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Misuta Chow's is offering free meals for furloughed federal workers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A local restaurant is reaching out to anyone affected by the government shutdown. Misuta Chow's, located on Main Street in downtown Buffalo, will give any federal employee a free meal as long as the shutdown lasts.
2019 Women's March in Buffalo planned for Sunday
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Women's March is planned for Sunday in Buffalo. The local march is part of a nationwide effort to praise the role of women in society. "This is the third year coming up," Victoria Ross, Executive Director of the WNY Peace Center. "It's a whole movement building. We have #Wom
Local help, offers for furloughed government employees
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Some local organizations are looking to help out federal employees who aren't getting paid due to the government shutdown. Here is a list of some of them:
Blondine Harvin, longtime owner of Gigi's soul food restaurant, dead at 80
Blondine Harvin, the owner of Gigi's restaurant, a beloved East Side institution that burned down in 2015 and is about to reopen, died Wednesday. She was 80. For five decades, Gigi's served up home-cooked favorites such as cheese eggs breakfast, sweet potato pie and smothered pork chops and was a fa
Man accused of fatally beating and strangling grandmother arraigned
A man accused of beating his grandmother to death was arraigned Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
How bad will the snowstorm be? In Buffalo, they measure it by beer
Forget the bread, milk and toilet paper. In Buffalo and elsewhere in western New York, some people measure the severity of an impending winter storm by how much beer you’ll need to stock up on. It’s called the “Griffin Scale,” named after a former Buffalo mayor, the late Jimmy Griffin.
Dozens of IRS workers returning to work in what could be a very confusing year for taxpayers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - This is the year Americans get to reap the benefits of the government's tax reform measure that took effect last year. Big changes, including a shortened simpler tax form. But with nearly 90% of the IRS's workforce off the job, even tax professionals needed guidance and earlie
Enjoy The Best View In All Of Buffalo At This Unique Lookout Restaurant
There’s nothing like a stunning view to make a great meal even better. This little spot in Buffalo combines delicious eats with waterfront scenery that couldn’t get any prettier. It is perched right on the edge of Lake Erie and offers views that will make it hard to keep your eyes on your plate. Her
Buffalo man charged with killing mother ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment
A Buffalo man charged with killing his mother has been found mentally incompetent to proceed with the criminal case against him. Buffalo City Court Judge Shannon M. Heneghan on Wednesday signed a 90-day temporary order sending Gus D. Oldham for treatment at a psychiatric facility, a spokeswoman for
How Violent Does it Get Before BPD is Called to a Buffalo School?
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Recent incidents at Buffalo Public Schools that led to Buffalo Police getting involved have some wondering how often this happens. Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore says he doesn't have specifics, but "once is too many." A recent incident of a student accused of at
Pay raises proposed for top officials in Erie County
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Three of the top offices in Erie County Government may receive a notable pay raise, depending on how legislators vote in the future. The nine-member Citizens Salary Review Commission of Erie County concluded the county executive, comptroller, and sheriff should all receive pay
First-of-its-kind mobile bar is ready to hit WNY streets
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A first-of-its-kind mobile bar is ready to hit Western New York streets. Three years ago, Joel Schreck opened up Share Kitchen and Bar Room in Williamsville. Since then, he's created a food truck, catering business and now this mobile bar room.
Food Bank of WNY Providing Relief During Government Shutdown
As the government shutdown continues, the Food Bank of Western New York is doing it's part to make sure furloughed employees have food on their table. The organization has plans for five food distribution centers for those in need across four counties:
Buffalo woman charged with giving false name to state police
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo woman was charged Monday night with false personation and other charges after state police say she gave them a fake name during a traffic stop on I-190.
Record store cafe planned for old Fusion Fitness location
Though Brian Broad only recently signed a lease to open a record store cafe in Market East Plaza, he has spent the last 14 years thinking about what Long Play Cafe could look like.
Grill stolen from Kensington Avenue church
Someone broke into a Kensington Avenue church earlier this week and stole a large charcoal grill, according to a Buffalo police report. The thief damaged a side door to Greater at the New Testament Revival Church in order to gain access to the building, a church representative told police on Tuesday
Government shutdown taking toll on western New Yorkers
DEPEW, N.Y. (WIVB) - The burden of the partial government shutdown is being felt in our neighborhoods. A young Depew couple with a one-year-old son, and another baby on the way, are being directly impacted.
Woman's March set for Sunday still on, despite the cold
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sunday, January 20, women and men will be getting together for Women's Marches around the country, including here in Western New York. Organizers gave an update on the planned march due to the extreme cold and winter weather that is expected for this upcoming weekend.
Airlines, Buffalo Airport Preparing for Winter Storm Impact
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) - The upcoming snow storm might mean some major movement at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, where airlines are already preparing to move or cancel flights.
Flyers trade Taylor Leier to Buffalo in exchange for Justin Bailey
The Philadelphia Flyers acquired forward Justin Bailey from the Buffalo Sabres late Thursday night in exchange for AHL winger Taylor Leier. Leier, 25, has 55 games of NHL experience over three seasons. He has two goals and five assists for seven points and is a career plus-eight at the NHL level.