CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Western New York is ground zero Friday night as the race for governor heats up. The top two candidates are both at bat on Carl Paladino's home turf.
Andrew Cuomo will arrive in WNY for a community event at the Creekside Banquet Facility. Carl Paladino will host a Republican black tie gala at Adam's Mark Friday night. And Friday afternoon, Governor David Patterson had a news conference in Niagara Falls.
He held a ceremonial bill signing that will establish a High-Speed Rail Planning Board, and set aside $2.5 million to build a high-speed rail facility for Amtrak in Niagara Falls. The Governor says it's an investment in getting high-speed rail all the way across the state and easing overcrowding on trains.
Governor Paterson said, "Well, there' s still a continuing investigation, I shouldn't make a comment about that. Where I was concerned, I was exonerated. They did make some criticism of the administration, which I accepted, but what I would say is the process we inherited was different from the normal procedure process in that money could be raised by the principles, and also, there was no prohibition on lobbying, even though it was in the selection process."
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators have pieced together who is responsible for dumping a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
A woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly tried to bite her neighbor during an argument over offensive odors.
Though less than an inch of lake effect snow appears to have fallen in Orchard Park, in southern Erie County and further south it's a much different story.
The district received more than $5.5 million on Tuesday, which covers its share of revenues from the Seneca Allegany Casino.
Buffalo's running community has lost an icon. John Beishline has died.