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Buffalo woman admits workers comp fraud

BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of defrauding the Workers' Compensation system by stealing thousands in insurance benefits while also making thousands through a retail operation on EBay. Caroline Jankowski, 44, of Buffalo, was arrested and charged with grand larceny a

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-20 23:17:00

Crews investigating Buffalo house fire

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Fire is looking into what caused a house fire on the city's east side early Wednesday morning. The fire started at a vacant house on Northumberland Avenue, between East Ferry Street and Scajaquada Street around 1:30 a.m. Fire crews say the fire then spread to an occupied ho

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-21 11:01:00

Authorities offer reward for information on parole absconder

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Crime Stoppers has offered a reward of up to $2,500 for information on the whereabouts of Keith Mixon. Mixon, 26, is wanted for absconding parole. He was previously convicted of criminally possessing a weapon. Mixon is described as a black male standing at 5'11" and weighing 1

WIVB - 2018-03-20 15:48:40

Cheektowaga police looking for missing girl

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Cheektowaga police are looking for a missing 14-year-old girl. Alanda Hunt has brown hair, hazel eyes, weighs 120 lbs. and stands at five feet tall. She was last seen at her grandma's house at 64 Alexander Ave. on Sunday around 1:30 a.m. Alanda is a student at I-Prep Schoo

WIVB - 2018-03-20 18:46:42

Fate of Buffalo singer who had 'American Idol' tryout to be revealed Sunday

With "American Idol" airing its final audition episode on Sunday, the fate of local contestant Erika Hill will be known. It was been reported on social media that Hill would be on the singing competition program on March 11, when the reboot of the Fox series began running on ABC. She didn't make the

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-21 12:14:26

Sheriff's Office looking for Cheektowaga man

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is looking for a Cheektowaga man. It is not clear why authorities are looking for Dwayne Higgs, 37, but his address is listed as 18 Euclid Ave. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call the Sheriff's Office at (716) 858-2903.

WIVB - 2018-03-21 13:55:29

Fire damages both vacant and occupied houses

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Overnight flames tore through a vacant house on Buffalo's east side and damaged another occupied house. The fire happened on Northumberland Ave. and caused about $150,000 in damage to both buildings. The cause of the fire is under investigation. BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Overnigh

WIVB - 2018-03-21 11:08:30

Alnutt new Director of Athletics at UB

BUFFALO, NY - The University of Buffalo has a new Athletic Director. U.B. President Saitsh Tripathi announced Wednesday that Mark Alnutt will take over as athletic director, succeeding Allen Greene, effective April 11. Alnutt was the Deputy Director of Athletics at the University of Memphis, a forme

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-21 17:42:00

Police warn of scam that originated on Facebook

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Police in the City of Tonawanda are warning neighbors after a woman was scammed out of almost $1,000. Police say she responded to a message from a hacked Facebook account. Police tell 7 Eyewitness News the 66-year-old woman was conned out of $900, after she was told she was

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-20 12:47:04

Buffalo Fire respond to call at Buff State

The Buffalo Fire Department was called to the scene of a fire at Buffalo State College Tuesday. BUFFALO, NY - Fire struck the former Science Building at Buffalo State College Tuesday afternoon. Just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Buffalo Fire responded to reports of a fire on the roof of the Buffalo St

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-21 00:09:00

Some Buffalo police officers now wearing body cameras

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - As the Buffalo Police Department's body camera PILOT program kicks off this week, the common council president is already calling for it to be expanded to the entire force. But police union officials say they want some questions to be answered first. One of the questions has t

WIVB - 2018-03-19 21:43:45

Being a Buffalo State entrepreneur comes with ups and downs

Being an entrepreneur isn't a new way of living here on SUNY Buffalo State College campus. For as long as I've been here, I've known student entrepreneurs. Some of these people are phenomenally talented, so I thought it would be inspiring to others and beneficial to the businesses for me to find out

BUFFSTATERECORD.COM - 2018-03-20 16:25:18

Ohio man charged in attack at Peace Bridge

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A man from Ohio faces an assault charge, accused of attacking a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer after an incident last week at the Peace Bridge. Michael White II, 18, of Canton, was a passenger on a charter bus heading back to the U.S. from Canada. Everyone on the bus wa

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-20 21:19:00

Vehicle crashes into Burger King restaurant

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A vehicle crashed into the Burger King at the corner of Delaware Ave. and Sheridan Dr. It is not clear what caused the crash, but Town of Tonawanda police were seen responding to the restaurant. News 4 will provide more information as soon as it is available.

WIVB - 2018-03-19 18:07:28

Buffalo man charged with punching police officer

A Buffalo man has been accused of punching a police officer who was trying to disperse a crowd outside a bar on East Delavan Avenue early Sunday morning. Edmund D. Davis, 39, was arrested at 2:18 a.m. near the corner of East Delavan and Edison avenues after police said he punched an officer in the b

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-19 16:57:20

Roof fire at Buffalo State causes no injuries

Buffalo firefighters Tuesday responded to a roof fire on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, a spokesman for the Buffalo Police and Fire departments confirmed. A call went out to the fire department just after 4:30 p.m., according to spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge. The fire was on the roof of one of th

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-21 02:25:04

Buffalo churchgoer reports wallet stolen during Sunday morning service

A Buffalo woman told police she believes her wallet was stolen from her purse during a Sunday morning church service, according to a police report. The 66-year-old victim told police the theft happened between 9 and 11 a.m. inside Delaware Avenue Baptist Church, 965 Delaware Ave. She told officers s

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-20 13:03:36

Bills WR Zay Jones arrested in Los Angeles

Los Angeles (WKBW) - Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones is at the USC medical center after being arrested in Los Angeles on Monday night. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirms with 7EWN that Jones was arrested and charged with damaged to property, a felony. Bail has been set at $2

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-21 00:48:42

Buffalo short film to be screened at Cannes Film Festival

BUFFALO, NY - A film written and created in Buffalo will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May. "Ride of Your life," a seven-minute film, won top honors during Buffalo's 48 Hour Film Project and ranked top 10 at Filmapalooz, another festival in France specifically dedicated to 48-hour films


UB hosted school safety summit minutes after Maryland school shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y.(WKBW) - The University at Buffalo hosted its 15th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar. More than 1,500 people attended the event inside UB's Center for Arts. Two national school safety leaders, Michele Gay and Mo Canady, presented at this year's summit. Michele Gay is a former te

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-20 22:51:19