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22-year-old critical after shooting


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo police are looking for the gunman involved in a shooting on Wiley Avenue on the city's East Side.

That's where police say a 22-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car. The victim was rushed to Erie County Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police confidential tipline at 847-2255.


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Diversity Visa Program Registration Now Open

Diversity Visa Program Registration Now Open

 

Each year, the Department of State allows 50,000 immigrant visas to become available through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, a lottery program catered to foreign nationals from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. One can apply for a Diversity Visa electronically during an annual registration period. The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) registration period opened Oct. 1, 2014, and closes on Nov. 3, 2014. Beginning in May 2015, winners will be randomly selected through a computer-generated program. There is no cost to register for the lottery.

Christmas in the Country Returns to Fairgrounds with New ‘Return Pass’ Offer

Christmas in the Country Returns to Fairgrounds with New ‘Return Pass’ Offer

 

A favorite Western New York tradition, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 30th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 6-9. And for the first time in its storied history, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long!  

“We have always felt our patrons needed more than just one day to properly enjoy this event,” said Daniel Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “Now everyone has the opportunity to come back as much as they would like at no additional cost.”

Pickles, Tea and Brunch on the Event Menu at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Pickles, Tea and Brunch on the Event Menu at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village has plenty of fun family activities planned during the month of November, from a celebration of National Pickle Day to a rare look inside the museum’s state-of-the-art collections storage building!

Heritage Village relies on the hard work and dedication of many volunteers, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, will host a Volunteer Brunch for all those who have volunteered at the facility over the past year. Volunteers are asked to contact Heritage Village for more information.

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Phasing to ‘Next Generation’ NEXUS Kiosks has Begun

Phasing to ‘Next Generation’ NEXUS Kiosks has Begun

 

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that they will begin to replace the current NEXUS kiosks with “next generation” kiosks. The new kiosks will be faster and more reliable, in addition to increasing the efficiency of services in air travel. 

For those unfamiliar with the program, under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, the NEXUS card is an approved alternative to the passport for air, land and sea travel into the United States and Canada for U.S. and Canadian citizens. The program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing through designated lanes. 

Several people rescued from fire in Buffalo


BUFFALO, NY - High winds made it difficult for firefighters to put out a fire on Buffalo's East Side Sunday afternoon.

Flames broke out inside an apartment on Fillmore Avenue around 1 p.m. A Buffalo fire chief told us they had to rescue several people, including one man who jumped out of a window.

A total of two people were taken to the hospital with injuries.

"The first arriving company … reported people hanging out of windows ... they were hanging out of a balcony. One guy did jump from the second floor, and three other people just walked down ladders."

Firefighters say nobody was inside the apartment where the fire originally broke out.

The cause is still under investigation. Damage is estimated at about $200,000.


Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 11 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 11 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 11. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Oct. 11 (weather permitting) will be the WMD Band from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Birdie Cree from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Yelp Buffalo, GA Family Services Foster Care and Tutor Doctor.