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Rapper Kodak Black makes bail - his friends still in Niagara County Jail

Rapper Kodak Black was released from Niagara County jail Thursday afternoon. He and several others, were arrested after officials found loaded guns and marijuana in their cars when crossing the Lewiston Queenston Bridge Wednesday night.


New lavender farm coming to Niagara County after controversial zoning rules

TOWN OF CAMBRIA, N.Y. (WIVB) -- - A new lavender farm is coming to Niagara County this summer. This comes after a controversial zoning ordinance was passed last month. Soon people will be able to pick this lavender at the new Kin Loch lavender farm. It's the first agri-business approved by the town


UB, Buffalo Police Continue to investigate student death

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An autopsy was scheduled to be conducted Thursday on the body of a University at Buffalo student who died on Wednesday, following a suspected off-campus hazing incident which occurred in the city’s University District in the early morning hours of Friday, April 12.


Canal Clean Sweep's coming up

The North Tonawanda community will host its 14th annual Canal Clean Sweep event on April 27. As part of an annual event organized by the New York State Canal System, the New York State Canal Corporation and Parks and Trails New York, North Tonawanda will be one of a number of communities that get to


FLOORED: Tonawanda contractor leaves veterinarian steamed over floor installation

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — When you take your pet to the veterinarian do you consider the clinic floors? Dr. Barbara Hardy does. “They’re very important because you have animals coming in and out. Many times a day having pet accidents, you need to clean the floors. You need to worry about the footing on the f


UB freshman who died after possible hazing called dedicated student

The University at Buffalo freshman who died following a suspected hazing incident was remembered by his roommates as a dedicated student who was passionate about soccer, according to the UB Spectrum, the student-run newspaper at the university.


Former North Tonawanda pharmacist sentenced for fraud

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A former North Tonawanda pharmacist has been sentenced for obtaining controlled substances through fraud. Between January 2015 and his firing in December of 2017, Patrick McQuade, 29, was employed as a pharmacist at Rite Aid.


Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Falls man found guilty in billing fraud case

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that a jury has found Randall Keith McGovern, 49, of Niagara Falls guilty, as charged on all five counts — third-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery, third-degree attempted grand larceny, first-degree scheme to defraud and petit larceny.


Cheektowaga Police looking for bank robbery suspect

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — Cheektowaga Police need the pubic's help in looking for a man who robbed a bank Thursday evening. Police say the robbery occurred at 6:02 p.m. at the Citizen’s Bank located inside the Tops Markets at the Thruway Plaza.


Lane closures on Niagara Falls Blvd. start Tuesday

Traffic signal upgrades are scheduled to begin next week on a portion of Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda. Daily lane closures are scheduled to begin Tuesday between Rochelle Place and Green Acres Road for the maintenance work, according to the state Department of Transpo


Lockport man pleads guilty to five counts of sex trafficking

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy announced 51-year-old Oliver Kimmons, of Lockport, pleaded guilty to five counts of sex trafficking Thursday. According to Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meghan A. Tokash, Douglas A.C. Penrose and Joel L. Violanti, over the course of three years Kimmon


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Lockport Police: Speed causes serious car crash

LOCKPORT — Police say speed caused a driver to lose control of his car and slam into a tree. The crash happened in front of 326 Chapel, that's near Mill in the City of Lockport, Wednesday night around 10:30pm.


Tops Markets investing in stores again after bankruptcy struggles

Tops Markets will begin investing in its stores again, something it wasn't able to do as it struggled through bankruptcy. The company announced a $40 million capital improvement plan Thursday, which analysts said would be key for the Amherst chain to hit the ground running after bankruptcy.


Buffalo woman charged with stealing controlled substances

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 33-year-old Kristy Brucz, of Buffalo, faces a maximum of four years in prison and a $250,000 fine for allegedly obtaining controlled substances by fraud.


Former fire company president allegedly pockets funds from company bell jar

SANBORN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Former Pekin Fire Company President Lawrence Amacher Jr., 49, of Sanborn, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly pocketing funds from the company's bell jar collection.


Two more Kingsmen members sentenced in conspiracy

A former Kingsmen leader who admitted making false statements to a grand jury during an investigation into the double murder of two motorcycle club members in North Tonawanda will serve 27 months in prison.


If Cuomo’s parole board can free terrorist Judith Clark, it’ll free anyone

The decision Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Parole Board to set free onetime domestic terrorist Judith Clark decades ahead of schedule makes it painfully clear: There’s just no limit to who it’ll let out of prison.