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Variable ticket prices announced for 2014-15 Sabres season
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the variable ticket-pricing plan for all Sabres home games in the 2014-15 regular season.
Higgins, Slaughter, Collins and Reed press FAA to hold strong on pilot qualification rules
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
In a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, Congressmembers Brian Higgins, Louise Slaughter, Chris Collins and Tom Reed are calling on the FAA to maintain the more rigorous pilot training requirements recently implemented, despite pleas by some in the airline industry to relax qualifications.
'Mummies of the World: The Exhibition' enters final weeks of exclusive WNY engagement at Buffalo Museum of Science
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
Just a few weeks remain before nationally recognized "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" leaves the Buffalo Museum of Science on Sept. 21.
'Wonder Falls': Cuomo announces transformation of Rainbow Centre Mall in Niagara Falls
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to Niagara Falls Friday to announce Uniland Development Co., a Western New York-based development company, has been selected as the preferred developer to rebuild and transform the former Rainbow Centre Shopping Mall in Niagara Falls.
Art Festival Chalk Walk boasts modern theme
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 02:35 pm
A highlight of the 48th annual Lewiston Art Festival is most certainly the Chalk Walk sponsored by KeyBank.
Canalside event to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:05 am
The Roswell Park Concert for a Cure, one of the biggest music and food events of the summer, is coming to Canalside in Buffalo from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Ground broken for C-130 simulator
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a C-130 aircraft simulator.
Welcome home event for veterans
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host its annual welcome home event and memorial ceremony from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The event, held for the 10th time since 2004, will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo.
Alan Dikcis: Honoring a fallen soldier
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The grief, the pride and the memories are still alive for the family of Army Spc. Alan N. Dikcis.

The 21-year-old Wheatfield resident was killed on March 5, 2010, in Afghanistan while on a mission to recover another vehicle that had been blown up on the roadway in Kandahar. Dikcis had been deployed to Afghanistan the previous July.

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of State Sen. George Maziarz, County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross and Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe, signs designating a portion of Walmore Road in Wheatfield as the Spc. Alan N. Dikcis Memorial Highway will be put in place. One sign will be at Walmore Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, near the Dikcis home; the other at the corner of Walmore and Lockport roads, not far from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station where Dikcis' body was brought home.

Students use their talents for a good cause
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:45 pm
Carly, an artist, wanted to create a T-shirt for her team and wanted to use a warrior motif to symbolize a fighter against the disease.
SPCA's Zaninovich sworn in as peace officer
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:45 pm
There's a new sheriff in town ... well actually, she's not a sheriff, but she is a peace officer for the Niagara County SPCA.
Fight against Quasar discussed
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:40 pm
On Aug. 4, several local residents were guests on "Environmental Justice," a weekly program hosted by Jack Kanack on 91.3 FM WBNY radio.
Paddles Up brings hundreds to Island
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 06:15 pm
This year's Paddles Up, hosted by the Niagara Greenway Commission, drew tourists and locals alike to Beaver Island State Park to experience the area's largest paddlesports event.
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and State Parks encourage kids to 'Be a New York Ninja for Fun and Fitness'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:05 pm
Megan Fox, Will Arnett and filmmakers join officials from New York State Parks and the governor's office for motion pictures and television development at fan appreciation screening of film.
FASNY applauds Cuomo for signing bill prohibiting registered sex offenders as volunteer firefighters
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that prevents registered sex offenders from joining or remaining members of volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies.
Niagara County public health director joins Lockport mayor to promote health benefits of walking
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton joined Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey on her weekly "Walk a Mile with the Mayor" this past Monday.
Free German music concert series scheduled at Botanical Gardens
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
The German American Musicians, "Buffalo's Big German Band," have kicked off their 81st season by performing free summer concerts around Western New York. Their fourth and final performance will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Thursday, Aug. 7, from 7-9 p.m.
'Celebrate Lockport': Connecting people through faith and service
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope, or NOAH, a faith-based community organizing effort, will team with four congregations in Lockport to produce the first "Celebrate Lockport" event on Aug. 23.
New York offering hundreds of internship opportunities for fall semester
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Civil Service Commissioner Jerry Boone announced the application deadline is approaching for hundreds of internship opportunities available within New York state government. He encouraged college students to submit applications for the fall semester as soon as possible. The application deadline is Sept. 8.
Schneiderman issues alert and tips for consumers in response to reports of massive online security breach
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued an alert to consumers following a reported massive online security breach in which hackers stole more than 1 billion unique user names and passwords, and half a billion email addresses. Schneiderman offered tips to consumers for safeguarding sensitive personal information online.
Update: Collins secures Buffalo Zoo as home for two injured bald eagles
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Buffalo Zoo is the new permanent home to two bald eagles, Carson and Stripe, after Congressman Chris Collins convinced the federal government to keep the birds in Western New York.
Niagara County Fair: Rockwood wins Grace Herr Award
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Niagara County Fair announces the 2014 Grace Herr Award recipient is Paul Rockwood, a fulltime farmer in Lockport who enjoys volunteering his time and expertise for the fair.
Choraleers at Art Festival
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will perform their "Celebrate America" program Saturday, Aug. 9, at noon at the Hennepin Park Gazebo, Fourth and Center streets, Lewiston, as part of the entertainment schedule for the annual Lewiston Art Festival.
Alanis Morissette, Steve Miller Band headed to Seneca Niagara Casino
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:55 am
Three major lineup additions are slated for the Seneca Events Centers in October and November, including Alanis Morissette on Oct. 4 in Niagara Falls, Bill Engvall on Nov. 16 in Salamanca and Steve Miller Band Nov. 21 in Niagara Falls.
Syfy's 'Sharknado' franchise devours 18.2 million viewers
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:55 am
Led by "Sharknado 2: The Second One," Syfy's "Sharknado Week" (July 28-Aug. 3) soared 80 percent among Adults 18-49, 74 percent in Adults 25-54 and 73 percent among total viewers (L+SD), compared to summer to date (May 26-July 27).
JCPenney sponsors Blake Shelton's 'Ten Times Crazier' tour, raises awareness and donations for USO
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
J.C. Penney Co. is sponsoring of country music star Blake Shelton's 2014 "Ten Times Crazier" tour. s part of the sponsorship, JCPenney is building on its partnership with Shelton, a "JCPenney Cares Ambassador" since 2012, to raise awareness and support for America's troops and military families through donations to the United Service Organizations (USO).
Summer sensation 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' devours the big screen in an exclusive one-night event
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
Fathom Events, Syfy and The Asylum present the highly anticipated sequel to Syfy's 2013 mega-hit with a theatrical showing in select theaters Aug. 21.
'The Giver' wins Truly Moving Picture Award from Heartland Film
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
Upcoming major motion picture release "The Giver" (The Weinstein Company/Walden Media) has been recognized with the Truly Moving Picture Award by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film.
Echosmith confirms fall tour dates with American Authors in October, headline run in November
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
After a whirlwind summer as one of the most anticipated and highly praised acts of Vans Warped Tour, alt-pop band Echosmith has announced members will join American Authors on this fall's Honda Civic Tour, a three-week trek kicking off Oct. 1.
Disney Channel orders second season of 'Girl Meets World'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the comedy series "Girl Meets World." Since its June premiere, "Girl Meets World" has ranked as television's No. 1 series among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. To date, it has generated 4.7 million views on the WATCH Disney Channel app for mobile devices.
NBCSN's weekend soccer slate kicks off with 'Premier League Countdown'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
NBCSN's weekend soccer slate kicks off Friday with Premier League Countdown at 9:30 p.m., immediately followed by LA Galaxy hosting San Jose Earthquakes in the California Clasico at 10:30 p.m.
Canalside ends summer concert series on a high note
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
With only four more concerts remaining in the 2014 Canalside Summer Concert Series, organizers said it's time to get down to Buffalo's waterfront to enjoy live music. Four fun and diverse acts are left: the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Girl Talk, Moby and Foster the People.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers top Billboard chart with 'Hypnotic Eye'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
Reprise Records has announced Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with the release of their new album on Reprise Records, "Hypnotic Eye." The album has been a hit with fans and critics alike, many of whom have declared the album to be amongst Petty's finest.
Former athletes, NFL players and Olympic medalists change their lives on 'The Biggest Loser: Glory Days'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
Twenty former athletes, including NFL players and Olympic gold medalists, will aim to change their lives on the upcoming season of NBC's hit franchise "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," premiering Thursday, Sept. 11 (8 p.m.).
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game to feature San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings at Levi's Stadium
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
The San Jose Sharks will play host to the Los Angeles Kings in a regular-season outdoor NHL game at Levi's Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 10 p.m. ET, the National Hockey League announced.
'Thunder on the Niagara' announcement at Gratwick Riverside Park
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Mayor Robert G. Ortt will be announcing the 2014 "Thunder on the Niagara" boat-racing event that will take place at Gratwick Riverside Park during a Friday afternoon press conference.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host CMA Awards
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host "Country Music's Biggest Night" for the seventh consecutive time in 2014. The 48th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
Cuomo announces free Wi-Fi at four flagship state parks


Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday Wi-Fi networks are now available free of charge to visitors at Niagara Falls, Jones Beach, Saratoga Spa and East River State Parks.
'Rewrapped' returns for second season filled with more iconic snack foods, culinary competition
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
From Sno Balls to Ho Hos, and Thin Mints to potato chips, the second season of "Rewrapped," premiering Monday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. on Food Network, is stuffed with even more iconic snack foods viewers have enjoyed for years.
McGruff the Crime Dog, AlertID offer new app, 7 simple back-to-school tips for parents to keep kids safe
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Kids around the country are getting ready to go back to school, and their safety is always top priority for parents. As such, AlertID and the National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) are sharing a new app and seven simple tips to get the school year off to a great and safe start.