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Buffalo Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting


BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two men have died after being shot overnight in Buffalo.

Police say the shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the first block of Butler Avenue. That's not far from East Ferry and the 33.

Both victims were in their 20s. They were taken to Erie County Medical Center where they later died.

According to police, several men ran from the shooting scene as police were responding to the call.

No arrests have been made at this time as homicide detectives continue their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the confidential Tipcall line at (716) 847-2255.


Advocates trying to stop synagogue demolition


BUFFALO, NY - Preservationists are rallying to try to save an old synagogue on Buffalo's East Side, but the city feels it must be torn down.

Some advocates say the Jefferson Avenue Shul, the oldest synagogue building in the city, should be protected as a recognized landmark. But city officials recently determined that falling bricks could present a hazard. There is now a demolition order on the building and barriers in place around the sidewalk entrance.

Still some feel the building has potential value. David Torke writes a historic preservation blog. He says, "The city is running out of historic buildings for people to come and re-develop. And this would be an excellent opportunity for the right person very soon."

Buffalo School 61 may be renamed for Arthur O. Eve


BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo School Board is talking about naming a city school after a well known and influential retired politician.

This week in committee meetings, members discussed changing School 61 on Leroy Avenue on to the "Arthur O. Eve School 61."

Eve represented Buffalo in the state assembly for decades, serving as deputy assembly speaker before retiring in 2002.

He was the first African American to win a Buffalo Mayoral Democratic Primary, and was an observer and negotiator during the 1971 Attica Prison riot.


Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen College’s newly refurbished Veteran’s Center, which provides a welcoming campus space devoted to students who have served in the military, has been named in honor of alumna Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a long-time supporter and friend of the college.

The 500-square-foot Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans was officially dedicated at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting celebration attended by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, veterans and others from the college community. Bill Gacioch, who surprised his wife with the event, was also in attendance along with their three children and family friends at the dedication for the center.

 

DEC Beginning Air Quality Study Near Peace Bridge


BUFFALO, N.Y.- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is beginning a year-long study investigating the air quality of neighborhoods near the Peace Bridge.

On Monday, residents attended a community meeting to discuss the study, and found out they will be involved with collecting samples. The study will look at periods of high traffic congestion on the bridge, such as holidays and Bills and Sabres games.

Residents have long complained about the congestion, saying it creates high pollution levels and leads to cases of respiratory illness.

"We understand people are concerned, hopefully everything we and others do will improve the neighborhood and make it a better place to live," Randi Walker, a scientist with the DEC said Monday.

25-year-old killed in car accident near Central Terminal


BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo police are investigating a car accident early Saturday that killed 25-year-old Jamiel Mitchell-Hall of Buffalo.

Police say the accident happened just after 2:30 a.m. on Memorial Drive near Paderewski Drive on the city's East Side. They say the driver failed to negotiate a roundabout and crossed a grassy area before hitting a tree.

Mitchell-Hall was declared dead at the scene. He was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Police are investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash.


Lorrie Morgan, Deana Martin Celebrate the Holidays at Seneca Resorts & Casinos

Lorrie Morgan, Deana Martin Celebrate the Holidays at Seneca Resorts & Casinos

Seneca Resorts & Casinos will get in the holiday spirit with five days of holiday concerts at each of its Events Centers this December. And with tickets starting at just $10, the performances will not only be festive but also very affordable. Lorrie Morgan will take the stage at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca, N.Y. from December 3 through 7, while Deana Martin performs at Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. the following week from December 10 through 14.