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Friends of Harmony Chorus Goes Extra Mile for Food 2 Families

Friends of Harmony Chorus Goes Extra Mile for Food 2 Families

BUFFALO, NY – It takes a special individual to dedicate their time and talents towards helping others, but for one group of local men it’s a tradition.

The Friends of Harmony Chorus is a small group of men who hail from various communities across Western New York and Canada, which is known for their Barbershop style of a cappella singing.

The group spends the majority of the year giving free performances throughout the community including free patriotic-themed concerts at the Naval Park in the summer and at area hospitals during the winter to bring the holiday cheer to those who need it most.

13 Dogs Perish in Niagara County Fire

BARKER, N.Y.- The Niagara County Fire Investigation Team is searching for answers this morning after fire engulfed a home in the Town of Barker Wednesday night.

The Sheriff's Department received several calls into 911 reporting the fire on Johnson Creek Road. When crews arrived the home was fully engulfed. Nobody was home at the time, but crews from Barker, Hartland, Olcott, and Lyndonville fought the fire and rescued several puppies from the structure.

Unfortunately 2 adult dogs and 11 puppies died in the fire. The home sustained extensive damage, but there were no human injuries reported.

Lake Effect Snow Passes Through WNY

Lake Effect Snow Passes Through WNY

BUFFALO, NY - Well, it wasn't everything it was cracked up to be but we did see the first somewhat substantial snowfall of the season on Friday. Roads were deceptively slippery, however, and there were a number of fender benders and rollvovers this morning, though none resulting in significant injuries.

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Niagara County Prepares For Snow Removal

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Niagara Falls Department of Public Work trucks all have their plows on, and are ready to hit the roads during the first snowfall of the season.

Niagara Falls Public Works Director David Kinney told 2 On Your Side, he's putting 26 drivers out to first salt, then plow the hundreds of miles of city streets. Kinney says he'll call in more people if needed and keep them on stand-by.

In Lockport, crews there also completed their final preps on Thursday.

The entire staff of 24-people will take to the roads around 3am, said their Supervisor Carter Hawkes.

The crew is responsible for plowing about 300 miles in the city, but this year's job will be harder to complete than before said Hawkes, because of recent budget cuts.

"We just have a lot less people. We have 10 or 12 less people than we had last year so it's going to be a little more difficult, but I'm sure we can handle it," said the Supervisor.

Ford Friendship Express Applications are Due Dec. 15

Ford Friendship Express Applications are Due Dec. 15

Local nonprofit organization will drive away in a new Ford van this February

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Today, The Ford Dealers of Western New York issued a reminder that there’s only one week remaining for nonprofit organizations in the WNY-area to apply for a new van through the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program. The deadline to submit applications is next Thursday, December 15 for all eligible groups.

Memorial Service Set for K-9 Killed in the Line of Duty

NIAGARA FALLS, NY -A memorial service is set for Monday night for a Niagara County Sheriff's Department K-9 officer who died in the line of duty earlier this week.

Rocky was killed after falling from a roof Sunday night and has been laid to rest.

The service will take place at 7 p.m. at Starpoint High School on Mapleton Road in Pendleton. If attending, use driveway "D" and enter the Fine Arts Building. Among those paying tribute to Rocky will be Niagara County Sheriff James Votour and Niagara Falls Police Superintendent John Chella. The public is welcome.

Officers were on the scene of a possible burglary at the former St. Mary's Hospital on 6th Street in Niagara Falls Sunday night. K-9 Rocky and his handler Deputy Craig Beiter were there searching for suspects inside the building.