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Buffalo Police officer injured in collision


BUFFALO, NY – A Buffalo police officer was hurt in a collision that happened at the intersection of Kensington and Fillmore avenues at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday.

The officer was pursuing a suspicious vehicle when the crash occurred, according to Buffalo Police Department spokesman Mike DeGeorge.

The officer suffered a facial injury and was taken to nearby Erie County Medical Center for treatment. No other injuries have been reported at this time.

DeGeorge said, "Three individuals have been taken into custody in connection with the incident."

We'll have more information here on WGRZ.com and in upcoming newscasts as it becomes available.

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WNY VegFest 2015 – A Sustainable Awakening

WNY VegFest 2015 – A Sustainable Awakening

 

When people think of Buffalo, NY, they often think of a tumultuous amount of snow, chicken wings, and the losing streak of the Buffalo Bills. What many don’t know is that the city is rich with different cultures and an immense diversity of amazing food! Each summer promises various food festivals as an opportunity to venture out and experience something new, and in 2014 one group decided to take this a step further.

 

WNY VegFest merges Vegetarian and Vegan with a clean, sustainable, and healthy lifestyle. The event brought over 5,000 people to Delaware Park last year and expects an even larger turnout this year.

 

StreetPoetz.Com founder, Cece Carson, had a moment to speak with Albert Brown, one of the co-founders of WNY Vegfest and he provided insight into the birth of this astounding event.

 

Mary Queen of Angels School Accepting Applications for All Grades Levels

Mary Queen of Angels School Accepting Applications for All Grades Levels

 

Mary Queen of Angel’s Regional Catholic School, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, is still accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. The school offers Pre-K, Universal Pre-K, kindergarten and grades one through eight.

Additionally, Mary Queen of Angels continues to offer school tours throughout the summer for families interested in learning more about the facility.

Dog Ears to Host Third Class for Aspiring Screenwriters

Dog Ears to Host Third Class for Aspiring Screenwriters

 

John Szablewski, a screenwriter and filmmaker from Buffalo, will be holding a screenwriting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 2, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. This class is the third of a regularly scheduled bimonthly class aimed at helping aspiring screenwriters write a full-length screenplay or television pilot. The cost of the class is $15.

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The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

 

  • Explore Buffalo's historic grain elevator district. This two hour presentation by the  Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.,  aboard the Miss Buffalo II, takes you down the City Ship Canal and through the Buffalo River Grain Elevator District.  
  • The history, architecture, and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries on the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal are explained, along with a general history of the Erie Canal, inner harbor area, and more. Photographs, maps and video further enhance this educational experience suitable for all ages.
  • This is the original tour created 30 years ago by the IHC.

Buffalo woman dies from gunshot wounds


BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo woman who was shot early Friday morning on the city's East Side has died.

Glendyln M. Kinnett, 54, of Buffalo, was found shot just after 4:30 a.m. at a home on Riley Street near Wohlers Avenue. The victim, whose name has not been released, was rushed to Erie County Medical Center where she passed away late Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call Buffalo Police.

Group prays to save St. Ann's Church


BUFFALO, NY - Friends of a 129-year-old architectural marvel on Buffalo's East Side are fighting and praying to save the church that's been closed due to safety concerns.

They gathered to pray outside St. Ann's, located at the intersection of Broadway and Emslie, on Friday. They are working to get the church restored and reopened.

It was closed in 2012 and fenced off due to fears that material could fall from the structure. The group will gather to pray again outside St. Ann's Saturday and Sunday night at 7 p.m.