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Lake Effect Snow Passes Through WNY

Lake Effect Snow Passes Through WNY

BUFFALO, NY - Well, it wasn't everything it was cracked up to be but we did see the first somewhat substantial snowfall of the season on Friday. Roads were deceptively slippery, however, and there were a number of fender benders and rollvovers this morning, though none resulting in significant injuries.

Enjoy these photos sent to us by WGRZ viewers and Facebook fans (below).

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Renew Your Marriage with 10 Great Dates

Renew Your Marriage with 10 Great Dates

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2011 – Remember when you first fell in love with your partner – the exhilaration and eagerness you felt? Through a fun, romantic and marriage-enriching program offered by Catholic Charities of Buffalo beginning Jan. 5, you can re-ignite that same spark, connection and creativity in your relationship.

“10 Great Dates” is an award-winning marriage education program that helps couples recharge the fun and conversation in their marriage. First, couples meet together as a group.

Corrections Officer Charged with Smuggling Contraband

ALBION, NY - An Orleans County Corrections officer is finding himself on the wrong side of the law after being arrested for allegedly smuggling contraband into the jail.

Shawn Nicholson, 35, of Medina is a six-year veteran. He's been charged with promoting prison contraband, criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy, promoting prison contraband and official misconduct.

Nicholson was arraigned and is being held in the Genesee County jail on $10,000 bail. He's been placed on administrative leave and is due back in the Town of Albion court next week.

The arrest is the result of a several weeks long investigation by the Sheriff's Department culminating with a sting operation Sunday night involving members of the Orleans County Major Felony Crimes Task Force.

Prince Plans Tour Stop in Nearby London

Prince Plans Tour Stop in Nearby London

Prince, one of the most prolific and groundbreaking artists of our time whose recorded music, live performances and powerful artistry have affected music and pop culture like no other, is bringing his spectacular tour, “Welcome 2 Canada,” to nearby London, Ontario, on Monday, December 5. This is Prince’s first multi-city national Canadian tour since 2002. 

Police Search For Man Wanted For Several Burglaries

LOCKPORT, NY-   Lockport Police need your help in locating a burglary suspect who is wanted in connection to several burglaries in their city.

Investigators say Matthew E. Bartz, 30, is wanted for a string of commercial burglaries in the City of Lockport over the past two months.  They also say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Officials tell 2 On Your Side that Lockport Police officers received a call Saturday, November 26th of a possible burglary in progress on East Avenue across from the U.S. Post Office. The caller gave police a description of the vehicle as it drove away from the scene.

New Law Aims to Increase Reporting of Sex Abuse

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- State Senator George Maziarz is introducing legislation in the New York State Senate that would require college coaches and administrators become mandatory reporters of child abuse.

Maziarz said it is designed to close a loophole in the state's child abuse reporting requirements.  Under the proposed law, all college coaches, athletic directors, professors, graduate assistants and administrators would become mandatory reporters.

The legislation will be known as the College Coaches and Professionals Reporting Act.  It is quickly gaining bipartisan support in the Legislature.  State Assemblyman John Ceretto (R-I Lewiston) has signed on to sponsor the legislation in the Assembly.

Anyone found guilty of not reporting an abuse incident would face a Class A misdemeanor conviction and up to one year in jail.