ELMA, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Town of Elma honored one of its native sons today, declaring Friday "Jake Kaminski Day."
Kaminski will compete for the United States at the 2012 Olympics later this month in both the individual and team archery competitions.
After growing up in Elma, Kaminski moved to Florida for a year when he was 17. He spent the next six years training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in California, before making his first Olympic Team this year.
During that six year span, Kaminski says he grew frustrated, so he tattooed the words "I am" on his left hand, reminding him to continue working toward his goal.
"It's just a statement, an affirmation, that 'I am' whatever," said Kaminski. "And now I am an Olympian."
Archery hands out the first medals in this year's Olympic Games, set to begin later this month in London.
A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
Officials in Wyoming have captured a wanted man and his girlfriend, who were allegedly heading to Buffalo.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
New York State Police say 36-year-old Michael Davis was driving on the shoulder of the roadway when his vehicle was stopped.