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Hochul signs legislation 'to strengthen public safety'
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation S.6238A/A.5791A to "clearly define the term 'mass shooting' to assist emergency response measures and ensure communities have access to the emergency funding and resources needed in the aftermath of a mass shooting."
PHOTOS: Christmas in the River Region
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 10:35 am
Last week's Christmas Walk in Lewiston was just the beginning of holiday-themed events in the River Region.
LPD: Fire leaves one dead
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 05:15 pm
On Dec. 8, 2023, at 9:19 p.m., Lewiston Police, along with Sanborn Fire Department and Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2, were dispatched to 2253 Saunders Settlement Road for a reported house fire.
City of Niagara Falls issues update on Rainbow Bridge car accident
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 01:50 pm
The investigation into the crash at the Rainbow Bridge is continuing by the Niagara Falls Police Department's crash management unit.
Pay raise OK'd for Marston
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 07:00 am
"Please accept my resignation of my position as town councilman effective Dec. 31, 2023, at 12 midnight."
Island businesses show off wares on Small Business Saturday
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 06:55 am
Rob Rein has been working with wood for his entire life.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee thanks community for holiday support
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 06:55 am
On behalf of the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee, I am writing to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Rotary Club of Grand Island for coordinating the effort to place Christmas wreaths at each of the KIA stands at the DeGlopper Memorial site on Dec. 2. The kindness and generosity of these volunteers make a difference.
Gunman sentenced for fatally shooting teenage girl during attempted robbery
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a 19-year-old male from Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan, a designated Youth Part judge, to 23 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Jury finds 2 defendants guilty for assaulting victim during home invasion in Town of Amherst
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:50 pm
DA Flynn commends the Amherst Police Department for its work in this investigation.
Castellani Art Museum awarded $25,000 by New York State Council on the Arts
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:50 pm
Castellani Art Museum announced a grant award totaling $25,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
NYS: New consumer protection law for credit card customers will take effect Dec. 10
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new state law will take effect that protects credit card holders from losing earned credit card rewards. Starting Sunday, Dec. 10, credit card companies must take additional steps to protect consumers from losing accrued points when rewards programs are modified or terminated.
You better watch out: Insuring against holiday mishaps
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:50 pm
The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but many serious household accidents occur in December. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on average, there are about 160 decorating-related injuries each day during the holiday season, with more than 40% of the incidents involving falls. Last year, there were nearly 15,000 emergency room visits over the holiday season.
'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024' announces star-studded lineup for Hollywood festivities
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:25 pm
ABC and Dick Clark Productions announced its spectacular Hollywood lineup for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024," the nation's most-watched New Year's Eve celebration.
ABC News Studios announces 'once-in-a-lifetime' documentary event: 'Disney 100: A Century of Dreams - A Special Edition of 20/20'
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:25 pm
ABC News Studios announced "Disney 100: A Century of Dreams - A Special Edition of 20/20," the documentary special event commemorating the 100th anniversary of one of the most beloved entertainment companies in the world.
Average of over 45 million viewers watched Thanksgiving football in 2023, according to custom survey
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:20 pm
The National Football League commissioned a custom survey from Nielsen, a leading media measurement and analytics company, to complement Nielsen's audience measurement data and provide further insights into how many people in the U.S. watched NFL football on Thanksgiving Day, particularly in group settings.
Green Day release new single, 'Dilemma'
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:20 pm
Global rock superstars Green Day - Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool - aren't holding back on their latest single, "Dilemma." This high-octane track will be featured on the band's 14th studio album, "Saviors" - due Jan. 19 - along with their previously released singles "The American Dream Is Killing Me" and "Look Ma, No Brains!"
'Miracle in North Tonawanda' aims to help NT food pantry
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:00 pm
Next Wednesday, Dec. 13, will be a "Miracle in North Tonawanda" to benefit Twin Cities Community Outreach (TCCO), home of the NT InterChurch Food pantry, according to Niagara County legislators Rich Andres, Randy Bradt and Jesse Gooch, who are spearheading the effort.
State landmarks to be illuminated to commemorate International Human Rights Day, 75th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced landmarks would be lit blue Friday night to commemorate International Human Rights Day, which is observed every year on Dec. 10 in honor of the United Nations General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Kearns: A happy holiday season is a safe holiday season
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:00 pm
As Erie County clerk, responsible for overseeing auto bureau operations, it is time to remind everyone this holiday season to not drink and drive or ride with anyone who is under the influence. If you have had too much to drink, for everyone's sake, please do not get behind the wheel of your car.
Hochul announces year-end results of initiatives to keep highway workers safe
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:55 pm
As construction throughout much of New York state begins to wind down with winter weather setting in, Gov. Kathy Hochul highlighted the year-end results of several initiatives designed to keep highway workers and motorists safe throughout the state.
Hochul announces launch of state-of-the-art weather risk communication center
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the creation of New York's State Weather Risk Communication Center at the University at Albany, a first-of-its kind operational collaboration between university researchers and state emergency managers.
Higgins announces service academy advisory panel
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named eight local veterans to serve on a service academy advisory committee. The panel met Dec. 3 to interview local students applying to one of the United States service academies and to recommend those deserving of a nomination.
Community Missions: Help spread 'Tidings of Joy' this holiday season
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:50 pm
The REACH (Restorative Environments Allowing Children Hope) division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth and young adults, ages 7-24. We provide services to the needy, homeless and emotionally disturbed populations in Niagara County and other neighboring counties as needed. Services include housing, case management, outreach, counseling, and restorative justice circle work.
Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club supporting Wreaths Across America
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:50 pm
Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club announced it will support Wreaths Across America participating location Mt. Olivet Cemetery as part of the national organization's group sponsorship program.
Wreaths Across America ceremony set for Witmer Community Cemetery
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:50 pm
On Saturday, Dec. 16, the Town of Niagara Lions and Helping Hands clubs, along with Town Historian Peter Ames, will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony. The event will be held at the Witmer Community Cemetery on Witmer Road and will commence at 10 a.m.
Youngstown VFC to dedicate new ambulance
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 12:30 pm
The Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. invites the River Region community to attend the dedication of its new ambulance, at noon, Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Youngstown Village Center. This event will be part of the "Christmas in the Village" celebration.
Holiday bazaar at the NACC
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 12:30 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center invites the community to check out its holiday bazaar, taking place from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15; and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara zoning law change for self-storage facilities on the horizon
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 12:25 pm
One of the final hurdles standing in the way of a Town of Niagara zoning law change has been cleared, paving the way for approval.
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Dec. 8, 2023
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 12:25 pm
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Dec. 8, 2023
First Night Buffalo provides families with a unique, online New Year's Eve celebration
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 11:45 am
This year's First Night Buffalo will feature an entertaining lineup of family-friendly video performances for free at the evening of Dec. 31.
Operation Christmas Child volunteers send Christmas joy to children overseas
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 11:40 am
Area volunteers are celebrating the collection of gift-filled shoeboxes that will send a message of joy to children around the world: God loves you, and you're not forgotten!
Structure fire in Porter
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 01:50 pm
On Dec. 3, at 9:45 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a possible barn fire at 3742 Dickersonville Road in the Town of Porter. A responding fire chief confirmed the 30-feet-by-40-feet pole barn - containing cars, fuel and a tractor - was fully involved.
'Dancing with the Stars' reveals champions of inaugural 'Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy'
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 01:35 pm
In a series first, five couples returned to the ballroom to compete in their final routines on the season 32 finale of "Dancing with the Stars." In the end, Xochitl Gomez (Marvel's "Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness") and her partner, Val Chmerkovsky, were awarded the coveted "Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy."
'M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television,' an all-new, 2-hour celebration of television's most influential sitcom
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 01:35 pm
In the all-new two-hour special, "M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television," premiering Monday, Jan. 1 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX, join the men and women who made "M*A*S*H" as they celebrate one of the most beloved, enduringly popular, often-quoted and influential comedies ever created.
Unveiling future potential: NU baseball season preview
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 11:45 am
As the semester winds down and the university makes its way into the winter break, the students, faculty and staff cannot wait for what's to come in the spring season for Niagara athletics.
Youngstown Lions Club decorating contest
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 10:30 am
Residents and businesses in Youngstown are encouraged to light up their decorations on the evening of Dec, 15, to enter the annual holiday decorating contest sponsored by the Youngstown Lions Club.
Artpark awarded $30,000 by the New York State Council on the Arts
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 10:10 am
Artpark & Company announced a grant award totaling $30,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
Erie County clerk, Columbia Law School students, WNY Law Center present report on public transportation in Erie, Niagara counties
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 10:10 am
Students from the Columbia University School of Law, the Western New York Law Center, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, and representatives of the local disability community presented results from more than 2,300 respondents to a year-long "Rate Your Ride" survey.
Following ratification of SAG-AFTRA & WGA contracts, Hochul directs state agencies to fast-track process and allow film & TV industry to resume economic activity in NYS
Wed, Dec 6th 2023 09:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed state agencies to fast-track the process for film and television productions, allowing these industries to quickly resume work now that both SAG-AFTRA and the WGA have ended strikes and ratified contracts.
'So You Think You Can Dance' returns to FOX with host Cat Deeley, all-new format for 18th season
Wed, Dec 6th 2023 10:30 am
"So You Think You Can Dance" returns to FOX on Monday, March 4 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) for its 18th season with an all-new format. Joining Nigel Lythgoe on the judging panel are "So You Think You Can Dance" all-star and Emmy-nominated choreographer for "Dancing with the Stars" Allison Holker and dancer and "Dancing with the Stars" alum choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Presenter and author Cat Deeley will step back into her role as host of the dance competition series.

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