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Clarence hit and run accident


CLARENCE, NY - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance finding the driver involved in a hit and run accident Monday night in Clarence.

Investigators say a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while walking along Shimerville Road, between Wehrle and Main Street.

The accident happened in the 6 o'clock hour. The pedestrian suffered a non-life threatening injury.

The Sheriff's Office is looking for a dark truck with passenger side damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 716-858-2903.


Catholic Charities, Partners Embark on Caregiver Initiative Designed to Cover Seven Counties

Catholic Charities, Partners Embark on Caregiver Initiative Designed to Cover Seven Counties

Catholic Charities of Buffalo and its eight partners are mobilizing for a January 1 start for the comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, the result of a $7.5 million award announced recently by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Through the five-year grant, a focused, collaborative service network is being developed to support and impact caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia across seven counties in Western New York.  The goal is to expand the safety net for caregivers by recognizing and addressing the need for supports and stress reduction strategies.

The Land Conservancy Protects Their Largest Property to Date in Niagara County: The Coulter Farm

The Land Conservancy Protects Their Largest Property to Date in Niagara County: The Coulter Farm

America loses 50 acres of farmland to development every hour. David Coulter did not want his family’s farm in Cambria and Wilson to become a part of that startling statistic. 

Since 1889, four generations of the Coulter family have worked on and loved this land, growing strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, sweet cherries, peaches, melons and more. 

Dave’s father, Jim Coulter, ran the farm from 1978 until he passed away in 2009. Jim was a beloved farmer and businessman in Niagara County. 

Man found sleeping in Rite-Aid bathroom facing drug charges


CLARENCE, N.Y. -- A man who was found passed out in a Rite-Aid bathroom is now facing charges for possession of drugs.

Police say 29-year-old Joshua Dunn was found passed out on the bathroom floor of a Rite-Aid store by employees around 10:50 p.m. Monday night.

When deputies arrived at the scene he was in possession of a glass pipe and crack cocaine.

Dunn is facing charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and is currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center on a $250 bail pending his arraignment in Clarence Town Court. 


Early morning car crash results in DWI arrest


CLARENCE, N.Y. -- A 21-year-old is facing DWI charges after causing a car accident early Tuesday morning.

Deputies arrived at the scene of the crash on Goodrich Road in the Town of Clarence around 1:30 a.m. where they saw a vehicle in a ditch and a damaged concrete wall nearby.

Police say the driver was found in a second vehicle near the scene. Police administered a field sobriety test, which the driver, Joshua Smith, failed.

 Smith was charged with a DWI, a license restriction violation, three lane violations and refusal to take a breath test.

Smith was released on tickets and faces a future court appearance in Clarence Town Court.


19-year-old killed and 4 others hurt in Clarence crash


CLARENCE, N.Y. – The young woman killed in a car crash in Clarence has been identified as 19-year-old Shelby Adamczak. Erie County Sheriff's deputies say she died shortly after the car she was driving went off the road and hit a tree.

The crash happened on Tonawanda Creek Road near Brauer Road around 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Deputies say the vehicle crossed over the lane of traffic, hit a tree and a fence before coming to rest on a lawn.

Adamczak was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. She later died at the hospital. There were four passengers in the car with Adamczak. There is no word yet on their conditions or identities.

Deputies are still investigating the exact cause of the crash.

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ Takes a Look Back at the Buffalo Music Scene; Book-signing Event Planned

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ Takes a Look Back at the Buffalo Music Scene; Book-signing Event Planned

Visible Imagination Press is proud to announce the re-release of Bob and Terri Skurzewski’s book, “No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ – Let The Good Times Roll.” To kick off the re-release, a book-signing event with the Elma, N.Y., authors will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ looks back at the music scene in Buffalo from 1950 through 1964, when AM radio was king! Buffalo was home to many great DJs, and each interview in this book takes readers behind the scenes and shows how the broadcast industry worked, and how these DJs entertained with their on-air antics.