Marian Hetherly

Producer/Reporter/Host
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Northtown Plaza in Amherst will be welcoming more big-name stores, as it continues to transform itself.

The Erie County Legislature meets Thursday afternoon to take an override vote on the proposed Made in America Act and take up a new measure the act's lone opponent says will be more effective and legal.

New York City Department of Transportation

The New York State Department of Transportation has installed new traffic signals at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Kenmore Avenue on the Buffalo-Kenmore border. New traffic signals are not normally big news, but these are - as they are the only ones of their kind in Western New York.

Erie County SPCA

The Erie County SPCA is helping shelter dogs in areas hit by hurricanes.

Mason's Mission Foundation

A new $500,000 playground is now open in Pendleton - but this is not just any playground. The family who raised the money for the project say for the first time, children and parents can play together in a truly 100 percent inclusive handicapped-accessible playground.

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Most people have heard of PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health problem that can develop after witnessing a life-threatening event.

Lesser known is PTG. While recording the oral histories of local Vietnam War veterans, a University at Buffalo researcher found that post-traumatic growth can exist at the same time as PTSD. Marian Hetherly explains as part of WNED|WBFO's "Our Vietnam Voices" series.


Niagara County Community College

A longtime State University at New York leader, who is familiar with leading colleges in trouble, has been appointed Interim President of Niagara County Community College.

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State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent-Panepinto Monday afternoon denied a temporary restraining order filed by former Buffalo School Board Park District member Carl Paladino to keep the seat vacant. The same day, the Buffalo School Board chose Paladino's replacement.

Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal crash that killed a young boy.

RealtyUSA

A Lockport real estate broker is facing up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for not providing a lead paint warning notice to a property buyer.

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to shooting the owner of Zoe Restaurant and two other crimes.

Trautman Associates

Opponents have won the latest round in a year-long battle to stop a proposed 23-story apartment complex on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.

Johnny Fiebelkorn

Akron High School is mourning the death of one of its students.

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With the primary in less than three weeks and the November general election soon after, political campaigns are heating up. The two candidates for Erie County Sheriff are making strong complaints about each other.

Erie County Fair

As the "best 12 days of summer" closed Sunday night, the Erie County Fair reported its second-highest attendance in fair history.

Hundreds of DeVry University students will be receiving restitution soon from a settlement reached the New York State Attorney General's Office.

A former Williamsville teacher has pleaded guilty to sending inappropriate texts to a 12-year-old.

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.

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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.

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