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Big Tree Road Re-Opens After Incident

ORCHARD PARK, NY- What started off as an investigation into a suspicious package, turned into officers looking for a man with a gun.

Orchard Park Police received reports that a man left a suspicious package on the steps of the municipal building. Turns out it was a box full of baseball caps.

Officers had a license plate and traced it to a 43-year-old man who lives on Big Tree Road.

When they got to the house, his wife said he was upset and possibly suffering from mental health issues and left the house with a shot gun.

Police evacuated the wife and daughter and five people from a nearby duplex as a precaution while they searched for the man.

Nearby roads were blocked off and other police agencies came to help.

Two and a half hours later, around 11:30pm, the man returned home and was taken into custody without any problems.

U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, presented valuable insight into the country’s impressive emergence as an independent nation and underscored the importance of strong U.S.-India relations in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on July 25.

As the first international speaker in the lecture series, Mulay discussed India’s rich ancient history to offer an intriguing perspective on its evolution to the country that exists today. India’s success, he explained, comes from a blend of history, cultural values and commitment to economic growth.

“India is a land of great aspirations and prosperity and is a country that strives to serve as an example of peace,” said Mulay. “Since its independence (from Great Britain) in 1947, India has embraced working as a unified nation and is focused on living by its affirmations as a democratic society.”

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule


Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August events. 

WNY girl dies while waiting for med marijuana

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Back in December, we first introduced you to a little girl named Anna Conte. She suffered from severe seizures.

Her parents and doctors wanted to give her medical marijuana, which worked wonders for other kids with her condition, but it was illegal.

Anna and her family fought hard to get a law passed: to allow the medicine. But it didn't take effect in time for Anna.

She passed away Thursday evening due to complications from a seizure she suffered more than a week ago. She's the second child in about a week's time to die from seizures while waiting for the medical marijuana.

On Facebook her mom Wendy said that Anna is "flying with the angels and most importantly she is seizure free forever."

Niland Named Daemen’s Athletics Director

Niland Named Daemen’s Athletics Director

Daemen College President Gary A. Olson has appointed Bridget Niland as director of athletics. A member of the college faculty since 2006, she replaces William Morris, who has left to pursue other opportunities.

In addition, Jessica Gorski has been promoted to associate athletic director for sport administration as the athletic department continues to strengthen in light of its advancement to the Provisional Year of the NCAA Division II membership process.

“These two appointments will go a long way to move Daemen athletics to new levels of excellence,” said Olson. “We are now perfectly positioned to gain full NCAA membership.”

With Niland’s appointment as Daemen’s athletic director, she becomes, at present, only the second woman in that role at a Western New York college, joining Medaille College's Amy DeKay.

Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen College has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” an elite distinction that places the college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the nation. This marks the first time Daemen has been selected for this distinguished workplace recognition as one of the best colleges in the United States.

“The fact that Daemen has been named one of the nation’s top 10 small four-year colleges to work for is a tribute to our devoted faculty and staff, who together make Daemen a remarkably collegial workplace and an exceptional learning community for our students,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are honored to receive this prestigious national recognition.”

The results, which were released today (July 21) in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities across the U.S.

India’s Ambassador Mulay to Present Lecture at Daemen

India’s Ambassador Mulay to Present Lecture at Daemen

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, will be the first international presenter in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series being held at 4:30 p.m. July 25 in the Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“Emerging India and Indo-American Relations” will be discussed by Mulay, a career diplomat who has been with the Indian Foreign Service for more than 30 years.

Prior to his appointment as consul general in 2013, Mulay served as high commissioner of India to Maldives and is credited with making significant progress in Indo-Maldivian relations. He previously held posts at Indian missions in Tokyo, Moscow, Port Louis, and Damascus. He also had assignments in India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Finance and was an advisor in the Cabinet Secretariat.