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Erie County DA asks judge to dismiss 35 low-level marijuana cases

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Thirty-five people who faced criminal charges for smoking or having marijuana will soon no longer have that offense on their records. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn stood before a judge on Friday in Buffalo City Court to make that request.


Buffalo mother found guilty of beating toddler son to death

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 23-year-old Keona Owens has been found guilty of beating her toddler son to death in July of 2018 according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.


Erie County holding 5 hazardous waste collection events in 2019

If you have old oil-based paint, fertilizer or pesticides lying around in your basement, garage or shed, 2019 is your lucky year. Erie County is increasing the number of free opportunities for county residents to rid their household of potentially dangerous chemicals as part of its yearly household


Pay raises for top Erie County elected officials approved

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Legislators voted along their caucus allegiances to approve salary increases for the top three elected leaders in the county. The 6-5 vote followed spirited discussion of an amendment that would have removed annual increases tied to the consumer price index from th


Bishop Malone not marching in St. Patrick's Day Parade

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It's an annual tradition that Bishop Richard Malone will not participate in this year. The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announced on Friday that the bishop will not participate in this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Delaware Avenue. In a statement, the diocese said the decision ma


Buffalo Skyway to close at noon on Sunday due to wind storm

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - The Buffalo Skyway will close at 12 p.m. on Sunday as a wind storm will be taking place in Western New York. Additionally, tractor-trailers will be banned from the Skyway beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning.


These days, few Erie County Democrats are attracted to Conservative line

When Legislator John Bruso stopped by Conservative Chairman Ralph C. Lorigo’s office a few days ago, it marked a rare occurrence in the recent politics of Erie County. These days, few Democrats seek out Lorigo for the Conservative line, even if that line represents New York’s top minor party. In a t


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Man shot multiple times early Saturday on Rawlins Avenue

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Police say a man was shot multiple times just after midnight Saturday morning on the first block of Rawlins Avenue. Police say the victim is a 34-year-old male and he was taken to ECMC where he is listed in stable condition.


Shot fired inside taxi as passenger robs Buffalo cabbie

A taxicab driver told Buffalo Police that a passenger fired a gun in the back seat of his car and hit him in the head with the weapon while robbing him of $30 early Friday morning.


Buffalo man wounded by gunshots on Rawlins Avenue

Buffalo police are investigating an overnight shooting that wounded a man in the first block of Rawlins Avenue. The 34-year-old victim was struck multiple times by gunshots just before 12:20 a.m. Saturday. He was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center where he was listed in stable conditio


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Video of jailhouse beating is released, Mayor apologizes to victim

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Disturbing video of a prisoner beaten by his jailer in the city lockup nearly three years ago, is finally released, prompting an apology from Mayor Byron Brown.


Could climate change cost WNY Lake Erie shoreline?

With climate change, some 200 feet of Lake Erie shoreline could erode in southern Ontario over the next 50 years because of stronger waves, a new Canadian study warns. Could the same happen along Western New York shores?


Sabres' Jeff Skinner helped off ice after hurting lower left leg

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sabres leading scorer Jeff Skinner required assistance to leave the ice after hurting his lower left leg in the second period of Buffalo's home game against Washington.


Caps Fall to Sabres, 5-2

Finishing off a six-game road trip with Saturday afternoon game against the Sabres in Buffalo, the Capitals didn't give themselves much of a chance to head home on a winning note from their longest journey in more than 15 years. Washington spotted the Sabres a two-goal lead in the first, and it prov


These singing Buffalo Police officers will make you smile

BUFFALO, N.Y. — They protect and serve our community... and some of them even sing. Two Buffalo Police officers, on a dinner break, entertained staff with their vocals at Salsarita's in downtown Buffalo a few months back.


Video of Buffalo cellblock beating draws disgust, outrage from city officials

Disgust and outrage describe the reaction from Buffalo city officials and others who watched the video of a city cellblock attendant attacking a handcuffed prisoner. The two Buffalo police officers who stood by and did nothing to stop Matthew Jaskula from continuing his attack against Shaun P. Porte


"It is painful to watch" says mayor about suspect abuse caught on camera.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Reaction continues to pour in after the release of Buffalo Police cell block video showing the abuse of suspect Shaun Porter by jail attendant Matthew Jaskula in May 2016.


Cuomo, WNY Officials Talk Wind Storm Prep

Governor Cuomo made a visit to Western New York on Saturday to call for residents to prepare ahead of this weekend's wind storm. The National Weather Service is forecasting for winds exceeding 60 miles per hour Sunday through Monday. It's expected to hit Western New York through the North Country.