While back-room political shenanigans continue to keep New York as the only state in America where professional MMA is banned, the amateur side of the sport is flourishing. In one of the most exciting developments yet for local fighters and fans, Gladius Promotions announced on January 28 the formation of an all-star team comprised of Gladius and Art of Combat veterans from around the state who will compete in nationally televised cards with the chance to move … Continue reading
Police Gazette Investigation Continues into Notorious Jiu-Jitsu Fraud and Phony War Hero
Droves of New Witnesses Emerge to Reveal Lang’s History of Dishonesty, Social Deviance, and Criminal Impersonation
The David Lang Saga, Part Two
By Briggs Seekins
In the week since the National Police Gazette broke our investigation into notorious Brazilian jiu-jitsu fraud and phony war hero David Lang, citizens of Cortland County, NY, have been contacting this writer multiple times every day, anxious … Continue reading
Leonard Melfi Was Shining Star of Off-Broadway Theatre Movement
Police Gazette To Publish Book About Leonard’s Life and Strange Death Written by His Brother
In October 2011, the 10-year anniversary of the death of famed playwright Leonard Melfi, we began a nine-part series in the local Police Gazette print edition on the mysteries surrounding Leonard’s disappearance and demise. Even at that time, 10 years later, the lawsuit against the New York City hospital responsible for Leonard’s … Continue reading
Cortland Citizens Have Their Trust Betrayed and Pockets Picked!
Well-Known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Conned!
Scam Involves Oregon State Prison Inmate Serving Time for Sexual Assault of a Minor!
The Investigation and Its Quickly Developing Results!
By Briggs Seekins
In a story that is still developing, this writer has uncovered evidence that David Lang (aka David Lang Da Silva) of McGraw, NY—nationally known as a notorious fraud—has been uncovered once more operating … Continue reading
How does a construction project have an official groundbreaking and ribbon cutting on the same day? It could only happen in Binghamton, birthplace of The Twilight Zone….
The (second) official groundbreaking for University Lofts on December 18th. Outgoing Binghamton mayor Matt Ryan is center; Stellar 83 Court LLC managing member Larry Gladstone is at … Continue reading
UFC chairman & CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has been reigniting the theory that the only thing blocking approval of pro MMA bouts in New York State is “the culinary union… Local 226 in Las Vegas.” The theory goes that the union, upset that Fertitta’s Las Vegas business, Station Casinos, refuses to organize, is using its influence with sympathetic unions in New York to pressure State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and/or the Legislative Women’s Caucus into not allowing the … Continue reading
Jabberwock Also presents their 4th Annual Raffle for the Holidaze December 20th at The Nines, 311 College Ave, Ithaca.
Although Jon Jones is now associated with the elite Jackson MMA team in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Southern Tier fight fans are proudly aware that the UFC light heavyweight champion’s roots are based here in the Binghamton-Ithaca area. And when training for his most recent title defense last September against Alex Gustafsson, Jones reunited with one of his earliest striking coaches, long-time Ithaca boxing trainer Patrick O’Connor.
O’Connor spent the hot summer months in New Mexico with Jones, … Continue reading
The hour was late when comedian Kevin Salisbury agreed to do this interview. His only condition was that I bring him to Kennedy Fried Chicken prior to spilling his guts in front of my wife Sara’s iPhone.
Kevin keeps his apartment around 100 degrees and remarkably clean.
DR: Thanks for inviting us to your place and doing this interview on such short notice.
KS: It’s ok. This is just where I jerk off during work hours.
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Some of the cast and crew for the upcoming local film production The House on Ghost Hill Road at the wrap party last month. In the lower left is Doug Bush, the film’s writer/producer. To his left is art & special effects director Kendra Baker (Kendra won the best make-up special effects awards at the Buffalo … Continue reading
The elevator doors open onto the second floor of Binghamton City Hall and reveal what was once intended to be the building’s grand public entrance, but today looks more like the set from a 1970s Charlton Heston post-apocalypse movie. The designers and builders of the government complex that includes City Hall were nothing if not incompetent, and problems began almost from the moment it opened. The complex’s most famous disaster was the 1981 explosion of a transformer … Continue reading
Only Candidate All Year Able to Pass 4th-Grade English?
If a person’s ability to do a good job as mayor is inversely related to the number of misspellings and grammatical errors in their campaign literature, then we have to give our endorsement to Rich David. This year’s campaign for Binghamton mayor has been an English teacher’s worst nightmare, leading one to assume that every candidate was born in a foreign country. Thus precluded from running for … Continue reading
The election for mayor of Binghamton is finally over! We still have a month of flyers, media ads, photo ops, and shaking hands between Rich David and Teri Rennia, but even Rennia’s team must recognize by now the David landslide that will sweep her away. Breaking down statements to see how both sides view the issues, David and Rennia are both stamped from the same plastic-politician mold. It really doesn’t matter much which takes over the leather … Continue reading
“Music, Movies & Mayhem” hosted by Heather Black and Tim “Crow” O’Hearn focuses on rock, heavy metal, and the film industry. The show airs each Friday at 6:00pm Eastern Time on the Philly Rock Radio Network. Heather is a veteran radio DJ, while Crow has been seen in several movies and TV shows, including the upcoming I Am Horror production The House on Ghost Hill Road. He also plays drums in Devilock, a Misfits tribute … Continue reading