Category Archives: Western New York

  • Pentagon’s Guantanamo closing plan lays out costs, savings

    Pentagon’s Guantanamo closing plan lays out costs, savings WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday released its long-awaited plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer remaining detainees to a facility in the United States. But the proposal ducks the question of where the facility…

  • State Education Dept. to investigate alleged abuse on Buffalo school buses

    State Education Dept. to investigate alleged abuse on Buffalo school buses BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A spokeswoman for Sen. Tim Kennedy says the State Education Department will investigate two alleged cases of abuse on a Buffalo school bus. In a letter to the State Education Commissioner, Kennedy says a 6-year-old…

  • Wall-mounted heater causes Dunkirk barn fire

    Wall-mounted heater causes Dunkirk barn fire TOWN OF DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) — A fire in the Town of Dunkirk was determined to have been started by a wall-mounted heater in a barn workshop. The Temple Road blaze happened on Monday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says no one was…

  • Cheektowaga officer breaks leg while going over fence

    Cheektowaga officer breaks leg while going over fence CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Cheektowaga Police officer broke his leg and was hospitalized this morning while going over a fence. Cheektowaga Police say the officer will be okay. It is not known whether or not the officer was chasing a suspect…

  • Buffalo Zoo to say goodbye to gray wolves

    Buffalo Zoo to say goodbye to gray wolves BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Zoo’s Arctic Edge exhibit will soon no longer have its two gray wolves. Timber and Willow came to the Zoo in September 2015 after being transferred from the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park in Watertown.…

  • Authorities: Shooting reported at Phoenix home on fire

    Authorities: Shooting reported at Phoenix home on fire PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix, Arizona say a family of four have been shot at a house on fire on the city’s northwest side. Details are sketchy about the incident unfolding Tuesday morning but police Sgt. Trent Crump says there was…

  • South Carolina schools’ Board of Education discusses ransomware

    South Carolina schools’ Board of Education discusses ransomware CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) – Monday, behind closed doors, the Board of Education at Horry County Schools in South Carolina discussed an update regarding its network security plan after a virus held the district’s servers for ransom. The hack occurred more than…

  • Morgan Freeman can now be the voice of your GPS

    Morgan Freeman can now be the voice of your GPS COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The voice of the man who once played God can now guide you through rush hour traffic. The voice of Morgan Freeman is now an option on the GPS smartphone app Waze. (Waze) According to…

  • Michigan Gov. Snyder to release staff’s emails related to Flint water crisis

    Michigan Gov. Snyder to release staff’s emails related to Flint water crisis LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says his office will release thousands of his staff’s emails related to Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis dating back to when he took office in 2011. The Republican governor, who…

  • Niagara Falls man killed after Monday night stabbing

    Niagara Falls man killed after Monday night stabbing NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y (WIVB) — A Niagara Falls man was killed after a stabbing incident in the 4600 block of Hyde Park Boulevard. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Monday. The man was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital, where he later…