BUFFALO, N.Y.(WIVB) - An Olmsted Park in the heart of Buffalo now has more cash to continue its work thanks to State Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes.
The assemblywoman presented a $500,000 check to the parks conservancy this afternoon in which the money will be used to make improvements to the casino and surrounding area of Martin Luther King-Junior Park.
Officials tell us it will be a hot attraction starting in the Spring. Thomas Herrera-Mischler from the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy says, "The casino that is right on the splash pad needs to be renovated so that it can serve the community and the many folks that are going to come and enjoy the splash pad and skating in the wintertime."
The Olmsted Parks system is also getting ready for a winter festival on January 26th at Buffalo's Delaware Park.
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.