CHICAGO — Police say a baggage handler told them he was drunk when he fell asleep in a cargo hold and flew from Kansas City to Chicago. American Airlines says the Piedmont Airlines employee was working American Flight 363 on Saturday when the Boeing 737 left Kansas City International Airport with the handler in a heated and pressurized cargo hold. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says he was found when the flight landed about an hour later at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. The spokesman says the handler told police he was intoxicated and had fallen asleep. No charges were filed, and he was sent back to Kansas City. American says it is grateful the handler wasn’t injured and it’s reviewing what happened. The handler’s name wasn’t released. … [Read more...] about Baggage handler falls asleep on Kansas City-Chicago flight
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 1, 2018 / 12:56 AM GMT By Jay Blackman and Alex Johnson An American Airlines employee fell asleep in a cargo hold of a Boeing 737 in Kansas City, Missouri, and when he emerged about an hour later, he was in Chicago, the airline said Wednesday. The employee — who wasn't identified but who the airline said works for its Piedmont Airlines subsidiary — was intoxicated, said a source with direct knowledge of the incident, speaking on condition of anonymity. American said that the man "inadvertently" fell asleep in the forward cargo hold on Saturday morning and was still inside when the jet took off. The cargo hold was heated and pressurized, and the man wasn't injured, the airline said. "Our top priority is ensuring the well-being of the Piedmont employee," the airline said. "He did not request any medical attention upon arrival … [Read more...] about Sleeping airline employee flies in cargo hold from Kansas City to Chicago
The American Conservative Union, Family Research Council (FRC), and Vice President Mike Pence will rally voters Friday in Missouri for a host of midterm Republican candidates in target races. Rally organizers urge potential attendees, “You get a say in whether Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer control Congress or if Josh Hawley and [Rep.] Kevin Yoder serve in the majority.”Midterm Republicans being highlighted at the rally will include U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley; Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach; Missouri’s Fourth District House candidate Vicky Hartzler; Kevin Yoder, House candidate in the Third District of Kansas; Steve Watkins, House candidate in the Second District of Kansas; and Sam Graves, House candidate in Missouri’s Sixth District. Pence will rally voters alongside Lt. General William Boykin (Ret.), ACU chairman Matt Schlapp, Hawley, and Kobach. The FRC Action Values bus will be on site to “encourage and equip voters to be the … [Read more...] about Mike Pence to Rally for Hawley, Kobach, Other Republicans in Kansas City
Kansas City Councilman Quinton Lucas, a mayoral candidate, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. He said he fell asleep in his parked car and did not drive the vehicle. (Photo courtesy of campaign) Kansas City Councilman Quinton Lucas was arrested this week on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to arrest records. The 34-year-old mayoral candidate said he had alcohol at a university function near downtown Lawrence, Kanas, Thursday and when he got to his car, realized he should not drive back to his home in Kansas City. He decided to make the "much wiser choice to wait until [he] was more comfortable" or call a friend, Lucas told Fox News. "It would be grossly irresponsible after a few drinks to have driven that far," Lucas said. In a statement posted online, Lucas said he fell asleep while sitting in his car and awoke to a police officer. He said the car was parked legally and he never attempted to move it, stressing he "behaved responsibly." … [Read more...] about Kansas City mayoral candidate arrested for DUI says he ‘behaved responsibly’
GLENDALE, Ariz. – This was ugly. This was, by the late stages, too much of too much. This was total devastation.How total was the devastation found in the Broncos’ 45-10 victory over the Cardinals?In the opening seconds of the fourth quarter, Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko began leading tens of thousands of orange-clad fans in cheers. He raised his arms and pranced along the line of scrimmage, commanding fans who had invaded State Farm Stadium to join him in celebrating the triumph.The orange-clad fans were rejoicing. Meanwhile, those who support the Cardinals will recover from this beating sometime in, say, 2025.“It felt like a home game,” Peko said. “It’s crazy, man. All I saw is a sea of orange out there.”It was, definitely, crazy.But here’s the more important question:How much does this dazzling, resounding victory mean?It was a mere 13 months ago, on Sept. 17, 2017, that the Broncos destroyed the Cowboys, 42-17. In a jubilant locker … [Read more...] about David Ramsey: Can Denver Broncos bring their victory wheels to Kansas City?