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‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

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Man shot in leg on East Delavan


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police say they are looking for the suspect behind a shooting. A man was shot in the leg just after 11 a.m. Sunday on East Delavan Avenue.

The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center, but information as to his name and condition has not been released at this time.


Buffalo Police search for shooting suspect


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police are looking for the person who shot a man early Friday morning.

David Mitchell, 33, of Buffalo, was shot in the leg near Fillmore Avenue and Victoria Avenue around 1 a.m. He's currently listed in stable condition at Erie County Medical Center.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential Tip Call Line at (716) 847-2255.


Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.

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Man who shot teens convicted of second degree murder


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A jury decided unanimously on Thursday afternoon that Joseph Gant is guilty of both second-degree murder and attempted murder.

Last August, Gant got involved in a fight on the city's East Side near a footbridge that crosses the 33. He pulled out a gun and fired indiscriminately toward a large group of teenagers and young adults who had been standing around to see the fight.

Gant killed a 14-year-old boy, injured his 13-year-old brother, and injured two other teenagers.

"One of those people was the defendant," said ADA Colleen Curtin Gable. "People who came forward were asked to look at the video of the fight and tell police in the early stages of the investigation if they recognized anyone from it, and several people pointed to the person in the Adidas jacket...and said 'That's the shooter, i don't know who he is, but that's the shooter.'"

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

 

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking. Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst, is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver! 

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said Farrar. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.” 

Visa Issues Continue as Experts Try to Restore System

Visa Issues Continue as Experts Try to Restore System

 

As we reported last week, the Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to face technological issues with its visa systems. The Department of State (DOS) posted a statement yesterday that it endeavors to have the system fully reconnected this week. As of noon yesterday, 22 posts around the world have been reconnected. This represents approximately half of the global nonimmigrant visa volume. 

The agency stated that it has made good progress as it processes the large backlog of cases created by the system shutdown. Some posts were able to handle visa interviews as well as some visa printing by the end of last week. Several posts have also begun rescheduling visa appointments.