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US Cities That Need the Most Vaccine Doses to Start

Detroit, Cleveland top the list

(Newser) - With Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine possibly just days away from being shipped, the next order of business will be starting to divvy it up for distribution across the country. WalletHub looked at more than 90 cities across America to figure out which may need the most initial vaccinations. The site...

Mail Carrier's Wrong Turn Earns Him an Arrest

CBP agents say 800 pieces of mail were in trunk of Buffalo USPS worker's car

(Newser) - A US Postal Service mail carrier in Buffalo has been arrested after authorities say Customs and Border Protection officials found 813 pieces of mail in the trunk of his car as he drove back to Buffalo from Canada. Per a criminal complaint filed by Brendan Boone, a special agent with...

Cops in This City Don't Have to Show Their Names Anymore

New policy in Buffalo, NY, replaces names with numbers on badges

(Newser) - Back in August, protesters in Buffalo, NY, started noticing that police officers were covering their names on their badges, despite official police department policy noting that "name tags must always be displayed on the outer most garment." That policy has just been modified, and local activists aren't...

Reality Show Helps Turn Up Missing 6-Year-Old

Viewer recognized 6-year-old Talia Jones, who vanished a year ago, from A&E's 'Live PD' program

(Newser) - A now-canceled cable TV show has helped recover a young California girl missing for more than a year. In June, A&E announced it was cutting Live PD, a reality-TV series that shadows cops on their patrols, from its lineup following weeks of demonstrations about the police killing of George...

Man Shoved by Buffalo Cops Shares Last Thing He Recalls

Martin Gugino doesn't remember being pushed

(Newser) - Martin Gugino says he can't remember the incident that landed him in the hospital with a fractured skull and a brain injury—but it was definitely a turning point in his life. The 75-year-old activist, who spent a month in the hospital after being shoved by police at a...

Fox Host Walks Back Praise for Fringe Movement

Jesse Watters first said QAnon has 'uncovered a lot of great stuff'

(Newser) - The fringe conspiracy movement QAnon picked up some praise from a Fox News host over the weekend, who then quickly walked it back. During an interview with Eric Trump on Saturday, Fox's Jesse Watters declared that QAnon has done some "crazy stuff," but "they've also...

Pandemic Creates Buffalo Blue Jays

Team has been homeless since Canada prohibited games in Toronto

(Newser) - After a couple of rejections, the Toronto Blues Jays have found a place to play their home games this season. Their search ended not all that far away. "We are extremely grateful to have a home in Buffalo this season," the team's president said. Sahlen Field usually...

Buffalo Protester Shoved by Cops Has Fractured Skull

Martin Gugino, 75, remains hospitalized

(Newser) - The 75-year-old protester shoved to the ground by cops in Buffalo, NY, was still hospitalized as of Tuesday. Martin Gugino has a fractured skull and has not yet been able to walk since the June 4 incident, his attorney says, per the AP . However, she added, per CNN , "we...

Kid Who Cleaned Up After Protests Gets Another Reward

Buffalo mayor offers Antonio Gwynn Jr. a job in the city buildings department after his noble gesture

(Newser) - A Buffalo teenager who spent 10 hours cleaning up glass and garbage following protests in his city got a job offer Saturday from the mayor. It was the latest honor for Antonio Gwynn Jr. since word of his actions began circulating a week ago. The 18-year-old high school senior already...

Protester Shoved by Buffalo Police Has Brain Injury

Friend says Gugino 'had a good chuckle' at Trump tweet

(Newser) - Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old protester shoved to the ground by police in Buffalo last week, suffered a brain injury, his lawyer says. Gugino was hospitalized in serious but stable condition after the incident, which led to two officers being charged with assault . After he was shoved, he hit his head...

'Oh Lord': How GOP Senators Responded to Trump Tweet

Many Republicans simply say they haven't seen it, continue on their way

(Newser) - What do Republicans think of President Trump's most controversial tweets? Conveniently enough, they apparently haven't read them. The New York Times reports that journalists printed out copies of the most recent example— Trump's suggestion that the man pushed to the ground by police in Buffalo was actually...

Trump Suggests 'Set Up' Involving Buffalo Protester

President implies, sans evidence, Martin Gugino is antifa actor who faked fall; Gugino is still in hospital

(Newser) - President Trump is pushing a conspiracy theory that claims the elderly Buffalo protester who remains in the hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by two police officers faked his fall. "Could be an ANTIFA provocateur," Trump wrote in a Tuesday tweet . Trump, offering no evidence, said 75-year-old Martin...

2 Buffalo Police Officers Are Charged With Assault

Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski surrendered Saturday

(Newser) - Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault Saturday, prosecutors said, after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester in recent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, the AP reports. Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski, who surrendered Saturday morning, pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault. They...

57 Cops Quit Their Unit Amid Shove Hubbub

Entire unit of Buffalo PD resigns after 2 of their own were suspended following incident with elderly man

(Newser) - Two police officers in Buffalo, NY, were suspended after a video circulated showing them shoving an elderly man to the ground during a George Floyd protest on Thursday evening, and now an entire unit within the city's police department has resigned. USA Today cites the Buffalo News in reporting...

Man, 75, in Serious Condition After Being Shoved by Police

2 Buffalo cops have been suspended

(Newser) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo say they are disturbed and sickened by a video that led to the suspension of two Buffalo police officers without pay. The graphic video, which can be seen here , shows officers shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, leaving him...

SUV Hits 3 Officers in Buffalo

Trooper suffers shattered pelvis, and 2 people in vehicle were shot, say police

(Newser) - Protests in Buffalo took a scary turn Monday night when an SUV plowed through a line of police officers and state troopers, reports WKBW . The vehicle hit a city officer and two state troopers, one of whom was on the ground when run over, say state police. One of the...

Buffalo's Bishop Steps Down Amid Scandal

Richard Malone was under fire for handling of sex abuse complaints

(Newser) - The bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Buffalo has resigned following widespread criticism over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct, reports the AP . Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted Bishop Richard Malone's resignation and named the bishop of Albany, New York, Edward Scharfenberger, to run the Buffalo...

Disturbing Development in Case of Boy Found on Porch

Burned-out vehicle with human remains was rental car driven by little Noelvin's parents

(Newser) - A 3-year-old boy was found on a stranger's porch in Buffalo on Monday morning, more than 1,000 miles from his home in Florida, and the three adults he'd been traveling with, including his parents, are "potentially ... still alive," say Buffalo police—but it doesn't...

Police Identify Boy, 3, Found on Stranger's Porch

Grandmother fears his parents are dead

(Newser) - Police in Buffalo now know the identity of the 3-year-old boy found asleep on a stranger's porch Monday morning, but they're still trying to figure out how he got there—and what happened to his parents. The boy's paternal grandmother tells WIVB that his name is Noelvin...

Mystery Deepens After Boy, 3, Found on Porch

Buffalo woman found him asleep in a box

(Newser) - Police in Buffalo are trying to figure out who left a boy around three years old on a home's front porch early Monday. Lois Augsburger tells WIVB that she found the boy around 8am asleep in a cardboard box she leaves out for cats. He was wrapped in a...

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