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Ambushed deputy: 'He tried to murder me'


BOSTON, NY - Six months ago, we were the only station on the scene of a tense standoff and manhunt in the Town of Boston. Erie County Sheriff's Deputies were literally in the line of fire as a distraught man inside a home started taking shots at police.

Two of those officers gave us a riveting -- and terrifying -- look inside just what happened that late-winter night in the Southtowns.

Two On Your Side's Steve Brown brings us the story of how they reacted, how they recovered, and how they see things now, in an exclusive interview.


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WNY Student Asks Disney for Disabled Character


FREDONIA, NY - Here at Channel 2 we like to celebrate Western New York, and we're celebrating the goal of a local college student with a special wish, that the Walt Disney company makes her dream of creating a disabled character come true.

Burgandi Rakoska has always been fascinated and inspired by the magical Disney characters in books, shows, and movies.

"The whole company has just created this, not only one world, but multiple worlds that you can escape into," Rakoska said.

And the SUNY Fredonia student, who hopes to become an early childhood teacher, has always identified with certain princesses like Belle and Tiana and their storylines and character traits.

"Dreams are good but at the same time you want to go above and beyond and you have to work to make something happen," Rakoska said.

Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Free Session on Foster Parent Process Nov. 18

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session Nov. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

The final information session for 2014 will take place on Dec. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.

How to keep your kids safe during trick or treating

How to keep your kids safe during trick or treating

Many kids and LGBT parents look forward to trick or treating. For kids, Halloween is a time to jam as much Twix and Butterfinger bars as you can possible stuff into a pillowcase or plastic pumpkin. For parents, it is an opportunity to show off your kids’ costumes via photos texted to family and friends with messages such as “Look at my cute little bumble bee!” or “Check out this awesome vampire costume!” However, it is also important to keep your kids safe. Halloween can be a prime time for predators or other people who want to harm or injure innocent children. To make your Halloween as safe and enjoyable as possible. . . To read further, click on http://www.examiner.com/article/how-to-keep-your-kids-safe-during-trick-...

 

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Primordial Strength Offers Instruction in SYSTEMA Martial Arts

Primordial Strength Offers Instruction in SYSTEMA Martial Arts

 

Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym in Elma, has announced that it is now offering SYSTEMA, a Russian method of martial arts. Primordial Strength’s owner Steven Helmicki is a SYSTEMA instructor who trained under Vladimir Vasiliev, Black Belt Magazine’s Instructor of the Year. Helmicki has instructed and taught SYSTEMA to the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team comprised of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Marines.

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen College will begin offering courses next spring for a new master of social work (MSW) degree, which will include a concentration in the high-demand practice area of children and families, making it the first MSW program offered at a private college in Western New York.

The New York State Department of Education has granted approval for Daemen to offer the MSW degree that’s designed to provide advanced training for experienced professionals and students with a background in liberal arts who are looking to further or begin their education in the field.

Make Holiday Shopping Memorable at 5th Annual Christmas in the Country-Erie

Make Holiday Shopping Memorable at 5th Annual Christmas in the Country-Erie

 

One the nation’s most popular artisan markets, Christmas in the Country-Erie returns to the Bayfront Convention Center Nov. 15-16. The artisan market will welcome 150 artists from the Erie area and across the country who will be displaying and selling their unique handcrafted creations including home décor, gourmet foods, original music, trendsetting jewelry, hand-poured aromatic candles, children’s toys and clothing, stylish pottery, original wall art, gifts for pets and holiday gift items galore. The event is ranked among the Top 100 Contemporary and Classic Art Festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist, a leading trade publication.