Dale’s Briefs – Thursday November 17th
Buffalo police investigating the homicide of a 14-year old boy in Riverside on Sunday are saying he may have shot himself. On his way to church, he returned to the apartment to brush his teeth and moments later he was found shot in the chest. He’s the city’s youngest homicide victim this year.
Buffalo police arrested a 20-year old man they say was the one who fired a shot and wounded another man during a brawl at a convenience store on Forest and Grant on the west side yesterday morning. The shooting victim was shot in the leg. The whole thing was caught on a police video camera located right across the street.
The line stretched for half a mile at one point with people looking for heating assistance this winter when the HEAP office in downtown Buffalo opened up yesterday morning. About a thousand applicants were processed on the first day.
A Tonawanda native has been nominated to the U-S Olympic synchronized swim team. Michelle Moore will compete in an Olympic qualifying tournament in London in April. Moore has future plans to be a pediatrician.
He’s received the OK from officials on this side of the falls. Yesterday he made his pitch to Canadian officials. Nick Wallenda, of the famous Wallenda wire-walking family gave a presentation explaining what he plans to do and how he’ll do it. He says the stunt would create a large economic impact for the area, drawing an estimated 125-thousand spectators, generating some 20-million dollars into the local economy.
Buffalo streets crews are geared up for winter. The city has two brand new trucks and this year the trucks will have computerized salt spreaders and GPS units.
The Sabres gave up two early goals to the New Jersey Devils and never caught up in a 5 to 3 loss last night. Tyler Myers back in the lineup after sitting out Monday night in Montreal scored two of the Buffalo goals and he was a force on the ice. The Sabres ended up outshooting the Devils, but they’re a tough team to play against when they get the lead. The Sabres are on the road tomorrow night in Carolina.