Local and breaking news from WKBW ABC 7 in Buffalo, NY. Top stories for Buffalo, Erie County, and surrounding areas of Western New York.
Family doctors want to be a part of vaccination network
February 27, 2021, 4:42 am | Source
Doctors said they've been administering vaccines for years, and already have relationships with patients.
Erie County Department of Senior Services offering frozen meal pickup program
February 27, 2021, 1:16 am | Source
The Erie County Department of Senior Services is offering a frozen meal pick up program at senior centers across the county to any Erie County resident age 60 and up.
Statues from Christ the King Seminary went missing, only to reappear for sale at an antique store
February 27, 2021, 12:30 am | Source
In November, former seminary volunteers say six bronze statues disappeared from Christ the King, only to reappear at Kelly Schultz's Antiques on Main Street in Clarence.
Families visit loved ones in nursing home after months away
February 26, 2021, 11:44 pm | Source
It’s been several months for some families, and almost a year for others since they’ve seen in person their loved ones living in a nursing home.
Impact of remote learning
February 26, 2021, 11:16 pm | Source
The impact of remote learning has been tough for student learning, leaving some falling behind.
Which WNY events are planning for a 2021 summer?
February 26, 2021, 10:57 pm | Source
The cancellation of festival season last year meant the world’s largest garden tour, Garden walk Buffalo, had to postpone.
"Snack Bandits" Cheektowaga family goes viral for funny videos
February 26, 2021, 10:46 pm | Source
The family now has over 4 million likes on TikTok and close to 100,000 followers in Instagram!
10,000 register for COVID vaccine in first three days of sign-up at Delavan Grider Center
February 26, 2021, 10:44 pm | Source
More than 10,000 people have signed up for appointments at the new mass vaccination site at the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo since registration opened Wednesday.
NYS vaccination sites for 65+ to be expanded, will offer assistance
February 26, 2021, 9:39 pm | Source
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state, along with with local health departments, will expand vaccination sites for the 65+ population.
NFTA to purchase 10 battery-electric buses as part of effort to improve air quality
February 26, 2021, 9:37 pm | Source
The NFTA says the agreement includes an option to purchase up to 140 additional buses over a five-year period.
MAAC to allow limited fans at 2021 Basketball Tournament
February 26, 2021, 9:23 pm | Source
Capacity will be reduced and follow the current New York State guidelines. All attendees have to wear a face mask covering and stay socially distant with other fans in attendance.
COVID-19 vaccine offered to those 65+ by appointment at Walgreens in Niagara Falls, Saturday
February 26, 2021, 9:23 pm | Source
Walgreens will have 100 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and will be able to vaccinate anyone 65+ who shows their Medicare (red, white, and blue) card.
Archbishop Walsh and Southern Tier Catholic School celebrates 100 days of in-person instruction
February 26, 2021, 8:41 pm | Source
Archbishop Walsh and Southern Tier Catholic School is celebrating 100 days of safe in-person learning.
Skinner adamant he wants to remain with Sabres despite recent struggles
February 26, 2021, 7:17 pm | Source
Jeff Skinner had made his point clear. On Friday afternoon he was asked point-blank by Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News: Would you prefer to be somewhere else? Would you prefer to be with a different team or a different coach?Skinner, without hesitation, responded."No. I love being a Sabre. I love the city of Buffalo. I wouldn't have chosen t...
Matt Urban Center Hope House emergency shelter to close March 31
February 26, 2021, 6:37 pm | Source
Officials say the shelter, which opened in 2014, was intended to be a temporary location due to its physical limitations.
Erie County Fair asking for feedback from volunteers on returning this summer
February 26, 2021, 5:48 pm | Source
Organizers of the Erie County Fair are asking for input from volunteers as they look to bring back the 'Best 12 Days of Summer' in 2021.
Niagara County relocating COVID-19 vaccination clinic from Lockport to North Tonawanda
February 26, 2021, 5:43 pm | Source
The clinic will relocate from the Kenan Arena in Lockport to Gratwick Fire Hose Company #6 in North Tonawanda beginning the second week in March.
UB Football announces 2021 schedule
February 26, 2021, 4:40 pm | Source
On Friday the UB Football team announced their schedule for the 2021 regular season. After playing a condensed season featuring only conference games in 2020, the Bulls are set to play 12 games in 2021, including four non-conference games to start the season. UB opens their season on September 4th at home against Wagner. They'll follow-up their ...
Buffalo Naval Park in need of $100,000 for emergency repairs on historic landmark USS The Sullivans
February 26, 2021, 3:42 pm | Source
In a press release, officials from the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park said the USS The Sullivans (DD-537) is in danger of sinking. Park president Paul Marzello is asking the public to help raise $100,000 for the ship in a campaign he's calling All Hands On Deck.“The harsh Buffalo winter weather has severely damaged the hull of USS...
Crash in Orchard Park closes section of 20A in both directions
February 26, 2021, 1:34 pm | Source
A section of Route 20A in Orchard Park is closed in both directions because of a crash.