Local and breaking news from WGRZ NBC 2 in Buffalo, NY. Top stories for Buffalo, Erie County, and surrounding areas of Western New York.
Health care workers must be vaccinated by Monday or lose their jobs
September 23, 2021, 11:45 pm | Source
According to the state, Erie County has 81% of hospital workers vaccinated. In Niagara County, it's 80%. The average for all five counties in WNY is 81%.
1 killed & 12 injured, suspect also dead after shooting at Kroger in Collierville
September 23, 2021, 11:36 pm | Source
13 people were shot, 1 of those killed. Collierville Police said the suspect is also dead, believed to be from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Parts of Boston, Concord under Boil Water Advisory
September 23, 2021, 11:34 pm | Source
A water main break Wednesday night supplying the affected areas increases the chance that untreated water could enter the system.
Erie County Health Department adopts New York State's COVID-19 guidance for schools
September 23, 2021, 11:32 pm | Source
Decision comes after receiving feedback from school officials and could result in fewer students being sent home under quarantine and entire schools being closed.
Indictment against 2 members of the 'Buffalo 5' dismissed
September 23, 2021, 11:30 pm | Source
The men spent decades in prison convicted of killing an elderly white man in 1976.
Former Sear Restaurant team to take over food service at Kleinhans Music Hall
September 23, 2021, 11:28 pm | Source
Former steakhouse operators to operate food, drink and special events venues at the iconic concert hall.
Baskin: more county money, accountability for Buffalo anti-violence groups needed
September 23, 2021, 10:58 pm | Source
The Erie County Legislature Chairwoman proposes training and data collection for nonprofits working to tamp down City of Buffalo violence.
Got plans on going to Canada? Be ready to show you're fully vaccinated at certain indoor locations
September 23, 2021, 10:54 pm | Source
Proof of ID and COVID vaccination is now required to get into places such as bars, nightclubs, indoor waterparks, casinos, and movie theaters in Ontario.
CDC advisers back COVID boosters for older, vulnerable Americans
September 23, 2021, 10:53 pm | Source
Despite the FDA approving boosters for some, the CDC sets final U.S. policy on who qualifies for the extra shot.
Stop selling alcohol to go at airports, congressman says about unruly passenger cases
September 23, 2021, 10:52 pm | Source
The FAA says the number of cases of unruly passengers has dropped significantly since the start of 2021, but is still much higher than a year ago.
Yes, children who are mature enough have the ability to opt out of a COVID-19 vaccine trial
September 23, 2021, 10:19 pm | Source
Children aren’t able to give informed consent until they turn 18 but they can assent or dissent before taking part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial.
Democrats see tax 'framework' to pay for huge $3.5T package
September 23, 2021, 10:12 pm | Source
The package aims to rewrite tax and spending priorities to expand social programs.
Heather's Weather Whys finale: Wishing a fond farewell to WNY
September 23, 2021, 10:04 pm | Source
After 5 years with WGRZ, it's time to say 'see ya later.' Thank you for everything, Western New York!
Yes, CPR should be performed at the same tempo as the disco song ‘Stayin’ Alive’
September 23, 2021, 9:44 pm | Source
Advice given in an episode of “The Office” is accurate. Administering CPR at the same beat as the hit song by The Bee Gees could help save a life.
Niagara Falls launches bus safety program to protect students at bus stops
September 23, 2021, 9:09 pm | Source
The program, BusPatrol, will use a stop-arm camera on school buses to take pictures of license plates of drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.
Photo galleries: Complete Guide 2 Public Art in Buffalo and Western New York
September 23, 2021, 8:19 pm | Source
2 On Your Side has visited hundreds of locations where murals, paintings, and sculptures can be viewed from the car, on streets and sidewalks, and around parks.
Bruce Springsteen announces movie of previously unreleased 'No Nukes' shows
September 23, 2021, 7:45 pm | Source
On his 72nd birthday, The Boss announced "The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts" coming this November.
NY launches 'Vax and Win' sweepstakes to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19
September 23, 2021, 6:26 pm | Source
Drawings will happen weekly for five consecutive weeks now through Oct. 25.
Doors Open Buffalo returns this weekend
September 23, 2021, 5:59 pm | Source
Doors Open Buffalo returns on Saturday, Sept. 25, allowing the public a look inside dozens of landmark buildings in the Queen City.
3 million Boppy loungers recalled after 8 infant deaths are reported
September 23, 2021, 5:15 pm | Source
The loungers were sold at multiple major stores nationwide, including Amazon, Target and Walmart.