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Mother can't send kids to OP schools without vaccines, judge rules

A state Supreme Court justice ruled this morning that the Orchard Park Central School District does not have to admit two children who have not received childhood vaccines. The girls, 13 and 15, went to West Seneca schools for 10 years without a problem after filing a request for a religious exempti


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Erie County Lawmakers Want to Raise Tobacco Buying Age to 21

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Several Erie County lawmakers, including Barbara Miller-Williams, John Bruso, April Baskin and Timothy Meyers have introduced a local law, the Youth Health Promotion Act of 2019, that would prohibit the sale of tobacco and related e-cigarettes and vaping products to those younger


Buffalo Mayor orders police to stop enforcing low-level marijuana possession offenses

BUFFALO, N.Y. — During the annual State of the City Address on Friday, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced that he has directed Buffalo Police to "cease enforcement of low-level marijuana offenses."


Court rules against WNY mom who sought religious exemption from vaccines

Orchard Park, N.Y. — A state Supreme Court justice ruled today that the Orchard Park Central School District does not have to admit two teens without the necessary vaccines, according to The Buffalo News.


Erie County sales tax revenue higher than expected in 2018

Erie County's sales tax revenue rose 4.25 percent in 2018, the largest one-year increase in seven years, according to the county budget office. Despite slowing fourth-quarter growth, the county gained $12.5 million more in sales tax revenue than officials budgeted.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Not just an average adoption at the SPCA Serving Erie County

West Seneca, N.Y. (Susan Rose, WBEN) - Gina Browning knew it was a "big ask". But the Chief Communications Officer for the SPCA of Erie County knew she had to take a chance. The SPCA received a 100 pound, 12 year old Cane Corso last week. She came from a breeding mill and was simply tired.


The goal of Buffalo's planned cannabis campus: 'To get you as high as possible'

By the end of 2020, Western New Yorkers could be drinking beverages, swallowing pills, inhaling oils and smoking joints made from marijuana and produced right here in South Buffalo.


New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito


Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet for presentations of submitted project applications

The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes presentations by applicants who are seek


Katko, Brindisi invite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit Upstate New York

WASHINGTON – Central New York’s two congressmen Friday invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit the region, urging him to consider the area for its HQ2 campus after the collapse of a deal in New York City.


Buffalo police looking to identify bank robbery suspect

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo police are looking for help identifying a bank robbery suspect. Police say the robbery occurred on December 6 on the 800 block of Elmwood Ave. Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call detectives at (716) 851-5878.


Charming Eden Pub complements the season

There are the harsh elements throughout the Buffalo area's changing seasons, whether frustrating accumulation of snow to plow or shovel, whipping winds off Lake Erie, or sub-zero temperatures that make leaving home more torture than great escape.


Post Time: Derby Trail off to New Orleans

The "Kentucky Derby Championship Series,” comprised of 16 prep races kicks off this weekend with the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds Race Course. Coming off the 19-race “Prep Season,” the qualifying points start to grow in value. Points to the top four finishers of the Risen Star will


Buffalo man sentenced for killing 17-year-old

A Buffalo man who admitted killing a 17-year-old last June has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns on Thursday sentenced Eric Smith, 41, for the fatal shooting of Leo Thagard III on June 17 on


Hamill’s last-second heroics lift Lady Warrior cagers to win

Hanna Hamill scored the most important of her game-high 17 points with just 1.3 seconds to spare, making the game-winning layup to propel Tonawanda’s girls basketball team to a 39-38 victory over ECIC IV rival JFK on Feb. 4.


Four Erie County residents arrested on charges of public assistance fraud

A welfare fraud sweep found four Erie County residents stole more than $42,000 dollars in public benefits. They have been arrested and face multiple charges including Grand Larceny.


Frontier gives Domzalski great send-off

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Wednesday night was a special one for Frontier boys basketball coach Gary Domzalski. Frontier athletic director Rich Gray made certain it was a night that everyone will remember for a long, long time.


McKinley High School teacher assaulted by student is transferred to another school

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A McKinley High School teacher who was severely injured as the result of a student assault in January is being returned to work. However, the teacher will not return to McKinley High School. The district has transferred him to Leonardo da Vinci High School. The transfer was involunta