BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday morning that Former CEO of First Niagara Bank will be HARBORcenter president. John Koelmel will be responsible for the facility's day-to-day operations.
Work is underway on the $172 million project. Rinks, a parking ramp and several stores are set to open in September 2014. A yet-to-be-named hotel will open the following spring.
Sabres Owner Terry Pegula released a statement about Koelmel, "He has a long history as a successful businessman in the region, which will serve him well in his new role. We're excited to welcome him to the team and we look forward to his contributions as president."
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
News 4 is looking to see if police and firefighters were called to the same house overnight, for different incidents. Firefighters were on Goodyear Avenue putting out a fire around 3 a.m. Thursday.
Reverend Roy Harriger returned to court Wednesday night. The pastor is facing charges of molesting children.
Some of the members of his assembly refuse to believe the allegations against him. About eight members of the Community Fellowship …
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
Crews will also be out dredging the Buffalo River on Thursday. They'll be in the city ship canal area.
Diving teams are going to be cleaning up Woodlawn Beach Thursday, preparing for this weekend's Polar Plunge.