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South Buffalo Charter School Unveils New $21 Million Building

South Buffalo Charter School Unveils New $21 Million Building

800 K-8 students begin school on Monday

BUFFALO, NY – As students across the region rush to squeeze every drop of summer from the waning days of vacation, leaders from South Buffalo Charter School proudly celebrated the opening of its new school building on Thursday morning.

School officials were joined by Mayor Byron Brown, Erie County Clerk Christopher Jacobs and other area elected and education officials as they unveiled the new, $21 million, state-of-the-art K-8 building located at 154 South Ogden Street in the City of Buffalo. Gleaming with windows and beautifully-designed instructional, support and activity spaces, the school will provide an exceptional learning environment for the approximately 800 students who will begin school on Monday, August 25.

Police searching for Cheektowaga armed robbery suspect

Cheektowaga Police are searching for a man suspected in an armed robbery of a 7-11 store.

The incident took place around 4:30 a.m. the morning of August 11th at the convenience store on Walden Ave.

Police say the suspected displayed a handgun during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cheektowaga Detective Bureau at 686-3969.

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees


A recent influx of jobs into the Western New York marketplace has left Buffalo area businesses in an interesting position — trying to find enough qualified employees to fill those openings. As a result, a number of companies, especially those needing to fill high-tech positions, may expand their search beyond U.S. borders.

That, however, can create unanticipated problems for companies not familiar with the process for filling positions with foreign nationals. In a nutshell, the process can be both complicated and expensive.

Another Depew trash train

DEPEW, NY - For some folks living in the Village of Depew, those troubling trash trains have been a real smelly and noisy nuisance this summer.

They felt that there was some hope last week with a message from one of our Senators in Washington, but now they're doubly frustrated.

Schumer spoke with the CEO of railroad giant CSX on Thursday urging trash rail contractors to cover the cars and use deodorizing material to mask the smell. The CSX official promised action, but didn't provide a timetable for addressing the problem.

A call to CSX on Saturday went unanswered. Senator Schumer was unavailable for comment.

Gunshots disturb Depew neighborhood

DEPEW, NY - Just when people in Depew were getting used to the loud trains, now there is a new noise unnerving the neighborhood. Neighbors are upset about the sound of gunshots coming from a shooting range.

Homeowners on Autumn Lea Road near Walden Avenue have circulated a petition and are calling on elected leaders to do something.

Wolcott Guns indoor shooting range opened up behind the street about a year ago.

"If you're sitting out back and having a picnic with the family it's very annoying," Ann Marie said. "We have several neighbors who are moving because of the noise. It's just too loud and we just can't stand it anymore."

Concerned resident Ann Marie said a public meeting was held back in April about the issue that about 30 residents attended. They were told the village planned to have an engineer look into the situation.

F.A.A in early stages of investigating plane crash

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it's in the very "early stages" of investigating Thursday's incident at the Buffalo Niagara international Airport , where a small plane had to make a crash landing in an airport parking lot.

An FAA spokesperson tells Two on Your Side their team from Rochester won't be out until next week some time to interview the pilot of the plane, Anastasiia Goldowsky.

At that time, members of the FAA's its Flight Standards District Office are also expected to thoroughly inspect the aircraft to determine if there was any mechanical problems, or anything out of the ordinary that may have caused it to go down.

Small plane crash at BNIA

A small plane crash landed at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened just before 3 p.m.

NFTA spokesperson Doug Hartmayer says the airport rescue crews had received a report from the tower that a plane hit the terminal.
However, he says, the plane did not actually hit the terminal.

"The plane certainly could have landed on cars, could have landed on the terminal, could have landed on Genesee Street. So you could imagine it could have been much more serious than it was," says Hartmayer.