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Thieves steal wheels from car on Amherst Street

BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo resident posted a photo to the WGRZ Facebook page on Friday of a very unfortunate crime she fell victim to. Rosemary Gattie says all four of her tires and rims were stolen off her car overnight on Amherst Street near Elmwood Avenue.

Buffalo Police told us they were looking into the matter but they did not know of any similar incidents in the area.

On Saturday we received two more photos of cars whose wheels were stolen. on our Facebook page. Doug McKee says his neighbor's tires were stolen from his car on Clarendon Place, near Delaware Park, on July 14. Ryan Leonard posted a photo taken at Lafayette and Ashland avenues, saying the wheels were stolen July 30.

We're awaiting further details from police.

One man shot on Leroy Avenue in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police are looking for the suspect in a Thursday afternoon shooting not far from Delaware Park.

Police say an 18-year-old man was shot around 2 p.m. in the 200 block of Leroy Avenue. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center by he is expected to survive.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police confidential Tip Call Line at 847-2255.

Mary Queen of Angels School Accepting Applications for All Grades Levels

Mary Queen of Angels School Accepting Applications for All Grades Levels


Mary Queen of Angel’s Regional Catholic School, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, is still accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. The school offers Pre-K, Universal Pre-K, kindergarten and grades one through eight.

Additionally, Mary Queen of Angels continues to offer school tours throughout the summer for families interested in learning more about the facility.

USCIS Issues Final H-1B Simeio Guidance

USCIS Issues Final H-1B Simeio Guidance


On Tuesday, USCIS issued final guidance on a recent decision requiring new H-1B petitions for workers who change job sites, stating the agency will generally not punish employers that don’t file new petitions based on location changes that occurred before April 9. According to the new guidance, if an H-1B employee was moved to a new location on or before April 9, which is the date the Administrative Appeals Office handed down its decision in the Matter of Simeio Solutions LLC, the agency will generally not pursue adverse actions, even if the employer doesn’t file an amended petition. 

However, USCIS will not cancel any adverse actions that it has already started or completed before July 21. 

Blood drive in memory of Nolan Burch

BUFFALO, NY - A blood drive was held Sunday in memory of Nolan Burch.

The 18-year-old passed away last November after a fraternity hazing incident.

The blood drive, which was organized by Nolan's parents, was held at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Buffalo. His parents hope to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation in Western New York.

When Nolan died his kidneys, lungs, and liver helped save four people's lives.

The blood drive was the second held in Nolan's honor. His parents plan to hold more in the coming months.

Police commissioner shuts down Italian Festival early

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda ordered the North Buffalo Italian Festival closed early Saturday due to what a spokesman called "unruly behavior."

The festival was scheduled to go until 10 p.m. but police started clearing people from Delaware Avenue around 9:30 p.m.

The festival will reopen as scheduled on Sunday.

We're awaiting more details about what specifically prompted the closure. There were unconfirmed reports of fighting occurring throughout the festival on Saturday, following two uneventful days of the four-day street fair.

Police have not said whether any arrests were made.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author Vincent Scarsella

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author Vincent Scarsella


Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host author Vincent Scarsella for a book-signing event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Scarsella has published three novels since May 2013, including crime novels "The Anonymous Man" and "Lawyers Gone Bad," by Aignos Publishing, and the young adult fantasy, "Escape From The Psi Academy," Book 1 of the Psi Wars! Series by IFWG Publishing.