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WNYRx Card Unveiled to Help WNYers Save Money on Prescriptions

BUFFALO, NY - The City of Buffalo has unveiled a prescription card to help residents save money on prescriptions.

The WNYRx program will help residents save up to 18 percent on some brand name prescriptions and up to 65 percent on some generic drugs.

Buffalo City Council President Rich Fontana says the WNYRx program will not affect taxpayers from a budgetary standpoint.

The WNYRx card is accepted in over 68,000 pharmacies across the U.S, and is open to all Western New York residents.

For more information, log on to: www.wnyrx.com.

Erie County also participates in a state-wide prescription discount program as well.  You can find more information here:  www.practrxsavings.com

Guns & Ammo Stolen From Boy Scout Building

LOCKPORT, N.Y. - Some high-powered weapons have been reported missing from a Boy Scout office in Lockport. The Iroquois Trail Council says six shotguns, seven rifles, a couple hunting bows and several cases of ammunition were stolen some time over the weekend.

"That's the program equipment that the scouts use to learn safety, safe handling and marksmanship skills, we use that equipment at our summer camp," said Jim McMullen the scout executive at Iroquois Trail Council. 

The Niagara County Sheriff's office says someone broke into the building, when it was closed and locked.

The incident was reported to authorities on Monday. The council's location is at 7121 Rochester Road.

"This is an unfortunate incident that occurred, it's frustrating and appalling to me that someone would target an office with the Boy Scout logo on it," said McMullen. 

Nik Wallenda Back in Western New York

The man who walked across Niagara Falls on a high wire was back in Western New York Wednesday.

"When I walked over the Falls, it changed my career. It changed my life for sure, there's no doubting that," says Nik Wallenda.

Wallenda was at the Erie County Fair to scout out locations where he could potentially perform a high wire walk at the fair next year for its 175th anniversary.

Wallenda was also there to help unveil the theme and poster of next years fair as well as start the official countdown.

"As I went on top of that ferris wheel looking out over the fair, my vision would be to walk on top of the entire fair. Right over the midway and up in the grandstand would be the dream," he says.

While still in the very early planning stages, Wallenda's walk at next year's fair would likely be two-hundred feet up in the air from crane to crane and tether-free.

Lockport Residents Learn More About Contaminated Creek Clean Up

LOCKPORT, NY -- Eighteenmile Creek clean up is something that the city of Lockport has been waiting for, including affected families who've lived along the water for years.

Many people affected who stepped foot into this public meeting, tonight want to hear what's next in the process.

"Get us out of there hope the best for everybody else," James Stiles said.

EPA's preferred plan was presented tonight which includes acquiring 9 affected properties and then relocating residents. From there the homes would be demolished and fencing would be put up for security, while the EPA digs up and removes contaminated soil.

It's not been determined how much affected residents will receive for their property.

We do know relocation services would be provided.

Bridge Commission & Niagara Parks Plan Special NFBC 75th Anniversary Fireworks Display over Niagara

Bridge Commission & Niagara Parks Plan Special NFBC 75th Anniversary Fireworks Display over Niagara

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) and the 50th anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge span, a special extended 12-minute fireworks display will take place over Niagara Falls on Friday, August 23 at 10 p.m. (EST).

“The Bridge Commission is honored to be partnering with our friends at The Niagara Parks Commission in order to offer an enhanced fireworks show in commemoration of our 75th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge,” said NFBC Chairperson Thomas G. Pryce. “Audiences on both sides of the border will be able to view and experience this exciting event, which will take place over the Horseshoe Falls.”

Niagara University Again Among ‘Best in the Northeast’ According to The Princeton Review

Niagara University Again Among ‘Best in the Northeast’ According to The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review has once again placed Niagara University among the best colleges in the Northeast.

Niagara is one of 226 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted Aug. 5, 2013, on PrincetonReview.com.

High Expectations for Lakemen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.- Wilson has a lot to build off of from last season. Bill Atlas's squad ended 2012 with a 6-3 overall record and was just one game away from reaching the sectional championship. But Coach Atlas still has some players to get ready if Wilson wants to reach the playoffs again.

"We had a pretty good season last year, we finished up making it up to the sectional semis but we also graduated about 15 seniors so we've got some big shoes to fill. We've got a couple linemen back, my quarterback is back so we're expecting big things," Bill Atlas told Two on Your Side's Stu Boyar at the Lions Ad-Pro All Star Game.