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Dog Quarantined for Rabies Exposure Goes Missing

LOCKPORT,NY-The Niagara County Health Department is looking for help locating a dog that has been confined after it was exposed to rabies over the summer.

Officials noticed the 2 and 1/2 year old tan and white pit bull dog known as "Little Momma" was missing during a routine quarantine compliance check from 429 20th Street in Niagara Falls on Monday.

The animal was exposed to a rabid racoon in July and was ordered placed in a six month confinement to enable health officers to monitor the dog for signs of rabies and to prevent any secondary exposure to humans.

If anyone sees the dog or knows where it might be, you're asked to contact the Niagara County Health Department at 439-7444 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or weekends and evenings at 439-7430. If calling after business hours, ask dispatch for the Environmental Health officer on call.

FoodBank of WNY: Rock in the Holidays: Babeville: Dec 14

FoodBank of WNY: Rock in the Holidays: Babeville: Dec 14

"Rock in the Holidays" with tunes4food on Wed, Dec. 14, 7pm, featuring Grace Stumberg, Pete Mroz and Free Henry, at the Ninth Ward in Babeville,

341 Delaware Ave, to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.

Renew Your Marriage with 10 Great Dates

Renew Your Marriage with 10 Great Dates

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2011 – Remember when you first fell in love with your partner – the exhilaration and eagerness you felt? Through a fun, romantic and marriage-enriching program offered by Catholic Charities of Buffalo beginning Jan. 5, you can re-ignite that same spark, connection and creativity in your relationship.

“10 Great Dates” is an award-winning marriage education program that helps couples recharge the fun and conversation in their marriage. First, couples meet together as a group.

Niagara University Student Intern Helps Launch Student Culture Expo

Niagara University Student Intern Helps Launch Student Culture Expo

About 45 minutes into Thursday’s Student Culture Expo, Kaitlin Slowe hurried across the Castellani Art Museum’s main gallery to seek the counsel of event organizer Laura J. Brownlie.

“A woman just asked about buying one of my paintings and I have no idea what to tell her,” Slowe, a freshman from LeRoy, N.Y., remarked with an equal amount of effervescence and nervousness.

“Don’t worry about it right now. Ask for her number and you and I will talk about it later,” replied Brownlie with the composure of a public relations professional twice her age.

“I’m just so excited,” Slowe remarked. “I wasn’t planning on selling anything. I didn’t even think I was that good.”

Helping Niagara University students earn some extra pocket change wasn’t Brownlie’s top priority when she conceived the first-ever Student Culture Expo nor, she admits, was providing her peers with a creative outlet.  

Saturday Night Serb Jam in Tonawanda's Old Town

Saturday Night Serb Jam in Tonawanda's Old Town

Historic & Hip...Forgotten Buffalo. The American Serbian Club, located at 1200 Tonawanda Street in Old Town (Riverside), is one of the most unique ethnic clubs in Western New York. It's officially known as Bratska Sloga Lodge 248 SNF.

Old Town is the name of the Tonawanda neighborhood located along the Niagara River and boardered by the GM Powertrain Plant and Riverside Park.  This micro neighborhood was historically home to an "United Nations" of ethnic groups including Croatians, Serbians, Poles and Germans.

This video is from an open jam session of Serbian musicians that took place on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Learn more at: http://www.serbclub.us.

 

Niagara County Sheriff's Mourn the Loss of K-9

NIAGARA COUNTY, NY - The Niagara County Sheriff's Office has reported the passing of one of their K-9 dogs.

Deputy Craig Beiter and his German Sheppard, Rocky, were searching for burglary suspects in Niagara Falls when Rocky fell from the rooftop.

Rocky was just two and half years old.

Falls Police Chief Intends to Retire at the End of the Year

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - After nearly 40 years with the Niagara Falls Police, Superintendent John Chella intends to call it a career at the end of the year.

Chief Chella expects to make it official when he files his retirement papers with the state next week. Chella has led the department for the past eight years and said he will be leaving the force in capable hands.