The University Police Department at SUNY Buffalo State has arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery last month in a residence hall. An unidentified male student reported the robbery in Cassety Hall April 19, which he said occured at about 6:40 p.m.
The Buffalo Museum of Science recently discovered a rare elephant bird egg, which has been in the museum’s possession since 1939, is actually real, after being mislabeled as a model for decades. The egg is about a foot long, 2 feet 4 inches in circumference and weighs 3 pounds 5 ounces.
The Chautauqua County Legislature passed a measure April 25 that would create an online animal abuse registry. The local law would require individuals convicted of animal abuse to register with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office within five days of their court verdict or release from jail.
April 10 was “Equal Pay Day” in the U.S., which is intended to symbolize the gender pay gap between men and women. To commemorate the day, the Erie County Legislature Democratic Caucus held a press conference to announce its support for a ban on wage history discrimination.
Some Buffalo State students are becoming more concerned about their safety, due to the increase of crimes on campus this semester. In the past few months, several crimes were reported on campus. These incidents include a sexual assault case and armed robberies.
The Seneca Nation of Indians filed a lawsuit earlier this month against New York, claiming the state broke federal law and failed to receive federal approval when it built a toll road through its territory. The Thruway was built 60 years ago and a 2.7-mile section of the road runs through the Seneca Nation’s territory in southern Erie County.
New York is currently studying the possibility of legalizing recreational use of marijuana as neighboring states, such as Massachusetts and Vermont, have already done so. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the study is examining the health, legal and economic effects of legalization in nearby states.