BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - An east side church has solved a long-standing mystery.
Copper domes atop Corpus Christi Church on Clark Street were rumored to contain hundreds of letters written by parish schoolchildren more than 100-years ago. While the building was undergoing restoration, the domes were opened in August and weathered remains of letters and crosses were discovered inside. Now, church members are writing new letters for future generations.
Church secretary Chris Cooley said, "I just put down the good wishes that I wish, for the future for this parish. People are putting down people that are sick, and they want their note to be a little closer to God than is here on Earth."
This time the letters will be better protected from the elements. They'll be put into the church cupola by Thanksgiving.
An eight-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County. Officials are at the scene on West Road, in Leon.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York.