ASHVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Chautauqua County meat processing plant has filed notice with the State Labor Department that it will be closing in October, laying off 100 workers.
AFA Foods in Ashville has been linked to the recent pink slime reports that made many institutions and businesses cancel orders.
In 2009 a deadly outbreak of E. Coli was traced to the firm. AFA Foods recalled 500,000 pounds of ground beef after it was linked to an outbreak that killed two people and sickened an estimated 500.
The state filing reports that the Ashville plant will close by October 16, 2012.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
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.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will stop in Buffalo to make an announcement about a sustainable homes program.
State Education Commissioner John King is on his way to Buffalo. He is coming for a forum on the Common Core curriculum, downtown Thursday.
The Jo Bros are playing at Kissmas Bash Thursday night at the First Niagara Center. But the band split in September, saying there’s a deep rift.