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Autograph Signing to Benefit United Way of Greater Niagara

Autograph Signing to Benefit United Way of Greater Niagara

Fred Jackson, Aaron Williams headline November 12 event

 

SANBORN, N.Y. – Two of the most popular members of the Buffalo Bills are signing on for a special event to benefit United Way of Greater Niagara.

Running back Fred Jackson and defensive back Aaron Williams will be the star attractions at an autograph signing event sponsored by the Niagara County Deputy Sheriffs Association in conjunction with the New York State Deputies Association. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 12 from 6-8pm at the NCDSA union office located in the Bewley Building, 20 Market Street in Lockport.

Jackson has been at the heart of Buffalo’s offense so far this season, while Williams has been an integral part of the team’s defensive success.

Bigfoot In The Adirondacks

WHITEHALL, N.Y. -- The Adirondack Mountains have many tales to tell, and likely keep even more secrets.

The town of Whitehall, NY is tucked away in the southeast corner of the range -- population a little over two thousand -- and for the most part, it's a quiet place to live.

But spend some time in it's deep forests, or hike its brooding mountains, and you might come to understand why many folks in town think something strange is out there.

Accounts of Bigfoot sightings have become legend over the years, a cultural phenomenon, evolving from tales whispered around a campfire to questionable accounts documented on reality TV.

But Whitehall has been a hot bed of Bigfoot activity for hundreds of years. Paul Bartholomew is an author and Whitehall resident. He's been researching this pheomena for almost 40 years.

Troopers On the Lookout For Halloween Pranksters On Thruway

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Troopers patrolling the state Thruway this Halloween will be watching out for pranksters.

State Police Troop T says it will conduct the 37th annual "Pumpkin Patrol" with more than 300 citizen volunteers on Halloween on Thursday, as well as the day before.

Troopers aim to prevent Halloween pranks and protect motorists along the highway with help from local citizen band radio clubs and amateur radio operators.

Volunteers also will monitor Thruway overpasses.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Held Saturday

WESTERN NEW YORK -- Drug drop-offs were held at 30 locations across Western New York Saturday in an effort to keep unwanted or unused prescriptions out of the hands of drug abusers.

About 85 cars stopped at the West Seneca Senior Center and dropped off 100 pounds of pills in just the first hour.  In past years, that site has collected two to four tons of unwanted pills.

Pharmacy students from area colleges and universities volunteered to identify and count the pills, which will later be destroyed.

Prescription drug abuse is being described as an epidemic in Western New York.  Abusers often think prescription meds are a safer alternative to street drugs like cocaine or heroin.

Retired Lockport Officer Involved in 1993 Suspicious Shooting, Dies in Florida

Just one month after the FBI announced it would reopen the case of a former Lockport police officer who was a suspect in his own shooting back in 1993, that officer has died.

Steven Biles died on Saturday at his home in Florida from natural causes.

The 59 year-old was considered a suspect in his own shooting back in 1993, which led to the death of a Niagara County sheriff's deputy.

Biles had sent out a call for help after he said he was shot by someone in a nearby car.

When deputy Jeffrey Incardona raced to assist him he lost control of his patrol car and died in a fiery crash.

Lockport's current police chief was then a leuitenant on patrol. He spoke with us last month and said he remembers it all very well.

Biles did give police sketch artists a description of the suspect, and a car which was found, but other parts of his story didn't square up.

Accident Sends Car Into House

CAMBRIA, N.Y.-A collision between two cars sent one of them flying into a nearby home, leaving three people injured.

The crash happened around eleven this morning at the intersection of Plank and Ridge roads in Cambria.

One of the victims was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC as a precaution but officials say everyone hurt is expected to be okay.

The home was tapped by the vehicle, but not seriously damaged.

Niagara County Receives Emergency Food & Shelter Funding; Applications Due Nov. 5

Niagara County has been chosen to receive $103,232 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. A local board has been charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.