Local and breaking news from WKBW ABC 7 in Buffalo, NY. Top stories for Buffalo, Erie County, and surrounding areas of Western New York.
Taking you inside Southern Tier Brewing Company Taproom in Buffalo
September 23, 2021, 10:41 pm | Source
The Buffalo taproom for the Southern Tier Brewing Company opens on Tuesday, September 28, but 7 Eyewitness News got a sneak peek, Thursday evening.
No vaccine requirement for Highmark Stadium vendors, security guards
September 23, 2021, 9:39 pm | Source
All fans 12-years-old and older will have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sunday’s Bills game at Highmark Stadium, but there’s no vaccination requirements for vendors and security guards at Highmark Stadium.
Local high school in need of outdoor tent, supply is limited
September 23, 2021, 9:38 pm | Source
Outdoor rental tents are one of the many items in high demand due to COVID-19. Debbie Lewandowski is a parent to a senior at JFK High School in the Cheektowaga-Sloan school district, where this year’s homecoming, next weekend, will take place outdoors for COVID-19 safety.
Travel nurses in demand amid nationwide staffing shortages
September 23, 2021, 9:30 pm | Source
The healthcare industry is not immune to the staffing shortages that are happening nationwide. Now, with local news of a potential nursing strike and staff vaccine mandates in New York hospitals, Trusted Nurse Staffing agency says it’s busier than ever before.
Some Akron students walk out against remote learning
September 23, 2021, 9:13 pm | Source
“We want our rights!” shouted an Akron Central School student
ECDOH adopting NYSDOH school guidance as of September 27
September 23, 2021, 9:02 pm | Source
According to ECDOH, the decision was made after receiving feedback from school leaders and to "bring consistency between school districts in Western New York."
Historic dining car is back in Silver Creek and now a museum
September 23, 2021, 8:43 pm | Source
In his days as a Silver Creek police officer, Louis Pelletter used to be a customer at Steve's Diner. Now Lou is the village historian and the Ward & Dickinson dining car is a museum.
Steve Tasker headlines list former Buffalo Bills nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame
September 23, 2021, 8:41 pm | Source
Steve Tasker is one of seven former Buffalo Bills players nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2022.
School bus stop-arm cameras coming to Niagara Falls
September 23, 2021, 8:36 pm | Source
Beginning Monday stop-arm cameras on school buses in Niagara Falls will capture the license plates of drivers that illegally pass.
Erie County Legislature votes in favor of resolution calling on release of Bills stadium study
September 23, 2021, 8:22 pm | Source
The Erie County Legislature has unanimously passed a resolution directing Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Pegula Sports and Entertainment, and New York State to release their study on a potential new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.
100% of Buffalo Sabres players are vaccinated. Here's how the team got there
September 23, 2021, 7:55 pm | Source
Buffalo Sabres GM Kevyn Adams spoke to the media Thursday and announced the team has a 100% COVID-19 vaccination rate.
New York State announces 'Vax and Win' COVID-19 vaccine incentive partnership
September 23, 2021, 4:54 pm | Source
The program is a partnership between NYS the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants and New York Jets. It offers New Yorkers a chance to win tickets, signed merchandise and more.
Two people killed in crash in Town of Pembroke Wednesday
September 23, 2021, 4:36 pm | Source
The Genesee County Sheriff's Office said the crash occurred around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday on Route 77.
Boil water advisory for towns of Boston and Concord due to loss of pressure
September 23, 2021, 4:25 pm | Source
The Erie County Water Authority announced the advisory due to a loss of pressure in the system following a water main break around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Jaret Patterson "enjoying the ride" in rookie year with WFT
September 23, 2021, 3:52 pm | Source
From an undrafted free agent to earning a spot on the Washington Football Team's 53-man roster, the journey is just beginning for the former UB running back who'll be coming back "home" this weekend
State audit finds Western Regional OTB lacked accountability
September 23, 2021, 3:44 pm | Source
Western Regional Off-Track Betting spent thousands on tickets to events, food and alcohol for board members, employees and other individuals without state oversight, according to an audit released by the New York State Comptroller Thursday.A second audit found that CEO Henry Wojtaszek did not reimburse the organization for his personal use of a ...
Hochul: temporary restraining order on vaccine requirement for health care workers has no impact on deadline
September 23, 2021, 3:35 pm | Source
"That has no bearing on our strict deadline of Monday," Hochul said during a COVID-19 briefing Thursday.
New York State Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker has resigned
September 23, 2021, 2:46 pm | Source
Zucker will stay in his position with the New York State Department of Health until his replacement is brought on, Hochul said.
Streets in Amherst flooded after water main break
September 23, 2021, 1:10 pm | Source
Neighbors in one Amherst neighborhood are waking up to flooded streets.
Jack Eichel no longer captain of Buffalo Sabres
September 23, 2021, 12:51 pm | Source
Jack Eichel, who’s worn the "C" on his jersey for the last few years is no longer Captain of the Buffalo Sabres, GM Kevyn Adams announced Thursday before Training Camp began.