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Daemen’s New Master of Public Health Program to Begin This Fall

Daemen’s New Master of Public Health Program to Begin This Fall

Daemen College has received New York State Department of Education approval to offer a master of public health degree beginning this fall, making it the only MPH program available at a private college in Western New York.

The new 45-credit graduate program, which will include specialty tracks in epidemiology and community health education along with a generalist track, is geared to working professionals and recent bachelor-level graduates looking to further their education in the growing field of public health. MPH graduates will be prepared for a myriad of opportunities at community-based, global health and managed care organizations, hospitals, health departments, and in public health research.

Air Base Supporters Have Influential Advocate


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - With over 3,000 full- and part-time jobs on the line many see the Niagara Falls Air Base as a key economic force for the region. And now a central figure in a past base closing process is working with Niagara County officials to help convince the Defense Department to keep it open.

Back in 2005, he was at the helm of the Base Closure and Realignment Commission, better known as BRAC, which had to decide on a Pentagon plan to paint a bull's eye on the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Station. The base survived as that panel and kept its C-130 cargo planes instead of shipping them off to Arkansas.

That's why Anthony Principi, a former VA secretary, is now on board as a consultant to Niagara County and base supporters with this strategy. "Re-branding this important installation. It's not a single mission base. It has multiple missions."

A high-speed police chase through the streets of Niagara Falls early Sunday morning ended in a fatal crash for the driver of the pursued vehicle.


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - A high-speed police chase through the streets of Niagara Falls early Sunday morning ended in a fatal crash for the driver of the pursued vehicle.

New York State Police issued a statement Sunday saying a trooper started chasing the car after it went through a flashing red light at 74th Street and Niagara Falls Boulevard. The trooper was listening to a radio report from Niagara Falls Police about the speeding vehicle when he had to take evasive action to avoid being hit by it.

The car was traveling at a high rate of speed without headlights when the chase began sometime after 4 a.m. Early reports had the car traveling at speeds above 70 mph in a 40 mph zone.

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

 

The statistics are sobering: Every 53 minutes in 2011, a person was killed in a drunk-driving crash in the United States, and most of the drunk drivers involved had blood alcohol concentrations nearly double the legal limit of .08. 

“For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day and the days leading up to it have become synonymous with drinking,” said Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “Unfortunately, that means that drunk drivers have made the holiday very dangerous.”

Police Investigate Death In Lockport


LOCKPORT, N.Y. -- A woman was found dead inside a home in Lockport Friday night.

Police say they were called to the home on Niagara Street before 8 p.m.

Overnight, police refused to release any information. Finally Saturday morning they revealed the body was of a woman but would not give any other information.

Police would not say if the death is suspicious but told 2 On Your Side at this point it is not being investigated as a homicide.


Exit 2 Bar & Grille Brings Excitement to Tonawanda Dining Scene

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Brings Excitement to Tonawanda Dining Scene

 

A new gastropub featuring a wide variety of comfort foods — including delicious stuffed burgers and a daily haddock fish fry served five different ways — has opened in Tonawanda. Located at 3191 Eggert Road, Exit 2 Bar & Grille, which opened its doors on Nov. 15, hopes to celebrate with an official “grand opening” event in the near future.

“We pride ourselves on serving the freshest foods and the trendiest craft beers in a warm and cozy atmosphere,” said owner Lisa Galus. The new business is also a benefit to the local economy with the addition of 25 jobs.

Cause of Water Line Break Found


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - 2 On Your Side is learning more about what caused a messy situation in Niagara Falls Wednesday night, when a water line broke, dumping thousands of gallons of water onto a busy intersection.

The Niagara Falls Water Board, which responded to the flooding, says the owner of the property didn't keep heat on in the facility.The water line froze and broke, flooding the intersection.

There's another problem the water board is dealing with: nobody knows who is responsible for maintaining the property and the water line.

"I guess if the property owner would have maintained the heat, or the property manager would have maintained the water line, or, if they weren't going to use that water line, to have abandoned it properly -- which would have been to cut and cap it at the street -- that would have prevented this from happening," said Paul Drof of the water board.