Marian Hetherly

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The Lancaster Central Schools are mourning the loss of one of their own. Eric Przykuta, 43, was killed over the weekend in what the school district is calling a "tragic fishing accident at the Small Boat Harbor.”

Town of Hamburg Police

Hamburg residents are being advised to bring their pic-i-nic baskets indoors.

Karen DeWitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

"Well, Yogi Berra said, ' Its not over 'til it's over.'"

Carl Paladino has filed a complaint with the state court system regarding his removal from the Buffalo School Board last year. It targets a judge who heard his case and her husband.

A Lockport man is facing 5-40 years in prison for selling fentanyl-laced heroin, while a Buffalo is also facing up to 40 years in prison for beating a witness in a public housing drug-related case.

Congressman Brian Higgins

The pressure is growing on Siemens to keep its former Dresser-Rand plant in Wellsville open. Joining the fight Wednesday to protect 250 layoffs are House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Brian Higgins and other Democrats who say the company is violating its promise to create jobs while benefiting from GOP tax breaks.

There was plenty of criticism from Southern Tier residents Monday night during an informational meeting about a planned wind turbine project for the towns of Arcade, Centerville, Farmersville, Freedom and Rushford.

Governor's Office

The $17.7 million Packet Boat Landing Apartments in Lockport are now officially open.

World Video Game Hall of Fame

Some popular video games are being recognized for their impact on the multibillion-dollar industry.

Uncrowned Community Builders

The former long-time head of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority has been sentenced to two years probation and a $2,000 fine for stealing government funds.

Omar Fetouh / WBFO News

A 19-year-old man is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center after being struck by the SUV of an off-duty Buffalo Police detective on her way to work.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Kimberly Beaty is leaving the department after 31 years.

St. Luke's Mission of Mercy

St. Luke's Mission of Mercy is mourning the loss of its co-director and co-founder. Norm Paolini has died. He was 71.

Buffalo NAACP

A leading civil rights leader in Buffalo has died. Frank Mesiah, the longtime president of the Buffalo chapter of the NAACP, died Friday night at Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 89.

American Automobile Association

The American Automobile Association is out with some scary statistics. According to new research, the AAA says more than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, resulting in more than 2,000 deaths in 2016 - the highest number on record and a 60 percent increase since 2009.

National Public Radio

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

File Photo

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.

National Public Radio

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.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

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.

File Photo / Lockport Police

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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