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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The funeral for Officer Craig Lehner will take place this Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The service will happen at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo. Buffalo police expect roughly 5,000 uniformed personnel to attend.
Following the ceremony, a procession will go from KeyBank Center to Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Traffic will be affected, so road closures are expected.
Visiting hours will take place on Monday and Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home at 4199 Lake Shore Rd. in Hamburg.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Kissmas Bash 2017 lineup has been announced.
The annual concert, which will take place at the KeyBank Center, will feature Kesha, Why Don’t We, PRETTYMUCH, Julia Michaels, Max and Astrid S.
Ticket prices range from $21.50 to $300. They can be bought at the KeyBank Center Box Office, Tickets.com or by calling (888) 223-6000.
The concert will take place Saturday, December 9 at 6 p.m.
High pressure will keep sunny, and increasingly warmer weather around through the upcoming weekend. A gusty breeze this afternoon will begin to back off tonight, with skies staying mainly clear and temperatures in the 40s overnight. Lots of sunshine returns Friday, with temperatures once again in the upper-60s, but this time it will remain rather calm.
For the weekend, temperatures will be running almost 20 degrees above normal for this time of year with mostly sunny days and mainly clear nights. Sunday may even come within several degrees of a record.
Changes are on the way for next week. A cold front will arrive Monday, with periods of rain and a gusty breeze lasting into Tuesday. With tropical moisture feeding this disturbance, soaking rainfall with localized amounts up to 2 inches will be possible. Colder air moves in behind this through Wednesday, with daytime temperatures dropping into the 50s and 40s for the second half of next week. Scattered showers Wednesday may even see a few wet snowflakes mixed in, particularly in the hills, but accumulation is unlikely.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly Clear, Breeze Calms, Pleasant, Low: 41 valleys, 47 Buffalo, 49 lakeshore, Wind: W 5-10.
FRIDAY: Bright Sun, Warm, Mostly Calm, Wind: WSW 5-10, High: 64-69, Low: 51.
SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny, High: 74, Low: 56.
SUNDAY: Sunshine Continues, High: 78, Low: 59.
MONDAY: Increasing Clouds, Showers Develop, Turning Breezy, High: 71, Low: 58
TUESDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Periods of Rain, Breezy, High: 64, Low: 46.
WEDNESDAY: Much Cooler, Mostly Cloudy with a chance of a few Showers into the afternoon, High: 53, Low: 41.
THURSDAY: Partly Sunny, Breezy, Cool, High: 57.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Blue lights are rarely a ‘hot ticket’ item at the Home Depot on Elmwood Avenue; but this week it’s been a different story.
As of Wednesday evening around 9 o’clock, Assistant Merchandising Manager Ron Lewis tells News 4 the shelves have been essentially wiped of anything that’s blue and lights up.
“There’s been a lot of interest in the blue blubs. Blue bulbs of any kind, we’re completely out. Party bulbs, standard bulbs, Christmas bulbs, anything associated with blue that will light up other than the bulbs on the trees, we have nothing. And those will probably start going also,” he says.
Lewis says shoppers have flocked to the store following news of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner’s death; houses and businesses are adorned with blue lights and pumpkins to show support for the fallen Officer and his family.
Lehner’s death has impacted the entire city, but Lewis says his store in-particular feels a connection to the loss.
“This store here has a precinct around the corner. A lot of those officers who own property around here shop here, and we know them on a first name basis so there’s a connection. Even though I didn’t know that officer, there was a connection. And several of them have been in, and they hugged me. When we lose an officer, you lose almost a family member,” Lewis tells News 4.
The store is hoping to get a re-stock of blue lights soon, but Lewis wasn’t able to say when exactly that will be.
Lehner’s funeral will take place Wednesday morning at the KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – If you’ve been in downtown Buffalo in recent weeks, you may have noticed an unusual open-air vehicle on the roads. Queen City Tuk Tuk has started offering tours and transportation in an auto-rickshaw that would look more at home in southeast Asia.
“It’s fun. The whole concept is really just fun and excitement, but it’s totally different, you don’t see vehicles like this,” said Queen City Tuk Tuk co-owner Joseph Dietzel.
A tuk tuk is part motorcycle, part minibus, and the Queen City Tuk Tuk is all covered in the wild Zubaz print. It really turns heads as it heads across town.
“The greatest thing is you don’t have any barriers between you and what you can see,” explained co-owner Joshua Bornhoeft. “And you’re going at a slower pace than you would in a car or bus, so it gives you that opportunity to really take everything in and just be in awe and splendor at the architecture, the beauty, the people.”
Queen City Tuk Tuk’s co-owners decided to start offering tuk tuk tours in Buffalo after riding in tuk tuks themselves while traveling together in Thailand.
“We saw these awesome vehicles, we experienced them,” Dietzel recalled. “They were fun, they were exciting, and we totally thought we need to bring one to Buffalo.”
The first tuk tuk in the Queen City Tuk Tuk fleet started operating about a month ago, bringing a taste of Thailand to Western New York with one key difference. The tuk tuk here is extremely quiet compared to traditional tuk tuks in Asia. “We wanted to bring a green source of transportation to Buffalo. It’s 100 percent electric,” Dietzel explained.
The Queen City Tuk Tuk has also been customized to handle Western New York weather, with heated seats and the ability to enclose the sides to keep the elements out.
It offers a comfortable ride for up to six passengers for up to six hours at a time. “We can do sightseeing with your family and friends or corporate events, as well.” Bornhoeft said. “Right now, we have our relationship with the Pearl Street family of companies where we’ll be doing brewery tours for 20 dollars a person at Riverworks, Pearl Street, and Lafayette Brewing.”
Whichever package you choose, the professional tour guides will be sure to showcase the city and highlight all of the gems it has to offer. “These streets are just filled with history, architecture and sightseeing and even bringing your family can be a great experience,” Dietzel said.
News 4’s Katie Alexander got to experience a one-of-a-kind ridealong with Queen City Tuk Tuk on Thursday morning. Watch the videos below to see our full Wake Up coverage.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Here’s a preview of some of the players we’ll be talking about on Buffalo Kickoff LIVE this Sunday at 11:30 a.m.