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Gunman pleads guilty for killing victim outside eastside corner store in 2020
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 06:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 30-year-old Mahzhee X. Young of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
Hochul celebrates first month of expanded eligibility for child care assistance
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 06:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "significant progress" made in expanding access to affordable child care for New York's families, through raising the child care eligibility limit to the federal maximum, as well as capping child care costs and increasing allowable absences for families in the Child Care Assistance Program.
Gunman pleads guilty to manslaughter for fatally shooting teenage girl during attempted robbery
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 06:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a 19-year-old male from Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan, a designated Youth Part judge, to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
Higgins: $450,000 for program expanding domestic violence services to people with disabilities
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 11:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $450,000 in federal funding, through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women, has been awarded for the Helping Others through Protection and Empowerment (HOPE of WNY) program.
BISON Fund executive director announces departure
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 11:05 am
The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund announced its long-term executive director, Amy Popadick, will depart the organization at the end of the year.
Becker Farms to hold 'Trunk or Treat' family event
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 11:05 am
Becker Farms, a 340-acre working fruit and vegetable farm, invites families to its "Trunk or Treat" event to be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the parking lot at 3724 Quaker Road, Gasport. A donation of $5 per person grants admission to the grounds; access to all kids' activities, including the playground, mega-slide, corn maze, petting zoo and "trunk or treating"; plus, live music at the farm. All proceeds go back to the participating local companies.
Windsong Mobile Mammography to visit to Lewiston Senior Center
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 11:05 am
Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers announced Windsong Mobile Mammography will host an event at the Lewiston Senior Center on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to conduct breast cancer screenings. Appointments must be scheduled with Windsong prior to the event.
Niagara University awarded $500,000 HECap Grant
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 11:05 am
Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration has been awarded a $500,000 Higher Education Capital Matching Grant for the construction of a facility to house the Centers for Food Industry Innovation and Supply Chain Excellence. The facility, which will be located in Bisgrove Hall, will include an innovation hub, a classroom of the future, and a business technology lab.
5/14 Memorial Commission requests submissions for design concepts of permanent memorial
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 09:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul, Mayor Byron Brown, and the 5/14 Memorial Commission announced a request for submissions for design concepts of a permanent memorial.
Buffalo operations supervisor to be honored at annual Stars of Life awards in Washington, DC
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 09:15 am
Michael Arquette, an operations supervisor with American Medical Response (AMR) in Buffalo, was named one of 32 Global Medical Response (GMR) "Stars of Life."
RMHC of WNY celebrating 'Access for All' project
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 09:15 am
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) is celebrating the beginning of construction for its "Access for All" project, what it called "an ambitious endeavor to enhance accessibility and comfort at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House."
Catholic Health hosts free monthly COVID support group
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 09:15 am
Are you or a loved currently dealing with COVID or the aftereffects of COVID? Catholic Health is hosting a free monthly COVID support group for survivors, loved ones and caregivers. The next session will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.
ECDOH: Regular cancer screening could save your life
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 09:15 am
Fact: One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Fact: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in New York state. Fact: Mammograms can detect breast cancer in early stages, when there are more treatment options and better outcomes.
Niagara County Department of Health Offers free chronic pain self-management workshop
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 09:15 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free chronic pain self-management workshop from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Oct. 12, at the new Lockport Memorial Hospital, 6001 Shimer Drive.
State Parks announce duck blind drawings in northern parks
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 09:15 am
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced its annual duck blind drawings for Fort Niagara, Joseph Davis, Wilson Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks.
Food Network unwraps holiday magic with new series 'The Elf on the Shelf: Sweet Showdown'
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 09:15 am
For the first time ever, Food Network brings the tradition of "The Elf on the Shelf" to a holiday competition series, "The Elf on the Shelf: Sweet Showdown," premiering Sunday, Nov. 19 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Man found shot, dead in truck in Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:45 pm
At approximately 10:50 p.m. Monday, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Pine Avenue to check the welfare of a man sitting in a pickup truck. Upon arrival, officers located a 47-year-old male, sitting in the driver seat, unresponsive. Niagara Falls Fire Department and AMR responded to render aid, at which time it was determined that the victim had been shot.
Niagara County Social Services: HEAP application process begins Nov. 1
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:45 pm
Niagara County Social Services Commissioner Meghan Lutz announced the 2023-24 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) application window will open Wednesday, Nov. 1, with a streamlined application process. Applications have already been sent to qualified individuals who received HEAP last year and meet the early outreach criteria.
ECDOH shares 'crucial safety messages' for parents and caregivers of infants and young children
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:45 pm
Following six recent cases involving deaths of infants and young children, Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and UBMD physicians Dr. Geovanny F. Perez and Dr. Fred Archer presented the warning signs and symptoms of infant respiratory distress and safe sleep recommendations on Tuesday.
Defendant pleads guilty ahead of trial for burglarizing closed store during blizzard
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:45 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 47-year-old Felix Ramos of Buffalo pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Betty Calvo-Torres to one count of burglary in the third degree (class "D" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the only count in the indictment against him as his non-jury trial was scheduled to begin.
Kearns to host fall 'DisAbility' awareness event
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:45 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will be holding a special "DisAbility Awareness Day" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Sheridan Plaza at 2309 Eggert Road in the Town of Tonawanda. No appointment is required for this community outreach event.
Bank of America awards Westminster Economic Development Initiative $250,000 grant to support capital campaign
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:45 pm
The Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) received a $250,000 grant from Bank of America to advance its $11.5 million capital campaign to build a new West Side Bazaar at 1432 Niagara St., Buffalo. A press release noted, "This funding will help remove barriers for underserved entrepreneurs, including refugees and immigrants, to start family-sustaining small businesses."
Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars from London available exclusively on NFL Network
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:45 pm
The 2023 NFL London Games continue with quarterback Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills facing quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Oct. 8 (9:30 a.m. ET), from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, airing exclusively on NFL Network.
Jim Gaffigan to bring 'Barely Alive Tour' to Shea's
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:40 pm
Comedian Jim Gaffigan announced new dates for his 2023-24 "Barely Alive Tour." The show will make its way to Shea's Buffalo Theatre on Feb. 10, 2024.
Obituary: Thomas E. Nogle
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 01:55 pm
Thomas E. Nogle, of Grand Island, passed away with his loving family at his side on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, at the Medina Memorial Hospital - North Wing Skilled Nursing Facility.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center awarded $155,000 by City of Niagara Falls for Schoellkopf Park improvements
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded a $155,000 Community Development Grant from the City of Niagara Falls to support a comprehensive renovation of Schoellkopf Park, a cornerstone of the NFMMC medical campus.
UBMD Internal Medicine launches Western New York's first long COVID center
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:40 pm
UBMD Internal Medicine has opened Western New York's first long COVID center. Funded by a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation with support from the University at Buffalo, the center is accepting all patients, whether they have insurance or not.
NCSO: Fire in Wilson
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:40 pm
On Oct. 2, at approximately 21:47 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff's communication center received several calls reporting a trailer fire at the Niagara Woodland Campground at 3435 New Road.
Application process open for Community Foundation's 21st Century Fund $100,000 grant
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The 21st Century Fund, a fund and giving circle of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2023-24 grant cycle through 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Additionally, prospective applicants are invited to attend a virtual applicant briefing from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 5. Details and application information, including the link to apply online, can be found at
United Way of Greater Niagara now accepting funding applications
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 07:00 am
United Way of Greater Niagara has officially began accepting applications for program funding. Nonprofit agencies, located within Niagara County and/or the City of Tonawanda, that run programs aligned with United Way's new focus, are eligible to apply.
Ryan seeks exceptional high school seniors worthy of national recognition
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced he is seeking high school seniors whose educational and extracurricular achievements are worthy of recognition. Ryan will recommend two students from New York's 61st State Senate District for consideration as Presidential Scholars Program nominees, and will recommend one student of a career and technical education (CTE) program for recognition for an excellence in CTE award.
Niagara University baseball prepping for new season
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 09:30 pm
As the summer ends and the weather turns, it is an exciting time of year for Niagara University's baseball team. Anticipation is building for what promises to be an exciting college baseball season ahead. The Niagara Purple Eagles are gearing up for another shot at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament, and fans and students are eagerly awaiting their return to the diamond.
Global megastar Selena Gomez invites 4 culinary superstars to her home in 'Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays'
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 04:50 pm
It's a stellar holiday lineup this year as Food Network debuts "Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays," a series of four all-new specials featuring global megastar Selena Gomez, beginning Thursday, Nov. 30 (8 p.m. ET/PT). Gomez is at the top of her game as a musical artist, actor, businesswoman and philanthropist, but she calls in the experts to help amp up her kitchen skills for the holidays.
Guitar ace Samantha Fish to bring mix of 'Love Letters,' 'Death Wish Blues' to Falls
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 03:55 pm
You can't blame Samantha Fish for mixing up her North American geography when, clearly, she was still on Cloud Nine.
ECDOH joins Literacy Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo Center for Health Equity, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Erie Niagara AHEC to promote Health Literacy Month
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
October is recognized nationally as Health Literacy Month, and a group of local agencies is coming together to boost awareness and opportunities to build digital literacy skills, especially as they relate to health and medical care.
Hochul signs 'Move Over' legislation into law
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed "Move Over" legislation into law, thereby expanding New York's "Slow Down/Move Over" requirement. The expansion includes disabled vehicles that are parked on the shoulder of a controlled access highway or parkway, requiring drivers to exercise caution when approaching a disabled vehicle.
Football fans head to London with AAA
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
With a win over Miami, Buffalo Bills fever is hot this week! AAA Western and Central New York is hosting a trip for Buffalo fans to cheer on the team for an historic game in London, England. Announced in May, the trip sold out in less than 24 hours! AAA is pleased to announce that 54 fans have space reserved on the trip that departs on Thursday from AAA's regional headquarters in Amherst.
NYS: 18,000 jobs available to asylum-seekers, migrants as part of statewide initiative to move individuals out of shelter and into independent living
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the State has identified more than 18,000 job openings with nearly 400 employers who are willing to hire migrants and asylum seekers who have attained legal work status in the U.S.
Niagara, Orleans county clerks issue reminder to drivers about vision tests
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski and Orleans County Clerk Nadine P. Hanlon announced the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has begun sending out driver's license suspension notices to the 95,000 motorists who renewed their license between March 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2021, by self-certifying their vision, but have failed to submit the results.
Team Hope Walk set
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
The Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) Northeast Region will host the Team Hope Walk - Buffalo at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Niawanda Park - Ronald J Pilozzi Pavilion, 600 Niagara St., Tonawanda.

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