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Western New York to Join the Million March Against Child Abuse

Western New York to Join the Million March Against Child Abuse

 

For the first time in American history on April 22, 2013, people in 200 cities and 45 states will join and will walk together in solidarity to raise awareness of child abuse and crimes against children at the inaugural Million March Against Child Abuse. Buffalo will be one of the participating cities.  Child advocate groups, churches, parents, teachers and many other concerned citizens from across Western New York (WNY) will take part in this national event and will converge on Lafayette Square in Downtown Buffalo and March to Niagara Square loudly voicing their collective outrage against child abuse along their route. 

Don’t Let Your St. Patrick’s Day End Tragically

Don’t Let Your St. Patrick’s Day End Tragically

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, The Resource Training Center, provider of the New York State Drinking Driver Program, is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they've been drinking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports over 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving a drunk driver during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday from 2006 to 2010.  

“Whether you are gathering with friends at the local pub or attending the parade, if alcohol is part of the festivities, make sure you designate a sober driver to get you home safely,” said Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst.

Tips to Keep your Purse or Wallet Safe While Shopping

Tips to Keep your Purse or Wallet Safe While Shopping

The Amherst Police Department released a list of tips to keep in mind all year long and especially during the holidays.

Legislator Mills Announces Boston, Orchard Park Library Fundraisers

Legislator Mills Announces Boston, Orchard Park Library Fundraisers

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills will host the 1st annual Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser to benefit the Boston Free Library.

“I am looking forward to the first hot dog roast in Boston and bringing this fun event to the community. I hope everyone will come out and support the library,” said Legislator Mills.

The fundraiser will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Boston Free Library, 9475 Boston State Road, Boston. The event will also feature Bubbleman from 6 to 7 p.m.

Grisanti Proposes Law To Establish Central State Registry For Pet Abusers In NY

Grisanti Proposes Law To Establish Central State Registry For Pet Abusers In NY

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced  the sponsorship of legislation (S6875) that would amend the agriculture and markets law to have the commissioner create an animal abuse central registry in New York State for anyone over the age of 18 who is convicted in a case of animal abuse. 

The law would require abusers to register annually and prohibit animal abusers from possessing, adopting, owning, purchasing or exercising control over an animal as long as they are required to register.  Any animal abuser who intentionally or knowingly fails to comply with the registration requirements or provides false information will be guilty of a felony which is to be punishable by a imprisonment not to exceed four years or a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars or both.  Shelters and pet stores would also be required to check the registry when selling or adopting an animal. 

CRIME STOPPERS: Tonawanda Police Seek Camera Thief

A Statement from the City of Tonawanda Police Department

The  City of Tonawanda Police Department are seeking your help in locating the suspect shown in the attached surveillance videos. 

The four video clips show a white male with a mustache wearing a dark jacket who has been stealing cameras from BJ's Wholesale Club in the City of Tonawanda. To date approximately $3,000 worth of equipment has been stolen.

He was with a white female wearing a white coat with a pony tail, also shown at the service desk in one of the videos. According to security personnel at BJ's, the man has also stolen from the Hamburg BJ's store as well.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these two suspects. Call 867-6161.

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.