Tonawanda Creek

Police in Niagara County say a 40-year-old man died after a boat struck a metal beam in a creek.

Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo

Freshwater mussels once filled the Great Lakes and all of its tributaries, only to have the population erode as the water went bad and overseas invasive species became a problem. However, research at the University at Buffalo is suggesting some mussels are recovering, as are the lakes.

Tim Pohl

Around 4 p.m. Thursday, something went terribly wrong on a Norfolk Southern freight train heading east through Attica, on its way from Bison Yard in Cheektowaga to Mechanicville, near Albany. The train's two engines flew off a high embankment, dragging train cars along with them.


A drastic change in weather has taken Western New York from a near 60 degree meltdown to frigid temperatures and nearly 8 inches of new snow.

Photo from Erie County Executive Twitter feed

Rising water levels continue to be an issue from Thursday's heavy rains. The level of Tonawanda Creek in Batavia was rising Friday morning.

Mike Desmond/WBFO News

There is yet another invasive species starting to spread across area waterways and the Army Corps of Engineers has an herbicide ready as the plant blossoms in Tonawanda Creek.

A dangerous rescue from the rushing waters of Tonawanda Creek near Batavia was performed by a good samaritan on Saturday morning.