BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - For the next five days, Western New York will be home away from home for some 700 athletes in town for the National Veterans Golden Age Games.
Festivities kicked off Thursday night at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center. From Friday through Tuesday, veterans 55 and older will compete in 15 events, from swimming and cycling to bowling, horseshoes and croquet.
Local host coordinator Pam Kaznowski said, "We have veterans from Puerto Rico, Hawaii, they come here and they're able to enjoy all of Western New York, the City of Good Neighbors, and just to see what we're all about."
James Musson, an athlete from California, added, "I've made a lot of friends here. There's a lot of camaraderie among the veterans. And it's sort of now like a reunion every year. It's really great."
Some 1,200 Western New Yorkers are volunteering to help these athletes feel right at home.
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CSX is working to get train cars back on the track after they flipped over Tuesday morning.
State Police say a Buffalo man had a BAC four times the legal limit when he was stopped in the Town of Alden for having a headlight out.
Cold and breezy with snow increasing in coverage into the overnight hours.
A woman told officers she thought she hit a curb, not a car. She failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest.
A woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly tried to bite her neighbor during an argument over offense odors.