Dale’s Briefs – Wednesday November 16th
The National Weather Service yesterday confirmed tornadoes did touch down Monday night in Chautauqua County. One in Fredonia and another in Westfield caused extensive damage to buildings, trees and power poles. Both were rated F-2 tornadoes with winds near 100 miles an hour. 11 tornado warnings were issued Monday night. Nobody was hurt.
Buffalo police say the 14-year old found dead in a Riverside apartment on Sunday was murdered. They haven’t identified the victim yet. He was found on West Lane near Ontario Street.
A Tonawanda teen is going to jail after a crash along Creekside Drive last May that put a passenger in a wheelchair. Ryan Hakes pleaded guilty to impaired driving and speeding. He was sentenced to 6 months in the county jail and five years probation.
State police have made two arrests in a Town of Concord home invasion last Friday. The suspects, one from Hamburg, the other from Buffalo are charged with breaking into a home on Brown Hill Road, tying up a woman and stealing property. She was able to free herself after 20 minutes and call police.
The Crawford Furniture plant in Jamestown will be closing in February putting over a hundred out of work. Crawford’s chain of stores was forced to close several weeks ago when the company filed for bankruptcy.
It took just days for 700 additional runners to be added to the YMCA’s annual Turkey Trot. The event is restricted to the number of people they’re able to accommodate at the Buffalo Convention Center, but the newly renovated Statler building allowed for extra runners and those spots were quickly gobbled up. 13,200 runners will make the run down Delaware Avenue on Thanksgiving morning.
The Sabres have won five of their last six games and look to extend that streak tonight when they host the New Jersey Devils. Even with that nice stretch of games, the one that has everybody bothered is that game against the Bruins where they got pushed around pretty good. They won’t be able to do anything about that until they meet the Bruins again in Buffalo next Wednesday.