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Friday, February 12, 2016
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Expected extreme cold temperatures throughout the weekend means that Lockport's Code Blue warming shelter will be open from 8 p.m. - 8 a.m. tonight, Saturday and Sunday at the Salvation Army, 50 Cottage St.

Any homeless person or individual without heat may spend the evening at the Salvation Army where light refreshments and cots/blankets are available to ensure that all are comfortable and safe. Entry will will be permitted until midnight each night.

Code Blue is a collaboration between the Dale Association, Salvation Army, Lockport CARES, St. John’s Outreach, Grace Episcopal, The Chapel, the Lockport Police Department, and the Grigg Lewis Foundation to care for those without heat and/or shelter this winter.

Code Blue can be called from Oct. 1 to March 31 when weather conditions indicate the temperature will drop to 15 degrees or lower overnight. It is open to any homeless or elderly in need, along with people, who for whatever reason, have lost heat or had a water pipe burst.

During the day, the Lockport Public Library, St. John's Outreach and the Salvation Army are open to the public and to those looking to take shelter from the cold..

Overnight lows of -4, -6 and 8 are expected the next three nights.



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A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held for the Lockport Lightning girls U13 Soccer club on Feb. 28. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

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Lockport Lightning Girls U13 Soccer will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St.

The dine-in only dinner will also feature a basket raffle to include Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bandits suite tickets.

Tickets for the dinner are $7 pre-sale and $8 at the door.



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The New York State Police announced that it issued 4,686 tickets during the Super Bowl STOP-DWI traffic enforcement initiative last weekend.

The campaign began at 2 p.m. on Saturday and continued until midnight on Sunday. During the 34-hour campaign, the New York State Police increased patrols and conducted sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers.

State Troopers arrested 92 people for DWI and investigated 157 accidents, which resulted in 29 people injured but no fatalities.

As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the State. Below is a sampling of the total tickets that were issued.

  • Speeding:                     1,772
  • Distracted Driving:         101
  • Seatbelt violations:         141
  • Move Over Law:              63

During last year’s Super Bowl enforcement, which ran for 12 hours on Super Bowl Sunday, the State Police issued 1,305 tickets and arrested nine people for DWI.



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The National Weather Service calls for snow after noon -- possibly heavy at times with a high near 23. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Tonight, snow showers are likely with a low around -4 and wind chill values as low as -20.

Saturday, there's a chance of snow showers with a high near 2 and a low around -6. Sunday calls for a chance of snow showers with a high near 11 and a low around 8. Monday, there's a chance of snow with a high near 30 and a low around 29.

Tuesday, rain and snow is likely with a high near 37 and a low around 27. Wednesday offers a chance of snow showers with a high near 31 and a low around 20. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 31.



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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers scored a pair of quick goals to start the second period against the Buffalo Sabres and the Sabres never recovered, going on to lose 5-1 at the hands of the Flyers.

R.J. Umberger netted the first goal of the game 1:23 into the second period, assisted by Sam Gagner and Mark Streit. Brayden Schenn made it 2-0 at 2:11, assisted by Michael Raffl. Some six minutes later, Wayne Simmonds made it 3-0 Philly, assisted by Shayne Gostisbehere and Jakub Voracek at 8:33. Raffl made it 4-0 at 15:57, assisted by Nick Cousins.

Half way through the third period, Jamie McGinn put Buffalo on the board, assisted by Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk at 10:04. Cousins put Philly back up by 4 just 29 seconds later, however, for the 5-1 final.

Buffalo, now 21-28-6, hosts the Montreal Canadiens at First Niagara Center at 7:30 p.m.



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