Brant, NY

Amherst driver sent to ECMC after Tonawanda crash

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — On Monday afternoon, one person was hospitalized following a crash in the City of Tonawanda. Tonawanda police say it happened at the intersection of Twin City Highway and Young Street around 1:45 p.m. They say a 26-year-old driver from Amherst went through a red light before being struck by a pickup truck.
Picture for Amherst driver sent to ECMC after Tonawanda crash
The Verge

YouTube, Instagram, Discord appear to pull pages belonging to Illinois shooting person of interest

YouTube, Instagram, Discord, and Twitter moved to quickly pull social media pages that appeared to belong to Robert Crimo III, a person of interest in the Chicago suburb shooting that left six dead and dozens injured this afternoon. Under a pair of aliases, Crimo seems to have posted more than a dozen videos to YouTube and hosted a Discord channel named “SS,” which was open to the public through an invite link.

Buffalo man shot multiple times in the legs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police are reportedly investigating a shooting that occurred late Saturday night. According to city officials, Northwest District officers responded to Grace Street, near the intersection of Niagara Street. Detectives said a 23-year-old Buffalo man was shot several times in the legs. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center where […]

Man Vs Food Episode Featuring Buffalo New York

This month you will have a chance to see a Buffalo restaurant's food challenge on National TV. It was back in November of 2021 that a friend of mine, Dave Cash, posted on his Facebook page that he was interviewed by Cooking Channel star Casey Webb while Webb was in town filming his series "Man Vs Food".

Buffalo man to take on Joey Chestnut in Nathan’s hot dog contest

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Nothing says another year of American independence from England like the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Championship. This year, a local man will attempt to take down world champion Joey Chestnut in the men’s competition. Buffalo native and Army veteran Ronnie Hartman will venture across the state […]

Dog Ears Bookstore to offer free Literary & Art Program for seniors; three sessions planned in July and August

Dog Ears Bookstore is once again offering a free Literary & Art Program for senior citizens. Those 55 years and older are invited to participate in the “Around The World & Back Home Again” Literary & Art Program that explores different countries around the world and their authors, artists and culture, as well as local authors, poets and artists.

Wakeup! Wags: Meet Sadie

BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) — On this week’s Wakeup! Wags, we met Sadie. She’s a 1½-year-old Doberman/Terrier mix. She was saved from a kill-shelter in Texas by Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue. Email to meet her.

5 Best Beers I Had at the 2022 NYS Craft Brewers Festival

If the 2022 NYS Craft Brewers Festival proved anything, it proved just how incredible and truly amazing this beer scene of ours is. There’s a reason this event has quickly become the marquee, must-attend, beer event of the summer in Buffalo – seeing so many friends, making new ones and having so many excellent beers (seltzers, meads and ciders as well) all within the span on a few hours on Buffalo’s beautiful waterfront is something every beer drinker and craft aficionado should experience. Hell, it’s just a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Buffalo man in Nathan’s hot dog eating contest to challenge Joey Chestnut

A Western New York man is set to challenge hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut in the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Championship. WIVB reports Ronnie Hartman, an Army veteran from Buffalo, will compete in the food eating contest on Monday, July 4. The competition will take place at Nathan’s flagship restaurant on Coney Island for the first time since 2019, after the Covid-19 pandemic forced changes the last two years.

Out 2 Eat: Connors Hot Dog Stand

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For many people it is just not Fourth of July until you have a hot dog and maybe a side of French fries. That is why we took the trip to Angola for the latest edition of Out 2 Eat. If you've ever been to Connors...

Travelers react to busy holiday weekend

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It’s been a busy start to the holiday weekend, hundreds of flights cancelled and delayed across the U.S. due to bad weather and staffing shortages. Travelers going to and from Western New York say it didn’t stop them from sticking to their plans. AAA Travel...

The scoop on the best dairy-free ice cream around

It’s peak ice cream season—and vegan flavors are (finally) making its mark on menus. Here’s a taste of what local purveyors are scooping up, sans dairy. Rosie’s Handcrafted Ice Cream (431 Main St., East Aurora) rotates through five of 18 handcrafted vegan flavors for its cones and milkshakes plus different fruit-themed and tropical sorbets. Threat Level Midnight, a Belgian dark chocolate and Dutch cocoa in an oat-milk base, is one of its most popular vegan options. You’ll also find Cookie Butter Brunch, featuring brown sugar and a cinnamon oat-milk base along with cookie butter and Biscoff cookies.

Jim’s Restaurant Brings the Value and the Flavor

A shot of the front entrance of Jim's Restaurant in Cheektowaga, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. When it comes to amazing value for portions, Jim’s Restaurant just off the 90 in Cheektowaga, New York has it down to a science. Jim’s is famous for being one of the few 24-hour restaurants in South Buffalo, as well as for their amazing prices for big helpings of classic American food.