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Coast Guard, locals respond to high-speed ferry accident

Coast Guard, locals respond to high-speed ferry accident

BOSTON – Multiple Coast Guard crews are responding late Friday after a high-speed ferry with 48 people aboard hit a jetty at the Hyannis Harbor entrance. 

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified at about 10 p.m. that the ferry Iyanough, which serves Nantucket to Hyannis, struck the jetty and grounded on the rocks. At least four people were reported to be injured.

Boom! Boom De Boom! at Bettys' Bar in North Tonawanda, NY

Boom! Boom De Boom! at Bettys' Bar in North Tonawanda, NY

NORTH TONAWANDA, NY: Just outside Betty's Bar, which has a logo of Betty Boop, two cars collide near River Road, While North Tonawanda Police arrived onto the scene, and started investigating, there was a crackling sound, witnesses thought that the sound may hav ebeen related to the accident but restaurant visitors went scrambling for cover when a large branch fell from the tree that drapes over Thompson Street.

North Tonawanda Fire responded to asstst for injuries they were initially blocked by the tree. Although the driver of the pickup that took the force of the falling heavy branch, was able to escape harm, his truck has a shattered windshield and damage.

many customers were shook up, and concerned, but it made for a little exceitement leading into the new weekend.

 

Photo Credits: Brian Scott Luke

U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Haiti

Washington – A man who was on the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted list for a double homicide committed in 2011 in Dorchester, Mass., was captured on Saturday, June 3, in Haiti and has been brought back to the U.S. to face charges.

Jean Weevens Janvier, 34, was placed on the 15 Most Wanted list in February 2016, was wanted by the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office on a 2012 indictment charging him with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed assault in a dwelling and carrying a firearm without a license.

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WNY STEM Hub, AT&T and partners to offer a unique STEM/STEAM experience for teens

WNY STEM Hub, AT&T and partners to offer a unique STEM/STEAM experience for teens

Students entering grades 7 through 12 in the fall are invited to attend Hand in Hand, Powered by AT&T, a tech and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) experience for teens with a very special dual purpose.

Student participants of Hand in Hand, Powered by AT&T will work in teams to design and fabricate prosthetic hands using 3-D printers and other tech tools. The fully operational prosthetic hands will be donated to youth in need in Western New York and abroad.

The STEAM-focused program is designed to expose students, primarily from local urban middle and high schools, to basic knowledge of anatomy and careers in medical technology, plus fundamental technology skills in 3-D printing, engineering design, computer coding and advanced fabrication, in addition to providing leadership training and service learning.

NYS Troopers Warrant Watch

EARL C. BACKELL
Wanted by the New York State Police
Troop D, MARCY
Wanted for grand larceny 3rd degree
EARL BACKELL is wanted by the New York State Police on an arrest warrant issued May 24, 2017 from Westmoreland Town Court. Backell is alleged to have taken a $14,000 deposit for construction work to have been completed in the Town of Westmoreland and did not begin any work or order any materials for the construction project.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this individual, should contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE ASAP. You SHOULD NOT take any police-action yourself other than to contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE at (315) 366-6000 or email Crimetip@troopers.ny.gov.

NTPD Announces "Operation Chill" with 7-11

NTPD Announces "Operation Chill" with 7-11

A tasty reward for staying cool – that’s the Operation Chill program. This 7 Eleven community outreach program is designed to reduce crime and enhance relations between police and youth.

It allows law enforcement officers to “ticket” kids they observe doing good deeds or exhibiting positive behavior. The ticket is actually a coupon good for a free 12-oz. Slurpee at any participating store.

Operation Chill has grown to include more than 900 local law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada. More than 15 million coupons have been distributed to officers on the beat in cities and towns where 7 Eleven does business.
In addition to encouraging positive behaviors,