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Thurman Thomas speaks out in favor of cashless bail reform bill for Erie County
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Bills hall-of-famer is standing behind proposed legislation that would reform the bail system in Erie County. Thurman Thomas spoke out at Thursday's Erie County Legislature meeting, urging the board to pass a cashless bail reform bill.
Bomb threats reportedly made to several locations in downtown Buffalo, 2 colleges in Niagara County
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo police say someone emailed bomb threats to at least three locations downtown. They are the Ellicott Square Building, Catholic Health and 42 Delaware Ave.
Radiothon Day for the SPCA Serving Erie County
West Seneca, N.Y. (WBEN) - The SPCA Serving Erie County is holding its 15th annual Radiothon and Open House at its Harlem Road shelter. 12-thousand animals come through the SPCA each year through adoptions, admissions, rescues, transports, cruelty investigations and seizures. Make a donation to the
Wyoming Co. sheriff 'recovering well' after roadside attack
ATTICA, NY (WROC) - After troopers say a man tried to kill him in a roadside attack in Attica this week, Sheriff Gregory Rudolph is thanking the community for its support. Investigators say Sheriff Rudolph was on his way to work Tuesday morning when another driver began tailgating him on Route 238.
Kingsmen receive jail terms for conspiracy and racketeering
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB)-Two members of the Kingsmen motorcycle club received federal prison sentences Wednesday as part of a sweeping indictment of 20 club members. Four years ago, when two Kingsmen were murdered execution style behind a clubhouse on Oliver Street, 53 year old Glen Stacharczyck was presi
Holland America Line’s New Wave Promotion Features Free Upgrades, Air Credit, Reduced Deposits and Shore Excursion Savings
In anticipation of the upcoming Wave season, Holland America Line is launching a new Why Not Now? promotion to entice savvy travelers to plan ahead. The special offer on cruises from summer 2019 through winter/spring 2020 includes free stateroom upgrades, shore excursion discounts, up to $1,000 air
Erie County Sheriff's Office seeking truck in connection with Clarence incident
The Erie County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help identifying a truck that allegedly struck and injured a pedestrian Dec. 4 on Harris Hill Road in Clarence, according to a Facebook post from the Sheriff's Office.
3 Men Face 40 Charges and Thousands in Fines for Poaching New York Deer
There's the illegal taking of deer, then there's poaching. By letter of the law, there's probably no difference. But as 3 men can attest, when the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation starts using the term, the charges are going to be serious.
Erie County resident with measles leads to health alert, concern of outbreak
An Erie County resident infected with measles visited eight places between Dec. 4 and Tuesday, posing a risk to anyone at the places at the time of the visits who had not been vaccinated, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein said Wednesday.
Case of measles in Erie County
Erie County health officials announced Wednesday they are investigating a case of measles in the county, as well as possible public exposure. Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says the person, a recent emigre, arrived at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital on December 10 and was diagn
Pets half off for 15th annual radiothon at Erie County SPCA
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) - As part of the 15th annual radiothon at the SPCA serving Erie County all animals are 50% off. It's all part of an effort to get more pets into forever homes.
Man charged with trying to kill Wyoming Co. Sheriff in roadside attack
Rochester, NY (WROC-TV) - A Wyoming County man is accused of trying to murder the Wyoming County Sheriff in a roadside attack. New York State Police say around 6:30 Tuesday morning, Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was on his way to work, in uniform and driving an unmarked police car. While tr
Erna de Burger-Fex shares some cherished Christmas memories
My first Christmas memory is of my dad throwing the burning Christmas tree out into our small courtyard. The tree had real small candles on it, as did everyone’s trees in Holland at the time. No wonder that made an impression on my young mind.
Political sights aimed high for one Erie County politician
BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - We now know somebody who won't be running for one of the biggest races in Democracy 2019. A spokesperson for Stefan Mychajliw says the Erie County Comptroller is not going to run for the County Executive's office next year.
Judge denies Juston Johnson's bid for stay that would allow him to play basketball
Juston Johnson will likely do Thursday what he did during Tuesday night’s game for West Seneca West. He’ll help put the boys basketball team through its paces during warmup drills and then take a seat in street clothes on the bench once the game tips off.
Erie County Comptroller says he won't run for County Executive next year
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he will not run for Erie County Executive in 2019, saying instead, he will focus all of his efforts on the 27th Congressional District.
Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Buffalo
A 47-year-old man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Buffalo. Buffalo Police have identified the man as Marcus Neal, of Buffalo. Buffalo police said security from the Wegmans on Amherst Street reported a shoplifter at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday. An on-duty lieutenant who happened to be in the
Another Voice: Flush with cash, Erie County whiffed on cutting taxes
By Joseph Lorigo, Lynne Dixon, John Mills and Edward Rath III. Last week, the Legislature approved an amended 2019 Erie County budget, crafted behind closed doors. One week prior, a bipartisan majority of legislators amended the budget to allocate enough money to fix roads, prioritize county service
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet Dec. 14
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo.
Former Buffalo Police officer sentenced to prison for civil rights violation
A former Buffalo Police lieutenant, who admitted to a civil rights violation, has been sentenced to prison for four months. Gregory Kwiatkowski will also have to serve one year of supervised release, which includes four months of home confinement.