The New York State Police are honoring a trooper killed a year ago during a traffic stop.
Troop A Commander Major Christopher Cummings presided at the remembrance ceremony today at State Police barracks in Clarence where Trooper Kevin Dobson was assigned. The ceremony included a small contingent of State Police and some family members.
"State Police pay tribute and honor the memory of Trooper Dobson in many ways. We will never forget him, and we will always be out there doing all we can to make our roads safe," Cummings said.
After weeks of warm, summer-like weather, a hard freeze is being predicted for the overnight hours on Monday.
Colder weather will approach the region with daytime highs reaching the upper 30's on Monday, but it is the overnight temperatures that are raising some concerns. Temperatures are expected to dip to the mid 20's during Monday night. These temperatures could be damaging to fragile blooms that have responded to the recent heat.
Precaution should be taken to protect sensitive plants and trees from the freezing temperatures.
The Board of Directors of the Sheehan Health Network said the hospital on Michigan Avenue will be closing.
In a press release issued to the media, Sheehan president and CEO Mary Kargbo stated, “This is a very difficult day for Sheehan and the community we serve," said Kargbo. "A great deal of planning and care has gone into trying to preserve this institution." "During this transition, we are firmly committed to providing quality care for our patients and supporting our employees affected by this decision."
In a major financial setback for the Buffalo Public Schools District, a State Supreme Court judge today ordered the district to pay a Town of Tonawanda charter school $6.8 million dollars for improperly ending its contracted bus service for students who live in the City of Buffalo.
The Charter School for Applied Technologies had sued the district for $9.5 million, alleging the district’s transportation policy, instituted in 2009, eliminated bus service for more than 1,000 students in grades K-thru-8.
Supermarket chains in Western New York are responding to customer concerns over the use of lean finely textured beef, or so-called pink slime, in ground beef.
Wegmans says it will eventually stop carrying ground beef that contains “lean finely textured beef.” The Rochester-based supermarket chain says it is not removing the products from sale, but will transition to ground beef without the filler as soon as it’s available from their supplier.
Once again Thursday, temperatures shattered old record temperatures. The mercury climbed to 80-degrees yesterday afternoon, breaking the old record of 71-degrees set for March 22 back in 1938.
WBFO & AM-970’s Eileen Buckley asked the leader of Visit Buffalo Niagara if this warm weather stretch is reaching other parts of the country that normally look down on Buffalo’s wintry weather conditions.
We asked her if the warmer weather has generated a national tourism boost.
The massive Trico plant complex on Goodell is now the object of a familiar community debate: preserve or demolish?
Hours after the city Preservation Board recommended last night the vast complex be listed as a historic landmark, Preservation Buffalo Niagara held a public meeting in the Common Council Chambers to talk about what to do with the deteriorating industrial complex.
Trico is a hodge-podge of buildings from different times built for different uses and the roof is shot, letting water and snow inside.
Some of Niagara County's top law enforcers and Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy met with reporters at Niagara Falls Police Headquarters Thursday to say they welcome a new state law that expands New York's DNA Databank.
Beginning October first, DNA samples will be collected from anyone convicted of a felony or Penal Law misdemeanor.
Niagara Falls Police Superintendent John Chella said as chief of a department, it is his job to ensure that Falls Police Officers have all the resources they need to investigate and solve crimes.
The mistaken release of a man charged with attempted murder landed Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard in the hot seat in County Hall.
The Legislature's Public Safety Committee questioned Howard for nearly an hour about the wrongful release of 32-year-old Awet Gebreyesus who was ordered held without bail after allegedly stabbing his wife in the entrance of the Amherst Street Wegmans in January.
A version of Rep. Louise Slaughter’s Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge, or STOCK, Act, which is aimed at ending insider trading in Congress, is on its way to President Obama’s desk for his signature.
The Senate approved the legislation by a voice vote of 96-3 Thursday afternoon.
Slaughter first introduced the measure six years ago, but it failed to gain traction until the CBS show 60 Minutes aired a piece on it last fall. Hundreds of sponsors soon signed on and the bill passed in the House overwhelmingly last month.
Mickey Kearns win in the 145th Assembly district, according to Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy, can be attributed to name recognition and attaching his opponent to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
That was one of the topics discussed Thursday morning when McCarthy joined WBFO and AM 970 News.
McCarthy also notes how state Republicans are optimistic over their chances to oust Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and how Kathy Hochul's newly-configured district could make for a difficult reelection.
In a major political upset, South District Common Council member Mickey Kearns will be going to Albany to fill the Assembly seat vacated by City Comptroller Mark Schroeder instead of Chris Fahey, the candidate of Congressman Brian Higgins.
Going into Tuesday's balloting to fill the State Assembly, the conventional wisdom was that Democratic candidate Fahey would win, buoyed by Congressman Higgins and his allies in a heavily Democratic district.
The future may not be so bleak for the 107th Airlift Wing's mission at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
At a Washington hearing yesterday, Pentagon officials told lawmakers they are willing to revisit plans to drastically trim the Air National Guard, a proposal which currently calls for the elimination of the 107th in Niagara Falls.
The Council of Governors, which influences the role of the National Guard, wants to assign the 107th to a spy-plane mission.
The move could save hundreds of jobs at the base, Niagara County's largest employer.
Eliminate former Erie County Sheriff Patrick Gallivan from consideration for a Republican run in the newly-drawn 27th Congressional district.
In a statement released last night, Gallivan said, "I cannot in good conscience ignore my commitment to the voters of the 59th Senate District by seeking new office when so much important work remains in New York State."
Gallivan outlasted several Republican primary challengers on his way to replacing retiring veteran lawmaker Dale Volker in 2010.