8th Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Held

8th Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Held

8th Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Held

Saturday, the annual "Grand Rapids Memorial Stair Climb" was held at Fifth Third Ball Park.

"I do this (climb) every year", Howard said, "except for last year, when I was pregnant". Organizers said the event raised over $25,000. "And we're here to see how it was to climb 110 stories".

The event started with a parade of drums and bagpipes playing through downtown Roanoke followed by streams of firefighters ready to climb the Wells Fargo Tower.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after stabbing in Aston
A 33-year-old man was taken to hospital and two others were injured in the incident at New Jerusalem Apolistic Church in Aston. He is in a stable condition as his injuries are not considered to be life threatening, according to the police statement.

Climate change: connected to but not the cause of Hurricane Harvey
Several sources say it may end up being the most expensive storm in US history, surpassing even Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A satellite image shows Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean Sea and Jose following behind it in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday.

The flight that raced Hurricane Irma and won
Hurricane Irma brought strong winds and flooding to Puerto Rico Wednesday, according to NPR , as well as other Virgin Islands. The Boeing 737 was reportedly full of passengers after leaving NY at 8.11am, according to FlightAware.

All funds will go towards the New York Fire Department counseling services and programs provided by the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation to support their families. During the climb, participants listened to the radio traffic from 9/11/01.

Each participant received a photo of one of the fallen heroes.

People from the public also participated in the event, each of them carrying flags and a name of a first responder killed on 9/11. Fairbanks climbed in memory of Eastland Firefighter Greg Simmons who was killed in a wildfire in Eastland County on April 15, 2011.

Latest News