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Panepinto calls for complete repeal of statute-of-limitations for sexual offenses against minors
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 02:25 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-60, along with childhood sexual abuse victims Vanessa DeRosa and Tino Flores, and their attorneys, came together Friday to call for the complete repeal of New York's statute-of-limitations for sexual offenses against minors.
Ortt appointed co-chair of joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 02:25 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has been appointed as one of three legislators to lead the Senate's joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction. Sens. Terrence Murphy (R-C-I-Green-Yorktown) and George Amedore Jr. (R-C-I-Rotterdam) also co-chair the task force.
BPO offers romantic Valentine's Day celebration
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 02:20 pm
On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is planning an evening of romance surrounding the return of Buffalo favorite Steve Lippia.
Oscar nominees Cotillard, Cumberbatch, Streep, Winfrey and Witherspoon to present at 87th Oscars
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 02:20 pm
Oscar nominees Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will be presenters at this year's Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Sunday, Feb. 22, live on ABC.
YMCA kicks off annual campaign
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 02:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Family YMCA recently received an award at the Y's Buffalo Niagara campaign kickoff dinner.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital names top employee of quarter
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 02:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital Patient Account Representative Kathy Palumbo has been named "Employee of the Quarter."
Zooper Saturday will feature family Valentine's activities
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a Family Valentine's Day event this weekend, as part of the Zooper Saturday series.
Buffalo Zoo animal adoption package makes unique Valentine gift
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo is offering special animal adoption packages for Valentine's Day.
BBB says start with trust when looking for love online
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 07:00 am
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and more and more people are turning to their computers to find new relationships. In fact, more than 41.2 million people in the U.S. tried an online dating site in 2014. It's a $1.2 billion business.
Diana Krall: Wallflower World Tour March 10 at UB Center for the Arts
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 05:25 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "Diana Krall: Wallflower World Tour" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Tickets, $64.50 to $84.50, are on sale now.
Erie County: Poloncarz, Burstein address importance of measles vaccinations
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Chief Medical Officer of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Dr. Stephen Turkovich, and Dr. Shamim Islam, M.D., of the division of infectious diseases at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to discuss the importance of measles vaccinations in stopping the spread of the disease.
NBC renews dramas 'The Blacklist,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'Chicago P.D.,' Law & Order: SVU,' 'Grimm'
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:20 pm
NBC has announced it is renewing dramas "The Blacklist" (season three), "Chicago Fire" (season four), "Chicago P.D." (season three), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (season 17) and "Grimm" (season five) for the 2015-16 season.
Lewiston: Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center celebrates Black History Month
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:20 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a special ceremony Thursday as part of its Black History Month celebration. The hospital honored two associates, one department, and heard remarks from community activist Kenneth Hamilton.
'Remember the Titans' coach Herman Boone to speak at Hilbert College
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
Herman Boone, the Virginia high school football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in the movie "Remember the Titans," will speak at Hilbert College at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in William E. Swan Auditorium.
Fourteenth annual 'Give Kids a Smile Day' set for Feb. 6
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
Tooth fairies, teddy bears and dental heroes will bring healthy smiles to more than 800 young children and their parents at the 14th annual "Give Kids a Smile Day" presented by the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.
Citizen preparedness training in West Seneca
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
New York National Guard troops, trainers, state and local emergency management officials will hold a session of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's citizen preparedness training program at the West Seneca Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. tonight.
Ceretto to Cuomo: Grant Niagara University Start-Up NY designation
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
Republican Assemblyman John Ceretto today sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in support of Niagara University as the school applies for designation as a partner in the Start-Up NY program.
New York's Powerball Jackpot increases to $360 million for Saturday
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is $360,000,000.
Applications available for student office assistant summer position funded by Grigg Lewis Foundation
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:05 pm
The Grigg Lewis Foundation workership program is taking applications to fill a student office assistant position it will fund at the Niagara History Center this summer.
Jack black to perform at The Oscars
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:00 pm
Versatile actor, singer and comedian Jack Black will make a special appearance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Sunday, Feb. 22, live on ABC.
Hallmark voice of '60s music, Frankie Valli, set to perform his legendary hits at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:00 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos announced today the May entertainment lineup will feature Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Saturday, May 2.
Help for caregivers and those who are grieving
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:00 pm
Are you caring for someone with a serious illness? Do you or someone you know need help coping with the loss of a loved one?
AlertID issues warnings about train safety
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:00 pm
A commuter train collided with an SUV Tuesday evening in Valhalla, New York. Officials said six people were killed and at least a dozen were injured after the third rail breached the train's interior and blasted flames into the front two cars.
Lewiston Lions welcome newest Lion Robert Herman
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:00 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions are proud to announce the induction of their newest member, Lion Robert Herman, who was sponsored by club President Regina Cecconi.
On World Cancer Day, Higgins champions legislation to increase biomedical research funding
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 09:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins recognized Feb. 4 as World Cancer Day by announcing the introduction of legislation aimed at the fight to rid the world of cancer and other debilitating diseases.
218 hopefuls received a ticket to Hollywood ... only one will be the next 'American Idol'
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 05:15 pm
This week, the fun continues when 218 of the country's most amazing performers travel west to compete in "American Idol XIV's" "Hollywood Week" at the Orpheum Theatre.
Cummings Foundation awards $1 million to UB's new medical school
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 05:15 pm
The James H. Cummings Foundation of Buffalo has given $1 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Collins responds to plans to reclassify Internet under Title II
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 05:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today issued the following statement after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released plans to vote on net neutrality rules Feb. 26.
Sabres assign Hackett to Rochester
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned goaltender Matt Hackett to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Niagara Falls: Accardo running for mayor
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 04:25 pm
Former Niagara Falls City Council chairman and local business leader John G. Accardo is running for mayor of Niagara Falls, vowing a "new vision for a Cataract City that has lost sight of its potential," his campaign announced this morning.
Four Diamond winners honored as hospitality elite by AAA
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:35 pm
AAA Western and Central New York recently announced its 2015 class of AAA Four Diamond Award winners during a ceremony at the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua.
Polar Bites event boosts Buffalo Zoo's winter funds
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:35 pm
Tickets are now available for Polar Bites 2015, a fundraising event benefiting the Buffalo Zoo's animal residents.
UB Theatre & Dance presents Zodiaque Dance Co. directed by Tressa Gorman and Tom Ralabate
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:35 pm
The University at Buffalo Theatre & Dance Department will present Zodiaque Dance Company Feb. 26-28 and March 6-8.
USA Network announces series pick-up for new drama 'Colony'
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:35 pm
USA Network announced today the series pick-up and 10-episode order of the series "Colony."
Niagara Hospice bouquet sale invites help from area businesses
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:35 pm
Staff and volunteers from the Niagara Hospice Alliance are kicking the snow off their boots and gearing up for the 2015 spring bouquet sale, which will run March 2-8 with pre-sale bouquets throughout the month of February.
M&T Bank Dance Series: Tango Buenos Aires in 'The Song of Eva Perón'
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Tango Buenos Aires in "The Song of Eva Perón" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Sabres Green Team partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team has again teamed up with the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers organization to provide troops serving in the U.S. military with cost-free methods of communication with their loved ones.
Food Network invites culinary entrepreneurs to step right up for a chance to make 'Food Fortunes'
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:30 pm
Food Network invites aspiring culinary entrepreneurs to walk in with an idea and possibly walk out with a fortune, in new series "Food Fortunes," premiering Monday, March 9, at 10 p.m.
67th Primetime Emmy Awards to air Sept. 20 live on FOX
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:30 pm
The Primetime Emmy Awards returns to FOX this year, airing live coast-to-coast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 20 (8 p.m. ET).
DEC extends public comment period on revisions to list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:30 pm
The public comment period for the draft Species of Greatest Conservation Need list is extended for an additional 30 days until March 9, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.