Dale’s Briefs – Former Sabre Barnaby Avoids Jail
Former Sabre Matthew Barnaby pleaded guilty to four charges including DWI yesterday in Clarence Town Court after his arrest last week when police found him driving his Porsche on three wheels and a sparking rim. Barnaby will serve at least 100 hours of community service but will avoid jail time. He’s already lost his job with ESPN as a result and could be deported because of his previous legal problems.
Four Attica corrections officers have been arrested and charged with assaulting an inmate over the summer, then lying about it. The indictment from the Wyoming County grand jury charged the four with multiple counts in the August 9th beating. They’ve been suspended without pay and face up to 25-years in prison if they’re convicted.
Teams from the DEA and Niagara Falls police were armed with 26 warrants when they set out in a drug sweep yesterday in the Falls. All of those arrested described as gang members and face drug, assault, robbery, burglary and other charges.
Governor Cuomo was in Buffalo yesterday to sign off on 35-million dollar grant to kickstart plans to move U-B’s medical school to the Buffalo-Niagara medical campus downtown. UB officials say the new money allows them to begin the design phase for the new 375-million campus. Construction is set to begin in 2013.
The Facebook lawsuit is back in court. Lawyers for a Wellsville man claim he’s entitled to 50 percent of the Facebook empire because it was his idea and hired Mark Zuckerberg to develop it back in 2003. Lawyers for Zuckerberg say the contract Paul Ceglia is using as evidence is a fake.
Is it the new name of the arena? Is it the new locker room? Hard to explain. 18 games at home and only 6 victories. The Sabres lost another one at First Niagara Center Tuesday night – falling in overtime to Ottawa 3 to 2 – a game the Sabres had led 2 to 1. That’s the 12th time this season the fans went home angry. The Sabres close out their five-game homestand against Toronto Friday night.