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POSTED January 1, 2013 9:16 p.m.

WOMAN STUMBLES, FALLS ON NYC SUBWAY TRACKS, DIES: NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a young woman stumbling around on a Manhattan subway platform not far from Times Square fell onto the tracks and was killed by a train.

The accident happened at around 5 a.m. on New Year's Day at the No. 2 line station on 34th Street and Seventh Avenue. That's one stop from where revelers gather in Times Square to see the ball drop.

Police say the victim was in her 20s. Her name wasn't immediately released.

Subway deaths are common in the city. Last year, according to a report in the Daily News, there was about a fatality a week.

But track deaths have been getting extra scrutiny in recent weeks after two men were shoved to their deaths in December.

TAXIING PLANE CLIPS PARKED JET AT FLA. AIRPORT: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when two airplanes got into a sort of fender-bender at a Florida airport.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue says a taxiing Spirit Airlines Airbus A-320 clipped a US Airways Airbus A-320. The US Airways jet was parked Monday night in a remote area away from the gate at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson says a flight from Atlanta was taxiing to its gate when its left wing clipped the parked plane. Pinson says all 162 passengers on board got off at the gate as normal, and the plane returned to service.

Authorities say the US Airways aircraft was left with a gash in its tail section.

Firefighters were called to the scene, but there was no fuel leak from either aircraft.

SILVER ALERT ISSUED IN SEARCH OF MISSING ELK GROVE MAN: ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have issued California's first-ever Silver Alert for an 82-year-old Sacramento-area man reported missing Monday afternoon.

The Sacramento Bee reports Robert Grappi left his Elk Grove home after arguing with his wife and was believed to be driving to his son's house in Nevada County.

Elk Grove Police say Grappi relies on regular medication and may have dementia. He was driving a 1998 Toyota RAV4 with California license plate ATSAOK2.

A Silver Alert was issued in Sacramento, Placer and Nevada counties.

Under the new Silver Alert program, which took effect Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol asks news media, law enforcement and the public for help in locating elderly individuals believed to be at risk.

Unlike Amber Alerts, the system used to locate missing children, Silver Alerts do not show up on electronic highway signs.

. LEE BAILEY DENIED BID TO PRACTICE LAW IN MAINE: LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — F. Lee Bailey, the attorney who represented O.J. Simpson and Patty Hearst, had been denied his request to practice law in Maine.

The 79-year-old Bailey passed the Maine bar exam last winter. He was previously licensed in Massachusetts and Florida, but was disbarred in those states for mishandling $6 million worth of stock for a client.

In a 5-4 decision, the Maine Board of Bar Examiners wrote that Bailey hadn't demonstrated by "clear and convincing evidence that he possesses the requisite honesty and integrity" to practice law in Maine. The four dissenting board members recommended that he be allowed to practice in Maine.

 

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