107th Airlift Wing welcomes new commander
1:55 am
Sun January 25, 2015

107th Airlift Wing welcomes new commander

Colonel Robert G. Kilgore New York Air National Guard
Credit New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs / WBFO News

  Just months after gaining a new mission flying the MQ-9 “Reaper,” the 107th Airlift Wing is welcoming a new commander. 

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Residents satisfied with a multi-use Main Street
1:37 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Residents satisfied with a multi-use Main Street

A 1919 Pierce Arrow bus is the first vehicle to officially drive on Main Street's multi-use thoroughfare, Friday afternoon.
Credit Avery Schneider / WBFO News

  For those under the age of 30, cars driving on Main Street in Buffalo’s downtown area is a foreign concept. That is, until now.

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Region regularly above national average
12:06 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

Being at end of pipeline blamed for high gas prices

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Gasoline prices in Western New York are typically higher than other regions, and a report released by the US Energy Information Administration offers at least one explanation as to why.

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Local
6:19 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

600-block of Main Street re-opens to traffic

Traffic reopens in the 600-block of Main Street downtown after 30-years.
Credit WBFO News photo by Avery Schnider

After three decades of rail-only access on Main Street in Buffalo, the first stretch of multi-use roadway is officially open Friday. The stretch between Tupper and Chippewa Streets was made accessible to cars, bikes and pedestrians, months after its expected opening.

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Politics
1:47 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Coalition of area Assembly members calls on Silver to resign

Assembly members Jane Corwin, Raymond Walter, Joseph Giglio, John Ceretto, Angela Wozniak and Micheal Kearns joined together to call for Speaker Sheldon Silver's resignation.
Credit Avery Schneider/WBFO News

Six area Assembly members have banded together to call for the resignation of Speaker Sheldon Silver, following his arrest on Thursday on corruption charges. They say the business of the people is at stake.

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Focus on Education
9:16 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Proposals made for Bennett and East high schools

The front of East High School in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo

With the Buffalo School Board less than a week away from deciding the future of four city schools, two of them were making that final pitch for support Thursday night.


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Focus on Education
9:12 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Buffalo students inspired by Selma film

Some of the students from six Buffalo Public Schools pose for a photo after seeing Selma with Erie County Legislature Betty Jean Grant.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

About 140 Buffalo Public School students received a history lesson in civil rights outside their classrooms Thursday. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says students from six city schools saw the movie Selma at the Regal Theater on Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo.


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Cultural
9:09 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Road Less Traveled Theater opens new show; Venue change possible

The Road Less Traveled Theater opens another show in its season Friday night, unsure how long it will be in its longtime home in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center.


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Local
8:20 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Attorney provides insight into Sheldon Silver corruption case

Sheldon Silver.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Buffalo trial attorney Terry Connors spoke with WBFO live Friday morning to provide insight into the corruption case against New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the legal process ahead.

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Art/Theater
7:30 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Theater Talk: Buffalo-Broadway connections

The Graduate - a coming of age story - is at the Alleyway Theatre.

Having just seen A.R. Gurney's "Family Furniture" at the Kavinoky Theatre, Anthony Chase noticed strong parallels with Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" back on Broadway, especially upper class families who can talk a lot, but not about their problems.

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Local
7:22 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Newfane teacher arrested for forcible touching

Salvatore A. Anello
Credit Courtesy of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A teacher from the Newfane School District has been arrested and charged with forcible touching.

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Local
6:41 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Buffalo's waterfront attracts more upscale housing

Ciminelli Development in Waterfront Village

The coming of spring is likely to bring more new housing to Buffalo's Waterfront, with a continuing demand to live on waterways.


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Politics
4:50 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Federal prosecutor details charges against Silver, as Assembly Democrats close ranks

Credit File photo

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under arrest and $3.8 million in eight different bank accounts held by Silver have been seized as federal prosecutors accuse the Speaker of running two fraudulent and corrupt schemes.

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Focus on Education
11:12 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Parent organization praises Cuomo's proposed education reforms

Sam Radford, parent advocate and fighter for students in Buffalo schools.
Credit WBFO News file photo

The leader of one of Buffalo's parent organizations is reacting very favorably to the Governor's public education reform proposals. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with the president of the District Parent Coordinating Council.


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Politics
11:10 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrested on corruption charges

Credit File photo

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most powerful men in Albany to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income.

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Focus on Education
9:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Wilmers calls for ‘radical’ change for Buffalo Public Schools, favors state takeover

Robert Wilmers and WBFO'S Eileen Buckley during a question and answer session on education in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Long-time Buffalo business leader Robert Wilmers delivered his "State of Public Education in Buffalo" Wednesday evening before a packed house inside the Montante Center on Main Street in Buffalo, hosted by Canisius College.  

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Local
7:30 am
Thu January 22, 2015

State lawmakers weigh in on Governor Cuomo's budget plans

Governor Cuomo outlines his New York State of Opportunity, 2015
Credit Courtesy of YouTube

State legislators are wading through the vast array of proposals thrown at them yesterday when Governor Cuomo did both his state budget and State of the State messages at the same time in a 90-minute long address.


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Behind The Bench
6:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

'Behind The Bench': Nolan on the hot seat?

Is Ted Nolan's job on the line?
Credit http://sabres.nhl.com/

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat writer Bill Hoppe talks about the team's extended losing streak, now at 11 games, and how it might affect the future of head coach Ted Nolan.

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Local
5:45 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Jim Kelly remains cancer-free

Former Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly hugs his doctor after cancer-free report
Credit Courtesy of Jill Kelly's Instagram Page

The latest tests indicate former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly remains free of cancer.

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Focus on Education
5:30 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Wilmers blasts city school board

Robert Wilmers delivering "State of Public Education in Buffalo."
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Buffalo banker Robert Wilmers read the riot act to the Buffalo School Board Wednesday night, saying it is failing and not much appears to be going on to turn it around.  Wilmers' comments came during an address at Canisius College's Montante Center on the State of Public Education in Buffalo.


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Crime
2:24 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Basil found guilty of murder

Defense Attorney Joel Daniels following Basil verdict.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mark Scott

A jury has found Jeffrey Basil, the former bar manager of Molly's Pub, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Air National Guardsman William Sager, Jr.

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Crime
12:29 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Tonawanda man sentenced for string of summer arsons

Christopher Syracuse was sentenced Wednesday for a string of arsons last summer.
Credit File photo

A man who went on an arson spree in North Tonawanda last summer was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison Wednesday in State Supreme Court.

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Chautauqua Institution
11:19 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Chautauqua delays Amphitheater decision to August

A morning lecture at the Chautauqua Amphitheater
Credit Photo from Chautauqua Institution

Officials at the Chautauqua Institution have decided to delay plans for rebuilding the historic amphitheater.

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Local
9:54 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Renaming of Squaw Island appears likely

Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

It a near certainty that Buffalo's Squaw Island will soon have a new name, but it's not certain what the name will be or when the change will come.

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Local
8:38 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Medina voters choose not to dissolve village

Medina will remain a village after voters rejected dissolution Tuesday.
Credit Public domain

Medina will survive, as village voters decided Tuesday not to dissolve the nearly two-century old community into two towns.

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Local
7:37 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Local congressional delegation weighs in on State of the Union

President Obama during last night's State of the Union Address
Credit Courtesy of YouTube

The Western New York congressional delegation is predictably split along party lines when it comes to their thoughts on President Obama's State of the Union address.


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Local
7:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Pastor's food truck to cater to the homeless

The custom-built food truck arrived at True Bethel Baptist Church on Tuesday.
Credit Facebook

The City of Buffalo's newest food truck will hit the road in the coming weeks, but you won't be able to buy food from it. 

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Local
6:45 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Western New York's top five trending jobs

Credit WBFO News File Photo

The State Labor Department has identified Western New York's top five trending jobs for the year.

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Local
6:30 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Bank robbery suspect nabbed in Amherst

Surveillance photo of bank robbery suspect
Credit Courtesy of the Buffalo Police Department Facebook Page

Amherst Police have arrested a Buffalo man for the robbery of the Boulevard Mall branch of the M&T Bank.

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Focus on Education
6:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

M&T Chairman Wilmers to deliver 'The State of Public Education in Buffalo'

Robert Wilmers, Chairman & CEO of M&T Bank, sits at his desk in his office at the M&T building in downtown Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

As the city school district grapples with failing schools, a powerful Buffalo stakeholder will lead a discussion on 'The State of Public Education in Buffalo' Wednesday evening.  M & T Bank Chairman and CEO Robert Wilmers will deliver remarks.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley has this preview.

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