BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The mild spring has allowed officials to re-open the Erie Canal to boats a little early by opening Saturday.
May 1st is the traditional opening day for all canals in New York State.
Parts of the canal system in New York were heavily damaged by last summer's flooding, but the mild winter and relative lack of ice made repairs easier.
This is 188th navigation season on the Erie Canal.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators are trying to determine who dumped a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
A woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly tried to bite her neighbor during an argument over offensive odors.
Buffalo's running community has lost an icon. John Beishline has died.
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