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Boy dies after ball hits near heart

Associated Press / June 5, 2011

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Arizona
PHOENIX — A 13-year-old Arizona boy died after a baseball hit him over the heart as he tried to bunt in a Little League game, officials said. Hayden Walton went for the bunt during a game Tuesday night in the close-knit northern Arizona city of Winslow, said Jamey Jones, a Winslow Little League official. He died the next morning at a hospital.

New Jersey
Hudson River plane going to museum
HARRISON — The plane that safely landed on the Hudson River and captivated the world two years ago rolled out of a warehouse and across the Passaic River yesterday morning to begin the trek to a North Carolina museum. The damaged Airbus A320 eased out of the J. Supor and Sons warehouse lot where it has sat since the splashdown in January 2009 made its pilot, Captain Chesley Sullenberger, a national hero. US Airways Flight 1549 was bound for Charlotte from New York when it struck a flock of geese after takeoff and lost power in both engines.

New Mexico
9-year-old makes solo balloon flight
TOME — Nine-year-old Bobby Bradley floated into history early yesterday, taking off solo in a hot air balloon and landing perfectly about a half-hour later to become the youngest trained pilot to accomplish such a feat.

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