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Phil Collins is coming to Buffalo this fall
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — LiveNation announced legendary performer and singer Phil Collins is coming to Buffalo this fall. Collins is known for songs such as "In the Air Tonight" and "You Can't Hurry Love."
Hamburg man sentenced in drug bust, threats to witness
A Hamburg man with connections to northern Chautauqua County was sentenced to 11 years in prison for drug use, possession and threatening a witness. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Thursday that Joseph C. Paternostro, 28, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with the intent to di
The SPCA Serving Erie County has a Mini Horse that needs a home
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) — Five year-old Flint is the newest guest at the SPCA Serving Erie County. Barn manager Sheila Foss says that he came to the facility with a pony named Opal as part of a case from Allegany County. "They seized a hundred and forty farm animals so they were transferred to u
Tops to close store in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tops Friendly Markets will close one of its seven locations within the city of Buffalo when its lease expires this summer. The store, at 1770 Broadway near Bailey, will shut down in August. It is the oldest Tops store in Erie County.
Say it isn't snow: As much as 3 inches forecast in metro Buffalo late Friday
Spring has sprung in the Buffalo Niagara region. On the calendar. Skies will turn wintry again Friday with up to 3 inches of snow expected in metro Buffalo, National Weather Service forecasts show.
Kane Brown to perform at Erie County Fair
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - Country singer Kane Brown will be this year's headliner at the Erie County Fair's Gusto Grandstand. Brown will perform on August 12 at 8 p.m. “We are excited to feature an evening with Kane Brown as part of the Erie County Fair’s Gusto Grandstand lineup,” CEO & Fair Manager Je
Agnes the giraffe dies at the Buffalo Zoo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Agnes, the 24-year-old giraffe who called the Buffalo Zoo home her entire life, has died. Agnes passed away this morning, two days after the zoo announced she was receiving end-of-life care. Agnes was suffering from advanced arthritis and other health issues that were not resp
Orchard Park Police Chief on leave, will retire
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — Orchard Park Police Chief Mark Pacholec is on paid administrative leave and will not return to work, the Town Supervisor Says. Pacholec informed the Town Board Tuesday he will retire on May 1.
Cheektowaga man arraigned in girlfriend's strangulation death
A man who allegedly strangled his girlfriend was arraigned Thursday on a second-degree manslaughter charge in Erie County Court, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
Esopus seeks longer comment period on NY state's cleanup plan for Dyno Nobel site
PORT EWEN, N.Y. — The town of Esopus is asking the state Department of Environmental Conservation to extend by 90 days the comment period regarding the planned cleanup of the Hercules Powder Co./Dyno Nobel property off Route 9W.
New Erie County law allows cats at shelters to be adopted sooner
The Erie County Legislature passed a law Thursday that shortens the wait time before stray cats can be adopted. The law affects cats at animal shelters whose owners cannot be identified.
Buffalo man faces weapons charges after gunshot reported in downtown parking ramp
A man is scheduled to appear in Buffalo City Court today on weapons charges after a stolen gun was recovered in a downtown parking ramp following the report of a gunshot over the weekend, according to a Buffalo police report.
Tim Hortons rewards coming to Buffalo? It's going to happen
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — You'll soon be rewarded for all the times you order from a Tim Hortons. Tims Rewards launched across the border. Canadians are eligible for a free hot brewed coffee or hot tea of any size after every seventh visit. You'll also be eligible for any baked good, except Timbits and
Editorial: Erie County's poor health requires all hands on deck
At least we know where we’re starting from when it comes to the community’s health: near the bottom. The news may not light the path forward, but it shows what needs to be done and provides a baseline measurement.
BBB Warns Against Buffalo Online Company
The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about an online company claiming to be operating out of Buffalo. There are 48 customer reviews for the company and ten reports to the BBB Scam Tracker.
Movie to be shot in Western New York
East Aurora, N.Y. (WIVB) - Wednesday marked the first day of Spring, but residents in East Aurora are already dreaming of a white Christmas. Starting next Tuesday, an independent film company is kicking off their shoot of a made-for-television movie called "Special Dinner." The director is no strang
Deputy responds to welfare check of man; takes him grocery shopping
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. — There's a reason why Buffalo and surrounding communities in Western New York are known as the "City of Good Neighbors." The Erie County Sheriff's Office PBA shared on their Facebook page the generous act of one sheriff's deputy, who responded to a call to check on the welfare of
Overdose deaths declining in Erie County
Buffalo, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Health Department says the number of deaths from an overdose is at the lowest it's been in four years. So far in 2019, there have been about 35 suspected overdose deaths in Erie County.
String of violations at Buffalo plant
The former American Brass plant on Military Road in North Buffalo keeps getting cited for federal and state environmental and safety violations. The plant, now owned by the German company Aurubis AG, is over a million square feet and home to 650 workers. It produces about 160,000 tons of metal each
8-Year-Old Homeless Nigerian Refugee Wins New York State Chess Championship
After winning the New York State chess championship, 8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi, a Nigerian refugee, returned to the homeless shelter where he lives with his family. Earlier this month, Tanitoluwa, who goes by Tani, earned first place at the 52nd New York State Scholastic Championships tournament