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State Police identify victim in Lewiston fatal accident


LEWISTON, N.Y. -- A three car crash on Lewiston Road near the New York Power Authority Monday Evening killed one and injured five others.

Troopers say a vehicle driven by Thomas Boyd, IV, 55 of Lewiston, was traveling north on Lewiston Road (104) when he crossed into oncoming traffic hitting another vehicle driven by Barbara R. Nichols, 51 of Niagara Falls. Boyd's vehicle then hit a second vehicle driven by Russell G. Quarantello, 55 of Lewiston.

Boyd was pronounced dead at the scene. Quarentello and his 16-year-old passenger were taken to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries.

Nichols and her 16-year-old passenger were taken to St. Mary's Hospital to be treated. They are expected to be ok.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.

More pipe testing increases frustration for Falls residents


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - 2 On Your Side reported all winter on the frozen pipes on some streets in Niagara Falls, that left dozens of homes without water for months.

The city is now doing additional pipe testing, to see if they can find the cause of the problem. This means residents will have to wait before getting an idea on what could be done to fix the issue.

For residents like, Joseph Hauser, who's lived on 72nd Street in the falls for four years, they don't want to hear about waiting. Hauser says for the past two winters, he's had frozen water pipes.

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The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

 

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking. Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst, is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver! 

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said Farrar. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.” 

Visa Issues Continue as Experts Try to Restore System

Visa Issues Continue as Experts Try to Restore System

 

As we reported last week, the Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to face technological issues with its visa systems. The Department of State (DOS) posted a statement yesterday that it endeavors to have the system fully reconnected this week. As of noon yesterday, 22 posts around the world have been reconnected. This represents approximately half of the global nonimmigrant visa volume. 

The agency stated that it has made good progress as it processes the large backlog of cases created by the system shutdown. Some posts were able to handle visa interviews as well as some visa printing by the end of last week. Several posts have also begun rescheduling visa appointments. 

Changes to be made to Krueger Road in Wheatfield


NIAGARA COUNTY, NY -- Changes will be made to a road where a pedestrian was killed in the town of Wheatfield.

The Wheatfield Town Board approved a proposal to fill in the ditch and widen the shoulder of Krueger Road. This is near the area where 16-year-old Ryan Fischer was killed in November.

Lawmakers say that this change will make is safer for pedestrians who are walking next to the road.

Fischer's family pushed for the changes to Krueger Road.