NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WIVB) - The City of Niagara Falls is tightening its belt once again, this time imposing a spending freeze on non-essential items.
The city council Monday night passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on travel, training, consultants and all meals. The resolution passed by a 3-2 vote.
Niagara Falls is feeling the pain from the nearly $60 million owned to the city by the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State. In 2009 the Senecas put a halt to payments disputing the way that the state is placing and expanding ‘racinos".
The city is hoping to save $800,000 by putting a freeze on non-essential spending.
Authorities say 21-year-old Alex Mercado violently shook a 3-month-old baby boy and caused bleeding around the little boy's brain, bruising on the ribs, substantial pain and blindness.
Firefighters got to a blaze on Buffalo’s east side as quickly as possible, but the snowy conditions slowed them down.
A van turned into a ball of flames early Wednesday morning on Kenmore Avenue and Military Road in Kenmore.
Buffalo firefighters faced tough weather conditions while fighting a fire on Briscoe Avenue late Tuesday night.
It was a packed house at St. Mark School, in Buffalo, for the annual Christmas program Tuesday night.
The Buffalo Bills are playing Miami this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, and the game is not sold out.