BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Three big changes for the Buffalo Bisons Tuesday - each of which, carried a sense of familiarity.
The Bisons unveiled the team's new logo, putting a new spin on the team's logo from the 1980's and early 90's. They also officially introduced new manager Marty Brown, who previously coached in Buffalo from 2003-2005, and signed local product Jim Negrych.
Brown managed the Blue Jays' former AAA affiliate in Las Vegas the last two seasons, and says the organization cares about putting a winner on the field in Buffalo.
"They understand what comes with being in Buffalo," said Brown. "Winning is a part of development. I think in Buffalo, we don't stand for anything less."
For Negrych, it is a homecoming of sorts. The St. Francis grad was a AAA All-Star last season with Syracuse. While he is looking forward to playing at home, Negrych ultimately wants his chance in the big leagues with Toronto.
"Obviously, knowing that Buffalo is their minor league AAA affiliate mattered," said Negrych. "For the most part I wanted to be in an organization that respected me as a player."
Negrych's contract comes complete with an invitation to spring training with the Blue Jays.
A house became engulfed in flames on Route 243, in Rushford, early Wednesday morning.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators have pieced together who is responsible for dumping a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
State Police need your help finding the pickup truck driver who pinned a mother against her vehicle as she was loading her baby and young son into it and then fled the scene.
Though less than an inch of lake effect snow appears to have fallen in Orchard Park, in southern Erie County and further south it's a much different story.
The district received more than $5.5 million on Tuesday, which covers its share of revenues from the Seneca Allegany Casino.