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Hero Central: Puppies Rescued from Lake Erie

Buffalo, N.Y. - If dogs could talk, Tobie and Lexie - two adorable Shih-Tzu puppies would have quite a story to tell. The two tiny balls of energy and fur were out running errands with their owner Thursday morning, when they stopped to pick up supplies at a warehouse along the Outer Harbor. That's when the two little guys let their curiosity get the best of them.

"All of the sudden I saw the male here just dive over the edge ... just looking for the water, and he didn't know how far down it was," said Bill Maxwell of St. Catherines, ON. "And then she went in. She follows him everywhere."

One by one Tobie and Lexie fell 20 feet into the waters of Lake Erie.

"I yelled and screamed. There's no ladders anywhere here and that's like 15 feet down."

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Police Investigate Baby Death

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police were called to an apartment on Brunswick Boulevard on the city's east side Saturday for a report of a baby death.

The baby was taken to Sister's Hospital just after 1 p.m. No word on the cause of death.

Stay tuned to 2 On Your Side for more information, as it becomes available.



Attorney Says McCray 'Never Shot A Real Gun In His Life'

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The attorney for Riccardo McCray says his client maintains he is not the City Grill shooter and he told him "I have never shot a real gun in my life."

McCray was arraigned in Buffalo City Court on Thursday morning. The 23-year-old faces four counts of second degree murder in connection with the August 14th shooting at City Grill on Main Street. Four people were killed, four others were injured.

McCray turned himself into police on Wednesday even though he insists he is not the person police should be looking for.

Attorney Terrence McKelvey told Two On Your Side's Claudine Ewing that McCray attended Burgard High School but did not graduate. Over the past few years, he has mainly worked assembly line and factory jobs.

He also said his client told him that he never shot a real gun in his life.

Murder On Main Happened Hours after Murder Near ECMC

BUFFALO, NY -- On Thursday, August 12, 2010, a man was shot outside a Walden Avenue deli.

Two of the shooting victims friends were inside the store, including Willie McCaa. Kenyatta Cobb, a WNY Law Enforcement Chaplain saw McCaa at the hospital when the victim arrived. "He said to me I was in the store I came out and I saw the other boy putting him in the car and I followed them up. He handed him to me and I took him in."

What happened from there is a pattern of violence with many question marks. The man with McCaa was shot and killed as he left ECMC.

The following night, McCaa was murdered outside City Grill in downtown Buffalo.

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Buffalo Stars Preseason In Full Stride (video) / Gift Card Collection To Benefit Military Families

The Buffalo Stars are offering free tickets to our Opening Night Doubleheader on Saturday, September 11, 2010, as part of our “Salute to the American Troops” and 9/11 Remembrance Weekend.

As part of this weekend we are collecting Gift Cards to benefit the National Guard 107th Family Support Group.  We will offer 40 FREE Opening Night Passes to any person or team that can generate $100 worth of gift cards.

Our goal is $5000 in value of gift cards.  Please consider gift cards including grocery cards, department store gift cards and others that will directly benefit local families whose loved ones are taking time away from their families and jobs to answer their nation’s call.

Here is the schedule for Saturday, September 11th. 

(Both games at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3645 Broadway, Cheektowaga):

Continental Hockey Association Junior B League

Buffalo Stars vs. New England Huskies

City of Buffalo Salaries in Line with State Average

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- City of Buffalo employees had an average pay of $42,448 for its 1,303 employees, according to a report released Thursday by the Empire Center for New York State Policy. The average pay for city employees across the state is $43,817.

The highest paid city employees outside New York City were in Westchester, one of the nation's most expensive places to live. The city of Yonkers, with 993 employees, led the state with an average pay of $71,659.

Christ the King Seminary to pilot distance learning at Canisius, St. Bonaventure

Christ the King Seminary will be piloting a Distance Learning program for two of its Continuing Education classes during the Fall 2010 semester. The new program is intended to provide more options to help students access the Seminary’s courses in the manner most convenient to their lifestyle and needs. Students who register to take either “Theology of God” (Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. beginning September 14) or “The Gospels” (Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. beginning September 16) will be given the option of taking the class at the Seminary’s East Aurora campus or taking it via video-conferencing technology at Canisius College or St. Bonaventure University.