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Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen College has been designated a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite, the highest level awarded, by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the college’s efforts to help employees eat better and be more physically active.

This is the second consecutive AHA distinction received by Daemen, which last year was named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is intended as a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping workplaces make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.

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Update on Royalton NY Fatal Accident

Update on Royalton NY Fatal Accident

 Royalton, NY - On January 24th, 2015, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls reporting an injury accident in front of 8242 Akron Road in the Town of Royalton. Upon arrival of emergency responders, it was determined that the driver who was in the north bound vehicle was unresponsive and pronounced deceased on scene. That driver has been identified as 85 year old Wilbur Rhinehart of Lockport, NY. The driver of the south bound vehicle was identified as 39 year old James Zak of the Town of Royalton. Mr. Zak remains at the Erie County Medical center in critical condition. The investigation is continuing by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Accident Investigation Unit. 

Serious accident in Town of Albion


ALBION, NY - Five people are hospitalized after a serious accident in the Town of Albion.

State police say a minivan carrying four people went through a stop sign and hit a pick-up truck head on. The driver and front seat passenger were ejected from the van.

This happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on Gains Basin Road and West County House Road. It's a four-way intersection with a two-way stop.

Three people were taken by Mercy Flight to nearby hospitals and two others were taken by ambulance. On Sunday we learned that the driver was listed in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. The three passengers in her vehicle were treated and released from Strong, and the driver of the pick-up was treated and released from United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

The investigation is ongoing but State Police expect charges to be filed.


House fire in Carlton proves fatal


CARLTON, NY - Firefighters in Orleans County had their hands full Friday with a dangerous fire in the Town of Carlton Friday afternoon.

After the flames had been extinguished a body was found in the basement. The victim has not been identified but the owner and sole occupant of the house has not been seen since before the fire.

Ultimately, seven fire companies responded to the scene on Oak Orchard Road (Route 98) north of Route 104. The house was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived at about 1:40 p.m.
They had to deal with clutter in the yard, the cold, and a water main break that forced them to call in more tanker trucks. It took several hours until the fire was completely extinguished and investigators could enter, the sheriff's office says.

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No verdict in 'Pedophile Pastor' case


ORLEANS COUNTY - After deliberating for 4-1/2 hours, an Orleans County jury has gone home for the weekend without having reached a verdict in the trial of Rev. Roy Harriger. The minister stands accused of sexually abusing small children.

The 71-year-old Harriger faces a sentence about the 25 years behind bars if he's convicted of the charges against his alleged victims -- all three of whom are his grandchildren.

During his closing argument Harriger's lawyer asked jurors to use their common sense and to ask themselves why, if the testimony Harriger's son gave during this trial was true (that they were molested by him a generation ago) then why then would they allow the defendant to babysit their children, the ones he stands accused of abusing now.

Harriger's lawyer stated it's because the abuse they claim did not happen.

NFADA Lists 2015 AutoTech and Tire Rodeo Competition Winners

NFADA Lists 2015 AutoTech and Tire Rodeo Competition Winners

 

Student teams from the Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES LoGuidice Educational Center and the Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center won top honors at the annual NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition and Tire Rodeo held Jan. 17 in Orchard Park. The competition took place at the Erie Community College-Vehicle Technology Training Center located at 5885 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park.

Come See the Cars — and the Stars — at the 2015 Buffalo Auto Show

Come See the Cars — and the Stars — at the 2015 Buffalo Auto Show

 

The Buffalo Auto Show, Western New York’s premier new vehicle automotive event, will take place from Feb. 5-8 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. In addition to seeing every brand new car sold in WNY on display, attendees will have a chance to meet and obtain autographs from some of Buffalo greatest star athletes!

Buffalo Bandits Ryan Benesch, Dhane Smith and Brandon Goodwin, along with some members of the Buffalo Bandettes, will visit the Buffalo Auto Show from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, for a free autograph session. Benesch and Smith are among the team’s leading scorers this year, while Goodwin is playing in his first NLL season.