Dale’s Briefs – Monday November 7th
A hunter from Niagara County was found dead yesterday after he apparently fell 35 feet from a tree stand at the Iroquois Wildlife Refuge in the Town of Alabama in Genesee County. 42-year old Charles Sossong, Junior of Newfane was hunting alone when he fell. A friend found his body after he failed to show up at a designated meeting spot.
No charges placed against the driver of a car that struck an Amish buggy from behind and killed a two-year old boy riding inside. There were five children and their mother riding in the buggy along Route 62 in the Town of Leon in Cattaraugus County. All of the others in the buggy were taken for hospital treatment. The driver of the car was not hurt.
In Pendleton yesterday, three people were hurt when a pick-up and a car collided at Townline and Mapleton Roads. Two of the victims were taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight.
Five people made it out safely and seven Golden Retriever puppies were rescued when fire heavily damaged a home in Barker in Niagara County. A defective wood stove the apparent cause of that mutual aid fire.
An arrest warrant was issued for the arrest of former Bills receiver Terrell Owens after he missed a court appearance to address child support payments. Owens says he rescheduled the court date in advance but somehow there was a paperwork mix-up.
The Bills were just a few plays away from being unbeaten this season until yesterday when they were beaten convincingly by the New York Jets at Wilson Stadium on what had been billed as a "white out" day. The Jets methodically took control of the game while shutting down the Bills offense and rolled to a 27 to 11 win. Ryan Fitzpatrick was held to under 50 percent passing. Freddy Jackson held to 82 yards rushing. Meanwhile, the New England Patriots long winning streak at home came to an end with a loss to the New York Giants, so at the halfway point of the season there’s a 3-way tie for the lead in the AFC East. The Bills, Jets and Patriots are all 5 & 3. The Bills are on the road for the next three games. They play at Dallas next week.