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Video: Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

The Kiwanis Club of Batavia hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park. NOTE: We have a little problem with the video. My phone didn't save the video of the actual hunt.


Cattaraugus County Public Works crews hitting potholes

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Public Works crews fanned out around the county Thursday — as area temperatures reached the 70s — with truckloads of hot asphalt for permanent pothole repairs.


Orthopedic Surgeon Tells Breakfast Attendees at Olean General About Advances in Knee and Hip Operations

OLEAN, NY – Sometime this year, Olean General Hospital will provide patients with advanced options for anterior orthopedic knee and hip surgeries that are less invasive and decrease healing time, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Asim Makhdom told those gathered for Tuesday's community breakfast series.


Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe

That’s when I began my career in journalism. Thirty years. More than half of my life. I was 24 then, finishing my last month of college. I was raw but ready to change the world.


Sheriff: Body found in Mt. Morris could be wanted man

MT. MORRIS, NY (WROC) -- Deputies say they have recovered a body in Mt. Morris that could be fugitive David Clyde Morgan, the suspect who was the subject of a manhunt in Geneseo last summer.


Fire destroys trailer in Arcade

ARCADE — Investigation is continuing into the cause of a trailer fire early Thursday morning, Wyoming County Emergency Services officials said. The fire was reported 6:02 a.m. in a vacant trailer at 6070 Michigan Rd., Lot 41. No injuries reported but two cats died and the trailer was described as a


Poloncarz releases book contract documents per FIOA request by Mychajliw

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Friday that he is releasing documents in connection with his book contract with SUNY Press, as requested by Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw.


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


Student Senate passes proposal to protect student freedom

The Student Senate passed a proposal two weeks ago to protect student academic freedom in the classroom. Student Association Vice President Adam Hansen said that the proposal was passed in tandem with a proposal passed by the College Senate to protect the intellectual property rights of professors i


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Historic choice: Franklinville's Danielle Haskell earns Sister Maria Pares Buffalo News Player of the Year honor

Danielle Haskell might very well have settled the argument as to who is the best girls basketball player to come out of Franklinville. The best in her family? That could be a bit tougher call.


Fisher Price faces class action lawsuits for Rock N Play Sleeper deaths

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Fisher Price is being slapped with class action lawsuits over its popular Rock N Play Sleeper. In two separate lawsuits, parents say the East Aurora company, along with its parent-company Mattel, marketed the product as being safe.


St. Bonaventure student charged with driving drunk after two hit-and-runs

OLEAN, N.Y. (WIVB-TV) - A St. Bonaventure University student has been charged with aggravated DWI following two separate hit-and-run incidents. On Wednesday, New York State Troopers said they observed Nathan Prisella, 19, showing signs of impairment.


Editorial: Keeping secrets in Orchard Park

Whatever behind-the-scenes issues Orchard Park Police Chief Mark F. Pacholec is coping with, we hope they are nothing too serious, such as illness or a family emergency. But we don’t know. A cone of silence surrounds the town’s decision to put him on paid administrative leave around the beginning of


N.J. drivers could get a break on N.Y.'s congestion pricing, but state won’t get any cash

NJ Transit and PATH may not get a piece of New York City’s congestion pricing pie, said toll experts debating that plan on Friday, because they believe not many Jersey drivers will ditch their cars and get on a crowded train or bus.


Man arrested after crack-cocaine was found under the driver's seat

CONCORD, N.Y. (WIVB) - Deputies from the Erie County Sheriff's Department arrested 29-year-old Samuel McCaslin of Machias after they found crack-cocaine under the driver's seat.


Richard J. Fildes, 90, Buffalo firefighter for 38 years and active community volunteer

Richard "Dick" Fildes worked two jobs to support his seven children and for years was an active volunteer in his church and several organizations. Still, about a year ago, while living in Father Baker Manor, where he had volunteered for many years, he asked his son Gerard a strange question.