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CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB)- A rollover ATV crash in Clarence injured two teens Saturday night.
A 15-year-old male was operating the ATV on a bike path between Gunnville and Wehrle roads around 10 p.m. when it rolled over.
The 14-year-old female passenger sustained serious injuries and is in critical condition at Women and Children’s Hospital.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
High pressure will continue to bring plenty of sunshine as we move through today. Sunshine will move temperatures into the mid 70s today, which is about 20 degrees above normal. Winds will remain in the single digits out of the south.
Tonight will continue to be a quiet one. Aside from a few passing clouds expect temperatures to fall into the upper 50s and low 60s. Winds will pick up a bit overnight, becoming a bit breezy ahead of some weather changes Monday.
Those changes come with a cold front arriving late Monday. After some sunshine during the day, clouds will move in during the afternoon with showers developing in the evening. Widespread and soaking rain will move in Monday night through Tuesday. Some rainfall totals could reach 1.5″ east of Buffalo, along with a gusty breeze. Most of the rain exits Tuesday night with just some scattered showers leftover on a much cooler Wednesday. More Autumn-like weather will be back for the second half of the week, with close to average temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. Another disturbance arrives with showers next weekend, bringing a reinforced shot of cooler air, with even a few flakes possible for the last days of October. Halloween currently looks chilly!
TODAY: Mostly Sunny, Unseasonably Warm, Wind: S 6-12, High: 72-78, Low: 59.
MONDAY: Partly Sunny, Clouds Thicken by later in the afternoon, Turning Breezy, High: 72. Rain develops Monday night, Low: 59.
TUESDAY: Periods of Rain, Heavy at times, Rather Breezy, Cooler, High: 62, Low: 46.
WEDNESDAY: Much Cooler, Mostly Cloudy with a chance of a few Scattered Showers, possibly some Lake enhanced showers, High: 54, Low: 43.
THURSDAY: Increasing Sunshine, chance of a shower early, High: 56, Low: 46.
FRIDAY: Mostly to Partly Sunny, High: 63, Low: 46.
SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Showers Develop, High: 59.
CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Blue pumpkins sold out at the Great Pumpkin Farm Saturday in Clarence. It was part of a WNY Heroes fundraiser to help the family of fallen police diver and K-9 Officer Craig Lehner. He went missing during a dive training in the Niagara River.
From ceramic pumpkins to wooden or regular ones, one by one blue pumpkins flew off the shelves at the Great Pumpkin Farm early Saturday.
Each pumpkin was hand painted in remembrance of K-9 Officer Craig Lehner.
“Craig touched a lot of people,” said Liza Davidzik with WNY Heroes.
“Such a young man, he had his whole life ahead of him. It is sad,” said Don Brzezicki who traveled to Clarence to get several blue pumpkins with his wife.
But Saturday blue wasn’t
a symbol of sadness, but one of support for Lehner, his family and the men and women in blue.
“They do everything to help us and it’s our turn to do something to help the family of one of our fallen police officers,” said Carol Brzezicki.
Even the smallest supporters picked up a painted pumpkin and some people walked away with a handful of them.
The pumpkins sold out around 1 o’clock, just hours into the event. The money raised will go to the Lehner family.
“It just shows you the respect, the love that this community shows for somebody in need like his family is,” said Bills legend, Thurman Thomas.
Bills great Thurman Thomas personally thanked officers including members of the K-9 unit. He also sold autographs and donated the money to Officer Lehner’s family.
Police say they’re not surprised but grateful that even during the worst times this is Buffalo at its best.
“The way Buffalo comes together is just absolutely amazing to me and I don’t think we have words for it,” said Capt. Steve Nichols with Buffalo Police.
It’s not clear how much money was raised Saturday. Organizers hope to have a final count by Wednesday.
There were also t-shirts sold at the event which also sold out. People can get them at Park Avenue Imprints in Lackawanna.
MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services has issued a mandatory order effective immediately to both boil and conserve water for all customers of the Village of Fredonia Public Water System in the Village of Fredonia and Town of Pomfret.
The Department of Health reports that a major leak was found in the Castel Heights area around 7:30 a.m. The leak was found after the water filter plant operator noted high water usage and decreasing water levels and capacity.
Officials say crews have been working to fix the water main break(s) and that this order remains in effect until further notice.
BOIL WATER BEFORE USING
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food and infant formula until further notice.
Contaminated water can make you sick. Harmful microbes may be present in the water and can cause diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms and may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. These symptoms are not just caused by microbes in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you should seek medical advice.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Buffalo Police are investigating a crash at the corner of Elmwood and Kenmore Avenues.
They say a car crashed into a building just before 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
We have asked police for information about what happened leading up to the crash and if any other vehicles were involved.
Police have not said if the driver was hurt.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – A run-down park in Niagara Falls is getting a makeover, and it’s all thanks to the big dreams of a 12-year-old-girl.
Construction is underway to give Gluck Park in Niagara Falls a new look.
It’s right in the heart Na’Riah Westbrook’s neighborhood. She said, “I always used to come to this park with my friends, and the park was really bad. It had holes in the side, the handlebars would be shaking, so I would be scared. There was nothing else to do, so kids would do other stuff that wasn’t so good.”
So she decided to do something about it. She pitched her idea to put the time and money into renovating it in front of City Council back in June.
She said, “We need a new park and then maybe it will be a better community, because kids will find positive things to do at the park.”
Seth Piccirillo, Community Development Director for Niagara Falls said, “When you have a citizen, especially a young person start with that, that’s really where improvements and good ideas come from. So we’re excited to be here, we wanted to take that vibe and have a community build day. The city is committed to building as many parks as possible and now Gluck Park is one of them.”
Westbrook says a new park will keep her peers on the right track. She wants to build something for everyone.
Westbrook said, “I just want to see it look like something that everybody can enjoy; the little kids, the older kids, so everybody will have something to do here.”
Now, little by little, Gluck Park is starting to take shape, with help from volunteers in Westbrook’s community. Piccirillo said, “t looked like it hadn’t had attention paid to it, which is accurate so we’re fixing that today.”
The city used a Housing and Urban Development Grant to fund the project. By the end of next week, Westbrook’s dream park will be standing tall.
She said, “To see it actually come true, I was happy!”
BUFFALO (WIVB) — A 37-year-old man is in critical condition at ECMC after being shot in Buffalo.
Officers responded to a call in the 2000 block of Niagara Street near Hertel Avenue around 2:20 a.m. Saturday.
Police say the man was sitting in his car and was shot multiple times.
Buffalo Police are investigating the incident and ask anyone with information to call or text their confidential tip line at 847-2255.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – As the Bills return to action following their bye week, the big question on everyone’s mind…when is LeSean McCoy going to score a touchdown?
This is the longest drought McCoy says he has with not reaching the endzone.
“We gotta get this thing going,” the star running back said. “I wanna get going. It’s time to get going. It’s time for myself to get rolling. Get back to the normal big chunks, big plays like we’ve been doing.”
Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison wanted to run the ball using more outside zone blocking this year. It worked week one, but not much since. So, the Bills have gone back to things they’ve done the past two years.
“It’s not really that difficult for us because we’re familiar with all the different techniques and all the different schemes we’ve been running the last few years,” Richie Incognito said.
“When the coach picks to plug them back in, we’re ready to go.”
“It’s something that’s been working for so long, stick with it,” McCoy continued” The coaches know that, but they have their own schemes they want to do. We also want to do the things that we’ve been doing. Just do it better.”
“We’re very multiple, very flexible,” guard John Miller said. “We have a bunch of athletic guys. No matter the scheme, whether it’s outside zone, gap, tight zone. Whatever the scheme is, we play it well.”
McCoy thinks he can breakout this week against Tampa, but that means neutralizing the other talented McCoy in the game, Gerald McCoy.
Running backs prepare for him like a quarterback facing a top pass rusher.
“Circling that guy and where’s he at? What alignment is he in? Because it can change the play, especially for me. He’s one of the guys that can wreck a game.”
McCoy said he’s never gone five games into a season without a touchdown. He wants results. Now.
“I’ve got to get 100 yards, it is as simple as that.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The funeral for Officer Craig Lehner will take place this Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The service will happen at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo. Buffalo police expect roughly 5,000 uniformed personnel to attend.
Following the ceremony, a procession will go from KeyBank Center to Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Traffic will be affected, so road closures are expected.
Visiting hours will take place on Monday and Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home at 4199 Lake Shore Rd. in Hamburg.