Category Archives: Western New York

  • Lockport man admits to threatening to kill Pres. Obama

    Lockport man admits to threatening to kill Pres. Obama BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 19-year-old from Lockport is looking at up to five years in jail after admitting he threatened to kill President Barack Obama. Back in September, Jared Brown called Lockport Police and said that he would kill the President.…

  • Amherst man receives prison sentence for stealing from mother-in-law

    Amherst man receives prison sentence for stealing from mother-in-law BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – An Amherst man will spend the next three to six years in prison for stealing from his mother-in-law’s bank account, after he was previously convicted of stealing from the same woman. Judge Thomas Franczyk handed down…

  • LIVE STREAM: FBI to hold press conference on Brittanee Drexel disappearance

    LIVE STREAM: FBI to hold press conference on Brittanee Drexel disappearance MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WBTW) – The Federal Bureau of Investigations has scheduled a press conference in South Carolina at 1 p.m Wednesday to discuss the latest developments on the young woman who went missing while on Spring Break in Myrtle…

  • Mom, deputy, store clerk stop man from kidnapping 13-year-old

    Mom, deputy, store clerk stop man from kidnapping 13-year-old HERNANDO, Fla. (WFLA) — A store clerk, a mother, and a quick-thinking deputy are being credited with saving a girl from a potential abduction in Florida. Deputies responded to a Dollar General store at 11: 42 a.m. on Tuesday after…

  • School bus driver accused of endangering child

    School bus driver accused of endangering child CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A bus driver for the Chautauqua Lake School District is accused of endangering the welfare of a child after an alleged incident from April. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was not specific, but they said Edward Farnsworth, 58, “engaged…

  • Buffalo man jailed in Cattaraugus County on felony drug charge

    Buffalo man jailed in Cattaraugus County on felony drug charge SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man was jailed without bail following a traffic stop in Salamanca. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task to arrest Ronald Mitchell, 34, on Tuesday morning. Authorities say…

  • Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping

    Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open. The ruling, announced Wednesday, can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The five-time…

  • Authorities offer reward for information on man related to alleged Mystic St. incidents

    Authorities offer reward for information on man related to alleged Mystic St. incidents BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Local law enforcement officers are looking for a man they say violated an order of protection twice on Mystic St. Marvin Dones is wanted on two outstanding warrants stemming from alleged incidents from…

  • NY workers’ union approves 1-year contract with 2% raise

    NY workers’ union approves 1-year contract with 2% raise ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Public Employees Federation says its members have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a one-year agreement with the state while negotiations continue for a longer-term contract. According to the union, that means members…

  • Former Tenn. firefighter accused of stealing pain medication from sick residents

    Former Tenn. firefighter accused of stealing pain medication from sick residents WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (WKRN) – He checked on sick patients, offering to take their blood pressure, but now a former firefighter stands accused of stealing those patients’ pain medicine. Michael Ray Bogle Jr, 33, of Hendersonville, Tennessee was charged with…