BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Some local leaders are urging voters to say "yes" when they head to the polls in November on a measure that will bring seven more casinos to New York State.
On Tuesday, the Buffalo Mayor and Comptroller, Amherst Chamber of Commerce President and others spoke out in support of Proposition I, which will allow more casinos in the state. While many of the leaders who support the move say they themselves don't gamble, they argue it deserves support because it will bring money to local governments.
Mayor Byron Brown said, "Over $1.2 billion is now spent by New Yorkers in neighboring states and Canadian gaming. That is money that our citizens are spending elsewhere that could go to create jobs, reduce taxes and educate children in our state."
While the measure does have support from these local leaders, there is concern that the wording of the proposal itself isn't fair and designed to sway voters to support the measure. But that complaint may have been filed too late.
That issue will be before the court this week.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around western New York.
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A local family is still seeking justice for a father's violent death. This comes after the man originally convicted of the crime--- was set free--- after police say they had the wrong man all along. But the victim's family says otherwise.
Lewiston Police say they were able to follow tracks through the snow to the home of a suspected burglar, where they recovered $6,000 in stolen property.