Seventeen Still Missing From Cruise Ship; Miss America Crowned; Three-Alarm Fire In Bushwick


After three more people were found alive Sunday, at least 17 people are still missing from the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that ran aground off the Italian coast Friday night. Francesco Schettino, the captain of the ship, has been arrested for, according to CNN, “investigation of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship while passengers were still on board.” The New York Times said that his arrest was “amid concerns that the megaship had steered dangerously off course.” [NYT, CNN]

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppler was crowned Miss America Saturday night. In case you were wondering: her bikini was white, her evening gown was black and beaded and her talent was opera singing. Here are her thoughts on beauty queens’ political views: “Miss America represents everyone, so I think the message to political candidates is that they represent everyone as well,” she said. “And so in these economic times, we need to be looking forward to what America needs, and I think Miss America needs to represent all.” [TODAY]

A three-alarm fire claimed the life of 7-year-old Joel Smith in Bushwick early this morning. [NYP]

The billboard that crashed onto the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Friday was for the New York Lottery. According to the Daily News a lottery spokeswoman said there would be inspections of other billboards. [NY1, NYDN]

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy wants its boozy residents to be able to buy liquor on Sunday. [CBS NY]

It’s going to be really cold. [NBC New York]