The driver of the car that plunged onto the inbound Kensington Expressway early Saturday morning had refused to stop for an NFTA police vehicle, whose officer had noticed the car and another vehicle drag racing on Main Street moments before the deadly crash.
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police officer who tried to conduct a traffic stop gave up the effort when the BMW driven by Kevin W. Brown started driving even faster on Woodlawn Avenue, heading toward the Humboldt Parkway guardrail beside the expressway, authorities said.
SANBORN – Plans for 146,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on Military Road across from the Fashion Outlets mall were among a number of upcoming projects discussed by the Niagara County Planning Board on Monday.
LongHorn Steakhouse is one of the businesses that plans to move into the property in the Town of Niagara, according to Benderson Development Director James A. Boglioli. The 21.2-acre site at 1755 and 1785 Military Road was previously occupied by the old John’s Flaming Hearth and Perkins restaurants.
Adrian F. Harris cried when he thought about all the work he put into helping his son succeed in high school.
But it was all worth it, he said, because, in the end, it is parents – not teachers or school districts – who need to be held accountable for the education of children.
That belief has shaped Harris, 50, and his agenda for improving the Buffalo Public Schools as he runs for the Board of Education, which has three at-large seats at stake for five-year terms in the May 6 elections.
BOSTON – Abe Gorelick has decades of marketing experience, an extensive contact list, an Ivy League undergraduate degree, a master’s in business from the University of Chicago, ideas about how to reach consumers young and old, experience working with businesses from startups to huge financial firms and an upbeat, effervescent way about him. What he does not have – and has not had for the last year – is a full-time job.
A 20-year-old Eden man was arrested for drunken driving and other charges after Erie County sheriff’s deputies reported his car crashed into several mailboxes and then landed in a ditch on Mayer road in the Town of Boston about 6 p.m. Sunday.
WASHINGTON – Outgoing National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman Monday defended the aviation safety regulations stemming from the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407, but saved some of her toughest departing words for a rail industry that’s increasingly hauling outdated tanker cars filled with oil through cities like Buffalo.
ALBION – A corrections officer at the Orleans Correctional Facility has been praised by a union official for saving the life of a mentally troubled New York City convicted robber serving a 20 year prison term who tried to commit suicide.
Mike Dildine, Western Regional vice president of the New York State Corrections Officers Police Benevolent Association Inc., said the officer’s quick action on April 16 proved the value of the training that all such officers receive.