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Sudan Lost Boys Aid Africa

BUFFALO - Helping children half a world away is the focus of an organization that is celebrating the generosity of Western New Yorkers.

A group called "Aid and Care for Africa" was founded by Dominic Diing, one of the so-called "Lost Boys of Sudan"-children who ran from their villages in Southern Sudan to escape military jihadists who were kidnapping young boys and training them for military duty.

Diing emigrated to the United States in 2001 and graduated from Niagara University.

For the past four years, he has raised money to build a school for orphans in his war-torn Sudanese village.

Pizza Shop Break-In Captured on Video

AMHERST, NY-- Picasso's Pizza on the border of Cheektowaga and Amherst was burglarized Monday night, and Amherst police say the perpetrator was caught on surveillance video.

Employees from a nearby business called police to 6812 Transit Road after seeing a person suspiciously loiter near the restaurant around midnight.

Amherst Police responded to the call three minutes later, finding a window on the side of the building had been broken.

Surveillance video from inside the pizzeria shows a person entering the building, then immediately leaving through a rear door. At this time, nothing has been reported stolen.

Channel 2 News is working to obtain a copy of the video. The case is still under investigation.

Chambers' of Commerce Announce Joint Networking Event

AMHERST, NY- The Amherst, Grand Island, Ken-Ton and Tonawanda Chambers' of Commerce are pleased to announce a joint networking event for their members.  Emedia Studios will sponsor a "Northtowns Networking Night" at their video production facility at 233 Fillmore Ave., Suite 8 in Tonawanda, NY 14150 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  This event is free to members of the Amherst, Grand Island, Ken-Ton and Tonawanda Chambers' of Commerce.

Amherst Resident Holds Book Signing

WHEN: 9-25-10

TIME: 11 a.m. - Noon

WHERE: B is for Books, 6562 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park, NY 14127

WHAT: Foote, a resident of Amherst, NY, will be available to sign copies of her Children's book, Puddinhead & the Chalkboard.

 

Crews are digging two drainage projects

AMHERST, NY--  Residents in Amherst may be wondering what's happening at Bassett Park and the Clearfield Recreation Center.  Crews are digging up such large areas of land, big enough for big box stores, but that's actually not the case. 

At Bassett Park, on the corner of Youngs Road and West Klein, crews have been digging for many days.  Town officials say they're creating a large, dry retention pond to alleviate drainage problems in the area.  The project has actually been in the planning stages for about three years. 

They conducted a hydrology study and determined Bassett Park to be an ideal area to create a retention pond due to the location and size of the land.  The drainage fix should keep a lot of water out of resident's backyards.

Gronkowski Scores TD as Pats Top Bengals

Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns as New England dispatched Cincinnati, 38-24, in the season-opener for both clubs from Gillette Stadium.

Brady's third touchdown was to rookie TE Rob Gronkowski who played three years of high school football at Williamsville North.  It came in the fourth quarter to give the Patriots at 38-17 lead.   It was Gronkowski's first regular season NFL touchdown.

Brady, fresh from agreeing on Thursday to a four-year contract extension reportedly worth $72 million, was an efficient 25-of-35 for 258 yards for the Patriots, who are coming off a 10-6 season and first-round playoff loss in 2009.

Coming off a season-ending torn ACL, Wes Welker struck for eight catches for 64 yards and two-first half scores. Randy Moss added five receptions for 59 yards and Fred Taylor gained 71 yards on 14 carries.

90 Year Old Man Gets 17 1/2 Years in Prison for Killing His Wife

BUFFALO, N.Y. - John Bunz, 90 years old, was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison on Wednesday morning for killing his 89 year old wife.

Bunz was arrested in March after his wife was killed inside their apartment in the Amberliegh retirement complex on Maple Road in Williamsville.

Prosecutors say Bunz beat his wife, Virginia to death with a hammer.

The couple was married for 68 years and had moved into the retirement home five years ago.