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MIC 2011: Two Day Music Conference Nov 11-12

MIC 2011: Two Day Music Conference Nov 11-12


Possible Drive-By Shooting on the City's East Side

BUFFALO, NY - Two people are in the hospital after being shot on Rodney Street Sunday afternoon.

The shooting took place on the 100 block of Rodney while two men were standing on their porch. Police say it appears the victims were struck with a buck shot.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that this may have been a drive-by shooting.

The two men, 21-year-old Carl Peak and 18-year-old Brandon Honeycutt, both of Buffalo, were taken to ECMC to be treated.

Anyone with information is asked 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.

More Than 4 Tons of Drugs Collected at Drop-Offs

WEST SENECA, N.Y. - Car after car dumped off bags, boxes, and bottles of unused or unnecessary prescription drugs and other pills at drop-off sites across Western New York Saturday.

More than 30 locations were set up in and around Buffalo as part of the Third Annual National Takeback Initiative.  More than 8,892 pounds of pills were collected in our area.

The drug drop-off is sponsored by several local organizations, including Kids Escaping Drugs.

Old prescriptions are one of the most commonly abused drugs today. The ease of access has led to a surge in abuse of pills.

More than 100 pounds of pills were collected in the 45 minutes before the West Seneca Senior Center location officially opened for business at 10 a.m. Saturday.


Staff Member at BUILD Academy Diagnosed with TB

BUFFALO, NY - Students, faculty and staff at Build Academy in Buffalo (PS #91) are undergoing testing after it was revealed an adult staff member at the school has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.

The Erie County Health Department and the school district are working together to ensure that the person is getting the appropriate care.

In the meantime, letters were sent home to parents explaining that the risk to others in the school is very low. Skin tests were offered to anyone at the school who wanted one.

The district also let parents know the following steps were being taken to ensure the well being of everyone at the school:

1) As a precaution, maintenance staff will sanitize the school building pursuant to our district procedures for responding to illnesses.

2) Extra nursing personnel have been made available to School #91 so students and staff may be closely monitored.

Cuts in HEAP Program Spurs Warning for Applicants

   People who depend upon the Home Energy Assistance Program for help with their heating bills in the winter should be aware that budget cuts in Washington will reduce the funding available and make it crucial to apply as early as possible.

   The Obama Administration proposed a cut of nearly 50 percent in the HEAP program and Congress is now being lobbied to restore some of that funding. But advocates with PUSH Buffalo and some Erie County lawmakers say those cuts will definitely trickle down to the state and county levels. They warn that applicants must not delay or they could risk losing out on the reduced pot of funding.

Social Group Respite Program Coming to South Buffalo

Social Group Respite Program Coming to South Buffalo

The Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter will opening their third social group respite program site, but it is in need of participants who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia to partake in the program. The respite program will be held every Monday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The fee for the program is $5 per program session. All participants must be assessed by an Alzheimer’s Association staff member before attending a group respite session.  Once the assessment is completed and the participant is accepted into the program, the location of the respite program will be disclosed.

Central Terminal Ghost Tours - SOLD OUT

Central Terminal Ghost Tours - SOLD OUT

This weekend's candlelight tours Central Terminal are SOLD OUT. Please visit www.BuffaloCentralTerminal.org for information about future tour opportunities.