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Cop accused of theft says he did not confess


BUFFALO, NY - A former Buffalo Police officer who admitted he stole money while on duty is challenging the claims made by the district attorney's office that he confessed to the crime.

Officer Michael Missana was charged after officials say he admitted he took around $130 from a women's purse. That purse had been found by someone else and was given to Missana to be returned to its owner.

Missana's attorney argued on Friday that the statement Missana made was not recorded in its entirety and should be thrown out.

The attorney added that the defense is questioning whether the statement was voluntary or not. He says the next step is hearing that decision from the judge, and then a court date will be set.


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Understanding the Implications of a Pardon as it Relates to Immigration

Understanding the Implications of a Pardon as it Relates to Immigration

 

Many people who have been convicted of crimes in the past are ultimately granted a “pardon,” “discharge” or other forms of record-expungement by their government. Accordingly, these individuals are often under the impression that these mechanisms “wipe their record clean.” For U.S. immigration purposes, however, this is not the case.

Garbaz Brings Zeppelin Back to Buffalo

Garbaz Brings Zeppelin Back to Buffalo

In its fourteenth year, renowned live performance artist Jeff Garbaz brings his latest installment of Blouses of the Holy: A Tribute to Zeppelin to Nietzsche's. 

BUFFALO, NY-January 24, 2015 – Renowned live performance artist Jeff Garbaz, well-known for innovative video and visual screens at concerts and festivals, will be presenting his latest installment of the annual Blouses of the Holy Led Zeppelin tribute show on January 24th at Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen Street. With a $7 cover for eight bands, heady visual stimulation will combine with Zeppelin tunes to produce an experience to fill the senses. In its fourteenth year, Blouses of the Holy will spotlight some of the best of Buffalo. With performances by Eric Crittenden’s Juke Joint, the Instigators, Yogurt Club, Cowboys of Scotland, Youngblood, Random Abstract (formerly Jeff Miers Band) Dan Delano Band, and the talented Metal Mania, Blouses is designed to be a multi sensory feast for music lovers.

Dog Ears to Host Book Signing with Fr. Bill Quinlivan

Dog Ears to Host Book Signing with Fr. Bill Quinlivan

 

Fr. Bill Quinlivan, a native of South Buffalo now serving as pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Tonawanda, will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café for a book-signing event from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16. Dog Ears Bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

Fr. Quinlivan’s self-published autobiography, “Made to Praise Him: Finding My Song,” was released in the Fall of 2014.

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Department of Homeland Security Considers Implementing ‘Known Employer’ Pilot Program

Department of Homeland Security Considers Implementing ‘Known Employer’ Pilot Program

 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it is considering a “Known Employer” pilot program in order to aid in U.S.-Canada business travel. The program would streamline adjudication of certain types of employment-based immigration benefit requests filed by eligible U.S. employers. 

The program will be designed to:

• Make adjudications more efficient and less costly; and

NFADA Lists 2015 AutoTech and Tire Rodeo Competition Winners

NFADA Lists 2015 AutoTech and Tire Rodeo Competition Winners

 

Student teams from the Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES LoGuidice Educational Center and the Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center won top honors at the annual NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition and Tire Rodeo held Jan. 17 in Orchard Park. The competition took place at the Erie Community College-Vehicle Technology Training Center located at 5885 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park.

Come See the Cars — and the Stars — at the 2015 Buffalo Auto Show

Come See the Cars — and the Stars — at the 2015 Buffalo Auto Show

 

The Buffalo Auto Show, Western New York’s premier new vehicle automotive event, will take place from Feb. 5-8 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. In addition to seeing every brand new car sold in WNY on display, attendees will have a chance to meet and obtain autographs from some of Buffalo greatest star athletes!

Buffalo Bandits Ryan Benesch, Dhane Smith and Brandon Goodwin, along with some members of the Buffalo Bandettes, will visit the Buffalo Auto Show from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, for a free autograph session. Benesch and Smith are among the team’s leading scorers this year, while Goodwin is playing in his first NLL season.