Marian Hetherly

Producer/Reporter/Host

A West Seneca woman has admitted to illegally collecting monthly pension payments for more than 30 years after the death of her mother. 

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

School districts have been left in limbo, with the passage of a New York state budget extender instead of an approved spending plan.

WBFO News file photo

New York State will avoid a government shutdown after lawmakers approved a two-month stopgap spending plan Monday.

Jamestown Police Department

Jamestown Police have released video in hopes of identifying a suspect in an array of fires that has recently plagued the Southtown city.

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Buffalo firefighters responded to a home fully engulfed by flames on Jewett Avenue in the city's Central Park neighborhood early Friday morning that "very quickly" spread to three other homes. Although more than a quarter-million dollars in damage was reported, no one was injured.

Lockport Police

Lockport Police have a suspect in custody for calling in a bomb threat to a Main Street apartment complex.

A police chase through South Buffalo has resulted in multiple injuries, including a drug suspect being chased.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Erie and Niagara counties rank near the bottom of an organization's annual county health rankings for New York State.

WBFO News File Photo

As April approaches, Western New Yorkers will be finishing up their income tax returns. However, one tax preparer will not be taking any more customers.

WBFO News file photo

A man charged in a fatal shooting inside Buffalo's Anchor Bar has been convicted on unrelated federal firearm and drug charges. 

A Lockport man has been charged with sex and drug trafficking and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth Schroeder.

Voters went to the polls in 15 villages around Western New York Tuesday to choose their local representatives.

A Williamsville man who recruited family members to act as drug couriers over two decades has received a stiff prison sentence.

HoganWillig

A prominent Western New York attorney has thrown his hat into the ring for State Supreme Court.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The recent flurry of wintry weather has brought with it renewed calls by the North Tonawanda Police union for Niagara County to rethink its centralized 911 system at the Sheriff's Department.

Michael Hetzel and the NWHL

Harrison Browne, the Buffalo Beauts' transgender trailblazer, plans to end his playing career after this season in the National Women’s Hockey League.

Mason Blair

National Grid and NYSEG continue to work on restoration efforts after the wind storm on Wednesday that brought down power lines, utility poles and trees and caused damage throughout Western New York.

Amherst Police Department

Authorities credit local media for their help identifying a suspect in the March 6 robbery of the KeyBank in Williamsville.

An Amherst woman convicted in a murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced to time served - or 21 months.

NYS Comptroller's Office

Once again, the New York State Comptroller's Office has millions of dollars in unclaimed funds looking for their owners, including more than $113 million owed to 241,221 accounts in Erie County.

NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Another quality improvement specialist at Baker Victory Services has been arrested on charges she falsified an investigative report.

Doctor on Demand / National Public Radio

A new benchmark survey finds the use of telemedicine across Upstate New York very low, but the vast majority of those who have used it say they liked it.

File Photo

Six people sustained minor injuries in a school bus-pickup truck collision Friday morning in Niagara County.

Niagara County Community College

NCCC President James Klyczek will remain head of the Sanborn college as the investigation continues into allegations of contract rigging.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

Law enforcement raided the East North Street apartment of 41-year-old Calvin Young of Buffalo Thursday evening and say they found cocaine, heroin, marijuana, handguns and nearly $70,000 in cash.

NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

A Batavia man has been arrested for harassing and endangering three children in his care at the New York State School for the Blind.

Dade County Sheriff / Arrests.org

A Miami, FL man who was caught at the Canadian border with 73 forged credit cards has been sentenced to just under a year in jail.

FBI

The FBI needs your help finding two suspected bank robbers.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

The Peace Officer Training Academy is holding an Open House Saturday  for its new location in a renovated factory building at 2180 Elmwood Avenue. It is the first time since the initial class in August 2000 that the Academy has had its own facility.

Kenmore Police are warning about a new telephone scam, with a twist.

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