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NYS kawmakers propose striking religious exemption to vaccines

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The subject of vaccine exemptions for children in school is a highly contentious topic when it comes to your health and the health of your family. Cases of mostly eradicated diseases such as the measles are on the rise nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says c


Winter Weather Advisory issued for WNY Wednesday

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect for Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and northern Erie Counties from 1 p.m. through 10 p.m. Wednesday. Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming and southern Erie Counties will be under the same advisory from 10 a.m. Wednesday through 1 a.m. Th


Seven charged in Cattaraugus County meth bust

CONEWANGO — Seven people have been arrested after a meth bust late last week. On Friday at approximately 11:15 p.m., the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, assisted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and Cattaraugus County K


Is your New York state tax preparer legit? Search 33,000 names

If your tax preparer is not an attorney, CPA or IRS enrolled agent, you can use our lookup to be sure he or she is registered to do your taxes in New York state. Look up registrations for more than 33,000 tax preparers in the search below. Enter a name or look for registrations by city. The list inc


Case of 'zombie deer disease' confirmed in New York state

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about "zombie deer disease" that affects deer, elk, and moose. As of January, 24 states have reported cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), according to the CDC, including a reported case in Oneida Co


Catt. County Man Arrested for Driving Drunk, Threatening Someone

FREEDOM, N.Y. — A man from Machias was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and then calling and threatening someone at the scene of a single-car crash. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office said Brian Holland II, 33, was involved in a crash on Marble Springs Road Thursday.


Lewis County young woman named New York State Dairy Princess

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A young woman from Lewis County was crowned this year's New York State Dairy Princess. Reegan Domagala received the honor Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. She has served as the Lewis County Dairy Princess since the spring of 2018. She will now spend the next year promo


Cattaraugus County man killed in Friday morning crash

TOWN OF GERRY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office announced one man is dead and another was seriously injured in a Friday morning crash in the Town of Gerry.


Olean man arrested, charged with production of child pornography

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An Olean man was arrested and charged with the production of child pornography, U.S. Attorney James Kennedy announced Tuesday. Jacob Tunison, 29, faces 15 to 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He appeared in court Tuesday and is being held after a detention hearing.


Woman charged with DWI after vehicle nearly hit patrol car head-on, deputies say

A Cattaraugus County woman was arrested Sunday evening for driving while intoxicated and several other charges after deputies say she almost hit a patrol vehicle head-on. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, Lana K. Watt, 50, of Coldspring, was driving in the oncoming lane of traffi


Funding for two bridge replacement projects approved in Wyoming County

WARSAW — Funding for two bridge projects was approved last week by the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors. The funding was approved during the regular monthly meeting. It will pay for the non-federal share of design and other costs on both projects.


Locally-made documentary sheds light on dangerous journey of underground railroad

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A new film is providing the under-explored perspective of African-Americans making the dangerous journey from slave states to Canada and Freedom. "Risking: Everything: A Story of Niagara's Freedom Seekers" was produced by photographer, Isadore "Izzy Bleckman".


Video: Life, Liberty and Freedom rally in Batavia

For three years, Genesee County SCOPE has held a rally in Batavia to call attention to the erosion of personal rights in New York and this year in front of City Hall they held their rally, called the "Life, Liberty and Freedom" rally.


BOYS HOOPS: #6 Pembroke uses sound defensive effort in order to move past #11 Byron-Bergen

CORFU - Vintage Pembroke defense was the story in the Dragons’ Class C2 pre-quarterfinal matchup with Genesee Region league mate Byron-Bergen, as six-seed Pembroke moved past 11-seed Byron-Bergen by a final score of 52-38. The Dragons held the Bees to just three points during the first quarter, and


Criminal trial in Boston has roots in Western New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. — There's a criminal trial happening in Boston that a lot of Western New Yorkers may want to keep an eye on. It involves the opioid crisis and allegations a drug company made the problem worse.


New software will provide real property tax information online in Wyoming County

WARSAW — A new software partnership will provide real property tax information online for Wyoming County residents. The information is available at ny.wyomingcounty.totalcollectionsolution.com. It provides historical data along with the ability to print tax bills.


Brightest "supermoon" of the year will light the sky tonight

(WIVB) - Don't forget to look up on Tuesday night. Tuesday is the Snow supermoon- meaning the full moon will appear larger and brighter in the sky than usual. February's full supermoon is the second one for 2019- and will be the closest the moon will get to Earth all year.


Sex abuse indictment filed in Perry case

WARSAW - A Wyoming County grand jury has filed an indictment against an Attica man, accusing him of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child. Cody W. Crandall, 21, of 126 North Main St. was arraigned on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, class D felonies punishable by up to seven years in prison


Essentially Well Oiled to open in Colden

COLDEN—Expanding her Essential Oils business into her own retail space has been a dream for Debra Ehmke. Her dream will soon become a reality with the soft opening of Essentially Well Oiled in Colden on Feb. 18.


Woman arrested after she was accused of skipping cab fare

A Cattaraugus County woman was arrested Saturday evening after not paying for a taxi ride, according to the New York State Police. Valerie L. Larimer, 52, of Machias, was arrested for theft of services.