Marian Hetherly

Producer/Reporter/Host
NY State of Health

New York State has announced health insurance rates for individuals and small groups in 2018. The result is a premium hike, but not as high as insurers had requested. However, the state said rates will actually decrease after adjusting for inflation and federal tax credits.

Buffalo Police have arrested two people in connection with a fatal beating earlier this month.

Buffalo Police have arrested a city man in connection with an overnight crash that burst into flames on the Scajaquada Expressway.

New York State is planning to expand opportunities for college courses in some state prisons. However, one Republican Assemblymember is blasting the "handout to cons" as a publicity-grabber for the Governor.

WBFO News file photo

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named a 2017-18 Best Hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report, while three other local hospitals were ranked high-performing. 

SPCA

Animal cruelty charges have been lodged against a Buffalo woman for postponing treatment after her Chihuahua was hit by a car.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Sabretooth has been given the boot - but do not be alarmed. It is for a good cause.

Buffalo Police have arrested a 30-year-old Buffalo man in connection with the March 5 hit-and-run that injured three people.

It is now an international incident - and soon to be a possible criminal investigation. Canada and the Niagara County Legislature are calling for further investigation into the sewage dumped into the Niagara River over the weekend.

Ellen Abbott

The New York State Public Service Commission continues to gather comments on National Grid’s proposed 17.5 percent rate hike. Buffalo will be the site of a final public hearing Tuesday - and protestors are expected to be out in force.

Common Council President Darius Pridgen says the Buffalo Police Department is required to provide quarterly and yearly data about their checkpoints held around the city, but has not provided that data.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is reacting to the violence that took a man's life Saturday afternoon.

Silver Alert

Town of Tonawanda Police say a 79-year-old veteran used his military skills to stay alive while stranded in the woods for four days.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo legend Lance Diamond received one more standing ovation Thursday night at the North Park Theatre. It was opening night for the new locally filmed documentary about his life and career, "A Diamond in the Buff."

WBFO's Nick Lippa

Cleanup efforts are continuing after  three tornadoes touched down Thursday in Southern Erie County and Allegany County.

Bridal store chain Alfred Angelo is back in court Thursday morning.

Empire State Development Corporation

Democrat Erin Cole does not consider herself a political person, but has been on a career track to run for political office for quite some time. The 46-year-old said the timing is now right for a run, and she intends to take on Clarence Republican Chris Collins.

A former Hamburg man is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for defrauding investors out of more than $10 million in just two years.

Aquarium of Niagara

For the first time in 30 years, a new harbor seal pup has been born at the Aquarium of Niagara.

A Buffalo man is going to prison for shooting an 11-year-old boy.

Photo from Erie County

POSTED 12:30 p.m.: Flash flooding has closed roads and damaged area buildings around Western New York. Buffalo Fire reported a number of swift water recoveries at underpasses, as motorists were urged to use caution with and not drive through rising waters.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

It is going to be a long road to restore Frederick Law Olmsted's Arboretum in Buffalo's South Park - perhaps 20 years - but plans are moving forward.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reports soil samples taken show no contamination from the Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield leaking to nearby properties.

Entrepreneur Magazine

Buffalo is becoming a hotbed for business entrepreneurs. The city is ranked number two on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of booming communities for start-ups.

Erie County Sheriff deputies responded to a two-vehicle, head-on crash on South Newstead Road in Newstead Thursday morning, leading to a Leandra's Law arrest.

Dunkirk Police Department

A Dunkirk woman is facing murder charges.

Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that injured a city man and a 13-year-old girl.

Charges of public corruption against New York State Senator Rob Ortt have been dismissed.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo City Hall has a new look Thursday.

New York State Police

New York State Police are asking the public for help identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run Tuesday night on Grand Island.

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