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Buffalo Studios announces pause in operations - studio plans on hold
Tue, Feb 6th 2024 01:40 pm
Just over three years ago, Buffalo Studios announced plans for an $80 million project to bring a major film studio to the Queen City.
Defendant sentenced to 15 years in prison for targeting hotel clerks in armed robbery spree across Erie County
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 11:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 26-year-old Abdi Kadir of Buffalo was sentenced this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to 15 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. He was sentenced today as a second violent felony offender.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee cancels meeting
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 04:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has canceled its Feb. 14 meeting due to lack of business.
Shamus hosts 'History Center Night'
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 03:00 pm
The Shamus Restaurant in Lockport will host "History Center Night" - to benefit the Niagara County Historical Society - on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Buffalo Society of Artists to host monthly 'socials' at Beebe's at the Hunt Gallery
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 10:05 am
The Buffalo Society of Artists (BSA) invites art enthusiasts, creatives and the community at large to join its monthly social event at Beebe's at the Hunt Gallery, located at 403 Main St., Buffalo. The first social of 2024 will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22.
As we say goodbye to January, we enter season of increasing pump prices
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 10:05 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.15, up 4 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.48. The New York state average is $3.28, up 2 cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.56.
Taste of Buffalo announces Tom Mahoney as 2024 chair, announces restaurant registration deadline of Feb. 12
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 04:50 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced Tom Mahoney as chair of the 2024 event.
Buffalo man sentenced for fatally shooting victim at stop light
Wed, Jan 31st 2024 11:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 45-year-old Mujihad Miller of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 23 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Attempted murder nets guilty plea in Niagara County
Wed, Jan 31st 2024 11:55 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Kalique Miller, age 19, of Niagara Falls, entered a guilty plea today in County Court to the charges of attempted murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. Miller admitted to shooting a 22-year-old woman multiple times in the Falls on Nov. 10, 2022.
Police chase in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 02:05 pm
Early this morning at 1:45 a.m., a 2018 Chevy Equinox fled from a Niagara County Sheriff's Office deputy.
Jury finds teen guilty of manslaughter for fatally shooting victim in south Buffalo
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 12:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a jury found a 16-year-old male from Buffalo guilty of one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony) and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class "C" violent felony).
Buffalo riders invited to ADA Tour de Cure Finger Lakes new location
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 10:45 am
The Finger Lakes region will be the backdrop for this year's American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure on Saturday, June 8, at a new location, Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) in Canandaigua.
Francis Center receives Niagara Area Foundation grant
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 07:00 am
The Francis Center children's program was awarded a grant of $10,000 by the Niagara Area Foundation, a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
Go electric at 2024 Buffalo Auto Show
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 03:25 pm
Thinking about buying an electric vehicle? Be sure to stop by the 2024 Buffalo Auto Show first.
'Rockin' at the Buffalo AKG' returns with Khruangbin 'A La Sala Tour'
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:40 pm
The Buffalo AKG Art Museum announced the return of "Rockin' at the Buffalo AKG" with Khruangbin and special guest John Carroll Kirby. The concert will take place on the Great Lawn on the museum's recently expanded campus on Tuesday, May 28.
'Together as One' Black History Month bus tour launches Feb. 3
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
A new, free bus tour will be offered every Saturday in February as part of the second annual "Together As One," a regionwide celebration of Black History Month.
Highway heroes at risk: Study examines characteristics of fatal roadside worker crashes
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
Struck and killed - nearly four times more than reported. It's the chilling reality for roadside assistance providers, including tow truck drivers, mobile mechanics, emergency roadside technicians, and safety service patrols who put themselves at risk every day to help others.
2024 Black Rock Lock operations schedule announced
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, is announcing the Black Rock Lock operations schedule for the 2024 navigation season.
Catholic Charities launches 100th annual Appeal
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
Last year, Catholic Charities of Buffalo celebrated 100 years of serving the Western New York community. This year also marks something equally special - our 100th annual Appeal. The backbone of stability for our organization, the annual Appeal has allowed us to continue our mission of providing "HOPE" for all seasons for the last century.
Niagara Falls: Ferry Avenue fire
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 06:15 pm
Emergency crews responded to a structure fire at 1729 Ferry Ave., at approximately 9:55 a.m.
Risk of lead poisoning from cinnamon applesauce pouches marketed for children
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 05:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents to check their kitchens and cupboards to make sure that any recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches are removed and discarded.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor New York State Parks employee Aaron J. Peters
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation employee Aaron J. Peters.
UPDATE: Cab driver robbery in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:00 pm
Shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Falls Street for a report of the robbery of a cab driver. The 36-year-old driver stated that, after picking up a customer and driving him to the 1700 block of Falls Street, the customer attempted to rob the cab driver.
Niagara USA 250 committee seeks local input
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 03:15 pm
The Niagara County committee charged with organizing local events around America's 250th birthday - known as a semiquincentennial - which will take place in 2026, is asking municipal officials, heritage organizations and county residents to begin thinking about what their local community may do to recognize the occasion.
National nonprofit Wreaths Across America announces new theme for 2024: 'Live with Purpose'
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 01:40 pm
Wreaths Across America (WAA), the national nonprofit whose year-long mission is to "Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach our children the value of freedom," announces its theme for 2024: "Live with Purpose."
Community can help 'Check Out Hunger' at Tops Friendly Markets
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 01:40 pm
Community members can help nourish their fellow neighbors experiencing food insecurity through Tops Friendly Markets' annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign. Now through Feb. 10, Tops customers may donate $2, $3, $5 or any amount at the register to support FeedMore WNY's programs that alleviate food insecurity and joblessness.
Hunger knows no season: Tops begins 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Tops Friendly Markets announces the start of its annual "Check Out Hunger" initiative.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes prevention program workshops
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes prevention program. This is a 16-week program for people who are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Classes are scheduled in 16 consecutive weekly sessions, then bimonthly for three months and once a month for five months.
Niagara County showing higher rates of respiratory illness, lower rates of vaccination
Fri, Jan 19th 2024 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) is urging residents to stay informed and take proactive measures against respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19, flu and RSV. The current situation poses a significant threat to public health, with data indicating elevated rates of hospitalizations and a strain on health care systems both locally and nationwide.
United Way of Greater Niagara accepted into national Read in Color program
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:55 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara is proud to share that it has been accepted into Little Free Library's Read in Color spring 2024 cohort. UWGN will be the first Read in Color program provider in New York state outside of New York City.
'The Niagara Movement' civil rights documentary heads to WORLD
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 05:05 pm
The WNED PBS original "The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights," an engrossing documentary capturing the conflict between three national Black leaders at the turn of the 20th century over the pathway to Black liberation, will premiere during Black History Month (8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, on WORLD).
Seaman announces murder conviction
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 03:30 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced that Shaquan Gibson, age 49, of Niagara Falls, was sentenced to a combined 65 years to life, the maximum possible sentence, for his conviction of the murder of 24-year-old Cyjear Betton in May of 2022, in Niagara Falls, and related crimes.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces 2024 officers, board of directors
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 01:10 pm
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (BMHOF) has announced its officers, board of directors and advisory council for 2024.
'Jazz Scene Buffalo' to debut on WBBZ-TV 5
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 11:00 am
"Jazz Scene Buffalo" will take the stage inside the "The Hungry Ear Coffeehouse" on the set of "Off Beat Cinema," (the late-night-hosted movie show nationally syndicated from Buffalo) at flagship station WBBZ-TV 5, Your Hometown MeTV Station, in its Eastern Hills studio.
State landmarks to be illuminated in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced 12 state landmarks will be illuminated red, black and green tonight in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
'Big R': Ransomville Speedway releases 2024 schedule
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 01:20 pm
The 2024 schedule for the Friday night racing program at the Ransomville Speedway was released, and the schedule is filled with exciting events throughout the season.
Explore & More Children's Museum, BankOnBuffalo reschedule Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities, reduce admission, for Jan. 27
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 01:20 pm
Due to inclement weather in Western New York, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and BankOnBuffalo will now celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and teachings of diversity, equality, freedom and resistance with a day of storytelling, crafts and educational activities on Saturday, Jan. 27.
'Coffee with Chris' update
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 01:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio has announced that, as a result of a scheduling conflict, he will not have a guest speaker at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. The event will go on without a guest.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Erie County, Town of Evans receive grants to enhance community resilience and environmental integrity
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 01:15 pm
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have selected Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Erie County and the Town of Evans as three of eight recipients of funding through the New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program.
More winter weather and high winds on the way
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
A mix of wintry weather is in the forecast following a windstorm across the region earlier this week. AAA is offering advice to both motorists and homeowners as they recover from one storm and prepare for what's next. For those out driving, be prepared:

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