Hudson River

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Rowers Find Enormous Head in Hudson

Styrofoam structure looks like ancient sculpture

(Newser) - Today's mystery: What was a seven-foot-tall head doing floating in the Hudson River? Marist College crew members found the enormous noggin, made of Styrofoam and fiberglass and reminiscent of a Greek or Roman sculpture, while on the river on Tuesday, Newsday reports. It "looked like something out of...

Triathlete Dies in NYC Ironman
 Triathlete Dies in NYC Ironman 

Triathlete Dies in NYC Ironman

43-year-old died in initial swim portion of grueling race

(Newser) - A 43-year-old man competing in the first New York City Iron Man triathlon died yesterday, after experiencing "distress" during the 2.4-mile swimming portion, reports DNA Info . He was pulled from the water and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. "On behalf of all...

Flooding Forces 100K to Evacuate Pa., Drenches NY

Tropical Storm Lee fallout has already killed 3

(Newser) - Pennsylvania officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for the more than 100,000 people living along the Susquehanna River, one of several East Coast rivers flooding over thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, the AP reports. The river is expected to crest at 41 feet by 8pm....

Dad Sues for $80M in Drowning of 3 Kids

He blames city, county for ex-girlfriend's suicide drive into Hudson

(Newser) - The sad story of a New York mother who committed suicide by driving into the Hudson River in April, drowning three of her four young children, now has a hefty lawsuit attached. The kids' biological father is suing the city of Newburgh and Orange County for a total of $80...

NYC Giving Geese to Food Banks

... in Pennsylvania, at least for this year

(Newser) - New York City plans to send the geese it captures around airports to a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse so the meat can be used for food, reports the New York Times . After catching flack for dumping euthanized geese into landfills, the city chose Pennsylvania because it already has a system set up...

Hudson River Hero Sullenberger Lands at CBS

'Sully' to be network's aviation analyst

(Newser) - The pilot who safely brought down that plane in the Hudson River has a new gig as a CBS analyst. The network announced yesterday that Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger has been named as Aviation and Safety Expert. Sullenberger will provide analysis of aviation safety and contribute to all CBS...

Boy, 10, Escaped Hudson Mom's Van by Window

Mother drove minivan into Hudson River, killing herself, 3 kids

(Newser) - Tough new details are emerging in the story of the 25-year-old mother who killed herself and three of her children by driving a minivan into the Hudson River . It turns out that the lone survivor, 10-year-old Lashaun Armstrong, escaped by opening a power window and climbing out after his mother...

NY Mom Drowns Self, 3 Kids After Domestic Fight

Police say 4th child released before woman drove into Hudson River

(Newser) - The bodies of a New York woman and her three young children were pulled from the Hudson River last night after what police believe was a murder-suicide sparked by a domestic dispute. The mother drove her minivan and the children—two boys, ages 5 and 2, and an 11-month-old girl—...

On Wedding Eve, New Tidbits
 On Wedding Eve, New Tidbits 
chelsea's big day

On Wedding Eve, New Tidbits

Chelsea Clinton nuptials frenzy conquers Rhinebeck, NY

(Newser) - Wedding Watch 2010 is at a fever pitch on the eve of Chelsea Clinton’s nuptials. Security is tight as Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky prepare for tonight’s rehearsal dinner at the Grasmere Estate, a renovated barn, the New York Daily News reports. The Secret Service is in town, and...

Captain Sully Retires
 Captain Sully Retires 

Captain Sully Retires

Miracle on Hudson pilot says he'll remain a safety advocate

(Newser) - Hero pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who safely landed his US Airways jet in the Hudson River last year, is retiring after a final flight today. The captain, 59, says he “will continue to serve as the same kind of advocate I have always been—not only for aviation...

Sully Gets His Own Cocktail
 Sully Gets His Own Cocktail 
Flight 1549 Anniversary

Sully Gets His Own Cocktail

It's a Manhattan with a splash, get it?

(Newser) - Today’s the first anniversary of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III’s death-defying Hudson River landing, and if you’d like to raise a glass and celebrate, here's just the thing. Renowned cocktail inventor Dale DeGroff whipped up a cocktail formula worthy of Sully’s name, and the New York ...

Sullenberger Leads Rose Parade

Hero of Flight 1549 feted in home state

(Newser) - Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger made a splash 3,000 miles from the Hudson River today, serving as grand marshal of the 121st annual Tournament of Roses Parade through the streets of Pasadena, Calif. This year's parade celebrated everyday heroes—a perfect fit for the captain of US Airways Flight 1549,...

Capt. Sully's Top Reward: 'Hero Sex'
 Capt. Sully's Top 
 Reward: 'Hero Sex' 

Capt. Sully's Top Reward: 'Hero Sex'

Chesley Sullenberger, wife discuss sex life boost after flight 1549

(Newser) - What did expertly landing a plane on the Hudson River get “hero pilot” Chesley Sullenberger? “Hero sex,” says his wife. Lorrie Sullenberger tells Matt Lauer for Thursday’s People of the Year TV special that “the hero sex really helps a 20-year-old marriage,” the AP...

Man Fleeing Cops Jumps From Geo. Washington Bridge

Traffic gridlocked after plunge into Hudson

(Newser) - A man being pursued by police drove his red Pontiac onto the eastbound George Washington Bridge, abandoned the car, and jumped into the Hudson River this morning. It's not clear why the cops were after the driver, and a search of the water beneath the span is under way, reports...

Capt. Sully Plans Return to Flying
Capt. Sully Plans Return to Flying

Capt. Sully Plans Return to Flying

Hero pilot will also become part of US Airways' safety management team

(Newser) - Chesley Sullenberger, who saved the passengers and crew of US Airways Flight 1549 when he executed daring water landing on the Hudson River in January, will soon return to flying. The hero pilot's return to the cockpit is imminent, the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles reports. In addition to flying,...

Newspaper Heiress' Body Washes Ashore

Descendant of Detroit News founder committed suicide

(Newser) - The body of Anne Morrell Petrillo was pulled from the Hudson River yesterday, three days after the newspaper heiress jumped off the same bridge where her stepfather leapt to his death more than a decade earlier. Petrillo, 38, was descended on her mother’s side from Detroit News founder James...

Agencies Squabble Over Controller's Role in Hudson Crash

(Newser) - The National Transportation Board's view of the events that caused last weekend's crash over the Hudson River doesn't jibe with the FAA's, the Wall Street Journal reports. The NTSB chronology released yesterday suggests that errors from air traffic controllers—one of whom was one the phone to his girlfriend at...

Air Controller Failed to Warn Hudson Pilot

Controller failed to inform him, NTSB report finds

(Newser) - An air traffic controller failed to warn the pilot of a plane in last weekend's mid-air collision over the Hudson River, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled today. Chatting on the phone, the controller did not inform the pilot that "there were several aircraft detected by radar in the...

Home Video Captures Hudson Collision

(Newser) - NBC has obtained a video capturing Saturday’s mid-air collision over the Hudson River. Shot by an Italian tourist who was on a boat on the river, it’s the first known video of the crash. In it, the plane appears to come up behind the helicopter, climbing and turning....

Air Traffic Controllers Suspended Over Hudson Crash

During it, one was on phone with girlfriend

(Newser) - The two air traffic controllers on duty at Teterboro Airport during Saturday's mid-air collision over the Hudson River have been suspended and will likely be fired, the New York Daily News reports. Investigators have found that one of the men was on the phone to his girlfriend at the time...

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