Rochester man charged in multiple burglaries in Orleans County
A Rochester man has been charged following a three-month investigation into multiple burglaries in Orleans County, according to the Orleans County Sheriff's Office.
Niagara County Sheriff’s Office investigating crash in Town of Cambria
The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office announced it is investigating a crash involving two motorcycles in the Town of Cambria.
Driver hospitalized after three-car crash involving school bus
The circumstances leading to the crash are under investigation. All the roads in the area have re-opened.
Missing Person Alert cancelled for Batavia woman
UPDATE: Batavia police say Stephenie Underwood has been found. ORIGINAL: ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Batavia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in the search for a missing woman. Stephenie Underwood, 42, was last seen in Batavia Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Underwood was last seen wearing tan sweatpants and a black long-sleeved […]
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of akron, NY Need You!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near akron.
Add a little Buffa-love to your home with a Buffa-Blo blow up
The Buffa-Blo blow up buffaloes were created by a father-son duo from Clarence. It's been almost a year since they started shipping them, and they've gotten orders from across the country.
Lock Tenders Tribute Monument Dedicated
Lewiston sculptor Susan Geissler created the cast bronze figures to recreate an original photograph taken on the same steps in 1897 by Frank Bernard Clench (F.B. Clench). The monument celebrates those whose manual labor made the Erie Canal an economic engine for New York State and the nation, notably those who labored 12 hour days from April through November every year to enable boats to navigate through the Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks and deliver their freight to Buffalo and points west, or east to New York City and subsequent final destinations including other continents.
STAMP pipeline drilling goes awry
State environmental officials cited the Genesee County Economic Development Center for a drilling mishap in a sensitive wetland. It’s the second spill since August.
Pembroke planning approves travel plaza development for Exit 48
Image The Town of Pembroke Planning Board approved a proposal for a new travel plaza off Exit 48 of the Thruway on Wednesday, clearing the way for construction to begin in the spring.When completed, the as-yet-unnamed travel plaza will join Flying J, TA, and Speedway as locations on Route 77 where travelers and truckers can rest, get a bite to eat, refuel and perhaps get a wash.The vote to approve the environmental review and site plan passed 6-1, with board member Thomas Marshall casting the lone "nay."
FBI raids home in the Town of Batavia
BATAVIA, N.Y. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Buffalo office raided a home in the Town of Batavia on Wednesday morning. FBI agents, along with the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, were seen removing items from a home at 3604 Pearl Street Road. According to Genesee County Tax records, the...
Alabama week flashback: They were There and They are Back...
This story originally ran in September 2015 after a reunion of the 1980 Bulldog football team, whose forever highlight was of course the I Was There victory over two-time national champions Alabama. That Mississippi State win snapped a losing streak to the Tide and Coach Bear Bryant going back to 1958.
Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Gun
(WNY News Now) – A 24-year-old man has been sentenced for the crime of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, according to U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross. Buffalo – Michael Alan Jones, 24, previously convicted of two felony crimes in Alamance County, North Carolina, has been sentenced to time served (10 months) by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. Jones, legally barred from possessing firearms and ammunition due to his prior convictions, was found in possession of a semiautomatic rifle and ammunition in the Town of Leroy, Genesee County, on March 19, 2022, near Route 33 and Griswold Road and School Road.
Suspect in Lockport Wendy's shooting identified by NYSP
In a recent development, the New York State Police have identified a suspect in the Lockport Wendy's shooting incident. Tune in to get the latest updates on this ongoing investigation and learn more about the circumstances surrounding this shocking event.
STAMP pipeline drilling goes awry
State environmental officials have cited the Genesee County Economic Development Center for a drilling mishap in a sensitive wetland. It’s the second spill since mid-August. The state has cited the developers of the STAMP industrial park for violations involving a spill of drilling fluids in a wetland through which it is constructing a sewage pipeline.
Thursday News Brief
From the Genesee County Sheriff: A homeless man, 46-year-old Warren Cotton, was arrested in Stafford and is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine. Sheriff Deputies and State Police located a disabled vehicle on Route 33 in relation to a separate complaint where Cotton was a passenger, and found they had active warrants for his arrest. Cotton is now held at the Genesee County Jail pending arraignment. ALSO: 44-year-old Tony Graber of Marilla, New York has been charged with burglary and criminal contempt. He was arrested following a domestic incident in the Town of Batavia. Graber allegedly violated a full stay away order of protection. He’s being held without bail and is due back in Town Court at a later date.
Lockport superintendent addresses state's ban on facial recognition software in schools
New York outlawed schools from using facial recognition software in schools on Wednesday, citing a report conducted by the state’s Office of Information Technology Services. Read more here:
Local coffee and comic shop announces closing
LOCKPORT, N.Y. — A popular local coffee and comic book store posted the sad news on Friday that they would be closing both of their locations due to unforeseen circumstances. Pulp 716, which first got its start in Lockport on East Avenue, added their second location in North Tonawanda...
WNY family of 18-year-old hoping to raise awareness on drug overdose
A young woman from Clarence whose cousin died from an accidental overdose, reached out about this very issue in the hopes of amplifying the voices of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses.
7,000 additional UAW workers to join nationwide strike; Western New York auto workers continue to work on expired contract
Western New York auto workers will continue to work without a contract, for now, after they were not included in the latest round of UAW workers to hit the picket lines on strike.
Shadow of Ellicott Station throws shade on apartment plan for Pembroke, developer promises no low-income housing
Image Engineer Michael Metzger points out some of the changes to a proposed apartment complex on Route 77 in the Town of Pembroke during Wednesday's Town Planning Board meeting.Photo by Howard Owens. Based on feedback from the community, the engineer and property owner planning an apartment complex at 8900 Alleghany Road, Pembroke, have scaled back the project, the Pembroke Planning Board learned on Wednesday night before voting 6-1 to let the development move forward.A month ago, when the plan was last publicly discussed, developer Michael Schmidt and engineer Michael Metzger were planning six buildings in the complex and a total of 144 apartments with 326 parking spaces.The new site plan calls for four buildings -- plus garages -- with 96 apartments and 168 parking spaces.