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Lowe's Store in Batavia Closing

BATAVIA, N.Y. - The Lowe's store in the city of Batavia is one of several stores scheduled to be closed by the home improvement retailer.

61 full time and 30 part time employees will be laid off. The store is currently offering a closing sale in an attempt to sell off inventory. There is no hard date for the closing, but it is expected to finish selling off inventory and shut down in around four weeks.

A total of 20 stores in 15 states are deemed to be under-performing and will be shuttered. The closings nationwide will affect around 1,950 employees. The Batavia location is the only store scheduled to close in New York.

The store originally opened in October 2008.


Man Retrieving Newspaper Struck by Car

ALBION, N.Y. - An Orleans County man is being hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle while retrieving his morning newspaper.

75-year-old John A. Steler was crossing the street in front of his residence on Ridge Road around 6:45 a.m. on Monday when he was struck.  Orleans County Sheriff say Steler was wearing dark clothing.

The vehicle that struck him is described as 2006 Toyota pick-up truck that was pulling a utility trailer. The driver is identified as 47-year-old Leif Woodman of Middleport. Woodman was not injured.

Steler was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. There are no charges pending against the driver in connection to the incident.

Wind Advisory In Place Monday for Most of WNY

BUFFALO, NY--  A Wind Advisory will be in effect for Erie, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans Counties from 10:00am Monday through 7:00pm Monday.

We could have winds increasing to 20-30mph and gusts to 50mph.

The high winds will continue to threaten tree limbs and the possibility of more power outages.

You can follow the weather on the Storm Team 2 Interactive Doppler.

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Albion 20-Medina 14

ALBION, N.Y. - Albion scored midway through the fourth quarter on their way to a 20-to-14 win over Medina.

The Purple Eagles were led by # 44 Pete Nesbitt. He carried 24 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Nesbitt had touchdowns runs of one and five yards. He scored from five yards out with 7:32 remaining and that turned out to be the winning touchdown.

Quarterback # 7 Travis Downs carried 18 times for 80 yards. He had a one yard touchdown run to start the scoring for the Purple Eagles. Downs picked off a Medina pass to end a threat with just 1:13 remaining in regulation.

With the win Albion improves to 5-2 and clinches a playoff spot.

Ford Friendship Express Program Unveils its “Redesign”

Ford Friendship Express Program Unveils its “Redesign”

Applications now available for local nonprofits; Recipients to be announced at Buffalo Auto Show in February

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Ford Dealers of Western New York just couldn’t wait to announce that applications are now available for the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program -- an annual program that provides “new wheels” to local nonprofit organizations in need of transportation.

“For nearly two decades, the WNY Ford Dealers have awarded new Ford vehicles to deserving organizations in our community,” said Scott Bieler, chairman, Ford Friendship Express selection committee.

Listeria Found in Cantaloupe Claims 15 Lives

DENVER (AP) - Families affected by the Listeria outbreak are reporting disturbing details of the illness: One day their loved ones were leading normal lives and the next they were suffering agonizing symptoms.

Officials say at least 15 people have died and 84 have become ill in 19 states.

Daybreak Television Productions, Catholic Charities Earn Bronze Telly Award

Daybreak Television Productions, Catholic Charities Earn Bronze Telly Award

Daybreak Television Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo recently was awarded a bronze in the 32nd annual Telly Awards for its creation of Catholic Charities’ 10-minute video called “Real lives. Real help. Real hope.”

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world. More than 11,000 entries are received from 50 states and many foreign countries. Winners receive either a Bronze or Silver Telly Award.