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Serious Injury in Stabbing at Big Lots Parking Lot

LOCKPORT, N.Y.- A man was seriously injured during a stabbing that occurred in the parking lot of Big Lots Plaza in Lockport.

Witnesses tell the Niagara County Sheriff's Office that a verbal altercation occurred inside the store and then spilled out into the parking lot.

The incident then turned into a fight, which the sheriff's office says led to an adult male sustaining a serious stab wound in the upper body.

According to the sheriff's office, the victim is being treated at a local hospital.

Deputies say they are looking for two male suspects who left the area in a silver mini-van.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call investigator Jeff Pytlik at 716-438-3336.

Friday is the last day on the job for Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker

LOCKPORT, NY-Friday will be the last day on the job for Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker. The unexpected news comes half way into Tucker's third term.

Tucker tells 2 On Your Side that he said when he was elected two years ago that this would be his last term. He cited several offers in the private sector and family issues as reasons for stepping down at this time.

Tucker, 56, says it's been an honor to be Lockport's mayor for the past ten years. "This is where I was born and probably where I'll die." At a decade in office, he stands as the city's longest serving mayor.

He says he expects a special election will be called for Novemeber to fill out the remainder of the term. Until then, Tucker says City Council President Ann McCaffery will take over the reigns at City Hall.

Trace Adkins Reschedules Upcoming Performance at Seneca Niagara Casino to June 13

Trace Adkins Reschedules Upcoming Performance at Seneca Niagara Casino to June 13

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel regrets to announce that the March 22 show with country superstar Trace Adkins at the Seneca Niagara Events Center is postponed. A rescheduled date for the show has been set for Friday, June 13, 2014, at 8 p.m.

Guests wishing to attend the rescheduled June 13 performance simply need to keep their existing tickets. Refunds for tickets purchased at a Seneca Casino store must be returned to that specific location. Refunds for tickets purchased through Ticketmaster may be returned to any Ticketmaster location, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

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Border Issues Resolved with Assistance from Berardi Immigration Law

Border Issues Resolved with Assistance from Berardi Immigration Law

Following are highlights from Berardi Immigration Law’s border work during the past week:

• Berardi Immigration Law’s managing partner, Rosanna Berardi, appeared at the Peace Bridge to present an L-1A application on behalf of a client who had reached his seven-year cap. Under the regulations, L-1A status and L-1B status is capped at seven- and five-year periods, respectively. This means an individual who holds L-1A status for a consecutive seven-year period must depart the U.S. and remain abroad for at least one year before he or she is eligible to apply for L-1 status again. There is, however, a caveat to this rule: If that individual has spent less than 183 days in the U.S., he or she may be eligible for additional time in L-1 status. 

14-Year-Old Hurt in Metro Bus Accident

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – The Niagara County Sheriff's Office tells 2 On Your Side that a 14-year-old girl was seriously hurt in this crash involving a Metro Bus and two other vehicles right in front of the airport on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

It happened Thursday around 9:30 p.m.

Police say several other people suffered minor injuries.
We'll have more information here on WGRZ.com and in our morning newscasts as it becomes available.

Naturalization Ceremonies: Celebrating Presidents’ Day the Right Way

Naturalization Ceremonies: Celebrating Presidents’ Day the Right Way

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often think of Presidents’ Day as another day off of work. This national holiday, which occurs the third Monday of February, is the national holiday to recognize George Washington, our nation’s very first president. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) decided to honor Washington in a special way this year by holding naturalization ceremonies for approximately 17,800 new U.S. citizens.

Daemen Students Help Impoverished Families

Daemen Students Help Impoverished Families

Poverty-stricken residents in several rural Dominican Republic communities received life-changing assistance from Daemen College students who journeyed to the developing country on a two-week service learning trip in January.

This marked the seventh time Daemen students have participated in a service learning endeavor in the Dominican Republic. The group engaged in several hands-on projects, from providing clean drinking water to addressing public health issues, to help improve the daily lives of the local people.

In the months leading up to the overseas excursion, participants prepared with Justine Tutuska, department chair and assistant professor of health care studies and campus advisor for the service learning opportunity. The group met regularly to discuss cultural expectations and relevant health-care issues, and developed education materials to distribute on the trip.