• Crime Stoppers offering reward for information on suspected burglar

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Authorities are looking for a person they say broke into a store and stole cash.
    On Friday, the suspect broke a glass door at 420 Niagara St. and entered before stealing the money, authorities say.
    Up to $1,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers for information on the suspect.
    Anyone with information can call (716) 867-6161.
  • Buffalo native in Pitch Perfect 3

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo native who made it big is back in town to promote her new album.
    Venzella Joy’s big break came a few years ago when she became the drummer in Beyoncé’s band. She had the opportunity to travel the world and play in front of sold out crowds for not one, but three tours.
    “Definitely a dream come true. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do and to have the chance to actually do it was absolutely incredible to me!&rdquo
  • S. Carolina couple welcomes their own Eclipse, a baby girl

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Once upon a time they were falling in love. A South Carolina couple has welcomed a baby girl whom they named for the celestial event that had millions across the country on the edge of their seats.
    Freedom Eubanks told The Greenville News she feared the labor pains she felt Monday were another false alarm, but the contractions grew stronger and she knew her baby was on the way. Her only concern: was the babycoming right away or on
  • Buffalo students show improvement in ELA, math scores

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — ELA and math scores improved from last year in the Buffalo City School District.
    In 2016, 16.4 percent of third-to-eighth graders showed proficiency in ELA. This year, 17.8 percent of students in the same category were deemed proficient.
    In terms of math, 17.2 percent of students showed proficiency, compared to last year’s number of 16.1 percent.
    Across the state, the percentage of students deemed proficient went up in both ELA and math.% of Students Proficient
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  • New AMC theater coming to downtown Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — An AMC movie theater is coming to Main St. in Buffalo.
    Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that a lease agreement was signed.
    The theater, which will be called AMC Market Arcade 8, will be downtown by next Summer.
    “Moviegoers in downtown Buffalo waited a long time for a theatre that delivers an amazing theatrical experience, and we are so excited to announce that AMC Theatres and our incredibly popular AMC Signature recliners will be
  • Cashless tolling coming to Grand Island

    GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) — Grand Island’s Town Supervisor wanted them, and now they’re coming — cashless tolls.
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in western New York on Tuesday to announce the new tolls.
    Earlier this year, Town Supervisor Nate McMurray made a video about the tolls called “Dear Governor Cuomo.”
    His goal was to either get rid of the tolls at the Grand Island bridges, or bring in cashless tolling. The reason is that he thinks it will help reduce pollution a
  • LIVE STREAM: Gov. Cuomo makes announcement in Grand Island

    GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making an announcement regarding the Grand Island bridges.
    APP USERS | Tap here to watch his announcement live.
  • Bottled vs. Tap: Water sales soar in U.S.

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Bottled water now tops pop as the number one beverage sold in the U.S., according to data from the Beverage Marketing Association.
    The $16 billion dollar industry shows few signs of backing off. News 4 checked state records and found dozens of companies are authorized to sell bottled water products in New York State.
    Understanding the production process
    One of the biggest bottlers in our region is Mayer Brothers in West Seneca. Owner Garrett Mayer invited us to see a
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  • 3 people jump out window to escape burning Hamburg home

    HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – Five people, including two firefighters, were taken to the hospital after an early morning ripped through a home on Rosedale Avenue.
    The fire started around 2:30 a.m. in the garage and spread to the rest of the home, where a family was sleeping at the time. As the fire spread, a woman and her two children jumped out of a second story window to escape.
    Those residents were taken to ECMC for evaluation and two firefighters were taken to Mercy hospital for medical issue
  • Commuter train hits parked train outside Philadelphia, several hurt

    UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say 33 people have been injured in a train crash at a station in suburban Philadelphia.
    A spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it happened around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.
    Heather Redfern says an inbound Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied, parked train at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby.
    Redfern says 33 people aboard the train were injured.
    In an early morning briefing, Upper Darby Mayor N
  • Gov. Cuomo takes hard line in casino revenue negotiations with Seneca Nation

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB)-  Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administrating is taking a hard stance with the Seneca Nation over casino revenue payments.
    Five months ago, the Seneca Nation announced they would no longer pay the state more than $100 million a year. The Nation argues the contract signed with the state in 2002 only required the payments for 14 years.
    On Monday, Gov. Cuomo’s office said if the Seneca Nation does not resume payments, the state will consider allowing a no
  • Catholic Health chooses different location for controversial methadone clinic

    AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Neighbors were all smiles as they walked out of a private meeting with Catholic Health representatives.
    They were the first to hear that the methadone clinic won’t be in their neighborhood along Millersport highway in Amherst.
    The clinic will now be located at 210 John Glenn Drive in an industrial park. Neighbors say it’s a welcomed relief after they’ve fought for months to keep the methadone clinic out of their area.
    “Our property values won&
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  • Sheriff: Ohio judge returns fire after being shot outside courthouse

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — An Ohio sheriff says a judge fired back at a man who shot him outside a courthouse, killing him.
    One suspect has been killed and another is in custody, CBS Pittsburgh reports.
    The incident happened outside of the Jefferson County Courthouse around 8 a.m. along the Ohio River in Steubenville, roughly 30 miles west of Pittsburgh, according to WTRF-TV.
    Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla says courthouse video shows Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. firing about f
  • Pegula Sports and Entertainment acquires ADPRO Sports

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Pegula Sports and Entertainment has acquired a majority interest in Buffalo-based ADPRO Sports, one of the largest Nike Team dealers in the U.S.
    Terry and Kim Pegula announced the addition to PSE Monday.
    Kim Pegula said in a statement Monday that the goal of the acquisition is to expand ADPRO’s national presence and “notably increase” its Western New York workforce.
    “Terry and I have identified potential for significant national grow
  • Zoar Valley hiking tragedy costs two Buffalo brothers their parents

    GOWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A hike through Zoar Valley, by a South Buffalo family Sunday, turned tragic, leaving two young brothers recovering from their injuries, while they face the much longer emotional recovery of growing up without their mother and father.
    Alexander Green, 4, and his brother Jacob, 7, are being treated for a variety of injuries at Women and Children’s Hospital, surrounded by family members, focused on helping the two boys through this ordeal.
    Investigators said the
  • UPDATE: Union Road reopens after being partially closed for accident

    UPDATE: (9:25 p.m.)  – Union Road has reopened after being closed due to an accident. 
    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Union Road is temporarily closed north from Losson Road for the scene of an accident.
    Witnesses at the scene believe two vehicles were involved and two individuals were taken away by ambulance.
    Crews are on scene cleaning up and investigating.
    We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
     
  • Accident closes part of Union Road in Cheektowaga

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Union Road is temporarily closed north from Losson Road for the scene of an accident.
    Witnesses at the scene believe two vehicles were involved and two individuals were taken away by ambulance.
    Crews are on scene cleaning up and investigating.
    We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
     
  • GALLERY: Solar eclipse in WNY

    GALLERY: Solar eclipse in WNY VIEWER PHOTO
    From Anthony in RapidsVIEWER PHOTO/From Sara, at Woodlawn Beach VIEWER PHOTOFrom Korri- pictured, Mr. & Mrs. Knight. VIEWER PHOTOFrom Shawn, taken in Eden. VIEWER PHOTO/NORTH TONAWANDA PHOTO/JOHN VIEWER PHOTOFrom HeatherVIEWER PHOTO/From Karla VIEWER PHOTO
    Viewing the eclipse in a box.VIEWER PHOTOTaken at Darien Lake using eclipse glasses. VIEWER PHOTOFrom JoelleVIEWER PHOTOFrom Katelyn, taken at Gallagher Beach. VIEWER PHOTOFrom Melanie, taken in D
  • More than 1,000 take in eclipse at Buffalo State

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The moon may have only shield 72 percent of the sun during the eclipse Monday, but it was 100 percent satisfaction for the more than 1,000 people who showed up NASA’s official viewing site at SUNY Buffalo State.
    Many of the eager viewers started showing up around 9 a.m., and university and NASA groups handing out eclipse viewing glasses ran out quickly.As the afternoon progressed, more and more necks craned toward the sun, as the moon made its intercept.
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  • 2017 Solar Eclipse in Western New York

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo didn’t fall into the path of totality during Monday’s solar eclipse, but that didn’t stop crowds from coming out and enjoying the rare event.
    The planetarium at Buffalo State College was packed with more than a thousand people for the event. Some of them showed up before 9 a.m.
    Buff State was designated as an official eclipse viewing site by NASA. The maximum eclipse was just over 72 percent.
    The eclipse was the first to cross the continenta
  • Niagara Falls community supporting family after fatal house fire

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – A family is trying to pick up the pieces, after the death of Hannah Lucas, 7.
    She died in a house fire Friday night. It happened on South Avenue in Niagara Falls.
    She was one of 11 kids who lived there, we’re told everyone else made it out okay.
    News 4 has learned this tragic fire started in the kitchen of the Lucas family home. They’d recently moved to Buffalo from New Jersey.
    Family and friends say they were just getting their life start
  • Trump prepares to address future of US war in Afghanistan

    Washington (CNN) – President Donald Trump on Monday night will become the third US president to put his imprint on the 16-year war in Afghanistan, revealing his plans to shape the future of the American war effort and broader regional strategy.The primetime address, the most significant national security speech of Trump’s presidency to date, will reflect the outcome of months of internal administration deliberations to decide the scope of the ongoing military, financial and dip
  • SUNY Fredonia welcomes second-largest incoming first-year class

    FREDONIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – SUNY Fredonia welcomed its second-largest class of new students over the weekend.
    The university has 1,164 first-year students starting classes in the fall, nearly 25 percent more than 2016-2017, when 934 students began their first-year there.
    The numbers surpass SUNY Fredonia’s goal for 2017-2018 by more than 16 percent, a press release from the college said Monday.
    The college’s year with highest first-year student enrollment was 2008-2009, with an inc
  • Missed the eclipse today? America’s next one is in 2024

    (CNN) – So you missed it. Maybe you’re stuck in the office, traveling, at an ill-timed appointment, the victim of bad weather, unable to procure eclipse glasses, driving or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It happens.If you weren’t able to see one of the most anticipated and unifying events this country has witnessed in nearly a hundred years, don’t worry. You won’t have to wait an entire century until the next one — just seven years. Another
  • SPCA Monday: Sandy

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — August 21’s SPCA visitor was a female Border Collie.
    The dog is named Sandy and she is 1.5 years old.
    If you’re interested in adopting her or another animal, call the SPCA Serving Erie County at (716) 875-7360.
  • Woman arrested after stabbing on Carl St.

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police say a 21-year-old woman was arrested following a morning stabbing on Carl St.
    According to authorities, the stabbing was related to a dispute that the woman had with her boyfriend.
    The woman and the stabbing victim have not been identified by police.
  • DA: 10-year-old fatally shot 9-year-old inside a Syracuse home

    SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) — A 9-year-old is dead on Syracuse’s Southwest side after being shot by his 10-year-old brother early Monday morning, according to the Onondaga County District Attorney’s office.
    District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick told Nexstar contributors that if charges are filed in connection with the incident, they will be handled in family court.
    Officers were called to 107 Hartson Street at approximately 2:37 a.m.
    Ambulance and rescue personnel arrived soon after, but t
  • Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes.
    The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy’s single worst loss at sea. The fate of its crew — nearly 900 were killed, many by sharks, and just 316 survived — was one of the Pacific war’s more horrible and fascin
  • Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of combat and lives lost.
    The speech Monday night will also give Trump a chance for a reset after one of the most difficult weeks of his short presidency.
    Trump tweeted Saturday that he had reached a decision on the way forward in&
  • New year, new technology at Charter School for Applied Technologies

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Students at the Charter School for Applied Technologies headed back to class Monday morning to start the new school year, and this year, they’ll be using a lot of new technology in their classrooms.
    Over the summer, the school installed several new Epson BrightLink interactive projectors and SMART Boards. In the new technology literacy lab, the BrightLink and board are tied directly to a new set of lightweight Lenovo computers, so what’s done on the board
  • Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in Amherst

    AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Erie County officials say West Nile Virus was identified in a mosquito pool in Amherst.
    Surveillance routinely occurs during the warmer months of the year, officials say.
    “We have not had a confirmed case of West Nile Virus in Erie County since October 2012 and we want to ensure it stays that way,” Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Commissioner of Health, said. “I want to remind residents how to minimize exposure to mosquitoes: limit outdoor activ
  • Cheektowaga police investigating homicide

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Cheektowaga police are investigating a homicide on Sierra Dr.
    Police say the victim was a woman in her 30s.
    News 4 will have more information as soon as it is available.
  • LIVE STREAM: Solar eclipse

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Watch the 2017 solar eclipse live in the video above when it begins this afternoon.
    APP USERS | Tap here to watch the eclipse live as it happens here.
    Monday August 21 Solar Eclipse Viewing times in Buffalo and WNY.
    Begins:  1:11:54 PM  Local time
    Peaks: 2:33:56 PM  Local time
    Ends: 3:51:23 PM Local time
  • LOOK BACK: Walter Cronkite covers the 1979 eclipse

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Monday’s solar eclipse is one of the first in a long time that’s been visible from such a large portion of the United States.
    The last time there was one this big that you could see from our part of the word was in 1979.
    Jimmy Carter was President, disco was still pretty big and Walter Cronkite covered the solar eclipse on CBS.
    “Good evening,” Cronkite said. “For parts of North America, the sun went out today. For a little under thr
  • Report: Bills WR Boldin retiring, “My life’s purpose is bigger than football”

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Sunday night ESPN’s Jim Tortter announced on twitter that Bills wide receiver Anquan Boldin is retiring.BREAKING: Anquan Boldin left the Bills today and has informed them he is retiring, ESPN has learned.
    — Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) August 21, 2017
    Boldin signed with Buffalo on August 7th, after contemplating retirement. His stint with the Bills lasted just 13 days. In a preseason game against Philadelphia, Boldin cought one pass for five yards.
  • Bills WR Boldin retiring, “My life’s purpose is bigger than football”

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Sunday night ESPN’s Jim Tortter announced on twitter that Bills wide receiver Anquan Boldin is retiring.BREAKING: Anquan Boldin left the Bills today and has informed them he is retiring, ESPN has learned.
    — Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) August 21, 2017
    Boldin signed with Buffalo on August 7th, after contemplating retirement. His stint with the Bills lasted just 13 days. In a preseason game against Philadelphia, Boldin cought one pass for five yards.
  • Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host, dies at 91

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.Lewis died Sunday of natural causes in Las Vegas with his family by his side, publicist Candi Cazau said.
    Tributes from friends, co-stars and disciples poured in
  • Bills practice Sunday, WR Matthews returns

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Jordan Matthews was pack on the practice field and did some limited work. He spoke with the media after the session and said he is confident he will be ready for week one.The wide receiver is dealing with a sternum fracture. One of the doctors treating him said they have only seen the injury from a hockey player being hit with a stick.
    “I know how to take mental reps,” Matthews said. “I know how to stay in shape, and I know how to make sur
  • Skywriter draws arrows over Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Did you notice arrows being drawn in the sky over Buffalo on Sunday?
    They’re part of the upcoming exhibition “Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017” at UB Art Galleries. 
    Artist Kim Beck had a skywriter draw arrows for her new project “There Here”. The arrows pointed to the U.S.-Canadian border along the Niagara River on Sunday afternoon. Beck photographed the arrows and will feature them on 10 billboards that will be l
  • Two adults dead, two children rescued from Zoar Valley

    GOWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB)- Rope rescue team, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency crews searched for hours on Sunday for a family of four after a hiker reported discovering bodies in Zoar Valley.
    The hiker called authorities Sunday afternoon after discovering several bodies on the gorge floor. The hiker stayed on the phone with dispatch and was able to describe the location so emergency crews could locate the victims.
    Air One rescued a 4-year-old child and flew him to the Mercy Fli
  • Two adults dead, one child rescued from Zoar Valley

    GOWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB)- Rope rescue team, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency crews are currently on scene at Zoar Valley.
    A hiker called authorities Sunday afternoon after discovering 3 victims on the valley floor of the gorge.
    One of the victim’s was a child who was flown by Mercy Flight to Women and Children’s Hospital.
    The two other victims were adults and deceased.
    News 4 is at the scene and will update this story when more information becomes available.
     
  • Lancaster man shot in downtown Buffalo early Sunday morning

    BUFFALO, N.Y.(WIVB)- Buffalo police are investigating a shooting that occurred on South Park Ave. around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.    
    Police say a 27-year-old Lancaster man was shot in the leg. He was taken to ECMC where he was treated and released.
    It is unknown if any arrests were made.
  • Officials: No Powerball winner, jackpot swells to $650M

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation’s largest lottery jackpots will continue growing.Maura McCann of the New Hampshire Lottery says no ticket matched all six numbers following Saturday night’s drawing. The winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13.
    The new jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is $650 million, which would be the third-largest jackpot i
  • Buffalo Zoo anxious to see how animals react to the eclipse

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) —Buffalo is gearing up for the solar eclipse on Monday. Unlike many who will have their eyes on the sun, The Buffalo Zoo will be focused on the animals. There, zookeepers are getting ready to see how the animals react.
    Christian Dobosiewicz, communications manager for the zoo told News 4, “We don’t really know what they feel or what they see or how they’re going to react. But we know that there has definitely been some documentation from other zoos an
  • Numbers show home prices rise to an all-time high in Buffalo, Niagara

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Home prices rose to all-time high levels in each of the last two months in the Buffalo-Niagara area.
    It’s no secret Buffalo is a hot real estate market. But now, it’s considered record setting.
    According to new data from the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors, the average price of a sold home in Western New York hit $171 thousand  in June and $173 thousand in July.
    Both are new records for any month of the year. It’s the first ti
  • HS Football preview: Lancaster High School

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – 
    School: Lancaster High School
    How they finished last season: 10-1, 4-0, AA Sectional champs
    What they will miss: Star athlete and wide receiver L.G. Castillo
    What they are excited about: Returning starting quarterback Ryan Mansell
    What they said: “We enjoyed it for a while but we have to get back to work. Off season work outs…we have been really focused on putting that behind us. We want to repeat, we got goals for ourselves this year but we a
  • Fire at Erie County Fair

    HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — A fire broke out at a chicken stand at the Erie County Fair Saturday night. Fire fighters responded quickly, as propane tanks were in the area.
    Gas was shut off in the area. No one was injured, and the scene was secured within about 30 minutes.
    Stay with News 4 for continuing updates.
    <<Picture courtesy Twitter: @ErieCountyFair>>
  • Chicken stand fire under investigation at Erie County Fair

    HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Fire crews are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at Weidner’s Chicken and Steak food stand at the Erie County Fair Saturday night.
    Officials told News 4 the fire started around 8 pm and the stand was fully engulfed.
    Security immediately moved people out of the Kiddieland area and secured the site.
    Fire crews say it took about 20 minuted to put the fire out. They had to shut off all the gas and secure the nearby propane tanks.
    Erie County Fair off
  • Buffalo Police Looking to Identify Burglary Suspect

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Buffalo Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect.
    The suspect is accused of robbing a liquor store Saturday morning on the 400 block of Niagara Street.
    Police say the suspect broke a window and stole a cash register with $100 in it.
    Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call or text Buffalo Police Department’s confidential tip line at 847-2255.
  • Jamestown Police make arrest after finding body of man in driveway

    JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB)- Jamestown Police found the body of Michael Bull laying face down in a driveway on 6th Street early Saturday morning.
    An investigation revealed that Bull’s cause of death was blunt force trauma.
    Police charged 51-year-old Brian Korzeniewski with second degree murder and he is awaiting arraignment.
     

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