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27th Infantry Brigade Returns Home to Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY - About 40 guardsmen are back home in Buffalo after an eight month deployment.

Family members were up bright and early Wednesday morning to greet the troops as they returned home to the Connecticut Street Armory.

Members from New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were deployed in Kuwait since April.

The soldiers performed administration, logistical, and security missions during their deployment.

We're told other guardsmen throughout the State will be redeployed at the end of the month, but soldiers here in Buffalo have been told that there are no future plans for them to be redeployed.

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Eat Well Live Well Initiative Offered to WNY Employers and Organizations

Eat Well Live Well Initiative Offered to WNY Employers and Organizations

The nonprofit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo is inviting Western New York employers and organizations to make a New Year “healthy choices resolution” by participating in the annual Eat Well Live Well Challenge. This results-focused  wellness Challenge, provided by Wegmans Markets, empowers participants by increasing physical activity and making better nutrition choices. Together these actions enable individuals to improve their health and lower their risk for unnecessary medical costs from chronic illnesses. 

Christmas Masses Planned for Diocesan Cemeteries

Christmas Masses Planned for Diocesan Cemeteries

Special Christmas Masses will be celebrated at four diocesan Catholic cemeteries, continuing a tradition that dates back three decades.

On Wednesday, Dec. 26, Masses will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. at Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore with Msgr. Francis G. Weldgen presiding.  Msgr. Thomas J. Moran will preside at All Saints Chapel Mausoleum in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Lewiston.

Masses will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, with Father Robert M. Yetter as celebrant. Father Louis S. Klein will celebrate the Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel Mausoleum in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheektowaga.

“These Masses are a special opportunity for people to gather, remember and pray for their loved ones who have entered eternal rest,” said Carmen A. Colao, director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Diocese of Buffalo.

NCIDA to Consider Two Projects Totaling $50M

NCIDA to Consider Two Projects Totaling $50M

The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) today received applications for assistance from Covanta Niagara L.P. and 210 Walnut Street for two major economic development projects in the cities of Niagara Falls and Lockport respectively. Both applications will be voted on at the January board meeting after public comment sessions are held.

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B District Police Officers Focus Of Bribery Investigation

BUFFALO, NY- Last week's very public raid at Jim Mazz Auto on Bailey Avenue in the city looked like a convention of federal, city and state authorities.

Numerous FBI agents were there, along with the Internal Revenue Service, members of the Buffalo Police Department's Internal Affairs Division, as well as members of the state Tax Department and the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Two different sources tell 2 On Your Side's Scott Brown that at least six police officers, the majority of whom work or did work in B District, which includes downtown Buffalo, are the focus of the investigation.

Top Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Top Gift Ideas for the Holidays

With Christmas just around the corner here is a full list of gift ideas to tis the season and get your shopping list complete. Check out the full list of gift ideas .

HSBC to Pay $1.9B to Settle Money-Laundering Case

WASHINGTON (AP, USA TODAY) - HSBC, the British banking giant, says it will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by authorities in the United States.

The probe of the bank -- Europe's largest by market value -- has focused on the transfer of funds through the U.S. financial system from Mexican drug cartels and on behalf of nations like Iran that are under international sanctions.

The settlement, formally known as a deferred prosecution agreement, means HSBC can avoid criminal money laundering and other charges - which could have been a financial death sentence for the bank.

A July report and hearing by the Senate permanent subcommittee in the U.S. alleged foreign HSBC banks "actively circumvented" safeguards at the bank's U.S. arm designed to block transactions involving alleged terrorism, drug trafficking and rogue nations.