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Erie County DA dismisses dozens of marijuana possession warrants
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Erie County District Attorney John Flynn is dismissing a number of outstanding bench warrants for low-level marijuana offenses. Flynn says 35 of these kinds of warrants, issued between April 2009 and October 2018, are being dimissed. The charges include criminal possession of
Hurricane-force winds could hit Upstate NY; gusts up to 75 mph
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Wind gusts of up to 75 mph could hit Western New York and the North Country Sunday and Monday, causing widespread power outages and flooding along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
Pay raises for top Erie County elected officials approved
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Legislators voted along their caucus allegiances to approve salary increases for the top three elected leaders in the county. The 6-5 vote followed spirited discussion of an amendment that would have removed annual increases tied to the consumer price index from th
MLB Players Say They Stand by New Era Workers
Derby, NY (WBEN) While New Era workers in Derby will soon lose their jobs as the plant closes, they are getting support from people who wear their caps as part of their uniform.
Buffalo-based lawyer argues gun lawsuit before federal appeals court in New York City
NEW YORK — A Western New York lawyer on Wednesday made his case before a federal appeals court to overturn the state's requirement that hand gun owners obtain a pistol permit.
DA: Marketplace app robberies on the rise in Erie County
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Law enforcement officials in Buffalo are trying to sound the alarm over a trend they've noticed. It's one they're worried could eventually cost someone their life.
Damaging winds Sunday could knock out power 'for several days'
A 75 mph wind gust in Buffalo isn't unprecedented. It just doesn't happen very often. The last time it did was Dec. 28, 2008. The National Weather Service expects it could happen again Sunday.
New York teenager sentenced in step-grandfather's death
BUFFALO, N.Y. — An 18-year-old girl has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for her part in the beating and stabbing death of her step-grandfather in his western New York home.
Buffalo mother found guilty in beating death of her son
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Buffalo mother has been found guilty in the death of her two-and-a-half-year-old son. Keona Owens, 23, was found guilty of murder and manslaughter by Judge Russell P. Buscaglia.
Erie County SWAT Team trains on skis and snowshoes
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) It's not the way you usually see the SWAT Team in action. On Wednesday, members of the Erie County Sheriff's Office tactical units took part in the latest in a series of cold weather training on skis and snowshoes at Sprague Brook Park in the Town of Concord.
City of Buffalo releases video of police lockup abuse to Buffalo News
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Just one day after the Buffalo Common Council approved a settlement for an abuse case at the police lockup, there is now a look at just how violent things got that day.
Warren man flown to hospital after NY crash
CASSADAGA, N.Y. — A crash Thursday morning sent a Warren man to the hospital, according to The Post-Journal. Chautauqua County (N.Y.) sheriff’s deputies responded at 7:45 a.m. with Cassadaga and Fredonia (N.Y.) firefighters to a motor vehicle crash on Dale Drive in Cassadaga. At the scene, deputies
NY woman sentenced for sex trafficking
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Flushing, NY woman, convicted of sex trafficking in WNY, was sentenced to more than four years in prison. Feng Yang Chen, 43, was convicted of conspiracy to violate the Mann Act and the Travel Act related to the operation of an interstate prostitution business and using the interne
Post Time: Friday racing notebook
With the Derby trail on hiatus until next weekend’s Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream, we’ll go through some early thoughts on what’s transpired so far on the trail and what’s to come…
Orchard Park police looking to identify man in connection with thefts
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - Orchard Park police are looking to identify someone wanted in connection with a number of shoplifting incidents that took place on Monday. Anyone with information on the person's identity can call police at (716) 662-6475 ext.3.
Man charged following fatal crash in Chautauqua County
GERRY, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Cattaraugus County man has been charged following a fatal crash in the Town of Gerry. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says James Newell, 41, of Steamburg, was driving a vehicle on Gerry Ellington Rd. this past Friday when he crashed.
Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York
We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l
New York State STAR program reimbursement by county
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim
Fighting with My Family; an authentic story about an inauthentic sport.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — There’s not much to fight about in Fighting with My Family. You can fight about whether or not professional wrestling is a sport or just a crude form of folk theatre with lots of fake fighting.
New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon
There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.