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FanDome: DC Universe offers new trailers, details for fans
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 12:00 pm
DC FanDome, the 24-hour global experience that took place Saturday via the virtual Hall of Heroes, was a fan experience that brought the universe of DC to life and featured the stars, filmmakers and creators behind the franchise's biggest films, TV series, games and comics. Warner Bros. welcomed fans everywhere into the DC FanDome - a free virtual fan experience where no badge was required.
Josh Allen and OnCore Golf giving back to Oishei Children's Hospital
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 11:25 am
OnCore Golf, the Buffalo-based golf ball company, recently announced Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen joined as a shareholder. Now, it's inviting golfers and fans everywhere to help their golf game and the local Oishei Children's Hospital by purchasing a limited-edition "Josh Allen Mafia" golf ball.
New York State Office for the Aging encourages older New Yorkers stay up to date with recommended immunizations
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 11:20 am
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is encouraging older New Yorkers to make sure they are up to date with all recommended immunizations, including those that provide protection against respiratory illnesses such as influenza and pneumococcal disease. It said routine vaccination is an essential preventive care service that should not be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coaches vs. Cancer 716 Golf Classic to benefit American Cancer Society
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 11:20 am
Division I NCAA coaches from across the state, and special guests will participate in the inaugural 716 Golf Classic at Harvest Hill Golf Course. Coaches scheduled to appear, or play include Mark Schmidt of Saint Bonaventure University, Jim Whitesell of Buffalo, Greg Paulus of Niagara University and Reggie Witherspoon of Canisius College. Various media personalities including Sal Capaccio of Entercom and WGR 550-AM are also set to appear.
John Lewis Day at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 09:15 am
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center proudly proclaimed Aug. 28 as John Lewis Day at the Center, in honor of the late representative.
Buffalo's own Goo Goo Dolls announce first-ever holiday album 'It's Christmas All Over'
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 09:05 am
On Monday, multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls announced the release of a first holiday record. "It's Christmas All Over" will bow Oct. 30 via Warner Records.
People Inc. celebrates 50th anniversary
Sat, Aug 22nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Friday, Aug. 14, local landmarks were lit blue in recognition of the 50th anniversary of People Inc., a regional nonprofit leader in the health and human services industry. The illuminated landmarks included:
Higgins & Western New York community members 'Fight for future of US Postal Service'
Sat, Aug 22nd 2020 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, joined Western New York postal workers and residents Friday in expressing outrage and opposition to operational changes he said threaten to sabotage the United States Postal Service.
Clarification issued on new unemployment bonus
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 06:15 pm
It appears New Yorkers will be able to receive an additional $300 in unemployment benefits.
New type of taste cell discovered in mice
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 03:40 pm
Some taste cells are multitaskers that can detect bitter, sweet, umami and sour stimuli, a new study finds.
Cahill informs residents of unemployment insurance updates
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 03:35 pm
In recognizing the uncertainty surrounding federal unemployment assistance, Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (Ulster/Dutchess) has issued updated guidance regarding currently available benefits for New Yorkers.
Investments announced to expand telepractice addiction services across NYS
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 03:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the award of funding for the purchase and installation of equipment to enhance telepractice addiction services statewide. A press release said, "Expanded telepractice capacity ensures access to critical addiction services for individuals and families who may not otherwise seek out treatment."
Cuomo announces results of statewide crackdown on speeding
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 03:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced law enforcement agencies throughout the state issued 21,428 tickets for speeding during Speed Awareness Week, which ran from Aug. 6-12. During that time, officers also issued 30,273 tickets for other vehicle and traffic law violations, such as impaired and distracted driving.
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh approves reopening of gyms
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 11:10 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh on Friday announced she is approving the reopening of gyms and fitness centers, including indoor classes, in Niagara County on Monday, Aug. 24 - the earliest date allowed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He left the decision on gym reopenings to local county officials.
'The Seasons of Baseball in Buffalo 1857-2020' now available
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 11:05 am
Following three years of intensive writing and editing, Jim Overfield and his collaborative writing team are weeks away from publishing an updated and expanded version of his father's book, "The 100 Seasons of Buffalo Baseball," originally printed by Joseph M. Overfield in 1985. This new version is titled "The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball 1857-2020."
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 21, 2020
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 10:20 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 21, 2020
NYS: New record-high number of COVID-19 tests reported & lowest hospitalizations since March 16
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 10:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced a new record-high number of COVID-19 test results - 98,880 - were reported to New York state on Thursday. The governor also announced hospitalizations dropped below 500 for the first time, to 490, the lowest number since March 16. The number of ICU patients dropped to 119, the lowest number since March 15. The rate of positive tests - 0.72% - was below 1% for the 14th straight day.
Queen + Adam Lambert to release first live album
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 09:45 am
Since their first appearance together in 2009 when Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared as guests on the finale of the eighth season of "American Idol" on which Adam Lambert was a contestant, the combination of Queen + Adam Lambert has gone from strength to strength becoming one of the world's biggest-drawing touring bands.
Josh Turner releases new album, 'Country State of Mind'
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 09:45 am
"Country State of Mind" from Josh Turner arrives today. The 12 tracks on the album feature music that is near and dear to Turner, and includes appearances from country legends, plus some of today's hottest stars.
Pharrell Williams celebrates each & every Black businessperson with 'Entrepreneur' featuring Jay-Z
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 09:45 am
Today, Pharrell Williams shares a new single and music video titled "Entrepreneur" (feat. Jay-Z). Watch the video HERE. Fans can get it HERE via Columbia Records.
NYSUT demands full funding for public schools and colleges
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 09:10 am
New York State United Teachers on Thursday denounced plans to cut funding for school districts and public higher education in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. As public schools, colleges and universities prepare for the start of a new school year, the state's most recent financial plan includes the withholding of funds in order to balance the budget.
U.S. Department of Transportation reminds everyone to 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 09:05 am
At a virtual event Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) kicked off its Labor Day impaired driving high-visibility enforcement campaign, reminding Americans not to drive impaired. This year's high-visibility enforcement will be supported by a $10 million national advertising campaign. Motorists can expect to see increased law enforcement on the road through Sept. 7.
Invasive 'jumping' earthworms are thriving, with destructive potential, expert says
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 07:00 am
Earthworm scientist Nick Henshue had not spotted invasive "jumping" earthworms in the Buffalo area until 2019.
Baseball returns to Buffalo: MLB dreams come true; new book announced
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 07:00 am
When "Play ball!" was heard in Buffalo's downtown gem of a ballpark, Sahlen Field, at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, I experienced tears of joy. The game's first pitch signified the return of Major League Baseball to Buffalo. The Queen City was a member of the Federal League in 1905.
Niagara County Community College selected for FAA training program
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 04:30 pm
On Thursday, Niagara County Community College announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selected its drone operator training program for the unmanned aircraft systems-collegiate training program (UAS-CTI).
Get ready for DC FanDome with DC films & series available to stream on HBO Max
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 04:15 pm
Whether you prefer Christian Bale or George Clooney as Batman, or Margot Robbie or Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn, HBO Max has you covered with a huge selection of DC titles from the 1970s to now, all available to help you get ready for DC FanDome on Aug. 22.
City of Niagara Falls develops plan for removal of extra waste carts by Aug. 29
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 03:55 pm
The City of Niagara Falls and Modern Disposal have developed a plan for the removal of excess waste (blue) and recycling (green) carts. For Niagara Falls residents who have extra waste and recycling carts for which a service change request has been filed and approved, Modern Disposal will be picking up these carts for removal starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29.
NT: World War II veteran William Gosch sworn-in as interim 2nd Ward Alderman
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 03:50 pm
Officials from North Tonawanda and Niagara County gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday for a swearing-in ceremony for 97-year-old William Gosch, who will serve as a temporary replacement for 2nd Ward Alderwoman Donna Braun.
7th season of 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' & new series 'Tyler Perry's Assisted Living' premiering on BET
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 03:45 pm
"Tyler Perry's House of Payne" and "Tyler Perry's Assisted Living" will premiere on BET Wednesday, Sept. 2 (9 and 10 p.m. ET, respectively). Two half-hour episodes will air for each show.
NFMMC invites COVID-19 community testing requests, updates current test schedule
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 03:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is accepting requests to perform community-based diagnostic testing for COVID-19.
Cuomo signs executive order extending moratorium on COVID-19-related commercial evictions until Sept. 20
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed an executive order extending the state's moratorium on COVID-19-related commercial evictions and foreclosures an additional month, until Sept. 20.
Hill's Pet Nutrition Partners with Skylar Astin to raise funds for shelter pets
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:55 pm
Hill's Pet Nutrition, a global leader in premium pet nutrition, announced a partnership today with actor, singer and animal lover Skylar Astin to support NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations' (NBC and Telemundo owned stations) Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign.
Cuomo signs into law 'sweeping' November election reforms
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed into law what his camp called "sweeping election reforms that will make it easier for New Yorkers to vote and be counted in November."
Buffalo Sabres Foundation Golf Tournament scheduled for Sept. 14
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the 13th annual Buffalo Sabres Foundation Golf Tournament, presented by J.W. Danforth, will take place Monday, Sept. 14, at the Country Club of Buffalo.
Cuomo announces groundbreaking for flood-resilient Lake Ontario Marine Park
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the groundbreaking of a new project to improve flood resiliency at Irondequoit Bay State Marine Park in Monroe County. The $2.67 million project, which is part of the governor's Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, will repair damage from flooding in 2017 and 2019, and raise the boat launch, docks and parking lot so they can continue to operate during times of high water.
Cuomo announces corrective actions for utility companies following 'failed response' to Tropical Storm Isaias
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the New York State Department of Public Service has completed the first phase of its investigation in record time into utility preparation and restoration efforts related to Tropical Storm Isaias.
Ke'Erron holds onto faith amidst adversity on triumphant 'Better With You'
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:05 pm
"Better With You," the latest studio recording from acclaimed vocalist and worship leader Ke'Erron, bows Sept. 18.
Erie County to support all county school districts with coronavirus relief funding
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds - more than $15.2 million from the U.S. CARES Act - to support local school districts in their efforts to bring students and staff back to school and/or enable distance learning.
If I want to know how certain you are of your opinion, I don't have to ask for it. It's likely predictable
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:00 pm
Researchers for years have understood how attitudes held with certainty might predict behavior, but a series of new studies led by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggest there may be a more general disposition at work that predicts the certainty of newly formed evaluations, just as they do for pre-existing opinions.

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