple met while on jury duty

NEW YORK (AP) – With this murder trial, I thee wed.

Love blossomed in a trial last year between alternate juror No. 3, Traci Nagy, and juror No. 6, Jonathan Cinkay. They picked up their marriage license last week, and Queens Supreme Court Justice Daniel Lewis, who presided over the case, is to marry them next month.

Funeral director’s first job: Bury dad

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) – As a new funeral director, Lori Davis prepared for the first person she would embalm and bury in her new position. That turned out to be her own father.

Shortly after she became funeral director at the Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel, her 68-year-old father, Emory Hadley Jr., was fatally stabbed in his bed July 5.