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Former City Honors teacher sentenced to serve 14 years in prison on child pornography charges
Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 09:40 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Peter Hingston, 63, of Amherst, who was convicted of two counts of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 168 months in prison and 15 years supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.
Buffalo man convicted by federal jury for role in murder of 3 people in front of child
Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 09:40 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Deandre Wilson, 51, of Buffalo, who was convicted by a federal jury of multiple charges for his role in a narcotics conspiracy, which resulted in a triple homicide, was sentenced to serve three consecutive life sentences plus 30 years by Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.
Hochul announces initiative to improve food benefit access for women, infants & children
Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 09:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new client feedback initiative her team said will improve understanding of the challenges New Yorkers face enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC.
NYPA board awards low-cost hydropower to Amazon in support of $550 million WNY expansion
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 08:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved economic development awards to 22 firms that will spur more than $20 billion in capital investments and support 8,336 jobs - with 3,930 newly created.
Oil prices drop to August 2021 levels
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.44, down 3 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.26. The New York state average is $3.44, down 2 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.37.
FASNY seeks to boost local volunteer firefighter recruitment with 14th annual RecruitNY campaign
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 07:00 am
Volunteer fire departments across New York state will open their doors to residents Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, as part of the 14th annual RecruitNY weekend.
Catholic Health statement on Eastern Niagara Hospital
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 06:00 pm
Catholic Health does not own or operate Eastern Niagara Hospital (ENH). We are excited construction is progressing on our new Lockport Memorial Hospital, which is expected to open this fall. Our health system will continue to provide care to residents throughout Niagara County at our other facilities, as well as take over operations of ENH's urgent care and ambulatory surgery center on Transit Road immediately following the hospital's closure.
HEAP emergency assistance still available for NYSEG customers
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 03:55 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) is reminding customers of payment options, budget billing, and energy efficiency programs to help manage their bills. Late payment charge suspension will continue until April 15, and the company will not disconnect residential customers through March 27.
St. Stephen School fish fry a Lenten tradition - and fully back in business following pandemic
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:00 pm
Including today, four Fridays remain in Lent - and that makes Lynn Ortiz very happy.
Statement from Erie County DA on Main Street fatal fire investigation
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the following on Wednesday: "Earlier this week, the Buffalo Fire Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced the completion of their on-site investigation into the fire that occurred earlier this month at 745 Main St., which resulted in the tragic death of Buffalo firefighter Jason Arno."
EPA, DEC, Tuscarora Nation team up to combat illegal tire dumping on indigenous lands
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 03:25 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and the Tuscarora Nation announced a partnership aimed at combatting illegal tire dumping on sovereign Nation lands.
Hochul: New report on gender wage gap in recognition of Equal Pay Day
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 03:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the release of a new report from the New York State Department of Labor on the state's gender wage gap.
Hochul promotes New York state maple industry during Maple Month
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 11:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraged New Yorkers to support their local maple producers. The governor highlighted New York's upcoming Maple Weekends events and activities, which will take place March 18-19 and 25-26, along with other special events and promotions throughout the month.
Early morning house fire awakes Grand Island fire volunteers
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:35 am
At 2 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, Grand Island firefighters were awoken to the tones of a structure fire at a residential home on Grand Island.
Hochul: New tech, regulations to help workers facing layoffs
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced plans to launch the new Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act portal - the latest milestone in the New York State Department of Labor's multi-year technology modernization plan.
Teen sentenced for shooting security officer with illegal gun outside of McKinley High School during brawl
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 03:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced an 18-year-old male from Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case, a designated Youth Part judge, to five years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. Judge Case denied youthful offender adjudication.
Daylight saving time begins: Don't drive drowsy
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 09:10 am
It's time to "spring forward" and set clocks ahead one hour beginning Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m. Losing an hour of sleep and the change in daylight hours means motorists may potentially experience drowsy driving and added distractions behind the wheel, as children and pedestrians take advantage of more daylight.
Buffalo man sentenced for fatally stabbing female victim
Thu, Mar 9th 2023 08:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old Antonio B. Lee of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to 13 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Higgins pays tribute to fallen Buffalo firefighter Jason Arno
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:00 pm
On the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins honored the service of City of Buffalo firefighter Jason Arno, who lost his life in the line of duty while fighting a fire in downtown Buffalo on March 1.
Morinello attends CHIPS press conference; says local roads matter
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-C-Niagara Falls, attended a press conference Wednesday to advocate for increased funding for local roads, bridges and culverts. Joining him were Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt, Sen. Tom O'Mara, and their Senate and Assembly colleagues.
Erie County DA: Judge finds defendant guilty of gun charge
Tue, Mar 7th 2023 01:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case has found 44-year-old Demario Baines of Buffalo guilty of one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class "C" violent felony).
Tax season: AG James offers tips to protect consumers from fraud
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 12:20 pm
With this year's tax season underway, New York Attorney General Letitia James has provided taxpayers with tips to help avoid fraudulent tax schemes. Attorney General James also urged New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report any suspected scams to steal personal and financial information to her office.
YWCA of the Niagara Frontier hosting annual cash raffle fundraiser
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 07:00 am
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will hold its annual cash raffle on Saturday, April 22. The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
NYS Department of State's DCP has returned nearly $2.4 million to consumers in 2022
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 02:55 pm
To kick off National Consumer Protection Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection assisted 19,752 New Yorkers with a variety of consumer protection matters in 2022, resulting in nearly $2.4 million being returned to consumers.
GNBC, NACC to stage grand spring show, pairing 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' with 'Les Patineurs'
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 11:35 am
Further establishing it's not "The Nutcracker Company," but rather the Greater Niagara Ballet Company, the GNBC and its artistic directors have prepared an intricate spring show that is whimsical, ambitious and fun.
Wheatfield officials weigh in on proposed banishment of gas appliances
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The controversial riddance of gas appliances by 2025 for newly built homes, as proposed by New York state, has reached Wheatfield Town Hall.
Niagara Falls: 2 teens arrested in Kia & Hyundai thefts
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 09:00 am
In the ongoing battle against thefts of Kia and Hyundai motor vehicles, Niagara Falls Police have made arrests in several cases recently.
ECMC, Tim Hortons partner to support frontline care services
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
For a fifth consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's frontline care services, raising $146,745 during the campaign that ran Sept. 19-25.
Former North Tonawanda Girl Scout leader to serve 15 years in prison for sexually abusing two child victims
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 09:05 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Marty M. Walton of North Tonawanda was sentenced yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to 15 years in prison followed by 20 years of post-release supervision. He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.
Election 2023: Chrissy Casilio announces campaign for Erie County executive
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 05:20 pm
Lifelong Erie County resident, small business owner and community leader Chrissy Casilio announced her campaign for Erie County Executive on Monday.
City of Niagara Falls: Robbery investigation and search warrant conducted
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 09:55 am
Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Niagara Falls police were contacted by an adult male that stated that he had just been the victim of an armed robbery in the area of 10th Street and Ferry Avenue. The victim stated that he had been struck in the head with a hammer, as well as having a gun pointed at him while he was being robbed of property.
Travel opportunities for retirees
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 08:55 am
Retirement provides individuals with ample time to engage in activities they enjoy. Many seniors spend that newfound free time relaxing and seeing the sights.
Hochul: More than $3.8 million awarded to improve seniors' access to locally grown foods
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 04:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced the Department of Agriculture and Markets has been awarded over $3.8 million from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to help New York seniors better access locally grown food.
Price Rite Marketplace, UB football team partner to 'Sack Hunger'
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 04:50 pm
Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football program donated 24 "sacks" of food to the New Beginnings Food Pantry this week. The donation is a result of the organizations' annual "Sack Hunger" campaign, designed to help tackle food insecurity in the Amherst community.
Village of Lewiston receives good news on financial standing
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 09:10 am
As the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees heads into budget season, it does so with some good news.
Gunman pleads guilty for killing man on Broadway, shooting at responding Buffalo officers
Thu, Feb 23rd 2023 08:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 28-year-old Nakeem D. Haynes of Buffalo pleaded guilty yesterday morning before State Supreme Court Justice Debra Givens to one count of murder in the second degree, two counts of attempted murder in the first degree (class "A-I" felonies), and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class "C" violent felony).
NYS Department of Labor finalizes farm worker overtime regulations
Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 04:10 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) on Wednesday announced the adoption of the final farm labor overtime regulations, codifying Commissioner Roberta Reardon's order that accepted the Farm Laborers Wage Board's report and recommendations in September.
How to deal with ice and freezing rain
Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 03:45 pm
The forecast for Western and Central New York region includes snow, sleet and freezing rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning. As the weather turns, AAA Western and Central New York has helpful tips for drivers.
Report: Hotel-generated state and local tax revenue to reach new highs in 2023
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 01:45 pm
Hotel-generated state and local tax revenue will reach new heights nationally ($46.71 billion) and in states across the nation this year, according to state-by-state projections released Tuesday by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Oxford Economics.

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