Category Archives: Western New York

  • North Carolina’s anti-discrimination law and the economy

    North Carolina’s anti-discrimination law and the economy GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – North Carolina’s new law, House Bill 2, is gaining a lot of opposition from big businesses across the country. Gov. Pat McCrory said the law does not affect companies in North Carolina, and it won’t change the state’s…

  • Drug charges from Ebola hoax not the entire story

    Drug charges from Ebola hoax not the entire story GRANITE SHOALS, Texas (KXAN) — It’s all fun and games until somebody gets caught. Looking at a post from the Granite Shoals Police Department in Texas, it was easy to jump to conclusions. On Facebook, the department issued a warning: the…

  • Authorities capture murderer who escaped from Ohio prison

    Authorities capture murderer who escaped from Ohio prison NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A convicted murderer who escaped from an Ohio prison was captured late Monday by a joint law enforcement task force, authorities said. The state Department of Rehabilitation and Correction tweeted around 11:30 p.m. that John Modie, an…

  • Mississippi Gov. supports bill to allow firing squad for capital punishment

    Mississippi Gov. supports bill to allow firing squad for capital punishment JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi House wants to allow the state prisons to execute prisoners using a firing squad if officials decide lethal injection is too expensive or unavailable. Gov. Phil Bryant voiced his support of the…

  • Virginia grandmother scares off armed carjackers

    Virginia grandmother scares off armed carjackers RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A grandmother fought back against armed carjackers in Richmond, Virgina sending them running. Ruscena Schools was about to unload groceries from her car when four men approached her, demanding she get out and give them her car. “I said, ‘Hold…

  • Teen lifeguards rescue 7-year-old: ‘They’re heroes’

    Teen lifeguards rescue 7-year-old: ‘They’re heroes’ HASTINGS, Mich. (WOOD) — Three teen lifeguards in Hastings, Michigan are being hailed as heroes, credited with saving a young boy’s life Friday night at the community center pool. The pool was packed with nearly a hundred people when one of the lifeguards…

  • University of Texas students create app to detect skin cancer

    University of Texas students create app to detect skin cancer AUSTIN (KXAN) — Every hour, someone in the United States dies from skin cancer. It’s a scary statistic, one that students at the University of Texas at Austin are trying to lower. Rachel Graubard created an app that asks questions…

  • Researchers: High intensity workouts could do more harm than good

    Researchers: High intensity workouts could do more harm than good BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — One of the popular workouts right now involves high intensity interval training, which if you’re running, means sprints. Researchers published a study this week that suggests all-out sprints may do more harm than good. This…

  • South Korea says North Korea fired short-range projectile

    South Korea says North Korea fired short-range projectile SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range projectile from an area near its eastern coast on Tuesday in what appears to be another weapons test seen as a response to ongoing military drills between Washington and Seoul, South…