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Buffalo police looking for suspect in multiple bank robberies

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo police are looking for help identifying a suspect in multiple bank robberies. The person pictured above is suspected in three robberies and one attempted robbery since September 11. Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call the police department's confid

WIVB - 2017-09-19 15:46:57

10-year-olds clean up Buffalo neighborhoods

A group of 10-year-olds are trying to make the world a better place. BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A group of 10-year-olds are trying to make Buffalo a better place to live. Clementine, Hannah and Allison are 5th graders at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo, and they've made it a goal to pick up 100 pound

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-19 23:56:12

Ex-boxer David Bey killed in construction accident

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A former heavyweight boxing champ who was defeated by Larry Holmes died in a construction accident on Thursday. David Bey, 60, of Philadelphia, was struck by a piece of metal and killed while working on a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden, according to the Occup

WIVB - 2017-09-19 17:22:33

This high school must approve girls' dresses before they can get tickets to homecoming

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (FOX21) - It's homecoming season, but before students can let loose and have some fun - those planning to wear dresses must get them approved - by photo - in order to get tickets to the dance. In Wisconsin, Pewaukee High School's policy is an extension of the Pewaukee School District'

WIVB - 2017-09-20 16:36:56

Gillis sets example for all student-athletes

Dave Ricci/contributorTonawanda senior Noah Gillis, left, carries North Tonawanda's Vincent Chiodo off the field after Chiodo was injured during the first leg of the annual T-NT rivalry back on Aug. 25. CITY OF TONAWANDA - Noah Gillis wasn't looking for attention or a pat on the back. He did what he

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 22:11:14

A celebration of sponge candy at Platter's

Platter's Chocolate will celebrate National Sponge Candy Day with a three-day festival on Thursday through Saturday at the Wurlitzer Building, 908 Niagara Falls Boulevard, North Tonawanda. The Sponge Candy Fest will begin Thursday with all day sampling and candy-making demonstrations at the factory,

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 20:41:46

New flood plain maps going into effect in Pendleton

New maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be released in November show Pendleton's flood zone has shrunk. The Pendleton town board, with assistance from the town's engineering firm, will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the town hall. Attendees will learn about map changes t

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Two teens charged with armed robberies in Fashion Outlets parking lot

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two teens were arrested and charged with armed robbery in the parking lot of the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA on Tuesday. According to New York State police reports, troopers responded to the mall at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an armed robbery in the park

WIVB - 2017-09-20 20:16:18

Gun buybacks get headlines, but there's no evidence they reduce crime, researchers say

Gun buybacks have been held in the United States since the early 1990s based on the premise that taking firearms off the street will help make communities safer. Academic research into the subject, however, has found no evidence that these events actually contribute to a reduction in crime. So when

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 18:34:19

Arts fest to celebrate legacy of Nikola Tesla

When Nikola Tesla was a young man growing up in Croatia, as the legend goes, he saw a picture of Niagara Falls and declared at that moment that he would harness the power of all that cascading water. In the last years of the 19th century, Tesla did just that. The world's first major hydroelectric po

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 12:58:44

Gun buyback event being held in Falls on Thursday

Falls cops ended up purchasing 94 handguns, 56 long guns and two BB guns during a 2014 gun buyback event in the city. Falls cops ended up purchasing 94 handguns, 56 long guns and two BB guns during a 2014 gun buyback event in the city.-- Niagara Gazette A gun buyback will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 05:19:00

BRADBERRY: Get fit, get wise: Walk the Falls

This Saturday another small group of local residents will put their feet where their mouths are when they launch another small project with big ideas and huge potential to change the shape of (the people of) Niagara Falls. The project, known as "Walk the Falls" is the brainchild of the Create a Heal

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 05:17:00

State audit slams Falls budget practices

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli blames a lack of financial planning and a reliance on unsustainable revenue sources for the "unstable" state of the city's financial condition. DiNapoli offered the assessment in a prepared statement on Tuesday, the day his office released its most recent review of

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 01:38:03

North Tonawanda Community Hub offers dozens of service providers for people in need

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - The new North Tonawanda Community Hub is located inside the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Falconer Street. It will be open on a quarterly basis, and it brings 40 service providers all together in one spot. "We have services ranging from the Niagara Community Action Progr

WIVB - 2017-09-20 16:32:35

Tonawanda residents air concerns about RiverWalk Villas planned next to park

David Stapleton has been working for many years on a plan to put 92 homes on 14 acres of wooded property next to Veterans Memorial Park in the City of Tonawanda. He got approval earlier this year to purchase the land from the city for $160,000. About 30 residents attended a public hearing Tuesday on

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 10:00:37

City of Tonawanda Council rejects bid to exceed tax cap

The City of Tonawanda Common Council did not pass a local law on Tuesday which would have allowed the city to override the state's 2 percent cap on a tax levy increase. "For a city like ours, to stay under the 2 percent tax cap requires some drastic cuts in services," said Treasurer Joseph Hogenkamp

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 17:55:18

Joe B: 5 takeaways from Buffalo Bills practice (9/20/17)

(WKBW) - Following a disappointing loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Buffalo Bills returned to the practice field on Wednesday in preparation for their next opponents, the Denver Broncos. In comparison to last week's game, the Bills will be facing an entirely new challenge - dealing with key injuri

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-20 18:18:18

Food Hall coming to Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - In a few months, more than a dozen different restaurants will be opening inside of a building on the Fashion Outlets property as developers from Mercado reached a deal with the mall's ownership group. "The food hall concept has been gaining a lot of momentum in urban are

WIVB - 2017-09-20 20:37:23

70-year-old woman struck by pickup truck in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) - A 70-year-old woman was crossing Forest Avenue when she was hit by a 2004 Chevy Silverado. Officials say she appeared to have a broken arm and leg injuries. The pickup truck was making a left turn off 19th Street onto Forest Avenue. The 54-year-old Niagara Falls man w

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-20 20:10:20

Niagara Falls barber and beauty shops offer blood pressure screenings

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) -Some people do not like going to the doctor's office, especially if they're scared of what the doctor has to say. Six beauty and barber shops around the city of Niagara Falls are trying to take the fear out of a quick blood pressure screening by doing it in their own shop

WIVB - 2017-09-20 19:40:11