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Homicide Victim Identified

BUFFALO, NY -Buffalo Police have released the name of the victim shot and killed on Durham Street early Thursday morning.

Lawrence Bradberry, 30, of East Utica was found shot inside a parked car.

The incident was the second of two shootings that took place on Thursday.

The first took place just after 3:30 Thursday morning at Walden and Harmonia on the city's east side.

Buffalo police say the 30-year-old James Clemons was shot while sitting in a parked car. He was driven to ECMC in a private car and is currently in critical condition. Detectives are looking into the possibility that some type of argument took place right before the shooting.

Then, at about 6:15  Bradbery was shot on Durham Street near Litchfield Avenue, also on the east side. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Buffalo Homicide detectives are working to see if the two incidents are connected.

Keeping Kids Safe Topic of Saturday Forum

BUFFALO, NY-"No Child Left Behind: Where is Yours?" is a panel discussion and community forum on how to keep teens safe from violence, drugs and sex and on a path to success.

It will take place on Saturday, August 14th from 2-4 PM at the JFK Community Center located at 114 Hickory Street.

Panels of community leadrs and teens will discuss the challenges teens face, tackling such questions as how boys in single-parent homes learn t be men, how to keep young girls from becoming teen moms, where parents can turn for help, and who makes up the "village" that raises each child.

The event is sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists, the YWCA of WNY and the Stop the Violence Coalition.

Ways 2 Save: Erie County Fair

HAMBURG, N.Y. - The Erie County Fair opens Wednesday afternoon and it is Channel 2 Day. That means, $2 for parking, $2 for tickets and $2 for midway rides.

In some cases you can save up to three bucks beforehand, by buying pre-sale tickets at Tops.

Getting to the fair can actually be pretty inexpensive. On certain days there's a free shuttle.

"On Saturdays and Sundays you can park at Erie Community College South on Southwestern Boulevard and they'll drive you, drop you off right at gate one," said Holly Smyczynski, Marketing Coordinator at the Erie County Fair.

And with that we started our journey to savings.

We first found some ride deals.

"Every weekday, Wednesday through Friday and next Monday through Friday we have one price ride days," said Smyczynski.

A ride pass for those days is only $20 with a Tops register receipt, a $5 savings.

The Famous Chicken comes to the Bisons Game!

On August 21, 2010 get ready for some fowl fun, The Famous Chicken makes his annual appearance at the ballpark and no one is safe...umpires, opponents...EVEN YOU!

Game starts at 5:35 pm and tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

It's the Last Friday Night Bash of the Season

Friday nights at the ballpark are a Western New York tradition and the 2010 fridaynightbash! series come to a close on Friday, August 20, 2010.  Game time is 7:35 pm as the Buffalo Bisons face off against the Rochester Red Wings.

It all starts with a pre game Plaza Party two hours before the game. A New Plaza Menu will feature great discounts for fans. And have some fun, with a prize wheel, inflatable games and other entertainment. Every Plaza Party will feature Great LIVE music from a local band.

Of course, no fridaynightbash! would be complete without a post game Fireworks Show to light up the sky. 

Click here to purchase tickets.

Shrubs Stolen from Buffalo Church

BUFFALO, NY:  Stolen shrubs are leaving parishoners of a modest East Side church shaking their heads.

A thief on a bicycle stole two shrubs from the front of St. Lawrence Catholic Church on Buffalo's East Side.  The surveillance video caught the peddling pilferer in the act.  The incident happened just after 6:00am Thursday morning.  A priest who serves the parish says the crime is somewhat demoralizing.

 

"How can you steal and take from a church?  And why would you take the shrubs, you know?, said Fr. Joseph Moreno.  

Tell Us Your Ideas For The Waterfront

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two of the region's most influential elected leaders believe Buffalo's waterfront does not need a major retail anchor store.

Both U.S. Representative Brian Higgins (D-South Buffalo) and County Executive Chris Collins (R) suggest Western New Yorkers should consider different types of attractions.

Higgins, who insists the water is an anchor, wants no anchor store.

"Niagara on the Lake is a great destination," Higgins said. "There' s no anchor there. It's an idyllic place that has cool street scapes, small shops, a lot of beautiful homes along the water."

Collins differed slightly in his view of an anchor destination.

"I do think we need an anchor, but not necessarily a retail anchor," Collins said. "An anchor could be a museum. It could be an aquarium... but it has to be focused as a draw, bringing people into Buffalo and Erie County that aren't residents here."

The public has been exploding with ideas.