Buffalo, NY (WIVB) - News 4 has learned that Rural Metro has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
According to company officials, the filing came after the ambulance service struck a deal with lenders to cut its multi-million dollar debt load.
Local officials told News 4 that area ambulance services would not be impacted by a bankruptcy filing and that sentiment is being repeated by Rural Metro itself. Company officials released a statement Sunday night reading in part, "The financial restructuring process will help ensure that Rural/Metro can continue to invest in its business, meet the needs of customers, patients and communities and further improve service. Operations are expected to continue as normal throughout the process."
Rural/Metro provides private ambulance and fire protection services in 21 states and nearly 700 communities.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
A 24-year-old man being sought after his mother and brother were found dead in their Lehigh Acres, Florida home may be heading to Buffalo.
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.
Intense Lk Snow North early heads back to Ski Country Late; General Snow Saturday
It appears snowy weather scared off about half the crowd expected at Thursday night's Common Core forum at WNED TV studios in Buffalo.
GingerBread Lane, a 300-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, icing and candy, has been designated world's largest gingerbread village by Guinness World Records.