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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

Police warn of scam that originated on Facebook

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Police in the City of Tonawanda are warning neighbors after a woman was scammed out of almost $1,000. Police say she responded to a message from a hacked Facebook account. Police tell 7 Eyewitness News the 66-year-old woman was conned out of $900, after she was told she was

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-20 12:47:04

Cheektowaga police looking for missing girl

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Cheektowaga police are looking for a missing 14-year-old girl. Alanda Hunt has brown hair, hazel eyes, weighs 120 lbs. and stands at five feet tall. She was last seen at her grandma's house at 64 Alexander Ave. on Sunday around 1:30 a.m. Alanda is a student at I-Prep Schoo

WIVB - 2018-03-20 18:46:42

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

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

City of Tonawanda police issue warning after woman scammed out of $900

Police say a 66-year-old City of Tonawanda woman was recently scammed out of $900 after being told she was the winner of a $150,000 government green grant fund. The victim told City of Tonawanda police officials she received a text message from a friend she knew on Facebook on March 14 telling the v

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 14:22:00

Engineer: Can't avoid discolored discharge from Niagara Falls sewage plant

The color of the treated sewage discharged from the Niagara Falls wastewater treatment plant can be "tweaked," but it cannot be made clear, an engineer said Tuesday at an environmental conference in Buffalo. The only way to produce clear discharges is to convert the plant's treatment system from car

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-20 18:51:06

Niagara Falls rejects Frederick Douglass statue in front of police and court building

The Niagara Falls City Council thinks it was a bad idea to consider placing a statue of Frederick Douglass in front of the city police station and court building. There also were financial and political reasons for Thursday's 4-1 vote rejecting a plan to spend $280,000 in Niagara River Greenway fund

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-19 11:44:19

Buffalo woman admits workers comp fraud

BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of defrauding the Workers' Compensation system by stealing thousands in insurance benefits while also making thousands through a retail operation on EBay. Caroline Jankowski, 44, of Buffalo, was arrested and charged with grand larceny a

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-20 23:17:00

Driver loses control of vehicle, strikes pole and fence in Niagara Falls

Photo courtesy of The Action NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB)- Just after 5 a.m. Saturday morning the Niagara Falls Police Crash Management Team responded to the scene of a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of 10th Street and Buffalo Avenue. Upon arrival, investigators say a 38-year-old man drivi


Charges Pending After Accident in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - A vehicle accident left one person injured in Niagara Falls. A 38-year-old male was driving southwest on Buffalo Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle. He hit a snow-covered median, a city traffic light pole, then struck a fence around the parking lot of Courtyard M


Drug dealer found with heroin, fentanyl and coke pleads to four felonies

A three-time felon who was arrested in January 2017 pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to four more felonies, all related to a large-scale drug operation. Welton Miles pleaded guilty to four felony drug charges. Welton Miles, 38, has been jailed since his arrest, when the Erie County Sheriff's Offi


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


Pizza delivery man robbed on South Division Street

A pizza delivery man reported that three teenagers robbed him near the JFK Recreation Center in Buffalo. According to Buffalo Police, a man was delivering food from a local pizza shop shortly before 10 p.m. Friday when he was approached by three teens on the 300 block of South Division Street. One d


These Are The 10 Worst Buffalo Neighborhoods For 2018

Buffalo's neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You've got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos. It seems as if there's a neighborhood for everyone in Buffalo. And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places t


Parade, festivities to mark St. Patrick's Day in the Falls

St. Patrick's Day. The birth of the City of Niagara Falls. The anniversary of the publication of the first daily edition of the Niagara Gazette newspaper. Yeah, March 17 is kind of a big deal around here. If you're Irish, and even if you are not, today's a good day to celebrate as Niagara Falls goe


Students to 'Kick Butts' in Niagara Falls

Just three days after students nationwide walked out of their classrooms to send a message on gun violence in schools, 50 students from across Western New York gathered at Niagara Falls State Park and the Factory Outlets of Niagara Falls to speak out about the billions of dollars of tobacco promotio


Woman's car stolen as she took groceries into the house

A woman living in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood of Buffalo was bringing in groceries from her car when three young men and a young woman jumped into her car and drove off with it, according to Buffalo Police. The woman told police that she was in her house on Roosevelt Avenue Friday afternoon a


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


VA staffers in Buffalo failed to resuscitate patient, left jobs after scathing report

March 14--WASHINGTON -- Two Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center employees left their jobs after they were implicated in the botched decision not to try to revive a patient suffering cardiac arrest, a spokeswoman for the facility said Wednesday. A report from the Department of Affairs Inspector G