Here's how you can help a Virginia boy battling leukemia for a second time

RICHMOND, Va. -- Cayden Addison is 7 years old, and according to his mom, he's a sweet and loving boy who loves food.

Cayden is also battling his second diagnosis of a rare form of leukemia.

Cayden's mom, Courtney Addison, says he was first told he had leukemia in April 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, Cayden was just three years old.

"It all started with him experiencing leg pain, we kind of just brushed it off thinking that it was growing pains," Addison said. "But

How she's using her small business to mentor Richmond teens interested in cosmetology: 'Consistency is key'

RICHMOND, Va. -- By day, Mercedes Buck works with the Richmond Public Schools system.

“I'm actually a CTE so Career and Technical Education instructional specialist. So trade and industrial, and cosmetology falls underneath that.”

During her off hours, Buck is a business owner.

She runs Rich Nail Lounge and Suites, a nail salon that she opened in Richmond's Manchester neighborhood in September 2023.

"We are a full-service salon. Although we focus on nails and nail care, we actually have suit

Richmond couple finds thousands of live crickets in Zara package: 'It was just bizarre'

RICHMOND, Va. -- Thousands of live crickets were delivered in a box to a shocked Richmond couple, along with a rug they ordered from the retailer Zara.

Greg DiNardo told CBS 6 his wife Lyanna ordered the rug which arrived on February 22.

When Lyanna opened the package and determined she did not like the rug, she went to put it back in the box but said she hesitated after she heard something coming from the package.

"She was like something's alive in here," Greg told CBS 6. "I was really confu

He says his Richmond men's vintage boutique is 'changing the landscape' of the neighborhood

RICHMOND, Va. -- If you asked Damien Chew about 1980s and 1990s fashion, he would simply say, "they were killing the game."

To Chew, they were probably killing it so much, that he decided to open a store dedicated to vintage men's fashions from those decades.

Chew's boutique, Dames, in Richmond's Lakeside neighborhood, sells handpicked vintage, sneakers, and accessories all from the 1970s to 2000s.

Customers, many of whom are friendly with Chew and his employees, drop in to shuffle through hi

Why this study says Gen Z's chances of buying a home in Richmond are slim to none

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond ranked as one of the worst cities in the United States for Gen Z to have a chance of owning a home, according to a new study.

Richmond ranked 91, nearly dead last, among the 100 major cities in the United States.

Point 2, a site that studies real estate trends, reported that Richmond carried a low Gen Z homeownership rate at just 1.5%, meaning the chances of anyone from that generation (born between 1997 and 2012) owning a home in Richmond are slim to none.

Did Richm

Richmond man arrested in connection to December killing of the Hollywood Buck

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond man accused of illegally killing the rare Hollywood buckin December 2023, was arrested and charged with a number of violations, according to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR).

Jason Walters, 36, was arrested Sunday and now faces 19 separate wildlife violations all related to the deaths of three deer in Virginia.

One of those deer, was the Hollywood Buck, a deer that was known to roam the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond's Oregon Hill neighborhood,

This 9-year-old author turned her experiences with bullying and eczema into published literature

RICHMOND, Va. -- "I put my emotion into books," 9-year-old Alayah Jenkins said when asked about how she began her writing journey.

Before Alayah and her mother, Ashlee Jenkins moved to the Richmond area, Alayah said she was bullied at her previous school.

To cope with the bullying, Alayah tried multiple outlets to get out her emotions.

"We tried punching a pillow, we tried a lot of different things. But none of it helped. So we put it into books," Alayah said.

At just 9 years old, Alayah has

Richmond restaurant workers fight off armed intruders

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Monday evening intrusion at Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse in Richmond, has the owner grateful that no one was injured in the scuffle that ensued.

The intrusion, which took place during the restaurant's busy dinner hour, involved three men who walked into the restaurant looking for an employee.

According to Bookbinder's owner, John Taxin, the men asked for the employee, before spotting him behind the bar serving food to a customer.

The men went to the bar's back door and

CBS 6 shares voices of the community during National Minority Donor Awareness Month

RICHMOND, Va. -- As a part of National Minority Donor Awareness Month, CBS 6 dedicated an evening broadcast to telling the voices of those who have received or are waiting to receive organ donations. The broadcast additionally told the stories of the local and national legislation and progress that aims to better the process for those looking to receive an organ donation.

He prayed his kidney could save his ailing wife. It did!

In Richmond, Greg McQuade spoke with 36-year-old Shanaha Brown, wh

Buffalo Freedom Wall illuminated during Monday night unveiling

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Freedom Wall was illuminated Monday evening to celebrate lighting and landscape improvements recently made to the mural at the corner of Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street in Buffalo.

A new sidewalk with red black and green colors, representing the Pan-African flag, was added to the mural along with lights that glow above each portrait.

A number of Black heroes are featured on the wall, including Shirley Chisolm, Martin Luther King Jr., and Fredrick Dougla

Three women, one from Buffalo, are dead after Rochester concert ends in stampede

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — Three women, one from Buffalo, are dead after a Rochester concert ended in a stampede Sunday night.

The stampede occurred just after 11 p.m. at Main Street Armory after a GloRilla and Finesse2Tymes concert ended.

One of the victims, 33-year-old Rhondesia Belton, was provided life-saving measures by EMS, police officers, and security, but succumbed to her injuries.

Belton, a Buffalo native, was a City employee, who worked in the City of Buffalo Traffic Violations Agenc

Sankofa Health Raises Awareness On Black Maternal Mortality

IMANI CLEMENT: ASSATA BEY HAS A PASSION FOR HELPING NEW MOMS. IN FACT, SHE IS A MOTHER HERSELF.

CLEMENT: BEY WORKS AT SANKOFA HEALTH CENTER, A RESOURCE THAT STRIVES TO NOT ONLY PROVIDE BIRTHING SERVICES FOR BLACK MOTHERS BUT RAISE AWARENESS ON ISSUES PLAGUING THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

ASSATA BEY: “So we have lots of programming, that we do to like, community outreach and all that. We of course have doulas, community based doulas, we have yoga, we have childbirth education classes, yeah.

CLEMENT:TH

Streaming Services Attract Consumers Over Traditional Cable Television

REPORTER: YOU KNOW THE SOUND. IT’S TIME TO BINGE THE LATEST SEASON OF YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW, OR WATCH THE HOTTEST NEW MOVIE. STREAMING SERVICES LIKE NETFLIX, HBO MAX, AND HULU PROVIDE CONSUMERS WITH THOUSANDS OF CONTENT AVAILABLE TO STREAM. MICHAEL SPENCER: “I only purchased streaming services. When I moved to Syracuse, I think I shifted away from cable about two years ago, but just the convenience of not having to like tune in at specific times. REPORTER: TWENTY THREE YEAR OLD GRADUATE STUDENT

Alyssa's Law Awaits Hochul Signature

REPORTER: THE SOUND OF AMBULANCES FLYING TO THE SCENE OF A SCHOOL SHOOTING HAS BECOME AN ALL TOO FAMILIAR SOUND FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SYRACUSE CITY SCHOOLS DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY THOMAS RISTOFF SAYS THAT SECURING SCHOOLS CAN BE A DIFFICULT PROCESS. THOMAS RISTOFF: “THERE IS NO ONE MAGIC SOLUTION FOR SCHOOL SAFETY. AND IT’S A REALLY COMPLEX PARADIGM, WE CONSTANTLY REASSESS WHAT WE’RE DOING, BECAUSE AS SOON AS WE DO SOMETHING, AS YOU KNOW, PEOPLE FIGURE OUT WHAT WE’RE DO

Hamlin injury continues to bring Bills and Bengals fans together as divisional matchup approaches

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Cincinnati native, Emily McGaha and Buffalo native, Erin Oliver met on a Facebook fan page, "Bills and Bengals, We Stand Together 3/85," which was created immediately after Hamlin's collapse during the January 2 Monday Night Football matchup between the two clubs at Paycor Stadium.

After the Hamlin's cardiac arrest, Bills and Bengals fans came together as the country anxiously waited for updates on his status.

After both teams won their respective Wild Card matchups, McG

Niagara County SPCA advertises dog Ralphie as "terror," warns potential adopters

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Niagara County SPCA advertised one of its dogs up for adoption in a no-frills way in a Tuesday evening Facebook post.

The animal shelter wrote the post describing Ralphie, the so-called "terror," as a dog that is at first glance an "adorable, highly sought after, young dog" but that he is actually a "fire breathing demon."

Ironically enough, the Facebook post garnered positive attention in regard to Ralphie, with many commenting that they would be willing to do

"King Josh" artist speaks on inspiration for new Niagara Falls mural

On the side of the building is a mural, of Josh Allen - who dons a tilted crown and a serious facial expression.

Building owner, Paul Kudela, commissioned local Niagara Falls artist, and Bills fan, Glenn Goodberry to create a mural that has now become one of the many Josh Allen-centric artworks to pop up across the Western New York region.

Goodberry says the inspiration to paint a crown on Allen came from his love for 90's hip hop and an iconic photoshoot of late rapper the Notorious B.I.G. In

Western New York's 7 biggest sports stories in 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Sports, like many years past, continued to be amongst the biggest stories within Western New York. From a deep Bills playoff run to the end of a storied Sabres announcer career, here were the biggest sports stories in the region in 2022:

7. Bills Mafia gives back multiple times throughout the season

Bills Mafia is known for its fervent and undying love for the Bills, but more importantly, they are known for its philanthropy and giving back spirit. In 2022, there were ple

Buffalo tattoo artist turns Bills' highlights into artwork

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo-born tattoo artist, Johnny Flowers, has been tattooing clients for 14 years.

He started drawing Bills players frequently after his drawing of a Josh Allen stiff arm against the Rams went viral. Flowers says he picked up some colored pencils, something he hasn't done in years, and started drawing.

"I did the first one as practice. And I put it up on the Bills Mafia page, sent it out to some friends, and it quickly blew up from there," Flowers said.

Weeks later, a Von Mi

Viral TikTok shows Orchard Park resident trying to remove snow from top of car

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — Every winter, Western New York is pounded by old man winter... but each year it's a different experience.

After a lake effect snowstorm dumped nearly 7 feet of snow over the region just three weeks ago, many Western New Yorkers probably exhibited bizarre methods of trying to remove the heavy snow from the tops of their cars.

This year's "Snow-vember 2.0" gave sisters Samantha and Autumn, along with their mother Sandra Andres, about 80 inches of snow at their home, i

Moms for Josh Allen start petition to tell QB, "it's going to be OK"

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Following Sunday afternoon's devastating overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings, a petition to tell Josh Allen "it's going to be OK" has gained a large viewership.

A group called "Moms for Josh Allen" posted a petition on Change.org with a 7,500-signature goal. As of Monday night at 10 p.m., over 7,200 people have signed the petition.

Allen threw an interception during the Sunday game in overtime that essentially sealed the win for the Vikings. Allen showed visible disap

FAQ: Who qualifies for absentee voting in NYS? How can you apply?

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York State gubernatorial race is ramping up, as Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8 is right around the corner.

For those who want to request an absentee ballot, or want to know more about the process, here is what you need to know:

Do you have to meet any qualifications to vote by absentee ballot?

Yes. According to the New York State Board of Elections, there are five qualifications - you only need to meet one.

You can vote by absentee ballot if you are,
• Absent fr

Buffalo man wanted for questioning in Wednesday morning homicide of 40-year-old mother

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Crimestoppers WNY is asking the public for information that can lead to the arrest of a man wanted in a Wednesday morning homicide.

45-year-old Adam Bennefield is currently wanted for questioning in the murder of 40-year-old Keaira Hudson. Hudson was shot and killed Wednesday morning on the corner of Richlawn and Shawnee Avenues.

Bennefield is described as being 5-foot-11-inches and 160 pounds. Crimestoppers says that Bennefield should be considered dangerous and possibl

FAQ: What actually happens when an NFL player enters concussion protocol?

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Football is "America's Game", and millions of fans across the country know the sport inside and out.

Many are also familiar with the potentially career-ending and life-threatening injuries that can plague NFL players, concussions most notably.

The NFL concussion protocol, implemented in 2011, is a set of actions and decisions that determine if a player is currently suffering from a concussion. If concussion symptoms are spotted, players are escorted off the field in orde