PEMBROKE, NY (WIVB) - Pembroke has been reportedly selected as the preferred site for a new national veterans cemetery in western New York.
The Buffalo News reports that negotiations are underway for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to purchase a 132 acre parcel of land at Route 77 and Indian Falls Road in the Town of Pembroke.
Another property that has been under consideration is in Lancaster.
Sen. Charles Schumer said, "Western New York is one of the few places in the U.S. without a veterans cemetery, and our citizens in the Rochester area had to drive all the way to Bath if they wanted to pay their respects to a loved one who was buried, a veteran at the cemetery there, so we pushed hard for a cemetery in Western New York."
Veterans organizations have been pushing for a long time to establish a veterans cemetery in WNY since the closest one is in Bath, Steuben County.
A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
Officials in Wyoming have captured a wanted man and his girlfriend, who were allegedly heading to Buffalo.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
The Erie County Legislature approved a resolution Thursday to immediately hire 15 seasonal drivers to fill a staff shortage.