Fireflies or lightning bugs?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Have you ever stood in a field on a warm summer evening, when all of a sudden you see tiny bright lights popping up in your field of view in the dark? Those glowing bugs signal the unofficial start of the season! Facebook has a ‘hoe’ problem, gardening group says Fireflies, … Read more

WNY family cries foul after losing appeal to keep chickens

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Niagara County family who has been fighting to keep chickens in their backyard lost the battle at a public hearing on the matter this week. The good news for the Holzles is that they’ve worked out a deal with the farm owner adjacent to their property, so the chickens won’t … Read more

Missing monkey makes herself at home inside Memphis clothing store

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — It wasn’t a sale but a small monkey that got customers’ attention inside a Southeast Memphis clothing store this week. Arionna Moffitt and a friend were shopping at the Summitt in the Centennial Commons when they noticed the monkey—a common marmoset—jumping from rack to rack. Monkeypox case confirmed in Texas man … Read more

Renaming destructive gypsy moths to remove ethnic slur

(AP) — Bug experts are dropping the common name of a destructive insect because it’s considered an ethnic slur: the gypsy moth. Gypsy moth virus can stop outbreaks with time The Entomological Society of America, which oversees the common names of bugs, is getting rid of the common name of that critter and the lesser-known gypsy ant. … Read more

Welcome to Elmira sign defaced with Judge Jeanine Pirro over Brian Williams

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM)- People on their morning commute may have noticed the sign that welcomes visitors to the City of Elmira with the faces of the area’s most influential residents on East Church Street off I-86 looked different. The sign highlighting some of Elmira’s greatest has been defaced. Brian Williams, former NBC anchor and host … Read more

Computer trouble halts Hubble Space Telescope observation

Astronauts Steven L. Smith and John M. Grunsfeld are photographed during an extravehicular activity (EVA) during the December 1999 Hubble servicing mission of STS-103, flown by Discovery. The Hubble Space Telescope has been blindsided by computer trouble, with all astronomical viewing halted, NASA said Wednesday. The orbiting observatory has been idle since Sunday when a … Read more

Hundreds of unwanted Amazon deliveries land at New York home

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — You might not realize just how much you bought while online shopping until those boxes are delivered to your door. But the Amazon packages sent to Jillian Cannan and her family weren’t ordered by anyone in her household. Father’s Day 2021: A gift guide At first, Cannan thought her business partner … Read more

RADAR data confirms: USS Omaha was surrounded by UFO swarm

(MYSTERYWIRE) — New evidence has surfaced regarding a swarm of unknown objects that surrounded multiple Navy warships off the coast of San Diego in July 2019. Barack Obama talks about UFOs again on late night television One of those ships, the USS Omaha, encountered as many as 14 of the UFOs all at the same … Read more

Hunter finds dead bald eagle still clutching the head of a deer: ‘It was pretty crazy’

(NEXSTAR) – An eagle-eyed turkey hunter from Wisconsin made a wild discovery earlier this week. Bald eagle undergoes surgery after crashing into Buffalo building Neal Herrman had already harvested a bird when he decided to continue scouting at other properties nearby on Wednesday. While on the hunt, he stumbled across something much more fowl than … Read more