BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - New Year's Day marked the launch of the Buffalo Sabres Newborn Program, a joint effort between the team and Kaleida Health.
All newborn babies will stay extra warm, thanks to the Sabres, who are handing out baby blankets to all babies born at Millard Fillmore Suburban and Women and Children's Hospitals.
Babies will also get a certificate that says "Future First Round Pick," which Sabres President Ted Black said could one day come true.
"We're going to do this for all the babies born in the two Kaleida hospitals, so we anticipate 8,000 through out the year, and with the depth and number of players we get from western New York, it wouldn't surprise me that in 17, 18 years we are calling somebody's name," Black said.
Town of Evans Police are asking the public for information about an abandoned puppy that was found on the side of Holland Road.
Customers filled the seats of Mom's Restaurant, in Niagara Falls, Thursday afternoon. The restaurant posted a sign saying that after 58 years they are closing their doors.
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
Local workers will be demonstrating outside of the McDonalds, on Main Street near Utica, Thursday at 5 p.m.
Sales tax revenues are on the rise in 2013, according to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.