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Last updated: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:26:39 GMT

  Hunter shot by another hunter in Pavilion Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:44:38 +0000
Fire officials say the two were standing about 500 feet apart from each other when the victim was shot.

PAVILION, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 42-year-old man has serious injuries after being shot. It happened just after 7 p.m. Sunday in Pavilion.

A member of the Pavilion Fire Department says the man and another person were hunting on a large piece of property off Perry Road when the shooting happened.

We’re told the victim was shot in the arm and chest with a shot gun. He was flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Fire officials say the two were standing about 500 feet apart from each other when the victim was shot.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and the Department of Environmental Conservation were all on the scene.

No names have been released.

Stay with News 4 for updates on this developing story.


  Bills get McCoy going to beat Bucs, improve to 4-2 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:22:42 +0000
Buffalo beats Tampa bay 30-27.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Bills finally got LeSean McCoy and the run game going.

The star running back finished with 91 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the Bills 30-27 win over Tampa Bay.

The game came down to the fourth quarter, when Jameis Winston hit O.J. Howard for a 33-yard strike, tying the came at 20 a piece.

Then the Bills sputtered on offense, McCoy fumbled the ball on first down with 9:30 remaining.

Tampa Bay capitalized off the turnover, when Winston hit his favorite target Mike Evans for a 12 yard strike. Less than a minute later, the Bills offense found the end zone as well when McCoy scored his second touchdown on the afternoon, tying the game at 27.

Buffalo’s defense would get to work on the ensuing drive, rookie Tre’Davious White forced a fumble and recovered it in Tampa Bay territory.

Stephen Hauschka kicked the game winning field goal from 30 yards out, leading to the Bills win. Hauschka went 3-for-4 on field goals on the afternoon, including a NFL record tying strike from-52 yards out.

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor went 20-33 passing for 268 yards, he also added 53-yards rushing. The Bills leading receiver was Deonte Thompson, who had 107 yards.

  Warm start Monday; Soaking rain arrives with Autumn chill this week Sun, 21 May 2017 13:06:25 +0000
Unseasonable warmth sticks around Monday before significant changes with rain and cold arrive this week.

Tonight will continue to be quiet and unseasonably warm. Under partly cloudy skies, temperatures stay in the 50s and low 60s, warmer than our average high temperatures for this time of year! A breeze will pick up a bit overnight, becoming a bit breezy ahead of some weather changes Monday. These changes will come with a cold front arriving late Monday. Most of Monday will be dry, with even some early sunshine before clouds thicken later Monday afternoon. Showers will develop later Monday evening with widespread and soaking rain will move in Monday night through Tuesday. Some rainfall totals could reach 1.5″ east of Buffalo, along with a gusty breeze.

Most of the rain exits by Tuesday night with just some scattered showers with much cooler and very breezy conditions through Wednesday. More Autumn-like weather will be back for the second half of the week, with close to average temperatures in the 50s and low 60s, though sunshine will return to end the week.

Another disturbance arrives with showers next weekend, bringing a reinforced shot of cooler air, with even a few flakes possible for the last days of October. Halloween currently looks chilly!

TONIGHT: Partly Cloudy, Unseasonably Warm, Breeze picks up, Wind: SSE 7-14, Low: 52-61.

MONDAY: Partly Sunny, Clouds Thicken by later in the afternoon, Turning Breezy, Wind: SSE 10-15, High: 66-75. Rain develops Monday evening, Low: 58.

TUESDAY: Periods of Rain, Heavy at times early, Rather Breezy, Cooler, Wind: SW 15-25 G35, High: 62, Low: 46.

WEDNESDAY: Much Cooler, Mostly Cloudy with a chance of a few Scattered Showers, possibly some Lake enhanced showers, High: 54, Low: 43.

THURSDAY: Increasing Sunshine, chance of a shower early, High: 55, Low: 44.

FRIDAY: Mostly to Partly Sunny, Milder, High: 63, Low: 50.

SATURDAY: Partly Cloudy, Showers Develop, High: 59, Low: 45.

SUNDAY: Partly Cloudy, Showers Possible, High: 55.

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  Two teens injured after ATV rolls over in Clarence Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:32:51 +0000
One teen is listed in critical condition at Women and Children's Hospital.

CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB)- A rollover ATV crash in Clarence injured two teens Saturday night.

A 15-year-old male was operating the ATV on a bike path between Gunnville and Wehrle roads around 10 p.m. when it rolled over.

The 14-year-old female passenger sustained serious injuries and is in critical condition at Women and Children’s Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

  Home Depot donates 400 blue light bulbs in honor of Officer Craig Lehner Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:09:57 +0000
Blue lights have been selling out since Officer Lehner passed.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — This week fallen Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner will be laid to rest. Ahead of his funeral 400 blue light bulbs have been donated to his family, friends and fellow officers.

Blue lights have been selling out since Officer Lehner passed.

On Sunday a new shipment was delivered thanks to the Home Depot and Philips Light Bulbs. They were shipped overnight to make it in time.

The Home Depot district manager says it’s important to support and give back to the community during this difficult time.

“Obviously this tragic loss was something that hit home to everyone in the community and we have associates that it hit home personally too as well, and we wanted to do our part to take care of everybody we could,” said Rob Bertone


The Jamestown Home Depot’s assistant manager, Patrick Morgan, delivered the light bulbs. He served with Officer Lehnerfor six years in the military.

  Funeral arrangements for Officer Lehner announced Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:12:47 +0000
Buffalo police expect roughly 5,000 uniformed personnel to attend.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The funeral for Officer Craig Lehner will take place this Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The service will happen at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo. Buffalo police expect roughly 5,000 uniformed personnel to attend.

Following the ceremony, a procession will go from KeyBank Center to Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Traffic will be affected, so road closures are expected.

Visiting hours will take place on Monday and Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home at 4199 Lake Shore Rd. in Hamburg.

  Above average temperatures are causing a delay in leaves changing color Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:00:33 +0000
Not a lot of people had complaints when it came to the unexpected heat, but now as we head into what usually is the most beautiful time of y…

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) –It’s no secret that this fall has been abnormally warm. In September we had a stretch of 90 degree days and aside from a few outlying cold days, a lot of October has been above average too. Dr. Daniel L Potts, associate professor of biology at SUNY Buffalo State explained to News 4 just how warm it has been. He said, “In terms of temperatures, particularly in the early autumn and middle autumn it’s been much much warmer.”

Not a lot of people had complaints when it came to the unexpected heat, but now as we head into what usually is the most beautiful time of year in Western New York and leaves aren’t changing, people are wondering why. The heat plays a big role in why. Potts said, “Warm nights have slowed the synthesis process in these plants and in the trees which means they’ve kept their green chlorophyll pigments longer and those pigments are masking the yellows and oranges and red.”

Potts hopes that when temperatures cool down a bit more, that we will still be able to see the long awaited color change. But it takes more cold then what we’ve seen so far this season. He shared, “The trees are gradually looking at accumulated change over time. So one or two cold days doesn’t redirect their physiology entirely.”

Areas south of Buffalo have started the process because they have seen more cool nights over the last few weeks, but even those areas haven’t seen as great of a change as usual. Potts shared his experience. He said, “The leaf color change is underway in the Southern Tier. We were down at Letchworth on Saturday, it was a beautiful day, lots of people were out enjoying the leaves, but I definitely noticed there were not as many oranges and reds.”

So even you summer weather lovers should be keeping close tabs on the forecast moving forward. Without at least a week long cold snap, the leaves changing color may not happen.

  Boil and conserve water order issued for parts of Chautauqua County Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:13:44 +0000
A major leak was found in the Castel Heights area around 7:30 a.m.

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) –  The Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services has issued a mandatory order effective immediately to both boil and conserve water for all customers of the Village of Fredonia Public Water System in the Village of Fredonia and Town of Pomfret.

The Department of Health reports that a major leak was found in the Castel Heights area around 7:30 a.m. The leak was found after the water filter plant operator noted high water usage and decreasing water levels and capacity.

Officials say crews have been working to fix the water main break(s) and that this order remains in effect until further notice.



Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food and infant formula until further notice.

  • Bring tap water to a rolling boil
  • boil for one minute
  • cool before using or use bottled water

Contaminated water can make you sick. Harmful microbes may be present in the water and can cause diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms and may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. These symptoms are not just caused by microbes in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you should seek medical advice.


  • Only use as much tap water as is essential.
  • No outside watering of lawns, shrubs, plants, etc.
  • No washing cars, trucks, trailers, decks, houses, sidewalks, driveways, etc
  • . Use paper plates and utensils to avoid dishwashing.
  • Limit showers and baths.
  • Do only full loads of laundry.



  New law gives health benefits to volunteer firefighters fighting cancer Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:48:55 +0000
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new law will help volunteer firefighters who are battling certain cancers. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill Su…

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new law will help volunteer firefighters who are battling certain cancers. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill Sunday. It was passed by the legislature in June, but the fight to get these benefits has been ongoing for years.

For some volunteer firefighters, battling flames isn’t their only fight.

“We didn’t volunteer to get cancer,” said Edward Tase, director for the Firemen Association of the State of New York.

Now volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers will get some help and get health coverage. Governor Cuomo signed the bill Sunday.

The bill will provide tax free disability and death benefits for volunteers with cancers including breast, lung and prostate. By 2019, they’ll also be eligible for benefits to support treatment for life-threatening cancers.

Something volunteer firefighters have been fighting to get for more than 2 years.

Edward Tase says he’s thankful.

“Several of my cohorts are suffering from cancer and they have spent thousands and thousands out of their own pockets yet today they still continue to serve as volunteer firefighters, this is a gift to them,” said Tase.

To be eligible, volunteers must have at least five years of service and must be a current active firefighter.

Tase says this is just a first step in protecting volunteer firefighters and helping with the health costs for those who serve the community – at no cost.

“This is a true statement that we’re able to give something back to them for the time they give,” said Tase.

There are more than 100 thousand volunteer firefighters across the state of New York.

Tase says the new law can help with recruitment efforts as well. The law goes into effect in January.


  3 charged with stealing at Orchard Park Kohl’s Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:52:05 +0000
Three people were charged with stealing more than $900 worth of items from a Kohls.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Three people were charged with stealing more than $900 worth of items from a Kohl’s.

Orchard Park Police say Shaquana Bush, 30, and Alexis Rose, 23, were spotted by security shoplifting Saturday.

Police say they ran out the store and into a car driven by James Rucker, 22.

Police were able to box in his vehicle before he could drive away.