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Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions: first half open thread
When the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions kick off today, both teams will be playing for pride only. The Bills have officially been eliminated from playoff contention, and while the Lions are technically still alive, they would need a whole lot of help over the last three weeks of the season in o
New trial date in Steingasser murder case
LOCKPORT — The murder trial of Joseph Belstadt has been moved again. After a lengthy out-of-court conference and an apparently contentious conversation between lawyers and the judge in the case at the bench, jury selection for Belstadt's trial in the murder of Mandy Steingasser will now began on Jul
Santa gets a rescue in North Tonawanda
An ambulance rushed to the North Tonawanda Walmart last Saturday afternoon after witnesses reported Santa Claus down in the parking lot. It could have been worse. It might have been a zombie.
Sabres suspend Patrik Berglund indefinitely for 'failure to report'
WASHINGTON -- Patrik Berglund's first season with the Buffalo Sabres took another surprising turn Saturday when he was suspended indefinitely by the team for "failure to report."
Trial in 1993 Mandy Steingasser killing delayed until July 1
Jury selection is scheduled to begin July 1 for the trial of Joseph H. Belstadt, the Town of Tonawanda man charged in the 1993 strangulation murder of Mandy Steingasser, 17, of North Tonawanda. The trial is estimated to last four weeks.
Search warrant conducted by multiple agencies in Niagara Falls Friday night
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - Niagara Falls Police say a search warrant was conducted by multiple agencies including the FBI and the ATF at Packard Court Friday evening. Officials say one suspect is currently in custody.
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
Lockport woman charged after car strikes home in Porter
A Lockport woman was charged with driving while impaired and several other counts after her car struck a home about 8 p.m. Monday on Youngstown-Lockport Road in Porter, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported.
Buffalo man arrested in drug raid on Jefferson
A Tioga Street man was charged with possession of heroin, tranquilizers and marijuana when police raided a Jefferson Avenue residence, authorities said Saturday. Intelligence and narcotics detectives recovered four bags of heroin, 50 prescription tranquilizers, a bag of marijuana and a digital scale
Law enforcement agencies conduct raid in Niagara Falls
A person is in custody following a police raid late Friday at Packard Court in Niagara Falls, according to a tweet from Niagara Falls Police. According to the tweet, a search warrant was executed by two federal law enforcement agencies — the FBI and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms — as
Man charged after leading chase from customs, assaulting officer
A Canadian man who sped through a customs checkpoint at the Lewistown-Queenston Bridge and led police on a high-speed chase, eventually crashing into a New York State Police patrol vehicle in Grand Island has been charged.
Tips for a safe and crime-free holiday season
NORTH TONAWANDA — The North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch group is teaming up with the city police department to share tips for residents who are looking to enhance personal and community safety.
Amara, Buffalo Zoo's New Ocelot Kitten, Is Dangerously Cute
She’s ready for her close-up. Meet Amara, the Buffalo Zoo’s newest addition. Amara is a two-and-a-half month old ocelot kitten and will make her public debut Saturday. Ocelots are a vanishing animal and her birth was part of a species survival program run by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Former owner of multiple Mexican restaurants pleads guilty to tax fraud
The former owner of four Mexican resturants pleaded guilty to tax fraud, Thursday. Sergio Mucino, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal tax fraud in the second degree for under-reporting the sales tax collected at his restaurants.
Evicted Elderly Medical Marijuana Patient Dropped from Healthcare Program
Days after being evicted from his apartment—and then invited to return—for his legal possession and consumption of medical cannabis oil, John Flickner says his healthcare provider has suddenly dropped him from his Medicaid/Medicare program. Without access to doctors and transportation to healthcare
Buffalo Police identify deceased suspect and officer involved in deadly shooting
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo Police confirm that the 47-year-old suspect shot by an officer Tuesday night has died from his injuries. The deceased has been identified as 47-year-old Marcus Neal of Buffalo.
NTHS Honor Society gives back
This past weekend at the Rockin’ With Santa Christmas party, the North Tonawanda High School National Honor Society collected and donated over 100 toys to the foundations toy drive. Toys will be given to children and families around the T-NT area, ensuring all kids have a fun, memorable and special
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.
New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries
New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.
Falls man indicted in four robberies
Brandon A. Ortiz, 20, of Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a 28-count indictment charging him with four armed robberies, including a home invasion and two convenience store hold-ups.