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A Hurlburt Field spokeswoman said all five airmen on board the Osprey were injured and taken to hospitals. Their conditions were not available.

The extent of the damage to the Osprey was not immediately released. Air Force officials will be investigating the crash.

Hurlburt Field is the Air Force’s Special Operation Command headquarters.

Judge sets October trial for FAMU hazing suspects

ORLANDO — A judge has set an October trial date for 11 people charged with felony hazing in the death of a Florida A&M drum major.

An attorney for one of the people says the trial likely won’t start until next year, though, because of the number of defendants and witnesses who need to be interviewed.

Circuit Judge Marc Lubet set the Oct. 8 date during an arraignment Thursday. Only defendant Shawn Turner was in court because he had not hired an attorney. He was appointed a public defender.

Most of the other defendants waived their appearances.

Robert Champion died in November following what authorities have said was hazing on a bus after FAMU’s football game in Orlando.


Man accused of driving off with woman stuck to car

BRIDGEPORT — A man was accused of fleeing a hit-and-run accident with the victim still attached to his fender and fighting to get free.

A van driven by Frank Rega struck a 23-year-old woman who was standing in front of a disabled car on March 15, police said. The woman became stuck on the driver’s-side fender, but Mr. Rega drove off, even as she was yelling at him and hitting him in the face in an attempt to get him to stop, police said.

She eventually fell off, struck the roadway and suffered a head injury, police said. She was treated and released from St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Mr. Rega, 56, of Monroe, faces numerous charges including reckless endangerment, reckless driving, evading responsibility and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the Connecticut Post reported. He was released after posting a $500 bond.

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