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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
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
War Horse

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
My Week With Marilyn

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

Mary Queen of Angels School Earns Prestigious Middle States Accreditation

Mary Queen of Angels School Earns Prestigious Middle States Accreditation

MaryAlice Bagwell, principal of Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, is proud to announce that the school has received the prestigious Certificate of Accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

To earn the accreditation, Mary Queen of Angels has demonstrated that it is effectively advancing the quality of education experiences it offers its students, meets its responsibilities to the public and the profession of education, and complies with standards for accreditation that are established by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Assemblymember Gabryszak: Pivotal Day for WNY as Gov OKs UB2020 Grant

Assemblymember Gabryszak: Pivotal Day for WNY as Gov OKs UB2020 Grant

“Earlier today, $35 million was approved by the governor for the University of Buffalo 2020 challenge grant, launching the program into motion. This will not only create thousands of jobs in the area, but it will drive economic growth and prosperity and continue to enhance the academic excellence that already exists at UB. Technology, innovation and education are fundamental to a strong future for Western New York, and this investment is going to lead us toward the jobs of tomorrow and into the new economy.”

 

Friends of Harmony Chorus Goes Extra Mile for Food 2 Families

Friends of Harmony Chorus Goes Extra Mile for Food 2 Families

BUFFALO, NY – It takes a special individual to dedicate their time and talents towards helping others, but for one group of local men it’s a tradition.

The Friends of Harmony Chorus is a small group of men who hail from various communities across Western New York and Canada, which is known for their Barbershop style of a cappella singing.

The group spends the majority of the year giving free performances throughout the community including free patriotic-themed concerts at the Naval Park in the summer and at area hospitals during the winter to bring the holiday cheer to those who need it most.

Lake Effect Snow Passes Through WNY

Lake Effect Snow Passes Through WNY

BUFFALO, NY - Well, it wasn't everything it was cracked up to be but we did see the first somewhat substantial snowfall of the season on Friday. Roads were deceptively slippery, however, and there were a number of fender benders and rollvovers this morning, though none resulting in significant injuries.

Enjoy these photos sent to us by WGRZ viewers and Facebook fans (below).

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