Justice Sotomayor to helm Times Square ball drop - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Justice Sotomayor to helm Times Square ball drop

Posted: Updated:
Supreme Court justice and Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor and "Bald Vinny" Milano smile for a photo during a Yankees-Orioles baseball game, Aug. 1, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/"Bald Vinny" Milano) Supreme Court justice and Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor and "Bald Vinny" Milano smile for a photo during a Yankees-Orioles baseball game, Aug. 1, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/"Bald Vinny" Milano)

NEW YORK (AP) - The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The organizers of the annual celebration announced Sunday that Sotomayor will lead the final 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to signal the descent of the Times Square New Year's Eve ball.

Sotomayor was appointed to the court in 2009. She is a native of the Bronx.

The giant New Year's Eve ball is covered in more than 2,600 crystal triangles and lit from within by more than 32,000 lights.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Manhattan West Project

    Skyline of West Side is changing

    Skyline of West Side is changing

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:25:22 GMT
    The Manhattan West Project is a $4.5 billion development that will change the skyline on the West Side. The five-acre site that will consist of office towers, a residential building, retail, a 5-star hotel, health and fitness facilities, rooftop gardens, restaurants, cafes, and a park is being built on top of active rail yards. Fox 5 got a look at the progress of the project.
    The Manhattan West Project is a $4.5 billion development that will change the skyline on the West Side. The five-acre site that will consist of office towers, a residential building, retail, a 5-star hotel, health and fitness facilities, rooftop gardens, restaurants, cafes, and a park is being built on top of active rail yards. Fox 5 got a look at the progress of the project.
  • Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

    Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:51:49 GMT
    A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store. Authorities say 71-year-old Robert Durst was arrested Sunday after arguing with store employees. They say he was charged with criminal mischief after urinating on at least $100 worth of candy.
    A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store. Authorities say 71-year-old Robert Durst was arrested Sunday after arguing with store employees. They say he was charged with criminal mischief after urinating on at least $100 worth of candy.
  • Parts of Central Park vandalized

    Parts of Central Park vandalized

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:34:16 GMT
    The NYPD says several structures in Central Park were damaged by vandals over the weekend. A gazebo at Wagner Cove near park lake was pushed off its foundation. A handrail at the Bow Bridge boating landing was broken and a bench was thrown in the water nearby. Vandals also threw a rock through the window of a kiosk near West 72nd St. Among other damage, irrigation hoses were torn up at Strawberry Fields and trash cans were toppled near Central Park West.
    The NYPD says several structures in Central Park were damaged by vandals over the weekend. A gazebo at Wagner Cove near park lake was pushed off its foundation. A handrail at the Bow Bridge boating landing was broken and a bench was thrown in the water nearby. Vandals also threw a rock through the window of a kiosk near West 72nd St. Among other damage, irrigation hoses were torn up at Strawberry Fields and trash cans were toppled near Central Park West.
  • LocalMore>>

  • Is Manvel next home for immigration?

    Is Manvel next home for immigration?

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:04:35 GMT
    There's no denying Manvel is a small city moving at its own pace. However, that pace could soon pick up as the area is thrust-ed into a international debate.Just on the outskirts of Manvel in a very rural area where there is an aging facility called the Shiloh Treatment Center.It was dormant for a while until the federal government began pumping $5 million dollars into the operation.We took a look at federal records showing the millions diverted to Shiloh in fiscal 2014.What's telling? The fu...
    There's no denying Manvel is a small city moving at its own pace. However, that pace could soon pick up as the area is thrust-ed into a international debate.Just on the outskirts of Manvel in a very rural area where there is an aging facility called the Shiloh Treatment Center.It was dormant for a while until the federal government began pumping $5 million dollars into the operation.We took a look at federal records showing the millions diverted to Shiloh in fiscal 2014.What's telling? The fu...
  • Brazoria County Commissioners "Just Say No" to immigration housing

    Brazoria County Commissioners "Just Say No" to immigration housing

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:01:18 GMT
    A controversial vote in Razor County is calling for the federal government to stop sending illegal immigrant children to be housed there. The resolution was unanimously passed by Razor County Commissioners. It declares housing illegal immigrant minors is not in the best interest of the people of Razor County because of criminal organizations and terrorist groups continuing to exploit the situation and attempting to infiltrate Texas. The resolution goes on to say without a secure border Texas ...
    A controversial vote in Razor County is calling for the federal government to stop sending illegal immigrant children to be housed there. The resolution was unanimously passed by Razor County Commissioners. It declares housing illegal immigrant minors is not in the best interest of the people of Razor County because of criminal organizations and terrorist groups continuing to exploit the situation and attempting to infiltrate Texas. The resolution goes on to say without a secure border Texas ...
  • Insurance Fraud Investigation Nets Three Arrest

    Insurance Fraud Investigation Nets Three Arrest

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:52:04 GMT
    When Valente Morales got in the wreck that left him bruised and battered he got a friendly tip from someone.“I was recommended by a wrecker service.. and they offered to give me a thousand dollars.”The recommendation was to go to the ironically named Integrity Health clinic and the "They" would be the law firm of Frederick Kelley... Here's how the alleged scam worked. Wrecker drivers in Ft. Bend Country would tell accident victims like Morales to go Integrity. Once there they would sign blank...
    When Valente Morales got in the wreck that left him bruised and battered he got a friendly tip from someone.“I was recommended by a wrecker service.. and they offered to give me a thousand dollars.”The recommendation was to go to the ironically named Integrity Health clinic and the "They" would be the law firm of Frederick Kelley... Here's how the alleged scam worked. Wrecker drivers in Ft. Bend Country would tell accident victims like Morales to go Integrity. Once there they would sign blank...
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices