posted on February 24, 2012 07:50
Two Batavia city firemen have been arrested on felony gambling charges.
39-year-old Gregory Phillips of Belvedere Lane and 43-year-old Brian Bordinaro have been arrested for possession of gambling records.
Both Phillips and Bordinaro are city firemen.
A third suspect was identified as 41-year-old Lance Engel of Wade Avenue.
The three were all involved in suspected sports betting.
WBTA News has learned some of the illegal book making allegedly occurred at the city fire station on Evans Street.
All three men have been jailed without bail.
An additional charge of cocaine possession was placed against Phillips when a small quantity of the drug was discovered during a search of his home.
Federal agents have raided the Tonawanda Indian Reservation in an effort to crack down on synthetic marijuana.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul tells WBTA News the agents had warrants to search for marijuana, unlicensed tobacco, counterfeit clothing and the synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or Spice. The product has been linked to dangerous effects, when smoked.
It’s marketed as incense, which makes it perfectly legal.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul says the fine line that separates it from an illegal substance, is whether or not the substance is intended for human consumption.
A total of four Indian stores were raided yesterday.
The Buffalo Mail Processing and Distribution Center is closing its doors. The U.S. Postal Service says most of the William Street facility will move to Rochester. Officials say they will try to avoid layoffs for the estimated 700 employees at the facility.
The date for the closure hasn't been set.
Brad Marchand is back-pedaling after calling Buffalo the "worst place in the NHL". The Boston Bruins forward said he was just having fun and didn't mean to offend anyone.
The Sabres host the Bruins tonight.