Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Don't turn Hudson River into 'parking lot,' congressional candidate Teachout urges

    Don't turn Hudson River into 'parking lot,' congressional candidate Teachout urges KINGSTON >> The proposal to establish commercial ship anchorages at 10 locations on the Hudson River is essentially a request to turn the waterway into a parking lot, Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout said Wednesday. “This is explicitly…

  • Penn State prof possibly alive for days after quarry plunge

    Penn State prof possibly alive for days after quarry plunge BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State professor who police say was pushed off an 80-foot rock quarry ledge died slowly and possibly was alive and immobile for up to two days, an investigator testified Wednesday. State Trooper Brian Wakefield…

  • Buffalo group calls for diversion program to reduce incarceration

    Buffalo group calls for diversion program to reduce incarceration BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- A Buffalo organization wants to reduce incarceration rates by connecting potential offenders with the services they need. VOICE Buffalo wants to reduce the number of people being locked up by 50 percent. There are 1,100-1,200 inmates in Erie…

  • FDA mandates Zika virus screening for U.S. blood supply

    FDA mandates Zika virus screening for U.S. blood supply BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) —   The FDA now says the Zika virus has to be added to the list of viruses they screen for in blood donors. Right now, all across the Country, blood banks are preparing to test for the…

  • Graswald due in court Thursday

    Graswald due in court Thursday Angelika Graswald listens in Orange County Court during pretrial hearings on Monday.(Photo: Heather Yakin/Times Herald-Record) State police said Angelika Graswald confessed to killing her fiance, Vincent Viafore, during a Hudson River kayaking trip in 2015. And a pretrial hearing — the outcome of which might be decided…

  • Athenex’s $225 million expansion project salvaged with new manager

    Athenex’s 5 million expansion project salvaged with new manager BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A late move by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Wednesday, very possibly saved hundreds of new jobs in Western New York, projected for Athenex, Inc. There were reports company executives, whose U.S headquarters is housed at the Buffalo…

  • Fire breaks out at Board of Elections

    Fire breaks out at Board of Elections BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Firefighters quickly responded to a fire that broke out at the Board of Elections building downtown. County Executive Mark Poloncarz addressed the media following the fire. According to Poloncarz, everyone made it out safely. It is unclear what caused…

  • Hurricane warning downgraded for Hawaii's Big Island

    Hurricane warning downgraded for Hawaii's Big Island HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Forecasters on Wednesday downgraded a previously issued warning for Hawaii’s Big Island, saying Hurricane Madeline would likely weaken to a tropical storm as it passes to the south of the island. The development came as merchants boarded up…

  • Family: Emerald South nursing home downplayed woman’s injuries

    Family: Emerald South nursing home downplayed woman’s injuries BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — When the family of Ruth Murray could no longer care for her, they placed the 83-year-old into a nursing home, Emerald South on Delaware Avenue. They never thought they’d get the call they did on Friday morning, that…