Marian Hetherly

Producer/Reporter/Host

A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion' economic redevelopment program. 

Hamburg Police

In the battle of man vs. beast, this time the beast lost. A wild black bear that has captured Western New York's attention on a journey around the region this summer has been "euthanized."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is directing the state university system to continue policies that promote racial diversity among students after the Trump administration said the federal government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says a member of Buffalo's Bailey Boys Gang has pleaded guilty to a 2012 murder.

Buffalo Police say two people have died from a shooting overnight in the city's Fruit Belt.

A single rollover crash in Sardinia Sunday sent five people to the hospital, including two children.

Town of Tonawanda investigators are trying to identify a man found dead in a burning pick-up truck.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate Jumaane Williams used this weekend to do some campaigning in Western New York. The Brooklyn Councilmember is challenging current incumbent Kathy Hochul, saying he will be an independent advocate for all New Yorkers.

The New York State Public Service Commission has laid down the law to Charter Communications - the parent company of Spectrum - in a scathing order, for failing to meet the terms set when Charter acquired Time Warner Cable in 2016.

Buffalo Police say two of their officers were injured apprehending suspects in a Thursday evening shooting.

Federal prosecutors

A former Brockport kindergarten teacher has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for possessing and trading child pornography.

City of Buffalo

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says the city has lost a true pioneer. The Hon. Barbara Merriweather Sims has died.

"Right Here, Right Now" / Paget Films

Visit Buffalo Niagara has taken a page out of former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Marv Levy's playbook, premiering a new promotional video "Right Here, Right Now." VBN says it is meant to highlight "the natural beauty, civic vitality, entrepreneurial energy and reinvigorated sense of place found in Buffalo today."

Amherst Police Department

Amherst Police are reporting the death of a woman in their custody.

New York State Authorities Budget Office

The state body that reviews public authorities has censured Erie County Water Authority commissioners who served during 2016 and 2017. It is also recommending that any commissioner who served then and still remains on the board be replaced by the County Legislature.

Julianna Sebastian / WBFO News

An open window still exists to see - and smell - the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens' stinkiest flower.

B12 Technologies

Many organizations turn to technology when they need a problem solved, but could technology prevent the death of a jail inmate with mental health issues? It is possible, but complicated.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

If you smell a very pungent aroma coming from South Buffalo, it's just Morty.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club has been sentenced to eight years in prison in connection with a drug and firearms ring operated by his South Buffalo chapter.

Audrey Browka

Canisius College and Erie Community College are partnering to offer student housing.

Charter School of Inquiry

The Charter School of Inquiry's Board of Trustees has appointed John Sheffield its new Head of School.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

Candidates for the Buffalo School Board's Park District seat will begin this afternoon at 4 p.m. This will be the second time in a year and a half interviews have been needed to fill the seat.

Health insurers across New York have submitted their requested rates for 2019, with an average 24 percent hike for individuals.

Ne York State Police

An Alden father has pleaded guilty to shaking his baby to the point of unconsciousness.

Carima4Senate.com

She describes herself as a progressive Democrat and small business owner with a record of service to the region's arts, education and health organizations. A Buffalo resident who grew up on Grand Island, Carima El-Behairy has announced her candidacy for the New York State Senate District 60 seat, currently held by Republican Chris Jacobs.

Niagara Regional Police are asking for the public's help after a boy's body was recovered from the Welland Recreational Waterway.

Niagara Falls Police Department

A former Niagara Falls police officer, convicted for involvement in narcotics sales, has been sentenced to time served and three years probation.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A Niagara County man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the fatal drug overdose of his sister.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The Botanical Garden's stinky flower is starting to bloom. Morty, the so-called corpse flower, last bloomed four years ago. It usually does so once every 6-10 years.

New York State Police

A man accused of shooting the owner of a Clarence restaurant two years ago and other crimes pleaded guilty to a variety of charges Tuesday.

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