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Howe caught packing heat at JFK airport

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Yankees pitcher Steve Howe appears in court today after being arrested for allegedly trying to take a loaded gun on an airplane at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Released by the Yankees on Saturday, Howe was arrested Monday afternoon.

Port Authority police officer Luviger Carter was called to an X-ray machine at a Delta check-in area about 4 p.m. when the operator spotted what looked like a pistol, said Port Authority spokesman Tom Middlemiss.

Carter asked Howe to open his bag and found a loaded .357 Magnum pistol, he added.

The 38-year-old left-handed reliever was flying to his home in Whitefish, Mont., via Atlanta. Howe was traveling with his wife, Cindy.

Howe was cut prior to the Yankees' game against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

Jazz Draft Night on tap Wednesday

The Utah Jazz will hold their annual NBA Draft Night at the Delta Center Wednesday, June 26. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the draft selection process starting at 5 p.m.

The Jazz have the 25th and 54th picks in the draft.

The Jazz will have the televised portion of the draft live from New Jersey on the Jumbotron screen in the arena. A stage will also be set up in the arena facing the seating area with Jazz coaches, operations personnel and scouts. Team president Frank Layden will conduct the local arena proceedings with comments from team personnel.

Admission is free. The first 1,000 people into the arena will receive a free slice of pizza.


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