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Gunman sentenced for fatally shooting teen in city's Black Rock neighborhood
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Javair D. Walker of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 25 years to life in prison.
Driver sentenced for recklessly causing death of pedestrian after firing shots at another motorist
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 23-year-old Marlon D. Servance Jr. of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Debra Givens to four to 12 years in prison.
Gary Siddall will take reins as president & CEO of Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
The Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (BSNS) board of managers on Thursday announced the appointment of Gary Siddall as president and CEO. Siddall, who is currently president and CEO of Aquarium of Niagara, will assume his new role in leading the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve on Feb. 5, 2024.
First Erie County overdose death linked to carfentanil - an opioid 100 times more potent than fentanyl
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 10:10 am
The Erie County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the first Erie County opioid-related overdose death linked to carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that is about 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
Risky business - More than half of all drivers engage in dangerous behavior
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 10:10 am
A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety identifies six types of drivers by analyzing risky driving behaviors. The most common dangerous behaviors were speeding, distracted driving, and aggressive driving.
Alzheimer's Association offers holiday gift guide for people living with dementia, caregivers
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:00 am
Holiday shopping and gift-giving can often be challenging, but even more so when shopping for a person living with dementia. There are more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. Depending on the stage of disease, some well-intentioned gifts may no longer be appropriate or practical for the person.
NCSO: House trailer fire in Porter
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 07:30 pm
On Wednesday at 3:21 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received a call reporting a house fire at 999 Balmer Road, Lot C16, in the Town of Porter.
M&T Bank partners with Tops to expand 'Gift of Warmth,' collecting winter clothing for The Salvation Army
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
The annual "Gift of Warmth" campaign, which has become the region's longest-running winter clothing collection drive, is now expanding with a new partner and into a new city.
Buffalo man pleads guilty to manslaughter for fatally stabbing victim on city's west side
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 32-year-old Anthony Reynolds of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest count in the indictment against him.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Visit Buffalo Niagara, Erie Canalway announce new sculpture at Canalside
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) announced the unveiling of a new permanent sculpture at Canalside. The piece, called BUF, was installed on Marine Drive, near the Hanover intersection.
5th annual Risk Tournament & Raffle for Lockport New Beginnings is Dec. 9
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:55 am
The fifth annual Risk Tournament & Raffle for Lockport New Beginnings is coming to the Casual Dragon Games on Saturday, Dec. 9, starting at 10 a.m. More than $5,300 in prizes will be raffled, while the tournament final table will have over $500 in prizes.
Old Fort Niagara presents 'The Castle at Candlelight'
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:05 am
Old Fort Niagara assumes a particularly festive air during the holiday season. Special activities kick off on Saturdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 9 and 16, as OFN presents "The Castle by Candlelight."
Prepare your car for winter: AAA provides tips for winter car care
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:00 am
Are you ready to drive in the snow? Is your car? AAA Western and Central New York has compiled some of the best winter car care tips to make sure drivers stay safe this winter season.
St. Peter, St. Raphael & St. Bernard set Mass and confessions schedule
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:00 am
St. Peter, St. Raphael and St. Bernard Roman Catholic churches have announced their updated schedule for weekends, weekdays and holy days of obligation.
Niagara Gospel Mission hands out 1,500-plus meals to people in need in Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:00 am
The Niagara Gospel Mission had a busy Thanksgiving eve and day, preparing and handing out more than 1,500 prepackaged Thanksgiving Meals to people in need in the City of Niagara Falls.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:00 am
Winter weather is in the forecast, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Tops Friendly Markets extends deadline for call for art for 5/14 honor space
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 08:55 am
Tops has extended the deadline for submissions for artwork for its 5/14 Tops honor space to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. The area where this artwork will be displayed will be created outside on the grounds of the Tops store located at 1275 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, on the corner of Jefferson and Landon.
Wheatfield Garden Club prepares for Christmas party
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 08:55 am
The Wheatfield Garden Club has an annual tradition of decorating the Community Center's Christmas tree in anticipation of the annual Christmas party put on by the town's Recreation Department. This year's event will be held from 5:45-8 p.m. Dec. 2.
Attorney General James releases annual 'Pennies for Charity' report
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 08:55 am
In advance of GivingTuesday and the holiday season, New York Attorney General Letitia James released her annual "Pennies for Charity: Fundraising by Professional Fundraisers" report.
Avangrid announces eBill incentive to benefit local food banks
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 05:55 pm
Avangrid Inc., a leading sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, announced a new way for customers to join their company in giving back this holiday season.
Obituary: Bradley 'Brad' Denton Hardison
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 03:45 pm
Bradley "Brad" Denton Hardison entered rest on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, at age 68 years.
100 public health fellows and counting - multiyear program at ECDOH supports health and human service agencies
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) filled its 100th public health fellow position in November, marking a milestone for the largest public health corps program in New York state.
City of Niagara Falls calling for projects for $558,000 Bridge District Small Project Fund
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:55 pm
Last month, the City of Niagara Falls introduced a $558,000 Bridge District Small Project Fund. The City of Niagara Falls received funding from New York state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) to support the program.
NYS DCP issues charity scam prevention tips as holiday season begins
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:25 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) aims to raise awareness about charity scams. The charitable spirit of New Yorkers is at an all-time high during the holiday season, so this week's tips are meant to serve as a guide when choosing causes to donate to so donations get to the right place and not in the hands of scammers.
Catholic Charities seeking Santa's Workshop donations, recipients & volunteers
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:25 pm
With the holiday season underway, the Ladies of Charity elves at Catholic Charities Santa's Workshop are again seeking donations, recipients and volunteers to help ensure all children in Western New York have something special to unwrap on Christmas morning.
How fast can a Christmas tree ruin your holiday spirit? Minutes!
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:20 pm
Although Christmas tree fires may not be common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be extremely serious and cause a lot of damage. Fires involving fresh Christmas trees tend to be more common than artificial tree fires. That's in part because fresh Christmas trees dry out over time, making them more flammable the longer they're in the home. A dried-out Christmas tree will burn much more quickly than a well-watered one.
Avenged Sevenfold 'Life Is But A Dream...' North American tour sets KeyBank Center date
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:20 pm
Avenged Sevenfold has announced the third leg of their "Life is But A Dream..." North American tour, featuring Poppy and Sullivan King. The tour includes a stop at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.
Michael Boggs releases first solo Christmas single, 'Come You Unfaithful'
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:20 pm
Multiple Dove Award-winning singer, songwriter and worship leader Michael Boggs releases his first solo Christmas single, "Come You Unfaithful."
Niagara falls man pleads guilty to murder for fatally beating his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:20 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 31-year-old Abouycea D. Thornton of Niagara Falls pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to one count of murder in the second degree (class "A-I" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest count in the indictment against him.
Comedian, actor & podcaster Sebastian Maniscalco to bring 2024 'It Ain't Right' tour to KeyBank Center
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:20 pm
Comedian, actor and podcast host Sebastian Maniscalco has announced his 2024 "It Ain't Right" tour, which includes a stop at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Saturday, Nov. 16.
New commodore takes helm at Youngstown Yacht Club
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:20 pm
The Youngstown Yacht Club has named Charles Kegler Sr. as its 74th commodore to lead the organization. Kegler is taking over the leadership role following a two-year commitment from Past Commodore Adam Burns.
Botanical Gardens selects architect for upcoming expansion
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and Erie County Department of Public Works recently announced it selected Wendel, in partnership with lead architects: Bucholz McEvoy Architects, to design its multimillion-dollar expansion.
'Winter's Eve Fest' to shine in Lockport
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
The annual wonderland of 19th century holiday decorations at the Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House will be open for additional viewings this year. The public will be able to experience "A Winter's Eve Fest" on three days in 2023: from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7; from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10; and from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.
Hochul signs legislation to keep kids safe from cardiac emergencies
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation S.7424/A.366A requiring camps and youth sports programs to establish automated external defibrillator implementation plans and to have at least one person trained to properly use the AED at camps, games and practice.
Jason Aldean's 'Highway Desperado Tour' to stop at Darien Lake Amphitheater Aug. 1
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
Award-winning entertainer Jason Aldean announced that, after 40-plus sold-out headlining shows in 2023, he'll be hitting the road again in 2024, extending his "Highway Desperado Tour." Produced by Live Nation, the 24-city tour extension includes a stop at Darien Lake Amphitheater on Aug. 1, 2024.
Fallsview to welcome Marie Osmond, Air Supply, Taylor Hicks, Taylor Dayne, Godsmack
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
Get ready to be blown away by the incredible acts coming to the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino and Avalon Theatre.
Buffalo Sabres partner with Fubo to expand streaming to Southern Ontario
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and FuboTV Inc. (dba Fubo) on Monday announced they have entered into a multi-year partnership to expand streaming capability of over 40 Buffalo Sabres games into the Niagara region of Southern Ontario. This partnership signifies the first time the Buffalo Sabres' MSG broadcast will be available to fans in Southern Ontario since 2015-16.
Buffalo Sabres 'Holiday Angels' program returns for 2023
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team will partner with Child and Family Services for the return of the "Sabres Holiday Angels." program. The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.
Shea's Performing Arts Center welcomes new president & CEO: Congressman Brian Higgins
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced the appointment of Congressman Brian Higgins as its next president and CEO. Following his career, serving as the U.S. representative for New York's 26th congressional district since 2005, Higgins is set to lead Shea's Performing Arts Center beginning Feb. 5, 2024.
Community Missions announces 11th annual #GivingTuesday plans
Mon, Nov 27th 2023 10:40 am
Approximately 90 volunteers and four restaurants from the Niagara Falls community will partner with Community Missions on its 11th annual #GivingTuesday event on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

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