Dale’s Friday Briefs
An al-Qaeda cleric born in the United States has been killed in Yemen. Anwar al-Awlaki was on a CIA hit list. He was believed to have had a hand in several attacks, or attempted attacks, on the U.S., including the failed attempt to attack Times Square last year. He was killed in an attack by an unmanned drone.
Bail has been set at 250-thousand dollars for the Amherst doctor accused of the hit and run death of a teenage girl on Heim Road. Doctor James Corasanti was arraigned on charges of vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors say he removed blood and body tissue from his vehicle and deleted text messages from his phone. 18-year old Alexandria Rice was struck and killed while returning home from work last July.
Governor Cuomo has rejected a call by the 56-thousand member Public Employees Federation to renegotiate the contract they rejected. The governor promised layoffs if it wasn’t approved and pink slips have already gone out. The union says they have new ideas on how the contract could be worked out, but the governor says nothing’s changed. The state still needs 450-million dollars in concessions.
It turns out a man fatally shot on William Street yesterday afternoon was shot and killed by a man he tried to rob. The robbery victim is a retired police officer who has a permit for a handgun and used it when he was held up outside the Monsignor Adamski apartment complex. Police are looking for other men involved in the holdup.
It’s been a big debate over the past few months in Buffalo – food trucks. The problem is the city doesn’t have any firm policies in place on where and when they can operate. The city council has put together a committee including restaurant owners and food truck operators to come up with a compromise.
You might remember that case from this summer where a teenager told Town of Tonawanda police two older boys crushed the skull of a small dog because it barked at them as they walked by. Police looked for the two boys but never found them because they didn’t exist. Turns out the teen who reported the attack has admitted he was responsible for the dog’s death. He says it was an accident.
The Buffalo Bills have come to an agreement with St. John Fisher College to keep training camp there for another five years. Training camp has been at St. John Fisher since it moved there from Fredonia College starting in 2000.