Some might have you believe the problems with possible wrongdoing at the tenant council for the Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority first came to light in the past couple weeks.
But the same story appeared first in The Buffalo News in December, when Jay Tokasz reported an ATM card in 2012 and '13 was used to make dozens of "suspicious" cash withdrawals and purchases with federal tax dollars. Tokasz was quoting from an internal audit of the group, and among the purchases was a $100 ticket to an NBA playoff game May 21, 2013, between the Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies in San Antonio.
That report occurred Dec. 8 in The News, well ahead of more recent television "watchdog" reports.
Niagara Falls mayor Paul A. Dyster sits down with The Buffalo News' Brian Meyer to discuss economic development, efforts to bolster tourism and upcoming discussions about whether the region should build a new stadium. See the full interview here:
Anthony Taglianetti is escorted out of the Chautauqua County Court courtroom after he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the 2012 murder of Clymer School Superintendent Keith Reed. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)
Anthony Taglianetti today was given the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in the slaying of Clymer School Superintendent Keith Reed.
Here is a video of DA David Foley speaking about the Taglianetti sentencing:
Here is a video of the victim's brother speaking after the sentencing.
Crews from West Seneca and the Buffalo Police Department were out Wednesday cutting holes in ice on Buffalo, Cazenovia and Cayuga creeks in hopes of avoiding flooding that occurred during the last big thaw.