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After another chilly start this morning, expect another day with mostly sunshine. Temperatures will even bump up a couple more degrees for the parade Sunday, with upper-30s and low 40s. The only small hiccup may come when a weak disturbance drops in Sunday mid-afternoon. The only impact with this should be some increased cloud cover for a time later this afternoon, with just a stray flurry possible this evening. Otherwise, high pressure will continue to control our weather and keep us dry.
The nice weather holds up into the beginning of next week. A mid-week storm system should stay well south of WNY, which would give us dry but cool weather this week. However, below-average temperatures will stick around again this week, with mostly mid-30s. Longer-range models point to more comfortable temperatures next weekend.
SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny, Few Afternoon Clouds move in from the north, may bring some passing flurries, Wind: SW 8-14, High: 36-42.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly to Partly Cloudy, Cool, Calm, Wind: NW 4-8, Low: 17-22.
MONDAY: Mostly Sunny, Colder North, High: 31-37, Low: 18.
TUESDAY: Partly Sunny, High: 32, Increasing Clouds Late, Low: 21.
WEDNESDAY: Mix of Clouds and Sun, More Clouds South, High: 34, Low: 22.
THURSDAY: Mostly to Partly Cloudy, High: 36, Low: 24.
FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny, High: 39, Low: 27.
SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Snow Showers Possible, High: 37.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)— Emily Pfalzer was all smiles on Saturday as she spoke to the media before her busy weekend in Buffalo.
The former Buffalo Beaut and Western New York native is coming off a Gold Medal in Women’s Hockey from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea this past February.
After appearances on the likes of Ellen and Jimmy Fallon, Pfalzer said she’s excited to be back home to see her former coaches and teammates.
Pfalzer said while she’s enjoying the moment she hopes this recent victory inspires young girls to keep playing the game and dream big.
She’ll be dropping the puck prior to tonight’s Buffalo Beauts playoff game at Harborcenter at 5:30 p.m.
Watch her full press conference above.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The UB Women’s Basketball team made history on Saturday, winning their first NCAA Tournament game in program history with a rout over No. 6 South Florida, 102-79.
Cierra Dillard led the way with 36 points, including a 7-for-13 effort from beyond the arc. As a team, the Bulls hit a season best 14 3-pointers.
With the victory the Bulls advance to the 2nd Round where they will face No. 3 Florida State, which dispatched #14 Arkansas Little Rock 91-49.
Trailing 24-13 in the second quarter, Courtney Wilkins came in off the bench and provided a spark for UB, connecting on four three pointers as the Bulls rallied to pull ahead 37-36 in the final minute of the half. Dillard added the exclamation point splashing home a three of her own with two seconds left to beat the buzzer and make it a 43-38 game.
Wilkins finished with 26 points and connected on five 3-pointers while Stephanie Reid, who exited the Bulls’ MAC Championship loss with hand and ankle injuries, bounced back with 19 points.
In the third quarter the Bulls continued to pour it on, using a 15-4 run to open up a 58-42 lead. They never looked back. The 102 points are the most scored in a game this season.
Coupled with the UB Men’s victory over #4 Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, the University at Buffalo becomes the first program since Georgia in 1983 to have both programs earn their first victories in the Big Dance in the same year.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Around Buffalo, many folks are Irish will be Irish for the weekend as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are underway.
“We are being nationally and internationally recognized now,” said Patrick Kaeler, the President of Visit Buffalo Niagara.
That’s right – Buffalo is among the top cities to celebrate the holiday. Outlets like Travel and Leisure, USA Today, and WalletHub have designated the Queen City as a top five destination for this event.
“If you think about all the destinations in the country, New York, Boston, Chicago – we rank higher than them [in the USA Today poll].”
The guides take into account several factors including events, like the city’s two parades, safety, and the number of Irish pubs. Kaeler says when you also factor in Buffalonian’s welcoming nature, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the city is among the top.
Kaeler feels being recognized as one of the top spots will benefit the region long after the taps run dry and the green beads are put away.
“Any time we’re on the national platform really helps get us on the radar.”
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB)– An accident occurred at the Shrine Circus Saturday afternoon in Hamburg.
23-year-old Tyler Burke of Sarasota, Florida crashed while performing as a motorcycle rider in the Motorcycle Globe of Death.
He suffered a broken collarbone among other injuries and is currently hospitalized, according to Lyons Media.
The Shrine Circus’s other shows at the Hamburg Fairgrounds will go on as scheduled at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. today and three shows Sunday at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
(CNN) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe late Friday, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who rose to serve as second-in-command at the bureau.
CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Clarence teen was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder.
Last March, Zachery Aroix and two others lured someone to a construction site off of Gentwood Dr. There, they tried to rob him at gunpoint.
Using a shotgun, Aroix shot the victim in the leg when he tried to escape.
He pleaded guilty to attempted murder last month.
In addition to his prison sentence, Aroix, who is now 18, will also spend 2.5 years on probation.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As hundreds of people get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Buffalo, local dentists say the holiday has them seeing green as they’re gearing up for more emergency visits.
From the St. Patrick’s Day parades to the parties, it’s that time of year again where the entire city of Buffalo is seeing green.
But after a day of drinking, it’s a bit of bad luck that can land many people at the dental office.
“When people are drinking obviously accidents happen,” said Dr. Peter DeRose, a dentist with the Inspire Dental Group.
The most common problems? A chipped tooth or even missing teeth. Dr. Peter DeRose with inspire dental group says he’s seen it all.
“They can break teeth, they can break teeth off, knock teeth out you know, lacerations of the lip and face, they can get broken jaws I mean it’s all kinds of stuff,” said Dr. DeRose.
Dentists across the country see a 77% jump in emergency visits in the days after St. Patrick’s Day, according to Sikka Software which provides tools to thousands of dental practices across the country.
“People can fall. People get into fights, altercations. So typically mouth injuries, face and neck injuries,” said DeRose.
When it comes to fixing a person’s smile after St. Paddy’s Day, it could be a simple filling or require surgery for a tooth implant. But Dr. DeRose says the trouble is finding out the truth behind the missing or chipped tooth.
“Usually a fake story is told so they don’t want to, they’re a little embarrassed about what really happened or they can’t remember. It’s one or the other,” said DeRose.
Dr. DeRose says it’s not always just St. Patrick’s Day, he says he sees more patients any time there’s a special celebration in the city.
“Any celebration, it’s random. It ebbs and flows, sometimes you see a lot sometimes you won’t see any it really depends,” said DeRose.
The state of Delaware sees the largest increase in dental emergencies after St. Patrick’s Day. New York ranks number 26 on that list with a more than 50% jump over normal.
Dentists are reminding people to be careful during the holiday weekend.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Only 26 times in NCAA history has a 13-seed upset a 4 in the NCAA Tournament since the field expanded to 64 teams.
On Thursday night, the UB Men’s Basketball team became the 27th by knocking off No. 4 Arizona in convincing fashion, 89-68.
Former President Barack Obama didn’t even give the Bulls a chance in his bracket.
“I see former President Barack Obama picked Arizona to beat us,” CJ Massinburg said at the podium. “I just wanted to say President Obama — I’m sorry but I had to.”
“I said it from day one, that I thought we got a bad seed. We thought we were better than that. I told the guys, we’re trying to get to the second weekend,” Head Coach Nate Oats said. “Let’s just go get what they gave us and get it done.”
The 13th seeded Bulls were the better team from start to finish, with Massinburg setting the tone early with back-to-back 3-pointers. The junior guard, who struggled in the Mid-American Conference Tournament, would finish with 19 points, which included a 5-for-8 showing from beyond the arc.
Wes Clark, who was named the MAC Tournament Most Valuable Player, continued his standout play, pouring in a game-high 25 points. Jeremy Harris added 23, which included three, 3-pointers.
“With us being a MAC team, it’s easy to think we can’t compete with a high-major, or with a team that has four NBA prospects, that we wouldn’t be able to compete,” Clark said. “We know deep down we watched enough film and had confidence that we can play with these guys.”
“Our coaches gave us a great scouting report and we followed it like we had all year,” Harris added. “I don’t think much changed in this game.”
After taking a narrow 40-38 lead into halftime, the Bulls persistence on both ends of the court allowed them to wear down the Wildcats and use a 20-6 run to open up a 75-58 lead.
The Bulls advance to the Second Round where they will face off against No. 5 Kentucky on Saturday. The Wildcats defeated Davidson 78-73.
Tip off on Saturday is set for 5:15 p.m. and can be seen on Channel 4.
TOWN OF YORKSHIRE, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State Police say a quick-thinking bus driver is to thank for saving three students in Cattaraugus County Friday morning.
The First Student bus was travelling on Townline Road in the Town of Yorkshire just before 7 a.m. when the driver reported some engine issues.
According to police, when the bus went up a hill the driver saw smoke and flames; that’s when they he sprung into action.
He quickly got the three students on board off the bus and called 911, according to investigators. No one was injured.
“What we’re looking at is the fuel line or some sort of accelerate to this fire because the bus was consumed rather quickly by fire. By the driver not hesitating, grabbing the kids, getting off the bus, he is a hero,” said Trooper James O’Callaghan with New York State Police.
The students, ages 12 to 17, were headed to Pioneer Central Schools at the time.
A spokesperson for First Student tells News 4 another area bus picked them up and brought them to school.
The Machias Fire Company responded to the scene and put the fire out.