BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) -
Bands rocked the Town Ballroom for a fundraiser Thursday night.
"Rockin' for Rice" was organized by friends of the late Alix Rice, who was struck and killed by a car last year while she was riding her skateboard. The group hopes to use money raised to build a skate park in the northtowns.
Brian Duff, Vice President of the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation, said, "No matter how many people come through the doors tonight, we've had through the process of just making people aware of the event, a lot of people that already had prior commitments that gave the money for the tickets."
Six local bands donated their services for this all-ages fundraiser, which also included a silent auction.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators are trying to determine who dumped a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
A man once featured on the Cattaraugus County Top 10 Most Wanted List has pleaded guilty after being extradited from Indiana.
Lake effect snow warning in effect for southern tier.
Two men have been arrested by Wyoming County Sheriff's deputies and charged with selling heroin in the Village of Attica.
A woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly tried to bite her neighbor during an argument over offensive odors.