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Erie County Legislature to consider anti-nepotism law

The Erie County Legislature is considering an amendment to its Code of Ethics that would bar any county employee from participating in a decision to hire, promote, discipline or fire a relative for any position in county government.


Man accused of stealing gift cards

BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo Police are looking for a man who's being accused of stealing Visa gift cards. Police say he stole them from dorm rooms in Hayes Hall on University at Buffalo's South campus. He then spent the money in Buffalo, Amherst, Cheektowaga, and Lackawanna.


Democrats slate meeting to fill Miller-Williams vacancy on Erie County Legislature

Democrats from the Erie County Legislature’s District 1 will convene Monday to choose a successor for Barbara Miller-Williams, the veteran Democratic legislator who has resigned to become interim Buffalo comptroller.


What Spectrum's deal with New York State means for consumers

Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter —


5 Buffalo Area Foreclosures Up For Sale

BUFFALO, NY — Do you feel like affordable homes are pretty hard to find in your community? You might consider checking out the foreclosed properties on the market. You might just find a diamond in the rough!


Erie County Division of Sewerage Management looking for seasonal employees

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the county's Department of Environment and Planning is hiring seasonal employees. The employees would be working for the Division of Sewerage Management.


Couple charged with thefts from store on the Tonawanda Reservation

A Boston couple was arrested on multiple misdemeanor charges following an investigation into the thefts of several cartons of cigarettes from a store on the Tonawanda Reservation, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reported.


Darci Lynne coming to Erie County Fair

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — Darci Lynne Farmer will bring her singing ventriloquism to this year's Erie County Fair. At just 12 years old, Darci Lynne won NBC's "America's Got Talent" by the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show. She's accompanied by her musical friends, including


The push to legalize marijuana persists as those in favor celebrate 420

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Just a few short months ago, many people including Governor Andrew Cuomo thought by now recreational marijuana would be legal in New York State. As of April 20, that's of course not the case.


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


Editorial: Keeping secrets in Orchard Park

Whatever behind-the-scenes issues Orchard Park Police Chief Mark F. Pacholec is coping with, we hope they are nothing too serious, such as illness or a family emergency. But we don’t know. A cone of silence surrounds the town’s decision to put him on paid administrative leave around the beginning of


This One Campground Near Buffalo Has A Sandy Beach For Plenty Of Fun In The Sun

The weather’s warming up and we’re ready to dig our toes into the sand! How about you, Buffalo? If the answer is yes, then we have the ultimate weekend getaway for you to take – and it’s only a quick drive from us in Buffalo. A lakefront oasis where you can spend the weekend out in the wilderness as


Licensed gun owner claims he was 'manhandled,' injured by Amherst police

A retired state corrections officer says he was badly hurt when police grabbed him without warning and threw him to the ground as he waited at an Amherst radiology practice in January.


HIRING 716: Here is how you can work for the Postal Service without ever handling mail

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com.


Downtown Revitalization Initiative: 3 WNY Towns Awarded $10 million in state funding

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced the fourth round of the transformative Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Out of the 30 current awardees for the DRI, 3 of them are in the WNY area:


University at Buffalo Police searching for suspect who stole Visa gift cards

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The University at Buffalo Police are asking for the public's help locating a suspect who has stolen Visa gift cards from the campus and used them throughout Western New York.


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


How do you prosecute hazing? It isn't easy, expert says

Hank J. Nuwer has chronicled the destructive effects of hazing for decades. The Alden native, now a professor at the Pulliam School of Journalism at Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., maintains on his website a list of hazing deaths at schools in North America going back to 1838.


Weeklong slate of Earth Day events planned in New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A weeklong schedule of activities including hiking, fishing and tree-planting is planned to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day in New York state.


This WNY couple won a car at Tops and gave it away 3 minutes later

Mary and Terry Bisson won a brand-new $25,000 car in Tops Markets' Monopoly sweepstakes earlier this month. They gave it away immediately. "We didn't need a car. We have a car. We like our car," Mary Bisson said.