WASHINGTON, N.Y. (WIVB) - Lawmakers still have a lot of work ahead of them, but Thursday morning, the shutdown is over. Federal employees are heading back to work and barricades around Washington D.C. memorials are coming down.
Just after midnight, President Obama signed into law the bill that ends the 16-day government shutdown and raises the nation's debt limit to avoid a default.
Here is a look at how our local lawmakers in Washington voted:
Senator Schumer- Yes
Senator Gillibrand- Yes
Congressman Collins- No
Congressman Reed- No
Congressman Higgins- Yes
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
Common Core, a new wave of educational standards now being implemented across the country, is causing controversy across the nation, and took center stage in Jamestown Wednesday evening.
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
BJ's Wholesale Club put out an advertisement offering a full week of Black Friday bargains, including deep discounts on big screen TVs that would save customers hundreds of dollars.
Sheriff Tim Howard announced Thursday that accident reports will now be available online at crashdocs.org and from the sheriff’s website.
A driver and his passenger are facing drug charges after a police stop Wednesday night in a parking lot at Grant and Amherst Streets, in Buffalo.