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Buffalo Man Spent 10 Years in Prison for Crime He Didn't Commit


BUFFALO, NY - We're hearing for the first time from a Buffalo man who spent 10 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

But it was a crime he did confess to more than once.

Josue Ortiz has been free for 52 days ... after spending the past 10 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

"I'm glad justice has been finally served even though it took 10 years of my life," he said, "your family sometimes passes away, you feel powerless you didn't go to their funerals, it was a real hurtful situation."

Ortiz is 33 years old.

The story dates back to 2004, on Buffalo's West Side, where two brothers, Nelson and Miguel Camacho were fatally shot. Two years later, Ortiz admitted to the killings. He was asked why.

"I decline to comment on that question," he said. "At that point I lost my mind, I don't remember a lot of things."

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Chateau Buffalo Plans ‘Wine Down Wednesday’ Happy Hour Events

Chateau Buffalo Plans ‘Wine Down Wednesday’ Happy Hour Events

 

Chateau Buffalo, Buffalo’s urban winery specializing in wines and craft hard ciders, will begin offering “Wine Down Wednesday — Happy Hour at the Ciderhouse,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 4. Chateau Buffalo is located at 175 Niagara Frontier Food Terminal (1500 Clinton St.), Buffalo.

Guests of the events will enjoy wine and hard cider by the glass and delicious snack offerings. A $5 admission charge will include one free drink.

Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen College has been designated a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite, the highest level awarded, by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the college’s efforts to help employees eat better and be more physically active.

This is the second consecutive AHA distinction received by Daemen, which last year was named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is intended as a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping workplaces make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.

National Visa Center (NVC) Now Accepting Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiries

National Visa Center (NVC) Now Accepting Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiries

 

The National Visa Center, or NVC, previously only handled inquiries in regards to immigrant visas, for example employment- or marriage-based green card applications. However, beginning on Jan. 12, 2015, the NVC also became the domestic point of contact for nonimmigrant visa cases such as a visitor visa (B-1/B-2) or intra-company transferee visa (L). 

The NVC reports that this change has been made in order to improve the efficiency and consistency of responses to the public. In this same effort, the NVC has also upgraded its phone system to provide better service to customers. 

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Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop it Announces Region’s First All-Female Hackathon

Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop it Announces Region’s  First All-Female Hackathon

The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It is hosting the region’s first all-female hackathon, GDI Hacks. The event, which will take place on Saturday, February 7th, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., will be one of the first events to take place in the newly constructed 43North incubator, 640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY.  During the hackathon, teams of women developers, entrepreneurs, technologist, web developers and marketing experts will be challenged to provide several area non-profit, women and minority-owned businesses with new or updated websites.

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization created to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn web, software and mobile application development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.

Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo has completed one full year of tours, events and programs that celebrate all things Buffalo – which means it’s time for a party! 

Join Explore Buffalo from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at historic First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle in Buffalo for their Landmark Social Event. Guests will celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the many exciting new ways to experience Buffalo in the works for 2015.

Art Event, Music to be Featured at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

Art Event, Music to be Featured at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

 

An art show featuring the work of local artist Fred Fielding will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The public is invited to attend the event, which will also feature music by HEARsay, featuring Dave Kane and Michael Miskuly.

Fielding, a practicing dentist with Southtowns Dental and a self-taught artist from a family of artists, has been awarded signature status with the Pastel Artists of Canada. To view examples of his work, please visit www.fredfieldingfineart.com.