BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Governor Cuomo is taking steps to make sure that New York State is prepared for future weather emergencies, one year after Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast.
For the first time ever there's now a statewide emergency response plan in place, designed to give all local first responders the same training.
A federal wireless emergency alert system will send a loud or vibrating text messages to everyone with a cell phone in a particular community, with special local information. Messages will include directions to evacuate, where nearby food is, local shelter locations and how to get power restored.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he also signed a back up power law, something he calls the nation's strongest, it will make sure all gas stations in crucial locations have power after an emergency.
New York State is the first in the country to establish a Strategic Gasoline Reserve with 3 million gallons of fuel to help avoid shortages for first responders and families.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
Buffalo police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
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.
Volunteers at Buffalo’s Salvation Army created holiday cards and gift bags for the seniors at the Golden Age Center.
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.