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The U.S. Government Has the Right to Search Your Electronic Devices at the Border

The U.S. Government Has the Right to Search Your Electronic Devices at the Border

 

Hundreds of thousands of travelers, citizens and foreign nationals alike cross the U.S. border every day. Many may be surprised to learn that border patrol agents do not need a warrant, any suspicion of wrongdoing or even consent to search a vehicle and all passenger belongings, including electronic devices. 

With the exception of foreign and domestic officials with diplomatic immunity, everyone who legally crosses a U.S. border undergoes a primary inspection. Most travelers are familiar with this process: A CBP officer checks your documents, glances between you and your passport and asks what your purpose is for entering the country. Following this exchange, a traveler may be asked to undergo a secondary inspection. 

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Signs Three-Year Deal with Snocross

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Signs Three-Year Deal with Snocross

Thrilling event has a home in Salamanca through 2018

SALAMANCA, N.Y. – As spring weather continues to spread across Western New York, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is assured that the best of winter will continue to hit Salamanca in the years ahead.

The Southern Tier region’s premier resort announced today that it has signed a new, three-year contract to host the AMSOIL Championship Snocross event through 2018. The event features more than 200 of the top snowmobile racers in the world competing at high speeds and high altitudes across a snow-covered race course complete with wicked twists and turns and ramps that send the sleds flying dozens of feet in the air. The heart-pumping, action-packed races combine power, speed, energy and sheer guts with winter’s force for an exhilarating weekend of competition that will take your breath away.

DEC Reviewing CWM Landfill Expansion Plan in Niagara Co.


Youngstown, NY - The only hazardous waste landfill operation still open in the northeastern US wants to get even bigger in Niagara County. It's a planned expansion of the Chemical Waste Management site in the towns of Porter and Lewiston. .

That would involve changing the original State DEC permit to allow for the expansion. This has been going on for ten years now in a two step application process involving DEC and a so-called siting board of experts. While DEC staff officially stated in 2010 that there was no need to expand, the company can still request it from the agency. That's why they are considering environmental arguments and current landfill operations at this location.

Waste Management wants to build this new landfill next to its current facility dating back to the 1980's where they have already invested $100 million dollars in containment and testing with 66 workers on site.

Wheatfield couple shot by son improving


WHEATFIELD, N.Y. - There is good news about the Wheatfield couple who were shot two weeks ago in their own home, by their own son.

Duane and Cynthia Bores have both been upgraded to fair condition as they recover at Erie County Medical Center from gunshotwounds to their head and neck. Their son Duane Junior, took his own life after a shootout with a Niagara County Sheriff's Deputy.

That deputy was hit, but was also saved by his bullet proof vest.

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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

 

An enhanced EBT program, three new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends will highlight the 2015 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 9, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 28. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 

A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market features more than 40 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, craft beer, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more. Products available at the market are always fresh, seasonal and local. New vendors in 2015 include K&B Farm, Kindred Kreek and Niagara Distilling Company.

Visa Fees Waived for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Visa Fees Waived for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

 

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will take place in Los Angeles, California, from July 25 through Aug. 2, 2015. This year, foreign participants have something new to look forward to: There will be no visa application fee or visa issuance fee required. In 2014, the State Department announced that the fees would be waived for both the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational and this year’s main event. Consular posts worldwide have been authorized to issue multiple-entry "B-1/B-2" visitor visas to qualifying applicants.

Opinions Differ About Niagara Falls Water Board


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - After a winter of water outages across Niagara Falls, the City Council is considering dissolving the water board to retake control of its water and sewer services.

The proposal, however, isn't sitting well with everyone.

The idea was first brought up two weeks ago, but the water board chairman said Monday that the city hasn't contacted the board about any of this. The water board chairman also says disbanding the water board would cause considerable rate hikes and financial burdens for taxpayers.

Councilman Charles Walker says both sides need to sit down and talk.