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Buffalo man pleads guilty for killing his girlfriend
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 01:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Andre C. Whigham, also known as "Dro," of Buffalo, pleaded guilty Thursday morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
Higgins: $500,000 in federal funding to support cancer screenings at Community Health Center of Buffalo
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $500,000 was awarded to the Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB). Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Accelerated Cancer Screening program, the grant is designed to improve access to screenings and early detection in Western New York's underserved communities.
Erie County Fair: WNY Dairy Farmer of the Year Award nominations open
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 04:50 pm
The Erie County Fair, in partnership with Milk for Health, will honor WNY's Dairy Farmer of the Year during "Dairy Day" at the Erie County Fair (Saturday, Aug. 12). That day, a variety of activities will showcase dairy farming and products.
Payton S. Gendron sentenced for Tops shooting
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 04:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 19-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, on Wednesday morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan.
Western New York diesel fleets among first to meet EPA emissions standards for 2027
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:25 am
A new technology designed to revolutionize the performance of diesel engines is helping one of Western New York's largest carriers of bulk fuels and hazardous materials significantly improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
'Free Freshwater Fishing Days' in NYS
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the 2023 dates for "Free Freshwater Fishing Days" in New York. The requirement for a freshwater fishing license is waived during the following six days this year: Feb. 18-19; June 24-25; National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 23; and Nov. 11.
Children's Dental Health Month: Time to highlight ways for parents & caregivers to prevent cavities, promote strong teeth in kids
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
February is Children's Dental Health Month, and the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is shining a spotlight on improving children's dental health and preventing cavities.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grant
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant application period is open, with a deadline of 5 p.m. March 17.
Morinello delivers handmade valentines & celebrates volunteer for 50 years of service
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 11:30 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recently delivered Valentine's Day cards made by students from 20 different elementary schools within his district. The students crafted special messages for seniors at 16 different senior facilities, including seniors at senior centers, Meals on Wheels clients, residents of nursing homes, assisted living and rehab facilities.
Running Aceti's: A labor of love
Sat, Feb 11th 2023 07:00 am
Sam and Kim Aceti have left the building, as of Jan. 2, but their business and the community haven't left their hearts.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Half Marathon set for May 6
Sat, Feb 11th 2023 07:00 am
Roger King said that, as a 30-year-old, he started running to improve his health, but, since then, it has become a big part of his life.
'Oh darling, I swear, I'll go anywhere with you ...'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:55 pm
When Mary Beth met Paddy, she was a year out of university, with eyes on the future to teach English in France.
February: A month close to the heart
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:20 pm
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there's no shortage of reasons to celebrate. Beginning with a month-long observance of Black history to a holiday dedicated to love, colorful Mardi-Gras floats, and a Super Bowl we sadly weren't a part of this year, there's an occasion to gather friends and family for. It's nice to have things to look forward to in what feels like the coldest time of the year and according to Punxsutawney Phil, we're in for an extended winter.
Teen pleads guilty for shooting security officer with illegal gun outside of McKinley High School during brawl
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:20 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces an 18-year-old male from Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case, a designated Youth Part judge, to one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, and one count of assault in the second degree.
Earned Income Tax Credit puts money in your pocket
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:00 pm
If you worked in the past year and earned $59,187 or less, you can get your federal and state taxes e-filed for free, and you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). That is why I am pleased that the Erie County Clerk's Office is raising awareness of the critical support of the United Way's MyFreeTaxes program.
As WNY marks 14th anniversary of Flight 3407 tragedy, Higgins 'determined to protect flight safety'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 12:20 pm
As the Western New York community remembers the lives lost 14 years ago in the tragic crash of Flight 3407, Congressman Brian Higgins "remains vigilant in the fight to protect flight safety as Congress debates measures included in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization this year," his team said.
Ryan seeks nominations for 61st District 'Small Business of the Month'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:45 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced he is seeking nominations for small businesses throughout the 61st Senate District that deserve special recognition for their contributions to the Western New York community. Ryan will present each honoree with an award and a New York State Senate Proclamation commemorating the honor. Winners will also receive special recognition on Ryan's website and social media channels.
WNY bands together to save more women from heart disease and stroke
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:05 am
About 200 people decked out from head to toe in red gathered Tuesday at the Reikart House in Amherst for Buffalo's annual Go Red for Women luncheon to raise awareness and help fund the fight against heart disease and stroke, which claim the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined.
Buffalo man pleads guilty for stealing fire truck
Tue, Feb 7th 2023 03:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 26-year-old Yassin A. Abdikadir of Buffalo pleaded guilty Tuesday morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of grand larceny in the second degree (class "C" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest charge in the indictment against him.
Associate professor from Grand Island to compete on 'JEOPARDY!' Tuesday
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 05:30 pm
Carolyn Shivers, an associate professor from Grand Island, will compete on "America's Favorite Quiz Show." Watch Shivers compete on "JEOPARDY!" on WIVB-TV Channel 4 (CBS) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.
ECDOH: Interested in a quick and prepless cancer screening?
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 05:25 pm
The Erie County Cancer Services Program (CSP) will distribute FIT kits at nearly two-dozen Tops Friendly Markets locations throughout the month of March during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Free winter rabies vaccine clinic planned for Erie County's dogs, cats & ferrets
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 02:25 pm
Department of Health staff and volunteers from Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, Medaille College, the SPCA Serving Erie County, and the county's Medical Reserve Corps are ready to vaccinate your pets at the North Buffalo Community Center
Erie County Agricultural Society scholarship applications now available
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:40 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) is accepting applications for scholarships for 2023. There will be $40,000 in monies awarded to deserving high school seniors and college students up to their junior year. Since its inception in the 1950s, the goal of the scholarship program has been to connect the region's students with agriculture, business and volunteerism.
Passing the torch: Aceti's becomes Grand Island Wine & Spirits
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
Peter Johnson and Andrew Graziano of Buffalo, new owners of Grand Island Wines & Spirits in Tops plaza, have a business plan: Put customers first and keep the success going.
Program to spotlight Grand Island during Prohibition
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island was a perfect place for rum runners to store their stash of illegal bottles of alcohol during Prohibition, that began in 1920 and ended in 1933, said Mary Cooke of the Grand Island Historical Society.
Maguire Family of Dealerships looks to become part of community
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
The franchises formerly owned by the Fuccillo Automotive Group are now part of the Maguire Family of Dealerships. Owner and President Phil Maguire said they're "super excited" to be here.
Grand Island: Blizzard response discussed at joint town and school board meeting
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:40 pm
The response to the blizzard that struck Grand Island around Christmas 2022 was discussed at a joint meeting of the Town Board and the Board of Education that was held on Jan. 29 at Grand Island High School.
Environmental conservation police honored in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Law Enforcement enforces the 71 chapters of New York state's Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee sends thanks; has pavers for sale
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 08:55 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee would like to extend heartfelt thanks for the ongoing support from the community, as well as a special note of appreciation to two Island organizations for their support during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Hochul urges New Yorkers to prepare for dangerously cold temperatures & extreme wind chill this weekend
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 10:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday urged New Yorkers to prepare for dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills beginning Friday and continuing through Saturday. Most regions across the state, including Western and Central New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Capital Region and Mid-Hudson, are expected to see temperatures as low as minus-15 degrees and wind chills as low as minus-25 to minus-50 degrees for a period lasting almost 48 hours.
Erie County prepares for bitterly cold weather leading into the weekend
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 10:50 pm
An arctic front will enter Erie County on Thursday evening, bringing strong winds with possible gusts in excess of 40 mph. Low windchills and a burst of moderately heavy snow may cause localized hazardous travel on Thursday evening. These conditions will increase the risks of frostbite and hypothermia for people who spend any time outdoors tonight through Saturday.
Defendant sentenced for committing series of bank robberies in south Buffalo
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 09:40 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 60-year-old Donald R. Thie of no permanent address was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to two to six years in prison.
Students studying food service, hospitality, culinary arts encouraged to apply for scholarships from Taste of Buffalo & Tops Friendly Markets
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:45 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors aspiring to careers in the food service and hospitality industries. This year's program will award four recipients with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward room and board, books or fees.
Higgins: $450,000 for NFTA regional safety action plan
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) has been awarded a $450,000 federal grant. The funding, made possible through the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law," supports NFTA's development of a regional safety action plan for Erie and Niagara counties.
Ten Lives Club slates 'Kitten Bowl'
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:50 pm
The Bills may have missed the Super Bowl, but the Ten Lives Club plans to take home a win as its kittens leave it all out on the gridiron at this weekend's "Kitten Bowl" sponsored by Clyde's Feed & Cellino Plumbing.
Best deal for 'Best 12 Days of Summer': Erie County Fair passes to go on sale
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:45 pm
Back by popular request, the Erie County Agricultural Society will offer 12-day gate admission passes for the 183rd Erie County Fair for $60 (plus fees). The sale begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. The limited supply of passes will be available online only at Passes allow one adult gate admission per day of the Erie County Fair.
VA to host career fair at Batavia VA Medical Center
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:05 am
Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System will host a career fair at the Batavia VA Medical Center (222 Richmond Ave., Batavia) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. The VA career fair will be held on the ground (basement) floor level of Building 3 at the Batavia VA Medical Center campus.
Veterans Affairs to host PACT Act information and enrollment event
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:00 am
Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System and VA Buffalo Regional Office of the Veterans Benefit Administration will host a PACT Act information and enrollment event for PACT Act-eligible veterans and their families from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the George F. Lamm American Legion Post 622, 962 Wehrle Drive, Amherst.
Catholic Charities: Providing HOPE for 100 years
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 07:00 am
Over the past several months, the Western New York community has been reeling with losses and tragedies, each one reminding us how fragile life is. But in spite of, or because of, these adversities, signs of hope, strength and unity have continued to emerge rather quickly.
Home improvement contractor receives jail time for defrauding 7 victims in Erie County
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 03:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 39-year-old Jarrod D. Vosburg of Appleton was sentenced yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek. The defendant received a split sentence of three months in jail followed by five years of probation.

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