BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The NHL is announcing the cancelation of the 2012-13 schedule through October 24th. The NHL says the regular-season schedule had a total of 82 games between October 11th and October 28th.
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The league reported on NHL.com Thursday afternoon, "The cancelation was necessary because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players' Association and the NHL."
The lockout is the NHL's fourth shutdown since 1992, including a year-long dispute that forced the cancelation of the entire 2004-05 season.
Over the past few weeks, there has been news of Buffalo Sabres players hitting the ice in hockey leagues overseas during the lockout. Sabres defenseman Andrej Sekera made a deal with HC Slovan Bratislava in the KHL. Tyler Ennis and Christian Ehrhoff are also playing overseas.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
Firefighters had to withdraw from a smoky fire in Blasdell at a multi-dwelling home on South Park Avenue Friday night because the flames were so intense.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.
State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged pedophile pastor already facing charges in Western New York.