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Man Heading to Prison for Buffalo Fatal Hit and Run

BUFFALO, NY - The man who pled guilty for his involvement in a fatal hit and run accident near the Broadway Market last fall is headed to prison.

Michael Held, 32, was sentenced Thursday morning to 2-1/3 to 7  years for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

The October 2nd crash claimed the life of 48-year old April Smith of Sweet Avenue in Buffalo. Smith, the mother of seven children, also left behind six grandchildren.

Police monitoring auto parts and repair shops, were able to arrest Held three weeks after the incident.

First Niagara Survey Finds Buffalo Business Leaders See Better Outcomes Ahead in 2012

First Niagara Survey Finds Buffalo Business Leaders See Better Outcomes Ahead in 2012

Local Executives’ Expectations for Revenues, Profits, New Hires Exceed Others Upstate

Buffalo Teens Are Science Superstars

16 of Buffalo's finest minds are committing themselves to groundbreaking scientific research. City Honors School allows selected students to conduct important studies during school hours. Once a week, you can see these teens in Buffalo's Medical Corridor.

Click on the video to see Kevin's report, or click here for more ino on the unique program.

 

 

 

Open House, Tours Planned at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School

Open House, Tours Planned at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, providing a quality education for students in Pre-K, UPK, kindergarten and Grades 1-8, will hold its annual open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace (off George Urban Boulevard), Cheektowaga. The event is open to the public. 

Highlighting the open house event will be private tours of the school, which will provide guests an opportunity to visit the science lab, computer lab, music and art rooms, see SMART Board demonstrations, student projects and much more. Refreshments will be served. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet students, teachers and the school’s principal, MaryAlice Bagwell. 

Pick-Up Truck Rams Window at Delta Sonic

BUFFALO, NY -- They are known for their 'super kiss car wash' and now, it looks like the Delta Sonic on Main Street in Buffalo can 'kiss' their front window goodbye.

The incident happened around 8:15am Tuesday.

Police say a pick-up truck jumped the curb and struck the
front of the building.

The 60-year-old male driver from Springville was taken to ECMC, where he's being treated.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

EPA Approves Demolition of Kensington Heights Housing Project

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Buffalo's Housing Authority's plan to remove asbestos and eventually demolish the Kensington Heights housing project.

Over the summer, a federal grand jury indicted two companies and nine people including past and present city and state inspection workers connected to the asbestos removal project.

The Housing Authority also says it will hold a series of meetings so that neighbors in the area can get an idea of what the new development process will entail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Rotary Celebrates 20 Years of Mentoring at Lorraine Elementary

Buffalo Rotary Celebrates 20 Years of Mentoring at Lorraine Elementary

The Rotary Club of Buffalo celebrated 20 years of mentoring at Lorraine Elementary on January 26 with a bagged lunch and tour of the newly renovated South Buffalo public school. The anniversary celebration included an invocation by 15-year-old Aaron Sylvia, an eighth grader who has been mentored by Rotarian Mike Woods for the past five years.

“As we celebrate 20 years of mentoring at Lorraine Elementary and 20 years of our partnership with Rotary, we think about our mentors who have made such a difference in our lives, and we are thankful,” said Sylvia. “Our mentors have encouraged us to stay in school and always try to do our best. They’re our heroes. Thank you, Mike, for always being there for me. ”