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Buffalo Police Investigating Three Separate Shootings

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo police are investigating three separate shootings that happened between Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning.

The first incident happened just after 7:30pm Tuesday evening on Maple Street.  Police say a female was sitting in a vehicle
when two suspects approached the vehicle and began shooting. The 25-year-old female victim was grazed by a bullet.

A resident of Buffalo, she was taken to ECMC and was treated and released.

The second shooting happened at 11pm Tuesday near East Ferry
Street and Wende Street.

Police say an 18-year-old male was riding as a passenger in a vehicle when a suspect walked into the street and started shooting.  The male was taken to ECMC  and is listed in stable condition.

The third shooting happened at 12:30am Wednesday on Bardol

Lloyd Taco Truck Looking for Truck "Dos"

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Are you a fan of Lloyd Taco Truck? Ever wish that there was more Lloyd to go around?  There may be a way you can help.

The founders of Lloyd Taco Truck have begun "Mission Lloyd Dos!", a 30 day online fundraiser that uses the website kickstarter.com to raise money for a second truck.

The goal for founders Peter Cimino and Chirs Dorsaneo is to raise $12,500 as a down payment for a new truck. Pledgers will receive a reward based on how much they give.  Rewards range anywhere from signing the new truck to receiving a Lloyd's Speed Pass that will allow you to jump the line when Lloyd serves lunch each day.

Fatal Crash Defendant Makes 1st Court Appearance

BUFFALO, NY - It's been 13 months since he allegedly caused a motor vehicle crash on the Kensington Expressway, which killed two people.

But Monday was the first time that Matthew Ruckdaschel was brought into a courtroom to face a judge.

The 24 year old Getzville man was initially arraigned three months after the January 2011 crash, but that was in a hospital room, where his attorney says his client has spent most of the more than a year that has passed since the crash.

The former U.S. Army Ranger made his first courtroom appearance in a wheel chair, where his attorney also noted that Ruckdaschel spent roughly two months in a coma, after being nearly killed himself in the accident.

Corpus Christi Church to Host St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Corpus Christi Church to Host St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Corpus Christi parish will be hosting a dinner in honor of St. Patrick on Sunday, March 11 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.  The dinner will take place at the Sears Street Hall, located at 165 Sears St. (adjacent to Corpus Christi Church) in Buffalo.  The corned beef and cabbage dinner, which will be prepared by Chef John, includes coffee, tea and dessert. Dine-in and take-out will be available.

Presale tickets, which are available in the rectory, are $10 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and under. Tickets may also be purchased at the door at $12 for adults and $10 for children.

All proceeds, including raffles and 50/50 splits, will help support parish operations.

Olean 48-East 44

BUFFALO, N.Y.-In a Class B-1 semifinal at Buffalo State College Monday night Olean beat Buffalo East 48-44.

Olean, the top ranked Class B team in New York State was led by # 11 Wil Bathurst with 15 points. Two other players scored in double figures for the Huskies. # 13 Nick Schmidt had 13 and # 45 Sam Eckstrom had 10. All three are sophomores.

East was led by # 35 senior Raashan Brown with 14 points. # 1 Jonathan Lewis, a sophomore had 13 points in a losing effort for the Panthers.

Olean will take on Depew for the Section 6 championship Saturday afternoon at Buffalo State College. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:45 pm.

You can watch all the Section 6 championship games on wny.highschoolsports.net Saturday starting at 12-noon. Ben Hayes and Stu Boyar will handle the play by play and Dick Gallagher will do the color commentary.

Black Tie for Black History Fundraiser

BUFFALO, N.Y. - It was "Black Tie For Black History" on Friday night in downtown Buffalo. 

The annual gala raises money for various cultural organizations including the Juneteenth Festival.

The fourth annual event was held at the Tralf Music Hall on Main Street.

This year's honorees were: Satoria and Kevin Donovan, founders of Urban Professionals;  George Johnson, local businessman; Darius Pridgen, Pastor of True Bethel Baptist Church and Ellicott District Councilmember; Terrence Amir McKelvey, Key  Bank Branch Manager; Eva Doyle, local historian;  Demone Smith, Masten District Councilmember and Detra Trueheart, founder of the Young Miss Buffalo Pageant.

"This is an event that we want others to enjoy," said Marcus Brown. "This is a way that we can not only see them during the summer months, but also during the winter months when we can embrace each other and also raise funds for the Juneteenth events."

SOPA Revisited? Pakistan: URL Filtering

SOPA Revisited? Pakistan: URL Filtering

By March of 2012, The Pakistani Telecommunication Authority (PTA), may have succeeded in deployment of an Internet URL Filtering and Blocking system unless we, global citizens, along with the people of Pakistan, help prevent this from occurring.