Thomas Austin “Amarillo Slim” Preston Jr., an acclaimed professional poker player who fancied himself the “World’s Greatest Gambler,” has died.
A JetBlue Airways captain accused of disrupting a flight when he left the cockpit screaming about religion and terrorists plans to use an insanity defense at trial.
The judge in the case of a Saudi man accused of trying to make a weapon of mass destruction has moved the trial to Amarillo and set a new date.
The attorney for the JetBlue Airways pilot accused of interfering with a flight crew by disrupting a flight over San Antonio is seeking to waive hearings set for Monday.
A federal judge has ordered the Jet Blue pilot accused of interfering with his own flight crew — undergo psychiatric evaluation.
Clayton Osbon’s lawyer was to make his first appearance in federal court this morning. CBS News learned he was to appear at a courthouse in Amarillo. The JetBlue pilot who had a mid-air meltdown last Tuesday is facing federal charges.
JetBlue says the crew of Las Vegas-bound flight 191 — which had to make an emergency landing in Texas because of the strange and frightening behavior of its pilot — will remain quiet about the incident.
With a growing media storm surrounding “pink slime,” the closing of three production plants, including one in Texas, has been changed from “temporary” to “indefinite.” To show their support for the product Governor Perry has joined leaders from other states to tour a Beef Products plant in Nebraska.
A JetBlue captain who yelled about a bomb and urged passengers to pray on Flight 191 as it traveled over Texas has been suspended, the airline said Wednesday.
“Nobody knew what to do because he is the captain of the plane,” said passenger Don Davis. “You’re not just going to jump up and attack the captain.”
One witness says he started running up and down the aisle screaming.
A Florida man accused of interfering with a flight crew aboard a Southwest Airlines flight last fall has been ruled competent to stand trial.