posted on July 25, 2011 07:40
The wedding bells for same-sex couples started ringing in Niagara Falls this weekend. As the clock ticked a minute past midnight early yesterday morning, Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd of Buffalo exchanged vows.
After a 12-year relationship, they became one of the first same-sex couples in the state to take advantage of New York's legalization of gay marriage.
While hundreds of same-sex couples are rejoicing after getting married yesterday across New York State, there are some people who are not happy about it.
Protesters gathered outside of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Midtown Manhattan office, saying citizens should be deciding on gay marriage, not lawmakers.
It was another busy weekend for local lawmen, with most of the activity centered on Darien Lake.
The Motley Crue concert on Friday night netted 15 arrests, most for underage drinking.
On Saturday night, more arrests traced to the country music concert at Darien Lake.
56 arrests were made; 42 were for underage drinking
Lawmen also swooped in on the Cherry Hill Campgrounds. A number of arrests were made there for underage drinking as well.
A go-kart accident in Elba sends a young Batavia man to the hospital.
19-year-old Jacob Bell of Washington Avenue was injured Saturday night when his go-cart overturned on Barrville Road.
Later Saturday, a Rochester teenager was injured when she drove her dirtbike into the path of a car on Sweden Road in Bergen.
14-year-old Brianna Wiggins of Rochester was taken to Strong Memorial for treatment of her injuries.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Paul Hubbard is facing DWI charges after his vehicle allegedly hit a police officer. Authorities say the Orchard Park man was arrested yesterday after his vehicle struck the Buffalo police officer at Chippewa and Pearl Street around 4 a.m. Officials say the officer was treated and released from ECMC. Hubbard played on the Bills practice squad and active roster last season and made one catch in the season finale.