The family of two victims in a fatal wrong-way crash with an FBI agent have filed a lawsuit seeking $100-million in damages from the agency and the agent's supervisor.
The family of the brothers killed in the crash, Maurice Williams, 23, and Craig Chambers, 19, filed the suit in federal court in Miami last week. Then-agent David Farrall had a blood-alcohol level of .14 when he allegedly drove into the oncoming lane in 1999.
The suit charges the FBI was negligent because it did not provide care for Farrall's drinking problem. The suit also claims that Farrall's supervisor, who was drinking with him the night of the crash, knew Farrall was drunk but let him drive anyway.
Airliner tested after gray powder is found
FORT LAUDERDALE _ A hazmat crew examined a US Airways flight Friday after a flight attendant discovered a gray powder on a wine bottle, then became ill, authorities said.
U.S. Airways Flight 803 out of Philadelphia landed at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. The hazmat crew tested the Boeing 757 for the presence of hazardous materials, a county official said.
The attendant, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a hospital after he complained of a headache.
The powder and the plane tested negative for hazardous materials. The powder was sent to a lab in Miami for further testing.
Cousins face penalties in insurance scam
TALLAHASSEE _ State officials began revoking insurance licenses Friday from a group of cousins accused of an insurance scheme.
The four men are accused of offering elderly clients health insurance but selling them life insurance instead.
The agents profited more than $2-million and had clients in Naples, Fort Myers and Sarasota.
Administrative complaints were filed Friday against Brian Lee Shechtman, Mark Mittleman, Jay Steven Goldman and Gregory John O'Connor. All are cousins from South Florida.
The state is also conducting a criminal investigation of the case.
_ Associated Press