Marian Hetherly

Producer/Reporter/Host

MASH Urgent Care and UBMD Pediatrics are joining forces to create a first-of-its kind partnership, bringing the specialists from Women & Children's Hospital to an urgent care setting.

Governor Cuomo has introduced new emergency regulations he says will improve the safety and accountability of child day care programs in New York State. The regulations define the conditions under which the state may revoke or suspend a provider's license and increase penalties for serious violations of child care health and safety standards.

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Buffalo Police had a busy holiday weekend. Monday night at Canalside, they had to break up several skirmishes as well as investigate unconfirmed reports of gunshots. Police were also called to no less than four shooting incidents within a 90-minute span late Sunday into early Monday morning.

Wyoming County Sheriff

After an extensive investigation, the Wyoming County Sheriff has arrested 40-year-old Jody Nelligan of Orchard Park on charges she set two separate fires in her father's house when family members were present.

American Red Cross

It is not just the usual summer lull. The Red Cross says it has seen 39,000 fewer donations in just the past month and it has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets of all types.

It's been coming since January. A no-smoking policy takes effect today for residents living in Buffalo's public housing units. Employees and staff are not allowed to smoke in the buildings, or within 25 feet of the buildings, as well.

Buffalo Public Schools

Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash was able to bring together the entire Board of Education at last night's meeting. The board unanimously approved his first-year evaluation and a contract extension.

An 11-year-old boy is in very serious condition and a 20-year-old man is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center after being shot in the first block of Humason Avenue last night.

A Lackawanna man, who stabbed his wife 30 times at their Madison Avenue home, has been found guilty of murder in the 2nd degree.

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New York's Attorney General says Volkswagen's unprecedented settlement for deliberately cheating on emissions tests will mean more than $145 million coming directly to the state.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo's Common Council seems ready to approve Lloyd Taco Factory's new location on Elmwood Avenue after the restaurant addresses reservations voiced by the city's Planning Board.

Buffalo Police Department

Buffalo police have released a redacted version of the harassment complaint made against Buffalo Sabres left winger Evander Kane in an early-morning incident Friday at a Chippewa Street bar.

Erie Community College

LPCiminelli has sued Erie County for what it says was bid-rigging in awarding the construction contract on Erie Community College's new STEM building. The dispute prompted county legislators to send the contract back to committee for review.

National Hockey League

Fan Fest marks the start of today's NHL Draft at Canalside. The event is free, open to the public from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and includes a viewing party when the Draft opens at 7 p.m.

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have hired Bob Woods to join their coaching staff as an assistant coach. Woods joins the Sabres after spending the last two seasons as general manager and head coach of the Saskatoon Blades in the WHL.

The son of the former Assistant Superintendent convicted of stealing funds from Buffalo Public Schools has pleaded guilty to the same charge.

North Tonawanda Police

North Tonawanda Police have issued a missing person report for 17-year-old Victoria "Tori" Wagner. Based upon Snapchat messages the family has been receiving, police believe Wagner is being held against her will at an unknown location.

Chautauqua County

Forestville has received a big shot in the arm from New York State to help the Chautauqua County village dissolve.

Buffalo Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping of a 12-year-old student that occurred Monday afternoon.

Buffalo Pride

The LGBTQ community holds a Candlelight Wish Celebration Tuesday at the Evergreen Commons in Buffalo in celebration of Buffalo Pride's 25th anniversary. Doors  open at 6:30 p.m., with the celebration starting at 7:30 p.m.

The free event is open to the public and takes a then-and-now look at how far the community has come since Buffalo's first public Pride event in 1991 and how much farther it still needs to go. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with organizer Carol Speser for a preview of the celebration, which has taken on a greater significance in the wake of the Orlando shootings.

Eastern Air Defense Sector

A Hamburg native is now in charge of the air defense of more than 180 million Americans along the nation's eastern seaboard.

After 25 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Col. Emil Filkorn has been sworn in as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome, New York.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with the colonel about his new challenge and new challenges in air defense.

New York State Department of Financial Services

The New York State Senate Wednesday confirmed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nominee to regulate the state's more than 1,500 insurance companies and nearly 1,600 banking and other financial institutions. Maria Vullo has served as Acting Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services since February, when she was nominated by Cuomo to lead the agency he created in 2011 in response to the banking crisis.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

An Erie County Deputy stopped a vehicle on Grand Island for operating without tail lights and running a stop sign. What he discovered was that the driver's license had 46 active suspensions and his driving privileges had been revoked.

WNY Muslims sent their condolences for victims and their families of the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Orlando's gay nightclub called Pulse.

It was quite the scene on West Avenue in the Buffalo Thursday afternoon. Buffalo Narcotics Squad members conducted a raid, during which they say they found evidence of a crystal methamphetamine operation.  One man was arrested on various drug charges, after the area was secured, and other agencies were called in to assist.

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A new online prepay option for commercial vehicles is now available at the Peace Bridge as part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's latest effort to support a more efficient flow of traffic across the Canadian border.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Souvlaki, spanakopita, pastitsio, moussaka - hundreds of people enjoyed a buffet of Greek food - and fun - at the 40th Buffalo Greek Festival this weekend.

Judy Glaser / Niagara Falls City School District

A big, green superhero was seen around Niagara Falls today. Well, he wasn't green today.

Lou Ferrigno - of "The Incredible Hulk" fame - made stops on this side of the border and to the north, as the Niagara Falls Comic Con prepared to open this afternoon.

Paramount Pictures

Cowabunga, dude! The new Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles movie - parts of which were filmed in Buffalo - is opening in wide release across the United States this weekend. That includes a one-week special run in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters beginning Friday.

HamisterGroup.com

Hamister Group has secured the funding to move forward with its long-awaited 128-room Hyatt Place Hotel in Niagara Falls.

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