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New kayak launch opens at the Outer Harbor

BUFFALO, NY - It seems like every week we have something new to tell you about developments at the waterfront.

On Friday, that news came from the outer harbor where officials cut the ribbon on a new kayak launch. It's now going to be easier for boaters to get into the water and explore the shore.

The new kayak launch is at Wilkeson Pointe, near the Times Beach Nature Preserve and Coast Guard Base.

You can get over there using the new bike ferry.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday also included the release of the summer events schedule for the Outer Harbor. The schedule includes concerts, boat shows and an event each Friday in July called "Sky's the Limit." That will consist of hot air balloon rides, rocket launching and kite flying.

Quinn: "Mayoral Control" Slowing Superintendent Search

BUFFALO, NY - We're learning more about the Buffalo School District's search for a new superintendent.

A few names have been talked about, but so far with no real commitment to any candidate.

"As time moves along it becomes a greater concern, and then the discussion will go not only making the right selection for the permanent superintendent but making provisions for an interim that would begin July 1 if they haven't been able to identify someone and have that person start," said Buffalo Schools interim superintendent Donald Ogilvie.

The selection process is winding down, with only a month until Ogilvie leaves Buffalo Public Schools. Ogilvie says that, so far, the district has received about 10 applications -- all of them coming from outside New York state.

Donnelly's Impact on Buffalo Marathon

BUFFALO, N.Y. - On May 27, 2001, the Buffalo Marathon returned from a brief hiatus.

A grand total of 403 people signed up for the race.

"Nobody thought it was going to last," marathon committee member Brad Boyle said.

But the race persisted.

Each spring, the marathon attracted new runners, ranging from the elite to the amateur. Slowly -- very slowly -- the Buffalo Marathon overcame its humble beginnings, growing from a race of hundreds of people to a race of thousands.

Outer Harbor playground opens to public

BUFFALO, NY - Phase one of a major project along Buffalo's Outer Harbor is now open to the public.

You're looking at the new nautical-themed playground in Buffalo's Outer Harbor State Park, which officially opened up Sunday at 6 p.m.

The new addition also features picnic pavilions and added green space.

Phase 2 of this 200-acre park will start at the end of summer and will be focused on the breakwall area.

Rollover crash on Franklin Street

BUFFALO, NY – Remarkably, no one was hurt in this rollover accident on Franklin Street in Buffalo.

It happened around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon near Tupper Street.

The cause of the accident is still unclear. We have a call into police for more information.

Buffalo gears up for marathon

BUFFALO, NY - Thousands of runners will take part in the 2015 Buffalo Marathon on Sunday so if you have to travel downtown make sure you plan accordingly.

A number of streets will be closed from 4:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., according to Buffalo Police. That includes: Pearl Street between Chippewa and Court Street; Franklin Street between Huron and Court; and Genesee Street between Niagara Square and Franklin Street.

Peace Rally in Downtown Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY – A few dozen people spent much of the day Saturday rallying for change in the city of Buffalo. An anti-violence and peace rally was held in Niagara Square.

Organizers say the purpose of the rally is to address many of the issues plaguing Buffalo, including high unemployment, a high rate of school dropouts, and incarceration.

"We have a lot of homicides and those homicides have been African Americans killing African Americans, and a lot of that is based on the economy," Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant (D), one of the event's sponsors, told 2 On Your Side. "In the inner city, with an unemployment rate of 35 percent, with no jobs, you are going to resort to situations that are going to be unhealthy or on lawful."