Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on February 11, 2022
They aren’t here yet but they are on the way. Convoys of Semi Trucks are planning on coming to Buffalo from New York City and Tennessee this weekend to support the Canadian Freedom Convoy which is gathered in Ottawa to protest Vaccine mandates in the great white north. Supply lines are already stressed in Buffalo as the blockades in areas of Canada are causing backups that reach all the way across the border. Some truckers are having to wait several hours to cross into Canada because of a blockade in Detroit which affects travel in Buffalo. Police say they know about the convoys and are ready for them.
Buffalo police say a 17-year-old boy is in custody in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy outside McKinley High School, Wednesday. A student was stabbed and a security guard was shot Wednesday outside McKinley High School in Buffalo. The security guard and the student are both out of the hospital.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he didn’t threaten to shoot the process server who came to give him papers pertaining to the lawsuit against him. He says that, although he didn’t threaten her, he was surprised by her coming to his house and that he has always been served by the Attorneys Office. He also said he has had to defend his home against robbers before and that he has received death threats.
The CATS won’t come back. Community Action of Orleans and Genesee is getting rid of the Community Action Transportation System after an audit found a loss of over 250000 dollars. Community action is in talks with Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority to help make sure people have transport. Community Action says that there just aren’t enough people riding the expensive busses.
The GLOW region is now part of the Greater Niagara segment of the New York Birding Trail. The State DEC announced Thursday that Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties are getting locations that can be accessed by car, public transportation and walking so visitors can enjoy birds in their natural settings. 36 locations are being opened in western NY.
The Buffalo Sabres were ahead early but ended up losing 4 to 3 in overtime to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Sabres had a 3 to 1 lead in the 3rd period but the Jackets were able to tie the game up with 5 minutes left in regulation. Overtime lasted 16 seconds. The Sabres fall to 14 and 24 and 8 for the season. Their next game is against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday at 12:30.