BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A new state law aimed at protecting police and emergency workers takes effect January 1st.
Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul said, "This is very important. It's something you should not take for granted. And if you fail to obey, there are consequences."
Hochul and local law enforcement announced the guidelines for the Move Over Act, Monday morning.
Drivers are required to safely slow down and move over when emergency vehicles and police cars are parked along a roadway.
The minimum fine for first-time offenders is $275.
Police say they had the wrong man, and that Jerome Thagard, who spent four years in prison, didn't murder Steven Northrup in 2009. But the victim's family says otherwise.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
It was so treacherous in North Collins, the mayor had to issue a travel ban, and village snow plows were pulled off the roadways to keep drivers from trying to plow in zero visibility.
The Buffalo School Board unanimously approved plans to transform Burgard High School into a Manufacturing Magnet School on Wednesday,
Investigators are making progress in the case of a Chihuahua thrown in a ditch while zipped up in a Coors Light thermal bag.