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Buffalo Jr. Sabres Ranked 11th Best Jr. "A" Team in Canada

Buffalo Jr. Sabres Ranked 11th Best Jr. "A" Team in Canada

(Amherst, NY) – The Buffalo Junior Sabres franchise is making history this week, with the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) ranking the Jr. Sabres 11th in its latest weekly Top 20 List of Junior “A” teams throughout Canada, released today, November 12, 2012.                                         

The CJHL, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, is an organization that oversees ten Canadian junior leagues including the Ontario Junior Hockey League, in which the Jr. Sabres compete as the league’s lone U.S. franchise. The CJHL's role includes development of consistent rules and disciplines and determining a Canadian Junior-A national champion.   

Unknown Stories of WNY: Forensic First

SHELBY, N.Y. - Shelby is a quiet farm community in Orleans County.

But, in 1919, it was rocked with a murder mystery that sent shock waves across the country. A mystery that would eventually send shock waves across the legal world.

On March 12, 1915, wealthy farmer Charles Phelps and his housekeeper, Marjorie Wilcott were found shot to death. The discovery was made by one of Phelps' farmhands, Charles Stielow.

Stielow was a German immigrant, and when it was discovered that he kept a .22 caliber gun in his nightstand, he was quickly charged and convicted for the killing.

During the trial, the prosecution called an "expert" witness to testify at Stielow's trial. The witness, Dr. Albert Hamilton, stated that he bullets found in the victims had been fired by Stielow's gun.

Epilepsy Association of WNY Executive Director to Retire

Epilepsy Association of WNY Executive Director to Retire

A Statement Released by the Epilepsy Association of WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. - November 1, 2012—The Epilepsy Association of Western New York (EAWNY) is saying farewell to its Executive Director of more than five years. Barbara Brossard, who since 2007 has led Western New York’s only non-profit organization solely dedicated to helping those with epilepsy and seizures disorders, has announced her plans to retire effective February 1, 2013.

“We extend our sincere gratitude to Barb for her leadership these last five years and for making a meaningful difference in the lives of so many Western New York adults and children with epilepsy,” said Carrie Silliman, Vice President of the EAWNY Board of Directors and a nurse practitioner at Erie County Medical Center Corporation.

Hochul Concedes House Race to Collins

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In a statement emailed to the media at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Congresswoman Kathy Hochul conceded the 27th District race to her Republican opponent Chris Collins, who already declared victory late on election night.

"Early this morning I called Chris Collins and congratulated him on being elected to Congress," Hochul said in the statement. "I encouraged him to work across the aisle and offered to assist him in any way I can.

"I also volunteered to help him make a smooth transition in January to ensure our constituents are well served. Congress can do better, and the people of this country deserve better than what Washington has given them."


NY 27th: Collins Counts On Big Wins In "GLOW" Counties

CLARENCE, NY - Chris Collins and his supporters may have spent millions of dollars on campaign commercials, but Collins, a Republican who seeks to unseat Rep. Kathy Hochul (D) in the tightly contested race for NY's 27th Congressional District seat, still chose to spend a lot of time traveling the 5,200 square mile district, which includes parts of eight counties.

In fact, after voting this morning at a fire hall in Clarence, he planned to spend part of Election Day continuing to visit the so-called "GLOW" counties, of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming.

He knows he has to energize his base, in order to topple Hochul, who despite being a Democrat in a mostly republican district, has proven to be popular.

NY 27th: Hochul Is Hopeful Voters Will Cross Party Lines

HAMBURG, NY  - Kathy Hochul was all smiles when she arrived at Grace Lutheran Church in Hamburg to vote. She was there at 7:30 a.m. with a box of doughnuts in her hand for workers.

Hochul knows her battle to retain her seat as a Representative in Congress won't be easy. Polls show her race against Republican challenger Chris Collins is a dead heat.

Hochul says she has run across many voters who are willing to cross party lines when they vote today.

"No one dreamed in a million years we'd be this close on Election day. Truly when they re-drew the lines and made this more Republican than the race I won more than a year and a half ago, it's now the most Republican in the state and 50-percent is new to me, they said it couldn't be done."

Who Do You Vote For?

BUFFALO, NY-- The recent redistricting of New York State legislative districts and U.S. congressional districts is causing voters some confusion as to who they will be voting for on Election night.

The new lines were drawn to reflect 2010 census data.

Earlier this week, 2 On Your Side's Melissa Holmes reported on the confusion WNY voters are facing regarding the US Congressional district seats up for grabs on Tuesday.

If you're not sure what district you're in, check out the maps below.