Category Archives: Western New York

  • Local school principal sentenced to community service after committing insurance fraud

    Local school principal sentenced to community service after committing insurance fraud BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo school principal who admitted to insurance fraud in January has been sentenced to 50 hours of community service. Parette Walker, 53, who serves as principal of P.S. 64 Frederick Law Olmsted School, was…

  • LIVE STREAM: Gov. Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Hochul speaking in Buffalo

    LIVE STREAM: Gov. Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Hochul speaking in Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul are making an announcement at the Buffalo Museum of Science. APP USERS | Tap here to watch the live stream of the event. Source: Buffalo New York’s Latest News…

  • Sheriff: Inmate tries to smuggle narcotic in Erie Co. jail

    Sheriff: Inmate tries to smuggle narcotic in Erie Co. jail ALDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) — Authorities at the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden say an inmate tried to smuggle a narcotic into the jail. After a visit with a guest, corrections officers say they noticed Michael Johnson, 31, take something…

  • School bus catches fire at Alden garage

    School bus catches fire at Alden garage ALDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) — A school bus erupted with thick, black smoke as it caught fire at a Crittenden Road bus garage in Alden Wednesday morning. A photo from the Erie County Blotter captured what appeared to be a stationary bus on fire…

  • Town of Tonawanda PD to conduct safe driving campaigns in April

    Town of Tonawanda PD to conduct safe driving campaigns in April TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in the Town of Tonawanda will hold three separate educational, enforcement driving campaigns in April. The first, “U Text, U Drive, U Pay,” will be conducted from April 8-13. During this time, officers will…

  • Astronaut Mark Kelly to visit local hospital Thursday

    Astronaut Mark Kelly to visit local hospital Thursday BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly will visit Women & Children’s Hospital on Thursday, April 7. Kelly will be in town due to the Western New York Safety Conference in Niagara Falls, where he will serve as keynote speaker. During his…

  • Indianapolis rallies behind city’s blind ‘broom guy’

    Indianapolis rallies behind city’s blind ‘broom guy’ INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — For more than 60 years, the “Broom Guy,” Jim Richter, has been a staple of Indianapolis streets. The 78-year-old blind Indianapolis man says he was recently told to leave the Nora post office and could no longer sell his…

  • New app aims to bring neighborhoods together

    New app aims to bring neighborhoods together PROVIDENCE R.I. (WPRI) — A new social media app is helping neighbors connect with each other both online and outside.   In more than 95,000 neighborhoods, Nextdoor is being used to allow residents to get our information to people in their area.…

  • Facebook rearranging notification buttons to highlight video

    Facebook rearranging notification buttons to highlight video MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is rearranging the notification panel on its mobile apps in an effort to widen the audience watching live video on its social network. The shift announced Wednesday is part of Facebook’s effort to turn its live…