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Rick Lord Trouble on the Tarmac in Michigan, a gas theft blows up in Oregon, and a familiar face in Texas on this USA Update

December 23, 2013
Reporter: Rick Lord


Michigan... a scare at the airport in Detroit. A jet racing down the runway on take-off ends up skidding off the Tarmac. It happened just after 6:30 Mondaty morning. Delta says the plane may have hit some black ice. There were 180 passengers on-board; they were all re-booked on another flight and no one was injured. Delta says their technicians are investigating the cause of the incident...

Oregon... a thief's gas heist goes up in smoke in Portland. Police say a guy in a red car stole a partially-filled gas can from the bed of a truck that he was parked next to. But while pouring the fuel into his car, the gas ignited from his cigarette, burning his socks, pants, eyebrows and hair. He tried to take off, but was forced to abandon his damaged vehicle after just a few feet. He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, reckless burning and theft...

Texas... Pancho Claus is coming to town. Dressed in his fedora and zoot suit, he brings gifts, music and an ability to relate to Latino children. The Tex-Mex Santa was born out of the Chicano civil rights movement of the 70's and early 80's. On Christmas, Pancho Claus and his helpers will roll into the barrios singing songs and distributing presents. And with that we have to say adios on this USA Update.

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