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With Hurricane Irma now present in the State of Florida U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is pushing a new law that would prevent communication breakdowns in emergency disasters.

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A North Tonawanda man is facing charges after attempting to buy groceries with counterfeit money.

A Sanborn man has died while recovering from an ATV accident that happened earlier this summer.

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The University at Buffalo welcomed new medical students to its campus  over the weekend.

A Batavia man is facing charges for bringing a loaded handgun to Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Friday.

Buffalo Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened Sunday afternoon.

A 4-year old girl suffers serious injuries after being hit by a car in the Town of Lockport Sunday afternoon.

A silver alert has been issued for a missing elderly man reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or a related cognitive disorder.

Two fires damage four buildings in the overnight hours on Sunday.

Native Americans are typically underrepresented in STEM careers but some new grant money could encourage Native American students to become interested in science.

Additional efforts have been put into place to decrease flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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Travel this Independence Day weekend should be less painful for drivers due to lowered gas prices and less lane closures.

Elected officials are demanding more information on the ride sharing agreements between Lyft, Uber and the NFTA.


The 22nd Ride for Roswell concluded on Saturday raising $4.6 million for cancer research.

Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts is on the horizon for arts and humanities in New York state.

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Evening thunderstorms are expected to close out Father's Day.

A young boy was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday night.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said the heroin overdose death rate in New York State  increased 30 percent in 2015.

Three people were sent to hospitals after a car accident late Saturday night.

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The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood watch for Niagara and Orleans counties.

A Chatauqua County man is dead after an accident involving a tractor.

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Police in New York State are cracking down on drunk driving throughout Memorial Day weekend.

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A man is in custody after a standoff in South Buffalo on Sunday morning.


Pinnacle Foods Inc. has voluntarily placed a recall on several of its products due to a contamination concern involving Listeria monocytogenes.

The Orleans County Sheriff's Department is investigating a skydiving accident that occurred in the Town of Barre  Saturday night.

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Niagara County is still in a state of emergency. On Saturday, Niagara County firefighters along with other volunteers joined the Olcott Fire Company in an effort to combat rising waters along Lake Ontario.

Rain did not stop a lively crowd of protesters who gathered downtown to march to the IRS building Saturday afternoon.

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On Saturday, April's long-awaited baby calf entered the world.


A woman and a police officer were taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a chase landed them in Cazenovia Creek.

Hostel Buffalo Niagara celebrated 21 years of service over the weekend. To commemorate the occasion the organization hosted an open house on Sunday from 3p-6p at its home located at 667 Main street.