Dale’s Briefs – Tuesday October 18th
One man was stabbed and another man fled to a trailer home in Wilson last night to begin a standoff with Niagara County Sheriffs and State Police. The Dorwood Park trailer community was evacuated as deputies and troopers tried to convince the man to give himself up. After six hours the man gave up peacefully.
Buffalo police continue to look for the gunman who shot and killed a teenager over the weekend. 18-year-old Tyler Hunter was able to tell police he was shot by someone in a dark colored vehicle on Birch Place Sunday night. He died a short time later.
Union workers at Ford’s stamping plant in Woodlawn have voted in favor of a new deal with the automaker. Officials with UAW 897 say 92-percent of workers voted yes. It could mean 136-million dollars in new investments at the plant.
A former funeral director has admitted embezzling more than 60-thousand dollars from the company for his own use. 42-year old Mark Urban of Clarence Center pleaded guilty to grand larceny for writing checks to himself from the expense account of Urban Brothers Funeral Home.
Because of growing incidents of cheating, the state board of regents will take a vote today on a proposal that would ban teachers from grading their own students’ regents exams. Because it might take longer to grade the exams, regents exams might have to be given earlier in June or graduation might have to be moved to later in the month.
Tonawanda native Gregory Hartmeyer will be installed as the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, Georgia today. He’s the third Western New York native to become a bishop. Donald Trautman is the bishop in Erie, Pennsylvania and Robert Cunningham leads the diocese in Syracuse.
The long-vacant Trico plant on Washington Street at Goodell downtown is being considered for expansion of Buffalo’s medical corridor. A nearby building is nearly filled to capacity with small medical technology companies and the Trico plant may fit the bill.
The Sabres are on the road tonight in Montreal. It's the second game of an early-season 4-game road trip for the Sabres. After tonight they head south for a couple of games in Florida, Thursday night in Miami and Saturday in Tampa.