BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Some Western New Yorkers will be working through the partial government shutdown without a paycheck, but not by choice.
Dale Breister is the local union president of the American Federation of Government Employees. He says more than a-hundred workers for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have been told to keep working, even though they won't get paid again until a budget is passed.
"Everybody is very nervous. There's a lot of people that are on the lower end pay scale and they're basically living paycheck to paycheck with mortgages and everything else just like everybody else," Breister said. "They need to fix this. It's just unacceptable."
The union president says some ICE employees have also been furloughed and don't know whether they'll get paid at all.
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.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around western New York.
A local family is still seeking justice for a father's violent death. This comes after the man originally convicted of the crime--- was set free--- after police say they had the wrong man all along. But the victim's family says otherwise.
Lewiston Police say they were able to follow tracks through the snow to the home of a suspected burglar, where they recovered $6,000 in stolen property.
New York's Mohawk Valley, North County, Capital Region, Southern Tier and Long Island are the big winners in this year's round of competitive state economic development grants. Each region won more than $80 million in tax breaks, funding …