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Rick Lord A plane plunges into the river in Illinois, shots sprayed through an apartment complex in Florida, and three new reasons to visit the National Zoo in D.C. on this USA Update

June 24, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


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Illinois... one person is dead, and another injured after a paraplane crashes into the Fox River. The pilot was able to free himself from his harness and escape to safety, but the passenger didn't make it out alive. The pilot says his plane had engine problems, but the exact cause remains under investigation. Crews spent the morning trying to recover the wreckage...

Florida... three people are in custody in connection with a string of shootings that killed two people. Police were searching on a rooftop for evidence that may be linked to the early morning shootings at an apartment complex in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood. Ten people were hurt, with one in critical condition. The scene was littered with dozens of spent shell casings and shattered glass, but no word yet on what happened...

Washington D.C... The National Zoo unveils three new female Asian elephants. It's part of a new elephant community center that resembles an indoor elephant sand box, and includes a 5700-square-foot barn, a pool, and long walk-ways in between. The animals arrived last month from Canada, but had to spend 30 days in quarantine before they were allowed to make their debut. And with that, we have to pack up our trunks on this USA Update.


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