TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - The head of New York's Department of Environmental Conservation got an up-close look Thursday at some of the state's most heavily polluted neighborhoods.
Members of the Clean Air Coalition took DEC Commissioner Joe Martens on a tour of sections of the Town of Tonawanda and Buffalo's west side that are heavy with industry.
DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said, "We met afterward and had a very moving discussion about their experiences dealing with the pollution problems that they've grown up with, that their children are now growing up with, the occurrences of illness in the area. And I think it was very emotional for all of us at DEC who were listening to it."
Two weeks ago Tonawanda Coke was found guilty of violating the Clean Air Act. The company faces more than $200 million in fines.
Hundreds of workers, politicians and residents of Chautauqua County rallied in Dunkirk calling on state regulators to approve plans for NRG to convert and reopen a power plant.
Buffalo police homicide detectives have identified an Eggertsville man who was shot and killed early Saturday morning.
Seventy-two years after the attack that launched the US into World War II, Western New Yorkers remembered the fatal day at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
Volunteers at Buffalo’s Salvation Army created holiday cards and gift bags for the seniors at the Golden Age Center.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The abandoned puppy in the Town of Evans was actually turned in by the dog's owner.