Category Archives: Western New York

  • 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…

  • UB athlete in critical condition after team exercise session

    UB athlete in critical condition after team exercise session BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — University at Buffalo defensive end Solomon Jackson was taken to the hospital after experiencing what the school is calling a medical emergency that took place at a team conditioning session. The school did not release any further…

  • HS Hoops Highlights

    HS Hoops Highlights BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- The Amherst boys basketball team knocked off Maryvale 64-45 to advance to the Section VI finals. The Tigers were led by TC Brown’s 23 points. Amherst will take on Lew-Port in the Class A2 finals on Saturday.   Source: Buffalo New York’s Latest…

  • Tapestry Charter School could open second location in Buffalo

    Tapestry Charter School could open second location in Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- The Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo is looking to expand and that means some students could move to a new building. Administrators have drafted a plan to place kindergarten through fifth grade at former Buffalo Public School 78 on Olympic…

  • Starbucks changes rewards program; Small spenders lose

    Starbucks changes rewards program; Small spenders lose NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is changing the terms of its rewards program so that people who spend around $5 or less per visit won’t get as many freebies. The Seattle-based coffee chain says its loyalty program will award stars based on…

  • Report: More people overdosing on anti-anxiety drugs

    Report: More people overdosing on anti-anxiety drugs GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Researchers have found that more Americans are taking drugs like Xanax and Valium, and taking those drugs at higher dosages. They’ve also found that, while the number of prescriptions filled between 1996 and 2013 have tripled, the amount of overdoses…