• 11 members of Sheriff’s office complete active shooter training

    ORISKANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — 11 more members of the Erie County Sheriff’s office have been trained on how to respond to an active shooter situation.
    In recent years, numerous mass shootings have taken place across the United States, such as the massacre in Las Vegas.
    MORE | Find more information on the shooting here.
    Deputies, detectives and a school resource officer completed a three-day course at the State Prepardness Training Center in Oneida County.
    “Much of the traini
  • State receiving nearly $150 million for housing, economic development

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State is getting nearly $150 million in federal funding for affordable housing and economic development.
    The funding comes from the Office of Community Planning and Development.
    New York City is getting the bulk of the housing money — more than $53 million.
    Buffalo tops the economic development list at more than $13 million.
    Money will be used for affordable housing initiatives, anti-poverty programs and economic development.
  • Have we seen this story before? Black Monday 30 years later

    NEW YORK (AP) — How long can this nirvana last for investors?
    The stock market keeps ticking methodically higher into record territory, and the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday. It’s been nearly 16 months since S&P 500 index funds had a pullback of even 5 percent over the course of days or weeks, the longest such streak in two decades.
    Many analysts expect the market to keep climbing, at least for the next year. The global economy i
  • Man charged with LSD possession during traffic stop

    TOWN OF CONCORD, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Little Valley man has been charged with possessing LSD.
    On Thursday, an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy pulled Jeremy Bordini, 21, over on Route 219 around 12:30 a.m.
    When deputies were investigating, they say they found 29 LSD tabs on a piece of cardboard.
    They say Bordini’s passenger, Ellicottville resident Carl Herman, 22, had two bags and a package of marijuana in his possession.
    Both face drug charges. Bordini was taken to the Erie County
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  • Study: People are aware of when they die

    NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Researchers in New York say that after a person dies, their brain is still active.
    What this means, according to CBS contributors, is that “in many cases they can be aware that they’ve passed away.”
    The research has been done by a team at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine. They are studying people who have suffered cardiac arrest.
    Dr. Sam Parnia told Live Science “Technically speaking, that’s how you get the ti
  • Jeopardy! contestant wins game with $1

    CULVER CITY, Calif. (WIVB) — It was an unusual win for one Jeopardy! player — the final question had all three contestants stumped yesterday.
    “The only country to border both the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf” was the “Final Jeopardy.”
    Manny Abell bet all but one dollar. That dollar made him a winner after the other contestants wagered and lost everything.
    It was only the second time in the show’s history that someone won a dollar.
    In case you&rs
  • UPS Dogs page catching nationwide attention

    (WIVB) — Who says dogs and mail carriers don’t get along?
    One Facebook page is showing their relationships aren’t so “ruff.”
    The UPS Dogs Facebook page is quickly catching attention for its pictures of pups along UPS routes across the country.
    The pictures show the love and need for treats shared between drivers and man’s best friend.
    Social media users are falling in love. One user commented on a photo, saying they’re quitting their job to become a UPS
  • Canisius, St. Francis prepare for Thursday night battle at New Era

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – When it comes to big games, Canisius and St. Francis are two school who play their best on the brightest of stages.
    They’ll renew their rivalry tomorrow night at New Era.
    The Crusaders (5-2) will enter having won eight of the last nine over the Red Raiders (3-4). But, Thursday’s game isn’t just for bragging rights, it’s also for the top seed in the Monsignor Martin Playoffs.
    “Our kids know what the importance of this game is. We kno
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  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says players should stand for anthem

    (CBS) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says players should stand for the national anthem, speaking out amid the furor over some players’ protests before games.
    “We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That’s an important part of our policy,” Goodell said in a press conference Wednesday in New York.
    But Goodell said he would not commit to making a rule stating players must stand for the anthem.
    “Our players will state to you publicly
  • Orchard Park to repeal and replace its drone ban

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Orchard Park is taking the first steps to repeal the ordinance that bans drones after a man was arrested for flying a drone outside of a U2 concert at New Era Field in September.
    Now council members are asking for the charges against the man be dropped and his drone returned.
    Drones are a major safety concern during events at New Era Field.
    “Our concern is obviously one of safety,” said Orchard Park council member Mike Sherry.
    Since 2015, drones can&
  • Buffalo Police investigating Tuesday night shooting

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday night in the area of Marigold Avenue and Shawnee Avenue.
    The incident happened Tuesday night just after 10 p.m.
    Police say a 21-year-old man was struck by gunfire in the leg area.
    He was transported to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries.
    Anyone with information is asked to call or text the confidential TIPCALL line at (716)847-2255.
  • Buffalo Police urging students and parents to be aware following “stranger danger” incident

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Police are investigating a reported “stranger danger” incident that occurred Wednesday morning.
    Police say a 15-year-old girl was walking to a bus stop near East Delevan and Freund Street around 6:45 a.m. when a male approached her and asked her to perform a sexual act.
    The student refused and refused to get in the man’s vehicle.
    The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion, about 5’8″ and 170 lbs. Police say
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  • Vehicle strikes 7-Eleven in Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A vehicle struck the 7-Eleven store at Skillen and Ontario Streets Wednesday afternoon.
    Buffalo Police say the vehicle was parked in the store parking lot, and that it appears driver error may have been the cause as the driver was attempting to pull out of the parking lot.
    No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.
    Two store windows were damaged.
    No charges have been filed at this time.
  • McKayla Maroney says she was abused by ex-gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

    (CBS) – Olympic champion McKayla Maroney says she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor who has been accused of abusing dozens of young girls for years.
    Maroney, a member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team that won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, posted a statement to Twitter early Wednesday morning with the hashtag #MeToo, joining countless victims of sexual harassment and assault who have posted about their experiences in
  • Suspect in deadly Maryland workplace shooting is in custody

    EDGEWOOD, Md. — A Maryland judge denied a request for a restraining order filed in February by the former employer of a man who is now suspected in a workplace massacre that left three dead a different business Wednesday.
    Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, allegedly walked into the Edgewood, Maryland business just before 9 a.m. Wednesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing three co-workers and wounding two. Prince then allegedly drove about 55 miles northeast to Wilmington, Del.,&
  • Sabres auctioning off game-worn jerseys

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Sabres are auctioning off game-worn jerseys to support the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
    The auction kicked off at 5 p.m. Wednesday and will run through 9 p.m. Oct. 29 online.
    The jerseys available for bidding include set three of the game-worn home and road jerseys from the 2016-2017 season, highlighted by Jack Eichel and Ryan O’Reilly.
    The set will also include the NHL 100th Anniversary sleeve patch logo.
    All jerseys will come with a certificate of a
  • Hit and run accident in Clarence sends two children to hospital

    CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run crash at Salt and County roads in the Town of Clarence.
    Calls came in around 2 p.m. Wednesday about a crash involving a passenger vehicle rolling over following a collision.
    Two children and an adult were in the vehicle at the time. The children were taken to Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and reported to be in stable condition. They suffered non-life threatening injuries.
    The adul
  • On Hertel Avenue, mural commemorates Gord Downie

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A singer known around the world- and loved by many Western New Yorkers- has died.
    Gord Downie, lead singer of Canadian rock band “The Tragically Hip” passed away at 53. He had been battling terminal brain cancer since receiving a diagnosis two years ago.
    A mural on Hertel Avenue was dedicated to Downie in September.
    Tiffany Bentley, music director for WEDG The Edge, said Wednesday that she think’s Downie’s memory will live on in other musician
  • East Side mission has ‘prayers answered’ with $50K in donations

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The community came through in a big way for St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.
    “I could cry,” said an emotional Amy Betros, co-founder of the mission on Walden Avenue.“It’s just the awesomeness of all the people of Western New York and a beautiful bank like M&T,” she said.Betros is talking about donations that came pouring in within the last 24-hours.The biggest single donation, $25,000, came from M&T Bank.News 4 repor
  • Driver in fatal Lancaster hit & run sentenced to one year in jail

    LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB)- 32-year-old Sebastian Lavertu will spend the next year in county jail, after leaving the scene of a fatal hit and run in Lancaster in June.
    State Supreme Court Judge John Michalski sentenced Lavertu after he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene back in September.
    Lavertu is a truck driver, and was driving his tractor trailer when he struck and killed 28-year-old Ryan Johns of Depew.
    The 32-year-old, who is from Quebec, was arrested by border guards at Lake Champlain a
  • Attica inmate found guilty of assaulting fellow inmate

    WARSAW, N.Y. (WIVB) – An inmate currently serving a life sentence for murder at Attica Correctional Facility was found guilty of assaulting another inmate.
    Devante Spencer, 24, was found guilty of first degree gang assault, first degree assault, and first degree promoting prison contraband by a jury in Wyoming County Court following a three-day trial.
    Spencer is currently serving a life sentence for his role in the 2012 murder of 22-year-old Lawrence Richardson, who had worked for the Teen
  • Diver reflects on experiences in Niagara River

    AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Helen Domske looks at an underwater animal she caught off the shores of one of the Great Lakes she was diving in.  The veteran diver has spent more than 25 years below the water’s surface, going on hundreds of dives in waters around the world including the Niagara River.
    “It’s a very treacherous stretch of the river,” said Domske. “You have the flow of Lake Erie so it has this incredible speed and power. And secondarily, you ha
  • More than 40 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault

    (CNN) – It started with Ashley Judd.
    The New York Times story that unearthed the first of what would become more than 40 accusations of sexual harassment, and in some cases assault, against movie titan Harvey Weinstein started with an account from Judd. The actress told the story of an encounter that happened more than two decades ago, when she was in the midst of filming 1997’s “Kiss the Girls.”
     Judd claimed to the Times that she went to the Peninsula Bev
  • Police: 1 dead after man gives toddler gun to chase victim

    WARRENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say they have charged a man with murder after he gave a 3-year-old boy a gun and told him to chase the victim around the yard of a South Carolina home.
    Aiken County Sheriff’s Sgt. Stephen Shunn said witnesses told deputies that 24-year-old Timothy Johnson was shot in the chest Tuesday afternoon after the gun fired while the child was carrying it outside a home in Warrenville.
    Shunn said in a statement that 31-year-old Albert Davis is charged with
  • Canadian man convicted in fatal June hit and run in Lancaster sentenced to one year

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The 32-year-old Quebec man convicted for a fatal June hit and run accident in the Town of Lancaster has been sentenced to one year in prison.
    Sebastien Y. Lavertu, 32, of Quebec, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an incident resulting in death in September.  Lavertu was behind the wheel of a tractor trailer on Broadway Avenue on the night of June 21 when he struck 28-year-old Ryan Johns.
    Lancaster Police used video from several sources to identify the truck
  • Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shooting

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.
    A manhunt was underway for 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince , who was considered armed and dangerous.
    Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said Prince shot his victims with a handgun about 9 a.m. and fled the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeas
  • Police working with family on Officer Lehner’s funeral arrangements

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police announced on Wednesday that they are working with the family of Officer Craig Lehner regarding funeral arrangements.
    The announcement comes after Lehner’s body was found Tuesday after he went missing during a police exercise last week.Lt. Rinaldo says the department has assigned 2 officers as liaisons to the family, officer also working with family on funeral arrangements pic.twitter.com/D9WtJcTHwM
    — Callan Gray (@CallanGray4) October
  • State Police investigating thefts in Allegany County

    RUSHFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State Police are investigating a series of burglaries and thefts in Allegany County.
    Troopers say the thefts have happened in the towns of New Hudson and Rushford during the last few months.
    Things that have been stolen include a Kubota excavator with a trailer, a “heavy duty” equipment trailer and several guns, State Police say.
    Anyone with information on the thefts can call State Police at (585) 268-7085.
    (Photo: New York State Police)
  • Tyrod Taylor discusses upcoming game against the Bucs

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Bills quarterback discussed the importance of the offense cutting down on sacks and getting the rushing game going.
    He talked about the Bucs cornerbacks and how they compete hard despite being beat a few times this year.
    Taylor discussed the possibility of having a town hall meeting with teammates and continuing to get the players’ message when asked about the NFL players and the anthem protests.
    He said despite the injury to C
  • 4 key stats ahead of Bills vs. Bucs

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Here are four key things to know before the Buffalo Bills play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday:
    The Bills defense has help opponents under 21 points in all five games this season. The Buccaneers defense hasn’t been nearly as stingy. They’ve allowed over 30 twice in 5 contests including last Sunday when Arizona scored 38.
    Since 2013, Tampa Bay’s Gerald McCoy has 35.5 sacks. That’s is the most by any defensive tackle in the NFL. Bills he
  • LIVE STREAM: Bills QB Tyrod Taylor speaks ahead of Sunday’s game

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Bills QB Tyrod Taylor speaks ahead of Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
    APP USERS | Tap here to watch him speak live.
  • Terry Pegula listed as one of the richest sports team owners in America

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — In a recently released list of the richest sports team owners in America, Terry Pegula made the top 20.
    Pegula owns both the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills.
    He ranked at number 18 on the Forbes list, with a net worth of $4.3 billion.
    At the top of the list was Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
    According to Forbes, his net worth is $33.6 billion.
    MORE | See the rest of the list here.
  • BPD officials explain why Officer Lehner didn’t have GPS device

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – In the wake of a five day long search to find a Buffalo Police diver who went missing during a routine training exercise in the waters of the Niagara River, many Western New Yorkers are asking what went wrong and what can be done to prevent such tragedies in the future.
    One common question is why Officer Craig Lehner was not wearing some sort of GPS device while he dove.
    That question was posed to Buffalo Police Lieutenant Jeff Rinaldo on the fifth day of the search.
  • VIDEO: Woman throws apple at boyfriend during marriage proposal

    CHESTERLAND, Ohio (WIVB) — A woman who thought her boyfriend was simply pulling a prank realized his marriage proposal was legitimate…after throwing an apple at his head.
    On Sunday, Miranda Mccallion went to Patterson Fruit Farms with her family in northeast Ohio. They were celebrating her birthday.
    As they were walking, her boyfriend got down on one knee and pulled out a ring. It seems Miranda did not believe him at first though, as she proceeded to chuck an apple at his head.
  • Sean McDermott talks about matchup with Bucs

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Bills head coach Sean McDermott addressed the media at the team’s facility in Orchard Park Wednesday morning.
    He covered a number of topics regarding the Bills and their opponent this Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    He says wide receiver Jordan Matthews will be listed as limited today in practice and is day-to-day with his thumb injury.
    McDermott discussed Buccaneers backup quarterback and former Bills Ryan Fitzpatrick, saying he is a tested NFL quarterb
  • The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie dies

    CANADA (WIVB) — Gord Downie, frontman of The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 following his battle with cancer.
    The band released a statement from Gord’s family on Wednesday morning, saying he “passed away with his beloved children and family close by.”
    Read the statement here:Statement – https://t.co/vOTvlJ2jqA pic.twitter.com/Z6dHmr1xpM
    — The Tragically Hip (@thehipdotcom) October 18, 2017
    Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December 20
  • Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title: “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
    Director Ron Howard announced the title Tuesday in a Twitter video celebrating production wrap on the anthology film starring Alden Ehrenreich as the grumpy space smuggler originated by Harrison Ford.
    The film also stars Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Thandie Newtown and focuses on Han and Chewbacca before t
  • McDonald’s encouraging families to turn off their phones

    SINGAPORE (WIVB) — McDonald’s wants you to turn the “phone off and fun on.”
    It’s part of a push to encourage talking with others while eating.
    The company even introduced lockers for smartphones at its Singapore branches.
    The campaign targets families, but anyone can use the lockers free of charge.
    McDonald’s is deciding whether to expand the service.
  • VP Pence talks tax reform during visit to WNY

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — During Vice President Mike Pence’s visit, he helped raise money for Congressman Chris Collins and talked tax reform.
    News 4 was on the tarmac as the VP arrived at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. About 200 supporters greeted him.
    He later toured the showroom of Performance Advantage Company in Lancaster.
    While there, he hosted a business round table and then promoted President Trump’s plan to ease the tax burden for small business owners and mid
  • Amid NFL controversy, Bills players mentor WNY children

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Bills players took off their helmets and pads to connect with some of their littlest fans.
    More than a dozen players traveled to five different youth centers around the Queen City to spend some one on one time with area kids Tuesday night.
    Players told News 4 they are humbled to be a role model for so many young children.
    “I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else on a Tuesday, but to interact with people that love us,” said Tyrod Taylor, quarterbac
  • VIDEO: Honoring Officer Craig Lehner

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The loss of a police officer in WNY is rare- and the recovery of the body of Buffalo Police officer Craig Lehner united the area today in grief- if only for a few moments.
    WATCH:
  • Buffalo woman convicted of fatally stabbing boyfriend

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo woman has been found guilty of killing her boyfriend.
    Veronica Reynolds, 43, of Buffalo, was found guilty of second degree manslaughter and third degree assault in a non-jury trial.
    Reynolds fatally stabbed her boyfriend, 59-year-old Brian Smith, in his Mohr Street apartment July 6, 2016.
    She faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when she is sentenced Nov. 30.
  • Meet the 4 high school students running for Kansas governor

    (CBS NEWS) – In Wichita, Kansas, CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds found four exceptional high school students who are smart, politically active, forward-thinking — and running for governor.
    Governor of Kansas.
    “I mean governor? Come on, right?” Reynolds asked the kids.
    “Why not?” said Tyler Ruzich.
    Why not, indeed, because it seems the 19th-century state leaders never thought to include age requirements to run for governor — or any requirements.
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  • Blue pumpkins will honor Officer Craig Lehner, gather donations for family

    CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) – In honor of fallen Buffalo Police K-9 Officer Craig Lehner, WNY Heroes is teaming up with the Great Pumpkin Farm to color pumpkins blue.
    “Operation Shield’s Pumpkin Patch” will create blue pumpkins intended to support Lehner’s family and all of the men and women who helped in the search. The pumpkins will be available to purchase this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a donation to Lehner’s family.The project is the brainchild of loca
  • Orchard Park Police warn about possible paving scam following complaints

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Orchard Park Police have received several complaints about driveway paving work- and the individuals doing the work are the suspects of complaints for similar jobs in Rochester and Lower Saucon, PA in January of this year.
    The individuals going door-to-door in the Orchard Park area have previously gone by The Original John Williams Paving Company and Tri-State Paving, Orchard Park Police said Tuesday.
    According to the BBB website, Tri-State Paving currently is f
  • Hotel guest hands her car keys to parking valet and the car goes MIA

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Parking the car was one of the last things on Colleen Weishaupt’s mind as she was checking into a downtown hotel on the morning of her daughter’s wedding, September 30.
    Moms and dads of the bride can sometimes overlook a few of the minor details on the wedding day such as, is the valet who is parking your car, really a valet, or a car thief?Even worse, Colleen said she could not remember what he looked like, “I went up to the valet and he handed me
  • Police find missing BPD officer, search ends after five days

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — With patrol lights flashing and sirens blaring, dozens of Buffalo police officers participated in procession, driving from the waterfront to the medical examiner’s officer.
    The officers were bringing home one of their owner, Officer Craig Lehner.
    The 34-year-old member of the K-9 unit had disappeared five days earlier during an underwater rescue team training exercise. Agencies from across the state and border worked tirelessly, locating the officer in the
  • Dedication ceremony recognizes completion of Oishei Children’s Hospital

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A dedication ceremony was held at the Oishei Children’s Hospital Tuesday to mark the completion of the brand new $270 million hospital that will officially open it’s doors next month.
    “Buffalo went from a place where it will never happen to a place that says we can do anything we set our mind to,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
    Governor Cuomo joined a full house at Oishei Children’s Hospital to celebrate a major milestone after several mont
  • K-9 Shield keeps working in wake of partner Officer Craig Lehner’s death

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner loved his K-9 police dog, Shield.
    The pair began working together last September, spending hours together every day training in a South Buffalo agility park.The pair was inseparable, Buffalo Police K-9 Commander Salvatore Losi said Tuesday.
    “Craig infused into that dog his own personality,” Losi said. “That dog is fiercely loyal.”
    When Lehner, also a member of the Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team, was
  • Official: Serial killer suspect’s call to cops led to arrest

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A suspected serial killer was arrested in Louisiana last week after he called a sheriff’s office and claimed responsibility for a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth, according to a law enforcement official.
    Ryan Sharpe, 36, wasn’t a suspect in the shootings until he called the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office last Wednesday and identified himself as the killer, said the official, who spoke only on condition of anon

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