Mennonite Church helps two-year separation come to an end for sisters seeking asylum in the US
SAN ANTONIO – Even the day after two sisters from Honduras were reunited in San Antonio, seeing the joy and relief in their faces was “just beautiful,” said Pastor Katie Best-Richmond of the San Antonio Mennonite Church. Up until then, she said, “We’ve all been nervous and scared.”Rosa and her younger sister, Maritza, had not seen each other in two years. Yet, somehow, Maritza was able to quickly apply for asylum at the border and was released only about a day later. She said, given the sisters were reunited this week even as the influx at the border continues, “It is a miracle. “They are just absolute joys, and they are so kind and loving to everyone that they meet,” Best-Richmond said.
Father, daughter meet for the first time after 50 years
HOUSTON – It was an emotional reunion for one Tomball, Texas father and his daughter, who were separated at her birth and then came together again after 50 years. Winski’s daughter, Kerri Beggs, said at the age of 19, she began a quest to find her biological father. Beggs, who now lives in Tucson, Arizona, took a plane to Hobby Airport on Friday, a flight that was delayed. For the first time after a lifetime of missing each other, the father and daughter embraced each other. For the last four months, I’ve been looking forward to this day.”Added Winski, “She’s my little girl.
Crews scour Reunion coast for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 debris
The search is widening around the island of Reunion for aircraft debris. Searchers are looking for wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Experts in France will soon analyze debris found there last week. It will be put under a microscope that can magnify images 10,000 times. Jonathan Vigliotti reports from a helicopter over Reunion with the search for more clues.cbsnews.com
Judge recognizes burglary suspect as middle school classmate
It was an emotional reunion in a very odd place. Forty-nine-year-old Arthur Booth was in a Florida court Thursday facing charges for burglary, grand theft and resisting arrest. He broke down when he realized the judge, Mindy Glazer, was a former classmate. Ben Tracy reports.cbsnews.com