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People's Choice Awards deliver largest audience in four years
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:45 pm
The People's Choice Awards was Wednesday's No. 1 program in viewers, delivering its largest audience in four years, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Jan. 8.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces balanced budget, increases in concert revenue and contributions for 2012-13
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. today announced audited results for the 2012-13 fiscal year (Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2013).
Ceretto hosts college students at State of the State address
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto along with Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb welcomed Jason Cutler and Sarah Jensen, students at Niagara University, to the Assembly chambers on the opening day of the 2014 legislative session.
Hop aboard 'Art Express' at Castellani Art Museum
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:25 pm
Join in the family fun as you hop aboard the "Art Express" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
More people watched 'The NFL on CBS' than any other network for entire 2013 regular season
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:25 pm
More people watched "The NFL on CBS" games than any other network in 2013, based on a cumulative analysis of Nielsen data. CBS has led all networks in Persons 2 + cumulative viewing in eight of the past 10 NFL regular-seasons.
Riviera show 'Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Tour' cancelled
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:25 pm
The "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Tour" show featuring Neil Sedaka, Lesley Gore and Frankie Avalon scheduled for Friday, April 11, has been cancelled.
Tim Murray hired as Buffalo Sabres general manager
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:10 pm
Buffalo Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine today announced the team has hired Tim Murray, a 20-year veteran of NHL front offices, to serve as the club's general manager.
Statement from Sen. George Maziarz on State of the State address
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 11:40 pm
Republican State Sen. George Maziarz released the following statement Wednesday:
Ceretto comments on 2014 State of the State
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 11:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, rolled out his priorities for the 2014 legislative session in response to the governor's State of the State address at the Capitol today.
Senator Grisanti offers remarks on governor's 2014 State of the State address
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 11:40 pm
Republican State Sen. Mark Grisanti issued the following statement Wednesday:
UB selected to co-lead state efforts to position New York as national leader in genome research
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 11:40 pm
As a premier research university with world-class capacity in life sciences research, innovation and analytics, the University at Buffalo is uniquely positioned to help New York state become a national leader in genomic medicine and advance new ways to treat, prevent and manage serious disease.
State of the State: Gov. Cuomo outlines agenda for 2014
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 11:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2014 State of the State address, outlining a sweeping agenda that builds on the success of the past three years to change the direction of New York state.
Restaurant rookies are on the hunt for perfect property in new series 'Buy This Restaurant'
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:10 pm
Aspiring restaurant owners take the first steps toward achieving their dreams in the new Food Network series "Buy This Restaurant," premiering Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m.
CBS's 'Grammy Gig of a Lifetime' contest announces 40 finalists
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:10 pm
CBS Interactive today announced the public has just days left to vote on the finalists for the third-annual "Grammy Gig of a Lifetime" contest presented by Microsoft Surface, the official tablet partner of The 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
Artpark to hold local auditions for 'Mary Poppins'
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:10 pm
Artpark & Company is holding local auditions Saturday, Jan. 25, for its upcoming summer production of Disney's and Cameron MacKintosh's "Mary Poppins."
Buffalo Sabres: Cunneyworth promoted to special assistant role
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Randy Cunneyworth has been promoted to be a special assistant and player development coach for the Rochester Americans, the team's American Hockey League affiliate club.
Six culinary finalists competing in Weight Watchers and 'The Chew' culinary competition are revealed
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:10 pm
Weight Watchers International, in partnership with ABC's hit food and lifestyle show "The Chew" (weekdays, 1 p.m. ET), today introduced the six culinary professional finalists who will compete in "The Chew Search for the Weight Watchers Chef."
Call for entries in 'Hard Rock Rising' competition
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:05 pm
"Hard Rock Rising," the world's largest and most far-reaching battle of the bands competition, will give one local band the chance of a lifetime: an all-expenses paid trip to Rome to perform at the first "Hard Rock Live Rome" music festival this summer.
Higgins announces release of Great Lakes study
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the release of a long-anticipated study by the Army Corps of Engineers on options for preventing the spread of invasive species, including Asian carp, in the Great Lakes basin.
Higgins calls for investigation into Niagara River ice jam
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is writing to the U.S. chair of the International Joint Commission calling for an investigation into what led to an ice jam buildup and flooding along the Niagara River during the blizzard that hit the Western New York area. Higgins' request is aimed at preventing potential tragedies in the future.
Music and poetry abound at 'Lewiston Arts Cafe''
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will partner to launch a new regional poetry and music event in Niagara County. The "Lewiston Arts Café" will feature some of the finest poets and musicians in Western New York performing in a 1960s coffee house style setting.
'The Biggest Loser' launches Google+ Hangout series, Pinterest partnership giving fans exclusive digital content, expert advice
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:00 pm
NBC and Shine America are launching two unique partnerships with Pinterest and Google+ to promote "The Biggest Loser" (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET) with exclusive digital content and expert advice based in fitness, food and lifestyle, beginning today and continuing through the series' live season finale Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce fills board positions, hires administrative assistant
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 01:15 pm
At the recent board meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elections were held to fill open positions. Also, the Chamber of Commerce has hired Marlo Briglio of Lewiston to fulfill the part-time administrative assistant position.
Maziarz urges governor to direct infrastructure aid to Niagara County wastewater treatment plants
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 04:35 pm
On the heels of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement of a multibillion-dollar infrastructure improvement plan for the new York, State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, is strongly urging monies from this initiative be directed to Niagara County to help repair and upgrade the Niagara Falls and Lockport wastewater treatment plants.
North Tonawanda DMV evening hours canceled
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 04:30 pm
The North Tonawanda Department of Motor Vehicles' weekly evening hours, offered every Tuesday, are canceled tonight due to inclement weather.
As Western New York faces winter storm emergency, A.G. Schneiderman warns against price gouging of necessary goods and services
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 04:30 pm
In response to the state of emergency declared by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for the areas of Western New York impacted by Monday's major winter storm, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued an open letter to vendors warning against price gouging, the inflation of the price of necessary goods and services. General business law prohibits such increases in costs of essential items such as food, water, gas, generators, batteries and flashlights, and services including tree trimming/removal, emergency structure repairs, or snowplowing, during natural disasters or other events that disrupt the market.
Power Authority responding to ice conditions along upper Niagara River; works to reduce ice jams near Niagara hydroelectric plant intakes
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 04:30 pm
The New York Power Authority and Ontario Power Generation ice breakers have been working since midnight this morning to break ice jams along the upper Niagara River. The Niagara River Control Center - part of OPG - issued a flood warning at 9:20 a.m. Ice conditions and water levels are being closely monitored.
North Tonawanda: Mayor Robert Ortt issues driving ban
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 04:30 pm
Effective immediately, City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has issued a driving ban throughout the city. The driving ban will be in effect until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Village of Lewiston: Gibson wants to be a 'difference maker'
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 03:55 pm
Monday night, before family and friends, Daniel R. Gibson was sworn into office in the Village of Lewiston. Mayor Terry Collesano appointed Gibson, a Republican, to assume a portion of Democrat and former Trustee Dennis Brochey's term.
Sabres: Carolina at Buffalo game postponed
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 02:55 pm
Tonight's game between the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes at First Niagara Center, NHL Game No. 647, has been postponed due to the hazardous weather conditions in the Buffalo area.
Grammy nominees Lorde and Katy Perry to perform at 56th Annual Grammy Awards
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:45 am
The latest performers announced for the Grammy Awards are nominee Lorde; nominee Katy Perry; eight-time Grammy-winning group Metallica with Grammy Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang; Nile Rodgers, nominee Pharrell Williams and 25-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder joining Daft Punk; and nominee Robin Thicke with Grammy-winning group Chicago.

Two-time Grammy winner and "NCIS: Los Angeles" star LL cool J returns as host of "Music's Biggest Night." The music industry's premier event takes place Sunday, Jan. 26 (8 p.m.), at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. It will be televised on the CBS Television Network.

Tonight's Jr. Sabres game postponed
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:40 am
Tonight's scheduled Buffalo Jr. Sabres home game vs. the Hamilton Red Wings at Northtown Center is postponed.
'Top Chef' hula dances to Hawaii for two-part finale
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:40 am
It may be January, but temperatures are heating up in the "Top Chef" kitchen. Soon the final chef'testants will pack their knives ... and head to Maui, Hawaii, for the two-part finale, airing Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 10 p.m.
FASNY urges New Yorkers to be safe while heating their homes during winter blast
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:35 am
As freezing temperatures blanket the state this week, in what is being called a "Polar Vortex," the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is reminding New Yorkers to be safe while heating their residences.

Though the life-threatening cold can seem harmful enough, families, homeowners and renters need to be aware of how they are heating up their homes. A space heater or a fireplace could put your home more at risk, and must be used safely. In addition, New Yorkers are urged to make sure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are operating properly and have working batteries.

Allstate offers cold weather tips to protect your home
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:30 am
Arctic air is bringing record lows and hard freezes across much of the nation, including many areas not accustomed to the winter chill. But there are things you can do to protect your home and property during cold weather.
Feet first for fitness in 2014
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:20 am
If you are among the masses of well-meaning Americans joining a gym or vowing to make use of exercise equipment purchased in the past, it's important not to miss a step by evaluating your footwear and health.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital earns re-accreditation for echocardiography
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, has earned a re-accreditation in the area of echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
LCTV orientation
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:00 am
Lockport Community Television will hold its first orientation session of the new year at 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14, at 293 Niagara St., Lockport. At this session, participants will learn how to become a community producer at LCTV, and be given the opportunity to sign up for television production workshops.
'The Voice' coaches, Stephen Amell, Heidi Klum among those appearing at 40th Annual People's Choice Awards
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:50 am
Malin Akerman, Stephen Amell, Wayne Brady, Stephen Colbert, Chris Colfer, Lucy Hale, Matt LeBlanc, Stana Katic, Heidi Klum, Ross Mathews, Joseph Morgan, Meghan Ory, Ian Ziering, the coaches from "The Voice" and many more are scheduled to appear at The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards, to be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 8 (9 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network. Hosted by Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, the live show will feature previously announced performances by Sara Bareilles, OneRepublic and Brad Paisley.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls kick off the 2014 season with a re-match of last year's championship
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:50 am
On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Queen City Roller Girls will kick-off the 2014 season with a re-match of last year's championship between the Devil Dollies and the Nickel City Knockouts.
 


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