Friday, September 1, 2023 at 12:36 am
On Thursday’s Eyewitness News ‘Extra Hour’ we continue to follow the latest developments in the helicopter crash that killed one in South Brunswick.
At around 3:45 p.m., a two-seater helicopter crashed into Lake Carnegie, New Jersey. Only the pilot was on board when the plane crashed. The identity of the pilot has not yet been determined.
Eyewitness journalist Jim Dolan was live-streaming as investigators continued to comb through wreckage in the water. The NTSB is investigating the cause of the accident.
Here are other headlines from Thursday’s show:
Adalia has now moved off the coast of North Carolina and into the Atlantic Ocean. Duke Energy said power was restored to 95% of its customers, but many remained without power. ABC’s Ike Ejiochi has an update on the destructive road in Idalia.
Immigrant Work Permit
New York City Mayor Eric Adams called on the federal government to quickly process immigrant work permits. Dozens of protesters rallied in Foley Plaza, hoping to draw attention to the issue. City officials say they need White House help for work-ready immigrants. Witness News reporter Tom Negovan reported an update on the rally, and Witness News anchor Bill Ritter joined former New York Gov. David Patterson for an in-depth look at the crisis.
Increase in COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus has claimed more than 1 million lives in the United States since 2020 and will claim more than 50,000 lives by 2023. Cases have increased in the tri-state area as summer draws to a close and schools reopen. Witness News anchor Bill Ritter sat down with ABC’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Jen Ashton, to discuss how to deal with the recent surge in cases.
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