BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - After the deadly bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, security has been stepped up everywhere across the country, including at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Authorities called Wednesday's drill 'V.I.P.R' or the Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response Operation. "Visible" is the key word. Officers from many federal and local law enforcement agencies were everywhere.
Transit Police Lt. Bruce Shafer said, "People are generally happy that we're doing this, with the Boston incident, they don't mind it. We're getting them in, we're getting them in here pretty quick. Check their vehicle and send them on their way."
U.S. Attorney William Hochul added, "I can assure the public that we in law enforcement are fully engaged here in Buffalo. State, local, county officials, federal officials. We talk, we meet. We are ready, willing and able to protect the public just to the highest extent we are able."
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators are trying to determine who dumped a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
A man once featured on the Cattaraugus County Top 10 Most Wanted List has pleaded guilty after being extradited from Indiana.
Lake Snow On the Move Tonight; May Return Briefly North Wed; Lengthy "Event"
New research shows three popular methods of quitting smoking do not increase risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Sergio Rodriguez announced Tuesday that he intends to run for the Buffalo School Board. He plans to run for one of three seats that will be up for election in May.