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Audubon Accepting 2017 Nature Photo Contest Entries

Audubon Accepting 2017 Nature Photo Contest Entries

Jamestown, NY – Entries have begun to arrive for Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2017 Nature Photography Contest.

Now in its seventh year, the competition is designed to encourage anyone who enjoys doing photography – from beginners to professionals – to enter their images for consideration.

“The Photo Contest helps us fulfill our mission of connecting people with nature in two ways,” said Audubon Photo Contest Coordinator Ruby Miller. “The photographer experiences nature while shooting pictures and the viewer becomes inspired to connect with nature when looking at the often stunning results.”

Prizes are awarded in four categories and two divisions. The Youth Division is for ages 8-18 or still in high school; Adult is 18 and over or post-high school.

M&T Free Farmstead Thursdays Coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

M&T Free Farmstead Thursdays Coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, is honored to announce Free Farmstead Thursdays made possible through funding by M&T Bank. Free Farmstead Thursdays will begin in May of 2017. 

Admission is free for all to enjoy and offers visitors access to:
• Family-friendly educational programming
• Demonstrations by costumed historic interpreters
• Guided tours of the historic village and farmstead 
• 20,000 square feet of curated exhibit space

M&T Bank’s financial support of Free Farmstead Thursdays has made this initiative the first of its kind at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. It will ensure that quality, immersive history is accessible to visitors of all ages.   

University at Buffalo Police and Homeland Security Investigations Hope to Void Check Scams

University at Buffalo Police and Homeland Security Investigations Hope to Void Check Scams

Back in October, the New York State University at Buffalo, (UB), released a statement in reference to check cashing scams. This article will hopefully offer some safety tips about different types of scams.

The statement from October, 10, 2016 and mentioned on WGRZ “Our Department has been working with Investigators from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on an ongoing check cashing scam. In early October of this year, a scammer contacted a UB student through his/her email. The scammer sent the student a check, which later turned out to be counterfeit, and asked him/her to send back or transfer a lesser amount to purchase product that he/she would then sell.

 

These types of scams are rampant, but this particular scam appears to be targeting UB Students.

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U.S. District Court Blocks Anthem’s Acquisition of Cigna

U.S. District Court Blocks Anthem’s Acquisition of Cigna

NATIONAL: Judge Amy Berman Jackson for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the Justice Department in its civil antitrust lawsuit to block health insurer Anthem, Inc.’s acquisition of Cigna Corp., the Justice Department announced. 

Breaking: US Coast Guard Responds to Florida Oil Spill

Breaking: US Coast Guard Responds to Florida Oil Spill

BREAKING NOW>> NATIONAL:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday to a tugboat leaking oil on the Halifax River in Ormond-By-The-Sea.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers received a call at 3:45 p.m. from the National Response Corporation, stating a resident in the area informed them the tugboat Tutahaca was leaking oil.

Male Pled Guilty Possession of Firearm and Ammunition by a Felon

Male Pled Guilty Possession of Firearm and Ammunition by a Felon

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Rasheen Newkirk, 42, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years and a $1,000,000 fine.