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City shuts down third bar since December over violence


BUFFALO, NY - For the third time in two months the City of Buffalo has closed down a club due to violence.

This time, the city served a Cease and Desist Order to Impulse Nightclub on Washington Street.

In each of these cases, the city has acted immediately following incidents at these bars and nightclubs. In two of these cases, police confirmed shootings outside the bars, after things had gotten out of hand inside.

Two On Your Side's Danny Spewak talked to Murray Holman, executive director of the Stop The Violence Coalition, who says bars need to take more responsibility.


Grand Marshal of St. Patrick's Day Parade Announced


BUFFALO, NY - A proud "Irish Lassie" will be in the leading role at this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Buffalo. Denice Morrison of Darien Center has been selected as the Grand Marshall for this year's procession down Delaware Avenue. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 15.

Morrison has served for the past 15 years as a division marshal in the parade and as part of the executive committee of the United Irish American Association which runs it.

She'll be joined by her husband, John, who was grand marshal back in 2007, and other family members as deputy marshals, for the parade.

This is the 75th anniversary of the parade.


Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo has completed one full year of tours, events and programs that celebrate all things Buffalo – which means it’s time for a party! 

Join Explore Buffalo from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at historic First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle in Buffalo for their Landmark Social Event. Guests will celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the many exciting new ways to experience Buffalo in the works for 2015.

Unique Places: A Look Inside the Marine Trust Building


BUFFALO, NY - Before HSBC, before Marine Midland, there was Marine Trust. A century ago the bank, led by then-board chairman Seymour Knox I, built a new headquarters. It's a building many of us in Buffalo are familiar with, but have never set foot inside.

2 On Your Side reporter Steve Brown and photojournalist Scott May walk us through the old Marine Trust building on Main Street in this week's Unique Place.


Traffic returns to 600 block of Main Street


BUFFALO, NY – Cars returned to a stretch of Main Street that for years has been limited to foot and Metro Rail traffic.

The road opened to vehicle traffic at 1 p.m. Friday.

A 1919 Pierce Arrow Bus was the first vehicle to roll down this stretch of road which was closed to most vehicular traffic in the 1980s.

It took millions of dollars of work and months more than the city thought it would but, as 2 On Your Side's Claudine Ewing reports, a big part of Main Street's revitalization is done at last.


Cop accused of theft says he did not confess


BUFFALO, NY - A former Buffalo Police officer who admitted he stole money while on duty is challenging the claims made by the district attorney's office that he confessed to the crime.

Officer Michael Missana was charged after officials say he admitted he took around $130 from a women's purse. That purse had been found by someone else and was given to Missana to be returned to its owner.

Missana's attorney argued on Friday that the statement Missana made was not recorded in its entirety and should be thrown out.

The attorney added that the defense is questioning whether the statement was voluntary or not. He says the next step is hearing that decision from the judge, and then a court date will be set.


Understanding the Implications of a Pardon as it Relates to Immigration

Understanding the Implications of a Pardon as it Relates to Immigration

 

Many people who have been convicted of crimes in the past are ultimately granted a “pardon,” “discharge” or other forms of record-expungement by their government. Accordingly, these individuals are often under the impression that these mechanisms “wipe their record clean.” For U.S. immigration purposes, however, this is not the case.