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Buffalo Police Car Struck by Alleged Drunk Driver

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A city police officer was taken to ECMC for multiple injuries after the patrol car she was sitting in was struck by a drunk driver.

The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. A spokesman for the police department says the officer was assisting a stranded motorist on the 33 at Fillmore Avenue.

The patrol car was struck from behind while the officer was in it.

Police have charged Reginald A. Thompson, 32, of Buffalo with Aggravated DWI and other charges in the incident.

The police officer has been treated and released from Erie County Medical Center.

Man Dies in Buffalo House Fire

BUFFALO, NY-- The Buffalo Fire Department is investigating a house fire that took the life of a man and dog Friday night.

Firefighters were called to a house fire at 1364 Sycamore just after 8pm.

Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield says a fire official who arrived on scene first noticed a person in the window and tried to get into the house, but could not because of the heavy smoke conditions.

Firefighters arrived and quickly entered the building to bring the man out, but he was already deceased.  Firefighters also found a dog who perished in the fire.

A Buffalo Firefighter was hurt while fighting the fire and had to be taken to ECMC by ambulance.  His injuries are unknown, but the commissioner says they are not life-threatening.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Stabbing Victim Listed in Fair Condition

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Homicide detectives are investigating a stabbing on the city's east side.

Officers were called to 1500 block of East Delavan just after 7pm.

There they found 21-year-old Marvin Lee of Cheektowaga has been stabbed.

Lee was taken to ECMC Thursday night with what police believed were serious injuries. His condition has been upgraded to fair.

Homicide Detectives are investigating this incident.


2012 Golden Globe Nominations

2012 Golden Globe Nominations

The 69th installment of the Golden Globes will air Sunday, Jan. 15th and this morning the nominees were announced.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Artist
Midnight in Paris
My Week With Marilyn

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J.

Buffalo School Board Votes on Turnaround Plans for Low Performing School

BUFFALO, NY-  The Buffalo School Board worked late Wednesday to approve plans to turn around some of the lowest achieving schools in the district.

Five of the schools on the list have partnered with businesses or colleges to help come up with a plan to re-boot the curriculum.

Schools like Canisius College and Johns Hopkins University; which is partnering with Buff State.

The State Education Department has threatened to step in and shut down the seven schools on the Persistently Low Achieving Schools list.

A special meeting is planned for Friday to discuss the future of School #33, the Billingual Center.

Vandalism at Houghton Park Repaired

Vandalism at Houghton Park Repaired

A Statement from B Team Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A group of veterans were almost left without holiday decorations after someone stole extension cords and lights from five monuments at Hero’s Grove in Houghton Park.  Dan Derfert, an active member of Veterans & Friends of Hero’s Grove, noticed the lights were missing during his usual nightly drive by. 

Members of Veterans & Friends of Hero’s Grove spend their free time beautifying the park area near five veterans’ monuments at Hero’s Grove in Kaisertown’s Houghton Park.  After a recent theft, the park faced a holiday season without lights.

The veterans reached out to Senator Tim Kennedy, who reimbursed the organization for the lights and extension cords that were stolen.  Senator Kennedy then contacted the B_Team Buffalo. 

Mary Queen of Angels School Earns Prestigious Middle States Accreditation

Mary Queen of Angels School Earns Prestigious Middle States Accreditation

MaryAlice Bagwell, principal of Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, is proud to announce that the school has received the prestigious Certificate of Accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

To earn the accreditation, Mary Queen of Angels has demonstrated that it is effectively advancing the quality of education experiences it offers its students, meets its responsibilities to the public and the profession of education, and complies with standards for accreditation that are established by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.