CLARENCE CENTER, N.Y. (WIVB) - The families of 9/11 are reaching out to others joined together by the tragedy of Flight 3407.
The September 11th Educational Trust in New York honored the late Beverly Eckert with an award in her name Thursday night. Eckert's husband Sean Rooney died in the 9/11 attacks. Beverly lost her own life when Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence Center in 2009.
She was returning to western New York to award a scholarship in her late husband's memory at the time.
Beverly's sister, Karen Eckert, said, "No one will fill Beverly's shoes. And what she did for the 9/11 families and all the 9/11 families. We are so moved and so grateful."
The first Beverly Eckert Service Award was presented Thursday night to the families of Flight 3407, for their crusade to make our skies safer. Federal law, passed one year after the crash, will require pilots to have more flight hours under their belt before they can fly a commercial plane.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
State Education Commissioner John King is on his way to Buffalo. He is coming for a forum on the Common Core curriculum, downtown Thursday.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will stop in Buffalo to make an announcement about a sustainable homes program.