A group of municipalities and Orange County have sued Kiryas Joel and the Town of Monroe to overturn their approval last month of a 164-acre expansion of Kiryas Joel and challenge the adequacy of Kiryas Joel's environmental review for two annexation proposals. The case was filed in state Supreme Court in Goshen on Friday and announced Monday in a joint statement.
American Airlines has confirmed that a pilot died while a redeye flight was en route from Arizona to Boston Monday.
Flight 550, originally scheduled to travel from Phoenix to Boston late Sunday was forced to divert to Syracuse, New York because of a pilot illness. "Unfortunately, our pilot passed away," the airline said in a statement.
"We are incredibly saddened by this event, and we are focused on caring for our pilot's family and colleagues," an airline spokesperson added.
The Airbus A320 was carrying 147 passengers and five crewmembers.