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Hochul: ‘We expect the Bills will be here a very long time’
August 2, 2021, 10:43 pm | Source

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said Monday that the Cuomo administration is committed to keeping the Buffalo Bills in Western New York. Her comments come as three-way stadium negotiations are underway between the NFL team, Erie County, and the state.

The sides are currently focusing on a proposal to...


2 former Canisius High School staff members accused of abusing a minor
August 2, 2021, 10:19 pm | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- A lawsuit recently filed in Erie County under the Child Victims Act accuses two former staff members at Canisius High School of abusing a minor.

According to an email sent to the Canisius community and alumni, the first incident happened in 1963 and alleges that Fr. John Sturm, S.J. had unpermitted sexual contact with a...


Local gyms and restaurants weigh-in on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “suggestion” to move to a vaccine-only admission practice
August 2, 2021, 10:16 pm | Source

Governor Andrew Cuomo made a plea to private business owners in the state to put in place a vaccine-only mask policy during his public address Monday morning.

The statement was not a mandate, but simply a suggestion he said.

"If I go to a restaurant and I'm sitting at a table, and a table right next to me, I want to know that they’re vaccin...


Retired teacher charged with possession of child pornography, enticement of a minor
August 2, 2021, 9:46 pm | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-- A Depew man is facing multiple charges after being caught with child pornography.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, on June 28, 2021, the FBI received information regarding Richard W. Scherer, 70, from a group known as Predator Poacher. The group has several online accounts that pretend to be minors and chat with...


State Health Department gives Erie 1 Boces grants to promote healthy living
August 2, 2021, 9:42 pm | Source

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) -- Eight Western New York schools are getting help from the New York State Health Department to ensure they can access healthy lifestyle choices. Erie 1 Boces and the State Department of Health are hoping both of the 5-year grants will spread the message of 'healthy living' back to the rest of the community.

The two 5-...


Theatres in WNY wait for more guidance before requiring people to wear face masks regardless of vaccine status
August 2, 2021, 9:36 pm | Source

BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) - As more government buildings and businesses announce mask requirements, theatres and other venues across Western New York are waiting to see if they'll be next.

"I think customers would prefer to not have to have to wear a mask, if at all possible, but we had the mask mandate previously and customers wore masks and it wa...


University at Buffalo to implement indoor mask requirement
August 2, 2021, 9:35 pm | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)--The University at Buffalo will require all students, regardless of their vaccination status, to mask up while inside campus buildings as of Tuesday, August 3.

The school released updated guidance on its website Monday saying the new policy is "in accordance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and ...


Williamsville-based Alexandria Professional has products heading to Walmart shelves
August 2, 2021, 9:22 pm | Source

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - It's said that necessity is the mother of invention - and in this case, necessity led to a Williamsville-based beauty supply company to develop a product that will be carried in thousands of Walmart stores across the country.

Alexandria Professional has been selling its proprietary sugar hair removal products to ...


Up to $2,500 being offered for information on man accused of murder in Colorado
August 2, 2021, 6:46 pm | Source

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) -- Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,500 for information on a man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Eric Marion, 31, has been accused of murder in Colorado, and is considered dangerous.

Marion stands at 6'4" and weighs 245 lbs.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at (716) 867-6161 or s...


Cattaraugus County woman accused of killing dog in front of child
August 2, 2021, 6:32 pm | Source

YORKSHIRE, N.Y. (WIVB) -- A Cattaraugus County woman has been accused of fatally shooting a dog in front of a child.

New York State police arrested Jaki Ras, 51, this past Tuesday. According to police, someone reported a gunshot near a residence on Weaver Road in the Town of Yorkshire.

After investigating, Troopers charged Ras with endangerin...


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