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If you don't win $800 million ...
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:05 pm
New Yorkers seeking their fortune in this Saturday's record-setting $800 million Powerball jackpot have an additional tool to get paid big bucks: Power Play.
Lewiston named 25th safest in New York
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:00 pm
Residents of the Town and Village of Lewiston received some upbeat news this week, in the form of the community being ranked No. 25 among the safest cities in New York state.
Hourihan, Ruocco united in marriage
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:50 pm
Kathleen Cannon Hourihan and Peter Jacob Ruocco were married Nov. 28 in the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo where guests gathered for a reception following the ceremony.
Obit: Patricia Gress
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Patricia Marie (née Leach) Gress, 47, a resident of Grand Island, died unexpectedly Jan. 1, 2016.
NCBA gives to Friends and Family Support Association
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Builders Association presented a donation to Friends and Family Support Association Dec. 21 at the 914th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls.
Residents voice concern as National Fuel's forum approaches
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:35 pm
Several residents at the Wheatfield Town Board meeting Monday expressed their concerns about the possible dispersion of harmful emissions from National Fuel's proposed dehydration facility.
Wheatfield Board OKs moratorium on fracking waste
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:30 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board approved a six-month moratorium Monday night on the sale, application, disposal, extraction and storage of waste associated with fracking (formally known as hydraulic fracturing), in the town.
Allstate offers tips to make and keep financial resolutions in 2016
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:00 pm
'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. As we ring in 2016, many will vow to improve their health, get organized or take up a new hobby. According to StatisticBrain.com, the third-most popular resolution is to spend less and save more.
Meetings for dementia caregiver support groups in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 12:50 pm
Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be stressful and isolating, but support groups can provide coping tools and a welcoming embrace from others in the same position.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation names officers and directors for 2016
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 12:45 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation has announced the officers and directors for 2016.
Kate Bosworth, Matt Damon, Chris Evans, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks, Katy Perry join all-star list of presenters at Golden Globe Awards
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 12:35 pm
Ricky Gervais returns for the fourth time to host the ceremony airing Sunday, Jan. 10, live, coast to coast, on NBC. The main telecast airs 8-11 p.m. EST from the Beverly Hilton.
Video: Elected leaders sworn into office in Lewiston
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 12:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston held its swearing-in ceremonies Jan. 1 and 2 at Lewiston Town Hall.
Girl Scout cookie sales begin!
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 10:30 am
Want to help a Western New York girl learn valuable life skills? You can! It's as easy as ordering Girl Scout cookies. Boxes will be available starting tomorrow.
Niagara Catholic hosts Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 10:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School cordially invites you to attend its annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 27.
ABC's 'Marvel's Agent Carter' season one now available online
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 10:00 am
Until Tuesday, Jan. 19, fans can catch up on the entire first season of ABC's series "Marvel's Agent Carter" on ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app.
'Beat The Champ' bowling show begins on WBBZ
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 10:00 am
"Beat The Champ," a weekly bowling competition showcasing the best bowlers in Western New York, can be seen Saturdays at 4 p.m. starting Jan. 9, with encore presentations Sundays at 11 p.m.
Fireworks light the sky as 'The Happiest Place on Earth' turns 60
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 10:00 am
Walt Disney, one of the ultimate dreamers, used his uninhibited imagination and determination to create what became the springboard for all of the Walt Disney Co.'s spirited and wildly successful creativity that followed - his crowning achievement: Disneyland.
'Warm Up With the Cold-Blooded' at Buffalo Zoo this weekend
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 09:45 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Warm Up with the Cold-Blooded" event on Saturday.
Chef's lends support
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 09:45 pm
The popular Chef's Restaurant of Buffalo brought its food truck to Niagara Falls this week to help the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center.
You're gonna need a bigger boat: Only surviving 'Jaws' shark acquired by Academy Museum
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:25 pm
The Academy Museum announced today it accepted into its collection a major gift of the sole surviving full-scale model of the 1975 "Jaws" shark, donated by Nathan Adlen.
Castellani Art Museum TopSpin Series features 'Robert Harris: Painting in Progress'
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:25 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University continues its TopSpin Series of exhibitions of emerging regional artists with "Robert Harris: Painting in Progress," which opens with a reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, on the Niagara University campus.
Comment period on New York State Combined Plan for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act open until Feb. 8
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:25 pm
The comment period for New York State's Combined Plan for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funding is now open.
Two 'Biggest Loser' episodes feature the toughest temptation of all
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:10 pm
Back-to-back episodes of 'The Biggest Loser: Temptation Nation' on Monday, Jan. 11 (9-11 p.m. ET), will feature contestants facing their toughest temptation of all, team trouble for one trainer and healthy cooking with acclaimed chef Lorena Garcia.
America's future football stars featured during 16th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:10 pm
NBC will air the 16th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation's premier high school football all-star game, Saturday, Jan. 9 (1 p.m. ET), live from the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Tiffani Thiessen returns for a second star-studded season of 'Dinner at Tiffani's' on Cooking Channel
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 04:55 pm
Actress Tiffani Thiessen returns to Cooking Channel for a second serving of "Dinner at Tiffani's," premiering on Wednesday, Feb. 3 (8 p.m. ET).
PrimeSport joins Sabres as official partner
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced a multiyear partnership with sports ticket and travel company PrimeSport. The company will come on board as the official hospitality and fan package partner of the Buffalo Sabres.
Posting license pics on social media an identity theft risk, county clerk warns
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 02:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski is warning Western New York motorists against posting photographs of their New York state driver licenses on social media after the state DMV warned the practice was leading to identity theft, particularly among the young.
Ceretto: Freezing thruway tolls will benefit WNY economy
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto released the following statement:
NCCC holds 20th annual Tech Wars for middle and high school students
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:40 pm
The 20th annual Tech Wars competition will be held at Niagara County Community College from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women to meet
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, for networking, with dinner at 6 p.m., at The Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville.
DEC releases fisher management plan
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:40 pm
The final fisher management plan addresses population fluctuations in different regions of the state while offering trappers an additional hunting season, the Department of Environmental Conservation announced today with the release of the adaptive management strategy.
Buffalo Sabres assign Pysyk, Lehner to Rochester for conditioning stints
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 12:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned defenseman Mark Pysyk and goaltender Robin Lehner to the Rochester Americans (AHL) for conditioning stints.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks visit Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings in NBC's NFL Wild Card Game
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 09:00 pm
NBC kicks off its coverage of the 2015 NFL playoffs this Sunday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. ET with an NFC Wild Card matchup, when Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (NFC West, 10-6) visit Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (NFC North, 11-5) at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Schneiderman announces settlement with Uber to enhance rider privacy
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 09:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Uber that requires the company to adopt leading data security protection practices to protect its riders' personal information.
'American Idol's' farewell journey begins
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 08:00 pm
"American Idol's" farewell season kicks off tonight, with auditions from around the country. For three weeks, the judges - Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. - and host Ryan Seacrest will travel to Atlanta, Denver, Little Rock, Philadelphia and San Francisco in search of the 15th "Idol."
NU offering free emergency preparedness workshop for Scouts
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:10 pm
The Border Community Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment of Niagara University is offering a free emergency preparedness workshop for all Western New York Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Oscars nominations voting ends Friday, Jan. 8
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:10 pm
Nominations voting for the 88th Oscars will close at 5 p.m. PT Friday, Jan. 8. The votes will be tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
NTCC releases 2016 Travel Guide
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:00 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. announced today it has officially released its 2016 Travel Guide, which serves as a comprehensive source of information for travelers planning a visit to Niagara USA. The book highlights Niagara County's attractions and experiences.
Catholic Charities launches 2016 Appeal, sets $11 million goal
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials and volunteer leaders announced an $11 million goal for the 2016 Appeal at a press conference Wednesday.