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Archive for April, 2012

KITCHEN SCOOP: Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad

Friday, April 6th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This week, cookbook author and food blogger Alicia Roass shows you what you can do with your leftover holiday ham…

Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad

1 cup dry elbow macaroni
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste
1/2 cup finely chopped cooked ham
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 large celery stalk, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
lettuce leaves for serving, if desired

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain well, set aside.
2. Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients (except the lettuce leaves) in a medium bowl. When pasta is cooked, rinsed and drained, add it to the cheese mixture and stir well. Serve immediately over lettuce leaves, if desired.


To find out more about the kitchen Alicia uses for her segments, contact Joyce Barnwell joycebarnwell@NUMBER1EXPERT.com

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Navy jet crashes into Va, apartments, pilots eject

Friday, April 6th, 2012

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (AP) — A local official says it appears two Navy pilots dumped fuel from a fighter jet before it crashed into a Virginia apartment complex, and that likely prevented the resulting fire from being far worse.

Bruce Nedelka is the Virginia Beach EMS division chief. He said Friday that witnesses saw fuel being dumped from the jet before it went down, and that fuel was found on buildings and vehicles in the area.

Nedelka says that maneuver likely prevented what could have been a massive fireball and fire.

Nedelka says the fire has been put out at the apartment complex, and crews are now going through to search for anyone who may have been inside.

Officials say at least three people were taken to hospitals, including the two pilots.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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DEVELOPING: Navy jet crashes into apartment in Virginia Beach

Friday, April 6th, 2012

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (CNN) — A Navy jet crashed Friday into some apartments near Virginia Beach, Virginia, sending flames and thick black smoke into the air, a military spokesman and a witness said.

At least two people were hurt, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The pilot and a person who was on the ground were being treated for injuries, but the nature and extent of those injuries were not immediately clear, the spokeswoman said.

Retired rescue squad member Pat Kavanaugh said he and others found one of the two plane crew members who ejected.

Kavanaugh was on his couch when he heard a loud boom.

“I saw a pilot on the ground with a parachute hanging from the building, with facial lacerations,” Kavanaugh said.

Witness watches as Navy jet crashes “He was in shock and still strapped to his seat,” Kavanaugh told CNN affiliate WTKR.

The jet hit the Mayfair Mews Apartment complex in Virginia Beach, according to U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell’s office, whose district includes Virginia Beach.

The jet was from a training squadron at the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, the Navy and Federal Aviation Administration said.

The crew of the two-seater F/A-18 ejected, but their condition wasn’t known, a Navy spokesman said.

Virginia Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Tim Riley said five buildings were heavily damaged, and first responders are going to have to do a detailed search of those buildings for people.

No residents were reported missing early Friday afternoon, Riley said.

But he added: “We’re going to assume that there are people missing, and we’re going to do a detailed search.

“It’s going to take a while to get through there to see the details,” Riley told CNN.

The two pilots were taken to the hospital, Riley said.

One resident, Keith Gutkowski, said one of the plane’s ejection seats ripped through an oak tree and crashed into his condo fence, and the other crashed into a home next to him.

The plane crash site is 75 yards from his home, and his wife saw the plane “almost fall out of the sky,” he said.

“What they’re saying about ejecting very late is definitely true,” Gutkowski said about reports that the pilots apparently ejected at a low altitude.

“Both ejection seats are right here, and the parachute is right by the crash site,” Gutkowski told CNN.

George Pilkington, a witness, said he saw the plane flying low, with its nose up and tail down, ejecting fuel — which struck him as unusual. The engine was straining, he said.

“It came over the top of my truck emptying fuel,” Pilkington said.

“That it didn’t cause more damage to the apartment buildings was a blessing,” he said.

The plane crashed in an area of apartment complexes and homes a half-mile from the waterfront, Pilkington said.

Black smoke and flames rose from the crash site.

At least one building was damaged, according to video footage from CNN affiliate WTKR. A charred section of the jet wreckage was on the ground nearby.

Fire trucks, ambulances and police cars filled the area as smoke drifted overhead.

Another witness, Zack Zapatero, said the plane crashed into a building occupied by senior citizens. He took photos of the scene.

“There’s these large fire balls coming up,” Zapatero said. “I was told there was a bunch of senior citizens that live in that building, which worries me a lot.

“Buildings were starting to collapse,” he said of the wreckage scene.

“Through the smoke, you could see the end of the plane sitting in the courtyard,” Zapatero said.

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Probation officers adjust to new powers of Justice Reinvestment Act

Friday, April 6th, 2012

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Bridge traffic slowed by accident

Friday, April 6th, 2012

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