Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and his family have made no secret that their religious faith has helped them deal with his cancer diagnosis and other challenges, but most importantly, it helped them deal with their son Hunter's struggle with and ultimate death from Krabbe Disease.
Dancers ranging in age of five to 65 will perform the classical ballet story of Cinderella Saturday evening. The Greater Buffalo Youth Ballet performs at UB's Center for the Arts. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the classic tale features over 60-dancers.
Members of an African-American media group say they're teaming with Carl Paladino's Ellicott Development to restore the former Sattler Broadway Theatre in Buffalo. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says millions of dollars must be raised to begin the restoration.
Thursday night's overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes leaves the Sabres six points behind the Coyotes with just a couple of weeks left in the season. The team that finds themselves at the very bottom of the standings when the season is over is guaranteed no worse than the second overall draft choice, meaning the Sabres could land super-prospects Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. McDavid is currently the captain of the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. Eichel is presently a center at Boston University. Both are viewed as franchise players.
Someone has $1.7 million sitting in a dormant account that is now being held by New York State.
In fact, the state has 31 million unclaimed accounts worth $13 billion.
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging people to visit www.osc.state.ny.us. Millions of people could end up with unexpected windfalls by simply typing in their names and some other identifying information. Of course, not every person with unclaimed funds will feel like a lottery winner.
The state Assembly, Senate and Governor Cuomo continue to work on sticking points in the state budget, as yet another item has now been dropped from the spending plan, raising the state’s minimum wage.
As the nomination period for the Tony Awards draws close, Anthony ventures to Broadway to take in the musical "On the 20th Century" with Kristen Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, "The Audience" with Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, and "Disgraced" presenting the real lives of Disney princesses - and it's NOT for children (just those who once were). Meanwhile, both stages at the Alleyway Theatre Complex are busy.
WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley has obtained a letter from the New York State Education Department to the Kenmore Tonawanda School Board President in response to this week's vote to consider a possible boycott against state assessments.
Work continues to improve health care services for veterans nationwide. Last year it was revealed there were long wait times for vets at VA clinics. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley checked in with the leader of Buffalo's VA to discuss the challenges for local veterans.
Two of the worst teams in the National Hockey League play in Buffalo Thursday night. The Sabres take on Arizona at First Niagara Center. In this week's edition of Behind the Bench, Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe tells WBFO's Eileen Buckley it should be an interesting matchup.
Under state law, the Education Commissioner can remove school board members or superintendents who refuse to administer state required assessments. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul says she is concerned about more districts following the lead of the Kenmore-Tonawanda School Board.
Governor Cuomo and the legislature are considering a commission to design a new teacher evaluation plan, in order to break an impasse over the state budget. But even some lawmakers admit that the compromise is just kicking the can down the road.
Baseball fans have two more weeks to wait for the 130th season of professional baseball in Buffalo. As a sign that first pitch is warming up, the Coca-Cola Field grass was cut for the first time Wednesday.
The Buffalo Bills will be honoring the late Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. with a statue. The organization announced it will commission a statute that will be displayed outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Members of the Kenmore-Tonawanda Board of Education have voted to "seriously consider" boycotting State mandated testing for third through eighth graders. The moves is aimed at protesting Governor Cuomo's education policies regarding funding and teacher evaluations. Meanwhile, Ken-Ton Superintendent Dawn Mirand did not support the matter. In a written statement, Mirand says the vote puts the district at risk for sanctions that would likely have a negative impact on the community.