Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Digest

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10 are hurt when jet's landing gear collapses

Officials said the nose wheel of a Southwest Airlines flight landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport collapsed right after the aircraft touched down on the runway.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said 10 passengers were treated at the scene Monday night, with six being taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The six crew members were taken to another hospital for observation.

Dallas-based Southwest said there were 150 people on the flight., while the Port Authority said it was 149.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Flight 345 from Nashville, Tenn., landed at 5:45 p.m. and came safely to a stop at the edge of the runway. The nose of the Boeing 737 could be seen on the ground.

Zimmerman helped rescue four in crash * George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle in central Florida last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, officials said Monday.

Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Cannaday said in a statement that deputies responding last Wednesday afternoon to the wreck in Sanford the Orlando suburb where Martin was shot found Zimmerman and another man had already helped a couple and their two children out of a flipped SUV off the road near Interstate 4. They were not hurt.

Zimmerman spoke with a deputy at the scene and then left, the sheriff's office statement said. He did not see the crash happen.

This is believed to be the first time Zimmerman, 29, has been seen publicly since his acquittal on a second-degree murder charge in the 17-year-old Martin's death in February 2012. Zimmerman's parents and his attorneys have said in interviews since the verdict that they fear for his safety because of those who may not agree with the acquittal.

Hearing on Detroit bankruptcy is set * The federal judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy will hear arguments Wednesday on the city's request to freeze lawsuits by retirees who claim their pensions are protected by the state constitution.

It will be the first hearing less than a week after Detroit, which is saddled with billions of dollars in debt, became the largest U. …

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