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OFFICIAL: LITTLE HOPE 11 SERVICE MEMBERS SURVIVED
Military officials said Thursday that they found the main site where a Black Hawk helicopter crashed amid dense fog off the Florida shore, killing seven Marines and four soldiers who were aboard for a training mission. “At this point, we are not hopeful for survivors and we’re transitioning our search and rescue to a recovery effort,” said Col. Monte Cannon, who is overseeing the search. The military is not yet releasing the names of those killed in the crash or any details about them, Cannon said.
NAVY TO PRESENT EVIDENCE IN CASE OF ILLEGAL VIDEOS ON SUB
A U.S. Navy prosecutor says a group of male submarine sailors traded illicit videos of female officers in various stages of undress as if they were Pokemon cards. Navy prosecutors presented evidence Thursday against two of 12 male sailors accused of illegally making and trading videos of female officers aboard a nuclear submarine that was among the first to allow American women to serve alongside men. The two men in court Thursday, both missile technicians aboard the USS Wyoming nuclear submarine, were accused of trading the videos with other sailors.
2 BROTHERS PLEAD GUILTY IN FLORIDA TERROR PLOT
Two Pakistani-born brothers have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges they plotted a terrorist attack against New York landmarks. The pleas were entered Thursday by 32-year-old Sheheryar Alam Qazi and 22-year-old Raees Alam Qazi. In addition to terrorism support charges, they admitted plotting to assault two U.S. marshals while being escorted in the Miami court complex. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom set sentencing June 5 for both men. Raees Qazi faces up to 35 years in prison, while Sheheryar Qazi faces a 20-year maximum.
FLORIDA GOVERNOR HEADING TO CALIFORNIA IN JOBS PUSH
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is hitting the road again in his quest to lure businesses from other states. He’s planning an April trip to California. The Republican governor sent a letter Thursday to shipping companies. Scott is urging them to shift their business to Florida after labor disputes in California ports. Scott’s letter takes shots at what he calls California Gov. Jerry Brown’s “tax and spend administration.” During his inaugural address in January, Scott said he would visit several states in an effort to persuade businesses to relocate.
4 ARRESTED IN TAMPA AFTER DOG TIED TO RAILROAD TRACKS
Four poeople are accused of shooting a dog that was found tied to the railroad tracks near Tampa. Police arrested the 17-year-old boys Wednesday. They’re charged with aggravated animal cruelty charges after authorities found the dog tied to the train tracks and suffering from two gunshot wounds on March 4. Officers took the dog to an animal hospital where she’s recovering. They’ve named her Cabela.