Marian Hetherly

Producer/Reporter/Host
Niagara Parks Police Service

Niagara Parks Police say a 10-year-old boy was injured Sunday after failing from a railing on the Niagara Gorge.

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New York State United Teachers and its largest local affiliate, the United Federation of Teachers, are taking newly approved rules for charter school teachers to court.

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National Football League owners plan to meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players "should" stand during the national anthem. Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas said he hopes the owners will decide to hold a league-wide summit to help resolve the intensifying topic.

Erie County Medical Center

Therapy animals are being used more and more with children and adults dealing with stressful medical issues.

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Homeowners along the Lake Ontario shoreline whose property was damaged by floods this year have until Friday to apply for state-funded relief.

National Public Radio

Canisius College this week welcomed two of the national co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington, which mobilized 5 million people worldwide and became the largest coordinated peace protest in U.S. history.

Authorities have identified the driver and passenger of the motorcycle involved in Sunday's crash in Newfane.

WBFO's Chris Caya

Northtown Plaza in Amherst will be welcoming more big-name stores, as it continues to transform itself.

The Erie County Legislature meets Thursday afternoon to take an override vote on the proposed Made in America Act and take up a new measure the act's lone opponent says will be more effective and legal.

New York City Department of Transportation

The New York State Department of Transportation has installed new traffic signals at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Kenmore Avenue on the Buffalo-Kenmore border. New traffic signals are not normally big news, but these are - as they are the only ones of their kind in Western New York.

Erie County SPCA

The Erie County SPCA is helping shelter dogs in areas hit by hurricanes.

Mason's Mission Foundation

A new $500,000 playground is now open in Pendleton - but this is not just any playground. The family who raised the money for the project say for the first time, children and parents can play together in a truly 100 percent inclusive handicapped-accessible playground.

Lynne Bader / WNED-TV

Most people have heard of PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health problem that can develop after witnessing a life-threatening event.

Lesser known is PTG. While recording the oral histories of local Vietnam War veterans, a University at Buffalo researcher found that post-traumatic growth can exist at the same time as PTSD. Marian Hetherly explains as part of WNED|WBFO's "Our Vietnam Voices" series.


Niagara County Community College

A longtime State University at New York leader, who is familiar with leading colleges in trouble, has been appointed Interim President of Niagara County Community College.

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State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent-Panepinto Monday afternoon denied a temporary restraining order filed by former Buffalo School Board Park District member Carl Paladino to keep the seat vacant. The same day, the Buffalo School Board chose Paladino's replacement.

Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal crash that killed a young boy.

RealtyUSA

A Lockport real estate broker is facing up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for not providing a lead paint warning notice to a property buyer.

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to shooting the owner of Zoe Restaurant and two other crimes.

Trautman Associates

Opponents have won the latest round in a year-long battle to stop a proposed 23-story apartment complex on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.

Johnny Fiebelkorn

Akron High School is mourning the death of one of its students.

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With the primary in less than three weeks and the November general election soon after, political campaigns are heating up. The two candidates for Erie County Sheriff are making strong complaints about each other.

Erie County Fair

As the "best 12 days of summer" closed Sunday night, the Erie County Fair reported its second-highest attendance in fair history.

Hundreds of DeVry University students will be receiving restitution soon from a settlement reached the New York State Attorney General's Office.

A former Williamsville teacher has pleaded guilty to sending inappropriate texts to a 12-year-old.

NY State of Health

New York State has announced health insurance rates for individuals and small groups in 2018. The result is a premium hike, but not as high as insurers had requested. However, the state said rates will actually decrease after adjusting for inflation and federal tax credits.

Buffalo Police have arrested two people in connection with a fatal beating earlier this month.

Buffalo Police have arrested a city man in connection with an overnight crash that burst into flames on the Scajaquada Expressway.

New York State is planning to expand opportunities for college courses in some state prisons. However, one Republican Assemblymember is blasting the "handout to cons" as a publicity-grabber for the Governor.

WBFO News file photo

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named a 2017-18 Best Hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report, while three other local hospitals were ranked high-performing. 

SPCA

Animal cruelty charges have been lodged against a Buffalo woman for postponing treatment after her Chihuahua was hit by a car.

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