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Driver charged with manslaughter, DWI in fatal accident


BUFFALO, NY – A woman who was hit by a car on Girard Place near Fillmore Avenue Sunday afternoon died a short time later in Erie County Medical Center.

Buffalo police say they have charged the driver of the vehicle, a 54-year-old man, with vehicular manslaughter and DWI.

The victim was described by police as a woman in her mid-40s. Her name has not been released. The accident happened at about 4:30 p.m.

A witness at the scene told us she was sitting in a community garden when she was hit by the car, which was moving in reverse.


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Two people stabbed near Broadway and Liddell


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police are investigating a double stabbing that happened Sunday evening near Broadway and Liddell Street.

Police say two people were taken to Erie County Medical Center and their injuries appear non-life-threatening.

No word on any arrests or suspects in the incidents.


First ever Hoops for Peace basketball tourney


BUFFALO, NY - With no Gus Macker tournament held in the City of Buffalo this year organizers stepped up to stage a new tournament to help fill the void.

The first-ever "Hoops for Peace' tournament brought about 150 basketball players to Masten Park.

Bishop Perry Davis says he wanted to put together an event that would not only substitute for the Gus Macker but also promote non-violence in the community.

"My goal was to make it a diversified crowd. That's my goal first off. Bringing Western New York together was a thing I wanted to do as well. And that's with all people: black, white, hispanic or what have you."

Double shooting in Buffalo


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police are looking for the suspect behind an overnight double shooting.

Two men ages 24 and 25 were shot near East Ferry Street and Goodyear Avenue just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Both men were taken to Erie County Medical Center to be treated. Their conditions have not been released.

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


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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: National Crackdown on Impaired Driving is Underway

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: National Crackdown on Impaired Driving is Underway

 

As summer winds down, law enforcement organizations across the country are ramping up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. This high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives. 

From Aug. 21 through Sept. 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners nationwide will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce the toll of drunk driving. 

Canalside to Host New Boat & Auto Show

Canalside to Host New Boat & Auto Show

 

The very first Canalside Boat & Auto Show, free and open to the public, will take place Aug. 29-30 at the popular waterfront destination in downtown Buffalo. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

The show will feature a dynamic display of more than 120 new cars, trucks and RVs. There will also be more than 100 powerboat, sailboats and jet skis on display – both on land and in the water! Food and drink offerings will also be available.

Annunciation to Celebrate ‘A Festival of Faiths’

Annunciation to Celebrate ‘A Festival of Faiths’

 

The final segment of the four-part Sacred Journeys series at the Church of the Annunciation in Elma will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Titled “A Festival of Faiths,” the event will feature workshops in the Buddhist, Jewish, Islamic and Hindu faith traditions.

“A Festival of Faiths” will be held in Annunciation’s school building, located at 7580 Clinton St. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. 

For more information on the Church of the Annunciation, please visit www.annunciation.cc.