Dale’s Briefs – Wednesday, October 5th
A new contract between Ford and the UAW brings good news to the Woodlawn plant. It’ll mean $136-million in new investments in the local plant. Ford also plans to recall 120 laid-off workers and create 400 new jobs at the plant.
West Seneca School Reports Suicide
In light of all the publicity surrounding the Jamey Rodemeyer case in Williamsville, school officials in West Seneca say they decided to go public with information about the suicide of a 15-year old student in their school district. They say this one appears to be different though because it didn’t involve bullying. They say he left a note but it didn’t reveal why he decided to end his life.
Body Identified in Tonawanda
City of Tonawanda police have confirmed it was an 18-year old from Buffalo that was found floating in the Niagara River along Niawanda Park over the weekend. What led to the death of Devante Kenny still hasn’t been determined.
Grand Island Woman Faces Jail Time
A Grand Island woman faces up to 15 years in jail after admitting she embezzled over 200-thousand dollars from the McCartney Electrical Contracting Company where she worked as a bookkeeper. Carol McCready will be sentenced in January.
Extreme Drunk Driver Charged
State police say a woman involved in a crash on Transit Road in Clarence was charged with DWI when she tested more than three times over the legal limit. 44-year old Danette Ripper had a blood alcohol level of .28.
School Districts May Merge
A couple of Genesee County school districts may merge. Pavillion and Wyoming Central Schools. Both have seen a decline in enrollment and are struggling with costs. A vote could come in January.
Woman Injured in Thruway Crash
An Amherst woman was critically hurt when the RV she was a passenger in was struck on the Thruway in Hamburg. 39-year old Jason Hoover faces vehicular assault charges after state police say he was driving with a suspended license and impaired by drugs.
Another Building Hit By Vehicle
It’s happened again – a vehicle driving into a building. This one in Amherst on Grover Cleveland Highway. The driver struck the side of Wedekindt Funeral Home yesterday afternoon. If you’re keeping track – that’s the tenth time in the last 20 days.
Sabres Defeat Mannheim Germany
The Sabres completed their preseason schedule with an 8 to 3 win over the pro team in Mannheim, Germany. Tyler Ennis led the way with a pair of goals. They start the regular season when they play Anaheim on Friday in Helsinki and the L-A Kings on Saturday in Berlin.