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November 29, 1987
Three young men who stole dynamite "because it was there" and didn't know what else to do with it were responsible for a Nov. 3 explosion near Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, say sheriff's officers who have arrested them. The explosion, 1 1/2 miles from a runway, only made a crater in an irrigation ditch, but was heard 20 miles away. Officers estimate that 600 pounds of dynamite were used.
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December 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Commercial flights were halted Friday at Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, where an electrical fire knocked out the power and the runways' landing lights. An airport official said at least 17 commercial flights--most of them intrastate commuter runs--were halted by the power failure, which followed a 12:30 a.m. blaze apparently caused by a mechanical failure in the airport's elaborate electrical system.
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NEWS
December 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Commercial flights were halted Friday at Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, where an electrical fire knocked out the power and the runways' landing lights. An airport official said at least 17 commercial flights--most of them intrastate commuter runs--were halted by the power failure, which followed a 12:30 a.m. blaze apparently caused by a mechanical failure in the airport's elaborate electrical system.
NEWS
December 6, 1989 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Cory, the former state controller and assemblyman from Southern California who spent 22 often-controversial years in the Capitol, is at the center of a new flap over Sacramento County's tentative decision to buy his riverfront home, which sits two miles from the end of a Metropolitan Airport runway.
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December 6, 1989 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Cory, the former state controller and assemblyman from Southern California who spent 22 often-controversial years in the Capitol, is at the center of a new flap over Sacramento County's tentative decision to buy his riverfront home, which sits two miles from the end of a Metropolitan Airport runway.
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January 11, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Police said fog may have been a factor in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 5 near Sacramento Metropolitan Airport that killed two people Thursday afternoon. California Highway Patrol Officer Rick Barnett said at least one truck and several cars caught fire in the accident on the freeway's southbound lanes. The southbound lanes were still closed five hours after the crash, and Barnett said it could be early today before the lanes reopened.
SPORTS
November 9, 1991
A misdemeanor weapons charge against Antoine Carr, formerly with the Sacramento Kings, was dismissed because the prosecution and defense agreed to drop the case. Carr, who plays for the San Antonio Spurs, was on his way to San Diego for a charity basketball game on Aug. 3 when security officers at Sacramento Metropolitan Airport found a .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol in his bag. Carr was charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.
NEWS
September 14, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former state Controller Ken Cory sued Sacramento County Supervisors for reneging on their offer to buy his riverfront home for $717,250. The suit asks the Superior Court to order the county to resume the purchase and pay unspecified punitive damages. Supervisors had planned to buy the homes of as many as 17 people who claimed low-flying planes from nearby Sacramento Metropolitan Airport had reduced their homes' value.
NEWS
May 25, 1986
A federal prisoner with a long criminal record was shot to death by U.S. marshals near Sacramento Metropolitan Airport while the prisoner was trying to escape. U.S. Marshal's Service investigators identified the dead man as Thomas Forrer, 32, an accused drug dealer who gained notoriety in April, when he allegedly used a gun to force a Maryland social worker to give back Forrer's infant son, whom Forrer had abandoned at an airport near Baltimore while fleeing from police.
NEWS
November 29, 1987
Three young men who stole dynamite "because it was there" and didn't know what else to do with it were responsible for a Nov. 3 explosion near Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, say sheriff's officers who have arrested them. The explosion, 1 1/2 miles from a runway, only made a crater in an irrigation ditch, but was heard 20 miles away. Officers estimate that 600 pounds of dynamite were used.
NEWS
July 21, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 had to veer off course to avoid a possible collision with a single-engine Cessna as the passenger jet was approaching Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, federal officials said Monday. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Russell Park said there were no injuries and that the Delta jetliner landed safely after the incident about 1 p.m. Sunday. The blue and white Cessna and its pilot were not immediately identified.
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