Erie County sends zombie home notice in error

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A homeowner nightmare has left one woman worried about losing her home, over what appeared to be some sort of mistake. The Buffalo resident reached out to 7 Eyewitness News looking for help after she tried resolving a questionable letter but was unable to reach personnel. Wiltena Arnold said she received … Read more

Legal experts spell out how appeals court panels ended Buffalo mayor’s effort to add his name to the November ballot

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has no chance of appearing on the general election ballot in November now that appeals courts from both the state and federal levels have chimed in. In June, Brown lost the democratic primary to political newcomer India Walton by about 1,000 votes. Brown initially announced he’d stay in the race as … Read more

Retired Diocese of Buffalo priest placed on administrative leave after abuse allegation surfaces

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A retired priest who had served as a chaplain at Kenmore Mercy Hospital has been placed on administrative leave by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Bishop Michael Fisher after an allegation of abuse has surfaced. The allegation against Reverend Robert J. Schober, 70, came to light after informational documents filed with … Read more

Amherst law firm HoganWillig files lawsuit that challenges school mask mandate

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Amherst law firm HoganWillig has filed a lawsuit against New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Department of Health for requiring students, teachers, and staff to wear masks throughout the school year while receiving and providing in-person instruction. The lawsuit is representing petitioners which include New York State … Read more

Transgender woman escaped death threats to start new life in America

PHOENIX, Ariz. — To sit and talk with Lincy Sopall is to sit with a survivor. She is transgender, an identity that forced her to leave her home behind. “If you stay, you’re going to die, so you try hard to get out of the country so you can live and have a better life,” … Read more

Union, Mondelez reach tentative agreement amid strike

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A tentative contract agreement reached between snack company Mondelez and striking union workers could end a walkout that began last month. The company and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union issued statements Wednesday announcing a tentative deal. Still, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports neither would discuss the terms. … Read more

Borderland Music & Arts Festival begins Saturday

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Borderland, a popular, two-day music and cultural festival kicks off tomorrow at Knox Farm! This year’s festival is headlined by The Revivalists. But some home grown talent will also be featured, including East Aurora’s own, the band “Never Been.” More than 30 live music acts will be on the three … Read more

Dolphins rule Fuller out, WR dealing with personal matter

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller will be away from the team indefinitely while he deals with a personal issue, and has been ruled out of what would have been his season debut against Buffalo on Sunday. Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Fuller’s situation will be considered a day-to-day issue and that the speedy wide … Read more

Mel’s Mutts: Punkin | News 4 Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Stacey Love’s six-year-old son Victor was left wandering out front of the Tops Markets on Niagara Street last week, because that’s where the bus dropped him off. It was several blocks away from where they live.  “By himself, in front of a grocery store, where anyone could have taken him. He … Read more