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Two hurt in Buffalo shooting


BUFFALO, NY - Two people were hurt in an apparent shooting not far from downtown Buffalo Saturday night. It happened just after 8 p.m. near the corner of Hickory and South Division streets.

Our photographer at the scene saw two people being taken away by ambulance.

No word yet on the extent of their injuries.


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Dog bites three people at Broadway Market


BUFFALO, NY - A dog vaccine clinic at the Broadway Market in Buffalo took a turn for the worse Saturday afternoon when a dog that was there attacked three people.

Two of those three people needed hospital treatment, one of whom was taken away in an ambulance.

The SPCA is often at the Broadway Market offering free parvovirus vaccines to dogs. They set up in the market's parking garage. On Saturday, one dog started chasing a second dog who had slipped out of its collar. The dog who was doing the chasing ended up biting people.

An SPCA dog handler was bit in the thigh and was taken away by ambulance. A second woman who was bit drove herself to the hospital.

Erie County SPCA Director Barbara Carr did not say what kind of dog it was, but she describes the dog's temperament as not particularly nice.

Buff City Hoops heads to Masten Park


BUFFALO, N.Y. - 370 players on 22 teams will be taking part in the first annual Buff City Hoops tournament Saturday in Masten Park. It's the second tournament there in two weeks after "Hoops for Peace" was held last weekend.

Organizers created it to fill the hole left behind when the Gus Macker moved out of Buffalo. The event is about more than just basketball. It also includes workshops on sportsmanship and violence prevention.

"Most of our kids, in fact the majority of our children are great kids who want to go to school, respect their community, respect their parents, ad play basketball. We do provide that opportunity for them so they don't have to sit around on street corners or empty basketball courts with no money, no funding, because of limited resources," said Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant.

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

 

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is proud to announce that it has been designated as a STREAM Academy School by the Diocese of Buffalo. STREAM is an extension of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) academic program, and includes emphasis on Religion and Arts.

“STREAM is not a new curriculum, but rather a creative framework for teaching a given concept across a variety of subjects integrating traditional textbooks with technology — iPads, SmartBoards and laptops — to access the internet to explore, process and learn,” said Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell. “Students will have increased exposure to relevant, hands-on activities relating to a specific topic.” 

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Explore Buffalo Announces September Adventures

Explore Buffalo Announces September Adventures

 

What’s the best way to view Buffalo’s unique architecture and attractions — on foot, in a vehicle, by bike or on water? Thanks to Explore Buffalo, all of these options are available! Following is their lineup of September tours through the city’s most interesting neighborhoods.

Explore Buffalo Walking Tours

Riverfront Renaissance
Sept. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & 30, 10 a.m.

Actress Mary Kate O’Connell to Emcee Style Show Fundraiser Sept. 26 for Ladies of Charity

Actress Mary Kate O’Connell to Emcee Style Show Fundraiser Sept. 26 for Ladies of Charity

Mary Kate O’Connell, award-winning Buffalo actress and founder of O’Connell & Company theater company, will provide commentary for the annual style show fundraiser for The Diocese of Buffalo Ladies of Charity, an affiliate organization of Catholic Charities on Sept. 26.

The Dress for Less Style Show and Theme Basket Auction will be held at The Columns Banquets, 2221 Transit Road, Elma starting at 11 a.m. with opportunities to browse the clothing and accessories for sale during the event. A luncheon featuring Almond Chicken Dijon is included.

Tickets are $35 if purchased by Sept. 11 or $38 by Sept. 18. For more information or to make a reservation please call (716) 895-4001.

The event is one of two primary fundraisers conducted yearly by the Ladies of Charity to benefit their programs.

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

“The Land Conservancy’s accreditation demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation that benefits the entire community,” says Nancy Smith, executive director. “Many people have helped shape the organization over the past decades. Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through this rigorous accreditation program.”