posted on June 05, 2013 07:25
Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is a bully.
Snyder made his comments yesterday in Albany, where he was urging state lawmakers not to allow a non-Indian casino in Western New York.
Cuomo has threatened to locate a casino in the region, possibly near the Seneca casino in Niagara Falls.
The Senecas have withheld 600-million-dollars in casino revenues from the state and their host towns, claiming New York violated their compact by allowing slot machines at racetracks such as Batavia Downs. The Seneca’s say they have exclusive rights in the area.
A Batavia man, whose DNA was indicted before the statute of limitations ran out on a series of local burglaries, has been offered a plea deal.
27-year-old Samuel Malone of Walnut Street is charged with burglary and attempted burglary for a series of thefts dating back to 2008.
In county court yesterday, prosecutors revealed new evidence that links Malone to another alleged crime and the plea deal was pulled.
Malone remains free under supervision pending further court action.
A former Genesee County resident pleaded guilty to a bail jumping charge for fleeing the area prior to his sentencing on burglary charges back in March 2012.
24-year-old Benjamin Muntz is currently in state prison serving a 3-and-a-half to seven-year sentence for his conviction on third-degree burglary.
After he fled the area he served time in prison in Arkansas and is currently wanted in Georgia.
A legislative effort to dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority is working its way through the New York General Assembly.
Bills that could end up dissolving the authority have been approved by both the state Assembly and Senate.
Buffalo Senator Mark Grisanti says the state wants to begin expansion of the plaza on the U.S. side immediately, but Canadian officials disagree with the approach of New York leaders.
State officials say the plaza on the U.S. side is confusing and usually congested, and needs to be upgraded.
Two Massachusetts men accused of making and recording a prank phone call to then Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix say they're not guilty.
Twenty-year-olds Joshua Barber and Nicholas Kaiser allegedly concocted a scheme to get Nix to speak on the phone with another NFL general manager.
The men are accused of recording the call, then selling it to a sports web site for $200.