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'We want to celebrate Asian joy': Spike in Asian American hate crimes sparks movements for change
May 18, 2021, 6:43 am | Source
Asian Americans have used the pandemic-fueled hate to spread more awareness around hate crimes and they say more action is needed.


These stores plan to keep requiring masks for now
May 18, 2021, 6:33 am | Source
Several major chains, including Home Depot and grocer Kroger Co., announced that they would keep mask mandates in place for now.


Western New York summer events again impacted by COVID
May 18, 2021, 3:44 am | Source
Some cancelled, some postponed, most impacted by COVID.


Williamsville Central School District School Board election being held on Tuesday
May 18, 2021, 3:35 am | Source
The school district's board of education election will take place Tuesday, May 18 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Williamsville North High School gymnasium.


2 Buffalo firefighters injured in 2-alarm fire on Fulton Street
May 18, 2021, 3:35 am | Source
A City of Buffalo spokesperson says the American Red Cross is assisting four adults and five children following the two-alarm fire.


Midwifery program to end at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
May 18, 2021, 3:33 am | Source
2 On Your Side sat down with two of the midwives whose jobs would be eliminated, and discussed their concerns about the cuts.


Louie's Hot Dogs closing after 70 years in business
May 18, 2021, 3:33 am | Source
The Louie's Footlong brand name will be retired, and the owners plan to find a new tenant to lease the location immediately.


A taste of summertime weather is finally here
May 18, 2021, 3:33 am | Source
This will be the longest stretch with high temperatures above 70 degrees since early last September!


Businesses react to NYS adopting new CDC mask guidance
May 18, 2021, 3:32 am | Source
Here is what we know about which businesses plan to require masks and which ones will not.


Erie County Sheriff's Office investigating incident at Erie County Correctional Facility
May 18, 2021, 3:09 am | Source
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard says no inmates or officers were injured in the incident.


What is Sikhism? Breaking down an often-stereotyped religion
May 18, 2021, 2:15 am | Source
“People definitely noticed me in an airport or on an airplane, right? We're noticeable. And at the same time, people have no idea who we are.”


Stroke, heart disease deaths related to long working hours skyrocket, study finds
May 18, 2021, 1:42 am | Source
The global analysis found that stroke and heart disease-related deaths from people who worked more than 55 hours per week jumped 29%.


Red Jacket Peace Medal returned to the Seneca Nation
May 18, 2021, 12:32 am | Source
On Monday the Buffalo History Museum formally turned over the Red Jacket Peace Medal.


Batavia Police investigating vandalism at city parks
May 17, 2021, 11:59 pm | Source
Police say various parks were "defaced with graffiti," adding that Lambert Park and Farrell Park were the latest to be vandalized.


HUD announces $5 billion in emergency vouchers to battle homelessness
May 17, 2021, 11:33 pm | Source
That’s in addition to the $5 billion in funds for preventing homelessness previously announced as part of the American Rescue Plan.


Erie County hosting Pfizer vaccine clinic for teenagers Tuesday
May 17, 2021, 11:27 pm | Source
The first dose Pfizer vaccine clinic is scheduled to take place Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Springville-Griffith Institute High School.


Governor Cuomo: New York will adopt CDC mask guidance beginning Wednesday
May 17, 2021, 11:02 pm | Source
The guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, and hospitals.


Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive
May 17, 2021, 11:02 pm | Source
At least 212 Palestinians have been killed in the week of airstrikes, including 61 children. Ten people in Israel, including a 5-year-old boy, have been killed.


Face masks optional during Slow Roll community bike rides
May 17, 2021, 10:55 pm | Source
Masks will still be required before and after the rides.


NYSP searching for missing man last seen on Grand Island
May 17, 2021, 10:55 pm | Source
Ian J. Young, 24, was last seen April 27 on Grand Island.


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