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'Sharknado 2': Three actual weather events nearly as wild
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:10 pm
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" premiered Wednesday on the Syfy Channel to great social media fanfare. The film entertained viewers with wild and nonsensical weather that spawns tornadoes that pick up large amounts of ferocious sharks. These sharks not only can survive in the vortex, but they also retain the ability to attack civilians, fueled by revenge and not physics.
Daniel Radcliffe, Helen Mirren, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Upton headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:05 pm
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show the week of Aug. 4-8.
Niagara County public health director advises of flooding health risks and prevention
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:05 pm
Following recent rainstorms, the Niagara County Department of Health public health director advises communities of a number of steps they can take to prevent health risks associated with home flooding.
Save appetite for seventh annual 'Buffalo's Best Pierogi Contest'
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:05 pm
Corpus Christi Church is once again looking for Buffalo's best pierogi. This historic east side church is hosting its seventh annual "Buffalo's Best Pierogi" contest Saturday, Aug. 16, at 4:30 p.m. The contest is open to all amateur cooks and businesses.
Dog days of summer
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:05 pm
Recently, a grumble of 24 pugs and their owners came together for a "dawg on" summer pug party in Youngstown. Dog owners from Lewiston, Youngstown, Clarence, Lancaster and Amherst attended the event.
Cornell Bhangra wins 'Today's Got Talent' contest, joins top 48 acts on 'America's Got Talent'
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
The votes are in! Cornell Bhangra, a dance group based in Ithaca, won the "Today's Got Talent" contest, announced earlier this week by "Today" anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. The act will join the quarterfinal rounds on "AGT" and perform live Tuesday, Aug. 12, for the chance to win the $1 million prize.
Ceretto announces State Parks trolley to stop at Italian Heritage Festival
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced the trolley that connects Niagara Falls State Park with the hotels in Niagara Falls will be making an additional stop this weekend at the Italian Heritage Festival on Pine Avenue between Portage Avenue and Fifth Street.
'Sharknado 2: The Second One' draws record-setting 3.9 million total viewers and 1 billion Twitter impressions
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
Lions and tigers and sharks, oh my! Syfy's pop culture sensation "Sharknado 2: The Second One" absolutely devoured the world during Wednesday night's premiere, becoming the channel's most watched original movie ever with 3.9 million total viewers and 1.6 million Adults 18-49. The movie also averaged 1.8 million Adults 25-54.
Sabres announce 2014 preseason schedule
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team's 2014 preseason schedule. The team will play six games, including three home games at First Niagara Center. The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which features the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, returns to Buffalo this fall and will take place on Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center.
First Niagara provides grant funding for Housing Opportunities Made Equal
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. are partnering to ensure the people of Western New York have access to housing in the communities of their choice through education, advocacy, enforcement of fair housing laws and the creation of housing opportunities.
Ceretto supports Pegula, opposes Bon Jovi purchase of Bills
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced his support for Terry Pegula's bid to buy the Buffalo Bills instead of the group featuring Jon Bon Jovi. Ceretto cited the need to keep the Bills in Western New York as reason for the announcement. He is calling on those responsible for the sale to ensure the team is sold to an owner committed to keeping the Bills here.
Niagara GOP rank and file back Ortt
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara County Republicans unanimously backed Rob Ortt, the decorated veteran and two-term North Tonawanda mayor vying to replace retiring Sen. George D. Maziarz as the party's standard-bearer in November.
Higgins sacks efforts to take Buffalo Bills away from loyal Western New York fans
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins stood up to play defense for Buffalo Bills fans this week. In remarks on the House Floor, he cited new ownership and blackout rules as threats that could take the team away from loyal, local fans.
Cuomo announces low-cost hydropower to help WNY companies create more than 80 new jobs
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 07:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved new allocations of low-cost hydropower to three firms in Western New York. The governor also announced Western New York Power Proceeds Awards for two other firms in the region. Together, the hydropower allocations and funding awards support the creation of more than 80 jobs and more than $50 million in capital investments.

"Access to clean, low-cost hydropower continues to be an important asset for Western New York, and today we are tapping into that potential to grow the regional economy and create jobs for New Yorkers," Cuomo said.

Firefighters rule in Wheatfield
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
The 115th annual Western New York Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention, hosted by the St. Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Co., was held July 23-26 in Wheatfield.
Shoe Carnival opens on Military Road
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
Footwear retailer Shoe Carnival plans grand openings at its new Niagara Falls and Hamburg stores beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.
Wheatfield man receives award
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
A Wheatfield resident was honored at the annual Lutheran Awards Celebration Dinner held recently in Lancaster.
Scouts receive 'Regal' business, history tips
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
On July 16, Cub Scouts from Pack 833 out of Adams Firehall and their families took a trip to Regal Tips in Niagara Falls to see how and where drumsticks, drum brushes and many other cool items are actually made.
Wheatfield approves biosolids law
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday decided it had done enough homework and heard enough protests by residents to go ahead and pass a biosolids law for the town.
Higgins urges action on VA reforms
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the House Floor in support of proposed legislation to implement necessary reforms at the VA to address the backlogs for veterans in need of medical care.
Bills, Giants kick off preseason in NFL/Hall of Fame Game on 'Sunday Night Football'
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:15 pm
"Sunday Night Football," television's No. 1 primetime program, kicks off the NFL's 2014 preseason schedule with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC, as two-time Super Bowl-winning QB Eli Manning and the New York Giants face pick Sammy Watkins and the Buffalo Bills.
Allison Williams cast as iconic title character in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:10 pm
"Girls" star and classically trained singer Allison Williams has been cast as the iconic title character in NBC's Dec. 4 telecast of "Peter Pan Live!"
Niagara USA to host 2014 Association of Teacher Educators Conference
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. has announced Niagara USA will host the Association of Teacher Educators 2014 Conference from July 31-Aug. 5 at the Sheraton at the Falls Hotel and Conference & Event Center. The theme for this year's conference is "Advocating for the Silenced: The Educators' Vocation," based on the vision of ATE president Dr. Emma Savage-Davis.
Preparing for 'Sing Sisters Sing'
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:10 pm
Members of the Schoellkopf Auxiliary Garden Club are readying the park for their upcoming Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary Fundraiser, "Sing Sisters Sing," scheduled to take place Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6-9 p.m.
Three-hour special 'American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World' to air Sept. 15
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm
NBC will present its second annual "American Ninja Warrior" international competition later this summer with a three-hour special, "USA vs. the World."
NBC's summer hit 'America's Got Talent' adds voting and instant save on Google
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm
NBC's "America's Got Talent" is partnering with Google for interactive viewer voting and instant save features. For the first time, fans of the hit show can search on Google.com or via the Google Search App for the term "America's Got Talent" or "AGT" starting at the end of the show to access the vote.
St. Francis Guild presents celebrity bartender night at Honey's
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm
The St. Francis Guild women's auxiliary of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a "Battle of the Banks and Credit Unions: Celebrity Bartender Night" at Honey's (6560 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls) on Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Conservatives back Conrad, Cecconi in Lewiston
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm
The Niagara County Conservative Party has unanimously endorsed Village of Lewiston resident Regina Scibilia Cecconi for the office of Lewiston town clerk, and Sanborn resident William Conrad for the Lewiston Town Board, party leaders announced.
Maher, NU alumni attend Mets game, meet Terry Collins
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm
In the rare instances when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., isn't consumed with fulfilling his demanding duties as president of Niagara University, he enjoys cheering on the New York Mets.
Grab your chainsaw: 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' debuts on Syfy
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 10:35 am
The Syfy Network has made a name for itself over the years with fun, campy B-movies. Most of the time, these movies exist in a moment, they're enjoyed by a specific group of fans, and that's the end of it.

That wasn't the case with "Sharknado." Not by a long shot.

Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Budwey's Supermarket
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 11:55 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda. Dogs Samson, Red, Toby, Kayla and Skipper will be there this Saturday; photos and information on these and all their animals are available online at www.heartofniagara.org.
Buffalo Philharmonic plans encore performance at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 11:55 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic is returning to Western New York's oldest historic site after a well-received performance in 2013.
Top 13 singers advance and will perform on a special 2-hour 'Rising Star' Sunday
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 11:55 am
After six weeks of competition, the singers from ABC's new groundbreaking reality series "Rising Star" have been narrowed down to the top 13 and will go against one another to compete for the highest scores Sunday, Aug. 3 (9 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
Tim Howard joins NBC Sports Group's Premier League broadcast team
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 11:00 am
Tim Howard, goalkeeper for the U.S. Men's National Team in the 2014 and 2010 FIFA World Cups and for Everton in the Barclays Premier League, will join NBC Sports Group's Premier League on-air team in a multiyear agreement, it was announced today.
NBC Sports Group launches new reality series, 'Mecum Dealmakers'
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 10:30 am
NBC Sports Group will launch a new reality series - "Mecum Dealmakers" - on Thursday, July 31, at 10 p.m. on NBCSN, providing car enthusiasts with a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the high-intensity world of Mecum Auctions, as collector cars change hands with the smack of an auction gavel.
Grandpaws hosts grand opening
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 10:20 am
Grandpaws Pet Emporium hosted a grand-opening celebration over the weekend. The popular pet store moved to the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Buffalo Zoo celebrates World Elephant Day with 'Elephantastic' event
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold an "Elephantastic" "Zooper Saturday" event Aug. 2.
'A Night Under the Stars' at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 07:00 am
Have you seen the new Kiddieland at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum? Wish you were a kid again? The museum has planned a special evening in Kiddieland for adults only.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office statement on James Drive standoff
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:25 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office released the following information following a standoff at James Drive in Lewiston:
Country stars shine on 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock'
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:10 pm
"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" is your front-row seat to the hottest concert performances of the summer. Hosted for the second time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town, the three-hour special airs Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8 p.m.), on ABC.