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Florida school shooting victim

honored at UCF-UConn game

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Max Schachter wore his son’s University of Connecticut sweatshirt Thursday to the football game between UConn and Central Florida.

Alex Schachter was killed in the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He had planned to apply to UConn and play trombone. His father has said the 14-year-old wore the shirt every day to school.

UConn’s marching band planned to play his favorite song, Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4,” at halftime and spell out the name “Alex” on the field.

The university sent a posthumous letter of admission to Alex’s family shortly after his death and the family has set up a band scholarship at UConn in his name.

Authorities identify 3 killed in

glider crash in Vermont

MORRISTOWN, Vt. (AP) — Crews worked Thursday to recover the bodies of three people who died when the glider they were in crashed in a heavily wooded section of Vermont’s Sterling Mountain during what was supposed to be a 30-minute tour over the resort town of Stowe and the surrounding area.

While multiple agencies worked to bring the bodies off the mountain, an investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived Thursday at the Morrisville-Stowe Airport in Morrisville to begin the process of determining what caused the crash.

The glider was being flown by Donald Post of Stowe, a long-time pilot for Stowe Soaring. Post, 70, was killed in the crash along with the passengers, Frank Moroz III, 58, and his wife Suzanne Moroz, of Hamden, Connecticut.

“It’s a heavily wooded, dense area,” Vermont State Police Capt. Robert Cushing said at midday Thursday at a staging area in a remote section of Morristown. Crews were being ferried from the staging area to the crash site to carry out the bodies.

Cushing said it was expected to take most of the day to recover the bodies, which would then be taken to the office of the Vermont Medical Examiner for autopsy.

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