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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. ”

Seymour the Mastodon’s Albertosaurus Friend has Official Name

Seymour the Mastodon’s Albertosaurus Friend has Official Name

A Statement Released by the Buffalo Museum of Science

 

BUFFALO, NY (January 23, 2012) – After a two-month long naming contest, the Buffalo Museum of Science has revealed that Stanley is the official name of its new Albertosaurus.

The Albertosaurus was unveiled on November 26, 2011 along with a mastodon named Seymour. Over 400 name suggestions were submitted for the Albertosaurus and the financial donor of the new creatures chose her favorite ten from the list of suggestions. The community was invited to vote for their favorites of the top ten via Facebook, mail-in ballot and on-site at the museum by January 19.

Stuart H. of Tonawanda and Bridget E. of Cheektowaga both suggested the name Stanley for the Albertosaurus. The results were very close with Stanley taking 18% of the votes for all ten names.

FBI Makes Arrests in Drug Roundup in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY--  The FBI rounded up more a dozen alleged drug dealers in Buffalo this morning.

Agents say 10 people have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine and cocaine.

One Hospitalized After Overnight Shooting

BUFFALO, NY - One male is in the hospital after an overnight shooting that took place on Texas Street.

Police say an 18-year-old male was shot in the 200 block of Texas St. around 12:30 a.m.

The male was taken to ECMC where he is listed in serious condition.

Buffalo Police are investigating this shooting and are asking anyone with information to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255 or Text a Tip at (716)847-2255 or e-mail the department at www.bpdny.org 

Mayor Denies Pay to Play Allegations

BUFFALO, N.Y. - This past spring a Cleveland based developer, NRP Holdings, filed suit against Mayor Brown. The company alleges that they were essentially chased out of town when they refused to hire an ally of the mayor, Reverend Richard Stenhouse, to be part of a proposed project.

The suit was filed four years after NRP's proposal to build affordable housing on some vacant lots in the city's Masten District fell apart.

From the outset Mayor Brown has staunchly denied the charges and continued to do so today.