BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Students at Buffalo Public Schools have a lot of reading to do thanks to the help of a non-profit group.
First Book provides new books at a fraction of their cost for schools. On Tuesday, a shipment of 34,000 books was delivered. Most of the books were supplied by Disney and chosen by teachers in each grade level. Each student will receive a book of their own.
Buffalo Teachers Federation president Phil Rumore said, "Some of our children have never had a book of their own. And what we're hearing from our teachers is that the kids are so excited that they don't want to put them down."
Rumore wants to make this an annual event so that students can receive a free book each year.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Police say that with the assistance of local media, they were able to identify the person responsible.
Monday is being billed as a national "Day of Action" among teachers and community groups who are worried about the state of education.
Buffalo Bills Receiver Stevie Johnson kept himself busy during the recent bye week, by having some fun at a local Tim Hortons.
Whitehaven Road is closed in both directions from Baseline Road to Center Terrace because of the accident.