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Cheektowaga landlord arraigned for murder of tenant


Cheektowaga, NY- Thomas Szcsesniak, 54, of Cheektowaga has been indicted for 2nd-degree murder in relation to the death of his upstairs tenant and friend, 54-year-old Joseph Lawrence Jr.

Szcsesniak stood before a judge this morning and plead not guilty to the murder charge. His attorney says the shooting was in self-defense. He's now being held without bail.

According to neighbors, Lawrence had only been living in Szcsesniak's home for a couple of months.

Police say the two were out at a bar on October 24th, when they returned home an argument outside escalated.

The incident allegedly ended with Szczesniak pulling a gun and shooting Lawrence.

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Rock in the New Year in Nearby London, Ontario

Rock in the New Year in Nearby London, Ontario

 

Still undecided as to how to ring in 2015? Looking for something the entire family will enjoy? Pack the car and head to nearby London, Ontario, for a Rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebration!

Taking place from 6 p.m. to midnight on Dec. 31 in beautiful Victoria Park (509 Clarence St., bordered by Central, Wellington, Dufferin and Clarence) this year's Rockin’ New Year’s Eve boasts an awesome entertainment lineup as guests welcome in 2015 with music, laughter and spectacular fireworks. This event is all about family and fun ... and it’s free!

BNHV to Host New Book Club, Plans Stained Glass Event

BNHV to Host New Book Club, Plans Stained Glass Event

 

Events focused on 19th century books and stained glass will take center stage during two January gatherings at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

Future of Thruway Lanes in doubt


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.- A Western New York bowling alley that's hosted nationally televised tournaments may soon close its doors.

A source confirmed to 2 On Your Side that Basil Ford is in the final negotiations to buy the Thruway Lanes property on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga. Basil would likely use the land to expand its dealership next door.

There's no word on when the lanes would close.


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Eagle Scout Project Enhances the Mill Road Scenic Overlook

Eagle Scout Project Enhances the Mill Road Scenic Overlook

 

Thanks to the efforts of Quinn Schwab and members of Boy Scout Troop #238, the Mill Road Scenic Overlook has had a cleanup. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Schwab led the cleanup of debris that was the last remnant of a long-ago farm dump that had been hidden in a ravine on the property. 

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Autobiography by Figure Skating Champion Gary Visconti

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Autobiography by Figure Skating Champion Gary Visconti

 

“Falling for the Win,” the autobiography of World Professional Figure Skating Champion, Olympian and skating coach Gary Visconti, has been released by No Frill Buffalo publishing company. Visconti, currently a resident of Sun City West, Arizona, is a native of East Detroit, Michigan.

Winter Market on Hertel Plans Christmas Sale

Winter Market on Hertel Plans Christmas Sale

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. The market runs every Saturday through early April, and several vendors will offer special Christmas savings this weekend!

Looking for a unique holiday gift? You’ll find it at the Winter Market. Be sure to check out the beautiful gift baskets offered by several of the vendors, not to mention a wide variety of stocking stuffers!