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Fredonia's Civil War hero receives Medal of Honor


FREDONIA, NY - A civil war hero who was raised in Western New York finally received the military honor he was due.

First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Thursday. The 22-year-old who was killed at Gettysburg is credited with helping turn the tide during that battle more than a century ago.

Cushing was born in Wisconsin and raised in Fredonia.


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Driver charged with DUI after hitting woman


JAMESTOWN, NY - A Jamestown woman is facing charges after hitting a person standing on the sidewalk in front of Jamestown High School.

Police say Lucinda Tobias was driving while impaired by drugs when her van jumped the curb Wednesday afternoon outside the school and hit a 50-year-old woman.

The victim, whose name has not been released, remains in serious condition at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA.

Police say Tobias didn't have a valid driver's license and that more charges may be pending.


“Next Things Now” Buffalo Innovation Video Surpasses 10,000 Views After Debuting At 43north Finals

“Next Things Now” Buffalo Innovation Video Surpasses 10,000 Views After Debuting At 43north Finals

Since its founding more than two centuries ago, Buffalo, N.Y. has been home to innovators and entrepreneurs—and that legacy continues today. 43North—The World’s Largest ($5 million) Business Idea Competition—has teamed up with Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and Paget Films to tell the story of a forward-looking city with a proud past in an inspiring new video.

Titled “Next Things Now” and clocking in at just under five minutes in length, the video highlights dozens of bright moments in Buffalo’s history, ranging from the opening of the Erie Canal to the first successful skin graft to today’s groundbreaking genomic research.

This fast-paced, emotional video is narrated by 25 members of the next generation of Buffalo leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs (see credits below).

Infinity Turns Sweet Sixteen!

Infinity Turns Sweet Sixteen!

Announcing Infinity's 16th Birthday Party!!

Friday, November 21 at 7:00pm

New Facility, New Infinity Arts Café and New Stage!!

Infinity is turning 16 on November 21!

To celebrate, Infinity will be holding a Sweet 16 Infinity Arts Café event that will be free and open to the public. Infinity's instructors and students will be performing together to celebrate both our 16th birthday party and the debut of our new performance café!

*SPECIAL* INFINITY ARTS CAFÉ PERFORMANCE ENTRANCE is on 3rd Street (the former post office main entrance).

Look for balloons and follow the signs!

Call us @ 716-664-0991 or visit our website for more information! www.infinityperformingarts.org

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Bird Photography to be Featured at Audubon’s Thanksgiving with the Birds

 Bird Photography to be Featured at Audubon’s Thanksgiving with the Birds

Jamestown, NY – You are invited to a dinner tradition at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary that dates back to 1965 and features great food, great company, and an absorbing talk.

On Saturday, November 22, Thanksgiving with the Birds will begin with a community soup pot, followed by a scrumptious turkey dinner and an enlightening program.

After dinner, Kim Sherwood will share some of his favorite photographs in “From Analysis Paralysis to Creative License: How I Wandered into Bird Photography.”

At 11:30 a.m., folks will gather around the outdoor soup kettle for which you can bring a small container of your favorite broth-based soup to add to the mystery brew.

Audubon provides the roasted turkeys and beverages for the indoor buffet dinner that begins at 12:30. Participants are asked to bring a side dish (dressing, vegetables, potatoes, salad or dessert) and their own table service, including a mug for soup.

High School Students to Compete in Annual AutoTech Competition

High School Students to Compete in Annual AutoTech Competition

 

The 2015 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial High School AutoTech Competition, an annual event sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College, will take place on Saturday, January 17th. 

Nurse Speaks About Helping Save Man's Life in Restaurant


SPRINGVILLE, NY - We want to bring you an update on a story that was one of the most popular on WGRZ.com last night. About a month ago, a nurse helped save a man's life in a Springville restaurant.

On Monday , we told you how that man's wife wants to thank the nurse for her actions.

"I just can't thank her enough for doing what she did," said Jeanette Stinson of Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, who's been showing her deepest appreciation for Kristen West, a nurse who helped save Jeanette's husband's life.

"Obviously something was wrong and I wanted to make sure he was okay," West said.