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Rick Lord A river rescue in North carolina, some reinforcements arrive in Arizona, and a frozen finish in Alaska on this USA Update

March 11, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


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North Carolina... four boaters had to be rescued from the Cape Fear River, just south of a large reservoir there. Rescue crews helped pull the passengers to safety from an overturned canoe, and another boat that had gotten stuck in the middle of the river between debris from a tree. No one was hurt...

Arizona... the first of many F-35 fighter jets have landed at Luke Air Force Base. 144 jets will eventually be assigned here. The jet is expected to phase out the service's aging F-16's and A-10's. They also ensure the future of the base, creating up to 700 jobs there. The F-35 is intended to be the premiere strike aircraft for the Air Force through the first half of the 21st century...

Alaska... we have a winner, and it's a familiar name. 27-year-old Dallas Seavey crossed the finish line under the buried arch in Nome early Tuesday morning, winning this year's Iditarod sled race. Over the last 77 miles, Seavey made up a three-hour deficit and went from third to first. He also won the Iditarod back in 2012. And with that we have crowned another USA Update.


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