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Buffalo Police investigating assault on Congress Street

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo Police are investigating an assault they believe happened sometime on Monday or Tuesday on the first block of Congress Street. Police say the victim's foor was open and he was found on the floor with multiple injuries when an individual went to the house to check on hi


Anchor Bar wings moving closer to hungry Thruway motorists

The Anchor Bar outpost on Transit Road is moving south, to a spot where its signs can trigger hunger pangs in passersby on the Thruway. The new site of the chicken-wing-centric franchise will be the former Bob Evans restaurant at 6635 Transit Road, in Lancaster.


Arrest made in Sunday night pit bull attack

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police have arrested 30 year old Amber Lewis of Buffalo and charged her with endangering the welfare of a child in connection with Sunday night's pit bull attack of a young child on Watson Street.


Man charged with using pocket knife to make threats at Kaisertown store

A man was charged this week with making threats at a Kaisertown corner store with a pocket knife he just bought at the store. Daniel M. Batherson, 32, was accused of waving the knife at a clerk inside The Corner Store, 2050 Clinton St., shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday, according to a Buffalo police


JENNINGS: A final Buffalo stop for The Who?

The Who are returning to Buffalo on May 9 for a performance at KeyBank Center, which will add another chapter to the band’s storied history. Billed as the Moving On! tour, The Who will be accompanied by a symphony orchestra — and may even debut songs from a new album. It would be the group’s first i


Report for America Selects Spectrum News Buffalo for Local Reporting Ini­tiative

Report For America (RFA) announced Thursday that Spectrum News Buffalo has been selected to participate in its journalism and community service initiative. The Western New York station will play host to a journalist who will seek to improve local coverage. It is also the first-ever commercial televi


Niagara Falls Water Board plans national search for new director

The Niagara Falls Water Board decided Monday to conduct a nationwide search for a new executive director for the city's water and sewer operations. Rolfe Porter informed the board Friday that he doesn't want to stick around after his contract expires March 31.


Board approves $2.5 million bond to replace roof over Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome

TONAWANDA, N.Y. — An iconic view from the I-290 is getting a makeover of sorts. The town of Tonawanda town board approved a $2.5 million bond that will be used to replace the current roof over the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome.


What's happening at country music station WYRK? Here's the answer

Inquiring minds want to know: What is happening at WYRK-FM, the country station that is rated No. 1 in Western New York?. Well, listen to Taylor Swift’s old song “Change” or several other country songs about change as you read this explanation from Mark Plimpton.


Editorial: Lawsuit may provide valuable sense of where privacy is at unwarranted risk

Technology has advanced at lightning speed and the ability of law enforcement to use it to its advantage has migrated into spaces that have privacy advocates concerned. They should be, and so should everyone else.


Investor buys two Buffalo apartment buildings with 12 units

A real estate investor who just sold a six-unit Elmwood Village apartment building has now turned around and acquired two multifamily properties from a different group for $930,000 in all – one on the West Side and one near Soldiers Circle.


Deluca: Checking out the state's new visitor center

I had the most delightful surprise on Wednesday when I visited the new Western New York Welcome Center on Grand Island. I've driven by the place many times since it opened in August. I presumed it was just a rest area - a very pretty and expensive rest area. But then, early this week, I spotted a ne


Beyond 'Angels in America'

Road Less Traveled Productions of Buffalo will perform “The Illusion,” adapted from Pierre Corneille’s “L’Illusion Comique,” by Tony Kushner. “L’Illusion Comique” was written in 1636 using the device of a play-within-a-play, which was considered way ahead of its time. Corneille wrote this play when


School aid from state up $1 billion, but districts worry it's not enough

The annual two-and-a-half-month do-si-do over how much money the governor and State Legislature should put toward public education in New York has begun. Not only are school districts disappointed by the funding levels proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but they’re wary about his proposal that would for


Explore Buffalo offers free tours to federal employees

Another Buffalo organization is doing something nice for federal employees. Explore Buffalo is offering the workers two free tickets to its Inside Downtown tours through February, regardless of when the shutdown ends. Additionally, free admission will be offered to children under the age of 18 of fe


Tom Brady listed as underdog for first time since 2015

On September 20, 2015, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were listed as underdogs going into their game against the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots won that matchup 40-32. That victory over Buffalo marks the last time Brady and his Patriots were declared as underdogs by Las Vegas, but heading into


Questions remain over legal recreational marijuana across New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. — When it comes to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push for the state to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana, many questions still need to be ironed out.


Here's what your school district would get under Cuomo's proposed budget

The state Division of Budget on Tuesday released detailed calculations of what each school district would receive under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's budget proposal. School aid to districts is based on a number of factors, including enrollment and wealth, as well as reimbursement for certain programs.


Custodi is named scholar All-American

AMHERST — Amber Marie Custodi of Ransomville, a member of the Daemen College women's triathlon team, has earned Scholar All-American honors from the College Triathlon Coaches Association (CTCA).


How Violent Does it Get Before BPD is Called to a Buffalo School?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Recent incidents at Buffalo Public Schools that led to Buffalo Police getting involved have some wondering how often this happens. Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore says he doesn't have specifics, but "once is too many." A recent incident of a student accused of at