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Niagara Falls: A Tale of Two Cities

10:48 PM, Feb 18, 2011

Less than two miles separate Niagara Falls, New York from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Yet, the distance between the two cities using virtually any other measurement is enormous.

Protect Yourself from Consumer Scams

3:49 PM, Jun 30, 2008

The Better Business Bureau is warning Western New Yorkers to beware of several current scams in our area.

Update on WNY Worst Roads

3:27 PM, Aug 31, 2013

Walmart, Subway, Agree To Relax Rules To Permit Fundraisers

1:49 PM, Aug 15, 2013

Agency providing for the needs of the blind, alerted us to a last minute mess, which looked like it was going to ruin their most important fundraiser of the year.

I-86 Paving Project Well Underway

10:48 AM, Jul 26, 2013

Tipline: Donation Error for Charity

11:10 PM, Jul 12, 2013

A Niagara County man got a big surprise when he donated to the United Way after the Oklahoma tornadoes.

NY's Economy Grew 1.3 Percent in 2012

10:25 AM, Jun 6, 2013

New York's economy grew by only 1.3 percent last year, trailing the 2.5 percent growth in gross domestic product for the nation as a whole, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday morning.

Police Investigate Wheelchair Theft from Disabled Woman

5:29 PM, May 10, 2013

Mansfield Highway Superintendent: On or Off the Job?

8:35 PM, Mar 22, 2013

Residents and officials are upset with the long absence of Mansfield Town Highway Superintendent Gary Hahn.

Tipline Concern: Armor Duells-Powers Rd. Intersection

8:37 AM, Mar 21, 2013

An unusual Orchard Park intersection is drawing the concern of a viewer who contacted our Tipline.

Tipline: School Bus Slides Off Rutted Dirt Road

6:41 PM, Mar 14, 2013

Some motorists must navigate deeply rutted dirt roads and this past Tuesday a Cuba - Rushford School bus carrying six elementary school children slid off the heavily rutted dirt road known as Hamilton Hill Road in Clarksville.

Unemployment Up NYS

1:11 PM, Mar 12, 2013

No area of New York had a decline in unemployment between January 2012 and January 2013, the state Labor Department said Tuesday.

Parent Rips Buffalo School Choice Lottery System

5:33 PM, Mar 7, 2013

It may be a hiccup of sorts in the Buffalo school district's computerized school choice program and it's extremely frustrating for a viewer who obviously wants options for her child.

Viewer Raises Concern Over Pricey Parking

7:00 PM, Feb 26, 2013

Inquires via the Two On Your Side Tip Line whether price gouging is at play.

Bowling Bet for Charity

12:08 AM, Jan 19, 2013

Two men made a bet for charity. Bowlers Jim Kittner and Gary Hasler came together Thursday night to settle it.

State Fee on Car Insurance Bills: Where Does It Go?

8:12 PM, Jan 11, 2013

If you've paid your car insurance bill lately, you probably did not notice the $10 dollar fee that is tacked on for the "mandatory NY Motor Vehicle Law Enforcement Fee."

Tipline: Are Pedometers in School a Good Idea?

6:01 PM, Jan 11, 2013

Pedometers track your physical activity, by measuring the steps you take each day.  Now, they're being used in several local schools to track the physical activity of students.

DWI Crackdown Causes DMV Backlog

6:45 PM, Jan 9, 2013

With the New York State's crackdown on people convicted of alcohol and drug convictions and currently seeking to have their license reinstated, the DMV will review the person's entire driving record.

Snow Clogged Bus Stops: Who Is Responsible?

3:55 PM, Jan 4, 2013

With our recent snowfalls, snow is still clogging some bus stops and shelters. It's a particular problem for people like Debi Garwol who is disabled.

Mother Wants Answers After Scary Accident

11:57 PM, Dec 7, 2012

Police say they have no leads on an accident that could have killed a young woman and her 17-month-old daughter

Some FWS Customers Still Having Issues

6:51 PM, Nov 29, 2012

When the FWS Furniture chain announced in mid-October they were closing, some people contacted 2 on Your Side to report their furniture orders had not been filled.

Why Are Leaves Being Picked Up Late at Night in Buffalo?

8:32 AM, Nov 22, 2012

Some people in the city say they are losing sleep because of a late night leaf pickup.

Two Buffalo Sanitation Workers Accused of Unsanitary Act

2:05 PM, Nov 20, 2012

A pair of seasonal employees face a disciplinary hearing this week after a North Buffalo resident says she saw them "relieving themselves" into the back of a garbage truck.

Dog Recovers After Being Shot: Now Adopted

2:35 PM, Nov 1, 2012

Lucky the dog has a new home after his ordeal brought out the generosity and kindness of people in the Jamestown area and elsewhere.

No Clear Answer On Lockport WalMart Superstore

5:52 PM, Oct 10, 2012

"They don't tell us much," says Lockport Supervisor, regarding when store, now 8 years in the making, might actually open. 

Tipline: Concerns About Smell Clean Up in Attica

10:31 PM, Sep 27, 2012

Tipline: Repairs for Stony Road in Lancaster?

11:54 PM, Sep 21, 2012

  A viewer named Maxx contacted our 2 On Your Side Tipline via Facebook to ask why there have been no repairs for Stony Road in Lancaster which is a popular access road running between the busy Walden Avenue and Genesee Street in the town.

Three Year Old Boy Walks Out of Buffalo Pre-K School

4:22 AM, Sep 9, 2012

  A woman from Buffalo's Kaisertown Neighborhood says she was "beyond furious" yesterday when she found her three year old son had left his pre-K class at Houghton Academy and walked along the very busy Clinton Street to his home on Krakow Street

Buffalo's New Granite Bike Path

9:18 AM, Aug 30, 2012

If you like to bike or jog or rollerblade or stroll along a scenic paved path, you may soon want to try the new path under construction along Fuhrmann Boulevard. It is made of granite.

Plate Mistake?

2:04 AM, Aug 19, 2012

Viewer points out what appears to be an error in one of the custom license plates being offered by NY State, seeks our help in getting it corrected.

Canada Geese Ruffling Feathers in WNY

4:43 PM, Jul 19, 2012

With this region's drought drying up area streams and creeks, the DEC says flocks of geese are finding their way to neighborhood retention ponds in search of fresh water and grass, ruffling the feathers of Western New Yorkers along the way.

Half-Marathon Postponed After Money Mixup

10:14 PM, Jun 23, 2012

A race operated by Rapid Running is postponed after a mixup involving sponsorship money. 

Cheektowaga Tipline: Mowing Responsibility Runaround

5:11 PM, Jun 7, 2012

 Cheektowaga man deals with runaround as he tries to get lawn mowed on sloping berm behind his home.  

Tipline: Buffalo Residents Rip City Grass Cutting

5:05 PM, May 24, 2012

A recent complaint to our 2 ON Your Side Tipline questioned the efforts of a city grass cutting crew on vacant lots in the area of Moselle Street in Buffalo

UB South Campus: Coffins & Remains Turn Up

10:41 PM, May 17, 2012

A contractor working on a project to replace a sewer line at the UB Souith Campus made a rather gruesome discovery as crews found traces of skeletal remains and old wood from coffins.

Tipline: Woman Seeks To Keep Her Chickens In Amherst

9:37 AM, Mar 16, 2012

Karen Marks has kept laying hens in her yard for a year, but a neighbor's complaint leads to their potential eviction.

Avoiding Fee With Online Water Bill Payment

11:25 PM, Mar 14, 2012

A viewer recently sent an email to our Tipline, asking 2 On Your Side to find out why he is being charged a convenience fee every time he pays his Erie County Water Authority bill.

Concerns Heighten With Rising Lake Level

12:22 PM, Mar 6, 2012

"We're losing our property," says Town Supervisor in Wilson, one of many Lake Ontario shoreline communities wondering what's next.

Problem Solved For Woman Dealing With Flooding Issue

1:47 PM, Jan 28, 2012

A Depew resident who was dealing with a flooding problem for the last three years, now has a solution to her problem. It's all because she contacted the 2 On Your Side TipLine for some help.

On Line Petition Drive: Java Lake Road Guardrails

7:36 PM, Jan 25, 2012

The recent death of a young woman in an accident in Wyoming County is prompting an on - line petition drive on Facebook which calls for safety improvements on Java Lake Road.

Tipline: Too Many Deer Near Route 5?

8:48 AM, Jan 14, 2012

Tipline: Why No County Foreclosure Auctions?

9:06 AM, Jan 5, 2012

A viewer contacted our Tipline to ask why there have been no property auctions tied to foreclosure held by Erie County over the past several years.

Tipline: Wedding Bell Blues

3:34 PM, Nov 30, 2011

June bride in a jam contacts 2 On Your Side after learning the reception hall she booked has closed. Business owner says they will try to help.

Tipline: Foreclosure Warnings in Buffalo Over User Fees

6:11 PM, Nov 23, 2011

 The e-mails and calls came into our Tipline about letters from the city of Buffalo which start out with the heading : Your Property Is Subject To Foreclosure.

Tipline: Gas Prices Drastically Lower In Springville

5:08 PM, Nov 12, 2011

Viewer wants to know: What's up with the low prices?

West Seneca Won't Use State Grant for Town Vehicle GPS

8:13 PM, Oct 19, 2011

Two West Seneca Town Board members have voted to request a change in the use of $50,000 in state grant money which was originally intended to help pay for installation of GPS units in trucks for the Highway Department and other town vehicles.

Tipline: Dangerous Main Street Medians?

5:12 PM, Oct 17, 2011

Some people are concerned that an intersection in the city of Buffalo is at best confusing, and at worst, dangerous.

Tipline: Catt. County Bridge Suddenly Closed

5:32 PM, Sep 29, 2011

 Some residents in the town of Hinsdale are concerned about what they say is a somewhat risky detour which stems from the sudden shutdown of a bridge carrying an access road over a railroad track.

Tipline: Frustrating Request for Speed Limit Sign

12:10 PM, Aug 25, 2011

The residents of the Old Orchard subdivision in the town of Pendleton say they have been trying for the past nine months or so to get the town to place a speed limit sign on Cortland Drive which is the main access road to their development off Meyer Road.

Tipline: Crawford Furniture Delays in Orders

6:35 PM, Aug 24, 2011

Buffalo Parking Ticket Question Prompts Study

8:27 PM, Aug 17, 2011

Buffalo City Parking Commissioner Kevin Helfer has agreed to study downtown parking regulations covering Delaware Avenue following a meeting with a disabled Amherst man who got a parking ticket for using a space reserved for the disabled.

Tipline Question: Old Tickets For New Revenue?

5:44 PM, Aug 11, 2011

 A 2 On Your Side viewer contacted our Tipline after he got a state DMV letter in early July which warned him his license could be suspended in August unless he resolved a traffic violation dating back to January 1995.

Disabled Parking Issue At Buffalo City Court

5:23 PM, Jul 29, 2011

A parking ticket from the City of Buffalo upset an Amherst resident who recently contacted our 2 On Your Side Tipline.

Thruway Sound Barriers: Why Not Some Areas?

9:41 PM, Jul 27, 2011

  A recent call to our 2 On Your Side Tipline raised questions about the recent construction of sound barriers along the East - bound lanes of the Thruway near the Lackawanna toll barrier.

Tipline: Wick Street Residents Want Property Demolished

9:35 PM, Jul 27, 2011

Tipline: Garbage Tote Replacement

6:04 PM, Jul 15, 2011

 Sue Krieger of Buffalo called our 2 On Your Side Tipline to ask for our help in getting a replacement for one of her damaged garbage totes from the city.

Tipline: City Splash Pads On All Night

6:32 PM, Jul 7, 2011

A caller to the Two On Your Side tipline wondered why the water was left flowing at two of the City of Buffalo's 8 splash pads 24/7.

City of Tonawanda Fire Truck At Private Party?

5:22 PM, Jul 6, 2011

The City of Tonawanda Fire Chief says he will issue a policy to specify why city fire trucks or other equipment cannot be used at private events and how crews should handle such requests. 

Foreclosure Mess Resolved in Town of Lockport

5:52 PM, Jun 30, 2011

  There is a resolution to the problem with high grass around a home in foreclosure in the town of Lockport.  

Broken Promise? NT Woman Seeks VA Claim for Father

12:50 PM, May 31, 2011

A North Tonawanda woman contacted our 2 On Your Side Tipline to inquire about help with funeral and burial benefits for her late father who served in World War 2.

Still No Verizon FIOS for Buffalo

5:44 PM, May 27, 2011

A recent Tipline call inquired again as to why there is no Verizon FIOS service available in the city of Buffalo.

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