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Donation Provides Thanksgiving Relief for Local Homeless

Donation Provides Thanksgiving Relief for Local Homeless

BUFFALO, NY— The Buffalo City Mission got an early Thanksgiving surprise when VoIP Supply, a local technological solutions provider, announced its intent to donate 1,000 turkey dinners to its cause.

"We have experienced remarkable success and feel strongly about giving back to the community," said Garrett Smith, VoIP Supply's CMO. "Thriving local companies like VoIP Supply have an obligation to be socially responsible and civic aware.

Church Thieves Steal Sentimental Gospel Book

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A Gospel book used at church celebrations going back over 70 years was among the items taken in a church break-in over the weekend in the city's Lovejoy section.

Father Volodymyr Zablotskyy, of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, said he is devastated over the loss of the book, saying it connected the congregation in a very special way with the founders of the Ideal Street church.

Also taken was about 100 square feet of copper roofing. Father Zablotskyy reached out to 2 On Your Side about the burglary hoping to alert other churches to the crime.

Kensington Avenue Accident Claims A Life

BUFFALO, N.Y. - One person was killed in a rollover crash early Sunday morning on Kensington Avenue.

Buffalo Police responded to an accident call shortly after 4:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Kensington Ave. Accident Investigators say it appears a vehicle was traveling westbound when the driver, Royal Patterson, Jr. 43, of Buffalo, lost control of the vehicle.

The vehicle rolled over and the driver was ejected. Patterson was declared dead a short time later.

Police are trying to determine if speed played a role in the accident.

Victim Hospitalized After Overnight Shooting

BUFFALO, NY - Three people are in jail after Buffalo police say they were part of an attempted robbery that ended with a shooting.

Police say that around 3:15 Saturday morning, 3 people tried to rob a 25-year-old man and then shot him in the leg.

The suspects then fled the scene in a car but were arrested a short time later.

The victim is being treated at ECMC where he is listed in fair condition.

One Person Wanted in Tim Hortons Robbery

BUFFALO, N.Y. - One person is wanted in connection with a robbery at a Tim Hortons coffee shop on the 600 block of Bailey Avenue Sunday morning.

Buffalo Police say a man entered the store shortly after 6 a.m. and handed an employee a note. The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is a white male, approximately six feet tall, and weighs around 180 lbs. He had brown hair, a mustache and goatee, and was wearing a blue hoody with blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255.

Buffalo Job Fair Draws 1,500+

BUFFALO, N.Y. - With today's troubled economy, you can imagine that if the "help wanted" sign is out... there will be a line of people looking for work.

Nowhere was that more apparent than in Buffalo on Thursday, at a job fair organized by the office of Mayor Byron Brown.

More than a dozen firms, which claimed to have 1,200 job openings, were invited to participate according to the Mayor.

"All of the employers that are here today have verified that they are looking to fill jobs right now and close to 1,500 people that are here today will, within a months time, have an employment opportunity," Brown told WGRZ-TV, while shaking hands with job seekers in a line that stretched several hundred feet outside the doors to the Buffalo Museum of Science where the event was held.

Construction Exchange, McKinley High Begin Student-led Home Building Project

Construction Exchange, McKinley High Begin Student-led Home Building Project

Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, Inc., a non-profit organization that services the commercial construction industry, will once again begin its partnership with McKinley High School to help train students through a hands-on home building project.

The Construction Industry Education Foundation, Construction Exchange’s charitable foundation, started the McKinley Home Building Project in response to a lack of hands-on training for vocational building trade students at McKinley High School.

Through the Home Building Project, the Foundation donates all of the supplies and materials necessary for the vocational building trade students at McKinley to construct a 1,200 square foot house on school property.