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Elmwood Village Announces $500 Anti-Graffiti Reward

Elmwood Village Announces $500 Anti-Graffiti Reward

The Elmwood Village Association announces a $500 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the individual responsible for graffiti at 715 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York.  Reward money pledged by Buffalo Management Group.  Crime Stoppers is also offering up to $1000 for information. 

Executive Director Justin Azzarella is, “happy to work with our partners Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo Management Group, Buffalo Crime Stoppers and Western New York Anti-Graffiti Task Force to raise awareness of the impacts of graffiti on the community.  We will continue to work with our partners and the appropriate authorities to prosecute taggers in the Elmwood Village.” 

DiNapoli to Audit SUNY Research Foundation

DiNapoli to Audit SUNY Research Foundation

From a Statement Released June 1, 2011

Nothing is Sacred: Saleem Shahzad

Nothing is Sacred:  Saleem Shahzad

What is truth? According to Merriam-Webster, truth is defined as: fact, the body of real things, an idea that is true or accepted as true, and reality.  What then is a journalist? A journalist is a writer who aims at a mass audience through the medium of journalism. Journalism is writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or a description of events without an attempt at interpretation. This means a journalist is a writer that writes truth without personal opinion based upon fact and reality.

Syed Saleem Shahzad was the Pakistan Bureau Chief of Asia Times Online, covering issues of global security, focusing on Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Shahzad has reported on Islamist movements, taking him to Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Syria and the UAE.

Shahzad introduced the world to Al-Qaeda and Sheikh Essa  His interviews include:

Robbery Captured on Camera; Witnesses Sought

Phatman Boardshops, a skateboard and snowboard shop on Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda, posted this surveillance video of a robbery that took place at its store at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning. If you recognize the person in the video or have any further information, call the Town of Tonawanda Police Department at 879-6613.


 

Justice for All?

Justice for All?

Earlier this month Jim Norman, a republican senator of Tampa, introduced a bill that would make it a first degree felony to photograph or video record any happenings on a factory farm. Why? Because the public should not know the truth about where what they eat comes from, and photo's and video's are undeniable proof of wrong doing. Where your "food" comes from should never be a secret, yet in Florida, if you seek the truth and snap a picture or video, you could be a criminal. To read more of that story, click here.

Higgins Leads Effort to Restore Federal Security Funding to WNY

Higgins Leads Effort to Restore Federal Security Funding to WNY

Congressman Fights to Keep Millions for Buffalo Border Community and Other High-Risk Locations

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, is leading an effort to restore Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funding to the Buffalo area and similarly sized regions across the state and nation.  A bipartisan group of twenty-three Representatives have signed on to Congressman Higgins letter opposing an amendment, passed by the House, which would reduce UASI eligible cities from 64 high-risk urban areas to only 25.

“While smaller in population, Buffalo and other cities with unique risk features have been identified as high-threat areas and together with my colleagues we are fighting to make sure public safety is not abandoned in our communities,” said Congressman Higgins, who serves on the Border and Maritime Security and Counterterrorism and Intelligence subcommittees.

Buffalo Police Seek Drug Store Thief

Buffalo Police Seek Drug Store Thief

A Statement for the Buffalo Police Department

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo police are releasing surveillance video in connection with the robbery of the Rite Aid store, located at 1410 Delaware Avenue.

Police say the incident happened Wednesday night, February 2, just before 11:30 p.m.

Investigators believe the suspect entered the store, demanded money from the employee and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 ft. tall, possibly 40-50 years old, with beard and mustache.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255 or "Text a Tip" at (716)847-2255 or e-mail the Buffalo Police Department website and click the "Report a Tip" tab near the top of the home page.