Friday, November 5, 2010

Less than two weeks left to determine Harris-Moore's charges

The feds have less than two weeks file indictments against the notorious Barefoot Bandit.
Colton Harris-Moore waived his right to a speedy trial, so prosecutors have until November 15th to sort out the charges against him.
Harris-Moore has been in a federal detention center at SeaTac since July when he was caught in the Bahamas.
The Everett Herald reports the judge could extend the deadline.'s-charges/

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fence Project Planned For Airport

By Nathan Johnson

A project scheduled to get under way at Chan Gurney Municipal Airport as early as this fall will help keep unwanted visitors off the grounds.

Survey and design work has already begun for a wildlife fencing project that will surround the airport property between Highway 81 and Peninah Street north of 31st Street. It will consist of an eight-foot woven wire fence topped by three strands of high-tensile non-barbed wire, which will make the typical section 10 feet high. Chain link fence fabric will be used instead of woven wire in the terminal area and along 31st Street.

“It’s going to be quite an improvement at the airport,” said Gary Carlson of Carlson Aviation, which is the fixed-base operator of the facility for the City of Yankton. “The current barbed-wire fence around the airport is not secure.”

City commissioners are going to discuss the matter during their meeting tonight (Monday).

Many years ago, a plane struck a deer on the runway, he said. Additionally, dogs and cattle have been spotted on the runway.

“If you hit a 1,000-pound cow coming in, that would ruin your day,” Carlson said.

The project, which has long been planned for the airport, was bid out in late August and came in well under the engineer’s estimate. It was believed construction of the fence would come in around $477,000. However, the apparent low bid, submitted by Custom Fence of Logan, Utah, was $350,000.

Two other bids were also received — a $395,000 bid from American Fence of Sioux Falls, and an $859,000 bid from Willard Schmidt of Yankton.

Yankton Public Services Director Kevin Kuhl said a grant application for the project has been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration.

“We should hear back about it fairly soon,” he said. “It would cover all expenses for the project and some associated environmental issues.”

As part of the grant agreement, the city would be responsible for $13,000, and the South Dakota Department of Transportation would be responsible for $19,000.

In addition to keeping animals off the property, Carlson said the fence would also deter humans looking to steal a plane. The June break-in to the airport alleged to have been committed by Colton Harris-Moore, known widely as the “Barefoot Bandit,” was fresh in his mind, Carlson admitted.

“Ultimately, this will make the airport safer for the flying public,” he said.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Judge sets Nov. 15 deadline to indict Harris-Moore

By Jackson Holtz

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Guy on the Block? - Folk Hero or Second String?

It appears that there is another gentleman taking the limelight and receiving quite a bit of the nations attention. But even with a growing following on Facebook and a punch line of WWSSD (What Would Steven Slater do?), the new slinger on the block does not share quite the same style as Colton.

Flight Attendent Steven Slater was working on a flight landing at JFK airport that had traveled from Pittsburgh. When a passenger stood up as the plane was approaching the gate, Slater told the passenger to remain seated. The two exchanged heated words. A physical altercation ensued with Slater somehow getting hit in the head with the passenger's bag. Slater then grabbed some beer from the airplane refrigerator, and deployed the emergency inflatable slide to exit the aircraft. Slater was arrested at his residence in Queens on charges of criminal mischief, trespassing and reckless endangerment.

Although stealing a Beer was definitly in line with the "barefoot bandit," Colton never condoned violence; and until the inevitable day when Slater hijacks a JetBlue plane and slides out mid-air, lets leave him as second string. Not to mention, Slaters response sounds a bit more in line with a "bitch fit" than an "I Quit."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Who Helped the Barefoot Bandit? IPod and Laptop may have the answers

New evidence could implicate others in Barefoot Bandit case
Heather Bosch

Colton Harris-Moore, the barefoot bandit, may have left some high-tech tracks that could lead investigators to his partners in crime.

"The FBI is gathering evidence, in this case, in all different areas," says Emily Langlie, with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle. Langlie confirms some of the evidence includes Harris-Moore's laptop and iPod.

The barefoot bandit allegedly tossed them into the water when he ditched a stolen plane off the Bahamas.

Emails and other information from the electronics could reveal who Harris-Moore was in contact with and who might have helped him while he was on the run for two years.

His accomplices could face charges.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

SeaTac Federal Penitentiary

While the general population waits as the countdown to the sentencing for Colton continues, the "Barefoot Bandit" is housed day and night at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, Washington. SeaTac is currently home to approximately 821 Male and Female inmates including Colton and has housed renowned Drug Lord and United Nations Gang Leader Clayton Roueche, and Cannabis Advocate Marc Emmery. We know that Colton is not enjoying his stay so our hearts go out to him. Stay brave Colton!

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Colton has been in and out of jail for the majority of his adolescent life. Colton's lifestyle of breaking into vacations homes, stealing blankets, food and water started when he was seven. His first conviction came at 12, and by the time whe was 13 he had received three more. With each conviction, Colton had a 10-day stay at the detention center or community service. In 2003, police found a neighbor's camcorder in his home. Sentenced to three-years in 2008, Colton became a fugitive until he was apprehended on July 11.