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New York Minute: January 15th

A look at the top headlines across the state.
Wednesday marks the fifth anniversary of the Miracles on the Hudson. U.S. Airways Flight 1549 was bound for Charlotte from New York on January 15, 2009 when it struck a flock of geese after takeoff and lost power in both engines. Captain Sullenberger considered trying to land at nearby Teterboro Airport in New Jersey but quickly recognized that would be too risky and elected to touch the plane down in the frigid Hudson River. Within minutes, rescue boats and commuter ferries arrived and eventually rescued all 155 passengers and crew members.

A new arena could be making its way to Syracuse not far from the Carrier Dome. Syracuse University and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney have backed the idea. Mahoney says she has convinced Governor Cuomo to provide state funding for a new sports stadium. But Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner would not endorse the project. SU men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim said he is "open minded" about the project. 
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