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Trees: The Givers Of Life

The great poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said of trees, "The wonder is, we see these trees, and we don't wonder more."

We live with trees, are surrounded by them, yet just how often do we stop to consider just how important they are to all life on earth?

Perhaps it's because they are becoming such a common part of our lives that we often take trees for granted. But doing so is increasingly at our peril. Things like clear cutting and invasive species are just some of the many threats to trees across the planet...threats we can neither ignore nor sustain.

Big Coastal Storm May Hit WNY Monday

BUFFALO, NY -- If you were here in the Buffalo Area back on April 2nd and 3rd, 2005 you probably remember the snow storm which dropped 8" of snow on the city and over a foot in the Southern Tier.

A storm system, much like the 2005 storm, both in intensity, direction and track is going to move up the East coast on Saturday and Sunday and start affecting WNY early Monday.

Update At Noon, Saturday, April 21st:  New weather guidance indicates rain and heavy wet snow will begin developing late Sunday night through Monday night. There is potential for an accumulation of a foot of slushy snow especially across the higher elevations of the Genesee Valley and Southern Tier. 

Missing Orleans County Man Located

ALBION, N.Y. - Police have found an Orleans County man who went missing Friday morning.

Willie G. Gaffney was last seen on the morning of Friday, April 20, at 1 a.m. at his home on East Academy Street in the Village of Albion.

Gaffney was located in the Village of Albion Saturday afternoon.

Police say Gaffney is on medications to treat depression and may be suicidal. He is still believed to be in the Albion area.

Gaffney is described as follows:

 

  • 42
  • Black Male
  • Black Hair
  • Brown Eyes
  • 6' Tall
  • 182 lbs

 

Truth Test: Bellavia Attacks Collins On Air Base Future

BUFFALO, N.Y. - In one of the most watched local races for Congress, accusations were flying this weekend over the future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

Former Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia is accusing his Republican primary-election opponent, Former Erie County Executive Chris Collins, of actually wanting to close the base if it's inefficient.

While it's not unusual for a candidate to take liberties with comments made by their opponent, this was such a strong accusation regarding such an important issue to this region that we had to put this one to the Truth Test. Based on all of the information we reviewed, Bellavia's characterization of Collins's position is false and does not pass the Truth Test.

Buffalo-Niagara Cuisine to be Highlighted at Culinary Conference

Buffalo-Niagara Cuisine to be Highlighted at Culinary Conference

Buffalo, New York - The American Culinary Federation has announced it will bring its Northeast Regional Conference to Western New York. The four day event, to be headquartered at the Niagara Falls Conference Center, is scheduled for April 27th through April 30th. The conference will attract more than 500 culinarians from Maine to Washington, D.C. 

Rep. Louise Slaughter On The Mend

ROCHESTER, NY - Two weeks after breaking her leg in a fall, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D- NY 28th) says she's eager to get back to work.

Slaughter spoke to reporters on Tuesday at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where she continues her recovery, about the injury which she says she sustained when she tripped while crossing a street in New York City on April 2nd.

Slaughter, 82, is seeking a 13th term in the House of Representatives.

"This was a very severe fracture of the femur just above the knee and in the knee joint. It is beautifully realigned and I expect a full recovery," commented Slaughter's orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Stephen L Kates, MD.

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

DELEVAN, NY - You never know what you'll find at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary in Delevan, NY, but you will definitely find birds, and lots of them!