2 Dogs, 11 Puppies Perish In Niagara County Fire – Dale’s Briefs
Niagara County Fire Kills 13 Dogs
For the second time in a month – firefighters were called to a home on Johnson Creek Road in Somerset. This time it was too late to save the lives of 13 dogs. Firefighters rescued two puppies last month, but last night’s fast moving fire killed two adult dogs and 11 puppies. The owners weren’t home
Farm Worker Loses Leg
A farm worker lost her lower right leg when she was pulled into an auger on a farm in Elba. She was trying to clean out corn from the bottom of grain bin at the time. A hunter came to her aid and called 9-1-1. Rescue workers needed an hour and a half to pull her out. 24-year old Diana Beechler of Oakfield was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Two Fatal Crashes In Area
A deadly crash in Cheektowaga yesterday on Losson Road. 41-year old Jill Foltarz was killed when her car veered across the center line and collided head-on with an SUV. Her 17-year old son was seriously hurt. And in Niagara Falls a 90-year old woman was killed when the car she was riding in turned into the path of a pickup truck on Niagara Falls Blvd. at the 190.
Niagara Falls Stunt Turned Down
He’d already received the OK from New York State, but Canadian officials have turned down the request of tight rope walker Nick Walenda to walk across the Niagara Gorge next year. Canadian officials say it would set a precedent for similar requests in the future and could encourage unsanctioned stunts.
U-S and Canada Agree On Border Improvements
Crossing the border could get easier after a meeting between President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The Peace Bridge and Lewiston-Queenston Bridges will undergo major upgrades meaning those long planned projects will likely be high on the agenda in Congress. Canada will also expand the number of NEXUS Trusted Traveler lanes at both the Peace Bridge and Lewiston-Queenston by 2013.
Sabres Lose At Home Again
The Sabres have played 15 games at home and lost 10 of them. They lost another one last night on a very bad giveaway in overtime. Defenseman Marc-Andre Granani made a blind pass that was intercepted and the Flyers made it count to beat the Sabres 5 to 4. This one a tough one to take because the Sabres had built a 3-nothing lead in the first period only to find themselves losing 4 to 3 at the end of the second period. Drew Stafford tied late in the third to force overtime, but the Sabres lose another one at home. Florida is in tomorrow night.