Category Archives: Western New York

  • Man who died saving children from burning home laid to rest

    Man who died saving children from burning home laid to rest BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — It was a painful day for family and friends of Demetrius Johnson Sr., as the 24-year-old was laid to rest Friday, exactly one week after he charged into his burning home twice to save…

  • Immaculata Academy to close its doors in June

    Immaculata Academy to close its doors in June HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Parents were informed today that Immaculata Academy will close at the end of the school year. “Due to the changing realities within the congregation, a school ministry is no longer a viable way for the congregation to…

  • Inmate death prompts state investigation

    Inmate death prompts state investigation BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The New York State Commission of Correction is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an inmate who was housed at the Erie County Holding Center in Buffalo. India Cummings, 27, died Sunday at Buffalo General Medical Center. She had…

  • Scholar Athlete: Andrew Crombie

    Scholar Athlete: Andrew Crombie BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) — As a scholar athlete, it’s no surprise that when Maryvale senior Andrew Crombie needs a break from a busy schedule, that break actually results in more work.” “During my free time I’ll just go to the gym,” Crombie says.  “I’ll shoot jump…

  • Third-graders go to college for a day

    Third-graders go to college for a day BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – About 75 third-graders were here today to celebrate planetarium day, an educational day focusing on the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. Today’s visit was part of the Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience, a partnership facilitated by the University…

  • PHOTOS: Columbus Fire Department rescues 18 pets from fire

    PHOTOS: Columbus Fire Department rescues 18 pets from fire COLUMBUS, Ohio (WISH) — Eighteen pets were reunited with the owners shortly after the fire was extinguished. One adult cat died and one kitten is missing. APP USERS | Tap here to view the gallery. Source: WIVB PHOTOS: Columbus Fire Department…

  • Child psychologist talks about discussing tragedy

    Child psychologist talks about discussing tragedy WICHITA, Kansas (KSN) — When tragedy strikes a community, many ask if we could have done anything to prevent it. We were joined by psychologist Molly Allen Friday. We asked her, when you have a situation like happened in Hesston Thursday, people think…

  • A look at the life and times of Maggie Walker

    A look at the life and times of Maggie Walker RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Maggie Walker’s name is well known in Richmond, Virginia. But just who was she? Walker was born on July 15, 1867, just two months after the end of the Civil War. She was the daughter of Elizabeth…

  • Digital Dangers: Brains being dumbed down by smartphones

    Digital Dangers: Brains being dumbed down by smartphones (WKRG) — Are smart devices making us dumber? It’s a fair question to ask when you see a friend use the Calculator app to do basic math, or asking Siri how to spell a word, or to Google how many ounces…

  • Eating disorders affect 30 million, with more young girls

    Eating disorders affect 30 million, with more young girls AUSTIN (KXAN) — As part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, it is import to take note that 30 million Americans now suffer the disorders, two-thirds of them women and many more young girls are also showing symptoms. The executive director…