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Fantastic Friends of WNY holds annual special needs fashion show
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 09:40 am
Together with the D'Youville University occupational therapy department, Fantastic Friends of WNY Inc. hosted a special needs prom on Friday at the South Line Firehall in Cheektowaga.
NCSO attempt to locate Ransomville man
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 04:20 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate Sean R. Eskridge.
Niagara USA Chamber announces 2023 awardees for Chamber Honors
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 04:10 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2023 slate of awardees for the Chamber Honors Awards.
NYS Senate Republicans request governor drop gas ban in state budget proposal
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 04:10 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt; Sen. Mario Mattera, Ranking Member of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee; Sens. Thomas O'Mara and Mark Walczyk, members of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee; and other members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul requesting she drop a proposal to ban fossil fuel equipment in residential and commercial buildings, and instead implement affordable solutions in pursuing a cleaner energy future.
Buffalo man pleads guilty for creating social media post to encourage looting at Walden Galleria
Thu, Apr 20th 2023 07:45 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 30-year-old Dino A. Bruscia of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Cheektowaga Town Court Justice John Wanat to one count of inciting to riot and one count of criminal impersonation in the second degree (class "A" misdemeanors). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest charge in two separate criminal cases.
We have the meat! Lewiston Jazz Festival sets meat raffle fundraiser
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 12:20 pm
The annual Northwest Jazz Festival fundraiser will take place as a meat raffle this, to be held Sunday, May 7.
No relief at the pump: Gas prices continue to increase
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 09:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.67, up 7 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.08. The New York state average is $3.62, up 8 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.19.
NFFD responds to Niagara Falls fire
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 05:25 pm
On Thursday, April 13, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to a fire at 2918 Weston Ave. The two-story home suffered heavy interior damage. Two occupants sustained burn injuries, but declined transport to the hospital.
Big data study refutes anti-vax blood clot claims about COVID-19 vaccines
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 11:15 am
A study led by University at Buffalo researchers has confirmed that contrary to claims by antivaccine proponents, coronavirus vaccines pose only trivial risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clots. In addition, the study found that becoming infected with COVID-19 poses a significant risk of blood clots.
Erie County Fair accepting nominations for Firefighter Honoree Award
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Erie County Fair announced nominations are open for the Firefighter Honoree Award.
Air quality health advisory issued for Western New York
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 07:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City Metro, Lower Hudson Valley, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central and Western New York regions for Friday, April 14.
DiNapoli: Value of IDA projects grew 10% in 2021 to $126 billion
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
New York's 107 local industrial development authorities (IDAs) reported 4,324 active projects with an aggregate value of $126 billion in 2021, a 10.4% (or $11.9 billion) increase compared to 2020, according to a report released Tuesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The number of IDA projects increased by 1.5%.
Higgins: $1 million toward ongoing renovations at Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1 million in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. Secured by Higgins in the fiscal year 2022 budget, this community project funding supports construction of the great lawn, inviting visitors onto the campus and better connecting the museum to the neighborhoods, parks and community around it.
One week to file your tax return! Find out if you qualify for Free File
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded New Yorkers and others who may need to file a personal income tax return that the deadline to file and pay any taxes owed is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Tuesday, April 18.
Gunman pleads guilty for attempting to kill Buffalo Police officers during high-speed pursuit
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Kente Q. Bell of Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to three counts of attempted murder in the second degree (class "B" violent felonies), and one count of criminal possession of a weapon of second degree (class "C" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges in full satisfaction of the indictment against him.
Niagara County vehicle pursuit stretches to Grand Island
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
At 3:38 a.m. Sunday, while on routine patrol in the Town of Niagara, Deputy J. Westmorland observed a vehicle fail to stop at the red light located at Military Road and Porter Packard.
Teens charged for involvement in attack
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
On the afternoon of Friday, April 7, Niagara Falls Police detectives charged two juveniles for their involvement in an attack that was video recorded and distributed on social media. The two male suspects, ages 15 and 16, were both charged with assault in the third degree and, pursuant to state law, were issued appearance tickets to report to Niagara County Probation Department.
Knights of Columbus, St. Stephen's announce plan for new site
Sat, Apr 8th 2023 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 will use proceeds from the recent sale of its club building and nearly nine acres of land at 1841 Whitehaven Road to repurpose, maintain and manage the former St. Stephen's R.C. "Old Church" at 2106 Baseline Road, the church and council announced this week.
Village of Lewiston has new parking plans for North Water Street
Fri, Apr 7th 2023 11:00 am
Looking to add parking on North Water Street, trustees in the Village of Lewiston have a plan to convert part of the grassy area at the corner of Onondaga Street into between six and eight striped spaces.
Niagara Falls: Man pleads guilty to murder
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:10 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Matthew H. Figura plead guilty to the murder of Patrick M. DeLuca this morning in County Court. Figura admitted to killing DeLuca, age 36, of Niagara Falls on June 3, 2021, at Niagara Metals in Niagara Falls, where both were employed.
NYS: Heightened monitoring in response to increase in false threats to schools
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 10:00 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced heightened monitoring in response to the recent increase in "swatting" calls, or the false reporting of a serious law enforcement emergency, such as a bomb threat, hostage situation or homicide, across the state and country.
Taste of Buffalo winner of USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice for Best City Food Festival
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:30 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced it is a winner in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest, and placed No. 1 in the Best City Food Festival category.
Higgins announces $250,000 for Niagara Falls Airport
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $250,000 in new federal funding through the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law" for the Niagara Falls International Airport. The local airport is among just 33 projects receiving an award through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Competitive Grant Program.
Can You Help? Lewiston-Porter BOE member's family impacted by fire
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:30 am
It was learned this week that Lewiston-Porter Board of Education member Julie Donnelley and her family were displaced in a house fire that occurred Saturday on Michelle Court in the Town of Lewiston. A fundraiser was announced Tuesday by the school district to help the family get back on its feet.
NCSO: Hazmat investigation
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:35 pm
On March 30, 2023 at 1514 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a report of a possible fire in a building at Nouryon Chemical Inc. at 2153 Lockport Olcott Road in the Town of Newfane.
Bowling to strike out cancer on April 23
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 08:40 pm
Throughout the day on Sunday, April 23, the Tonawanda Bowling Center will temporarily become a hub for family fun and fundraising in support of cancer research. Team RPCS will host the third annual Russell J. Salvatore Bowling Open in support of the 2023 Ride for Roswell.
Ryan urges state to extend tax-filing deadline for Western New York
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:50 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan has sent a letter urging the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to push back the deadline for Western New Yorkers to file their state income tax returns to match the new federal filing deadline recently set by the IRS.
Driver sentenced for killing pedestrian in hit-and-run on Broadway in summer 2017
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces 36-year-old D'Mario A. Caesar of Buffalo was sentenced this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to the maximum of 7 1/2 to 15 years in prison as a second felony offender. His sentence will run consecutive to his federal sentencing scheduled for April 5, 2023, on drug and weapons charges.
Buffalo man sentenced for shooting victim on city's lower west side
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 32-year-old Jose Martinez, also known as "Gordo," of Buffalo, was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 10 years in state prison plus five years of post-release supervision.
Appeal 2023 more than halfway to goal with $5 million raised
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 12:15 pm
Appeal officials announced that Appeal 2023 in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the diocesan "Fund for the Faith," has reached $5 million. As of today, the annual campaign has raised $5,020,658, which is 52% of this year's $9.5 million goal.
Gunman sentenced for killing man on Broadway, shooting at responding Buffalo police officers
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 11:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 28-year-old Nakeem D. Haynes of Buffalo was sentenced this afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Debra Givens to 30 years to life in prison.
National Grid: More than $1.9 million to aid 8 Western New York projects
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 11:45 am
National Grid, through its robust suite of economic development programs, is providing more than $1.9 million to support eight projects, including Thermo Fisher's Grand Island expansion, Westminster Economic Development Initiative's move to a new location, Sonwil Distribution Co's. multimillion-dollar warehouse, Pine Pharmaceutical Inc.'s Tonawanda expansion, plus restorations of buildings in Lackawanna and Buffalo.
House fire in Town of Lewiston
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:40 am
On Saturday, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 responded to a residential structure fire.
Mental health resources available in Erie County
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:40 am
Nationwide, there is strong momentum to remove the stigma surrounding mental health. Now, more services than ever are available to assist those who are struggling.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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