BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Record warmth expected on this Good Friday with record crowds expected at the Broadway Market.
In the headlines, the New York State budget crisis may force people to pay more money when visiting some NYS parks. Greens fees on some State Park golf courses will go up anywhere from $5 to $15 dollars.
Parking at beaches and flagship parks will jump anywhere from $1 to $2 dollars, and there will now be an out of state camping surcharge.
New York State Parks recreation and historic preservation officials say the fee increases will help offset other park service cuts.
Some students at a local school are fighting to try and save part of their favorite park from becoming a casualty of state budget cuts. Channel 7's Adam Francis reports that some fourth graders want to save one of their favorite places, Allegany State Park, from cuts and closures that are facing fifty five NYS parks and historic sites under the Governor's cost saving plan.
The Ellicottville Elementary School students wrote to New York State Senator Cathy Young, who accepted the letters and spoke to the students.
More information and suspects are still being sought after two separate and deadly shootings in Buffalo.
The first, twenty-two year old Ramone Eady shot at the corner of Genesee and Hagan Streets died at the hospital.
A twenty seven year old died after being shot on Fillmore Avenue just after Noon on Thursday.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call the Buffalo Police Confidential Tipline at 847-2255.
Christians around the world will be attending Good Friday services, which include the Stations Of The Cross and observing a period of quiet contemplation from Noon until 3pm - thought to be the time that Christ died on the cross.
Today also marks the anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II, and local Sister Karen Klimczak.
The Buffalo nun had dedicated her life to the poor, and worked to promote peace. The "Peaceprint" doves can be seen all over Western New York as a result of her efforts.
Sister Karen was murdered by a man she was helping at the halfway house she ran in the city. Craig Lynch was convicted of the killing that took place on Good Friday in 2006. He is in jail serving 25 years to life.
Services to honor Sister Karen will be held on Good Friday, and Eyewitness News will cover them.
With Easter weekend approaching, the Broadway Market will be full of shoppers picking up traditional holiday meats, foods, breads and pastries. Channel 7's Ed Reilly and Jennifer Stanonis were there this morning, and will return at Noon. The Eyewitness News team will be there throughout the afternoon at 5 and 6 to join in the excitement at this east side institution.
Watch Channel 7's Eyewitness News at Noon, 5, 6 & 11pm.