Category Archives: Western New York

  • This hotel in Hamburg is just for cats

    This hotel in Hamburg is just for cats HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – Attention cat lovers: a special hotel in Hamburg is catering to cats, focusing on giving felines in WNY a purr-fect experience. The Cat’s Pajamas Feline Hotel can take in up to 30 cats at a time. They…

  • Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

    Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday. The online retailer had added the…

  • State comptroller’s office says State Commission on Corrections is falling short of expectations

    State comptroller’s office says State Commission on Corrections is falling short of expectations (WIVB) – The state agency that oversees prisons and jails in New York is falling short of expectations, according to a report released Friday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The report is widely critical of the…

  • Officials: Turpin children were starved, the dogs were well-fed

    Officials: Turpin children were starved, the dogs were well-fed (CNN) – When authorities arrived Sunday night to a home in the California town of Perris, they found a family with 13 children, most of them starved and startlingly skinny. They also found two female dogs. Well-fed, in good shape, seemingly well-trained.…

  • Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

    Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Petty’s family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night. Dana and Adria…

  • Pedestrian critically injured in Niagara Falls hit and run

    Pedestrian critically injured in Niagara Falls hit and run NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Niagara Falls Police are investigating a serious hit-and-run accident that happened Friday afternoon at 24th Street and Independence Avenue. The victim, a 57-year-old Niagara Falls man, was struck by a southbound vehicle in the 800…

  • Mother of homicide victim still searching for anwers

    Mother of homicide victim still searching for anwers BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-  Alvin “Duke’ McDowell was shot and killed New Year’s Day 2017. His death was the second homicide of the year, and it remains unsolved. “Somebody did see or hear something that night,” said McDowell’s mother, Lucrecia Watkins. She’s hoping…

  • Chautauqua County man facing multiple charges after attempting to evade law enforcement

    Chautauqua County man facing multiple charges after attempting to evade law enforcement RIPLEY, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Chautauqua County man is facing several charges after attempting to evade arrest by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies Friday morning. Dylan M. Murphy, 20, of Ripley, was charged with resisting arrest, first degree…

  • How would eliminating the tip credit impact local restaurants?

    How would eliminating the tip credit impact local restaurants? BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Like many servers and bartenders, Chris Casis makes most of his money through tips. “That’s how we make our living,” he told News 4 while bartending at Bar Louie in Buffalo. “You shoot for $100 a shift and…

  • Buffalo and Erie County Library to host job far Jan. 24

    Buffalo and Erie County Library to host job far Jan. 24 BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library will host a job fair at the Downtown Central Library (1 Lafayette Square) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The event is free and open to…