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Buffalo Police, D.A. Investigating Horrific 33 Crash

BUFFALO, NY- It was a horrific scene early Saturday morning after a car driven by Kevin Wayne Brown, 47, of Buffalo crashed through a barrier on Humboldt Parkway and on to the 33 and exploded.

Police say it started at about 1:30 a.m. when two cars appeared to be drag racing north on Main Street. Once they came to Utica Street one of the cars nearly hit an NFTA police officer.

According to the NFTA, the officer took off in pursuit of Brown's car.

"That officer followed that car and it took a circuitous route ultimately ending up on Woodlawn Avenue going in the wrong direction," Doug Hartmayer, NFTA spokesman said.

Scott Brown: "Was the officer traveling the wrong way down Woodlawn?"

NFTA Officer Had Initially Pursued Driver Before Crash

BUFFALO – Shortly before his car tumbled through a guardrail and burst into flames on the Kensington Expressway, the driver who died in an early-morning crash Saturday had been initially involved in a chase with a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority officer, a spokesperson confirmed.

NFTA spokesperson Doug Hartmayer said two of the agency's officers first observed two cars "proceeding at a very high rate of speed" near the intersection of Main and Utica streets, forcing the officers to split into two and each follow one of the speeding vehicles in individual police cars.

The driver, identified by Buffalo Police Monday morning as Kevin Wayne Brown, 47, then began driving in the wrong direction on Woodlawn Avenue.

At Least One Dead In Fiery 33 Expressway Crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. - At least one person is dead after a horrific early-morning crash in Buffalo Saturday.

Police say it appears two vehicles were racing on Main Street, and one of the vehicles turned onto Woodlawn Avenue going in the wrong direction. That vehicle crashed through the guardrail, plunged onto the Kensington Expressway, rolled onto its roof and burst into flames.

Emergency crews tried to get the victim, a male in his late 40's, out of the vehicle, but he died on scene, according to police.

Investigators say the other car involved in the race also crashed. Officers are questioning that driver.

Dave Mangus with Rural Metro pulled up to the scene when the heat and flames became too intense for his crew to withstand.
They attempted to get the man out of the vehicle for about two minutes.

Woman Charged with DWI After Driving Car into Houses

BUFFALO, NY- Buffalo police have charged a woman with DWI and speeding after they say she drove into a a pair of houses on Fillmore Avenue Friday morning.

A police investigator says Dorthea Aughtry, 49, was traveling southbound on Fillmore when she crashed into the two houses while attempting to make a left turn onto A Street.

There were people inside the houses at the time of the accident, but police say no injuries were reported.

According to police both of the houses received structural damage.

Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers


The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security division has announced it is expanding unannounced workplace site inspections to include employers of L-1 intra-company transfers. Previously reserved only for companies that employed H-1B workers, this expansion of the program to include the L-1 category means that any company that employs workers in either H-1B or L-1 status may now be subject to an unannounced workplace site visit.

Worksite visits are designed to detect fraud in the immigration system. Since their introduction in 2009, tens of thousands of unannounced site inspections have been completed at companies that employ H-1B workers.

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Orchard Park

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Orchard Park

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced he will join Orchard Park Town Supervisor Patrick Keem and Time Warner Cable in hosting a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 19 in the town of Orchard Park.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orchard Park Senior High School, located at 4040 Baker Road in the Town of Orchard Park.

The electronics recycling drop off will offer professional disposal of unused and obsolete items to help ensure they do not end up harming the environment. Computer monitors, printers, fax machines, home telephones, televisions, video game consoles, laptop computers, scanners, cellular telephones and MP3 players are among the items that will be collected that day and properly disposed.

Becoming a U.S. Citizen Carries Numerous Advantages

Becoming a U.S. Citizen Carries Numerous Advantages


The laws of the Constitution grant rights to both citizens and non-citizens who reside within the United States. However, becoming a U.S. citizen carries with it several benefits unavailable to non-citizens. According to the United States Custom and Immigration Services’ Guide to Naturalization, the following are some of the advantages of becoming a citizen:  

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