BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The ferries to Liberty Island launched again Sunday morning, bringing visitors to the Statue of Liberty for the first time in 12 days.
New York State is now paying $61,000 a day to keep it open, thanks to the partial government shutdown, because the alternative would lose more money in tourism.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, "The State of New York said to the federal government, if you don't want to open the Statue of Liberty, we will."
Mount Rushmore re-opened Tuesday morning after the State of South Dakota agreed to pay $15,000 a day in operation costs and in Arizona, officials have re-opened the Grand Canyon at a cost of nearly $100,000 a day to the state.
But states can only afford to re-open parts of what's shutdown. As states await the end of the shutdown, another deadline is looking. If lawmakers don't extend the debt ceiling by Thursday, $60 billion in Social Security checks may have to be delayed.
Senator Charles Schumer sees reason for hope in talks between Senate leaders.
"So here's what I'd say, with the President, with Senate democrats, with Senate Republicans, there's a will, we now have to find a way," Schumer said, "We know the House won't find that way so all of it rests on our shoulders, but finding that way is hard but we're not out of the ballpark in any way."
When you look at the numbers, West Seneca and Tonawanda collect more money per capita than Amherst, which collects $2.6 million in court fines.
A car flipped onto its side during an accident on Dick Road in Depew between George Urban Boulevard and Walden.
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
Officers with three separate police agencies had to take cover early Wednesday morning when a man barricaded inside his home in Brant started shooting.
A sex offender has been arrested after he allegedly showed indecent material to a child under the age of 16.
Twenty-two-year-old Yaron Bernstein was last seen leaving a friend's apartment in Philadelphia three weeks ago. Bernstein has ties in Buffalo as well as Pittsburgh, Miami and New Jersey.