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Teen Falls 20-30 Feet at Indian Falls Gorge

PEMBROKE, N.Y. - A 17 year old Spencerport woman is recovering after she fell down a cliff at Indian Falls in the town of Pembroke.

Genesee County Sheriff Deputies say Kourtney McCorry was attempting to climb out of the gorge after a day of swimming when the branch she was holding onto snapped. McCorry then fell approximately 20-30 feet striking some rocks at the bottom of the waterfalls.

Emergency crews used a rope rescue to pull the teen out of the gorge. McCorry was then flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries to her left shoulder, right wrist, right ankle, and head.

The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening

Traveling 9/11 Exhibition Coming to WNY

Traveling 9/11 Exhibition Coming to WNY

A Statement from the State of New York Executive Chamber

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Museum, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum today announced the locations for thirty "New York Remembers" exhibitions that are being organized as part of a statewide recognition of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Shoe Trees: Perfect Place for "Sole" Searching in Orleans County

Orleans County, NY -  You never know what you might find driving along country roads.  In the Town of Yates, there's a unique spot that's home to a crop of shoe trees!

Town of Yates historian Scott Goetz says this tradition goes back to the 1970's, but it really took off in the mid-80's.  To mark milestones like graduations and birthdays, people throw their shoes into the trees.  Some people write wishes in the shoes in hopes that wish will come true.  

The Town of Yates has planted trees to add to the attraction over the years.  Recently, one tree came down is a storm leaving four trees on the site today.

National Grid Joins Effort to Raise Awareness of National 811 Dig Safely Day

National Grid Joins Effort to Raise Awareness of National 811 Dig Safely Day

The digging up of underground utilities is a significant and avoidable cause of gas and electric outages that can result in serious injuries and disrupt power delivery to neighborhoods. Today, August 11, (8/11) National Grid is pleased to a part of a statewide a safety and awareness campaign  encourage do-it-yourselfers and construction contractors to call 8-1-1 to request the marking of underground facilities prior to digging.

In upstate New York, National Grid has joined 200 organizations including utility companies, municipal governments and contractors in signing “The 811 Promise,” a written pledge that commits to safety procedures with Dig Safely New York, Inc., a regional effort to raise awareness for safety around digging projects.

Niagara County IDA Approves Application for Proposed $6.2 Million Hampton Inn Hotel in Niagara Falls

Niagara County IDA Approves Application for Proposed $6.2 Million Hampton Inn Hotel in Niagara Falls

“Influx of applications to IDA result of tens of thousands of visitors to Niagara Falls International Airport”

The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) Board of Directors today approved an application of assistance from Falls Hotel LLC, which plans to construct a new $6.2 million Hampton Inn in the City of Niagara Falls. The application was approved after a conducting a public hearing in July.  Construction on the hotel is set to start in September.   

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Receives Reaccreditation by the Council on Accreditation

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, independent, non-profit accrediting organization of community-based social and behavioral health care services, according to Dennis C. Walczyk, Catholic Charities chief executive officer. The human service provider was first accredited by COA in 2007, when it was given a four-year accreditation.

The reaccreditation, voluntarily sought by Catholic Charities, indicates that the organization continues to meet the highest national standards and is delivering the best quality services to the community and individuals it serves. The standards emphasize services that are accessible, appropriate, culturally responsive, evidence-based and outcome-oriented, confirming that the services are provided by a skilled and supported workforce and all individuals are treated with respect.

Albion Police Continue to Investigate Deadly Fire and Homicide

ALBION, NY--  Police in Albion continue to investigate a deadly fire that claimed the life of an Albion woman and a homicide that occured at the fire scene the next day.

Investigators say the cause of the fire on W. Main Street that killed Gloria Robinson on Thursday does not appear to be intentional, but they are still looking into an exact cause.

Meanwhile, police officials say a shooting that occured in the same house just a day later does not seem to be related in any way.

Police say David Grove, 32, was shot to death in the basement of the home Robinson died.

Police have not said why Grove was in the house.  Investigators say no one was living in the home when Grove was shot because of the fire.

No suspects have been identified.