Thursday, December 12, 2013
EXETER, Calif. (AP) — California citrus growers have agreed to hold off packing fruit for two days to let state and county inspectors survey crop damage caused by a seven-day cold spell. California Citrus Mutual says growers will wait to pack fruit harvested on or after yesterday to facilitate inspections at 81 packinghouses in the Central Valley.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say a teenage girl who survived the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco only to be fatally struck by a fire truck actually was run over by two rescue vehicles. Authorities in California revealed months ago that the girl was alive on the runway and covered in firefighting foam when she was hit by an emergency vehicle. But documents released at an NTSB hearing in Washington yesterday reveal that the motionless girl was struck twice.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Family members say search efforts have mostly ended for a small private airplane that went missing over the mountains in central Idaho with five people aboard. Fifty-one-year-old Dale Smith, a software executive from San Jose, was flying the plane from eastern Oregon to Butte, Mont., last week when he reported engine trouble.
SEATTLE (AP) — Police have recovered more than 2,500 bottles of wine stolen from a Seattle wine shop last month, and they're probing a possible connection to an earlier heist in San Francisco. They say the investigation of the Seattle heist indicated the suspects last spring sold a large amount of wine to a San Francisco dealer for $100,000 — soon after a break-in at a high-end San Francisco wine shop.