• SPCA Monday: Bullfrog

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The SPCA serving Erie County brought Bullfrog to the News 4 set today.
    Bullfrog is a 9-month-old pit bull mix who the SPCA calls “very sweet.”
    The SPCA provided this profile of him.
    If you’re interested in adopting Bullfrog, call the SPCA at (716) 875-7360.
  • Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, fulfilling a campaign promise as he began his first full week in office.
    “Great thing for the American worker that we just did,” Trump said as he signed a notice in the Oval Office.
    The president also signed memorandums freezing most federal government hiring, though he noted an exception for the military, and reinstating a ban on providing f
  • Luke Bryan to sing National Anthem at Super Bowl LI

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Country singer Luke Bryan will take the stage at Super Bowl LI next month.
    He is performing the National Anthem at the pregame festivities at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, Feb. 5.
    The performance, which will be televised, is Bryan’s first time singing at the Super Bowl.
    During his career, Bryan has scored 17 No.1 singles and sold nearly eight million albums. He has also found success with his fifth studio album, Kill The Lights.
    It is certified P
  • Official Star Wars: Episode VIII title revealed

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (WIVB) — The title of the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been revealed. Episode VIII will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
    The announcement was made on StarWars.com Monday morning.
    “We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy,” the statement read. “In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.”
    The film will be
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  • Darien Lake Country Megaticket concerts announced

    DARIEN, N.Y. (WIVB) — The artists performing as part of Darien Lake’s Country Megaticket have been announced.
    Here are the artists set to perform, and the days they are coming:
    June 3 — Jason Aldean with Chris Young and Kane Brown
    June 16 — Florida Georgia Line with Nelly and Chris Lane
    August 4 — Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi
    August 10 — Lady Antebellum with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young
    August 25 — Luke Bryan with Brett Eldred
  • WNY native rescues woman off San Diego coast

    SAN DIEGO, CA (WIVB / KFMB-TV) — Witnesses call a Buffalo native a hero for risking his own life to save a woman who was swept into the Pacific Ocean. The man, who friends know only by his last name, Struble, was enjoying an iconic evening at the beach Saturday.
    “We were just taking pictures, watching the sunset, and a wave came, and we all just started running. They were the last two, and it got them,” Stuble recalled.
    Both women were pulled into the water. Struble’s fri
  • Part of Rt. 60 could be closed for up to 4 hours

    VILLAGE OF SINCLAIRVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Traffic officials say an accident closed down more than half a mile of Rt. 60 in Chautauqua County Monday morning.
    Specifically, the road was shut down in both directions from Jamestown St. and Sylvester Rd. in the Village of Sinclairville.
    The crash happened just before 9 a.m.
    Officials said the road could be closed for up to four hours around 9:20 a.m.
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  • Fatal crash closes off part of Rt. 60

    VILLAGE OF SINCLAIRVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Traffic officials say an accident closed down more than half a mile of Rt. 60 in Chautauqua County Monday morning.
    Specifically, the road was shut down in both directions from Jamestown St. and Sylvester Rd. in the Village of Sinclairville.
    The crash, which involved a Coach USA bus, happened just before 9 a.m. One person was killed.
    Officials said the road could be closed for up to four hours around 9:20 a.m.Flat bed begins loading car involved
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  • DEVELOPING: One killed, six injured in Texas mall shooting

    SAN ANTONIO, TX (CBSDFW.COM) — One person is dead and six others injured following a mall shooting in San Antonio, Texas.
    The San Antonio police chief described the shooting at Rolling Oaks Mall to CBS affiliate KENS5 as a, “robbery gone really, really bad.”
    The chief said there were two suspects who robbed a jewelry store and two Good Samaritans tried to intervene.
    One of the Good Samaritans was shot and killed by one of the suspects.
    One of the suspects was detained
  • DEVELOPING: One killed, five injured in Texas mall shooting

    SAN ANTONIO, TX (CBSDFW.COM) — One person is dead and five others injured following a mall shooting in San Antonio, Texas.
    The San Antonio police chief described the shooting at Rolling Oaks Mall to CBS affiliate KENS5 as a, “robbery gone really, really bad.”
    The chief said there were two suspects who robbed a jewelry store and two Good Samaritans tried to intervene.
    One of the Good Samaritans was shot and killed by one of the suspects.
    One of the suspects was detaine
  • Two teens injured in overnight shooting

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Two teenagers are recovering after being shot on Cornwall Avenue and Sussex Street overnight.
    Police say the shooting happened at 2 a.m. A 16-year-old male has been treated and released from ECMC and a 17-year-old male is listed in fair condition at ECMC.
    No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call (716)847-2255.
  • Cyber Security Expert: Your kids could be targets of cyber hacks

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) –  Cyber security is becoming a national priority in light of recent cyber attacks. And now experts say kids can even be a targets.
    Most kids have a digital record that is started minutes after they are born, when proud parents snap that first picture and share it on social media.
    Cyber security experts like Arun Vishwanath are now encouraging parents to train their kids on how to avoid becoming victims of cyber hacks. He said, “Children are very good w
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  • Person struck by car in Wheatfield Saturday night

    WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) — A person struck by a car was brought to Erie County Medical Center for treatment Saturday night, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.
    The car hit the person on River Road shortly before 10:00 p.m.
    Deputies called to the scene found the pedestrian unconscious.Police have not shared the victim’s name, gender or age.So far the driver has not been charged.
  • Women’s March draws thousands to Niagara Square

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Across the country and around the world, crowds gathered to call for equal rights, one day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
    The Women’s March on Washington even made its way to Buffalo. Nearly 3,000 people gathered in Niagara Square to spread the same message of hope and unity.
    People marched by the thousands in Buffalo carrying signs about everything from women’s rights to immigration, to reproductive rights.
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  • Gov. Cuomo requiring insurance companies to cover contraception

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York governor Andrew Cuomo is requiring health insurance companies to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost to women.
    The regulations are an effort to safeguard protections women currently receive under the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress have said they will repeal the act as soon as possible.
    The state department of financial services is mandating that health insurers in New Yor
  • Red Cross assists 18 people after home goes up in flames

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo fire investigators are working to find out what caused a serious fire at 435 Bailey Avenue early Saturday morning.
    18 people are being assisted by the Red Cross after a 10-apartment building went up in flames around 5:10 a.m.
    Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield tells News 4, 16 adults and two children all made it out of the building safely and no one was injured.
    He says fire crews still carried out search efforts when they arrived on the scene becaus
  • Fire that left 18 displaced deemed arson by police, victim speaks out

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 63-year-old man is facing arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief charges after Buffalo Police say he set a home on fire early this morning.
    Police arrested Roger Cornell of Olean, N.Y. late Saturday night. Investigators say Cornell used a flammable device to start the fire.
    The fire broke out inside a 10-apartment building at 435 Bailey Avenue around 5:10 Saturday morning.
    18 people were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross
  • Fire that left 18 displaced deemed arson by police

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 63-year-old man is facing arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief charges after Buffalo Police say he set a home on fire early this morning.
    The fire broke out inside a 10-apartment building at 435 Bailey Avenue around 5:10 Saturday morning.
    18 people were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross.
    Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield tells News 4, 16 adults and two children all made it out of the building safely and no on
  • WNY Middle School students face off in Future City Competition

    KENMORE, N.Y. (WIVB) –  Months of hard work came to an end Saturday for groups of middle school students across Western New York. They are just a few of the 40 thousand students participating in the Future City Competition across the country.
    From the water crisis in Flint, Michigan to making the 33 here in Buffalo more effiicent and safer, students are tasked with solving real-world problems.
    19 students from 15 schools face off in the Future City Competition. Tea
  • Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo brings thousands to Niagara Falls

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) —During the winter months unless you’re ice fishing, a lot of fishermen are dreaming of the days the fish are ready to be caught. This weekend, thousands are traveling to The Conference and Event Center of Niagara Falls to get prepared.
    One fisherman told News 4,”Gone are the days of the little red and white bobber and a hunk of worm.”
    Although it can be as simple as hook, line and sinker, fishermen at the Niagara Convention Center have lots of
  • Crews battle fire on Bailey Avenue

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — First responders were busy with a building fire in Buffalo Saturday morning.
    Crews were called to Bailey Avenue at Littell, near Seneca Street, shortly before 5 a.m.
    Multiple viewers shared images of the building on fire.
    Dispatchers confirm the fire was brought under control. The Red Cross is assisting 4 children and 13 adults as a result of the fire.
  • Students dead in bus crash in Italy

    Verona, Italy (CBS/WIVB) — Italian police say 16 people died when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona.
    Thirty-nine people survived. Police commander Geralomo Lacquanita said the bus crashed and burst into flames just before midnight, late Friday.
    No other vehicles were involved and it was not clear why the bus went off the road, crashing into the barriers.
    The bus was returning to Budapest with students ages 15
  • Over 1 million join anti-Trump women’s marches worldwide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches in the nation’s capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged.
    “Welcome to your first day, we will not go away!” marchers in Washington chanted.
    Many of the women came wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats
  • Protestors march through Buffalo after Trump’s swearing-in

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — About a hundred protestors took to the streets of Buffalo Friday night to protest our newly sworn in President, Donald Trump.
    At the same time the local protest was happening, a more violent protest was taking place at our nations capital.
    Protestors in Buffalo condemned the rioting.
    “Those people are not with the protests, they are anarchists,” said Jamie Diamond, Buffalo protestor.
    “That’s not necessary, that doesn’t do any good for th
  • How does he protect 6 month old grandson from lead contamination?

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – James Adams has owned an apartment building and two adjacent lots, for about 25 years, near some old industrial plants on the East Side of Buffalo that have long since been shuttered, and demolished.
    Adams’ mother and his daughter’s family live in the 4-unit apartment house on Spring Street. Last year, an inspector from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency asked Adams for permission to take soil samples in his yard.
    The retired Ford worker gave his oka
  • Stranger danger: man approaches 2 middle school students in Niagara Falls

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — In two separate incidents early Wednesday and Thursday morning, two middle school aged girls were approached by a man in his 30’s on their way to school.
    “A student at Gaskill Prep School reported to her dean that on the way to school a gentlemen approached her tried to make conversation with her and apparently tried to hug her,” said Mark Laurrie, Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent.
    Niagara Falls police say the 13-year-old girl
  • Western New Yorkers react to President Trump’s inaugural address

    WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB)- Former Erie County Republican Chairman Bob Davis was decked out in red, white, and blue for the inauguration of the nation’s 45th president, Donald J. Trump.
    Davis organized a watch party for the President’s supporters at Dandelions Restaurant in Williamsville Friday afternoon.
    “I expect this president is going to do some things very quickly and I think he’s going to take a real hard look, quickly, at the ISIS situation,” Davis told
  • SC student arrested after paper airplane hits teacher in eye

    ANDREWS, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school student is facing a possible 30-day jail sentence for allegedly throwing a paper airplane that struck a teacher in the eye.
    The South Strand News reports that Georgetown County sheriff’s deputies on Jan. 10 arrested a 17-year-old student at Andrews High School. An instructor, Edward McIver, told deputies he was hit in the eye by a paper airplane thrown during class.
    Deputies say McIver reported being upset because he had recently
  • Man found guilty of attacking Japanese tourist in Niagara Falls

    LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP modified) — A jury found a western New York man charged with attacking a Japanese tourist in a Niagara Falls park guilty.
    A Niagara County Court jury reached a verdict on the robbery, sexual abuse and assault charges against 44-year-old Robert MacLeod, of Niagara Falls.
    MacLeod was accused of attacking Koyuki Nakahara in Niagara Falls State Park after she asked him for directions on Christmas night in 2015, when she was traveling with a Japanese
  • School choice programs being debated in communities as DeVos awaits Senate confirmation

     
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A room filled with excited second graders stands on the second floor at The Charter School for Applied Technologies. Hands pop up, eager to be called on, telling their teacher their answer to the subtraction problem they’re working on.
    These students are among the 19% of school-aged children living in the City of Buffalo who attend a non-district school, like a private or charter school. And they can attend these institutions due to school choice.
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  • Pig recovering after it was found with several stab wounds

    SLOAN, N.Y. (WIVB) — A little pig is on the mend. It was the victim of cruel treatment.
    The Erie County SPCA says some people in the Town of Sloan found the pig bleeding, with several stab wounds and a cable tie wrapped around its neck last week.
    The pig was rushed to a shelter in Tonawanda, where doctors performed surgery.
    They say the animal is in guarded condition. The SPCA wants to know who is responsible.
    (Photo courtesy of the SPCA serving Erie County)
  • Buffalo school officials warn of suspicious SUV driver following incident

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Buffalo are investigating a complaint involving a man who allegedly approached a high school student.
    A Buffalo school official gave details about the complaint. According to the school, a 10th grader was approached by black man in his 40s. The man was allegedly driving a silver SUV with yellow writing on the side of it.
    The school says the man repeatedly asked to the girl to get inside his vehicle. He allegedly continued to follow her until a woman wi
  • Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president.
    Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read, “Resist Trump Climate Justice Now,” ”Let Freedom Ring,” ”Free Palestine.
  • Trump takes charge: Sworn in as nation’s 45th president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
    Looking out over the crowd sprawled across the National Mall, Trump painted a bleak picture of the nation he now leads, lamenting crime, s
  • WATCH: President Trump’s inaugural address

    WASHINGTON D.C. (WIVB) — President Donald Trump’s entire inaugural address can be watched in the video above or read below.
    “Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.
    We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.
    Together, we will determine the course of America and the world fo
  • Local furniture company involved in Inauguration

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo furniture company is once again involved in the Presidential Inauguration.
    Kittinger Furniture Company says they are “honored to have been able to participate in today’s historic inauguration of President Donald Trump.”
    Kittinger, a company that has been making furniture since 1866, has been making furniture for the White House since 1970. They have been part of White House Inaugural ceremonies since 2009.
    (Photo courtesy of Kittinger
  • Past and present: How weather impacts Presidential Inaugurations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIVB) — All eyes are on the Presidential Inauguration today. The speeches, the performances, the outfits, usually take center stage but the weather plays an equally important role.
    This year, temperatures in Washington D.C are expected to climb into the upper 40s and rain showers will build into the region. This is very similar to what Western New York will experience today and like Buffalo will be above average by mid-January standards.
    Although rain may put a damper on
  • Police: Man accused of exposing himself in women’s restroom found with hundreds of pills

    TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in the City of Tonawanda arrested an alleged flasher they say more than 600 pills in their possession.
    Authorities received a call of a man who was allegedly exposing himself in a Tim Hortons women’s restroom on Niagara Street Wednesday afternoon.
    After they received the call, police detained 32-year-old Amherst resident Kevin McNinch II.
    Police say this is what they found in his possession:
    470 methadone tablets
    178 diazepam tablets
    26 gabapentin
  • Suspect in UPS driver’s slaying deemed incompetent for trial

    ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting a UPS driver outside a central New York Wal-Mart last month has been ruled mentally incompetent for trial.
    A Tompkins County Court judge made the ruling Thursday in the second-degree murder case against Justin Barkley. The judge committed him to a state mental health institution for evaluation. The move comes after two psychiatric examinations decided Barkley wasn’t competent.
    Barkley was charged with killing 52-year-old William
  • The last tweets: Obama shares final messages on Twitter as President

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIVB) — On the morning of Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration, Pres. Barack Obama delivered some last tweets as President, saying he has become “a better leader and a better man.”
    Read his messages below:I won't stop; I'll be right there with you as a citizen, inspired by your voices of truth and justice, good humor, and love.
    — President Obama (@POTUS) January 20, 2017As we look forward, I want our first steps to reflect what matters mos
  • Rescue crews find some 8 people alive after Italy avalanche

    FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews located up to eight people alive in the kitchen of an avalanche-crushed hotel on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people in the resort.
    Video released by rescuers showed a boy, wearing blue snow pants and a matching ski shirt, emerging from the structure and crews mussing his hair in celebration.
    Next was a woman with a long ponytail wearing red snow pants. “Brava Brava!&rd
  • LIVE STREAM: 2017 Presidential Inauguration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIVB) — Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States today. Watch live coverage in the video above.
    APP USERS | Watch live coverage of the Inauguration here.
  • Niagara Falls police looking for hit-and-run suspect

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — Officers in Niagara Falls want your help.
    They say someone hit a teenager riding a bike and then drove off.
    This happened on the 1100 block of Ontario Ave. a little after 3 p.m. Thursday.
    A 19-year-old man was taken to ECMC. Police say he was hit by a dark-colored sedan.
    Anyone with information on the collision can call Niagara Falls police at 286-4547.
  • Student injured in Ohio school shooting

    CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — One person was injured after a shooting was reported at West Liberty High School, in Champaign County, Ohio.
    According to firefighters, they were dispatched at about 7:45am, Friday, to West Liberty High School on the report of a shooting.
    Firefighters say one person was taken to the hospital. The Champaign County Sheriff tells WDTN, the shooter is in custody and a weapon has been recovered.
    No other information was released.
    This story wa
  • Buffalo Police warn of individual posing as utility worker

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police are asking residents to be alert following another report of an individual posing as a utility worker.
    Police say the person presented themselves as a utility worker and tried to enter a home in the Kaisertown area.
    Residents are reminded to always ask for a utility worker’s identification if they are trying to enter a home.
     
     
  • WNY’ers gear up for DC for the Women’s March on Washington

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Hundreds of women are expected to leave Buffalo Friday and head to Washington D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington.
    Organizers of the march estimate 200,000 people will protest in the nation’s capital Saturday,
    “We’ve been through this before, in the 60’s and the 70’s and I feel like we haven’t moved forward at all,” said Prish Moran, Buffalo native.
    Moran is one of hundreds of thousands of people heading to the wom
  • Niagara Falls bicyclist struck by vehicle

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash in Niagara Falls.
    Investigators say the crash happened on the 1100 block of Ontario Avenue just after 3 p.m. Thursday. A 19-year-old man riding his bicycle was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
    The vehicle is described as a dark colored sedan. The victim was taken to ECMC where his condition is unknown.
    Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call 716-286-4711.
     
  • Bills hire Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – One week since formally introducing Sean McDermott as the Bills 20th head coach, the team has hired its offensive coordinator.
    Rick Dennison comes to Buffalo after a stint most recently with the Denver Broncos, where he held the same title. He was the Broncos offensive coordinator from 2006-2008. The Houston Texans coordinator from 2010-2013 and then returned to the Broncos for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He also worked as a quarterbacks coach with the Baltimore
  • The countdown to a new train station is underway

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo civic and business leaders are looking for the right spot to locate a new Amtrak train station, and they held their public meeting, Thursday morning, to allow the public to weigh in on where they think it should go.The city’s site selection committee has a lot of ground to cover, in only a short amount of time, and it seems to be a three-way race for the finish line between a downtown location, Larkinville, just to the east of downtown, and the old Cen
  • Mexico says drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman extradited to US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s government says it has extradited drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking and other charges.
    The Foreign Relations Department has announced on Twitter that Guzman was being sent to the U.S. on Thursday, the day before Donald Trump is to be inaugurated as U.S. president.
    The convicted Sinaloa cartel boss has been held most recently in a prison near the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez

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