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— More than half a million dollars is going to the Erie County Sheriff's Office for body cameras. The Erie County Legislature approved $600,000 to buy more cameras and maintain the ones they currently have. This is just one of the initiatives paid for with surplus money from last year. There are also measures to address poverty, the OPIOID crisis, and community development projects in Lackwanna and the city of Tonawanda.
— A reward is now being offered for information in a murder case. DeQwaun Newkirk was killed on East Amherst Street in Buffalo last month. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $7,500 for information leading to an arrest or indictment. If you know anything, you’re asked to call Buffalo Crime Stoppers at 716-867-6161.
— A State of Emergency has been declared in the town of Kendall. It comes as water levels on Lake Ontario continue to rise amid continued rain in the forecast. Kendall residents can protect their property with sandbags made available by the town highway department. For more information, call (585) 659-2650.
— The SPCA Serving Erie County is offering a second pet first aid class on Tuesday, May 28. Anyone interested can register here, but be warned: The first class filled up quickly.
— Primary elections are right around the corner and if you plan on voting, you must register by the end of this month. Voter applicants must be postmarked no later than May 31 and they must be received by the Board of Elections no later than June 5. The state primary is Tuesday, June 25.
— A full list of this year's Slow Roll Buffalo dates and ride locations can be found here. Riders will start to assemble at 5:30 p.m.
— North Tonawanda police need your help saving a dog that was seized on Saturday. Police say the dog is in bad shape and could die without proper care. The dog's owners are facing animal cruelty charges following an anonymous complaint. If you'd like to support the pup's care, click here.
Three small business were affected by a fire that spread through a North Tonawanda shopping plaza on Monday. Those wishing to donate to them can click on the links below:
— The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has released its full summer concert line-up, including performances at Goat Island, Bidwell Park and the Central Terminal. The full schedule is available here.
— The Broadway Market and Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams are hosting a free rabies clinic on Wednesday, May 29, from 4-7 p.m. For more information, call the Erie County Health Department at 716-961-6800.
— Registration is now open for Buffalo's Ronald McDonald House 5K, scheduled for July 31. More information on the run, which loops through downtown Buffalo from the Ronald McDonald House, is available here.
— For more information on We Rock The Spectrum Kid's Gym, click here.
— History races into the Buffalo Harbor July 4-7 for the tri-annual Tall Ships America Great Lakes Challenge — and they still need roughly 300 volunteers. Anyone who wants to sign up can click here.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has announced two tire drop-off dates, April 20 and May 18. A maximum of four tires can be dropped off at 197 Broadway from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., and all tires must be clean and off rims.
Bulk trash -- limited to containers 12' long x 3' wide x 3' high and free of TVs, computers, tires, paint or hazardous waste -- will be collected on the following dates:
For more on the MOA for the Chautauqua Lake Weed Management Consensus Strategy, click here.
The lineup for this year's River Fest Park Concert Series has been finalized. The shows take place Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 10 p.m. starting May 29; any show that gets rained out will be rescheduled for the following evening. All concerts take place at River Fest Park, 249 Ohio Street.
This year's schedule:
May 29 – The Kensingtons
June 5 – Stoneflower
June 12 – Super Charger
June 19 – Breakaway
June 26 – Crash Cadillac
July 3– The Kensingtons
July 10 – Joe & The Shmoes
July 17 – Disco Duck
July 24 – The Buffalo 5
July 31 – Breakaway
August 7 – Wide Right
August 14 – West of the Mark
August 21 – Back To The Bars
August 28 – Joyryde & The Hitmen Horns
September 4 – Hit N Run