Sep 12, 2001 — About 500 state troopers will be in New York City today to help in rescue effort and take part in the investigation. 67 officers from Troop B, based in Ray Brook, have been called to the city. Trooper Jim Butser says there's a sense of common bond with the officer, firefighters and emergency personnel caught up in the tragedy yesterday.
Blood drives have been set up in major cities where collections are more efficient. Vicky LaShomb, of the St. Lawrence County Red Cross, says half the local units trained volunteers were on their way to New York City yesterday.
St. Lawrence University student John Ainsley called his dad in New Jersey to check on his older brother who was at work in one of the World Trade Center towers yesterday morning. He says his brother survived.