As we celebrate Women's History month, a terrifying crime is occurring in our community that is a threat to dignity and freedom. Human trafficking is considered the slavery of the 21st century. A local law enforcement official is working to raise awareness of how human trafficking is happening in right here Western New York.
Senate Republicans say they will break a long standing tradition of boycotting the election of new Regents. They now say they will attend a joint legislative session and that many will vote 'no' over dissatisfaction with the Common Core. It is uncertain whether all four of the incumbent Regents members will be reelected.
Volunteers with Buffalo AmeriCorps kicked off AmeriCorps Week 2014 last Friday by mentoring pre-schoolers at the Belle Center. The service project places emphasis on the importance of early childhood learning.
Across the state, school board associations are rallying against a reduction in state aid. Tonight, the Chautauqua County and Allegany Cattaraugus County Association of School Boards and the Southwestern and Western Region Parent Teachers Associations will hold a rally in Ellicottville.
On Wednesday, both houses of the legislature are due to release their one-house budget proposals, which they will then use to negotiate a final spending plan with Governor Cuomo. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says Assembly Democrats are not yet on board with part of Cuomo’s plan to cut the estate tax.
Last year was good and this year will be even better. That's the promise from the Buffalo school system which helped the college admission rate jump nine points, from 57 percent of graduates in 2012 to 66 percent last year.
A former radio talk show host announced her candidacy for Congress Friday morning. Kathy Weppner will run as a Republican in New York's 26th Congressional District, the seat currently held by Democrat Brian Higgins.
A local charter school leader has created several mobile apps that aim to break down roadblocks for low-income and first generation college bound students. The apps help students find the best college for their career goals and financial situation.
Today is a day movie lovers across Western New York have been anticipating. After being closed for several months to undergo extensive renovations, the historic North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue will again light up the silver screen.
A national labor leader is warning unions to rethink and realign their efforts in the labor movement. Bill Fletcher, Jr., who works with the National AFL-CIO, will be appearing in Buffalo Saturday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley will be the keynote speaker at the Western New York Area Labor Federation's 2014 meeting in Cheektowaga.
Gabe DiMaio joins critic Anthony Chase as the new co-host of WBFO's Theater Talk. This week, Tony talks about his presentation this afternoon at Buffalo State where he'll explore the career of film icon Mae West. Then, they'll touch on Porgy and Bess at Shea's and "Good People" at the Kavinoky Theater.
The Canadian dollar continues to falter as it has for weeks, hitting lows against the greenback not seen in more than four years. The downward trend is already having an impact and for many Canadian consumers and American retailers, it's not a good one.
A day after he announced that he will seek the GOP nod in the 2014 governor's race, Rob Astorino will make his way to Buffalo. His candidacy, however, is not getting the endorsement of one notable area Republican, Carl Paladino.
Though the approaching School Board elections will likely determine her future as Buffalo Schools Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Brown took a proactive approach Wednesday night during a review of her job performance.