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  • 50 years after Tim Horton's deadly car crash, we clear up one lingering mystery

    02/22/2024 6:37:16 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 43 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Feb 17 2024 | Edward Brown
    Tim Horton loved cars more than he loved coffee, and it cost him his life. By 1973, the 43-year-old four-time Stanley Cup champion and future Hockey Hall of Famer had played 23 seasons in the NHL. Nonetheless, with the new season approaching, Buffalo Sabres general manager Punch Imlach enticed Horton to play an additional year for $150,000 and sweetened the deal with a sporty De Tomaso Ford Pantera. Imlach preyed on Horton’s lifelong weakness for fast cars, and the player couldn’t resist the offer of owning the supercar. Four months later, when Horton perished driving the sports car at breakneck...
  • Buffalo Cops Denied Qualified Immunity for Arresting Man Who Called Officer an '(Explitive)'

    02/13/2024 1:52:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Reason ^ | 2.13.2024 | Emma Camp
    <p>R. Anthony Rupp III was cited and detained after he called a police officer an "asshole" after the cop nearly drove into two pedestrians.</p><p>Buffalo, New York, police arrested and cited R. Anthony Rupp in 2016 after he cursed at a police officer for nearly hitting two pedestrians. Now, after an already extensive legal battle, a federal appeals court has denied the officers qualified immunity, paving the way for a successful suit against the officers.</p>
  • Plane lands at Buffalo airport after door falls off mid-flight

    02/13/2024 11:15:22 AM PST · by CFW · 45 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/13/24 | Greg Norman
    A small plane managed to land safely last night at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York after the pilot "reported losing the left rear passenger door" during flight, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says. An FAA spokesperson said in a statement to FOX Business on Tuesday that the single-engine Diamond DA40 aircraft, which was carrying two people, touched down around 5:30 p.m. local time. The FAA is now reviewing the incident. There were no reports of injuries. The Cheektowaga Police Department told WIVB that the pilot reported losing the door while flying over Stiglmeier Park in Cheektowaga, which is...
  • New York father loses legal battle to stop his son, 8, from taking puberty blockers to change gender

    02/02/2024 1:10:40 PM PST · by knighthawk · 68 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 02 2024 | CAITLIN TILLEY
    New York family court officials have denied a father the legal right to stop his eight-year-old son taking life-changing hormones that would begin his medical transition to a girl. Dennis Hannon, 32, a senior software engineer from Buffalo, has been locked in a 'nightmare' legal battle with Erie Supreme Court spanning seven years, fighting to retain his fundamental parental rights. He claims that the boy's mother 'pushed' their child's transition, and says the boy himself was not distressed about living as a boy.
  • NFL head coach used 9/11 terrorists as model of exemplary teamwork, and now he's apologizing

    12/10/2023 1:34:12 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Blaze Media ^ | DECEMBER 08, 2023 | CHRIS ENLOE
    Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott is apologizing after using the 9/11 terrorists an an example of exemplary teamwork. During the Buffalo Bills' fall training camp in 2019, McDermott urged his team to "come together" using the "strange model" of the al-Qaeda terrorists who attacked America, NFL journalist Tyler Dunne revealed this week. Dunne explained: He told the entire team they needed to come together. But then, sources on hand say, he used a strange model: the terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. He cited the hijackers as a group of people who were all able to get on the same...
  • Niagra Falls explosion - 'officials' are now saying this wasn't a terrorist attack and there were no (remnants) of explosives found

    11/22/2023 12:50:28 PM PST · by rxsid · 115 replies ^ | 11.22.2023 | Several
    Numerous sources:Fox News is now disputing its own reporting. Embarrassing. Would love to know who the "high level sources" are that they initially quoted.— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 22, 2023 NYTimes: "A law enforcement official briefed on the incident said investigators believed the explosion resulted from the impact of the collision. The car went airborne and struck a cement pillar, according to the official. A suitcase was found near the car but did not contain…— Steve Lookner (@lookner) November 22, 2023 NBC -- NO EXPLOSIVES FOUND IN VEHICLE AT US-CANADA BORDER."The vehicle was traveling at a high rate...
  • Aaron Rodgers injury update: MRI reveals Jets QB suffered a complete tear of Achilles tendon...Rodgers' season is over

    09/12/2023 9:09:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 126 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 12, 2023 | By Jordan Dajani
    New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers' 2023 season is over before it ever really got started. After the quarterback was injured on his fourth play of the Jets' opening game, head coach Robert Saleh told reporters following the Jets' 22-16 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills that they feared that the four-time NFL MVP tore his Achilles tendon. That is what was ultimately discovered following an MRI on Tuesday, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones reports. "It's not good," Saleh said. The injury will be season-ending. On the Jets' first drive Monday night, Rodgers was injured and helped off the...
  • Aaron Rodgers injury update: Jets fear torn Achilles for star QB with MRI looming...Rodgers' season could be over

    09/12/2023 5:39:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | September 12, 2023 | By Jordan Dajani
    New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers' 2023 season may be over before it ever really got started. After the quarterback was injured on his fourth play of the year, head coach Robert Saleh told reporters following the Jets' 22-16 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills that they fear the four-time NFL MVP tore his Achilles. There's an MRI scheduled for Tuesday to confirm. "It's not good," Saleh said, per CBS Sports Lead NFL Insider Jonathan Jones. The injury, if confirmed, would be season-ending. On the Jets' first drive Monday night, Rodgers was injured and helped off the field by trainers....
  • Woman accused of mailing ricin to Trump identified as Pascale Ferrier

    09/22/2020 8:43:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 107 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/22/2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The Canadian woman accused of sending a letter containing ricin to President Trump has been identified as Pascale Ferrier of Quebec, authorities said. Ferrier was taken into custody Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection agents at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York, where she is expected to appear in federal court to face charges. She was supposed to appear in court Monday, but her appearance was delayed until Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office, according to the CBC.
  • Foreign National Sentenced to Over 21 Years for Mailing Ricin to President of the United States in 2020

    08/24/2023 12:26:25 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | August 17, 2023 | DOJ Office of Public Affairs
    Defendant Also Mailed Threatening Ricin Letters to Texas Law Enforcement OfficialsPascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 55, a dual citizen of Canada and France, was sentenced today to 262 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for sending threatening letters, containing homemade ricin (a toxin), in September 2020, to then-President Donald J. Trump at the White House, and to eight Texas State law enforcement officials.Ferrier pleaded guilty on Jan. 25 to prohibitions with respect to biological weapons in two separate criminal cases. One case was brought in the District of Columbia, and the other was brought in the Southern...
  • Buffalo State evicts migrants over safety concerns following recent alleged sexual assaults

    08/22/2023 6:18:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Blaze Media ^ | August 21, 2023 | CANDACE HATHAWAY
    Last week, SUNY Buffalo State University officials decided to cancel a contract to house migrants in the school’s dormitories over safety concerns following recent alleged sexual assaults. The state university entered into an agreement in May with a local community group to house 44 migrants on school property. However, university officials decided to pull the plug on the agreement due to parents and students expressing safety concerns following recent sexual assault charges against two migrants bused from New York City to Cheektowaga. One of those accused migrants, a Venezuelan man, was accused of raping a woman in front of her...
  • After second arrest, no new migrants to be sent from New York City to Erie County ("Migrants", NY, Congo Rapist, and the National Guard)

    08/13/2023 4:50:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    WBEN ^ | 08 13 2023 | Staff
    Following the second arrest of a migrant on sexual assault charges, Erie County has suspended any transportation of new migrants from New York City to area hotels. Cheektowaga Police Chief Brian Gould announced Saturday the arrest of 22-year-old Kindu Jeancy of the Democratic Republic of Congo on a felony sexual abuse charge. The arrest followed a complaint from a 27-year-old Buffalo woman who works at the Best Western on Dingens Street where the incident is alleged to have taken place. Gould appeared frustrated at the situation his department has been dealing with at the hotel, and said he has reached...
  • What The Heck Is … The Vore Buffalo Jump Along I-90 In Northeast Wyoming?

    08/07/2023 7:32:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | August 06, 2023 | Greg Johnson
    Discovered in 1969, the Vore Buffalo Jump in northeast Wyoming contains the bones of more than 20,000 bison that were herded into and slaughtered there by Plains Indians. The site also has tools used to butcher the bison, arrowheads and even toys. Anyone who’s driven Interstate 90 in northeast Wyoming to visit Devils Tower or the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally couldn’t miss the signs for the Vore Buffalo Jump. Most drive past, but likely not without thinking, “What the heck is a buffalo jump?” Put simply, it’s a big hole American Indians would herd buffalo into, then kill them in...
  • Man suing Buffalo Wild Wings says company doesn’t ‘give a ***&’ about his boneless wings complaint

    07/31/2023 7:14:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/30/2023 | Ronny Reyes
    He refuses to chicken out. The man who claims that the boneless wings at Buffalo Wild Wings are nothing more than chicken nuggets asked a judge not to throw out his class-action lawsuit because it would only fuel the restaurant’s disrepect for poultry lovers. Aimen Halim’s lawsuit made headlines across the nation since it was filed last March, with Buffalo Wild Wings appearing to mock his claims on social media. “‘We don’t give a ^%^%,'” the company said in an Instagram post in May, explaining: “Buffalo Wild Wings on when people say boneless wings aren’t wings.” The restaurant chain then...
  • NY Gov. Kathy Hochul admin’s moves in line with husband Bill’s business interests: report

    05/28/2023 5:16:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/28/23 | Carl Campanile, Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration took steps in several recent disputes involving lucrative upstate gambling rights that were in line with the interests of Delaware North, where hubby Bill Hochul works, a new report says. Just last month, the governor agreed to a last-minute tweak to the state budget to restructure the public-private board overseeing western New York’s Batavia Downs hotel and casino, a competitor of the multibillion-dollar firm where Bill Hochul is senior counsel, the New York Times said. While Delaware North says it is no longer interested in acquiring Batavia, the restructuring could presumably make such a move easier,...
  • Biden to Congress one year after Buffalo shooting: ‘For God’s sake, do something’

    05/14/2023 7:53:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/14/2023 | Stephen Neukam
    President Biden in an op-ed published one year after 10 people were killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York pleaded for Congress to act on gun control legislation. The shooting in Buffalo, where a gunman used an AR-15 style rifle to target Black customers, was followed the next week by the shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
  • Families of Buffalo victims sue social media companies for giving shooter access to racist, violent views

    05/12/2023 6:18:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/12/2023 | Jared Gans
    The families of the victims in the Buffalo supermarket shooting from last May have sued more than half a dozen Big Tech companies alleging that they gave the shooter a platform to take in racist and violent views before committing the shooting. Diona Patterson, Barbara Mapps and Shawanda Rogers, whose loved ones were killed in the shooting, and survivor Latisha Rogers filed the lawsuit in New York Supreme Court in Erie County on Friday against social media companies like Meta, Facebook’s parent company; Snap, Inc., which runs Snapchat; Discord; Amazon, which owns Twitch; and Reddit.
  • Prosecutors: Former Bills punter Matt Araiza wasn't present during alleged gang rape

    05/09/2023 11:32:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | May 8, 2023, 5:52 PM CDT | Dan Wetzel
    Last August, just days after earning the starting job as the Buffalo Bills' punter, rookie Matt Araiza was the subject of a civil lawsuit alleging he and two San Diego State football teammates participated in a gang rape of an intoxicated 17-year-old girl. [SNIP] The graphic allegations in the civil lawsuit, however, created a public frenzy. It included a claim that during an Oct. 15, 2021, party at a home near the SDSU campus, Araiza led the girl into a bedroom where “at least three other men” waited. “Once inside, Araiza threw [the girl] onto the bed face first,” the...
  • WaPo: Document leaker claims, without evidence, federal law enforcement let Buffalo mass shooting proceed

    04/13/2023 2:24:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    WKBW ^ | 04 13 2023 | Sean Mickey
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The man who leaked hundreds of classified U.S. military documents online made claims, without evidence, about the mass shooting at Tops Friendly Markets, according to a Washington Post report. Documents with classified intelligence were brought home by the leaker from his job on a “military base" and then shared on Discord, an acquaintance told the Post. Discord is an online chat app used by millions of people, including Tops gunman Payton Gendron. The leaked documents contained information about the war in Ukraine, U.S. intelligence-gathering and surveillance technology. The leaker, called "OG" by some Discord users, told...
  • HVCC rejects SUNY COVID-19 vaccine mandate. ( New York )

    08/27/2022 9:06:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    WRGB ^ | August 17th 2022 | Natalie Khait
    Troy, New York — Hudson Valley Community College(HVCC) in Troy is opting out and not following the official SUNY system-wide policy requiring all students who attend classes in person, to show proof of COVD-19 vaccination. The College claims that is is unfair to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students but not to faculty and staff. ... The Faculty Association disagrees and has offered to the College to negotiate COVID-19 vaccination requirements for faculty members through established collective bargaining procedures.