Here are some of the stories you will see on "Eyewitness News" with Ginger Geoffery, Sports with Jeff Russo and Shawn Stepner, and Jennifer Stanonis with your weekend weather, plus a look at national stories from ABC WORLD NEWS SATURDAY. Watch Saturday at 6 & 11pm on WKBW Channel 7.
SOTOMAYOR SWORN IN
From a New York housing project to the United States Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor made history today when she was sworn-in as the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath at approximately 11 a.m. in the East Conference Room. The 55-year-old Sotomayor has been a federal judge for 17 years. Her first test comes in just one month when the justices will hear arguments in a case involving overturning the ban corporate political donations.
HELICOPTER/SMALL PLANE CRASH
Around noon, there were reports that a helicopter and small plane collided and fell into the Hudson River. There are unconfirmed reports that six people were onboard the helicopter at the time. The FAA says the plane took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. As of 1 p.m. EST, ABC News has not received reports of any deaths from the accident.
BILLS WEEKEND IN CANTON, OHIO
Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo is in Canton Ohio with videographer Jimmy "Action" Acton to bring you all the excitement of the "Hall Of Fame" Induction Ceremonies. Watch Jeff LIVE tonight at 6 & 11 with profiles of two of the inductees- former Buffalo Bills great Bruce Smith, and legendary owner Ralph Wilson. Shawn Stepner anchors the sports. Reporter Jenny Rizzo will visit area sports spots to share the excitement with Buffalo Bills fans. Watch the stories and read them online from Your Official Station Of The Buffalo Bills.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WESTERN NEW YORK
Adam Francis is at the assignment desk today, and is checking on reports of a shooting on Goodyear St. in Buffalo, and reports that a dog was dragged from a car in the Northtowns. Plus, video of the Buffalo Broadcasters race where the "Eyewitness News" team of Bridget Blythe, Joanna Pasceri, and Patrick Taney along with director Aaron Pike and Joanna's daughter Christina participated in a run to raise money for the Buffalo Broadcasters and Veterans causes.