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Tonawanda native gives up first class seat for mother, baby
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - Jason Kunselman flies frequently for work. On a recent trip, he noticed a woman boarding the same flight with a baby and the child's medical equipment. "It happened in Orlando, and I see a lot of Make a Wish Children there. There's usually a big entourage with them. But, this wo
Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions: first half open thread
When the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions kick off today, both teams will be playing for pride only. The Bills have officially been eliminated from playoff contention, and while the Lions are technically still alive, they would need a whole lot of help over the last three weeks of the season in o
Apartment complex developer buys North Tonawanda property for waterfront views
A stand-alone professional office building in North Tonawanda is likely to find new life hosting amenities for a large apartment complex that is being built next door, after it was acquired by the owner of the multifamily property.
Live trees are great, but what about after the holidays?
Wondering what to do with your live Christmas tree after the holidays have come and gone?. The City of Buffalo is providing three ways to recycle your holiday tree. Drop if off from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, beginning Dec. 31 until Jan. 20 at three locations:
Nurse charged with assaulting patient at Buffalo General
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Ryan Kinnally, a nurse working at Buffalo General Medical Center, has been charged with assaulting a patient, causing them to become unconscious. The incident occurred while Kinnally was trying to give the patient medication, authorities say.
Tesla pulled out of Tonawanda solar farm; Solar Liberty set to take over
Three years ago, SolarCity agreed to install 8,500 solar panels on the Town of Tonawanda's former landfill. Within a year, the project had stalled. It remained in limbo after Tesla acquired SolarCity and assumed responsibility for both the solar farm and a sprawling solar factory in South Buffalo.
Providing Hope -- one box at a time
More than 200 North Tonawanda families will receive a little extra holiday cheer this year, thanks to the coordinated efforts of the local school district, area churches and other members of the Lumber City community.
MISSING: Buffalo Police searching for 11-year-old boy
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - Buffalo Police are seeking the public's help in finding a missing boy. Michael Aughtry, 11-years-old, has gone missing from 824 Delaware, according to Buffalo Police.
Santa gets a rescue in North Tonawanda
An ambulance rushed to the North Tonawanda Walmart last Saturday afternoon after witnesses reported Santa Claus down in the parking lot. It could have been worse. It might have been a zombie.
Watch out for porch pirates who steal holiday packages
The home surveillance camera caught the porch pirate in action. The apparent thief, bundled up in winter clothing, is seen at the door of a Buffalo home. The person picks up a white package and then stuffs it into a gray Kohl's shopping bag before walking away.
Grand Island Board of Education: Soil sample study explained at Board of Ed. meeting
Elevated levels of contaminants have been found at both Charlotte Sidway Elementary School and Kaegebein Elementary School. Both arsenic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), at levels higher than New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s soil cleanup objectives, were discover
Crews searching for man who went over Canadian side of Niagara Falls
A search is happening for a man who went over Niagara Falls on Sunday morning, December 16. The man entered the Niagara River and went over the Canadian side of the falls just before 11:00 a.m., according to a spokesperson with the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Buffalo.
Buffalo man arrested in drug raid on Jefferson
A Tioga Street man was charged with possession of heroin, tranquilizers and marijuana when police raided a Jefferson Avenue residence, authorities said Saturday. Intelligence and narcotics detectives recovered four bags of heroin, 50 prescription tranquilizers, a bag of marijuana and a digital scale
Trial in 1993 Mandy Steingasser killing delayed until July 1
Jury selection is scheduled to begin July 1 for the trial of Joseph H. Belstadt, the Town of Tonawanda man charged in the 1993 strangulation murder of Mandy Steingasser, 17, of North Tonawanda. The trial is estimated to last four weeks.
Bills-Lions in NFL Week 15: TV channel, time, live stream information
Orchard Park, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills (4-9) and the Detroit Lions (5-8) meet Sunday at New Era Field in Week 15 action. Josh Allen set an NFL record for the most rushing yards in a three-game stretch with 321 yards in his last three games. He broke the record previously held by Michael Vick.
First Night Buffalo to celebrate 30 years of family fun
An up-and-coming band called the Goo Goo Dolls was among the featured performers for the inaugural First Night Buffalo event held on Dec. 31, 1989. A gallon of gas cost only 97 cents. First Night activities were spread across downtown locations like the Alleyway Theater, Shea’s Performing Arts, loca
Search warrant conducted by multiple agencies in Niagara Falls Friday night
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - Niagara Falls Police say a search warrant was conducted by multiple agencies including the FBI and the ATF at Packard Court Friday evening. Officials say one suspect is currently in custody.
Clean Air Coalition Celebrates Tonawanda Coke Closure, Still Awaiting Settlement Money
Residents are still celebrating nearly two months after the closure of Tonawanda Coke. The shutdown occurred after the corporation filed bankruptcy. The plant had also been found guilty and fined for emitting toxic chemicals through their stacks.
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
New trial date in Steingasser murder case
LOCKPORT — The murder trial of Joseph Belstadt has been moved again. After a lengthy out-of-court conference and an apparently contentious conversation between lawyers and the judge in the case at the bench, jury selection for Belstadt's trial in the murder of Mandy Steingasser will now began on Jul