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2022-08-15 BRIEFINGS

Some survivors of Tops attack feel 'forgotten' and frustrated with lack of support

Three months after the shooting massacre at Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, some of those who survived the attack inside the store are expressing feelings of being forgotten a
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Police release surveillance video related to fatal shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police have released surveillance video related to a fatal shooting on W. Utica Street from just before midnight on Aug. 4. The shooting resulted in the death of a 41-year-old man and injuries to a 54-year-old man. In the video above, the person of interest is a man wearing a […]
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Woman found dead on railroad bridge in North Tonawanda

Police are investigating after a woman was found dead on a railroad bridge in North Tonawanda on Friday.
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Buffalo Police ask for help finding missing woman

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a missing vulnerable adult. Police say Kimberlee Mancuso, 51, was last seen on Aug. 10 around 12:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Broadway in Buffalo. Police say Mancuso is a mentally delayed Native American woman.
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Some people damaged by the massacre in the Tops market on Jefferson Avenue in May aren't getting the help they need, at least so says an activist starting a gofundme page to help them.

There’s nearly $5 million in the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund. A group exists which says the money isn’t going out fast enough for those who need it and those who need help and aren’t getting it. That’s why activist Myles Carter has started a gofundme page to raise more money.
BUFFALO, NY

Benefit for young woman paralyzed from crash next weekend

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A benefit is set to be held for a young woman who was paralyzed in an April 2020 crash. Chelsea Ellis was hit by a Buffalo Police cruiser on April 15, 2020 while walking on a sidewalk in the city of Buffalo. On August 20, a benefit will be held for […]
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A Great Opportunity For Eastside Current & Future Homeowners

It is a great time for Eastside residents who own their homes. It is also a wonderful time for residents of Buffalo’s Eastside who are considering purchasing a house in the very near future. Gov. Kathy Hochul and other state elected leaders have made rehabilitation and repair funding available to certain residents who reside in specific zip codes in the area. Those zip codes are 14204, 14206,14208, 14209, 14210,14211, 14212, 14214 and 14215.
BUFFALO, NY

Upstate New York infested with spotted lanternfly, Schumer says

Upstate New York wineries and crops are at risk from the Spotted Lanternfly, which has now reached an infestation level, US Senator Chuck Schumer said on Sunday.

The 5 Worst Suburbs In Western New York

Life is not all about competition but as soon as you put out a ranking system, it sure turns into it. Earlier this year Niche.com, put out a list of the Best Places To Live In The Buffalo Area and ranked the best to the worst. Of course, every town...
BUFFALO, NY

Buffalo man allegedly transfers thousands to himself and others from elderly victim while acting as an aide

CLARENCE, N.Y. — A Buffalo man is facing charges after State Police say he transferred about $18,000 from the account of an elderly Clarence victim to himself and third parties while acting as an aide. Troopers say Jered Menter, 31, accessed the victim's financial accounts last month without authorization....
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2022-08-14 BRIEFINGS

Buffalo man arrested for identity theft, grand larceny

NY State Police said they believe more victims exist.
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SPCA plans half-off adoptions, evening adoption hours

The SPCA Serving Erie County dubbed 2022 the Summer of Love and has featured animal adoption specials since June, but the grooviest adoption discount happens the week commemorating Woodstock, Aug. 15–18! Monday through Thursday, all animals at the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca shelter will enjoy half off...
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National Health Center Week: Higgins announces new American Rescue Plan funding for local health centers

Assists local health centers in expanding COVID-19 treatment & technology capacity. During National Health Centers Week, Congressman Brian Higgins announced a total of $262,000 in federal funding awarded to Community Health Center of Buffalo, Evergreen Health Services, Jericho Road Ministries, and Neighborhood Health Center. Funded by the American Rescue Plan...
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Police release surveillance video related to fatal shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police have released surveillance video related to a fatal shooting on W. Utica Street from just before midnight on Aug. 4. The shooting resulted in the death of a 41-year-old man and injuries to a 54-year-old man. In the video above, the person of interest is a man wearing a […]
BUFFALO, NY

Middlesex Road house sells for $1.425 million

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Delaware District home owned by late business and civic leader Edwin Johnston is the latest residential property in Erie County to sell for more than $1 million. Johnston’s former home at 161 Middlesex Road, Buffalo, was acquired by 161 Middlesex LLC, which paid $1.425 million...
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Enjoy Watching Free Movies With Your Family At Summer Series

Gather your family and enjoy free movie nights the rest of this summer with New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes. The first movie night in the series will kick off on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The movie nights will take place at several different locations in Buffalo.
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Enter to Win a Limited Edition “Keep Buffalo a Secret” Braille T-Shirt from Aille Design

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers. *GIVEAWAY ALERT!* We’re teaming up with Braille Fashion company Aille Design (pronounced: eye) to give away 3 limited edition “Keep Buffalo a Secret” braille t-shirts to 3 lucky winners ($60 value each).
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Police & Rescue Animal Calendar to benefit Ten Lives Club & Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue

Ten Lives Club and Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue are excited to announce that the Police & Rescue Animal Calendar is now available for presale!. On Sunday & Tuesday, both animal rescue organizations joined with the West Seneca Police Department for a special photo shoot with Tailor Mayde Photography where officers spent time with rescue dogs and cats.

Buffalo Police ask for help finding missing woman

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a missing vulnerable adult. Police say Kimberlee Mancuso, 51, was last seen on Aug. 10 around 12:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Broadway in Buffalo. Police say Mancuso is a mentally delayed Native American woman.
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Police say body found in Scajaquada Creek

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A body was found floating in Scajaquada Creek on Saturday morning, Buffalo police say. A passerby found a male body floating at the foot of Niagara Street near Forest Avenue just before 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The Buffalo police underwater recovery team retrieved the body. An autopsy will be conducted by Erie […]
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2022-08-13 BRIEFINGS

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SPCA plans half-off adoptions, evening adoption hours

The SPCA Serving Erie County dubbed 2022 the Summer of Love and has featured animal adoption specials since June, but the grooviest adoption discount happens the week commemorating Woodstock, Aug. 15–18! Monday through Thursday, all animals at the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca shelter will enjoy half off...

Buffalo police searching for missing 12-year-old

Police said Yeneidaliz Rodriguez aka "Jay" was last seen leaving Pooley Place around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.
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Top 11 Weekend Events In Western New York

It feels like summer is winding down, but it is far from over. Make the most of this weekend by enjoying the nice weather and all the fun events this weekend. For this weekend of August, there are a lot of events planned in Western New York that can make it difficult to decide on what to do this weekend. Don’t worry; like every week, we have narrowed down the top events for this weekend.
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Helping young dancers improve their craft

Editor's note: Summer Hours is a photo series focusing on UB staff members who use the longer days to pursue interesting hobbies, causes and other endeavors outside of their day jobs. A Billie Eilish tune fills the room at the Lancaster Dance Center as teenage dancers execute choreography just taught...

Fair housing settlement reached for 11 Erie County senior apartments

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. — A company that owns 11 senior apartment complexes in Erie County is being forced to pay out millions of dollars. The Clover Group was accused of ignoring federal disability standards under the Fair Housing Act and was sued by 12 fair housing organizations in six states.
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A study for the ages, Women’s Health Initiative makes lasting contributions to cardiology

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For nearly 30 years, the Women’s Health Initiative has yielded important findings that continue to shed light on factors affecting disease and risk of death in postmenopausal women. WHI’s contributions to cardiology are especially impressive, right up there with other well-known studies such as Framingham, and the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC).

Trump property appraiser no longer in contempt in NY civil probe

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Cushman & Wakefield (CWK.N), which appraised several properties belonging to Donald Trump, is no longer in contempt of court for not complying with a subpoena for the New York attorney general's civil probe into the former U.S. president's business.

Middlesex Road house sells for $1.425 million

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Delaware District home owned by late business and civic leader Edwin Johnston is the latest residential property in Erie County to sell for more than $1 million. Johnston’s former home at 161 Middlesex Road, Buffalo, was acquired by 161 Middlesex LLC, which paid $1.425 million...
BUFFALO, NY

The 5 Worst Suburbs In Western New York

Life is not all about competition but as soon as you put out a ranking system, it sure turns into it. Earlier this year Niche.com, put out a list of the Best Places To Live In The Buffalo Area and ranked the best to the worst. Of course, every town...
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2022-08-12 BRIEFINGS

Unique deer spotted in Buffalo

A unique-looking deer was spotted yesterday crossing South Park Avenue in Buffalo. State officials unsure if the deer is albinistic or leucistic.
BUFFALO, NY

27-year-old man dead after forklift accident

The West Seneca Police Department is investigating after a 27-year-old man was killed in a forklift accident.
WEST SENECA, NY

Local filmmakers looking for actors for new movie

Two filmmakers from Buffalo are looking for actors to be in their new film Conflicted II: The Prequel.
BUFFALO, NY

Buffalo police searching for missing 12-year-old

Police said Yeneidaliz Rodriguez aka "Jay" was last seen leaving Pooley Place around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.
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5 pounds of meth seized in arrest

Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest a Tennessee man after deputies say he brought 5 pounds of meth into WNY. Police arrested him in a parking lot Wednesday.
BUFFALO, NY

A 33-year-old who worked at Starbucks for 13 years got fired over a month-old violation. It led to a union walkout and a viral video that has racked up 21 million views on TikTok

A video of the group walkout at Starbucks in Tonawanda, New York, that went viral last week is the most exposure that a union action has received so far, according to Casey Moore, the 25-year-old Starbucks barista who filmed it.
BUFFALO, NY

Man found dead inside vehicle following crash in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Police are investigating a homicide that happened early Wednesday morning on East Utica Street near New York State Route 33. Police were originally called to the scene of a car crash around 2 a.m. Upon arrival, officers say they found a 25-year-old man dead inside...
BUFFALO, NY

Standoff in Sardinia ends when Erie County Sheriff's deputy shoots suspect

The sheriff's office said the suspect was transported to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and later to Erie County Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.
ERIE COUNTY, NY

Buffalo police investigating after man found dead in vehicle that crashed

Buffalo police said officers responded to the call around 2 a.m. near East Utica Street and the Kensington Expressway.
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Buffalo man pleads guilty to murder charges in two homicide cases

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty today to one count of murder in the first degree and one count of murder in the second degree in two different homicide cases.
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2022-08-11 BRIEFINGS

5 pounds of meth seized in arrest

Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest a Tennessee man after deputies say he brought 5 pounds of meth into WNY. Police arrested him in a parking lot Wednesday.
BUFFALO, NY

Buffalo man pleads guilty to murder charges in two homicide cases

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty today to one count of murder in the first degree and one count of murder in the second degree in two different homicide cases.
BUFFALO, NY

Buffalo man sentenced to prison in connection to fatal shooting in April 2020

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in connection to a fatal shooting in April 2020.

Buffalo police investigating after man found dead in vehicle that crashed

Buffalo police said officers responded to the call around 2 a.m. near East Utica Street and the Kensington Expressway.
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Woman’s Remains Found in Remote Area of Upstate NY, Can You Identify Her Jewelry – State Police Ask for Help

The remains of an adult woman have been located in a remote area of Upstate New York and State Police have released photos of the woman's jewelry in hopes that someone can help identify her, and ultimately notify her family. At this time, State Police don't know if the unidentified...

5 Places You Had No Idea Were Haunted In Buffalo

With such a long and storied history in North America, there are tons of places that are haunted all over New York State. You have already likely heard of the most famous ones that are located in the Empire State. You, of course, have the places like the Amityville Horror...
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ReAwaken Tour host says he feels harassed by NY prosecutor

A Christian pastor in western New York said he felt intimidated and harassed after the state’s attorney general, a Democrat, sent a letter saying she believed a planned far-right political event at his church this week could lead to racial violence.
BATAVIA, NY

Erie County DA warns residents about telephone scam

The Erie County District Attorney's office is warning county residents about a scam that recently victimized a Lancaster resident.
ERIE COUNTY, NY

Local filmmaker and director return to Buffalo to hold casting call

The casting call will be held at the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga on August 28 from noon to 6 p.m.
BUFFALO, NY

Top 10 Places for French Onion Soup in Western New York

When you go to most cities, they might be known for one dish. Here in Buffalo, we're known for quite a few dishes. The most obvious one is chicken wings. It's the biggest food for Buffalo on a national scale and is what visitors want when they first come to Western New York.
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2022-08-10 BRIEFINGS

Buffalo police investigating after man found dead in vehicle that crashed

Buffalo police said officers responded to the call around 2 a.m. near East Utica Street and the Kensington Expressway.
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Buffalo police investigating shooting on Quincy Street

Police said a 20-year-old man was shot in the hand. He was taken to ECMC where he was described as stable.
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Police: Missing 59-year-old woman from West Seneca located safely

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — An 59-year-old woman from West Seneca that was reported missing has been located. According to West Seneca Police, Darlene Vacanti was located safely Wednesday morning on a bus in Niagara Falls. Vacanti was initially reported missing late Tuesday night. No further information has been provided...
WEST SENECA, NY

Don’t Think About Bringing This To The Erie County Fair

The Erie County Fair kicks off today and if you plan to head out to enjoy the "Best 12 Days of Summer" there is one family member you will want to leave at home. The Erie County Fair has a strict "No Pets" policy and anyone who tries to bring in a pet to the fair will be asked to leave. The Erie County Fair posted their pets' rules on their Facebook page this week.

Local filmmaker and director return to Buffalo to hold casting call

The casting call will be held at the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga on August 28 from noon to 6 p.m.
BUFFALO, NY
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One of the wildest food items to try at the 2022 Erie County Fair

HAMBURG, N.Y. — The big day has arrived. Wednesday marks the start of the best 12 days of summer. It’s time for the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. For many visitors, the best thing about the event is the food. From fried Oreos to Korean street corn, there are tons of weird and wild eats for you to sink your teeth into.

Town Pool To Close In Western New York

We have been hearing about the lifeguard shortage all summer long, and it’s keeping one pool closed for the second year in a row. A rumor started circulating among the neighbors in West Seneca that the town pool would become permanently closed in the near future. One resident, Kim...
WEST SENECA, NY

Prisoners In New York State Can’t Be Called ‘Inmate’ Anymore

Inmates in New York State are getting a new name. The Bill A9273/S8216 was delivered to Governor Kathy Hochul on August 5, 2022, and signed into law, according to Pix 11. In New York, we’re doing everything in our power to show that justice and safety can go hand-in-hand. We can make our streets and communities safer by giving justice-involved individuals the chance to complete their rehabilitation program and work at the same time. By treating all New Yorkers with dignity and respect, we can improve public safety while ensuring New Yorkers have a fair shot at a second chance.

Buffalo police investigating motorcycle crash on Abbott Road

Police said around 8:15 a.m. a motorcycle and another vehicle were involved in a crash near Abbott Road and Strathmore Avenue
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Maloney niece victim of gun violence

NEWBURGH – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, local elected leaders and community advocates celebrated the passage of new gun safety reforms into law as the representative highlighted the impact these reforms will have in communities. Maloney was also joined by his great niece, a victim of gun violence, to share...
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2022-08-09 BRIEFINGS

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Nothing says fall like a trip to Mayer Brothers Cider Mill

​​BUFFALO, N.Y. — ​Fall is not too far away and few things get you ready for the season like a trip to Mayer Brothers Cider Mill. It’s been a Western New York staple for 170 years and the family run business is back open to bless Buffalo with tasty pies, delicious donuts and apple ciders and slushies.
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BEOC's 'Community Day' at Explore and More offers fun & learning with discounted admission, superheroes, sweet treats, giveaways

Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (BEOC), in partnership with Explore & More, will present “Find the Superhero Within Community Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at 130 Main St., Buffalo. Organizers said, “Families can expect a fun-filled day of giveaways, sweet treats, superheroes, and more...
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Purple Heart belonging to WWII seaman who died 78 years ago is returned to his family

An official Purple Heart certificate and related documents that were found recently in the attic of a home on Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo have been returned to the relatives of a World War II serviceman who died in battle nearly 78 years ago. During a ceremony Wednesday at Buffalo and...

Good Chance For Snow On This Date In Buffalo, New York

The summer of 2022 has been so much fun and there are still some great events to look forward to. As the Erie County Fair begins this week, the heat and humidity seem to be scaling back a bit. For some, when the Erie County Fair arrives, it signals the unofficial end of the summer.
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Car accident attorney William Mattar to host pencil donation for local teachers

Registration is open for the annual William Mattar “Pencils 4 Schools” program. With school budgets decreasing, many teachers purchase supplies for their students with their own money. The William Mattar “Pencils 4 Schools” program helps lessen this financial burden for teachers. Organizers said, “We encourage and...

Buffalo Bills Rookies Sing The Backstreet Boys in Viral Video

The Buffalo Bills are two weeks into training camp and things have been going mostly smoothly, although the Bills have been bit by the injury bug. Starting safety Jordan Poyer will be out the next few weeks with a hyperextended elbow, but the expectation is that he will be back in time for week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams.
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SkyRide 2022 happens on August 14th-three opportunities for registrants

TUESDAY AUGUST 9. 3:00PM – 6:00PM. The Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. 640 Ellicott Street (Main Lobby) The Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. 640 Ellicott Street (Main Lobby) Buffalo NY 14203. If you’ve never done SkyRide, or it’s been a while, this is...
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A Beacon to Buffalo: Exploring the 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse

Wherever you fall on the spectrum of interest in lighthouses—simply curious? Obsessed and on a mission to visit every single lighthouse in the country? The chance is here for you to visit the new and improved Buffalo Lighthouse. The non-profit site at on the Buffalo Outer Harbor is in...

Buffalo Man Charged For Threatening To Kill Black Shoppers On Twitter

A Black resident said he tweeted out a fake threat to commit killings against Black people in his community to see if racists would "agree" with him.

Burmese flag raised outside of Buffalo City Hall

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo officials joined others Saturday in Niagara Square to raise the Burmese flag outside of City Hall. The annual ceremony recognizes the advent of democracy in Burma, which is now known as Myanmar. It happened 34 years ago this month. Speakers on Saturday reflected on the...
 

2022-08-08 BRIEFINGS

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Homicide investigation underway in Lancaster after man found shot to death in parking lot of shopping center

Authorities were investigating a fatal shooting that took place in Lancaster on Sunday. The scene unfolded a little before 11:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a shopping center located in the 1100 block of West Avenue K. Upon arrival, authorities pronounced the man dead at the scene. His identity...

Buffalo Man Charged For Threatening To Kill Black Shoppers On Twitter

A Black resident said he tweeted out a fake threat to commit killings against Black people in his community to see if racists would "agree" with him.

Someone Dropped Something On Josh Allen + He Was Ticked

Someone dropped this on Josh Allen on Friday night and looked both confused and mad. According to some fans, Josh repeatedly said "not cool". On Friday night the Buffalo Bills hosted a scrimmage at Highmark Stadium and tons of fans stayed after practice in hopes to get some gear signed. Josh Allen was jogging into the tunnel to make his way to the locker room when one young fan dropped a football that hit his neck.
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Phony Buffalo attorney gets 5 years probation and must pay thousands in restitution

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A phony Buffalo attorney will spend five years on probation and need to cough up more than $7,800 in restitution for defrauding his clients. By all outward accounts, 39-year-old Andrew Schnorr was an attorney. He worked for a Buffalo law firm and represented clients in real courtrooms. The only problem was that he never graduated from law school or passed the state bar exam, an investigation by the Office of the N.Y. Attorney General revealed.

Going to the 2022 Erie County Fair? Here is what you need to know

The 182nd Erie County Fair will be held from August 10 to August 21 at The Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Here is what you'll need to know if you plan on attending.
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Guide to Erie County Fair Events 2022

Wed, Aug 10 - Sun, Aug 21. Who is ready for A Roaring Good Time!? From rides to food, animals to shows, the Erie County Fair is the “bee’s knees”. We’ll see you, ... The Butterfly Exhibit will provide you the opportunity for up-close interaction with butterflies while learning about their role as pollinators, characteristics ...

Spotted Lanternflies are all over NYC. Are Upstate New York’s vineyards next on the menu?

The Spotted Lanternfly has been creeping northward in New York for a few years now, and the state is asking for help tracking the hungry bugs, especially near vulnerable vineyards. Established populations of the flashy invasive have not been found in Syracuse, but “any grape production should be aware of...
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Group of off-road vehicles drive down Elmwood

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Around 50 ATV’s, dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles were seen driving recklessly down Elmwood Avenue on Sunday night. The group passed in front of News 4’s station just after 5 p.m. Sunday. Buffalo Police have been cracking down on unregistered off-road vehicles and have warned that people caught riding them […]
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Just hang on, heat relief is just days away

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Good things are worth waiting for, and if a relief from the heat and humidity fits the ‘good’ bill for you, just hang in there as heat relief is just days away.

Double shooting kills one in Buffalo

Buffalo police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday night. Police say the shooting happened just before midnight in the first block of West Utica Street. Read more here:
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2022-08-07 BRIEFINGS

BPD investigating shooting on Niagara Street

Buffalo police were called to the 900 block of Niagara Street around 5:50 a.m. for reports of gunfire.

4 WNY Colleges Make The List Of Top Party Schools In New York State

In the words of Jagged Edge and Nelly, where the party at? Apparently, it's at four colleges in Western New York. Niche has released its list of the Top 25 party schools in New York State and four are located here in WNY. According to Niche,. The 2022 Top Party...

Double shooting kills one in Buffalo

Buffalo police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday night. Police say the shooting happened just before midnight in the first block of West Utica Street. Read more here:
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New York State Drivers License Update! Why Put An ‘X’ On Yours?

Our New York State driver's license has gone through some changes over the years, including the federally approved Real ID Card. If you want to fly out of Albany without a passport you will need one by this time next year. That isn't the only update New Yorkers should be aware of.

Fun in the Sun at Papi Grande’s Beach Bar

A shot of the entrance to Papi Grande's Beach Bar in downtown Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. In the dog days of summer there is nothing more satisfying than a day at the beach. Papi Grande’s beach bar right in the heart of Riverworks in downtown Buffalo, New York may be the next best thing in Western New York.
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HAVE YOU SEEN THEM? The Faces of the 36 Children Missing From Upstate New York

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, between January and December of 2020, 2,500 children were reported missing in New York. By the end of 2020, 143 were still missing. As of August 2, 2022, there are now an estimated 220 children missing in the state of New York and 36 of those children are from the Upstate area.
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Worst Place To Live List Includes This Western New York Town

It looks like not everyone is a fan of living in Western New York. A study came out ranking the worst places to live in New York State and one Western New York town made the top 10. The website roadsnacks.net posted on their website the worst places to live...
LOCKPORT, NY

Law catches up with a phony Buffalo attorney

Andrew Schnorr, who pleaded guilty to practicing law without a license, has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay thousands in restitution
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Von Miller Quote After Scrimmage Gives Buffalo Bills Fans Chills

The Buffalo Bills will be back at St. John Fisher University in Rochester on Sunday for an 11:45 am practice, which will be the only non-9:45 am starting time this summer for camp. Bills fans, however, are still basking in the glow from the perfect evening at the annual blue...

Man arrested on gun charges from domestic incident

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Police Department announced Saturday that an arrest has been made stemming from a domestic incident in July. On July 5 at approximately 4:15 a.m., police responded to a call about a man with a gun. At the scene, they learned of the domestic incident that resulted in shots fired, […]
 

2022-08-06 BRIEFINGS

Double shooting kills one in Buffalo

Buffalo police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday night. Police say the shooting happened just before midnight in the first block of West Utica Street. Read more here:
BUFFALO, NY

Worst Place To Live List Includes This Western New York Town

It looks like not everyone is a fan of living in Western New York. A study came out ranking the worst places to live in New York State and one Western New York town made the top 10. The website roadsnacks.net posted on their website the worst places to live...
LOCKPORT, NY

New York State Woman Hospitalized After Falling Asleep With Lit Cigarette in Hand

Put out your smokes before you snooze. A New York state woman who was reportedly smoking in bed suffered injuries after falling asleep with the lit cigarette still in hand. The resulting fire lead to two floors being evacuated in the apartment building where she lived, though no one else was hurt and the fire was contained. Officials say the woman was airlifted to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

Buffalo Man Arrested for Shooting and Killing His Own Brother

BUFFALO, NY – A Buffalo man, 24-year-old Jerome A. Cole has been charged for shooting...

Buffalo man, 24, arrested for making racist threats while invoking Tops supermarket shooting

A 24-year-old Buffalo man was arrested for threatening to carry out further shootings just two days after the white supremacist terror attack at Tops supermarket in which 10 people were killed and three were injured.
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WATCH: Mayor Byron Brown walks off during public hearing

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown momentarily walked off the stage during a heated public hearing Wednesday on the Common Council's controversial proposed district map. This came after a shouting match with audience member Arise Shapley, who refused to use the microphone. Brown also misgendered Shapley, who is a trans non-binary person. Brown referred to Shapley as "ma'am" three different times, despite Shapley's corrections.
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Phony Buffalo attorney gets 5 years probation and must pay thousands in restitution

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A phony Buffalo attorney will spend five years on probation and need to cough up more than $7,800 in restitution for defrauding his clients. By all outward accounts, 39-year-old Andrew Schnorr was an attorney. He worked for a Buffalo law firm and represented clients in real courtrooms. The only problem was that he never graduated from law school or passed the state bar exam, an investigation by the Office of the N.Y. Attorney General revealed.

New York State Drivers License Update! Why Put An ‘X’ On Yours?

Our New York State driver's license has gone through some changes over the years, including the federally approved Real ID Card. If you want to fly out of Albany without a passport you will need one by this time next year. That isn't the only update New Yorkers should be aware of.
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Buffalo man indicted for referencing mass shooting while robbing convenience store

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man was indicted on Thursday afternoon for making threats while robbing a convenience store in May. It is alleged that on May 25 just before 4:30 p.m., 45-year-old Sean Q. Ingleman of Buffalo attempted to steal cash from a convenience store on Main St. near West Winspear Ave. in […]
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These 10 New York State Prisons Had The Most Assaults On Staff

New York State released a report about unusual incidents that have happened at all the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision facilities. Unusual incidents include inmate-on-inmate assaults, body fluid/human waste- attempted assault, hunger strike, spit net used, medical emergency, and more. The report also details the number of assaults on staff.
 

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Double shooting kills one in Buffalo

Buffalo police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday night. Police say the shooting happened just before midnight in the first block of West Utica Street. Read more here:
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Buffalo man arrested after allegedly planning racially motivated shooting

U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Thursday that a Buffalo man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Black people at several grocery stores in Buffalo.
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WATCH: Mayor Byron Brown walks off during public hearing

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown momentarily walked off the stage during a heated public hearing Wednesday on the Common Council's controversial proposed district map. This came after a shouting match with audience member Arise Shapley, who refused to use the microphone. Brown also misgendered Shapley, who is a trans non-binary person. Brown referred to Shapley as "ma'am" three different times, despite Shapley's corrections.
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Feds Charge Anonymous Tweeter Who Threatened to ‘Kill Blacks’ After Buffalo Massacre

A man from Buffalo, New York tweeted from an anonymous account that he was “looking to kill blacks” at several locations in the state two days a different man allegedly killed 10 Black shoppers at a Buffalo supermarket, federal officials said. Rolik Walker, 24, allegedly told investigators the post was more of an experiment than a threat and admitted he used a VPN to anonymize the now-deactivated @ConklinHero account, which is a reference to the accused mass shooter’s hometown of Conklin. Walker said the “purpose of the post was to see what everyone would say and if anyone would agree with him,” an affidavit says. “[He] claimed to want to see how segregated social media was and that once the post was made it spread within approximately thirty seconds.” Federal officials dismissed his claim that he didn’t know the post was a crime, arguing in the affidavit that the recent racist massacre, the Conklin reference and the steps Walker took to hide his identity proved otherwise.Read it at Law & Crime

Buffalo Man Arrested for Shooting and Killing His Own Brother

BUFFALO, NY – A Buffalo man, 24-year-old Jerome A. Cole has been charged for shooting...

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty For Killing Toddler In Horrific Attack

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend's daughter. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that the 36-year-old man entered a guilty plea before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree on the morning of Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

New York State Drivers License Update! Why Put An ‘X’ On Yours?

Our New York State driver's license has gone through some changes over the years, including the federally approved Real ID Card. If you want to fly out of Albany without a passport you will need one by this time next year. That isn't the only update New Yorkers should be aware of.
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Search efforts continue for missing Buffalo teen

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It's been two years since a 12-year-old boy from Buffalo went missing, now his parents are looking for change. Buffalo Police say Jaylen Griffin was last seen on Aug. 4, 2020. They say he went to a grocery store in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and never returned home. And since then, Griffin's family and the community have been actively searching for him.

Hamburg man sentenced in connection to animal cruelty charge

A Hamburg man has been sentenced in connection to an animal cruelty charge for throwing and hitting a puppy in November 2021.

Phony Buffalo attorney sentenced to five years probation

Attorney General Letitia James and NYS Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen announced Friday that a phony attorney was sentenced to five years probation in addition to owing thousands in restitution.
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