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Angola man has a bird's-eye view of racing pigeons
Marlon Brando's character Terry Malloy famously raised pigeons on a tenement rooftop in "On the Waterfront." Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson raced the stout-looking birds with short legs.
New Edition of Book On 1867 Angola Train Wreck
Charity Vogel’s new book The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads (Cornell University Press, 2018) tells the gripping, true-to-life story of the wreck and the characters involved in the “Angola Horror.”
Erie County Fair Admission Price Goes Up
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) For the first time in ten years, gate tickets to the Erie County Fair will go up. All other pricing will remain the same. The adult gate admission will increase from $10 to $12. Senior gate admission is now $9. Early bird admission is now $7 weekdays as is the student special.
Town of Hamburg Police looking for quick change scam artists
Police say the scam happened at a Walmart in Hamburg.
Gowanda gets first win, topping North Collins, narrowly
NORTH COLLINS — North Collins hosted Gowanda in a non-league Section VI boys basketball matchup on Thursday night. The Panthers found their first win of the season as they topped the Eagles, 40-37. After beating Gowanda on Monday night the Eagles split the home and away series. The Eagles managed 65
Evans comprehensive plan details still in holding pattern
ANGOLA — The Evans town comprehensive plan remains in a holding pattern. Last week, board members tabled the item after Roberta Rappoccio, director of Planning for the town, spoke on its impact on both the town and village of Angola. The more than two-hour exchange between various town residents and
Przepasniak retiring as Lake Shore superintendent
ANGOLA — As 2018 comes to a close, so, too, does James E. Przepasniak’s time as superintendent of Lake Shore Central School district. Last spring, Przepasniak announced his plans to retire, and in his final month at the district, he shared with the OBSERVER some closing thoughts on the changes he ha
How the Lions are planning to stop 'handful' Bills QB Josh Allen
Orchard Park, N.Y. -- Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni has been coaching football since 1972 and has seen a lot of quarterbacks. Not many of those quarterbacks can do the things that Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Allen can do, he said.
Video Preview: Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions
The 4-9 Buffalo Bills host the 5-8 Detroit Lions this Sunday at New Era Field in Orchard Park, NY. Both teams have had disappointing seasons—but the Lions are coming off a win, while the Bills are coming off a loss. Here are some things to watch for in Sunday’s rare regular-season match-up from two
Vehicle crash closes part of Abbott Rd. in Orchard Park
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - A vehicle crash closed part of Abbott Rd. in Orchard Park. Police there say a car struck a telephone pole. Power lines were seen hanging over the road.
Bomb threats reportedly made to several locations in downtown Buffalo, 2 colleges in Niagara County
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo police say someone emailed bomb threats to at least three locations downtown. They are the Ellicott Square Building, Catholic Health and 42 Delaware Ave.
Former owner of multiple Mexican restaurants pleads guilty to tax fraud
The former owner of four Mexican resturants pleaded guilty to tax fraud, Thursday. Sergio Mucino, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal tax fraud in the second degree for under-reporting the sales tax collected at his restaurants.
Bomb threats received at multiple buildings in WNY
Buffalo Police confirm to 2 On Your Side that multiple buildings downtown received bomb threats Thursday afternoon. Captain Jeff Rinaldo says that bomb threats were made to the Ellicott Square Building, Catholic Health Associate Regional Training Center and the law offices of Lipsitz Green Scime Cam
New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries
New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.
Thurman Thomas speaks out in favor of cashless bail reform bill for Erie County
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Bills hall-of-famer is standing behind proposed legislation that would reform the bail system in Erie County. Thurman Thomas spoke out at Thursday's Erie County Legislature meeting, urging the board to pass a cashless bail reform bill.
DUNKIRK CRASH: Man hospitalized
Dunkirk Police and Fire departments responded to a vehicle rollover at the intersection of Central Avenue and Newton Street around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. The driver of the overturned vehicle, identified as Kenneth R. Naslund, 88, of Dunkirk was coming up behind Brent A. Geise, 18, of Forestville
Kingsmen receive jail terms for conspiracy and racketeering
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB)-Two members of the Kingsmen motorcycle club received federal prison sentences Wednesday as part of a sweeping indictment of 20 club members. Four years ago, when two Kingsmen were murdered execution style behind a clubhouse on Oliver Street, 53 year old Glen Stacharczyck was presi
Case of measles in Erie County
Erie County health officials announced Wednesday they are investigating a case of measles in the county, as well as possible public exposure. Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says the person, a recent emigre, arrived at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital on December 10 and was diagn
Pets half off for 15th annual radiothon at Erie County SPCA
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) - As part of the 15th annual radiothon at the SPCA serving Erie County all animals are 50% off. It's all part of an effort to get more pets into forever homes.
Erie County soon to purchase $20,000+ of condoms
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - You asked, we answered: Why is Erie County buying at least $20,000 worth of condoms?. It's all for public health protection. "Condoms are really a bread-and-butter, evidence-based, primary prevention strategy to protect people from HIV protection and infection against many sex