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Protest held in Buffalo against Northern Access Pipeline
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A protest was held against the Northern Access Pipeline in the city of Buffalo on Saturday, December 15. National Fuel first announced plans to build the nearly 100-mile natural gas pipeline in 2015. The pipeline would extend from Pennsylvania to Elma, NY to transport gas throug
Police in Nevada confirm identity of Salamanca murder suspect
Police in Henderson, Nev., on Thursday confirmed the identity of a Cattaraugus County man in their custody who is wanted on a murder charge in Salamanca, and is awaiting extradition to Western New York.
Gowanda to host fitness event at high school starting on January 3
GOWANDA — The Adult and Community Education division of the Gowanda Central School District is kicking off its winter-to-spring offerings in January with a variety of physical education classes open to the public, including Circuit Training, Pound and Zumba. A special “Panther Pass” — which offers s
Fredonia Police Release Name of Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting
FREDONIA – Fredonia Police Chief has released the name of the officer involved in a fatal shooting that took place earlier this week in the north county village. The Jamestown Post-Journal says Chief Brad Meyers said in a press conference on Thursday that the Patrolman involved in the shooting was N
Officers give back during Shop With a Cop
SPRINGVILLE—Giving back this holiday season was made easier for officers with the Springville Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office thanks to a grant from the Walmart Foundation. On Dec. 8, area children spent the morning with officers as part of Shop With a Cop – a national program
New York State Police join Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The New York State Police announce they will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The campaign started Thursday, December 13, and runs through the holidays until Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
End of an era: Casey’s demolished Wednesday
LIMESTONE, N.Y. — The former historic Casey’s Restaurant in Limestone, which had served as a landmark and was one of the oldest buildings in Cattaraugus County, was finally demolished Wednesday after years of abandonment and decay.
Famous Lake View house tones down Christmas lights, goes big on new Minion displays
LAKE VIEW, N.Y. (WIVB) - This time of year, many Western New York neighborhoods are aglow with cheerful Christmas lights displays, but few homes can compare to the Field family's house in Lake View.
Three charged for alleged deer poaching
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y. — Two Coudersport, Pa., men and one Steuben County man have been charged by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in connection with a recent deer poaching incident.
Better fishing days coming in 2019
As of Monday afternoon, area streams were at moderate levels with decent clarity for success. Rick Miller in Irving reported that the Cattaraugus Creek was in great condition for steelheaders.
Springville dragon lights up neighborhood
SPRINGVILLE—Driving down Transit Line Road in Springville has the feeling of driving through Middle-Earth when approaching Paul Kneis’ house. A 14-foot tall dragon straight from “Lord of the Rings” stands guard in Kneis’ backyard, providing a unique display for people to see from the road.
Salamanca fatal stabbing leaves questions for neighbors
SALAMANCA — Neighbors of a city of Salamanca residence where a Buffalo man was reportedly stabbed to death over the weekend expressed shock, sadness and confusion Tuesday about the killing.
Teen airlifted to hospital following crash in Chautauqua County due to apparent medical condition
SINCLAIRVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - A 17-year-old male was taken to Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. Thursday following a motor vehicle crash in Sinclairville. The crash occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Lester Street, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said Thursday night.
Erie County Fair Admission Price Goes Up
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) For the first time in ten years, gate tickets to the Erie County Fair will go up. All other pricing will remain the same. The adult gate admission will increase from $10 to $12. Senior gate admission is now $9. Early bird admission is now $7 weekdays as is the student special.
Gowanda gets first win, topping North Collins, narrowly
NORTH COLLINS — North Collins hosted Gowanda in a non-league Section VI boys basketball matchup on Thursday night. The Panthers found their first win of the season as they topped the Eagles, 40-37. After beating Gowanda on Monday night the Eagles split the home and away series. The Eagles managed 65
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.
Rare red deer shot by teenage hunter in Cattaraugus County
The state Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed a 16-year-old girl in Franklinville shot a nonnative red deer while hunting in late November. The girl's family reported the shooting to authorities Nov. 23.
Salamanca murder suspect arrested in Las Vegas
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a man in connection to a stabbing in the City of Salamanca. The 22-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released, faces a 2nd-degree murder charge after allegedly stabbing Juwaan Holt, 22, of Buffalo in the abdomen. Holt later died
Gas prices may keep dropping in January
IRVING, NY (WIVB)- Gasoline prices have been steadily dropping for several weeks, but it seems most evident on the Cattaraugus Reservation, in Irving, NY, where Catt-Rez Enterprises was selling gas for $1.67 a gallon Tuesday.
Ellicottville physician part of response team at Bush funeral
Dr. Brian Walters, an EMS physician from Ellicottville, spent several days this past week in Washington, D.C., providing medical support during the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush.