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Schools, Prevention Groups Unite to Address Adolescent Depression, Suicide

Schools, Prevention Groups Unite to Address Adolescent Depression, Suicide

Several groups hope to shed more light on teen depression and suicide in an effort to offer parents more support.

"Out of the Darkness: A Parent Forum on Adolescent Depression and Suicide Awareness" will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Alden High School, 13190 Park St.

The event will provide parents with information about adolescent depression and suicide, including risk factors, warning signs and supports. Tips on how to talk to family members and where to get help, if needed, will also be shared.

Included in the program will be a:

Wegmans Price Freeze Continues with Some Changes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Wegmans announced Thursday their popular price freeze promotion will continue, but with some changes to the products included.

The new 'winter' price freeze will take effect on Sunday, January 8th and continue through April 28th, even if prices go up. The list includes more than 50 products, they say, families use most.

WEB EXTRA: Click here to read the list of products

Twenty-seven items on the original list are carried over with 25 new ones added, including canned soups and cough and cold medicine. Peanut butter, coffee and tuna are some of the products not on the list this time around.  Jo Natale, director of Media Relations, says because the price of those products has increased so much, it was no longer possible for Wegmans to guarantee a retail price.

Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Looking for Crew, Volunteers & Assistants

Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Looking for Crew, Volunteers & Assistants

The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is looking for crew, volunteers and assistants to help with filming and post filming of the current documentary “Bad IQ”.

Crew associated with the project may have the chance to go on the road this January and February and participate with on-location filming, special celebrity meet and greets, interviews and more.

College students will also have the chance to earn credits and experience first hand what it’s like to travel and document a feature documentary, including scriptwriting, filming, lighting, editing, documenting, interviewing and all the other aspects of making a film.

Anyone interested in participating must send us their photograph, resume, a list of any special skills or qualifications that they may have and a letter stating why you should be chosen over others to help with this project.

Please send all inquiries to:

The BNFF Special Projects


Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Seeks New Members

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Seeks New Members

The Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will hold its next regular meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Terrace Education Center, 591 Terrace Blvd., Depew. Parents, students and other community members interested in joining the coalition are invited to attend.

The mission of the coalition is to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth in the community by addressing factors that increase the risk of substance abuse and by increasing positive opportunities for youth by promoting the establishment of community collaboration. The coalition is mentored by Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

For more information, call Coalition Coordinator Lisa Johnson at 683-4444, ext. 206, email ld.sapc@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/LD.SAPC.

Routine Patrol Catches Alleged Catalytic Converter Thief

ELMA, NY - A Cheektowaga man is facing charges after being caught allegedly stealing catalytic converters from an Elma auto dealership.

Troppers on routine patrol along Transit Road in Elma noticed someone underneath a van in the parking lot at DeLacey Ford shortly after 1:30 Tuesday morning.

They caught Michael Lawicki, 22, allegedly using a power saw to cut off a catalytic converter from an Econoline van. Two other converters had already been removed. Each is valued at about $1800.

Lawicki is charged with grand larceny, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. He's being held at the Erie County Holding Center on $20,000 bail.


Expanded "Move Over" Law in Effect

Expanded "Move Over" Law in Effect


By Michael Wooten

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- Starting midnight Sunday, New York's new "Move Over" law took effect, requiring drivers to slow down or move over for "hazard" vehicles including tow trucks.

The law already covers emergency vehicles, including police cruisers and fire trucks.

Last month, Kevin Woloszyn of Delevan in Cattaraugus County was driving Interstate 90 back to college outside Syracuse when his truck broke down. The tow truck driver who responded, Todd Young, was killed when a tractor trailer hit him.

"Just life, you can't take it for granted," Kevin said. "You know, you might be here one second, and the next second you're just out doing your job and that's it."

Kevin shared his story with 2 On Your Side in hopes it will cause drivers to be more careful around flashing lights. Kevin hopes the new law with also help.

2012 Golden Globe Nominations

2012 Golden Globe Nominations

The 69th installment of the Golden Globes will air Sunday, Jan. 15th and this morning the nominees were announced.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Artist
Midnight in Paris
My Week With Marilyn

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J.