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  • Federal Prosecutor’s Body Pulled from River; Was DOJ Pioneer In Fight Against Child Exploit

    05/01/2018 10:14:49 AM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 5/1/2018 | ADMIN
    Police in New York say they’ve pulled the body of an assistant U.S. attorney from a river. For nearly three decades, George Burgasser worked as a federal prosecutor in Buffalo and Washington. Police found his body in the Niagara River Sunday night. North Tonawanda Detective Capt. Thomas Krantz says the 62-year-old Burgasser was last seen on his son’s boat showing it to a group of friends. Some news reports listed Burgasser as retired from the Justice Department but his Linkedin page noted he still worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Burgasser was part of the DOJ’s original team to fight...
  • Cathay Williams -- A Buffalo Soldier's Secret

    04/26/2018 6:44:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicle ^ | April 22, 2018 | Tom Correa
    William Cathay enlisted in the United States Army on November 15th, 1866, in St. Louis, Missouri. Cathay signed up for a three-year engagement and was assigned to the 38th United States Infantry Regiment after passing a medical examination. Shortly after enlisting, Cathay contracted smallpox and was hospitalized. When rejoining the 38th Infantry stationed in New Mexico, Cathay was having problems due to the lingering effects of smallpox complicated by the New Mexico heat. Of course, as anyone in the infantry can attest to, marching in the heat takes a toll on a person. Coupled with the effects of smallpox, Cathay was hospitalized more often...
  • Ice storm update: Get ready for heavy rain, maybe even a thunderstorm or two

    04/15/2018 6:01:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 4/14/18 | T.J. Pignataro, Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich, Karen Robinson
    Pray your power stays on and get ready for some heavy rain, maybe even a thunderstorm or two. That's the second chapter of Ice Storm 2018 as it circles through the Buffalo Niagara region this weekend. As the frontal boundary that brought the ice and sleet to Western New York over the last 18 hours or so treks northward today, the mixed precipitation and freezing rain will change over to all rain, the National Weather Service said. It could be heavy at times.
  • Cashless tolling on Grand Island begins March 29

    04/10/2018 7:37:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    WGRZ 2 On Your Side ^ | March 15, 2018 | Jeff Preval
    GRAND ISLAND, NY - The New York State Thruway Authority announced Wednesday that cashless tolling on Grand Island will be operational the night of Thursday, March 29. For months, there has been construction near the North Grand Island Bridge on the 190 southbound and on the 190 northbound near the South Grand Island Bridge. The actual gantries, which drivers will go under to pay their toll, are being built. Once the system becomes operational, according to the Thruway Authority, drivers for a brief period of time will go through the old toll plazas, which will not be operational and then...
  • RNC Chairwoman: DNC ‘Must Address’ Ellison’s Relationship With Farrakhan

    03/10/2018 8:59:26 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Jack Heretik March 9, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has called on Democratic counterpart Tom Perez to explain Rep. Keith Ellison's (D., Minn.) relationship with noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Ellison, the Democratic National Committee's vice chairman, claimed recently he hadn't had contact with Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, since 2006. However, the pair have been together at least three times since 2010. His untrue claims earned a "four Pinocchios" rating from the Washington Post fact checker. Questions over their relationship were reignited following anti-Semitic speech Farrakhan gave in February. The speech also criticized Ellison for having distanced himself from the...
  • Stand-up team: No Philadelphia Eagles players knelt for national anthem in 2017

    02/04/2018 11:47:22 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl but you can’t stand the NFL take-a-knee protests, you may want to root for the Philadelphia Eagles. Not a single Eagles player sat or knelt during the national anthem, one of just seven teams with perfect non-kneeling records, in a season that saw 684 such incidents, according to a study released Thursday by Sports Pundit. The other Super Bowl LII team, the New England Patriots, landed in the middle of the pack with 17 incidents of anthem sitting or kneeling, wedged between the Buffalo Bills with 16 and the Cleveland Browns with...
  • Bills Colts Highlights in the Heavy Snow Today in Buffalo

    12/10/2017 3:03:49 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/10/17 | Alittle elbow grease
    This is one beautiful thing. Players seldom get hurt in this deep snow. The snow serves as a great cushion, and the players can't generally run fast enough to cause terrible collisions.It was a thing of beauty. I'm 70 years old and never saw a game played in that much snow. Beautiful.
  • Former Erie County Democratic Party chair indicted in bribery scheme

    10/10/2017 6:53:51 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    Copyright © 2017 The Daily Record ^ | October 6, 2017 | By: Daily Record Staff
    <p>Former Erie County Democratic Party chair G. Steven Pigeon has been charged in an eight-count indictment accusing him of bribing a state Supreme Court justice.</p> <p>Pigeon, 56, of Buffalo, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services wire fraud, three counts of honest services wire fraud, one count of federal programs bribery and three counts of violation of the Travel Act, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.</p>
  • Bills stadium worker quits following team anthem protests

    09/25/2017 10:18:52 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 25 September 2017 | Brett Bodner
    When the Bills took a knee a stadium worker chose to take a walk. New Era Field employee Erich Nikischer quit his job at the stadium after 30 years Sunday after several Bills players knelt during the national anthem and others locked arms in response to President Donald Trump's remarks. "I waited until the National Anthem ended, I took off my shirt, threw my Bills hat on the ground, walked out," Nikischer told WGRZ. He also said he will never go back to New Era Field again and he won't watch another NFL game until protests stop.
  • Convicted Rochester judge appears in court, leaves in handcuffs; jailed without bail

    06/06/2017 9:21:52 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    NewYorkUpstate.com ^ | 6/5/2017 | Ben Axelson
    Rochester judge Leticia Astacio appeared in court this morning after being summoned to a meeting with her supervisor who had previously said her job was in jeopardy. A warrant was issued for Astacio's arrest last week after she failed to appear at a hearing for alleged violations of her probation. Astacio is accused of having her daughter breathe into her interlock device which she must use due to her DWI conviction last year. Astacio was vacationing in Thailand, but returned to the United States and appeared before Judge Craig Doran on Monday morning. Doran had told her failure to do...
  • Upstate NY mom claims she was arrested for homeschooling her children

    02/08/2017 12:08:19 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies
    © 2017 Syracuse Media Group. All rights reserved ^ | February 08, 2017 at 2:31 PM | By Ben Axelson | baxelson@nyup.com
    A single mother in Buffalo claims she was arrested and her children were unjustly taken from her custody just because she tried to homeschool them. Kiarre Harris decided to homeschool her children because she felt the Buffalo public school system was failing them. On Dec. 7, she filed documents at Buffalo City Hall informing the district of her intent to homeschool her children.... A week after filing the documents, Child Protective Services called asking why her children were not in school. She explained the situation and told them she could provide the paperwork proving she was homeschooling them. No indication...
  • Buffalo mother arrested after homeschooling children

    02/07/2017 7:31:27 AM PST · by bryan999 · 49 replies
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – A Buffalo mother who withdrew her children from public schools to homeschool them now faces child neglect charges, and her children have been removed from her custody. Single mother Kiarre Harris filed all of the required paperwork with Buffalo City Hall to remove her children from Buffalo Public Schools in early December over concerns about the school system. She also filed the individualized educational program to homeschool her elementary school kids, which she did for several weeks, WKBW reports. “I felt like the system was failing my children and that’s when I made the decision to homeschool,”...
  • Vacant Catholic Church Will Become Mosque on Buffalo's East Side

    02/05/2017 6:22:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    TWC News ^ | 2/3/17 | LaMonica Peters
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The former St. Gerard Roman Catholic Church, a vacant Catholic church on Buffalo's east side, is answering a second calling. The Diocese sold the building for for $120,000 and it will be converted into a mosque. Former pastor Father Butch Mazur says even with the current political and social climate around the country, the community should embrace the new place of worship. "People should not be uncomfortable with having a mosque in this community. The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has a long-standing, healthy, great relationship with the Muslim community for almost 40 years," Mazur said. Some of...
  • Buffalo School Board Demanding Resignation After ‘Racist’ Remarks Made About Obamas

    12/31/2016 4:23:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | December 31, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Have you ever noticed that the people who preach tolerance are the most intolerant of all? These individuals are extremely hypocritical in what they do and say and their treatment of others. Members of the LGBT community preach and push for tolerance and acceptance, but they refuse to be tolerant of those that disagree with their life style. It’s okay for homosexuals to say anything they want, no matter how derogatory it is, against straight people. Yet, whenever someone says that homosexuality is a sin, they are labeled as a homophobe and a hater. An atheist can say the most...
  • California professor in hiding after anti-Trump rant

    12/14/2016 9:09:24 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 131 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/13/16 | Staff
    Los Angeles (AFP) - A California college professor who told her students that Donald Trump's election was an "act of terrorism" has gone into hiding after her comments prompted a firestorm and death threats. Olga Perez Stable Cox, who teaches human sexuality at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, fled the state after a video of her rant -- secretly recorded by one of her students -- was posted on Facebook, prompting outrage and threats on her life, the Orange County Register reported on Monday. The union that represents Cox said the teacher and college had been bombarded with more...
  • 85 languages spoken in Buffalo schools as 'New Americans' enter classrooms

    11/29/2016 11:56:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    buffalonews.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2016 | Jay Rey
    The two young Somali sisters sat at a table in the central registration center signing up for what would become their next big challenge in their journey to America – school. They came to enroll in the Buffalo Public Schools at an old building on Ash Street, an Ellis Island of sorts for thousands of immigrants and refugees entering an education system that has struggled over the years to keep up with their growing numbers. Many show up speaking no English. Others may have had little formal education in their home countries. Most encounter vast cultural differences. The City...
  • Fire Engulfs Former Bethlehem Steel Factory in New York (Buffalo)

    11/09/2016 4:58:28 PM PST · by metmom · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 9,2016 | ELI ROSENBERG
    A fire broke out at a former steel factory in Lackawanna, N.Y., on Wednesday morning, the Lackawanna Police Department said. The fire at the former Bethlehem Steel factory complex in the small city just south of Buffalo, adjacent to Lake Erie, sent a thick cloud of black smoke into the sky, seen in images shared on social media. The police urged residents to shelter in place. Hundreds of firefighters and other emergency workers from nearby jurisdictions had yet to control the fire, the police said Wednesday afternoon. There were no reported injuries but officials cautioned that investigators had not yet...
  • Cuomo fundraiser guest list: Embattled lobbyist, COR execs, Joanie Mahoney

    05/19/2016 4:36:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | May 19, 2016 at 6:56 AM | By Mike McAndrew | mmcandrew@syracuse.com
    The guest list at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fundraiser six months ago at a private club in Albany reads like a who's who in prosecutor Preet Bharara's investigation of Cuomo's Upstate economic development projects. WOH Government Solutions, the firm that lobbyist Todd Howe ran, provided an in-kind contribution to Cuomo's campaign by paying $913 to the Fort Orange Club, where the fundraiser was held the evening of Dec. 14. Howe, Cuomo's then-deputy secretary Joseph Percoco and executives of COR Development were also at Cuomo's private fundraiser. A COR subsidiary and COR executives gave Cuomo $25,000 in checks about a month after...
  • Buffalo’s Muslim immigrants wary of Trump, Cruz (But mostly Trump. Okay, just Trump)

    04/18/2016 7:47:05 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 57 replies
    Buffalo news ^ | 4-18-2016 | Jay Tokasz
    But Donald Trump says he wants to block Muslim refugees from entering the United States, and Ali, who is Muslim, worries about the possibility if Trump is elected president. “If he wins the presidency, how are my wife and kids going to come to this country?” said Ali, who works as a machine operator at a local chocolate maker. “There’s definitely a real fear of, what is our future in this country?” said Mohammed Shariff, 20, of Clarence Center. “The stakes are high and the stakes are real.”
  • New York Trump Supporters Denounce Republican Party For ‘Disenfranchising Voters’

    04/11/2016 8:51:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Donald Trump once claimed he was the "most popular person" in upstate New York. After witnessing the impassioned supporters at a rally in Rochester, N.Y. over the weekend, he may have a point. Over 2,000 people turned up to his speech Sunday, even though temperatures were “frigid.” If you scroll through the event’s pictures, you’ll also find an ardent fan dressed as a “Trump Wall.” Trump used some of his time at the podium to criticize the election primary process that has so far denied him the delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination. It’s “crooked shenanigans,” he insisted. His supporters agreed. A few sounded off...