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Young Audiences of Western New York, an independent affiliate of the Young Audiences national network, has hired Michael Weidrich as their executive director. Weidrich has over 20 years of professional experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sector.

Crime

The attorney for Javonte Epps-Fisher, who pleaded guilty to shooting a man in Lockport, said Tuesday she thinks his father's 20-year imprisonment for a crime he didn't commit "had a major impact on his life." Attorney Ann Nichols urged State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. to allow Epps-Fisher, 25, of Elmwood Avenue, Lockport, to return home in time to in…

In this edition of the Daily Drive Podcast, Paul Peck and Kevin Sylvester from Buffalo Sports Page discuss the chatter about the Bills trying to move up into top 10 in the draft now. Rundown   0:00 Not a holiday today. 1:38 Plenty of draft rumors with the Bills. 3:59 What would it take to move into the top 10? 6:28 Giving up so much to move up for Sa…

Jake Walman, the third Binghamton shooter, scored in the shootout to give the Devils a 2-1 victory over the Rochester Americans Sunday afternoon at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. Walman beat Amerks goalie Linus Ullmark to give the Devils a sweep of their two weekend games against Rochester. Binghamton won, 1-0, in overtime on Saturday on its home ice. Each team score…

Bills

The last time Grand Island football coaches Mike Stauffer and Steve Steck watched Brett Kern punt in a helmet and shoulder pads, Kern was a senior at Grand Island High School Fast forward nearly two decades, they were back together again — only this time, Kern as an NFL Pro Bowler. Kern was able to invite Stauffer and Steck down to Orlando, Fla., to celebrate Kern’s …

Latest Colleges

The University at Buffalo women have been gearing up for tonight's Mid-American Conference game against Central Michigan, ever since the Bulls lost to the Chippewas two weeks ago in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Central, which is undefeated in 12 MAC games, comes to Alumni Arena to face the Bulls, who have won three in a row since the loss to Central. The encounter (Radio 15…

Western New York college basketball may not have ever seen a pair of guards St. Bonaventure's dynamic pair of Jaylin Adams and Matt Mobley. After a pair of 40-plus point performances in three previous games, Adams turned over some of the scoring load to Mobley Tuesday night in a 79-68 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over La Salle at the Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia. …

Today is the day Tricia Mangan and her family have been waiting for. The day when she steps to the top of the giant slalom course at the Yongpyong Alpine venue  for her Winter Olympic debut at the Pyeongchange games in South Korea. The first run in the women's giant slalom is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Buffalo time, but it will actually be Thursday morning in Korea. The top 3…

Local News

WASHINGTON – For 12 minutes and 51 seconds Sunday night, Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand was the most-watched politician in America. "60 Minutes," the venerable CBS News Sunday magazine, profiled the New York Democrat, calling her "The #MeToo Senator." The segment's focus on Gillibrand's fight against sexual assault largely covered the same ground as this Buffalo News pro…

Crime

A Buffalo man was thrown in jail on a drunken driving charge after he drove his vehicle into a ditch in the Town of Orangeville, the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office said Sunday. Isaac B. Carver, Jr., 42, was accused of driving into a ditch on State Route 20A on Friday. An investigation revealed that Carver had a revoked non-driver identification card with 18 active susp…

Business

Department stores aren’t the only ones struggling. Shopping habits have shifted as consumer preferences have changed. Here are five reasons why: 1. They’ve devalued their brands with constant discounting, which kicked into high gear at the start of the Great Recession. 2. They’re located in malls, which are not the hot shopping destination they once were. 3. Th…

The University at Buffalo broke away to a 16-point lead in the first quarter went from there to a 80-42 victory over Kent State in a Mid-American Conference women's basketball on Wednesday night at Alumni Arena. It was the ninth win in 11 MAC games for Coach Felisha Legette-Jacks team which boasts the second-best record in the conference and is drawing some attention in n…

Outdoors

Capt. Nick Lange, who runs salmon charters on the Salmon River and striper charters on the Hudson, shared his expertise when it comes to fishing with trout beads while at the Niagara Fishing and Outdoors Show in January.