Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 29, 2021
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that is aimed at combating gun violence and criminalizing the sale of ‘ghost guns’. Ghost guns are guns that can be made or bought that have no serial numbers and are usually sold in pieces and then assembled later. The legislation package includes the following criminalizing the sale of ‘ghost guns’, criminalizing the sale of untraceable guns and cracking down on firearms that are designed to look like toy guns
Be careful when doing any kind of business online. Erie County got scammed out of more than $100,000 taxpayer money after being tricked into paying a scam artist pretending to be a local construction firm. In August, the Erie County Department of Works received an email believed to be from Mark Cerrone, Inc., a local construction company, doing work at the Rath Building in downtown Buffalo. That email asked for the county to change the bank routing number for payment. But when the actual construction firm called the county asking for its payment, the county realized the email was fraudulent and the comptroller’s office sent the money to a bank in Texas.
The Buffalo Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks 4 to 3 yesterday in California. Rasmus Asplund scored the winning goal with just 43.9 seconds left in overtime. Zemgus Girgensons and Arttu Ruotsalainen also scored for the Sabres. Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots in a standout performance in goal. The Sabres play the Kings next on Halloween afternoon at 4pm.