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Teen pleads guilty for recklessly killing 4 passengers by crashing stolen vehicle on Kensington Expressway
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 12:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a 16-year-old male from Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan, a designated Youth Part Judge, to four counts of manslaughter in the second degree (class "C" felonies), one count of assault in the first degree (class "B" violent felony) and one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree (class "D" felony).
'Plant-O-Rama' supports Youngstown Garden Club
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:55 am
The Youngstown Garden Club's first ever "Plant-O-Rama," held June 3 at the Youngstown Village Center, was everything it set out to be: festive and fun with something for everyone to do.
Empower holds annual golf tournament, honors local businessmen with Humanitarian Award
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:55 am
On Wednesday, Empower held its annual benefit golf tournament to raise funding for job training and day programming for residents of Western New York with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, Empower honored Bob O'Leary and Gary Kaczor with the Empower Annual Golf Tournament Humanitarian Award in Memory of Neil and Mary Gruppo for their continued dedication to supporting Empower.
Postpartum Support International holds annual 'Climb Out of the Darkness'
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:50 am
"Climb Out of the Darkness," the world's largest event raising awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders, will hold a regional climb in Buffalo on June 23.
1199SEIU: Nearly 100 union health care workers to be displaced by Catholic Health's reconfiguration of services
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:35 am
Nearly 100 full-time union health care workers at Catholic Health's Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston are working to find new job placements following an announcement that the hospital would cut critical patient services for rural Niagara County residents.
Ruffolo: Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pledges to keep health care local
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:25 pm
As the leading health care provider in the Niagara Region, we are deeply concerned about the recent announcement by Catholic Health to cut a number of essential services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. These service cuts, which include surgery, dialysis, imaging, maternity, GI, and some inpatient beds, will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the health care options available to Niagara County residents.
National Grid earns 3 EEI awards for New York emergency response
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
National Grid has been named a recipient of three Edison Electric Institute Emergency Recovery and Response awards, which recognize the company's exceptional emergency storm response and subsequent restoration of electricity service to hundreds of thousands of customers across upstate New York during multiple severe weather events from November 2022 to March 2023.
VA Western New York Healthcare System celebrates Juneteenth
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
VA Western New York Healthcare System will celebrate the spirit of Juneteenth with two major outreach events conducted by VA employee, FeedMore WNY and Resurrection Life Church volunteers.
City of Niagara Falls announces road-paving schedule
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
To start the paving season, we have identified 10 streets that will be getting repaved starting as early as the end of this week. The first 10 are:
Higgins urges protection of 1,500-hour pilot training rule
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is objecting to changes to the 1,500-hour pilot training rule included in the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act (H.R.3935). The bill will reauthorize the authority and funding for the Federal Aviation Administration for the next five years.
Facing 'dire space limitations,' FeedMore WNY announces plan to build new, unified facility
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
In what it called "a continued commitment to strengthen and expand feeding programs in Western New York and reach more underserved community members," FeedMore WNY announced plans to build a new facility.
NT teacher among 15 to learn from scientists & NY Sea Grant aboard EPA Research Vessel Lake Guardian on Lake Ontario
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
Melissa Elliott, a biology teacher at North Tonawanda High School, is among the 15 educators from five Great Lakes states who will become scientists during the 2023 Lake Ontario Shipboard Science Workshop aboard the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) Research Vessel Lake Guardian.
Teaching Black history is about exploring Black humanity, culture & traditions, UB education expert says
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
While lawmakers across the country take aim at how Black history is taught in schools - from dictating language (like avoiding words such as "diversity") and banning books - educators are walking a tightrope trying to stay on top of it all, while still giving their students a complete picture of American and Black histories.
Niagara County Legislator Elder announces Juneteenth festivities
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
Niagara County Legislator Jeffrey Elder today announced the schedule of events for celebrating Juneteenth in the City of Niagara Falls on Monday, June 19. Elder is co-chairing the Juneteenth organizing committee.
Speaking at NU, NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent establishes The Vincent Commission
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:15 pm
Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president, and Tommi Vincent, chair of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, have launched The Vincent Commission, a newly established entity formed to study and address gender-based violence on college and university campuses.
Muscarella appointed chief of surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Muscarella as its chief of surgery, effective July 1. Muscarella will lead the surgical team in providing care and advancing surgical advancements.
Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin together on stage at UBCFA
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:05 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Grammy Award-winning artists Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin together on stage on Friday, Oct. 20, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
NYS Department of State: $100,000 in funding to assist with housing security in east Buffalo
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:05 pm
New York Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez announced $100,000 in funding will be allocated to the Community Action Organization of Western New York to assist East Buffalo residents with housing security. The funding will be used to provide case management and rental and mortgage assistance to 100 families and individuals to prevent evictions and help families maintain safe, stable and permanent housing.
(Five For) Fighting the good fight: John Ondrasik teams with Ukrainian Orchestra to raise awareness
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 11:35 am
Myriad hit singles will echo down the Niagara River on July 11 when the Barenaked Ladies return to Artpark with "The Last Summer on Earth Tour." But one song will be especially poignant in light of continuing hostility in Ukraine.
KeyBank volunteers across WNY on 'Neighbors Make the Difference Day'
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 04:25 pm
On Tuesday, KeyBank hosted its 32nd annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." From 1-5 p.m., hundreds of teammates in Buffalo spent time volunteering with community organizations at more than 40 service projects in the region. They joined thousands of KeyBank teammates nationwide in receiving paid time off to volunteer at more than 500 projects in the neighborhoods where they live and work.
Obituary: Virginia 'Gini' Kiebzak Patwardhan
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 04:05 pm
Virginia "Gini" Kiebzak Patwardhan of Lewiston died peacefully May 23, 2023, after a stay in hospice care, at the age of 81.
Nominate a hero: Erie County Fair to honor firefighters, veterans, active military with special ceremonies
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 02:20 pm
The Erie County Fair will honor firefighters, veterans and active military during its 12-day event this August. Daily honorees will be chosen from nominations by the public, and reviewed by a local committee.
Great Lakes Real Estate honors agents
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 02:10 pm
On the memorable evening of Wednesday, the 7th of June, Great Lakes Real Estate gathered together to pay tribute to their exceptional agents at the annual awards banquet.
DEC announces new 'Next Step' hunting and trapping courses
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 01:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC's hunter education program (HEP) is now offering "Next Step" courses in seven disciplines for those who have completed a hunter education, bowhunter education, or trapper education certification course.
North American Partners in Anesthesia joins forces with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, enhancing anesthesia services
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 01:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced a partnership with North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) to provide comprehensive anesthesia services to the Niagara community.
Fallsview to host 'Ricky Nelson Remembered,' The String Cheese Incident
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 01:25 pm
Two great performances have been added to our busy entertainment lineup at Fallsview Casino, as we welcome "Ricky Nelson Remembered" starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson on Sept. 11-13 at the Avalon Theatre, and The String Cheese Incident on Sept. 21 at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino.
'Rainbow City Pride' is all-day Pride event in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:55 am
Pride month in WNY isn't complete until you join Niagara Pride and Old Falls Street for "Rainbow City Pride" 2023 on June 24. This event has something for everyone, and organizers encourage all of WNY to come check it out.
Hochul announces expansion of fully paid parental leave program, covering more than 150,000 NYS employees
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced expansion of New York's initiative to offer 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave benefits to more than 80% of the state workforce.
Buffalo man pleads guilty for killing bystander in shooting inside apartment on city's west side
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:25 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 28-year-old Victor M. Cramer-Williams, also known as "Bookie," of Buffalo, pleaded guilty yesterday morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Finger Lakes Region rescheduled for July
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:25 am
The American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure: Finger Lakes Region is being rescheduled for Saturday, July 22, at Xerox Campus in Webster.
Study: Weight-loss treatment for kids in pediatric primary care works best when it's family-focused
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:25 am
Obesity runs in families. That fact is at the root of an intensive, behavioral, family-based treatment developed by University at Buffalo researchers and targeted to children who are obese or overweight and their parents.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers guidance to raise awareness & protect against elder abuse
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:05 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is offering guidance to help prevent and protect seniors from elder abuse.
Family Promise of WNY hosts 'Celebration of Service Awards Brunch'
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:05 am
Family Promise of WNY, a family homeless shelter, will recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, businesses, partners and leaders in the community at its second annual "Celebration of Service Awards Brunch." The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Tewksbury Lodge, 249 Ohio St., Buffalo.
Exploring the complexities of using ladybugs as pest control
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 10:45 am
When creating a garden, it's likely that most people want to make decisions that leave a positive footprint on the local environment. In an attempt to limit the use of chemical pesticides and promote native species on their land, some gardeners have begun purchasing ladybugs as a form of "natural" pest control.
Dog bite awareness: US Postal Service provides safety tips
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 08:45 am
More than 5,300 U.S. Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs while delivering the mail last year. In USPS' 2022 listings of dog attack rankings by city, Buffalo ranked 18th out of 36 cities examined, while New York state ranked third in the USPS Top 10 dog bite states with 321.
The CW Network renews 'All American: Homecoming,' 'Superman & Lois' for 2023-24 broadcast season
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 08:40 am
The CW Network has renewed "All American: Homecoming" and "Superman & Lois" for the 2023-24 broadcast season, it was announced Monday by Brad Schwartz, president of entertainment, The CW Network. "All American: Homecoming" will return for a 13-episode third season, while "Superman & Lois" has been renewed for a 10-episode fourth season.
Catholic Health announces reconfiguration plan at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 05:15 pm
As health care continues its shift from inpatient to outpatient care, and providers everywhere face ongoing staffing and reimbursement challenges, Catholic Health is focusing on the future by developing "Centers of Excellence" within its hospital network and creating a "Neighborhood Hospital" model to serve residents throughout Niagara County.
'Big R': 14th 'Labor Night at the Races' this Friday night
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 03:45 pm
One of the longest traditions at the "Big R" will continue this coming Friday night as it is the 14th annual "Labor Night at the Races" to benefit the United Way of Greater Niagara.
DEC announces opening of 2023 black bass season
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 03:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the open (harvest) season for largemouth and smallmouth bass, collectively known as black bass, begins June 15 and runs through Nov. 30.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to welcome Brad Paisley, The Machine this August
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 03:40 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced country music superstar Brad Paisley will perform outside at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Then, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, The Machine will take to the outdoor stage. Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday, June 16.

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