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Rick Lord A bad luck boat in Georgia, a whale of a landing in Alaska, and they were yelling "Timber" in Toledo on this USA Update

July 16, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


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Georgia... a casino boat on its maiden voyage runs aground off Tybee Island. 123 passengers and crew members were trapped aboard the "Escapade" after it ran into a sandbar overnight. The boat remains stranded, but the passengers have evacuated it. Coast Guard officials say the boat is stable but may be leaning to one side...

Alaska... a close call between a pontoon plane and a whale. Just as the seaplane is about to skim and land right on the whale, the pilot yanks the throttle back and gets just enough lift to fly over the whale. The pilot says he didn't the see the whale until the very end, because he was distracted by all the commotion on the shoreline...

Ohio...the city of Toledo had a blast imploding two smoke stacks at the former Acme power plant. The stacks barreled down with dust billowing around the site. A third stack may be shortened and transformed into a mock lighthouse at Acme. Wile E. Coyote had no comment. And that's just dust in the wind on this USA Update.


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