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Buffalo man sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for murder

A Buffalo man convicted of second-degree murder and other charges was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years to life in prison by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio, according to the District Attorney's Office.


District Attorney, Buffalo Police warn of crime during marketplace exchanges

BUFFALO, N.Y. — There's been an uptick in crime when it comes to exchanges arranged via online marketplaces, according to Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and Buffalo Police Department Captain Jeff Rinaldo.


Buffalo-based lawyer argues gun lawsuit before federal appeals court in New York City

NEW YORK — A Western New York lawyer on Wednesday made his case before a federal appeals court to overturn the state's requirement that hand gun owners obtain a pistol permit.


African Heritage Food Co-Op to open in Buffalo, Niagara Falls

An African-themed food co-op will open stores offering fresh produce in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls store at 2616 Highland Ave. will open at noon Saturday, said Alexander J. Wright, the founder and general manager of the African Heritage Food Cooperative.


I-Team: Buffalo's slumlord problem 'out of control', but city leaders aren't worried

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Follow Nate Boyd on Facebook and you’ll see the ugly side of apartment living in Buffalo. There he is in a Buffalo housing project, holding the tail of a dead rat that looks more like a small cat.


Buffalo-area elementary principal arrested on DWI charge will be put on leave

Clarence, N.Y. — A Lancaster elementary school principal was arrested last week in Clarence and charged with drunken driving, State Police reported. Amy B. Moeller, 40, of Amherst, was arrested just before midnight Feb. 14 after she failed field sobriety tests and provided a breath sample showing a


Hot-dog alert, Buffalo: Ted's offers special anniversary discount

Here's a saliva-inducing fact for Buffalo hot-dog lovers: Ted's Hot Dogs will celebrate its 92nd anniversary on Feb. 20 by offering regular hot dogs for 92 cents. Ted's nine Western New York locations will participate in the deal during business hours Wednesday. A regular hot dog from Ted's usually


Buffalo council agrees to $300K settlement for man after "brutal" beating in lock-up

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A Buffalo man who was assaulted in the city's lock-up nearly three years ago is one step closer to settling a lawsuit he filed against the city. Shaun Porter filed a lawsuit over his injuries and civil rights being violated.


JobCade to showcase 200 job openings

Startups and small businesses looking to fill more than 200 jobs will participate in the first Ignite Buffalo JobCade, a job fair that will be held 3 p.m to 7 p.m. on March 7 at the 500 Seneca building in Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.


After This Past January, You May Never See A Stink Bug in Buffalo Ever Again

Seriously. You may not see a stink bug in Buffalo this year. You've seen them in your house and every time you think "ugh, how did they get in?" An experiment conducted by researchers with Virginia Tech found that the Polar Vortex earlier this year may have killed 95 percent of stink bugs. According


Focus: Dog Fighting in Buffalo

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - An issue that has arisen from the decision to euthanize Charlie, a dog rescued from a garbage tote, is dog fighting. The SPCA Serving Erie County does not have proof that Charlie was involved in fighting, but he showed behavior consistent with dog fighting. "Some of the backla


Home Depot looking to hire 375 associates in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — If you're looking for a new job or in need of one, the Home Depot may be the next place to apply. Home Depot announced Wednesday the company is looking to hire 375 new associates in Buffalo.


Study: Buffalo ranks low on 'Best Drivers Report'

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A new report ranks Buffalo low on the list of cities across American with the safest drivers. Allstate released their annual "America's Best Driver Report" for 2018 and the Queen City ranks low across all three categories, including, rain and snow.


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


Six to be honored by UB Law Alumni Association

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Five alumni and one non-alumnus will be honored with University at Buffalo School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award recipients at the annual Law Alumni Association Dinner on May 9. The dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo. Registration is available at law.buff


Local construction company pleads guilty in Erie County Court

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A local contractor admitted to lying to Albany to get around rules for using minority-owned businesses for state projects. The owner and office manager of Nichter Construction admitted to charges connected to the rehab work at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.


Man gets 12 years in prison for shooting two outside bar on Broadway

A Buffalo man who shot two men – including off-duty Buffalo Police Officer Christopher Bridgett – exiting a bar on Broadway was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.


Forum held on plans for Buffalo cannabis production firm

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As the state continues to explore the legalization of recreational marijuana, Western New York is getting a better idea of what the developers may want to do with that proposed cannabis campus near the Outer Harbor.


Applications being accepted for Buffalo Mayor's summer internship program

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown made an announcement about his 2019 Summer Youth Internship Program on Tuesday morning. Brown says that the application process is underway.


Buffalo approves $300,000 settlement for jailhouse assault

The City of Buffalo will pay $300,000 to Shaun P. Porter, who was assaulted by a former cellblock attendant while in custody in the Buffalo police lockup. Porter had been arrested for a domestic incident in May 2016 when cellblock attendant Matthew Jaskula shoved him – while handcuffed – into a meta