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Charlie, dog found in Buffalo garbage tote, put down following increased aggressive behavior

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - An SPCA spokesperson said Charlie, the dog found in a garbage tote in January, was put down on Friday, February 15. The organization announced the pit bull's death in a news conference held on Saturday afternoon.


Dog rescued from icy water in Town of Tonawanda

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A dog was saved after falling into icy water at Bark Park in the Town of Tonawanda. Samantha Kelly posted photos of the rescue, which occurred on Thursday.


Selection Saturday: Williamsville North, Amherst boys among No. 1 seeds for Section VI tourney

The brackets are done and ECIC I division champion Williamsville North and ECIC III division champion Amherst are among the teams to earn No. 1 seeds for the Section VI boys basketball tournament.


'I Lost My Mind': North Tonawanda foster mom facing charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Less than a year after David and Kathleen Jackson were recognized by Niagara County officials as their foster parents of the year, Kathleen Jackson, 50, allegedly told police she beat a toddler placed in her care after she lost her temper as the result of a potty training mishap.


Town of Tonawanda officer placed on unpaid leave after car accident

TONAWANDA, N.Y. — An accident involving an off-duty Town of Tonawanda police officer is under investigation by the Erie County District Attorney's office. The collision happened at the intersection of St. John's and Englewood Avenue just before midnight on January 19.


Family ties: Ted's co-owner transfers control of Sheridan Drive location to daughter

Ownership of the 70-year-old Ted's Hot Dogs restaurant in the Town of Tonawanda is shifting from father to daughter. Peter T. Liaros, whose own father, Theodore S. Liaros, founded Ted's Hot Dogs in 1927, sold his half interest in the restaurant at 2312 Sheridan Drive to his daughter, Thecly L. Ortol


Student charged with head-butting Buffalo police officer

A juvenile student at the city's alternative high school was arrested Friday after head-butting a police officer, according to a Buffalo Police report. The incident happened in a classroom at Academy School 131 @ 4 on South Park Avenue, according to the report.


North Tonawanda man injured in hit and run, looking for justice

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — State police are investigating a hit-and-run on I-90 that left one man injured. The accident happened Wednesday evening in Cheektowaga during a snow squall.


City of Buffalo to stop enforcement of low-level marijuana crimes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown directed the Buffalo Police Department to stop the enforcement of low level marijuana offenses. The mayor said he wants enforcement to stop because of the upcoming legalization of marijuana statewide this year.


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


Kenmore trucker treated after rig rolls over in Chautauqua County

Shawn E. Mellot, 52, of Shepard Avenue, Kenmore, was treated at the scene for a head injury after his tractor-trailer truck rolled over about 6 a.m. Saturday on Route 380 in the Town of Kiantone, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported.


Believe it or not, the Amazon pullout wasn’t even the worst economic news for NY Dems this week

New York State managed to draw significant national media attention this week when Amazon decided to cancel its plan to open a new HQ in Queens. AOC, who apparently now runs the Democratic Party, immediately declared victory, having ensured that a caravan of tens of thousands of new, well-paying job


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


McKinley High School teacher assaulted by student is transferred to another school

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A McKinley High School teacher who was severely injured as the result of a student assault in January is being returned to work. However, the teacher will not return to McKinley High School. The district has transferred him to Leonardo da Vinci High School. The transfer was involunta


5 New Houses Foreclosed In The Buffalo Area

BUFFALO, NY — Have a lower price point, but still need to buy a home nearby? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the latest foreclosures in the Buffalo area could be a great starting point!


Dollar store employee accused of multiple thefts

An employee of a Family Dollar store has been arrested after being accused of stealing more than $1,600 from the store since Dec. 7, Niagara Falls Police report. Police were called to the Hyde Park Boulevard store Friday and were told that over the past two months, the man had been voiding sales mad


Buffalo man sentenced to 19 years for Goodyear Avenue shooting

A Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a fatal May 2018 shooting was sentenced Thursday by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 19 years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.


'I won the lottery,' says South Buffalo mom of 10 after giving birth to triplets

The gender mix in the Rosputni household became a lot more balanced this week. After a string of six boys – including twins born in different years – Brighid M. Rosputni gave birth Tuesday and Wednesday to triplet girls.


Man, 46, in fair condition after West Side shooting

A 46-year-old man was in fair condition Saturday after he was shot Friday night on Buffalo's West Side, according to police. The victim was shot at about 9:10 p.m. in the vicinity of Niagara Street and Auburn Avenue, a police spokesman said in an email.


Not your average dinner party in Buffalo's Fireman's Park

BUFFALO, N.Y. — She may not be sitting around a dining room table, but Regina Weise always starts dinner with a prayer. "Lord, I ask you meet every need of these people tonight. Father, God, Lord, whether it be physical or spiritual."