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Fatal crash closes part of I-86 EB in Cuba

CUBA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A fatal crash has shut down part of I-86 near Cuba. The eastbound lanes in that area will be closed for an undetermined amount of time, Cuba police say. "There will be increased traffic flow through the Town and Village for the better part of this morning and possibly into this a

WIVB - 2018-03-20 11:09:13

POLICE: Woman drove drunk with infant in car

CHAFFEE, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Chaffee woman is facing Leandra's Law charges after State Police say she was driving drunk with her five-month-old daughter in the car. 32-year-old Heather Gearman was pulled over by Troopers Sunday around 1:00 p.m. on Liberty Street in the Village of Arcade. Police say she

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-19 14:17:58

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

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

Driver asleep in 7-Eleven parking lot charged with aggravated DWI

A Kenmore man found sleeping behind the wheel in a 7-Eleven parking lot on Sunday afternoon was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, Kenmore police said. Officers found Julio Gomezvargas, 48, asleep with the engine running shortly after 4 p.m. in the convenience store lot on Elmwood Av

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-19 17:30:50

Hunter Who Investigators Say Shot, Killed Woman in Sherman, New York Re-Indicted

The man who investigators say shot and killed Sherman, New York woman during hunting incident has been re-indicted, according to Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson. Thomas Jadlowski was arraigned Monday on a two-count indictment alleging manslaughter in the second degree and hunting

ERIENEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-19 18:12:00

Silver Creek voters approve capital project

OBSERVER Photo by Damian Sebouhian Alicia Halstrom, a parent of two students enrolled at the Silver Creek school district, fills out an exit poll survey after voting to approve the $17.6 million project. With the approval of this project "Silver Creek will have enough space to accommodate the specia

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

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

Man dead, woman in custody in Erie

A man is dead and a woman was in police custody after an incident early Sunday on Erie's east side. Erie police said they were called to a residence in the 1000 block of East Avenue on Sunday at about 2:20 a.m. by a woman. Police weren't releasing the name of the woman or the victim, both reportedly


Chautauqua County man charged with DWI with kids aboard

A Clymer man was charged with driving while intoxicated with children in the vehicle, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said. Johnathan D. Whitney, 39, was pulled over for a driving infraction shortly before midnight Saturday on Route 474 in French Creek. Sheriff's deputies found him to be intoxi


Police: Driver who hit 4 parked cars had BAC more than 4 times legal limit

A driver who police said crashed into four parked cars Sunday morning on Buffalo's West Side is accused of having a blood-alcohol content more than four times the legal limit, according to a police report. Law Bleh, 38, faces driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI charges following his arrest

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-19 15:52:38

Defense using diversion tactics, finger-pointing in Kingsmen trial

In the hours after the murders of two of his fellow Kingsmen, Roger Albright found himself inside the Olean clubhouse with Andre "Lil Bear" Jenkins. Albright said he was in the midst of calling other Kingsmen Motorcycle Club members, warning them about the killings and the possibility a rival biker


West Seneca School Board to appoint Bystrak superintendent next week

West Seneca School Board plans to give interim Superintendent Matthew Bystrak the job permanently next week. West Seneca School Board members plan to appoint Matthew Bystrak as the permanent superintendent at their next meeting. The board announced last month in a letter to the community signed by a

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-19 19:50:44

Gowanda officer saves teen's life after stabbing

That's how fast Gowanda Police Department's Officer Randall responded to a stabbing on Chestnut Street on March 7 at 8:06 p.m. and began to treat the victim. The sight he saw, Randall said, had a snow bank covered in blood and a gash where the knife penetrated the victim's neck. "As soon as I pulled


Fire destroys barn at Smith's Maple Farm, closes for Maple Festival weekend

NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. (WKBW) - An overnight fire destroyed a barn at Smith's Maple Farm in Town of Boston. According to the North Boston Fire Company, 13 different agencies responded to the fire call. Crews were able contain the fire in time to save a shack where maple syrup is created and stored. Offi


Hamburg police want help identifying possible Walmart thieves

The Town of Hamburg Police Department wants the public's help in identifying two young people wanted for questioning related to the theft of a computer and video security system stolen from Walmart. Walmart surveillance video was posted to the police department's Facebook page showing a man and woma


Casino patron gets out of wheelchair to attack slots player

A 63-year-old Buffalo man told police he was assaulted by a man in a wheelchair late Friday at the Seneca Niagara Casino hotel. The victim told police that while he was at the casino, he wanted to use a particular slot machine. A woman and her boyfriend, who was in a wheelchair, were sitting near th


Open house on Lincoln Park farmers' market Monday

A rendering shows a possible farmer's market at Lincoln Park. Several trees were removed from the rendering to better show the structure, officials said. A rendering shows a possible farmer's market at Lincoln Park. Several trees were removed from the rendering to better show the structure, official


Boston man who fired on deputies loses appeal for lighter sentence

A former Town of Boston man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder in a standoff at his home after a domestic disturbance four years ago won the chance to appeal his conviction despite waiving that right when he entered his plea. However, it didn't change the outcome. A state Appellate panel determi


South Buffalo bar fight leads to box cutter slashing

A fight at the Schupper House bar and restaurant led to arrest of a South Park Avenue resident on felony assault charges after he slashed another bar patron. Buffalo Police reported early Saturday that a fight broke out between two men at the bar and that one bar patron pulled out a box cutter and s