posted on February 13, 2010 08:03
Hundreds of relatives and friends of the 50 victims killed in a plane crash outside of Buffalo marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly flight with an emotional tribute. The group, carrying pictures and wearing red scarves, walked ten miles from the site where Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed into a home to the Buffalo Niagara Airport, completing the journey the victims never made. Loved ones are now calling for tougher air standards. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce the recommendations as part of the Flight 3407 Memorial Act. The 49 people on board the Buffalo-bound flight out of Newark were killed, while another perished on the ground. Pilot error and ice build up on the wings have been ruled as causes in the crash.
A Medina man wound up arrested on drug chargers after being stopped for a burned out taillight. 29-year-old William Crosby of Marshall Road in Medina was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and for driving with an inadequate taillight. During the stop on route 77 in the town of Alabama, Crosby was found to be allegedly possessing a smoking pipe and a grinder both with marijuana in them. Crosby was issued an appearance ticket and will be in Town of Alabama Court on February 23rd.
The ranking House Republican on the Homeland Security Committee believes the upcoming 9-11 terror trial will not be held in lower Manhattan, but the Obama administration is having difficulty searching for a suitable alternative. Long Island Congressman Peter King made the pronouncement during a City Council hearing Friday about the controversial trial. Congressman King says the White House made the decision to move the trial of the self-confessed mastermind of 9-11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators, but is waiting to find another site before an official announcement is made. Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder in a "Washington Post" editorial states he still supports a civil trial as the best option.