BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The lingering NHL lockout has now forced the cancelation of all pre-season games in September. The lock out could cost downtown businesses some big bucks.
Lagerhaus 95's Mark Slagle said, "Because the season didn't happen I stopped hiring, and affected future jobs and the staff that I have are gonna get less hours because of it."
Some bars, like the Pearl Street Brewery, have been through this before and are confident their business will adjust to having no hockey.
Pearl Street Grill and Brewery Assistant Manager Carmen Huffnagle said, "We did okay in the lockout just a few years ago. We always have a good turnout for all the home games but we also are a banquet facility. We will feel the sting a little bit but it's nothing that can't be controlled with clever scheduling."
Fans may be having as difficult time understanding and dealing with the lockout.
Sabres fan Steve Holliday said, "The owners and the players got to get real with each other and bring it to an end. Places like restaurants are suffering and its economic hardship for these guys."
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
Firefighters had to withdraw from a smoky fire in Blasdell at a multi-dwelling home on South Park Avenue Friday night because the flames were so intense.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.
State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged pedophile pastor already facing charges in Western New York.