BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A spokeswoman says a medical emergency among the crew of a Seattle-bound United Airlines flight prompted an emergency landing in Boise.
Boise airport spokeswoman Patti Miller says an apparent heart attack on-board United flight 1603 prompted the emergency landing just before 8 p.m. on Thursday. The flight originated in Houston and was headed to Seattle.
Miller says initial reports said the flight's captain suffered the heart attack. But United Airlines spokeswoman Christen David says it was a member of the crew serving the Boeing 737 that had a medical emergency. She says paramedics met the flight and took the crew member to the hospital.
David says the airline is working to accommodate the 161 passengers who are in Boise waiting for a flight to Seattle.
BOSTON (AP) - Three people waiting for a subway train in Boston rescued a man who tumbled off a station platform and onto the tracks.
A transit agency spokesman says the man fell onto the Orange Line tracks at North Station at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Video shows the man walking straight onto the tracks, where he remains motionless. Three people then jump down and lift him to safety, including one man who came from the opposite platform.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo says a dispatcher was notified and trains in the area were stopped so the man was never in danger of being struck.
Pesaturo says the man was alert and had no visible injuries when pulled back onto the platform. He was taken to a hospital.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin lawmaker is introducing a bill, no pun intended, that would legalize duck races.
Well, not real ducks but the plastic ones with numbers on the bottom. Nonprofit organizations commonly race the little plastic ducks as fundraisers. Participants usually buy a raffle ticket corresponding with a duck's number.
The first to float across the finish line wins.
State Rep. Andre Jacque circulated a proposal Thursday to legalize the races. He says the village of Mishicot was warned by the Wisconsin Department of Justice that its annual rubber duck race amounts to illegal gambling.
Jacque's bill creates an exemption for duck races, similar to laws in Minnesota and Michigan.
Rubber duck races in Wisconsin include the "Ducktona 500" in Sheboygan Falls and the "Lucky Ducky Derby" in Menomonee Falls.