Marian Hetherly

Producer/Reporter/Host
National Public Radio

The New York State Senate has voted to prohibit any individual convicted of animal cruelty from working in animal shelters.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Buffalo have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week -- and they are expected to rise higher even before the heavy summer driving season.

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A busload of Western New Yorkers are on their way to Albany Monday morning. They will be demonstrating in the lobby of the state Legislative Building, as lawmakers consider the latest "Medical Aid in Dying" bill.

Erie County Medical Center

In this National Donate Life Month of April, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced "historic levels" of New Yorkers are now registered as organ donors. Getting the credit for the recent growth spurt is an executive order signed in 2017 that allows New Yorkers to register when applying for government benefits, licenses and other services.

Bon-Ton Eastern Hills

Bon-Ton has announced it will closed its doors on Aug. 31. The going-out-of-business sales will start as early as Thursday at Bon-Ton stores.

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New York is making free food pantries a standard fixture on all its public college campuses.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

Three people have been arrested after police say they found more than 200 marijuana plants growing in their home, plus cocaine, heroin, needles, weapons and cash.

Sunset Motel

Updated 11 a.m.: Genesee County authorities are investigating a homicide at a Batavia motel and asking for the public's help in identifying next of kin.

Kathy Doody

The State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities is holding another series of public forums across New York this month to help educate families about the critical change coming in the way services are provided.

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Nearly $3 million in additional relief funding is going to communities in five upstate New York counties along Lake Ontario to help them recover from last year's flooding.

New York State Department of Transportation

The New York State Department of Transportation will be transporting "super loads" of wind turbine parts through southern Western New York beginning Tuesday.

Giokas Wealth Advisors

A Clarence investment advisor has pleaded guilty to bilking clients out of nearly $1.5 million.

Jamestown Police Department

A dead body and a suspicious missing person case are keeping area police busy Friday.

Banquet

Conagra Brands is recalling more than 135,000 pounds of Salisbury steak products that may be contaminated with extraneous bones.

Wyoming County Sheriff's Department

Perry Town Councilman and retired Wyoming County Sheriff's Sgt. Joseph Mylniec has pleaded not guilty in the death of Robert Irvine III.

Indian Falls Log Cabin Restaurant

It is the first time in more than four decades anyone at the Genesee County Sheriff's Department can remember a deputy fatally shooting a suspect. It happened Wednesday night at a Pembroke restaurant.

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In a case with wide-ranging impact, a New York City judge on Wednesday ruled information collected by portable cellphone tracking systems commonly known as Stingrays may remain confidential.

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Thousands of New York State students had a tough time taking state-issued English Language Arts tests on Wednesday.

Buffalo Sabres

Local partners officially broke ground Wednesday on the construction of a ball hockey rink and youth football field on Buffalo's East Side.

Ritchie Incognito

It appears Buffalo Bills Left Guard Ritchie Incognito is contemplating retirement from football -- and he has made the announcement on Twitter.

NOCO Energy Corp. is mourning the death of its former Chairman.

Preservation Ready Sites, Buffalo

A New York preservation group says Jamestown's Arcade District is among the organization's list of seven historic places in the state that are endangered.

Longtime Hillside CEO is retiring

Apr 9, 2018
Hillside Family of Agencies

The Hillside Family of Agencies has announced the retirement of their longtime President and CEO. Dennis Richardson, who has been at the agency for 24 years, will step down at the end of June.

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The State of New York has announced a $66.4 million plan to repair and upgrade a stretch of the Thruway in Erie County.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

Buffalo Sabres fans know him most for his hockey broadcasts, but play-by-play icon Rick Jeanneret will be honored by another sport this summer.

Erin Kelly

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to be hospitalized for two weeks as he recovers from another cancer surgery.

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is requiring all Dunkirk water customers to boil their water before using and conserve water as much as possible.

Alfred Angelo

Calling all brides-to-be. Alfred Angelo is liquidating the last of its bridal gowns.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

A Dunkirk priest has been placed on administrative leave after a complaint of abuse.

Watts Architecture and Engineering, PC

The state has awarded another $4 million to the Buffalo Northland Corridor redevelopment project.

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