Marian Hetherly

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Wyoming County Sheriff's Department

A former Perry Town Board member and retired sheriff's sergeant pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree Thursday morning in Wyoming County Court.

A former corrections officer has pleaded guilty to attempting to fatally stab his ex-girlfriend.

National Public Radio

A Buffalo man has been convicted of running a fraudulent debt collection scheme, bilking more than $342,000 from victims.

Explore & More Children's Museum

As the four stories of Explore & More's new $29 million home take shape at Canalside, the children's museum has launched its first crowdfunding effort to help shape its inside.

New York State Police

A former civilian cook at the Attica Correctional Facility has been sentenced to one year of interim probation for having sexual contact with an inmate assigned to her.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center says several patients developed an infection after an employee removed a narcotic from syringes and replaced it with water.

Lynne Bader / WNED-TV

When did immigration to the United States become illegal? That is the question many people may wonder, as the Trump Administration toughens restrictions on undocumented Americans. As Latin American scholar and author Aviva Chomsky told an audience Thursday evening at Trinity Church of Buffalo, excluding non-white immigrants is a long tradition.

Christ the King Seminary

Another priest in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese has been put on leave. This time it involves an alleged sexual advance made on an adult.

American Red Cross of Western and Central New York

The American Red Cross has name a United Way of Florida CEO as Regional CEO for Western and Central New York. Alan Turner II will lead Red Cross services across the 26-county region starting Nov. 5.

Bill Hoppe / WBFO News

Former Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta has formally announced his retirement as an NHL player, but he has accepted a role as a development coach for the Sabres and Rochester Americans on a part-time basis.

Joy Malbon / CTV News

Social media has been abuzz this week, after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued 10 caged beagles in North Carolina that were trapped by the rising waters of Hurricane Florence. The Erie County SPCA says more than a dozen dogs from hurricane-ravaged areas have transferred in and are available for adoption.

Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is hoping to hand out the cigars next summer, as Tashi is expecting a visit from the stork. The Zoo says it has accomplished another successful artificial insemination of its greater one-horned rhinoceros.

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is defending himself against allegations that he abused his 6-year-old son.

A Buffalo woman has been found guilty of stabbing her mother to death.

PUSH Buffalo

As calling hours take place before Thursday morning's funeral for Rafael "Pito" Rivera, PUSH Buffalo has set up a GoFundMe webpage to gather donations for the grieving family.

The Heinz Awards

A SUNY Fredonia scientist who warned about the environmental threat of microbeads is one of six people being honored with $250,000 cash awards from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The attorney for the family of Rafael "Pito" Rivera says a high-definition surveillance video clearly shows Rivera running away from Buffalo Police when he was fatally shot early Wednesday morning.

Stock Photo

Authorities say two men have died after their boat capsized while they were fishing on a pond in Alden.

Buffalo Preservation Board

Live in a historic district but not sure what that means? Preservation Buffalo Niagara is holding an "Ins and Out of Historic Districts" free workshop Thursday evening 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood Housing Services to explain the different types and how they may impact property owners.

Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) says his last day in office will be Dec. 31, as charges of insider trading against him have essentially ended his political career and reputation. He says what he does next will not be politics.

Bon-Ton

Is Bon-Ton on the way back? Just last week, the bankrupt retailer shuttered its stores after more than 100 years in business. Now, a new owner has bought the brand, with plans to reopen the retail chain.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

As the Buffalo Common Council reconvened after summer break Tuesday, a coalition of community activists, organized labor and city residents took to the steps of City Hall to unveil their vision for a more equitable and inclusive Queen City.

Nexium

A new report from the New York Public Interest Research Group finds the cost of prescription drugs can vary widely among pharmacies, even within the same region.

Newfane Central Schools

Newfane Central Schools are beginning the new school year with a drastic cut in bus aides, but an increase in bus cameras.

Darien Lake

Darien Lake says it plans to debut what will be the tallest attraction in New York in the 2019 season.

File Photo / WBFO News

The Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization has announced a tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract between Buffalo Public Schools and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Pending approval by the Buffalo Board of Education and the NFTA Board of Commissioners, the BPTO says the contract includes "notable changes" in bus pass policy and accessibility.

Chris Caya / WBFO News

Just two weeks after downtown Buffalo's Market Arcade reopened to moviegoers, the state has approved a temporary liquor license for the newly renovated AMC theater house.

Erie County Fair

The games have closed down, the food shacks are gone and the animals have headed back to the barn. The "Best 12 Days of Summer" wrapped up Sunday with a slight increase in attendance over last year.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

A long-term agreement has been reached between the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad and the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail, giving the green light to the conversion of a 27-mile former rail line into a multi-use recreational trail.

National Public Radio

Condolences and remembrances of Aretha Franklin are coming in from around the world and from her adopted hometown of Buffalo with the news that the Queen of Soul died Thursday morning at the age of 76.

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