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Attorney: Teen accused of hit-and-run dozed off


CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - The attorney for 18-year-old Devin D. Scagnelli, who is accused of hitting and killing a man walking on Borden Road last weekend, says his client dozed off while behind the wheel.

He also says the teen was not trying to leave the scene of the accident, as police allege.

Scagnelli was in Cheektowaga Court Friday with his attorney. Our cameras were allowed inside for that appearance but we were not allowed to videotape the suspect.

The case against Scagnelli was waived to a grand jury but the judge did not reduce his bail which remains at $100,000 cash or $250,000 bond.


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London Welcomes Return of Popular Western Fair

London Welcomes Return of Popular Western Fair

 

Adventures await you in nearby London, Ontario, with the return of the popular Western Fair from Sept. 5-14! The Western Fair is rated one of the Top 100 events in Ontario, so don't miss out on the excitement!

Held in the Western Fair District at 900 King St., Western Fair features great music,  adult and kids’ rides, games and a bigger Kiddy Land. And what would a fair be without food ... including a Deep Fry It Contest!

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed two new members to its leadership team. Meichle Latham has been named Director of School Based Services and Maria Picone has been named Director of the Family and Community Services Department, formerly known as the Metropolitan District Service Department.

Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Maria and Meichle to these leadership positions, and look forward to the expertise, passion, and energy they will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

As Director of School Based Services, Latham is responsible for overseeing the organization’s services currently delivered to Catholic, public and charter schools in Erie and Niagara counties. She also will establish and maintain connections with educational partners and work to expand services to schools not being served.

Explore Buffalo Lists September Events; Special Tours will Focus on Art

Explore Buffalo Lists September Events; Special Tours will Focus on Art

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an exciting schedule of September events!

Tomorrow’s Youth Today Receives $610,000 Grant from Buffalo, Erie County Workforce Investment Board

Catholic Charities Education and Workforce Development Department has received a one-year $610,000 grant from the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB) to support its Tomorrow’s Youth Today (TYT) Program, which helps Erie County residents obtain their High School Equivalency certificate and gain employment skills free of cost.  

Erie County WIB, which has supported Catholic Charities’ workforce programming since the agency began offering it in 1975, works to bring together representatives from business, labor, community-based organizations, education, human services, economic development and other critical groups to rethink and restructure the way local workforce development services are planned and delivered.

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

 

Coming off its most successful year in 2013, the annual Colden Arts Festival & Belle Star Music Festival makes its return from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5. A celebration of community, art and music, the festival also celebrates the beautiful fall foliage decorating the Colden landscape.

The arts festival, located in downtown Colden, will feature a variety of local exhibitors and artists selling their wares and competing for awards and prizes. Other highlights will include art created by Colden Elementary School students, a Saturday morning  farmers’ market, rummage sale, Wendel’s chicken barbecue and food vendors.