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Vandals Spray-Paint "Get Out" on Community Center

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.- Police are trying to determine who vandalized a community center near the Buffalo/Cheektowaga Sunday night.

Organizers of the Stop The Violence Foundation were shocked Monday morning when they found someone had spray-painted "Get Out" on the front of the center, which opened exactly a year ago.

They've since washed it off, but the message was sprayed across the front of the building in large, orange letters.

Perry Davis, founder of Stop the Violence, says the community center offers a place for at-risk kids to play, learn, and stay out of trouble.

He says the program sees about 35 kids a day walk through its doors.

"We're trying to take this type of thing off the streets, vandalism, we're trying to get rid of that type of thing," said Davis. "For it to hit home like this, you know we just thought it was pretty ridiculous."

Stuck Truck on Walden Avenue

BUFFALO, N.Y. - It happened again: an out-of-state trucker tried to make it under the train bridge at Walden Avenue between Wasmuth Street and Roetzer Street … and didn’t.

The truck with Indiana plates hit the bridge at around 7:30 a.m. today. No injuries were reported and the train bridge was open to traffic. A city engineer was on the scene at 8:30 a.m.

If you know of other bridges in the area that trucks have trouble clearing, add a comment to this story. What can be done to solve the problem? Who should be responsible?

Jim Herr