AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Not everyone greeted President Obama with open arms when he came to the University at Buffalo on Thursday.
Hydrofracking is an issue that will follow the president throughout his bus tour. As his motorcade made its way onto UB's North Campus, a small group from Amherst and Tonawanda got more than a glimpse of this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.
Lynn Abrahamian said, "I was pleased to see I could get right up front, get so close. I'll never get this close to the presidential motorcade again, I'm quite sure, and it was very, very exciting, and it was actually a very proud moment."
Earlier the only major demonstration was by New York Against Fracking. The president has taken a pro-hydrofracking stance, but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has not committed to this process for national gas drilling.
Protester Rita Yelda said, "There have been a number of instances of contamination in Pennsylvania, Wyoming and Texas in regards to fracking, and fracking is not the answer to our energy crisis."
Planned Parenthood, which supports Obama's healthcare plan, handed out buttons and condoms.
A teen-aged mother, her young husband and her father are all accused of helping a 23-month-old boy smoke marijuana.
Investigators have charged a Jamestown man with animal cruelty after a female Chihuahua was found zipped up in a Coors Light thermal bag.
State Police say they caught a man wanted on a bench warrant trying to crawl out of a bathroom window.
Hamburg Police say a drunk driver caused a head-on crash on Lakeshore Road overnight.
A Colorado sheriff says a suspect in a Denver-area high school shooting has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A southern tier man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a man multiple times inside the victim's home.