Stress from recent price hikes, economic strain can fuel domestic violence
When stress rises, so does family violence. It’s a trend seen locally and nationwide, according to Family Violence Prevention Services. Experts say recent economic stress is to blame for an increase in calls to the local shelter.
Sheriff: Defiant NYC bar owner struck deputy with his car
(Steve White via AP)NEW YORK – The co-owner of a New York City bar that authorities said has been defying coronavirus restrictions was taken into custody early Sunday after running over a deputy with a car, authorities said. Danny Presti tried to drive away from his bar, Mac's Public House, as deputies were arresting him for serving patrons in violation of city and state closure orders, Sheriff Joseph Fucito said. Deputies attempted to arrest Presti as he left the bar early Sunday, but Presti got into his car, struck a deputy and kept driving for about 100 yards as the deputy was left hanging onto the hood, Fucito said. The injured deputy was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries. Authorities said the bar was still serving patrons Saturday night even though it was ordered closed entirely after Presti's earlier arrest.
Buffalo yet to be informed by MAC it has clinched East title
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The undefeated Buffalo Bulls’ bid to clinch the Mid-American Conference East Division title were placed on hold on Friday before they even had a chance to play a down. The cancelation left Buffalo (4-0) in limbo, waiting for the conference to determine whether the school has won the division title and a berth in the MAC championship game in Detroit on Dec. 18. Buffalo would’ve clinched the berth with a win over Ohio (2-1). With only one game left in the regular season, the Bulls have run out of division rivals who can mathematically beat them in the standings. Leipold then had the five-bus caravan turn back toward Buffalo, before breaking the news at the next rest stop.
Morgan’s Wonderland celebrates 10th anniversary with virtual gala
Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first fully inclusive, ultra-accessible nonprofit theme park, is closed due to the pandemic, and had to cancel its annual in-person fundraising gala. But regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, Morgan’s Wonderland has decided to gather together -- well, apart, but together -- for its annual gala. Whether you’re joining the virtual event or want to get involved in another way, here’s the inside scoop on what to expect for this year’s “Cheers to Ten Years” virtual gala. “The success of Morgan’s Wonderland has generated many new exciting ventures for us to help our friends with special needs,” said Ron Morander, CEO of Morgan’s Wonderland. Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation (MWIF), a new nonprofit, will coordinate fundraising and planning among all Morgan’s Wonderland-associated projects for years to come, including The MAC (Multi-Assistance Center), the group said.
12 comfort foods you should totally make this month
This is the ultimate comfort food, right? Comfort foods are all about the casseroles (if you haven’t noticed, this is the third casserole on this list), and there is nothing better than this classic tuna noodle casserole. Subs are unequivocally considered comfort food, and the granddaddy of them all has to be a meatball sub. We haven’t had any breakfast foods featured yet, but there is no denying that breakfast is comfort food. Will you be making any of these comfort foods while enjoying the rest of 2020?
Narwhal the Puppy With Tail on His Forehead Gets Adopted by His Rescuer
After receiving 7,000 adoption requests and several death threats over his unique appearance, Narwhal the "unicorn" puppy has found a forever home with the rescuer who made him famous. With so much attention raining down on the small rescue group that cares for special-needs dogs, Steffen said she ultimately decided to keep Narhwa herself. She still has that pit, who's incredibly tolerant of Narwhal and his puppy antics that include chewing on Mac's ear. UNICORN THINGS: Mac, my rescuer, being super tolerant... There is also Narwhal's brother — rescued with the two-tailed puppy on the side of a road — who needs a good home.