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Morning Roundup: Thursday, June 17

Good morning Western New York.

Don't let the clouds get you down, the National Weather Service said they should gradually move out as the day progresses, leaving us with clear skies and temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

In local headlines, Buffalo School Superintendent James A. Williams vowed Wednesday to overhaul the way the school system’s handles discipline problems after Lafayette High School freshman Jawaan Daniels was shot at a bus stop on Friday, an hour after he was suspended for wandering the halls.

A federal judge has sided with attorneys for the state in an the ownership dispute of a 19th century sailing ship sunk in Lake Erie near Dunkirk. It was decided that under the U.S. Abandoned Shipwreck Act, the state owned the two-masted wooden sailing ship that may have been used by the British during the War of 1812 and later may have had a role in the Underground Railroad.

It is unlikely that Buffalo Firefighter Willie Holliday, a registered sex offender, will lose his job after being arrested on a warrant recently for not informing Buffalo police sex offense squad members of his address change, which is required under state law.

On Sept. 23, French performance artist Didier Pasquette will attempt a tightrope walk across a steel cable strung between the two towers of the 23-story Liberty Building.


An artist's rendering shows how the steel cable would extend across the space between the two towers of the Liberty Building.

The NBA season will wrap up tonight when the Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Seven of the NBA Finals.

--Lauren Nicole Mariacher

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