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Video: West Seneca works to avert flooding

Crews from West Seneca and the Buffalo Police Department were out Wednesday cutting holes in ice on Buffalo, Cazenovia and Cayuga creeks in hopes of avoiding flooding that occurred during the last big thaw.

Video: Saluting Our War Heroes: Howard Kirst of Eden

Howard Kirst, 94, looks back on his Army service as a supply sergeant in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

 

Find the story here.

Audio: Brian Meyer talks about leadership change at Kaleida Health on Press Pass

The News' Brian Meyer and WBFO's Eileen Buckley talk about the recent leadership restructuring at Kaleida Health, with the ouster of James Kaskie and the appointment of ECMC CEO Jody Lomeo as interim chief at Kaleida.

Listen to the interview here:

 

 

Revisiting the 2009 crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence

Five years ago, on the night of Feb. 12, 2009, Continental Flight 3407, operated by Colgan Air, was making its final landing approach into Buffalo Niagara International Airport when it crashed into a house in Clarence Center, killing all 49 passengers and crew members aboard. The loud fiery crash could be seen miles away. 

Also killed was Doug Wielinski whose home on 6038 Long St. was totally destroyed when the plane slammed into it. Miraculously, his wife, Karen Wielinski, and daughter Jill managed to escape with hardly any injury. Among the crash victims was Beverly Eckert, the widow of Sean Rooney, who was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

On this fifth anniversary of the crash, we remember the victims, their families, and the dedicated work of the Flight 3407 families who fought to reform FAA safety rules, including that of pilot training.

Photo galleries

  The crash of Flight 3407:

Remembering the victims:

Tackling the FAA

 Creating Flight 3407 memorial

 

Firefighters battle house blaze amid freezing temperatures

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Firefighters were hampered by frozen hydrants while fighting a blaze at 460 Leroy Ave.
Photo by Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News

From News Staff reports

Buffalo firefighters today fought a house fire at 460 Leroy Ave., near the intersection of Kensington and Grider. Firefighters reported that they had difficulties in fighting the blaze because nearby hydrants were frozen.

 

 

48-hour snowfall totals by locale based on spotter reports

Here are snowfall totals by specific locales for the past 48 hours, reported by spotters for the National Weather Service as of 7 a.m. today.

ALLEGANY COUNTY

WELLSVILLE, 8.7 inches
RUSHFORD, 7.6 inches

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY

RIPLEY, 10 inches
DUNKIRK, 8.5 inches
FREWSBURG, 7.4 inches

ERIE COUNTY

WILLIAMSVILLE, 9.2 inches
EAST AURORA, 9.1 inches
BUFFALO, 8.8 inches

NIAGARA COUNTY

YOUNGSTOWN, 9.5 inches
NIAGARA FALLS AIRPORT, 9.4 inches

WYOMING COUNTY

SILVER SPRINGS, 8.5 inches


And in MONROE COUNTY: The Rochester International Airport recorded 12.9 inches of snow.

Live traffic map: See how vehicles are moving on WNY's roads

Snowfall by locale based on spotter reports

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National Weather Service map shows projected snowfall totals from last night through tonight.

Here are snowfall totals for the past 24 hours, based on spotter reports, as of 8 a.m. today.   

ALLEGANY COUNTY: WELLSVILLE, 3.2 inches; ALFRED, 3.1 inches

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY: 

PERRYSBURG, 4 inches
FRANKLINVILLE, 3 inches
RANDOLPH, 3 inches
WEST VALLEY, 3 inches
LITTLE VALLEY, 2.5 inches
OLEAN, 1.8 inches

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY:

JAMESTOWN, 3 inches
RIPLEY, 2.4 inches
Frewsburg, 2.2 inches

ERIE COUNTY: GLENWOOD, 3 inches

COLDEN, 2.7 inches

BOSTON, 2.5 inches

HAMBURG, 2.5 inches
WEST SENECA, 2.2
AKRON, 2 inches
ELMA, 2 inches
BUFFALO, 1.3 inches
TONAWANDA, 1.2 inches

GENESEE COUNTY: BATAVIA, 2.5 inches

NIAGARA COUNTY: NIAGARA FALLS, 2 inches
YOUNGSTOWN, 2 inches
PENDLETON, 1.4 inches
NORTH TONAWAND, 1.3 inches


WYOMING COUNTY: SILVER SPRINGS 1.5

Video: Ouster of Kaleida Health chief and possible impacts

Could the ouster of James R. Kaskie be a sign of future dramatic changes in the management structure of the region's largest health provider? Reporters Henry L. Davis and Stephen T. Watson talk with Brian Meyer about the long-term outlook:

Live blog from Kaleida presss conference on leadership shakeup

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