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Jury finds Buffalo man guilty of kidnapping teenage victim
Wed, May 17th 2023 03:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a jury found 21-year-old Abdiwahab Sabtow of Buffalo guilty of one count of kidnapping in the second degree (class "B" violent felony).
Art exhibits open at the NACC
Wed, May 17th 2023 11:30 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is debuting its newest showcase, "COHORT: An Alberto Rey Alumni Exhibition."
Buffalo State University commencement is May 20
Tue, May 16th 2023 06:25 pm
SUNY Buffalo State University will confer degrees on roughly 1,300 undergraduate and 500 graduate students during its 151st commencement celebration on Saturday, May 20, in the Buffalo State Sports Arena.
Destination Niagara USA honored by Niagara USA Chamber
Mon, May 15th 2023 02:20 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber hosted the "Chamber Honors" annual dinner at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Thursday, May 4.
Buffalo History Museum invites public to celebrate final days of 'Train Gallery'
Mon, May 15th 2023 02:05 pm
Buffalo families have one more opportunity to experience The Buffalo History Museum's "Train Gallery," which is scheduled to temporarily close on June 3.
NYSDOS: Fourth meeting of state Commission on African American History will take place in Buffalo June 12
Mon, May 15th 2023 10:35 am
The New York Department of State recently announced the fourth public meeting of the New York State Commission on African American History will take place in Buffalo on June 12 to "show support for the community in the wake of the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Tops Friendly Market."
Hochul announces essential upgrades to Buffalo's Apollo Media Center
Mon, May 15th 2023 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced a plan to upgrade the Apollo Media Center in east Buffalo to support job training, youth programming and media production. New equipment will allow the Apollo to expand media education to city residents who own a business, and provide a safe creative outlet for young people to explore music and art, while also teaching skills in video production and coding to help familiarize them with media careers.
Convicted murderer sentenced for possession of fentanyl in separate crime
Fri, May 12th 2023 04:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old Cortez Foster of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to 6 years in prison followed by 3 years of post-release supervision. He was sentenced today as a second violent felony offender.
UB TCIE awarded $500,000 grant to grow New York's offshore wind workforce
Fri, May 12th 2023 09:20 am
The University at Buffalo Center for Industrial Effectiveness (UB TCIE) has secured a $500,000 grant from the New York State Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI) to accelerate the development of New York's offshore wind workforce.
Hochul & Buffalo Mayor Brown: May 14th Memorial Commission to begin public engagement campaign
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the May 14th Memorial Commission will begin a public engagement campaign seeking the input of the community on siting and design of a future memorial.
Buffalo AKG Art Museum announces lineup for 'Lipsey Summer Jazz at the AKG'
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm
"Lipsey Summer Jazz at the AKG" is presented by The Stanford and Judith Lipsey Foundation. Concerts take place on the museum's Delaware stairs overlooking Hoyt Lake. Admission is free. Limited paid parking is available in the museum's parking lot. There is also parking available on the roads surrounding the Buffalo AKG.
WNY Women's Foundation to host 'What She's Made Of' at Highmark Stadium
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:35 pm
The WNY Women's Foundation will present "What She's Made Of" 2023 on May 22 at Highmark Stadium, with 350 guests anticipated.
ABC News Digital debuts multimedia project 'Buffalo: Healing from Hate - One Year Later'
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
ABC News announced ABC News Digital's "Buffalo: Healing from Hate - One Year Later," a multimedia project chronicling the one-year mark of the May 14, 2022, mass shooting that claimed the lives of 10 people at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Police Department responds to single-vehicle crash
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:35 am
On May 7, at approximately 4 am, Niagara Falls Police responded to the 4300 block of Porter Road to investigate a single-vehicle crash.
Partnership looks to address abandoned properties in Niagara Falls
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:30 am
The City of Niagara Falls and the Western New York Law Center (WNYLC) recently announced A new partnership "to address and resolve the community's concerns on vacant and abandoned properties."
Thank ´╗┐Kindness Festival at Eastern Hills Mall seeking nonprofits
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Save the date! The first Kindness Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Eastern Hills Mall.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum a 2023 Blue Star Museum
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announced it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer.
Special Olympics New York announces $50,000 partnership with GEICO
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Special Olympics New York announced an expanded new partnership with GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. GEICO has donated $25,000 in Long Island/New York City and $25,000 in the Western Region, for a total of $50,000.
Anderson to speak about policing Erie Canal, past & present
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
From the moment in 1818 that the Erie Canal began to carry boats, large numbers of people and huge amounts of freight were traveling back and forth along it. As the canal expanded, so did the traffic. With so many people and so much cargo mixing and moving around almost anything could happen - and often did.
Catholic Health consultants experience data breach
Fri, May 5th 2023 04:20 pm
Minimum Data Set Consultants LLC (MDS), a firm that provides consulting services to skilled nursing facilities across the country, experienced a data breach that may include medical record information from some long-term-care residents within Catholic Health. MDS is in the process of notifying the residents, their family members, or other responsible party.
Buffalo woman sentenced for setting fire that injured Buffalo firefighter
Fri, May 5th 2023 01:00 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Jade Smart, 34, of Buffalo, who was convicted of unlawfully damaging or destroying property by means of fire or explosive causing personal injury to a public safety officer, was sentenced to serve 51 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr.
Recovering and healing topic of May 14 remembrance event at UB
Fri, May 5th 2023 09:40 am
How to bring about racial healing will be explored during an event on May 11 to remember the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue.
Niagara County: Employment & Training ups tuition assistance grant availability to $5,000
Thu, May 4th 2023 10:45 am
Niagara County Employment & Training Director Donald J. Jablonski announced the amount of money available through the department's tuition assistance grant has increased from $4,000 to $5,000.
Novel disease mechanisms for age-related macular degeneration emerge from decade's worth of systems biology research
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:35 pm
The first genome-wide significant study of the epigenetics of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has yielded a trove of genetic mechanisms and pathways that are responsible for this disease, a leading cause of severe vision loss in older adults. AMD results from damage in the macula, which provides clear, straight-ahead vision, and therefore is critical to the ability to read, drive and recognize faces.
Higgins: $750,000 to help WNY small businesses establish & expand e-commerce
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
During Small Business Week, Congressman Brian Higgins announced $750,000 in federal funding to help Western New York start-ups and existing small businesses develop a website and facilitate opportunities to grow online sales. The funding, secured by Higgins in the 2022 budget, is directed to the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Buffalo State, which is leading the e-commerce program.
Buffalo man pending sentence on gun charge pleads guilty for kidnapping teenage victim in separate case
Tue, May 2nd 2023 02:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 44-year-old Demario Baines of Buffalo pleaded guilty yesterday morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of kidnapping in the second degree (class "B" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest count in the indictment against him.
Gear up, have fun and earn a prize during National Bike Month
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:05 am
With May being National Bike Month, Independent Health is giving Western New Yorkers a chance to win a Bike Month prize pack.
Buffalo man sentenced for shooting homeless man outside his apartment in Black Rock
Mon, May 1st 2023 02:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 38-year-old Damien A. Morris of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 5 years in prison followed by 21/2 years of post-release supervision.
AAA advises bikers on insurance leading as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month begins
Mon, May 1st 2023 10:30 am
April was National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York recently reminded drivers to continue to put cell phones down throughout the year.
Property owner pleads guilty to lying about lead hazards
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:55 am
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Angel Elliot Dalfin, 58, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to making a false document, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2023-24 BABEL season announced
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:50 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center announced the 2023-24 season of its BABEL author series, featuring Jhumpa Lahiri on Oct. 6; Michelle Zauner on Nov. 9; John Irving on March 21, 2024; and Kiese Laymon on April 25. Season subscriptions for the series, which takes place at Kleinhans Music Hall, are now available for purchase at
Niagara Pride announces 'Season of Pride' events calendar
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 10:15 am
Niagara Pride has announced its 2023 "Season of Pride," what organizers called "a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community throughout Niagara County and all of WNY."
Buffalo Girlchoir to perform at Merriweather Library
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 08:45 am
Buffalo Girlchoir will once again perform a concert at the Merriweather branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library located at 1324 Jefferson Ave.
'Arsenic & Old Lace' at the NACC
Thu, Apr 27th 2023 07:55 pm
Western Door Playhouse will present "Arsenic & Old Lace" at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. The show, written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Sam Fadel, is on stage at 7:30 p.m. May 12-13, 19-20; and at 2:30 p.m. May 14 and 21.
Carolina Panthers head coach & Bills legend Frank Reich to present 20th anniversary Call to Courage Award to Arizona Cardinals' Zach Ertz
Thu, Apr 27th 2023 07:00 am
The 20th anniversary edition of the popular Call to Courage Awards breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo. The event is sponsored by the Buffalo Pro Ministry of Athletes in Action.
Now open to Western New York nonprofits: 2023 Ford Friendship Express program application
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 05:05 pm
Local Ford dealers in Western New York today announced that applications are now available for the 2023 Ford Friendship Express program. 2023 marks the 26th year for this philanthropic initiative, where community groups and charitable organizations apply for the opportunity to receive a new Ford van.
Rotarians serve up 'Lasagna Love'
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 07:00 am
District Rotary 7090, comprising Rotary Clubs in Western New York and Southern Ontario, recently held its annual meeting. During the event, participants discussed numerous service projects, including "Lasagna Love" and hygiene donations.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to host Healthy Kids Day on April 29
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will host its annual Healthy Kids Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, "encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids."
Civil Writes Project features community events, BABEL with Isabel Wilkerson
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 12:45 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center announced the individual artists, organizations and community groups receiving a total of $10,500 to support events aligned with Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project, a community engagement project that celebrates Black writers and seeks pathways toward justice through the literary arts.
Leading parental empowerment activist Nate Turner comes to Buffalo May 4
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 11:45 am
The Catholic Charities in-school social work program is partnering with NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo to bring "Raising Heroes: Why It's Important and How It's Done with Nate Turner" to Buffalo.

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