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Colbie Caillat, Johnny Mathis Perform in September at Seneca Niagara Events Center

Colbie Caillat, Johnny Mathis Perform in September at Seneca Niagara Events Center

September will be a month for singer-songwriters at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, as Colbie Caillat and Johnny Mathis are booked to perform inside the 2,400-seat Seneca Niagara Events Center. Both shows are set for Saturdays in September at 8 p.m.; Caillat on September 6 and Mathis on September 20.

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Welcomes Iconic Budweiser Clydesdales on August 6

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Welcomes Iconic Budweiser Clydesdales on August 6

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is excited to welcome the world-famous Budweiser® Clydesdales on Wednesday, Aug. 6. The event is free and open to the public, and takes place from noon to 2 p.m. outside the Salamanca, N.Y. casino resort. The eight magnificent horses – complete with a hitch, carriage and Dalmatian dog – will be available for up-close viewing and photos.

The Clydesdales first made an appearance in 1933 and heralded a new era of prosperity for Anheuser-Busch. They represent a “living embodiment of America’s great industrial spirit” and are a perennial fan-favorite among Super Bowl television ads. To qualify for one of the traveling hitches, each member of the team must stand at least 72 inches at the shoulder when fully mature, weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds, have a reddish brown (bay) coat, four white legs, a white blaze, and a black mane and tail.

Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program

Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program

A group of Saudi Arabian medical students are gaining a better understanding of global health issues and the U.S. health care field while also experiencing American culture through a three-week Summer Enrichment Program being held at Daemen College.

The third annual residential program, which is offered as part of a Daemen-Jazan University international education agreement, has brought 10 Saudi Arabian students to the Daemen campus to take part in this unique learning experience that started on June 9.

“This program is a tremendous opportunity for the students to learn about the U.S. health care system from a variety of highly skilled and experienced practitioners,” said Dr. Patricia Brown, vice president for enrollment management. “It also exposes them to a different culture and new experiences at Daemen and in our Western New York region.”

Memorial run honors Ofc. Freddy Garrasi III


ANGOLA, NY - Runners hit the streets in Angola Saturday morning in memory of a police officer who died just over a year ago.

This was the second-annual 5-k run in honor of Evans Police officer Freddy Garrasi III who was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash in May of 2013.

Besides raising money, his family wants to raise awareness for motorcycle safety.

The money raised goes into a scholarship in Freddy's name at Lake Shore Central Schools.


Students face charges after senior prank


WELLSVILLE, NY - Fourteen students face misdemeanor charges at Wellsville Central High School, all because of a prank.

The charges carry a maximum of 90 days in jail.

Police say the kids entered the school illegally Thursday night to spread fish bait on lockers, causing damage to the paint. The district says the matter is in the hands of the police due to the extent of the damage.


Chautauqua County Sheriff's investigate double shooting


WESTFIELD, NY--A Lancaster woman is in critical condition after she was shot in the head while celebrating her birthday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff's say they received a 911 call reporting a woman with a head wound at a home on Route 5 in Westfield early Thursday morning.

Sheriff's deputies and officers from the Town of Westfield Police discovered the woman, Nicole Sheehan, 29, had been shot in the head, and that the suspect was still in the area.

While searching near Barcelona Beach and Marina, officers heard a gunshot near the breakwall. Officers found the suspect, Sam Reynolds, 38, of Lancaster, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Sheehan was taken to Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Investigators say the couple had come to Barcelona to celebrate Sheehan's birthday, which was earlier in the week.

Police are still investigating.


Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen College student Amy Grimes is gaining valuable experience this summer as the first-ever intern in the Village of Williamsville Mayor’s Office, a role that’s giving her the opportunity to assist with a historic preservation project and a major community development initiative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Amy on board and to be a part of enhancing her educational experience and professional development by engaging her in the work of village government,” said Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa. “In the few weeks she’s been with us, her contributions to our office have already had a positive impact.”