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|WATCH: Matt Scott sinks buzzer beater, lifts Niagara past Norfolk State 85-82WIVB / 33 min. ago more|
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Khalil Dukes hit a 3-pointer to pull Niagara even at 82 against Norfolk State. Seconds later, Matt Scott drilled the game-winning three as time expired to lift the Purple Eagles past the Spartans 85-82 on Saturday. With the win, Niagara improves to 5-6 overall. Scott finished with a team high 20 points, while Dukes chipped in with 10. Marvin Prochett finished with 14 for the Purple Eagles. They return home to host Cleveland State on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Here’s video of Dukes’ 3-pointer to tie the game pic.twitter.com/vjSh7CzvvD — Niagara Basketball (@NiagaraMBB) December 16, 2017 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Matt Scott…game-winner #Together pic.twitter.com/W7E7CGGkYX — Niagara Basketball (@NiagaraMBB) December 16, 2017 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
|Will Sunday be Kyle Williams last home game with the Bills?WIVB / 1 h. 49 min. ago more|
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – After missing the playoffs for a 17th straight year and for the 11th time in his career, Kyle Williams was mulling retirement at the end of last season. With a new coach and an uncertain future on the horizon for the franchise, the 34-year old ultimately decided to come back. Williams is playing out the final year of his contract and Sunday against Miami could be the final home game of his career. “I try not to think about it, or I don’t think about it just because of, it’s a distraction for me mentally,” he said. “There’s enough trouble in the day of getting ready for the Dolphins and trying to finish this strong and get to where we want to go and accomplish our goals. I’m not going to make it about me and I’m not going to think about it in those terms. I’m going to go out, it’s our last home game of the season, and we’re going to try and beat the Dolphins.” There’s no debating Williams is the heart and soul of the franchise. A fifth round selection in the 2006 draft, the defensive tackle ranks first all-time as his position in sacks with 42.5 which is also sixth in franchise history. Williams’ impact on the field is well-known but inside the locker room is where the defensive tackle is most revered. “Hands down,” Williams has the best pre-game speeches according to defensive end Jerry Hughes. “The guy can seriously make everybody in here run through a wall. He gets you amped up, he gets you going. [Like] when there’s eight inches of snow outside and you can’t really see anything, you’re amped up, juiced up, ready to play football. That’s just the kind of leader he is,” Hughes added. “He’s not going to say much, but on game day he’s going to get the troops riled up, ready to go. Then, you can always catch him in here working hard [and] putting in the extra work, showing the young guys how to be a veteran, showing the young guys what it takes to be in the league for 15 years and to play at a high level. He’s all of that.” “Anytime that you come in here and spend as much time with these guys – and you pour a lot of yourself into guys – when you mean something to them, it obviously means a lot to you,” Williams said. “I know everybody sees the pregame and the postgame and all of that, but really that’s just kind of the end of the week. The real work comes now. It comes Monday through Saturday and I think that’s where bonds are built and guys earn respect and things like that with one another.”
|PHOTOS: USS Little Rock commissioningWIVB / 2 h. 24 min. ago more|
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- The USS Little Rock was commissioned at Canalside in Buffalo on Saturday. Below are photos from the event. USS Little Rock commissioning day in Buffalo
|Historic Day: Navy places new USS Little Rock warship in commissionWIVB / 2 h. 24 min. ago more|
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — More than 8,500 people witnessed history Saturday at Canalside. The Navy’s newest warship was commissioned next to its namesake, USS Little Rock. It’s the first ship commissioned in the City of Buffalo and the first time in the Navy’s 242 year history that a new Navy warship was commissioned alongside its predecessor. “This commission is the culmination of craftsmanship of ship builders and artisans and an incredible milestone for the crew, and I’ll say for the crew, hard work and full realization that this day has actually come,” said Vice Admiral Luke McCollum, Chief of Navy Reserve. The new high-tech cruiser is the second Navy warship to bear the name of the City of Little Rock. The original ship was commissioned in 1944 prior to the end of World War II. After orders to hoist the colors and the commission pennant, the ship was brought to life. USS Little Rock now formally placed in commission! @news4buffalo pic.twitter.com/UHD8vjbjpi — Rachele Mongiovi (@4RacheleM) December 16, 2017 More than 50 sailors will man the ship as the core crew. A moment they have anticipated for almost three years. Commander Todd Peters is the commanding officer of the ship. “I’ve been a sailor all my life and I have been fortunate to serve in six different ships, I have loved them all, but none of them more so than this one. I can assure you Little Rock sailors are truly great, as a matter of fact they are the very best I have known in more than 27 years in uniform,” said Commander Peters. USS Little Rock is expected to deploy to the high seas later next year. As former Little Rock sailors salute the new Little Rock sailors, watch is set and the ship is ready for duty. “Rest easy knowing we have the watch. We would like to send a message to the entire world, friend and foe alike, USS Little Rock call sign vengeance is back,” said Commander Peters. The new commissioned ship will set sail later this week and will dock at its home port in Mayport, Florida.
|Ikenna Smart perfect in return as Bulls win 3rd straightWIVB / 2 h. 34 min. ago more|
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Playing in his first game since off-season back surgery, Ikenna Smart’s return was near perfection. The junior went 6-for-6 from the floor (and missed one free throw) to finish with 12 points as the UB Men’s Basketball team made quick work of Robert Morris in an 86-70 win over Robert Morris on Saturday. The victory is the third straight for the Bulls who improve to 6-4 overall. The Bulls, who were led by CJ Massinburg with 23 points, raced out to a 16-point halftime lead and never looked back. Massinburg was joined in double figures by Jeremy Harris and Davonta Jordan who finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively. James Reese and Jayvon Graves each chipped in with 10. UB returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to Syracuse on the Orange, who improved to 9-1 on the year following an 86-79 overtime win over Georgetown.
|Dolphins RB Williams, S Thomas out against Buffalo - New York Daily NewsGoogle News / 2 h. 37 min. ago more|
MPNnow.comDolphins RB Williams, S Thomas out against BuffaloNew York Daily NewsDAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins reserve running back Damien Williams and special teams standout Michael Thomas will miss Sunday's game at Buffalo. Williams was ruled out Saturday because of illness and a lingering shoulder injury, and Thomas because ...Buffalo Bills: McCoy's got lofty goalsMPNnow.comBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins 2017: Preview, odds, prediction for Week 15NewYorkUpstate.comHow have Miami Dolphins fared in cold weather games historically?Palm Beach Post (blog)all 62 news articles »
|Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 deathWIVB / 3 h. 15 min. ago more|
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lorenzen Wright, who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA. Police and federal marshals in Riverside County, California, arrested 46-year-old Sherra Wright on Friday night on a fugitive from justice warrant, online records show. Wright’s decomposing body was found in suburban Memphis on July 28, 2010 — 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing. He was shot multiple times. The seven-year investigation into his death has been one of the Memphis Police Department’s most high-profile unsolved cases. The case had a break earlier this month, when Billy R. Turner was indicted on a first-degree murder charge Dec. 5 in Wright’s death. Turner has pleaded not guilty. Media reports have said Turner, a landscaper, and Sherra Wright attended the same church. Rallings would not discuss the connection between Turner and Wright, but he said police were confident they knew each other. A release from the Shelby County District Attorney’s office says Turner and Sherra Wright conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright. Sherra Wright has a court hearing Monday in California. Officials were not certain Saturday when she would be returned to Memphis. Police said last month that they had found a gun used in the killing in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Memphis. “The weapon was key,” Rallings said. The District Attorney’s office said the first attempt at killing Wright occurred between April and July 2010 and involved Turner traveling to Wright’s home near Atlanta. The indictment says Sherra Wright and Turner acquired firearms and recruited a co-conspirator, who was not named. Rallings said police are looking at other people in the investigation. Sherra Wright received $1 million from her ex-husband’s life insurance policy. She agreed to a settlement in 2014 in a court dispute over how she spent the insurance money meant to benefit their six children, The Commercial Appeal has reported. Born and raised in Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a fan favorite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father’s involvement as a coach in summer leagues. Former NBA players and friends including Anfernee Hardaway and Elliot Perry attended a memorial service for Wright in the days after his body was found. Sherra Wright spoke with police after her ex-husband’s body was found. According to an affidavit, Sherra Wrighttold police she saw him leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs on July 18, 2010. Before he left, Sherra Wright said she overheard her ex-husband on the telephone telling someone that he was going to “flip something for $110,000,” the document said. Sherra Wright said Lorenzen Wright left in a car with a person she could not identify. The affidavit said Sherra Wright gave the statements to police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, where she lives, on July 27 – nine days after he left her house for the last time. In the early morning of July 19, a police dispatcher in the suburb of Germantown received a call from Wright’scellphone. Dispatchers acknowledged they heard noises like gunshots before the call was dropped. Dispatchers said they didn’t alert patrol officers or commanders because they couldn’t confirm it came from their jurisdiction. They didn’t send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later. Wright’s mother filed a missing-person report with Collierville police on July 22, 2010. Authorities in Collierville were accused of dragging their feet in the days after the report was filed, and an apparent lack of communication kept authorities from linking the 911 call to the missing-person report. Wright’s body was found in a field near some woods in the height of summer, complicating the investigation because evidence had likely deteriorated in the heat. An autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in Wright’s skull, chest and right forearm. FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2008, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lorenzen Wright poses at the NBA basketball team’s media day in Independence, Ohio. Authorities say the ex-wife of Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in his death more than seven years ago. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, that Sherra Wright has been charged in the death of her ex-husband, a Memphis native who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA. Police in Riverside County, California, arrested Sherra Wright on Friday night on a fugitive from justice warrant, online records show. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
|Mario Batali gives holiday recipe in same email as apologyWIVB / 3 h. 44 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali has issued an apology to his newsletter subscribers for his sexual misconduct against women, but he confounded some by ending his message with a recipe for a “holiday-inspired breakfast.” Batali was immediately blasted on social media for including in the Friday email the “Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls” recipe after his apology for making “many mistakes.” Several women have made allegations that he touched them inappropriately. Batali admitted his behavior and first apologized in a statement Monday. He has stepped down from his restaurant empire and was kicked off the ABC cooking show, “The Chew.” The Food Network also scrapped plans to air new episodes of his hit ’90s cooking show, “Molto Mario.” An email sent to Batali’s media team Saturday seeking comment was not immediately returned.
|Navy commissions Mayport's next littoral combat ship in Buffalo, NY - Florida Times-UnionGoogle News / 6 h. 51 min. ago more|
Florida Times-UnionNavy commissions Mayport's next littoral combat ship in Buffalo, NYFlorida Times-UnionThey use steerable jet propulsion instead of propellers so they can operate close to shore. The Little Rock is the 10th littoral ship delivered to the Navy and fifth of the Freedom variant. The Navy designated the first four littoral ships as test ...wgrz.com | USS Little Rock Commissioning TodayWGRZ-TVNavy Taking USS Little Rock Combat Ship Into Its FleetU.S. News & World ReportVIDEO: Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock Commissioned in Wintry WeatherUSNI Newsall 21 news articles »
|Salamanca Town Supervisor and wife hit by car and killedWIVB / 8 h. 3 min. ago more|
SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two pedestrians killed as a result of a Friday evening crash in the Town of Salamanca have been identified as the Town Supervisor, Michael Phillips and his wife Donna Phillips. It happened at the intersection Route 353 and North State. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office tells News 4 the two were walking from their home over to the Town Hall to sign checks when they were struck by a vehicle. The Sheriff’s office says there were four people in the car at the time of the crash. The driver was not injured but one of the passengers was taken to a hospital for treatment. The Sheriff’s Office says the crash is still under investigation and that charges are likely.
|Man charged with robbing Town of Niagara gas station with loaded rifleWIVB / 8 h. 33 min. ago more|
TOWN OF NIAGARA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man is in custody following an armed robbery involving a loaded rifle at a Packard Road gas station. Brandan J. Kruszka, 21, was charged with first degree robbery and petit larceny by Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies early Saturday morning. According to sheriff’s reports, an employee of the A-Plus Sunoco at 6730 Packard Road called 911 and reported that a robbery had just occurred involving a loaded rifle. Patrol arrived on scene and broadcasted the subject’s description. A subject matching the description was located walking on Porter Road, and a New York State Police unit stopped him. The subject, Kruszka, was in possession of a loaded rifle and a bag of cash. He was transported to NCSO where he was interviewed and charged. He was arraigned in Town of Niagara Court and held on $50,000 cash or $100,000 property bail. He was remanded to Niagara County Jail pending a Jan. 8 court date.
|Travel advisories for parts of Western New YorkWIVB / 8 h. 47 min. ago more|
A Travel Advisory has been issued for all of Cattaraugus County. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department is advising no unnecessary travel until further notice. Fredonia issues a travel advisory around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday Smartphone users | Tap here to access the interactive traffic map
|Dunkirk Police issue Travel Advisory - WKBW-TVGoogle News / 9 h. 7 min. ago more|
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|Police find loaded rifle on subject following robbery - WKBW-TVGoogle News / 10 h. 13 min. ago more|
WKBW-TVPolice find loaded rifle on subject following robberyWKBW-TVTOWN OF NIAGARA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Deputies from the Niagara County Sheriff's Office arrested 21-year-old Brandan Kruszka for robbing the A-Plus Sunoco on Packard Road in the Town of Niagara early Saturday morning. An employee called 911 and reported that ...and more »
|Q&A with Kevin Moore, EveryLibrary's 2017 Artist in ResidenceBuffalo News / 12 h. 53 min. ago more|
The 2017 EveryLibrary Artist In Residence, Kevin Moore , is an editorial cartoonist and has been a reference librarian at Portland Community College, OR, since 2007. Moore was invited to create a series of weekly editorial cartoons focusing on library-related issues from September 4 through November 7-"the traditional 'Labor Day to Election Day' period when political and issue campaigns are in the minds of voters across the country," according to EveryLibrary political director P.C. Sweeney .
|Richard Metcalf, Jr. found with spit mask knotted at neck, pillowcase over his head in 2012 incidentBuffalo News / 17 h. 43 min. ago more|
Buffalo, NY The special prosecutor looking into the 2012 death of a man in Erie County Sheriff's custody has determined no charges will be filed. The attorney for Richard Metcalf, Jr.'s family says he's disappointed in the decision.
|Canadian gets 5-plus years for driving cocaine across borderBuffalo News / 17 h. 43 min. ago more|
A Canadian man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for driving drugs into the United States. Federal prosecutors say 65-year-old John Lambert, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, was one of two men arrested with 22 pounds of cocaine at a downtown Buffalo casino last year.
|Snow Hits Evening Drive; Lake Effect Will Settle in SouthBuffalo News / 17 h. 43 min. ago more|
Heavy snows will sweep through greater Buffalo during the afternoon drive today bringing several inches of fresh snow, before settling into the Southtowns and southern tier through tomorrow, leaving as much as two feet there by tomorrow evening. "As that system moves in we are going to see Lake Effect Snow develop, probably about mid- to late-afternoon," says National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Wood.
|Eichel’s hat trick not enough in Sabres 5-4 OT loss to CanesBig News Network.com / 18 h. 2 min. ago more|
Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel in action during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 2-1. (AP Ph
|Two dead after crash in Salamanca - WKBW.com Buffalo, NY - WKBW-TVGoogle News / 20 h. 11 min. ago more|
Two dead after crash in Salamanca - WKBW.com Buffalo, NYWKBW-TVTwo people are dead after they were struck by a vehicle in Cattaraugus County Friday evening.and more »
|WNY Jeep Club is freezin' for a reason - WKBW-TVGoogle News / 20 h. 17 min. ago more|
WKBW-TVWNY Jeep Club is freezin' for a reasonWKBW-TVClarence, N.Y. (WKBW) - It takes a lot to stop a Jeep. It may take even more to stop the people who drive a Jeep. The members of the Jeep Club of Western New York are camping this weekend in a parking lot, in Clarence, in December. “You couldn't see ...and more »
|'Buffalo Beds' for children living in povertyBuffalo News / 22 h. 53 min. ago more|
A special delivery arrived at the Matt Urban Hope Center Thursday in Buffalo that will provide beds for children in need. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it is part of a new program called 'Beds for Buffalo' provided by The Service Collaborative of Western New York.
|Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Cuts Off Interview When Asked About Alleged Rapist Bill ClintonBuffalo News / 22 h. 53 min. ago more|
Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat Senator from New York, is busy tweeting feminist nonsense phrases after gaining a bit more fame for saying that Al Franken is gross and should resign. Of course, she wasn't the only one who thought Franken should turn in his office keys, but Gillibrand has a long history of being a feminist champion.
|New Falls sculpture stirs taxpayer rage, praise despite the ‘optics’WIVB - Business / 23 h. 2 min. ago more|
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – As the City of Niagara Falls comes to grips with serious budget issues, critics are bashing the mayor and city lawmakers for spending city funds on a public sculpture costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even some supporters of the project agree the “optics” are not looking good: a big gleaming steel fixture set at Centennial Circle while the city cuts services and personnel, including police jobs. Beyond the optics, Mayor Paul Dyster got together with the State Greenway Commission, years ago, and came up with the idea of a big ultra-modern sculpture downtown. Then the sky fell in on the city’s finances. The metallic sculpture stands about 30 feet high at the Centennial Circle–a roundabout at Rainbow Boulevard and First Street. So far, the art piece has not been given a title, but the Indiana artist who designed the sculpture has said it symbolizes a ribbon of water surrounded by two nations, the stripes of red, white, and blue representing their flags. Nathan Pawlikowski, a Niagara Falls resident likes the idea of a modern sculpture in a downtown that needs some sprucing up, “We’ve just gotten all these hotels which is needed for tourists to stay here. I believe it is generally a good investment.” But the timing for the sculpture might be off, with the cash-strapped City of Niagara Falls just recently cutting services and jobs. City Councilman Ken Tompkins is chief objector, although the project was already paid for by the time he took office. “They didn’t even use local labor on that job putting it up. They didn’t call the union steelworkers, they didn’t call the union electricians. I know both of the heads over there. Both would have volunteered their time to put it in.” Tompkins and other taxpayers believe Mayor Paul Dyster could have spent the money on better things, but Dyster and other defenders of the artwork point out, while the sculpture cost $619,000 the city’s portion was only about $85,000 and most of that was spent on infrastructure improvements. Local business owner, Judi Mokhiber, owner of Ms. Judi’s International Cravings understands the impact on taxpayers but she also believes the sculpture will improve the city’s image. “It shows to the world that Niagara Falls–the destination place–is with the times, forward thinking. To me it is a beautiful sculpture.” The centennial sculpture was commissioned to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Boundary Waters Treaty, which was actually signed in 1909, between the United States and Great Britain—at the time Canada was a Dominion of the British Commonwealth. The pact was designed to define how governments on both sides of the Great Lakes, and the Niagara River, would manage those valuable natural resources, and the sculpture is to be dedicated this summer by officials from both the U.S. and Canada.
|The "Lo-Down" with Lorenzo AlexanderBig News Network.com / 23 h. 55 min. ago more|
Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander joined us in-studio for his weekly Friday visit to give us this week's "Lo-Down" for Sunday's game against the Dolphins....
|Fred Jackson: "It's going to be in a Bills jersey"Big News Network.com / 23 h. 55 min. ago more|
Former Bill and this week's "Leader of the Charge", Fred Jackson, stopped by the One Buffalo studio to share what it's like being back in Buffalo and his love for the cit
|Military aircraft makes precautionary landing in Wyoming CountyBig News Network.com / 23 h. 58 min. ago more|
A New York Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter made a precautionary landing in Wyoming County Friday after an odor and smoke was reported in the cockpit. The helicopter is based out of
|Mom and daughter duo reach monumental volunteering milestoneBig News Network.com / 23 h. 58 min. ago more|
Mallory and Connie Wojcinski spend a few hours each week at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. "I see the staff and people here do so much for the patients and their families and that'
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|Colden man charged with firing bullets into buildingWIVB - Crime / 1 d. 3 h. 55 min. ago more|
SARDINIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A 19-year-old Colden man was arrested Thursday for allegedly firing shots into a building in Sardinia. Casey Schrader, 19, of Colden, was charged with felony counts of criminal mischief and reckless endangerment following an Erie County Sheriff’s Office investigation into bullet holes found in a non-residential structure. Deputies were dispatched to Sardinia on Dec. 5 for reports of three bullet holes in a building. One bullet was found lodged in an exterior window. The second was located in a radio within the building, and a third was found stuck in a window frame. No one was in the building at the time of the incident. The investigation revealed the bullet fragments were from a .22 caliber round. A detective investigation led to Schrader as a suspect. He is being held pending arraignment.
|West Seneca man charged with DWI after striking parked carWIVB - Crime / 1 d. 5 h. 35 min. ago more|
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A West Seneca man has been charged with DWI after police say he struck a parked vehicle on Seneca Street. Police responded to a car crash around 7 p.m. Thursday night in which a pickup truck struck a parked vehicle and the driver attempted to flee. Police reports say that when officers arrived, they found the driver under the influence of an intoxicant. After failing field sobriety tests, the driver was taken into custody and a certified drug recognition expert deemed him to be under the influence of a depressant and unable to safely operate a vehicle. Thomas A. Capitano, 31, of West Seneca, was charged with DWI- Drugs, first and two counts of second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, circumventing an ignition interlock device, failure to maintain lane and other traffic-related offenses. Capitano has three previous DWI convictions.
|Watch: An In Depth Look at Joe WebbBig News Network.com / 1 d. 5 h. 54 min. ago more|
Bills QB Joe Webb talks about his career transformation, the importance of being a good teammate and why he's so passionate about the game of football....
|CRIMESTOPPERS: Suspects in attempted grand larceny, assault of security guards at mall wantedWIVB - Crime / 1 d. 6 h. 5 min. ago more|
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Up to a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the people responsible for an attempted grand larceny at the Eastern Hills Mall. The suspects also assaulted security personnel. Anyone with information on the pictured suspects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Buffalo at 716-867-6161.
|Buffalo Bills lead a surge in Airbnb usersBizjournals.com / 1 d. 6 h. 6 min. ago more|
More than 5,000 people stayed at local Airbnb site this football season.
|Buffalo man sentenced to five years in prison for heroin possessionWIVB - Crime / 1 d. 6 h. 34 min. ago more|
BUFFALO. N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man has been sentenced to five years in prison for possession of heroin. Brayand Nazario, 26, of Royal Avenue, was sentenced in Erie County Court. Buffalo Police officers investigated a number of heroin sales in the area of Elmwood Avenue and Tupper Avenue in March. Their investigation led them to believe that Nazario was dealing heroin. Narcotics personnel executed a search warrant on Nazario’s home and found a large supply of heroin, as well as paraphernalia for the sale of heroin and over $2,000 in small bills. According to the Erie County DA’s office, Nazario has a history of criminal convictions including a prior felony drug possession conviction from 2011.
|Roswell Park to develop new cancer therapies with $1M state grantBizjournals.com / 1 d. 7 h. 18 min. ago more|
The Buffalo-based cancer hospital will create a new Division of Integrative Immuno-Oncology to develop new personalized therapies.
|Historic tax credit deadline spurs closing rush by developersBizjournals.com / 1 d. 7 h. 23 min. ago more|
Rocco Termini's Chandler Street latest deal tip of the iceberg.
|Amherst Police looking for person of interest in purse theftWIVB - Crime / 1 d. 8 h. 15 min. ago more|
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Amherst Police are looking for a person of interest in a theft of a purse from a customer’s shopping cart. The theft occurred at a Sheridan Drive store on Nov. 24. Police are looking to identify a woman caught on the store’s surveillance footage. She left the store in a silver or gray car. If you recognize this person of interest or have any information related to the crime, call Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1343 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 562-TIPS and reference AMH 17-768688-DW.
|Bills place Cordy Glenn on I-R, season over - WKBW.com Buffalo, NY - WKBW-TVGoogle News / 1 d. 8 h. 18 min. ago more|
WKBW-TVBills place Cordy Glenn on I-R, season over - WKBW.com Buffalo, NYWKBW-TV(WKBW) - A frustrating situation for both the Buffalo Bills and left tackle Cordy Glenn is officially over for the year. On Friday, the Bills announced that Glenn's 2017 season is now over after they placed him on Injured Reserve for his lingering foot ...Buffalo Bills OT Cordy Glenn lands on injured reserve, will have foot ...NewYorkUpstate.comall 8 news articles »
|Two charged with theft from liquor store in TonawandaWIVB - Crime / 1 d. 8 h. 31 min. ago more|
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – City of Tonawanda Police have arrested two people in connection with a liquor store larceny that occurred earlier this month. Benjamin R. Rupert, 24, and Angeline M. Bendelow, 26, both of North Tonawanda, were charged with petit larceny in connection with the Dec. 2 theft at Isle View Fine Wines and Spirits on Niagara Street. Rupert and Bendelow are scheduled to appear in Tonawanda City Court Jan. 2.
|Police investigate Thursday night Niagara Street Shooting - WKBW ... - WKBW-TVGoogle News / 1 d. 9 h. 17 min. ago more|
wivb.comPolice investigate Thursday night Niagara Street Shooting - WKBW ...WKBW-TVBuffalo Police are investigating a shooting from Thursday night.22-year-old Buffalo man in critical condition after being struck by ...wivb.comall 3 news articles »
|Buffalo man charged with driving with 35 suspensions on licenseWIVB - Crime / 1 d. 9 h. 48 min. ago more|
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man was arrested in Hamburg Thursday evening after Erie County Sheriff’s deputies found that he had 35 active suspensions on his license due to failing to pay fines in Buffalo. Assante Huggins, 25, of Buffalo, was stopped on Milestrip Road around 7 p.m. Thursday for an insufficient tail light. He charged with aggravated unlicensed operations of a vehicle and vehicle and traffic violations. He has been remanded pending a hearing in Town of Hamburg Court.
|22-year-old Buffalo man in critical condition after being struck by gunfire on Niagara StreetWIVB - Crime / 1 d. 9 h. 59 min. ago more|
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday night in the 800 block of Niagara Street. Detectives say a 22-year-old Buffalo man was struck multiple times by gunfire. The victim was initially taken to Sisters Hospital in a private vehicle, then transported by ambulance to ECMC. He is listed in critical condition. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL line at 716-847-2255.
|Here are the year’s 50 biggest real estate deals in Grand IslandBizjournals.com / 1 d. 10 h. 19 min. ago more|
The Dec. 29 print edition of Business First will contain complete listings of all 2,797 high-end real estate deals in Erie County between Oct. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017. (A high-end transaction is defined as any deal worth $250,000 or more.) We’re providing a two-week online preview of this mammoth yearend edition, offering breakdowns of the top 50 deals (all worth more than $250,000) in 10 major communities within the county. The focus today is on Grand Island. Click on the View Slideshow…
|William Tiger has GM's Lockport factory firing on all cylindersBizjournals.com / 1 d. 10 h. 30 min. ago more|
Tiger was named plant manager at the GM Component Holdings plant in Lockport in 2015, where he has worked to include all members of the 1,400 person team into production plans and processes.
|World Junior hockey ticket sales lagging behind projectionsBizjournals.com / 1 d. 13 h. 15 min. ago more|
Last minute push may help with ticket sales.
|Senator Gillibrand due in Cheektowaga Friday morningBizjournals.com / 1 d. 13 h. 24 min. ago more|
Senator to discuss workforce training issues.
|Taking flight: Ridership down slightly at Buffalo airport, soaring in Niagara FallsBizjournals.com / 1 d. 18 h. 19 min. ago more|
Ridership trends show diminished traffic through Buffalo Niagara International Airport in recent years. But strong results in 2017 and planned improvements have management optimistic about a turnaround.
|Jobs in Buffalo: Medical scientistsBizjournals.com / 1 d. 18 h. 30 min. ago more|
Our daily employment roundup for the Buffalo area focuses on medical scientists, with information on job levels, pay rates, educational requirements and future prospects.
|Beecher: Medical school building is the next stepBizjournals.com / 1 d. 18 h. 47 min. ago more|
Tom Beecher says the opening of the new downtown facility for UB's medical school is not the culmination, but just the beginning of what's to come on the medical campus.
|5 Observations: Flyers top Sabres 2-1 - WKBW-TVGoogle News / 1 d. 21 h. 34 min. ago more|
WKBW-TV5 Observations: Flyers top Sabres 2-1WKBW-TVBUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - For the first time in nearly two weeks, the Buffalo Sabres dropped a game in regulation, falling to the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1. With the loss, the Sabres fall to 8-18-6 and remain in the basement of the Eastern Conference. In ...With losing streak behind them, Canes finish road trip vs BuffaloWRALSportsFan.comall 89 news articles »
|Come aboard the USS Little Rock - WKBW-TVGoogle News / 2 d. 1 h. 4 min. ago more|
WKBW-TVCome aboard the USS Little RockWKBW-TVBUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - When the U.S.S. Little Rock is commissioned at Canalside on Saturday, December 16, it will be the first time in Navy history that a ship is commissioned next to its namesake. We took a tour of the Navy's newest Littoral Combat ...An inside look at the USS Little Rock | wivb.comwivb.comEvents Wrapping up Ahead of New Navy Ship's CommissioningU.S. News & World ReportPassing the torch - Spectrum NewsSpectrum Newsall 19 news articles »
|City Man Held For Grand Jury After Burning WomanBuffalo News / 2 d. 8 h. 29 min. ago more|
A Chautauqua County grand jury is expected to hear evidence within the next several weeks against a Jamestown man accused of severely burning a woman during a domestic incident earlier this month.
|Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B dealWIVB - Business / 2 d. 12 h. ago more|
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. Before the buyout, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders. The entertainment business is going through big changes. Tech companies are building video divisions. Advertisers are following consumer attention to the internet. And Disney is launching new streaming services, which could be helped with the addition of the Fox assets.
|Upstate NY roads could get icy as temperatures rise, then plunge todayBuffalo News / 3 d. 15 h. 53 min. ago more|
Temperatures are getting above freezing this afternoon in parts of Upstate New York, and that could be very bad news for drivers. "Concern is growing that with temperatures getting up to around/slightly above freezing, roads will become wet in many spots prior to arrival of an Arctic front," the National Weather Service's Binghamton office said .
|Slick Commute: Everybody Gets in On The Snowfall TodayBuffalo News / 3 d. 19 h. 47 min. ago more|
A general snowfall will give all of Western New York several inches of snow, before Lake Effect snows concentrate on the Southern Tier and could bring at least 10 fresh inches of snow there by Wednesday night. "All of Western New York is waking up to a steady light to moderate snow.
|Buffalo City Comptroller says citya s reserves are dwindlingBuffalo News / 3 d. 23 h. 52 min. ago more|
Donte Wright hit a corner 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds left in overtime and South Carolina State beat Charleston South BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo City Comptroller Mark Schroeder says year-end financials show a "difficult road" ahead for the city. "I'm ringing the bell.
|Buffalo named one of the top 6 'Candy Destinations' in the worldBuffalo News / 4 d. 4 h. 28 min. ago more|
Upstate New York is home to one of the candy capitals of the world, according to a new ranking from SmarterTravel. Buffalo , already world famous as chicken wing heaven, also stands among the likes of Hershey, Pennsylvania and Zurich, Switzerland, for being sweet-tooth's dream come true thanks to its abundance of sponge candy-makers.
|Jacobs School of Medicine Opens on Medical CampusBuffalo News / 4 d. 4 h. 28 min. ago more|
The eight-story, 628,000 square foot, $375 million project will serve around 2,000 faculty, staff, and students from the University of Buffalo each day at 955 Main Street on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. "This medical school is the most impressive and state-of-the-art building of its kind in the country and perhaps New York," Jeremy Jacobs said.
|Lemuria's 'Sliver Of Change' Is Sweet Comfort For The RestlessBuffalo News / 4 d. 9 h. 4 min. ago more|
While independent bands don't quite have the ability to make the earth stand still like Queen Bey - we all fall short of the glory, etc. - one lesson learned from the surprise-album release is how an artist and a fan trust each other.
|Experts say carrying and concealing them easy as wellBuffalo News / 4 d. 13 h. 29 min. ago more|
Buffalo, NY After a pipe bomb went off in a New York subway station and a Niagara Falls man was sentenced for possessing a bomb that cost his leg, experts say making and carrying such homemade bombs are easier than you think. "It would be frightening for people to learn how easy it is," says Steve MacMartin of Medaille College.
|NFTA asks, where have all the riders gone?WIVB - Business / 4 d. 23 h. 26 min. ago more|
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority officials are mulling over ridership figures, going back as far as 1991, which show a steady slip in passenger traffic, and they are trying to figure out why they are losing passengers. The numbers could be described as “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, with the bad being a slight decline overall in 27 years. The ugly, ridership on the Metro Rail plummeting by 42%, but the good news is paratransit passengers surpassed the 200,000 mark for the first time ever. NFTA officials point to a shrinking population, the loss of jobs over the years in the region, and the migration of many employers from the city to the suburbs where public transportation is not as accessible. For instance, until HSBC abandoned the former HSBC Center downtown, two-thousand workers had light rail service right at their front door. Spokesperson Helen Tederous described the NFTA’s ridership issues as a reflection of a national trend, especially when it comes to gas prices, which usually guide public transportation ridership—prices up, ridership up. When gas prices go down, commuters drive their cars, and drive down ridership. “Gas prices are down significantly. The economy is doing wonderfully. Also college enrollment is down, and that does have an effect on what we are doing and our ridership.” In fact NFTA figures since 2003, show ridership spiked in 2012, surpassing 30 million riders, the same year gas prices spiked to their highest level ever—briefly topping $4.00 a gallon in the Buffalo area. In the NFTA’s fiscal year that ended in April, ridership was just above 26 million. One bright spot, however, was the number of paratransit passengers using the NFTA last year set a record, topping 200-thousand for the first time in the agency’s history, and finished with 203,424 riders. Tederous said the agency has to remind people the NFTA is changing, “To show some of the technological advances that we have made,” and cited the smartphone app called “Where’s My Bus” that allows riders to track their Metro bus through GPS technology. When local dignitaries cut the ribbon at the new University at Buffalo School of Medicine wing at the Medical Campus, Tuesday, Tederous believes it will help boost ridership through the new and improved Allen Street Subway Station next door. “People really do like to sit and to ride, and not have to park, and not have to deal with the snow, and not have to deal with the traffic.” When asked if ridersharing might have been a factor in the NFTA’s recent ridership decline, Tederous said it is hard to say, since the agency’s fiscal year ended in April before ridesharing took effect in June, but Tederous believes ridesharing will eventually have a positive effect on public transportation.
|Taxi, limo owners ask why they can’t have this, too?WIVB - Business / 8 d. 22 h. 30 min. ago more|
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Taxi and limousine owners are demanding equal treatment from city lawmakers now that they are competing with ridesharing companies in the Buffalo market, competition they feel is slanted toward the newcomers. The legacy transportation owners say they are hurting, and some may go out of business, because while the local companies are regulated and pay fees to local government, the new ride-hailing, or ridesharing companies are saddled with far fewer regulations, fees, and taxes. Owners pointed to a ridesharing “pickup zone” set up a block from Keybank Center—actually an Uber pickup zone–convenient for hockey fans and other events. The designated area is marked by signs posted in a no parking zone, and next to a fire hydrant, on a public sidewalk. Brian Drake, owner of Broadway Cab Co. said taxis and limousines do not get the same consideration, “We would be in trouble. We would get ticketed, we would be cited. There would be some kind of ramifications to go through, if we were to just take it upon ourselves to put a stand where we want to put it.” Drake claims Broadway Cab is the oldest taxi service in Buffalo, and earlier this week, he and other legacy transportation owners asked members of the Common Council to do something about the inequality. Taxis, black cars, and limos are highly regulated, said Drake, but the ridesharing services, not so much, pointing out the setting of fares. “Whether they take Cab 2, Cab 4, Cab 8, or Cab 10, the meter is the same, the price is the same. With rideshare, they can surge their prices to whatever they want to surge them to.” North District Councilmember Joseph Golombek agreed, the game seems to be rigged in favor of the newcomers, despite the fees and the taxes the cabs and limos pay to the city. “They paid for permits, they paid for inspections, they paid for police inspections, they paid to have their meters checked on a regular basis. So they should be getting some bang for their buck.” While the Common Council is just fact-finding the issue right now, Golombek said city lawmakers need to even the odds, “They are being hurt by rideshare because it is still, in my opinion, not a level playing field, and it should be more level. The city should be doing everything we can to level it as much as possible.” Golombek said the Common Council did not authorize the postings, and the city’s law department is researching if it is even legal. No one has taken credit for the signs designating the pickup zone on Scott Street, although Uber and Pegula Sports and Entertainment jointly announced in April an official ridesharing partnership with the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, and Bandits. Ridesharing only became legal in Buffalo in June.
|Future of Bon-Ton’s McKinley Mall store in doubtWIVB - Business / 17 d. 23 h. 9 min. ago more|
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced earlier this year they would be closing 40 of the 260 stores in their national chain sometime in the first quarter of 2018, but the Pennsylvania-based retailer has yet to announce which stores they plan to shutter next year. Now, after going over The Bon-Ton’s public financial records, Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC suspects the company is on the verge of filing bankruptcy, and predicts Bon-Ton’s McKinley Mall store is among the locations that will be on the “hit list”, doomed for closure. While Morningstar is a well-respected business resource, McKinley Mall General Manager Jeff Ohle says not so fast. He has not been contacted by Bon-Ton, and Ohle said store sales have been very strong. “It is a very well-run store, local management is very good. We have seen a lot of increase in foot traffic.” But what if Morningstar’s prediction comes true? The McKinley Mall would lose its second anchor big box store in a year, now that Macy’s has pulled out its department store and furniture gallery. University at Buffalo School of Management Prof. Charles Lindsey said the closing of anchor stores usually leads to a pattern, a pattern which might already be in play at the McKinley Mall. “That very often triggers clauses in contracts that allow other stores at the mall to renegotiate their contract, or even allow them to leave. Those smaller stores rely on the big flagship stores and anchor stores to generate foot traffic,” and according to news reports, McKinley Mall’s Old Navy store has asked for an adjustment in its lease. Would McKinley Mall’s viability be jeopardized by the loss of The Bon-Ton? Ohle said the mall is trying new things, moving stores around, and bringing in new ones. He also pointed out, the space formerly owned and occupied by Macy’s has been sold to Benderson Development, which is known for owning and operating highly profitable shopping centers. Prof. Lindsey responded, “Hopefully the influence that Benderson will have, in terms of managing the space will be a positive, and good for the community.” Ohle also said Benderson could give the McKinley Mall leverage in attracting new retailers, and other types of businesses to that massive empty space Macy’s left behind, and Benderson has already begun marketing the space.
|Another Bar Bill restaurant planned for ClarenceWIVB - Business / 18 d. 5 h. 29 min. ago more|
CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) — The owner of popular East Aurora restaurant The Bar Bill Tavern has confirmed plans for another restaurant. They recently purchased the Old Red Mill site in Clarence. Not many details are known yet. Bar Bill recently won Best Beef on Week and Best Wings in our Buffalo’s Best polls.
|Buffalo business owner hopes to buy Allentown bar despite oppositionWIVB - Business / 24 d. 19 h. 30 min. ago more|
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- A Buffalo business owner is fighting to buy a bar on Allen St. even though people living in the neighborhood are pushing back against the sale. Neighbors want to see fewer bars in Allentown and say city leaders need to take a firm stand now. There are more than a dozen bars open on Allen St. Drew Graziadei hopes to take over the Alley Cat, near the corner of Elmwood. He is already a Buffalo small business owner, running a boxing gym on Elmwood Ave. He said he doesn’t plan to have live music at the bar and would close it at 2 a.m. on weekdays. “Name is staying the same, the decor, every single thing is staying the same,” he said. “The only thing that’s changing is the ownership.” He just needs a special use permit from the Common Council to take over the establishment but he’s getting pushback. The Allentown Association and other neighbors have asked the Common Council to prevent new bars from opening. If an existing bar is sold, they want city leaders to require the new owners close the bar and open a different kind of business on the property. “I don’t really think that’s fair,” said Graziadei. “To say a bar that’s been there for 40 to 50 years, like a couple of the bars on that street, when they go to retire and sell their businesses they’re not going to be able to.” Allentown Association Crime and Safety Awareness Committee Co-Chair Jonathan White told News 4 there are too many problems along the street. He said when he bought his house about 25 years ago, there were only four bars. Now there are at least 15. “If through attrition we could get back to a reasonable number, then we can have a balance where we have a successful and vibrant business district and also a condition where families and residents can have peace in their homes,” said White. He told News 4 problems have really been growing in the neighborhood over the past six years. “People destroy gardens, destroy plantings, steal items off of porches and then rather disgusting behaviors such as urinating on our cars,” he described. There have also been a number of reports of tire slashings and fights. Earlier this month, a man was shot and killed outside of an Allen St. bar. “It’s kind of out of control,” said Councilmember David Franczyk. He and other city leaders met with neighbors last Thursday. Franczyk told News 4 representatives from the BPO and Medical Campus have also expressed concerns. “There are just too many [bars] and it’s disrupting the quality of life in that neighborhood and that to me is the number one concern,” said Franczyk. The special use permit for Alley Cat has been tabled in committee. It’s required because Allentown is in a special overlay district. “The city law says Allentown is such a unique neighborhood we have to keep that mix,” said Franczyk.”We want to keep a good mix of businesses because it’s residential and historic and unique, people want to go there, it shouldn’t be just one use like all bars.” Graziadei told News 4 he understands the concerns but doesn’t think he should be punished. “They have a legitimate argument to an extent but what they’re asking for is a little unreasonable” he said. “I feel like I’m going to be punished and the scapegoat and the sacrificial lamb if I let them do this.” He said the current owner plans to keep the Alley Cat open, if he can’t buy it.
|Bon-Ton to close 40 stores next yearWIVB - Business / 29 d. 10 h. ago more|
BUFFALO, NY – WIVB Bon-Ton Stores is citing declining sales for their decision to close 40 stores through 2018. The Milwaukee based company operates Boston Store, Younkers and several other store brands. They have 260 department stores and clearance centers in the U.S. No word yet on which of the stores will be shuttered. Bon-Ton has several outlets in western New York including the following locations: Southgate Plaza- West Seneca Sheridan Drive – Town of Tonawanda Lockport Mall Summit park Mall – Wheatfield Eastern Hills Mall – Clarence Olean
|Soprano’s favorite cast as Cuomo in NY prison break seriesWIVB - Business / 29 d. 10 h. 10 min. ago more|
HOLLYWOOD, CA – (WIVB) The upcoming Showtime series “Escape at Dannemora” has cast a Sopranos’ favorite as Governor Andrew Cuomo. Variety reports that Michael Imperioli has signed on for a guest starring role to appear as Governor Cuomo. Governor Cuomo ordered the official investigation into the prison break involving Richard Matt and David Sweat from the Clinton Correctional Facility. Matt will be played by Benicio Del Toro and David Sweat will be played by Paul Dano. Patricia Arquette is also in the cast. Ben Stiller is the executive producer and director. The 8-hours series is based on the true story of the prison break that gripped upstate New York in the summer of 2015.
|Golisano to be in court Monday over his $80M yacht decorWIVB - Business / 33 d. 2 h. 57 min. ago more|
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) –– A lawsuit billionaire Thomas Golisano filed against the Rochester-based interior decorator of his $80 million yacht is set to go to trial. The Democrat and Chronicle reports that the former Buffalo Sabres owner and three-time candidate for New York governor is expected to testify when the trial starts Monday in a Rochester court. His wife, former tennis star Monica Seles, is also expected to take the stand on his behalf. The civil lawsuit claims the decorator overcharged Golisano by more than $300,000 on an $845,000 tab for work done on the interior of The Laurel, Golisano’s 240-foot Florida-based yacht. The decorator claims Golisano was given the same deal on the yacht as she gave him on his suburban Rochester home. Golisano, founder of a Rochester-based payroll services company, has his main residence in Florida.