Marian Hetherly

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Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The Niagara County Sheriff says 44-year-old Christopher Wright surrendered to authorities Thursday morning without incident and has been charged with sexual abuse of a child.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

Starpoint Central Schools in Pendleton are expected to resume normal operations Thursday - however, extra security will be in place - after a lockout went into effect Wednesday afternoon.

ALICE Project

It is generally agreed that the federal poverty level is outdated, so a number of other standard-of-living measurements have come into use to help provide a more well-rounded picture of financial hardship across America. The United Way's ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Project says the latest picture of New York State is "startling."

courtesy Erie County Medicaid Inspector General

Nearly a third of Erie County residents are on Medicaid and the number is rising at an average 4 percent annually, according to the latest numbers from the County's Medicaid Inspector General. The report also shows numbers that contradict what the Inspector General says are some of the misconceptions about Medicaid and who is using it.


National Retail Federation

All the advertisements may become a blur over the holidays, but Monday still sticks out as the largest day for online deal grabbing, according to the National Retail Federation.

Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News

For years he was a favorite at Buffalo Bisons games, shagging foul balls on the sidelines, but always on the frontline of local baseball personalities. Donald Palmer, known as "The Butcher," has died at the age of 49 in his Riverside home.

School of Management / University at Buffalo

Bloomberg Businessweek is out with its annual ranking of Best Business Schools 2016 in the United States. The only local school to make the list of 87 is the University at Buffalo - up from 60 in 2015 to 47 this year.

NYS Police

Police have arrested a Buffalo man in the Labor Day weekend shooting and robbery of a Clarence restaurant owner.

Jamestown Police Dept

Jamestown law enforcement have captured 36-year-old Keith Robbins, suspected in the murder of his 34-year-old wife, Shari, Thursday.

A City of Tonawanda man has been found guilty in the boating death of 16-year-old Avery Gardner of Lockport.

Congressman Brian Higgins

On this Veterans Day, those still living who served - and are currently serving - in the military are being honored across Western New York and the nation. To each person, either veteran or civilian, the ceremonies and the holiday take on their own meaning.

But for 94-year-old Indiana Hunt Martin of Niagara Falls, Veterans Day means blazing a trail where no African American woman had gone before in the sexist and segregated U.S. military of the 1940s. She served in the Women's Army Corps 6888th.


Ciminelli Real Estate

Ciminelli Real Estate has unveiled plans for a mixed-use development project slated to transform 11 properties in the area of Bidwell Parkway, Elmwood and Potomac Avenues in the City of Buffalo.

A North Tonawanda businessman has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, while a Buffalo man has been sentenced on similar charges.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

An East Aurora teen is facing manslaughter, after what authorities say was an accidental shooting that left his friend dead.

Schneider Development

There is much talk about the development taking place around Larkinville, but now the other end of Seneca Street is taking shape. Schneider Development plans to invest $9 million into the now vacant 48,000-square-foot historic building at 2178 Seneca Street in what is hoped to spark more revitalization.

A new survey finds that nearly three-quarters of adults in Buffalo believe opioids addiction is one of today's highest social priorities, but there are not enough community resources to tackle the problem. That is why a local health provider, that began in response to the AIDS crisis of a generation ago, has been expanding into opioids addiction and other chronic diseases that are underserved and stigmatized.

Niagara Charter School

Authorities say a Niagara Falls woman is due back in court after threatening "to blow up" Niagara Charter School in Niagara Falls.

Two local women haves pleaded guilty in the murder-for-hire against an ex-husband and his new spouse.

Mobile mammograms at City Hall

Oct 28, 2016
WBFO's Eileen Buckley / File Photo

If you are a woman age 40 or over who is due for your regular mammogram or have never had a mammogram, you may want to check out the mobile breast health coach outside Buffalo City Hall until 5 p.m.

Oncolinx

Oncolinx took another major step last night toward its goal of creating targeted cancer immunotherapies. The company was named the winner of the $1 million prize in the 43North business idea competition. Co-founder Sourav Sinha says the prize will expedite the company's timetable of developing new cancer treatments.


WBFO's Mike Desmond / File Photo

It was supposed to be a sentencing hearing, but instead it turned out to be another change of representation for a Buffalo man facing up to 15 years in prison.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The public will get more opportunities to weigh in on the five-story mixed-use development proposed for the corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo. The City Planning Board Monday decided the 57-unit project must have a full environmental impact review and public hearings before moving forward.

Chris Pizzello/Invision / Associated Press

New York Sen. Timothy Kennedy has proposed new legislation that would ban the sale and possession of the newly emerging synthetic opioid nicknamed "Pink."

NYS OPWDD

An investigation of state employees stealing from developmentally disabled people in their care has prompted a call for better oversight by the agency overseeing group homes for the disabled.

WBFO News File Photo

All drinking fountains in Lackawanna City Schools have been turned off and sinks have warning signs on them, after elevated levels of lead were found from a variety of sources.

Cheektowaga Police

Cheektowaga Police are asking the public to contact them if they fell prey to a Wanda Avenue man who has been impersonating a police officer.

An agreement between electric car maker Tesla and its battery maker Panasonic to begin making photovoltaic cells and modules at SolarCity in Buffalo is being hailed a good news for Western New York's economy.

Human Rights Campaign

The City of Buffalo supports LGBTQ people who live and work here, but can do better. That is according to the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, which gave the city a score of 95 out of 100.

File Photo / Buffalo Police Department

Buffalo Police are investigating how a body turned up in the Niagara River.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says state and county measures to address the opioids crisis are "making a positive difference." Speaking with reporters, he said the county expects some 100 fewer deaths from overdoses this year than previously projected.

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