UPDATE: Pembroke Plane Crash

Written by on October 2, 2020

Catalog photo of Socato TBM 700 aircraft

BULLETIN: 4:00PM The Buffalo News has now confirmed that Buffalo Attorney Steve Barnes was piloting the plane and is presumed dead. Genesee County Sheriff William Sharon confirmed two bodies – a man and a woman – were inside the aircraft, but he did not reveal their identities. Sheron said removal of the remains could take, “quite a while.” He said officials from the FAA and NTSB were on scene.

UPDATE  3:45PM The aircraft that crashed in Pembroke was owned by Steve Barnes, a partner in the former Celino & Barnes law firm. It is unknown if Barnes was on board. Local authorities have yet to release any official information.

Just before noon a small airplane went down near 9115 Boyce Rd in Corfu.  The crashed plane is a 6-seat 2009 Socata TBM 700 that left from Buffalo Airport on the way to Manchester, New Hampshire.  Fire police closed Boyce Rd from rt 33 to rt 5.  Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments responded with Amherst and Erie County standing by.  The Mercy Flight helicopter was doing aerial search for the occupants as they were not located at the site of the crash.  There is an impact crater in the swampy ground.

The Greece man who sent threatening messages to representative Charles Schumer and Congressman Adam Schiff has been sentenced to 6 months in prison.  Salvatore Lippa the 2nd plead guilty to 2 charges of threatening to assault and murder a federal officer on account of the performance of their official duties and interstate communication of a threat.

The attorney for the Rochester city police officers suspended over the death of Daniel Prude in March which has spawned several demonstrations, some of them violent, has publicly defended the officers actions in dealing with Mr Prude.  He cited voluntary PCP use as the cause of Prude’s death and showed through video and personally demonstrating that the methods the officers used to retain and hold Prude were in keeping with their training.  When asked why they didn’t try to warm Mr Prude in the cold he said that the pcp was causing prude to cook from the inside out and trying to put him in the car or cover him up would have been the worst thing they could have done.  Daniel Prude lost consciousness at the scene and died 7 days later in the hospital.

The Foodlink and church sponsored fresh food giveaways on Wednesday mornings at St Anthonys Catholic Church and Northgate Freewill Methodist Church are reporting that they have food to spare and want to make sure the word is going out that people can come get free food Wednesdays starting at 9am.

Angry Charlies Carolina BBQ which has a food truck and bbq cooker set up near Settlers Family Restaurant is going to be moving to a location on Ellicott St on the location of the former Pasquales Italian eatery.  The restaurant will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  There will be indoor dining for about 25 people and some outside dining.  The change will also allow Angry Charlie’s to free up its food trailer for catering and events.  There will also be a couple of menu changes: brisket every day, smoked haddock on Fridays, and (whether permitting) BBQ chicken on Saturdays. There will also be a children’s menu.


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