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They are being called the Ocean's 16. They are also
being called multimillionaires for winning a one-third
share of the $448.4 million Powerball drawing.
And some might call them crazy---or dedicated---
for showing up this week at the municipal garage
where they work in Ocean County, New Jersey.
"They're in shock. They're trying to do what they
need to do to get things in order," Ocean County
Vehicle Maintenance Department director Jim Pine
told ABCNews.com. "It took a little bit to clear their
heads yesterday. By them coming in yesterday, and
they're here for the most part today doing their job---
that should tell you a lot of about who they are. They
are outstanding people."
The 16 are employees of the Ocean County Vehicle
Maintenance Department in Toms River. It's not
known when they intend to go public and claim their
bonanza. They will divvy up $149.4 million, which
would be reduced to $86 million if taken in a lump
sum, and reduced further to $58.3 million after taxes
if taken in a lump sum. (ABC News)
Newest Powerball winners dubbed 'Ocean's 16'
A small Missouri town is
looking for a man not sus-
pected of a crime but, rather,
"I think that this time I ve
actually witnessed a guardian
angel at work," Jeremiah See
of the New London Fire
Department told ABC News.
An unidentified, allegedly
drunken driver hit Katie Lentz,
of Quincy, Missouri, head-on
August 4 while travelling on
Route 19, pinning the 19-year-
old in the front seat of her con-
vertible. With her vital signs
failing fast, she asked rescue
crews to pray with her.
That s when first responders
say a man who looked like a
Catholic priest seemed to
appear out of nowhere, despite
a two-mile perimeter blocking
"He began to pray and use
the anointing oil," New London
Fire Chief Raymond Reed said.
"There was a calmness that,
to me, seemed to come over
the entire scene."
But that s not the only
seemingly divine detail. Fire-
fighters say their equipment
kept failing until the mystery
man showed up.
"The words were to remain
calm, that our tools would now
work," Reed said. "Instanta-
neously, at that moment, our
arrived with fresh extrication
Lentz survived, but the man
vanished before crews could
The young woman is recov-
ering in the hospital with bro-
ken legs and ribs, but some say
it could ve been worse, if not
for the mystery man on the
"Whether it was just a priest
as an angel, or an actual angel
coming down," Lentz s friend
Travis Wiseman said, "he was
an angel to everyone and to
Katie." (ABC News)
CONNECTICUT---Four bodies have been recovered
from the site of a plane crash in a residential Con-
necticut neighbourhood, a fire official said yesterday.
Those presumed dead are the pilot, a former
Microsoft executive, his teenage son and two chil-
dren in a home struck by the plane.
The bodies---two from the plane and two from one
of the two houses it struck---were pulled from the
site Friday shortly before midnight, said Anthony
Moscato, deputy chief of the East Haven Fire Depart-
ment. He said they are believed to be the only vic-
The multi-engine, propeller-driven plane struck
the two small homes near Tweed New Haven Airport
just before noon Friday. The aircraft s left wing lodged
in one house and its right wing in the other.
Authorities previously said as many as six people
could have been killed. The victims were not imme-
diately identified. Their remains were sent to the
Connecticut medical examiner s office, as the National
Transportation Safety Board continued its investigation
of the crash.
Two children, ages one and 13, have been missing
since the plane crashed into their home.
A family member said the pilot was former
Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard, who was
taking his son Maxwell on an East Coast tour of col-
The family learned it was Henningsgaard s plane
through the tail number, said his brother Blair Hen-
ninsgaard, the city attorney in Astoria, Oregon.
It wasn t his first crash. Four years ago, Bill Hen-
ningsgaard crash-landed his plane on Washington s
Columbia River, and he and his 84-year-old mother
were rescued by a passing boat as the plane began
A vigil for the victims of the crash was planned
for last night. (AP)
4 bodies pulled
Italian police officers stand next to the lifeless bodies of six migrants who, according to Italian coast
guard officials, drowned after their boat ran aground on a sandbar and they tried to swim to shore,
near Catania, southern Italy, yesterday. AP PHOTO
drowned after their boat ran
aground yesterday on a sandbar
off a popular Sicilian holiday
beach and they tried in vain to
swim to shore, authorities said.
About 90 others on board
survived after either swimming
50 feet to shore unaided or after
rescuers reached those who
decided to stay in the boat.
"I saw a group of them trying
to make it to the road from the
beach and called authorities,"
said Dario Monteforte, owner of
a bathing establishment on the
beach on the outskirts of Cata-
nia, eastern Sicily s largest city.
Vacationers and residents, arriv-
ing at the beach shortly after
dawn, were stunned to see the
bodies of the dead, covered by
plastic sheets and body bags,
lined up on the beach.
It is rare for smugglers often
unseaworthy vessels filled with
migrants to aim for shores near
cities, and Coast Guard Capt
Roberto D Arrico said the boat
apparently made a navigational
error while trying to reach
secluded shores undetected.
These migrants came ashore
on a stretch of Catania beach
where both residents and vaca-
tioners rent lounge chairs and
umbrellas to take in the sun for
the day and swim in the
Mediterranean. Cruise ships
anchor offshore so those aboard
can admire Sicily s eastern coast
and see Mount Etna, an active
volcano, rising up behind Cata-
nia.Authorities were trying to
identify the survivors. Italian
news reports said they included
Egyptians and Syrians.
"The vessel ran aground on a
sandbar," Catania chief prose-
cutor Giovanni Salvi said. "The
migrants thought they could
touch the sea bottom, they got
out of the boat, and instead they
drowned because suddenly the
water became deep," the Italian
news agency ANSA quoted him
Each year, thousands of peo-
ple, many of them from sub-
Saharan Africa, and hoping to
find jobs or relatives in Europe,
attempt the perilous Mediter-
ranean crossing in smugglers
boat, often rickety fishing boats
or motorised rubber dinghies
whose engines sometimes fail.
Countless migrants drown or
die of dehydration and their
bodies are tossed overboard,
according to survivors accounts.
Six boat migrants
drown off popular
Senior air safety investigator and emergency
responders confer on the scene of Friday morning's
crash of a Rockwell 960B airplane into a
neighbohood in East Haven, Connecticut. AP PHOTO
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