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Reward Offered For Pizza Delivery Shooting Suspect

BUFFALO, NY - A Lovejoy Common Council member is offering a reward to anyone with information on a shooting involving a pizza delivery man.

A 50-year-old pizza delivery man was shot while sitting in his car on Doat Street near Sprenger around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Councilman Richard Fontana has identified the victim as James Lahr.

Fontana is offering $500 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects.

Police are looking for possibly two suspects, both black males, one about 6'2 and wearing a red and white shirt. The other is about 6'1" and wearing all black.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255 or Text a Tip at 716-847-2255.

Those looking to collect a reward should include their name and contact information.

Aldi Plan Approved by Planning Board

BUFFALO, NY - The City of Buffalo Planning Board has approved a proposal to build an Aldi's on Broadway.

Aldi, the deep-discount supermarket chain, will build a store at 998 Broadway in Buffalo.

A meeting was held in July but the decision was tabled when the Board requested the discount-supermarket to submit a revised building proposal.

Aldi's submitted the new plan Tuesday during a meeting at City Hall with minor changes to the parking outline, which was approved.

The project has faced a lot of opposition, since it was initially proposed. Buffalo Common Council President David Franczyk is worried about the impact it would have and possibly take away business from the Broadway Market.   

Pizza Delivery Man Shot On the Job

BUFFALO, NY - Police are investigating the shooting of a pizza delivery man that took place around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning on the city's East Side.

The 50-year-old man was sitting in his car on Doat Street near Sprenger when he was shot.

Investigators say the man was taken to ECMC where he is currently in fair condition.

Police are looking for possibly two suspects, both black males, one about 6'2 and wearing a red and white shirt. The other is about 6'1" and wearing all black.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255 or Text a Tip at 716-847-2255.

Priest: Bingo Suspect Turned Herself In

BUFFALO, NY - According to Father Joe Moreno of St. Lawrence Church, the woman suspected of stealing from a local Bingo game turned herself into police Tuesday morning.

Buffalo Police say 29-year-old Alishia Askew stole money during a Bingo game at a St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church on E. Delavan on Monday night.

The bingo worker tells 2 On Your Side, Askew broke the rules. She had Bingo when I-19 was called, but she stood up. The rules say if you have Bingo, you must remain seated.  "It shouldn't happen, they need to follow the rules and not steal from the church," said Chris Blachowski.

After breaking the rules, Father Moreno says Askew stole a total of $290 from behind the Bingo counter before leaving.

Police have charged Askew with petit larceny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Brush Up Buffalo, a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization focused on revitalizing City of Buffalo neighborhoods, recently announced that it will repaint 15 low-income homes with the help of 400 volunteers in the nationally-designated Buffalo Promise Neighborhood on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

Designated avenues and streets for Brush Up Buffalo 2011 – Westminster, East Amherst, Stockbridge and Berkshire – are in a relatively tight cluster and are near Westminster Community Charter School, where Brush Up Buffalo will set up operations for check-in and lunch.  (Parking will be at the Erie County Medical Center parking lot, with shuttles to the school.)  At least 25 volunteers will be needed to paint on each house; no prior painting experience is necessary. Teams from local organizations are encouraged to register online at www.brushupbuffalo.org.

Budget Cuts: Social Security Offices Closing Earlier

Social Security offices nationwide are closing 30 minutes earlier starting today thanks to cuts in the Federal Budget.

All Western New York offices are now opened from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM.

Agency employees will still work normal hours, but will now be able to focus solely on office tasks with the public hours cut. This is expected to save on overtime hours normally billed to the agency.

Many services offered today do not require a visit to the Social Security office. Anyone wishing to apply for benefits or to update information may do so at www.socialsecurity.gov or by dialing a toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213.

Buffalo Board of Education Special Meeting

Buffalo Board of Education Special Meeting

BUFFALO,N.Y- Please take notice: pursuant to Section 5.2 of the By-Laws of the Buffalo Board of Education, Board President Mr. Louis J. Petrucci has called a “Special Meeting” of the Board to be held in Room 801 City Hall on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 12 Noon.  

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Superintendent’s employment contract.