BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The American Red Cross serving Erie and Niagara Counties has a busy weekend ahead of them.
Two volunteers have been deployed from western New York to help in the hurricane zone, Mike Hoplight of Niagara Falls and Tara Hughes of Amherst.
Jay Bonafede of the American Red Cross said, "Mike is going as a logistics supervisor, he's going to Albany, he might already be there actually, yesterday. Tara's the disaster mental health leave, for the state so she is on her way to White Plains and they'll kind of supervise their own departments."
Bonafede adds the local Red Cross chapter is able to send people East and South because those places are more likely to see very serious damage than western New York.
Police say they had the wrong man, and that Jerome Thagard, who spent four years in prison, didn't murder Steven Northrup in 2009. But the victim's family says otherwise.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
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.
It was so treacherous in North Collins, the mayor had to issue a travel ban, and village snow plows were pulled off the roadways to keep drivers from trying to plow in zero visibility.
The Buffalo School Board unanimously approved plans to transform Burgard High School into a Manufacturing Magnet School on Wednesday,
Investigators are making progress in the case of a Chihuahua thrown in a ditch while zipped up in a Coors Light thermal bag.