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New Erie County law allows cats at shelters to be adopted sooner

The Erie County Legislature passed a law Thursday that shortens the wait time before stray cats can be adopted. The law affects cats at animal shelters whose owners cannot be identified.


Police: Four arrested in Warsaw meth lab bust

Warsaw, N.Y. (WHAM) - Four people were arrested Thursday after the Wyoming County Drug Task Force executed multiple search warrants on a suspected methamphetamine operation. Police were conducting surveillance at multiple locations Thursday evening in the village of Warsaw when they saw people cooki


Kane Brown to perform at Erie County Fair

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - Country singer Kane Brown will be this year's headliner at the Erie County Fair's Gusto Grandstand. Brown will perform on August 12 at 8 p.m. “We are excited to feature an evening with Kane Brown as part of the Erie County Fair’s Gusto Grandstand lineup,” CEO & Fair Manager Je


Maple Sugar, Plant Fests: Sunny weather for weekend events in Upstate NY

A complex weather system will bring rain and snow to Upstate New York on Friday, but sunny skies are expected behind the system on Saturday and Sunday. Areas of rain and snow are likely on Friday for areas east of Interstate 81. Higher elevations could see significant snow accumulations, while lower


East Aurora's Mambrino King to move down Main Street, expand

On March 24, Mambrino King owners Anita and Drew Pfeiffer will lead a procession down Main Street in East Aurora, from their old location, at the intersection of Pine Street, to their new digs at 640 Main, the former EA Wireless. The Pfeiffers hope to have their business back in action, following th


"Summerific" is theme for 180th Erie County Fair

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - This year's Erie County Fair is going to be "summerific!" The fair is using that word to describe the 180th annual event, which will take place from August 7-18.


Town to install GPS on Colden vehicles

COLDEN – Additional safety and informational technology will soon be coming to Town of Colden vehicles. The town, at its March 14 meeting, approved installing GPS fleet tracking systems in all town-owned trucks.


Erie County's Clerk on the Go will stop in Hamburg

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns' "Clerk on the Go" outreach program will be in Hamburg from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hamburg Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave. The outreach will feature a ready center to help anyone needing to obtain Real ID and enhanced driver's licenses. The ready center is desi


New York State to celebrate maple products with Maple Weekends

(WBNG) — Farms across New York state are inviting maple lovers to see how maple syrup and other maple-related products are made. The Maple Weekend event will take place on two weekends: March 23 and 24 and March 30 and 31.


I-Team: Want a Tax Subsidy? This Board Almost Never Says No

Three hundred forty tax subsidies requested. Three hundred forty tax subsidies approved. An I-Team analysis of the Public Authorities Control Board, a little-known but powerful New York State financial regulator, shows the oversight body rarely turns down requests for public money.


Hamburg man sentenced in drug bust, threats to witness

A Hamburg man with connections to northern Chautauqua County was sentenced to 11 years in prison for drug use, possession and threatening a witness. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Thursday that Joseph C. Paternostro, 28, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with the intent to di


Lawmakers: Cuomo’s AIM proposal insufficient

Twin County lawmakers are calling for the governor to fully restore a state program that provides funding to cities, towns and villages after it was threatened by budget cuts earlier this year.


Why a store that claims to be based in Buffalo has people nationwide complaining to the BBB

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers nationwide about a company that claims to be operating out of Buffalo. It's called Gearow.com , and it sells outdoor equipment.


Tops to close store in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tops Friendly Markets will close one of its seven locations within the city of Buffalo when its lease expires this summer. The store, at 1770 Broadway near Bailey, will shut down in August. It is the oldest Tops store in Erie County.


Vehicles, tools destroyed in Arcade shop fire

ARCADE — Sparks from a welding machine were blamed for a fire which destroyed a pole barn Wednesday night. The fire was reported 8:32 p.m. at 603 Chaffee Rd., Wyoming County Emergency Services officials said. The sparks ignited a car which was being refurbished, and heavy flames were showing when th


Deputy responds to welfare call, helps elderly man get food

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) - A deputy who responded to a welfare check ended up helping an elderly man with his groceries. The Erie County Sheriff's Office's Police Benevolent Association (PBA) shared the story on their Facebook page.


Amherst man sentenced for murdering roommate's boyfriend

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An Amherst man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday for murdering his roommate's boyfriend in July 2017. Dydisci Martin, 26, shot his roommate's boyfriend, Leon 'Bruno' Nelson, Jr., 48, to death and then hid his body in the basement of a home on May Street in July 2017.


Indictment filed against inmate who fled hospital in shackles

WARSAW — A state prison inmate who could have been released in June now faces extra prison time after he was indicted and charged with attempting to escape custody in February at Wyoming County Community Hospital.


Movie to be shot in Western New York

East Aurora, N.Y. (WIVB) - Wednesday marked the first day of Spring, but residents in East Aurora are already dreaming of a white Christmas. Starting next Tuesday, an independent film company is kicking off their shoot of a made-for-television movie called "Special Dinner." The director is no strang


The sap is running and that means one thing: Syrup season is here

Ryan Ploetz has been working nearly around the clock at his maple farm this week. Four hours of sleep on Tuesday night. Two hours on Wednesday. But a lack of sleep led to a lot of maple syrup – more than 425 gallons in less than a 48-hour period.