Dale’s Briefs – Friday November 4th
Police in the southern tier are on the lookout for a man who tried to abduct a 13-year old boy in Yorkshire. The man driving a white Ford Explorer with tinted windows ordered the boy into his vehicle, but the boy ran off and hid until the guy drove off. The man is described as a man in his 60’s with short white hair and a beard.
A registered Level 3 sex offender was arrested after attending a Halloween party at a Town of Wilson elementary school. 44-year old Jacqueline Heyja is on probation after being convicted for abusing three young boys. School officials escorted her out of the building then called the Niagara County Sheriff.
New York's second-largest public workers union has managed to avoid layoffs by accepting a new contract. The Public Employees Federation have voted to approve the revised contract that includes concessions in pay and benefits. Governor Cuomo had said 35-hundred layoffs would start to take effect today if the union didn’t accept the new deal. It calls for a wage freeze for several years and requires them to pay more of their health care costs.
State police have made an arrest in that stabbing Sunday night on the 190. 63-year old Bert Schroeder is accused of stabbing another motorist several times in the neck and back after a minor fender bender. A Vietnam vet, Schroeder was arraigned yesterday in Town of Tonawanda court.
It’s a dispute that doesn’t seem to have a resolution so the Seneca Indians are asking for a mediator to settle it. At stake is 330-million dollars in gambling payments the Senecas owe the state, Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca. The Senecas say the state’s decision to allow more gambling at race tracks violates their contract with the Senecas.
The Sabres look to salvage at least one more win out of what’s been a dreary homestand. They host Calgary tonight and they’ll be without Patrick Kaleta. The NHL has suspended Kaleta for four games for what they say was a head-butt in Wednesday’s loss to the Flyers.
High school football Section Six championships at Wilson Stadium last night In a battle of unbeatens – Sweet Home advanced with a 28-14 win over Williamsville South Chautauqua Lake beat Clymer Maple Grove defeated Frewsburg Three more games tonight.