posted on February 02, 2010 07:24
The National Transportation Safety Board is set to deliver its final report today on what it determined to be the cause of the crash of Continental Express Flight 3407. The commuter flight went down in Clarence on February 12th of last year killing 49 onboard and another person on the ground. The plane took off for the one-hour flight from Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey. More than 60 friends and family that lost loved ones on board the doomed flight are in Washington this morning for the release of the NTSB's final report. Much of the blame is expected to fall on the flight crew of captain Marvin Renslow and co-pilot Rebecca Shaw.
A Buffalo police officer is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the face. 47-year-old Detective John Garcia was hit with buckshot when a barricaded man opened fire in the middle of a four-hour standoff. Garcia is a 15-year veteran on the force and member of the Hostage Management Team who was trying to resolve the standoff. The suspect was later found dead in his home, shot by police.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has seen his once rock solid approval rating take a bit of a dive lately. A new Marist Poll finds that for the first time in nearly nine years Schumer's approval rating has fallen below 50-percent.