Top Stories Today: 6.11.2013
The top five most clicked stories on Statesman.com at 5 p.m.
- Passenger recalls ‘really bizarre’ flight targeted for bomb threat: “We really didn’t know what was going on. It was a little scary,” said a sleep-deprived passenger on the LA-Austin flight, from her home Tuesday morning. A bomb threat caused the Southwest flight to be redirected to Phoenix on Monday.
- Judge clears way for suit to recall Lehmberg: Visiting Judge David Peeples made several rulings Tuesday in a lawsuit to remove Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg from office, including allowing another removal petition filed recently by a former district attorney candidate to proceed.
- Marble Falls’ Gray commits to Longhorns: Marble Falls wide receiver Garrett Gray became the Longhorns’ 15th pledge for 2014 with his commitment to Texas on Monday night.
- Two suffer minor injuries in North Austin bee hive attack: The incident occurred while the men were mowing along private property and disturbed an in-ground hive.
- Jury finds officer did not use excessive force the night Byron Carter died: A federal jury has found that officer Nathan Wagner did not use excessive force the night he opened fire on a car moving out of an East Austin parking spot, wounding the driver and killing 20-year-old Byron Carter.