Ben Sauer, 4, began having headaches in January. The source of pain was found to be a pear-sized tumor.
Western New York is going blue in honor of Ben Sauer, the 4-year-old boy from Clarence who in January was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
Shades of blue illuminate local landmarks, including the Peace Bridge, Electric Tower and Niagara Falls, in solidarity with Ben, who's favorite color is blue. On Sunday, thousands of locals attended a Blue4Ben fundraiser benefitting Roswell Cancer Institute.
Blue is also taking over social media, along with the hashtag #Blue4Ben, to bring awareness of the boy and his family's struggle. The Sauers' supporters have taken to Twitter to share their photos and well wishes, as well as to spread the word about childhood cancer. See some of those tweets below:
Paul Allan, 88, had never been farther than the distance from Gardenville to Buffalo when he found himself in the Army Air Forces on a B-24 bomber in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Find the story here:
Buffalo firefighter Vincent Fildes rescued 4-year-old Patrick Weatherspoon from a burning house on Sherman Street in 1968. 46 years later, the two were reunited. 'You're an angel,' Weatherspoon's daughter told Fildes, now 87. Read full story here:
Some might have you believe the problems with possible wrongdoing at the tenant council for the Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority first came to light in the past couple weeks.
But the same story appeared first in The Buffalo News in December, when Jay Tokasz reported an ATM card in 2012 and '13 was used to make dozens of "suspicious" cash withdrawals and purchases with federal tax dollars. Tokasz was quoting from an internal audit of the group, and among the purchases was a $100 ticket to an NBA playoff game May 21, 2013, between the Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies in San Antonio.
That report occurred Dec. 8 in The News, well ahead of more recent television "watchdog" reports.
Niagara Falls mayor Paul A. Dyster sits down with The Buffalo News' Brian Meyer to discuss economic development, efforts to bolster tourism and upcoming discussions about whether the region should build a new stadium. See the full interview here:
Anthony Taglianetti is escorted out of the Chautauqua County Court courtroom after he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the 2012 murder of Clymer School Superintendent Keith Reed. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)
Anthony Taglianetti today was given the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in the slaying of Clymer School Superintendent Keith Reed.
Here is a video of DA David Foley speaking about the Taglianetti sentencing:
Here is a video of the victim's brother speaking after the sentencing.