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  • Elgin woman killed in skydiving accident, 'chased after her dreams'

    Elgin woman killed in skydiving accident, 'chased after her dreams'
    An Elgin woman well known in racing and skydiving circles died during a jump in LaSalle County, officials said. Stephanie Eggum, 32, had cut her main parachute for some reason but deployed her reserve chute at low altitude and plummeted into a corn field...
  • Iran arrests paragliding Slovaks, alleges they were spying

    BEIRUT-- Iranian authorities confirmed Sunday the arrests of several Slovakian nationals who were taken into custody on espionage-related charges while on a paragliding trip to Iran. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of Iranian parliament's National...
  • Getting the hang of it — hang gliding, that is

    Getting the hang of it — hang gliding, that is
    With a pneumatic whoooooooosh, I leave Earth again, and I am not even propelled by the sort of happy hour rocket fuel with which I'm sometimes associated. In truth, I do not have many happy hours. I have happy minutes, happy moments. An entire hour?...
  • Lehigh Valley Air Show

     
    Here's one of many signs that I'm getting old. As we enjoyed Sunday's aerobatics and diplays at the Lehigh Valley Air Show, I told a friend that I had attended a media day a few years before for the last......
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap, 'We're not in Oklahoma no More'

    Welcome back, everyone! I hope you got your Phil fix over the summer by watching him recreate the 1928 Tour de France on a vintage bicycle. The man does not stop. His calves do not stop. Anyway, back to the race. It opens in an Old West movie ranch...
  • Marine killed in skydiving accident was decorated combat veteran

     
    The Marine killed during a parachute training accident in Perris was a highly decorated combat veteran from Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Marine Corps announced Thursday. Sgt. Caleb Medley, 26, of La Junta, Colo., died this week when he plummeted......
  • Camp Pendleton Marine dies in sky diving accident in Perris

     
    A skydiver plummeted to his death Tuesday afternoon in Perris, officials said....
  • Marine who died in Perris skydiving accident identified

     
    A Camp Pendleton Marine who plummeted to his death Tuesday afternoon during a parachuting training exercise in Perris was identified Wednesday as Caleb Medley, 26, of Burlington, Colorado, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office....
  • ... Just dropping in for the IronPigs' game

     
    The skies are expected to be clear over Coca-Cola Park Tuesday evening, but that doesn't nothing will be falling from the skies before the scheduled game with Scranton. Aleth Matrone from the Misty Blues all women’s skydiving team will be jumping...
  • NGC special will chronicle Felix Baumgartner’s epic space jump

     
    If you were one of the millions who watched Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking free-fall jump this past Sunday — when he became the first person to free fall while breaking the sound barrier — you know what an impressive accomplishment it...
  • Skydiving Instructor Fined for Letting Woman Slip Out of Harness (VIDEO)

    Skydiving Instructor Fined for Letting Woman Slip Out of Harness (VIDEO)
    LODI, Calif. (KTLA) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is fining an instructor $2,200 for not properly securing an elderly woman during a skydive in 2011. Laverne Everett was crossing skydiving off her bucket list, jumping out of a plane flying...