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Volunteers Wanted to Plant Over 100 Trees on Buffalo’s West Side

Volunteers Wanted to Plant Over 100 Trees on Buffalo’s West Side

West Side of Buffalo Tree Planting

Thursday, October 18, 2012

WHAT:         Volunteers Wanted to Plant Over 100 Trees on Buffalo’s West Side

WHEN:         8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012

WHERE:      Along (Pennsylvania & Busti Avenues) (Maryland, Hudson, Virginia,  

                    Trenton, Jersey & 7th Streets) Buffalo, NY 14201

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ME's Disturbing Report Concludes Testimony in Mohamud Trial

BUFFALO, NY - The prosecution team finished questioning witnesses in the trial of Ali Mohamad Mohamud on Wednesday morning, resting its case just before noon. The defense team offered no testimony and called no witnesses before resting its case as well.

Mohamud is charged with killing Abdifatah, his 10-year-old stepson.

WEB EXTRA: Legal analysis from local attorney Michael Taheri

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Breaks Ground On Early Childhood Education Center

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Breaks Ground On Early Childhood Education Center

10,000 square foot facility will open in 2013 and serve 150 children; $1 million in funding provided by the John R. Oishei Foundation 

Construction began today on a new early childhood education center that will help prepare children in one of Buffalo’s most economically distressed communities for successful transitions to kindergarten, elementary school and beyond – the first step in the cradle-to-college-and-career continuum being implemented in the new Buffalo Promise Neighborhood in the 14215 zip code.

Community and local, state and federal government officials today joined representatives from the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood in a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction on BPN’s education center at Bailey Avenue and Amherst Street in Buffalo.

WNY's Largest Pet Expo to be Held This Weekend

WNY's Largest Pet Expo to be Held This Weekend

The most exciting event for area pet owners is taking place on Oct 19 & 20th at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg: the Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event.  The Pet Expo promises one stop shopping for pet owners with 110 vendors exhibiting pet-related products and services.

Anyone thinking of adopting a new member of the family should not miss the Super Adoption Event taking place throughout the duration of the Pet Expo.  Never before have so many local pet-related organizations come together under one roof.  Adoptable dogs and cats of all ages and breeds will be present on Friday and Saturday from 30 area rescue groups and shelters.  Adoption fees will vary by organization.

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Ali Mohamad Mohamud Trial Enters Day Two

BUFFALO, NY - The trial of Ali Mohamad Mohamud resumed Tuesday morning. Mohamud is charged with beating his 10-year-old stepson to death with a rolling pin.

At the start of the proceeding, before the jury came in, the prosecution raised its concern that the defense team might be considering a psychiatric defense of Mohamud. If that were so, the prosecution would have to be informed in advance. Defense attorney Kevin Spitler replied that a defense based on "extreme emotional disturbance" is under consideration, and the judge allowed the trial to continue.

Inmate Arraigned in Jail Death

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A 19-year-old man was arraigned Monday on charges of fatally beating another inmate while the two were locked up in a Buffalo jail over the summer.

Tyshawn Ball of Buffalo was arraigned on a second-degree murder charge today in the death of 49-year-old Patrick Yale.

Yale died Aug. 31, two months after a fight inside the Erie County Holding Center, where Ball had been jailed for allegedly starting a fire in his family's home and physically assaulting his mother and sister. He's pleaded not guilty.

Yale was locked up for a parole violation.

Amy's Truck Offers Healthy Meals on Wheels

Amy's Truck Offers Healthy Meals on Wheels

We’ve been hearing about a food truck coming from the owners of Amy’s Place for a couple months now, but it wasn’t until last Thursday that Amy’s Truck made it’s long awaited debut in Allentown. Before even serving a single item, Amy’s Truck has gained a following of over 1,500 on their facebook page. In the parking lot of El Buen Amigo, Alli and I waited in an impressive line for about 20 minutes to place our order. Luckily we live within a 1 minute walk from where the truck was parked, so we were able to bring the food back and take some pictures before it got cold.