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Annual Rosary Crusade this Weekend at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

The 30th Annual Rosary Crusade for World Peace will be held on Sunday, September 26, from 2-3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd., Lewiston. Sponsored by the Niagara Council of Catholic Women of the Diocese of Buffalo, this year’s crusade theme is “Mary’s immaculate heart, our refuge in need.”

Msgr. J. Thomas Moran, pastor of St. Bernard Parish, Youngstown, is the moderator of the crusade and Dolores Laurrie of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish, Niagara Falls, is the chairperson. Father James C. Croglio from the Diocesan Counseling Center will be the homilist.

TeamSave Arrives in WNY With Web Discounts for Consumers

A new collective buying website that allows consumers to receive substantial discounts on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo-area businesses has entered the Western New York marketplace.

Niagara Falls Mayor Says Vacant Homes Attract Issues

NIAGARA FALLS, NY --  Fire investigators say the 8-year-old boy who died in a house fire over the weekend, pryed board off windows of the vacant house and eventually died from smoke inhalation.

Mayor Paul Dyster says that vacant homes are the number one problem in Niagara Falls and he needs to public's help to prevent this from happening again.

"Help us keep an eye on our kids, help us keep them safe, help us keep an eye on properties that are supposed to be boarded up. If you see something bad happening in your neighborhood tell us," says Dyster.

Dyster asks neighbors to call police immediately if anyone in that area sees kids going in and out of any vacant home or if the house needs to be reinforced.

An off-duty fireman noticed smoke coming from a home on 19th Street just before 4pm and called to report the fire.

Slaughter Announces $14 million to Niagara Falls International Airport

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WGRZ) -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $14 million grant to the Niagara Falls International Airport to help improve the airport runway's design and safety area.

The funds will allow for the airport to meet the safety guidelines put forth by the FAA.

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-Fairport) was pleased to annouce the grant Tuesday saying, "The airport is one more testament to the fact that Niagara County is a good place to do business and I will do everything I can to support it."

Since 2008, Slaughter has obtained over $8 million in grants for various airport improvements.

The Niagara Falls International Airport has three active runways, which serve general aviation, military and commercial flights.

Nationwide Prescription Medication Drop-off Day

BUFFALO, NY-- The Drug Enforcement Administration Buffalo Office is holding a government-sponsored prescription drop-off day on September 25th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

It's easy-- simply drive up, and drop off your old or unused medications. No questions asked, and it's free to the public.

Participating in a pharmaceutical disposal is the only safe way to destroy or dispose of unwanted medications without polluting the environment.

WNY locations include:

Man Wanted in Carjacking, Falls Robbery, Arrested in Vegas

TOWN of TONAWANDA, NY--  Town of Tonawanda Police announced Wednesday the man wanted as a "person of interest" in a September 1st carjacking at a town gas station is in custody in Las Vegas.

Gregory Allen Young, Jr. was arrested Tuesday in connection with an armed bank robbery there last week. At the time of his arrest, police say Young was driving the red Ford Focus taken in the carjacking.

FBI officials in Las Vegas tell 2 On Your Side Young was arrested without incident.

He is currently being arraigned in federal court in Las Vegas on bank robbery charges and for transporting a stolen vehicle.

Niagara Falls Police also want to talk to Young in connection with a bank robbery at Citizens Bank.  He's currently in federal custody in Nevada where charges are pending against him.

Sudan Lost Boys Aid Africa

BUFFALO - Helping children half a world away is the focus of an organization that is celebrating the generosity of Western New Yorkers.

A group called "Aid and Care for Africa" was founded by Dominic Diing, one of the so-called "Lost Boys of Sudan"-children who ran from their villages in Southern Sudan to escape military jihadists who were kidnapping young boys and training them for military duty.

Diing emigrated to the United States in 2001 and graduated from Niagara University.

For the past four years, he has raised money to build a school for orphans in his war-torn Sudanese village.