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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.
John Legend to perform at Governors Ball on 'Oscar Sunday'
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:50 am
John Legend, nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, will take the stage on "Oscar Sunday," March 2, at the Academy's official post-Oscars celebration, the Governors Ball.
The Band Perry to kick off North American leg of 'We Are Pioneers World Tour'
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:50 am
After a short holiday break, one of the hardest working groups in music today, The Band Perry, will pick up where they left off at the end of 2013. Days into the new year, the award-winning sibling trio will kick off the North American leg of their first headlining tour - "We Are Pioneers World Tour."
Grisanti: Bishop Malone to give invocation for opening day of legislative session
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:45 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti has announced the Most Rev. Richard Joseph Malone, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, will give the invocation for opening day of the New York State Senate's 2014 legislative session.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring 2014 continuing education courses
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:45 am
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2014 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes and certificates are offered in person and online.
Higgins announces completion of phase I pre-inspection pilot project at U.S./Canada border
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced completion of the first phase of a pilot project to streamline traffic and the flow of goods across the border between the U.S. and Canada. Phase II will soon begin at the Peace Bridge.
High-stakes two-hour special 'American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan' to air Monday, Jan. 13
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:45 am
NBC's heart-racing obstacle course competition show "American Ninja Warrior" will present the first international competition in a two-hour network special, "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan," airing Monday, Jan. 13 (8 p.m.).
Village of Hamburg food drive part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:45 am
On Monday, Jan. 20, The Western New York Regional Volunteer Center, in partnership with The Service Collaborative of Western New York Inc. and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the Village of Hamburg and the Food Bank of Western New York. AmeriCorps members, students and community volunteers will mobilize to turn Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and teachings into community action.
Oscars nominations voting ends Wednesday, Jan. 8
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:40 am
Nominations voting for the Oscars will close Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The votes will be tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
2013: An eventful year in the River Region
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:40 am
You can say one thing: The year 2013 certainly wasn't a dull, uneventful one for northern Niagara.
NBC averages record 30.8 million viewers for 'Wild Card Saturday'
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:40 am
Last weekend's historic NBC "Wild Card Saturday" was the most-watched ever, averaging 30.8 million viewers - up 14 percent from last year's 26.9 million average, according to Fast National data from The Nielsen Company.
Chargers-Bengals on 'The NFL on CBS' earns highest viewership and rating in 19 years
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:40 am
"The NFL on CBS' " broadcast of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game featuring the San Diego Chargers' win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday (1:06-4:20 p.m.) was seen by an average of 30.9 million viewers (Persons 2+), which is the highest viewership in 19 years for an early Sunday AFC Wild Card game (31.6 M; New England-Cleveland; 1/1/95; NBC), and is up 4 percent from last year's 29.6 million (Indianapolis-Baltimore).
Christmas 2013: Hard work, tough sledding
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:40 am
New York's retailers used deep discounts, extended hours, and heavy promotions to attract shoppers during the 2013 holiday shopping season, mustering an increase in sales volume of some 3-to-4 percent over a similar time period in 2012.

Merchants surveyed by the Retail Council gave the season an average letter grade of B-minus.

"It's hard work," said Retail Council President and CEO Jim Sherin. "The competition gets tougher year after year. Retailers of every size have to be quick on their feet to respond to consumer trends that shift at unprecedented pace."

National Grid prepared for snowstorm, frigid temperatures
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:30 pm
National Grid crews are prepared for a winter storm bearing down on the region tonight and into Wednesday.
Cuomo declares state of emergency as winter storm hits New York
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:30 pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency Monday as a major winter storm has moved from the Midwest into Western New York and the Tug Hill Plateau region of the state. The state of emergency covers the following counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Monroe, Oneida, Orleans, Oswego, Wayne and Wyoming.

These actions were taken due to a severe winter weather event that is forecast to include 36 inches of snow, lake effect snows in some areas up to four inches per hour, wind gusts up to 40 mph, and wind chill temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero.

Sonic bringing eight new drive-ins to Buffalo market
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 04:50 pm
Starting the new year with additional unit growth, Sonic Drive-In has announced expansion plans in the state of New York with a franchise agreement bringing eight new drive-ins to Buffalo within the next six years. The nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants has reached an agreement with Kevin DiPirro to develop these locations, with the first planned to open in the spring of 2015. The eight drive-in locations will extend throughout Niagara and Erie counties.
Maziarz comments on Cuomo plan
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 04:45 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, chairman of the New York State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, issued the following statement Monday:
Gov. Cuomo announces plan to provide more than $2 billion in tax relief to New York's families and businesses
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 04:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the state. He said today's proposals are the next major step in New York's continued transformation to a more affordable state for businesses and families.

"Over the past three years, we have made unprecedented progress toward curbing the rise of taxes and government spending in New York, transforming a state budget with a $10 billion deficit to a $2 billion surplus," Cuomo said.

Documentary looks into Robert Redford's 'The Natural,' which celebrates its 30th anniversary
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 12:05 pm
Producer and director Bill Cowell has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund post-production efforts for his documentary, "The Natural: The Best There Ever Was." The film, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the beloved baseball movie "The Natural," features exclusive interviews.
Kenmore Huntington Learning Center rolls out new Common Core State Standards
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:50 am
As schools commence the second half of the year, parents and students are continuing to acclimate to the changes taking place as a result of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The Huntington Learning Center of Kenmore is making adjustments of its own, said Sara Young, center director.
Alert: Education summit postponed due to inclement weather
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:50 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced the education summit scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Niagara County Community College is postponed due to inclement weather. The summit will be rescheduled for a later date.
Grisanti to host human trafficking awareness event
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:50 am
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti and the SUNY Buffalo Domestic Violence Taskforce invite readers to join an afternoon of remembrance on International Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Saturday, Jan. 11, starting at 2 p.m.
NBC's wild 'Wild Card Saturday' up 9 percent
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:50 am
Saturday's thrilling NBC "Wild Card Saturday," featuring two playoff games decided by two points or less on the same day for the first time in NFL postseason history, averaged a combined 18.7 overnight rating and 32 share - up 9 percent from last year (17.2/31), and ranking as the second-best "Wild Card Saturday" under the current TV format (since 2002).
Project Runway to offer free training
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:50 am
Northpointe Council Inc. will conduct a training seminar titled "Substance Abuse: Screening, Detection and Referral" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.
The Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart to reunite on 'The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles'
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:50 am
The first performances for "The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" were announced, including four-time Grammy Award winner Annie Lennox and Grammy Award winner Dave Stewart, who will reunite as the Eurythmics for one night only.

The primetime entertainment special, presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, will celebrate the remarkable legacy of the seven-time Grammy-winning Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

300th robotic surgery performed at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:50 am
Surgical staff members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently celebrated the successful completion of the hospital's 300th robotic surgical procedure by "SAL" the Surgical Robot. Dr. Venkat Kolli, the medical center's chief of surgery, performed the milestone operation.
Aquarium of Niagara pool down for routine painting
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:45 am
The California Sea Lions at the Aquarium of Niagara will take a break from showing off their skills beginning today and extending to Saturday, Jan. 18, so as to accommodate maintenance work.
Miracle League heralding 'Christmas miracle'
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 04:55 pm
An anonymous donor has provided what some are calling a "Christmas miracle" to the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York.
Village of Lewiston: Collesano to appoint new trustee; talks Frontier House, Paladino plaza
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 04:00 pm
In 2014, the Village of Lewiston mayor intends to partner with Alan Hastings to rebuild the Frontier House, work with Bill Paladino on a new retail plaza, come up with a master plan for Academy Park, enliven the upper plateau, fix the drainage problems on Fourth Street, find new grants and keep the tax rate flat.
Ceretto to hold education summit
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:05 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, in conjunction with the Partnership for Smarter Schools, State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-I-Newfane, and the Niagara Region PTA, will hold an education summit Monday at 6 p.m., at Niagara County Community College to discuss Common Core's impact on New York schools.
'The Chew' is all-new in 2014 with dishes, drinks and everything in between
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:05 am
Celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome the new year with a slew of great tips.
 


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