Local
10:05 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Flight 3407 families return to Washington to lobby for air safety

Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence in 2009
Credit WBFO News File Photo

Six years after the crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Clarence claimed 50 lives, the subject of air safety has once again become a political hot topic in Washington. Congressional hearings are taking place this week to review the aspects of a new FAA Reauthorization Bill.

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Focus on Education
10:01 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Regents Collins critical of too many school leadership changes

Catherine Collins, Regents for WNY region.

Buffalo's new State Board of Regents representative is discouraged in the latest call to change the leader of the city school district.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the Regents Catherine Collins believes there have been too many superintendent changes. 

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Focus on Education
9:28 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Community members raise concerns in school leadership battle

Buffalo School Board.
Credit WBFO News file photo

The Buffalo School Board's majority is gearing up for plans to name a new schools superintendent.  But there are some concerns and caution from some community members.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley say parents are worried about the latest battle on the school board for a new leader.

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Focus on Education
7:09 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Successful Emerson school expanding into new building

With new restaurants coming on line all of the time and more hotels in the works or under construction, Buffalo schools are preparing to train even more kids for those jobs of the future.

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Local
7:00 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Catholic Charities services inspires clients

2015 Catholic Charities Appeal
Credit WBFO News file photo

Catholic Charities of Buffalo serves 142,000 people in the Western New York Community.  The annual appeal drive is underway to secure the needed dollars that provide a variety of services. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley sat down with the director of Catholic Charities Sister Mary McCarrick to discusses who serving those in need can turn around lives.

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Local
6:39 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Hometown players lead Team USA to victory over Germany

Team USA Sled Hockey hits the ice
Credit Courtesy of TeamUSA.org

Team U-S-A is now 2-0 in the preliminary rounds of the IPC World Sled Hockey Championships at HarborCenter in Buffalo. 

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Buffalo Spree's Elizabeth Licata
6:00 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Press Pass: Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood

595 Fillmore Avenue once housed a cigar manufacturer and store.
Credit Photo courtesy of Buffalo Spree

Thousands of people flocked to Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood earlier this month to shop at the Broadway Market for Easter and then for the Dyngus Day parade.  But during the rest of the year, the neighborhood struggles.  The housing stock is deteriorating, and there is little new investment.  The May issue of Buffalo Spree shines a light on this and the efforts of some activists to reverse the blight. 

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Local
5:05 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Demolition expected at Episcopal Church Home

The Episcopal Church Home is scheduled for demolition.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

A dilapidated landmark near the Peace Bridge in Buffalo is finally coming down.

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News
4:51 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Calls continue for campaign finance reform

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, other Democratic Senators, and advocates press for bill closing LLC loophole Monday.
Credit Photo from Karen Dewitt

Democrats in the State Senate are attempting to close a loophole in the state’s campaign finance laws, while a new poll finds New Yorkers want lawmakers to take more steps to quell corruption.

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Red Cross Nepal Relief
5:30 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Red Cross in Buffalo recommends cash for Nepal relief

As rescuers prepare to handle the crisis in earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the Western New York chapter of the American Red Cross is advising people that cash donations are the best way they can help.

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Jessica Murphy Case
2:36 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Murphy deemed 'not responsible' in son's death

A photo from Jessica Murphy's Facebook page shows her holding her son, Jacob Noe, who was killed last May.

A Buffalo woman will not face criminal punishment in the stabbing and choking death of her 7-year-old son last year.

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Student Voices
9:57 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Focus on Education: Student Voices Part I

Some of the Buffalo Public school students who gathered for our 'Student Voices' focus groups.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

There are many factors in a student's life affecting their academic performance. WBFO and WNED-TV recently hosted more than 40 students from 13 area high schools to talk about their education. WBFO's Eileen Buckley brings us the first installment of 'Focus on Education: Student Voices,' a radio series leading up to our May 18 televised broadcast. 

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Canadian Affairs
9:45 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Struggling Ontario turns to online gambling for revenue

It's too soon to tell just how successful Ontario's entry into online gambling has been. But it could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars to a province that is in dire need of cash. 

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Local
6:00 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Recalling Lincoln's sad, final visit to Buffalo

A somber Buffalo said farewell to Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago today.
Credit Photo from White House.gov

It was 150 years ago today when Buffalo was filled to overflowing with people waiting to grieve over murdered President Abraham Lincoln.

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Sports
5:16 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Team USA starts strong in IPC World Championship

Team USA vs Russia
Credit Courtesy of PBS.org

Team USA jumped to an early lead as they easily handled Team Russia 6-1 in Sunday's preliminary round of the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship.

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Environment
5:10 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Buffalo River dredging project continues

A cleaner Buffalo River glistens on a recent spring afternoon.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The dredges are coming again to the Buffalo River, as a ten-year, $100 million project to clean the river winds down.

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Environment
5:00 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Erie County announces waste dropoff dates

Erie County residents will soon have two opportunities to safely and legally get rid of some unwanted household items.

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Paladino supports experimental approach
10:11 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Push being made for public boarding schools in Buffalo

Carl Paladino
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A controversial idea is gaining traction in Buffalo as a means for improving education for city students.

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Targets kid-friendly flavors
9:55 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Schumer urges restrictions on e-cigarettes

Senator Charles Schumer
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

New York Senator Charles Schumer is urging that new restrictions be placed on manufacturers of e-cigarettes.

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40 local waterways get spring cleaning
9:49 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Riverkeeper Shoreline Sweep draws thousands

Volunteers with Spring Shoreline Sweep
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Volunteers gathered on area shorelines yesterday as Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's annual Spring Shoreline Sweep got underway.

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Cultural
9:10 pm
Sat April 25, 2015

WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash attracts capacity crowd

Ghost Town Blues Band
Eileen Elibol/WBFO

When the Ghost Town Blues Band walked on stage Saturday night and kicked off its energetic show with a rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In," the crowd enthusiastically clapped to the rhythm.

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Half kilo of cocaine confiscated
11:22 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Drug bust nabs dealer to suburbs

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Authorities raided a Walden Avenue apartment last night and busted a drug dealer with drugs, cash and a weapon.

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Blaze remains under investigation
11:14 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Overnight fire damages East Side apartment

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Buffalo fire officials are reporting that crews were called out to a fire on Buffalo's East Side last night.

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Surveillance video central to investigation
11:10 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Deputy in shooting will not face charges

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Surveillance video has helped clear a Niagara County Sheriffs deputy in a shooting last week in Wheatfield.

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A bar in Gates is scene of shooting
10:54 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Rochester area shooting takes one life

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An early morning shooting outside of a bar in Gates, New York has taken one life and injured several others.

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You & The Law
6:00 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

You & The Law: Contracts

Credit File Photo / WBFO News

It's a word people hear all of the time: contract. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Justin Kloss talks about what that means

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Child Abuse Awareness Rally
4:36 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Child abuse rally urges victims, witnesses to speak up

Speakers gather at the podium in Niagara Square for a Friday afternoon rally for child abuse awareness. One of the key messages in Friday's rally was for neighbors to speak up if they suspect possible abuse cases.
Credit Photo by Michael Mroziak

Relatives of victims in several local abuse cases gathered in Niagara Square Friday to rally as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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Local
3:25 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Iconic science museum observatory slated to reopen

A rooftop view of the Kellogg Observatory at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

The Buffalo Museum of Science is looking to reopen its nearly 85-year-old observatory. The iconic structure,which can be seen from the Kensington Expressway, has been closed since 1999 due to structural and safety issues.

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Business
3:17 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

$11 million in funding announced for East Side redevelopment

Big crowd on hand at the CAO on Fillmore for funding announcement Friday morning.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Good news came to Buffalo's East Side today. Nine projects in the community will be funded with $11 million through the Better Buffalo Fund.

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Local
1:28 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Downtown Metro Rail expansion being considered

Credit File photo

Area residents may, in future years, see an expanded Metro Rail system around the Cobblestone District and Canalside areas. Planners are discussing a three to five year project to expand public transit.

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