ALASKA: 1952 wreckage found on glacier

The wreckage of a military plane found June 10 on a glacier is that of an Air Force plane that crashed in 1952, killing all 52 people aboard, military officials said Wednesday. Army Capt. Jamie Dobson said evidence found at the site correlates with the missing C-124A Globemaster. The Alaska National Guard discovered the wreckage and possibly bones on Colony Glacier, about 40 miles east of Anchorage. The wreckage was spotted soon after the heavy transport plane vanished Nov. 22, 1952, with 41 passengers and 11 crew members, but it became buried in snow and probably lay under the surface of the glacier for decades, Dobson said. "The ice gives up what it wants to give up when it wants to give it up," she said. The plane was from McChord Air Force Base in Washington state.


FLORIDA: Only pot found in face chewer

Lab tests detected only marijuana in the system of a man shot by police while chewing on a man's face, the medical examiner said Wednesday. There has been much speculation about what would lead to the bizarre behavior Rudy Eugene exhibited in the gruesome attack that left Ronald Poppo, 65, disfigured.


Driver killed in gang crossfire

A man who won a controversial ruling under Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law three months ago was fatally shot when he got caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting, police said Wednesday. Greyston Garcia, 26, was driving home late Tuesday when struck by a bullet as gunfire erupted between gang members. Also killed was Ron Jones, 16, who was found lying in the street. In January, Garcia saw Pedro Roteta stealing a stereo from his truck. Authorities said Garcia fatally stabbed Roteta with a kitchen knife. Arrested and charged with second-degree murder, Garcia claimed his actions were taken in self-defense as defined by Florida's "stand your ground" law.


TEXAS: 40 years in neighbor's slaying

Raul Rodriguez, 46, who claimed Texas' version of a stand-your-ground law allowed him to fatally shoot neighbor Kelly Danaher, 36, over a noisy party was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for murder.

NewsdayTV's Elisa DiStefano and Newsday food writer Marie Elena Martinez take a look at the hottest places to dine on Long Island this summer.  Credit: Randee Daddona; Newsday / A.J. Singh

A taste of summer on Long Island NewsdayTV's Elisa DiStefano and Newsday food writer Marie Elena Martinez take a look at the hottest places to dine on Long Island this summer. 

NewsdayTV's Elisa DiStefano and Newsday food writer Marie Elena Martinez take a look at the hottest places to dine on Long Island this summer.  Credit: Randee Daddona; Newsday / A.J. Singh

A taste of summer on Long Island NewsdayTV's Elisa DiStefano and Newsday food writer Marie Elena Martinez take a look at the hottest places to dine on Long Island this summer. 

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