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Man 'didn't think twice' about saving stranger's dog from icy waters

Don Chatten says he knew what he had to do. A stranger's small gray terrier fell into the icy waters of Tonawanda Creek near the entrance to Ellicott Island Bark Park in the Town of Tonawanda.


'I Lost My Mind': North Tonawanda foster mom facing charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Less than a year after David and Kathleen Jackson were recognized by Niagara County officials as their foster parents of the year, Kathleen Jackson, 50, allegedly told police she beat a toddler placed in her care after she lost her temper as the result of a potty training mishap.


Winter Weather Advisory for Western New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Western New York will see another dose of winter weather Sunday evening and into Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 4 p.m. Sunday for the Southern Tier, including Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties.


Charlie, dog found in Buffalo garbage tote, put down following increased aggressive behavior

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - An SPCA spokesperson said Charlie, the dog found in a garbage tote in January, was put down on Friday, February 15. The organization announced the pit bull's death in a news conference held on Saturday afternoon.


Section VI boys and girls basketball seeds are planted

The league champions have all been crowned. Now it's time to send our best boys and girls teams to the state tournament. The high-energy, always surprising 2018-19 Section VI Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament opens next week throughout the area for large-school classes AA, A-1 and A-2, as well as s


North Tonawanda man injured in hit and run, looking for justice

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — State police are investigating a hit-and-run on I-90 that left one man injured. The accident happened Wednesday evening in Cheektowaga during a snow squall.


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


JCC Men Cut Deficit, But Can’t Catch Niagara County CC

Jamestown Community College was able to cut what was at one point a 17-point margin for visiting Niagara County CC to a single-possession game with one minute remaining in NJCAA Region 3 Division II men’s basketball on Saturday afternoon.


Locals compete in first girls wrestling tournament

Some wrestlers were challenged with a major decision late in the year. Girls wrestling is not a sanctioned sport in the NYSPHSAA, which means girls interested in the sport have to wrestle boys in their specific weight class.


Court rules against WNY mom who sought religious exemption from vaccines

Orchard Park, N.Y. — A state Supreme Court justice ruled today that the Orchard Park Central School District does not have to admit two teens without the necessary vaccines, according to The Buffalo News.


Buffalo Police investigate two Friday shootings

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Police are investigating two shootings which sent two males to ECMC Friday night. Police say around 9 p.m a 55-year-old Buffalo male was struck in the leg by gunfire on the first block of Holling Drive.


Niagara County officially declared a 'Purple Heart County'

The Niagara County Legislature has designated Niagara County as a “Purple Heart County,” through a resolution that recognizes and honors those who have received the Purple Heart Medal as a result of being wounded or killed in combat.


Local police chiefs weigh in on Buffalo mayor's order to stop marijuana enforcement

(WETM) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown made an order to his city's police department on Friday. "Today, I am directing the Buffalo Police Commissioner to stop enforcing low-level marijuana offenses," Brown said in his State of the City address on Friday. "Low-level marijuana offenses for too long have d


Dollar store employee accused of multiple thefts

An employee of a Family Dollar store has been arrested after being accused of stealing more than $1,600 from the store since Dec. 7, Niagara Falls Police report. Police were called to the Hyde Park Boulevard store Friday and were told that over the past two months, the man had been voiding sales mad


Another round of WINTER for all of WNY

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Another round of winter weather is in store for Buffalo and Western New York. A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for the region into the President's Day holiday.


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


Erie County man arrested for DWI, pedestrian seriously injured

CLARENCE, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - New York State Troopers arrested an Erie County man who struck a pedestrian while driving drunk on Saturday. Troopers say the accident took place on Harris Hill Road in Clarence.


Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug


Kenmore trucker treated after rig rolls over in Chautauqua County

Shawn E. Mellot, 52, of Shepard Avenue, Kenmore, was treated at the scene for a head injury after his tractor-trailer truck rolled over about 6 a.m. Saturday on Route 380 in the Town of Kiantone, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported.


Thief takes his time stripping tires off SUVs outside Niagara Falls hotel

A thief went unnoticed Saturday morning as he spent 90 minutes stripping tires and rims off a pair of SUVs outside the Giacomo, a First Street hotel, Niagara Falls Police report.