Erica Brecher, News 4, WIVB-TV

Erica Brecher

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Buffalo, NY, United States

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Past articles by Erica:

Daily update: Erie Co. worker tests positive for COVID-19, Convention Center could become COVID-19 hospital

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB)–During their daily COVID-19 update, Erie County officials say a county worker tested positive for the coronavirus. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the person became symptomatic and is now recovering at home. He’s asking his staff to monitor for symptoms. The Erie County Health Commissioner touched on the county still dealing […] → Read More

Buffalo city schools closed to students Monday as district outlines coronavirus plans

Buffalo Public Schools outlined plans for students to spend up to three weeks out of school. → Read More

Traveling war memorial coming to Niagara Falls

(WIVB)-A traveling war memorial never in New York State before will make its way to Niagara Falls this spring. The VAU Fallen Heroes Memorial honors the men and women who have died since 9/11 in the war on terror. A collaboration of local groups is helping make it happen. It’s a massive American flag, standing […] → Read More

Meet Buffalo’s Remarkable Woman 2020!

Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life. → Read More

How Dunkirk Dave became WNY’s unofficial groundhog

(WIVB)–Dunkirk Dave once again delights a faithful southern tier crowd for Groundhog Day. The groundhog comes out of his little house, eager for some pumpkin pie. Bob Will, Dunkirk Dave’s handler, has been perfecting this celebrated tradition for about 50 years. “When I was a young boy, I picked up a groundhog that had been […] → Read More

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand takes questions at Buffalo town hall

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB-TV) – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making the rounds in New York State to listen to people’s biggest concerns. Wednesday night, she held a town hall in South Buffalo, taking questions from the public that ranged in topic from the Trump impeachment inquiry to America’s healthcare system. Among the 50+ people who […] → Read More

Lewiston teenager sentenced to two years interim probation for rape at house party

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB)–A Lewiston teenager who was convicted of rape at a house party will spend the next two years on interim probation. If he completes that probation, he will get youthful offender status so we are not releasing his name. State police say parties happened at the Lewiston home between the end of 2016 […] → Read More

Wayne Co. woman visiting Niagara Co. finds dead man in back of truck

Deputies said she made the discovery at the Tops supermarket before noon Friday, and they determined she was unable to identify the man. → Read More

Buffalo police investigating a fatal rollover accident on the city’s east side.

Buffalo police are investigating a fatal rollover accident on Memorial Drive in the city’s east side this morning. Officials say the incident remains under investigation. → Read More

Buffalo police are investigating an overnight shooting on Glenwood avenue.

Buffalo police are investigating an overnight shooting that happened at around 2:40 a.m. on Glenwood Avenue in the city’s east side. Officials say a male, believed to be in his early 30’s, was struck by gunfire in the arm. He was transported to ECMC with whats believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information is […] → Read More

Spot Coffee workers plan to rally once more

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)– Spot Coffee workers will meet again Monday afternoon to support workers that were recently fired. The rally will be held at the 227 Delaware Ave. location from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. followed by picketing outside. Union leaders filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the coffee chain of firing the employees for trying to form a union. → Read More

Smoochfest brings the dogs to Williamsville

People in Williamsville enjoyed some summer fun for a good cause Sunday. The 10th annual Smoochfest was held to raise money for the Buffalo Animal Shelter. The owner of Smooches for Pooches says that she started the festival to bring attention to the shelter and the work they do for the entire community. Shelter officials […] → Read More

Man seriously injured in Main Street shooting

Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that left one man with serious injuries. Police say it happened on the 1400 block of Main Street before 3 p.m. Sunday. The man was transported to Erie County Medical Center. The shooting is currently under investigation. → Read More

Dog injured in fire helps other burn victims

AUGUSTA, G.A. (WRDW/WAGT) – A dog that was injured in a house fire is now training to be a support animal at a burn center in Georgia. Taka survived the fire back in October, but was badly burned. Now that he’s recovered from his injuries, Taka’s owner and trainer hope to have him certified this […] → Read More

Niagara Aerospace Museum Apollo 11 celebration.

The Apollo 11 landing took place 50 years ago and Western New York has celebratory events taking place throughout the region. One of the largest is happening in Niagara Falls. Lynn King and Jeff Weisbeck from the board of directors of the Niagara Aerospace museum share with us a little bit of what you can […] → Read More

Williamsville woman in hospice gets sweet surprise on husband’s 91st birthday

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB-TV) – George and Norma Pearlman have been married and living in Western New York for 67 years. Norma is from Western New York, and George is from Brooklyn, where the couple met. “I brought him back to Buffalo,” Norma said. As they got older, they agreed they wanted to stay in their […] → Read More

Developers taking ideas from kids for new MLK Park playground

Kids in Buffalo have a unique opportunity to turn their dream playground into a reality. → Read More

Chick-fil-A named America’s favorite fast food chain

WASHINGTON D.C. (WSPA) — Chick-fil-A has once again been named America’s favorite fast food chain. It has taken the top spot on the American Customer Satisfaction index for four years in a row. The ACSI is based on input from nearly 23, 000 consumers. Chick-fil-A scored an 86 on the ACSI’S 100-point scale. That’s one […] → Read More

Iconic Vidlers celebrates 89 years in business

One of Western New York's gems turns another year older. → Read More

Buffalo Police say possible kidnapping was a hoax

UPDATE: Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo says the possible kidnapping was a hoax. → Read More