An appearance by Texas Governor Rick Perry in Buffalo provided a boost to a Tuesday fundraiser for Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate in the New York gubernatorial race. "This is a significant event that took place here," said Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy during a conversation today on WBFO.
While many schools require State Regents testing -- a local Catholic high school provides college preparatory training without Regents. In this Focus on Education interview -- WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with the president of Canisius High School in Buffalo -- learning about the school's core value -- diversity.
With the gubernatorial election little more than a month away, Republican Rob Astorino continues on the campaign trail. His Tuesday night fundraiser at Buffalo's Ellicott Square Building featured Texas Governor and probable presidential candidate Rick Perry.
The NFL blackout rule has been lifted, but don't get too excited yet. The Federal Communications Commission voted today to lift the more than 40-year-old ban on broadcasting games locally that do not sell out, but the league still has to change its' policy.
The City of Buffalo says it may reconsider massive price hikes for slips at Erie Basin Marina. The cost of rent for boat docks is expected to double by 2016 and then triple by 2017 for nonresidents of the city.
The Buffalo Public School District continues its probe into how a kindergarten student at Public School 82 managed to walk out of the building unnoticed. The principal has since been placed on paid leave.
The Buffalo Public School District has completed the last school building of the more than $1 billion Joint Schools Reconstruction Project. On Monday morning, city school officials and students gathered outside of International Preparatory for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of reconstruction work.
Renowned artist Dale Chihuly sets the stage when JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in Bela Bartók’s one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle Wednesday, October 1, 7 p.m. Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano, and Charles Robert Austin, baritone, perform the lead roles in this rarely-staged opera.
FATCA, or the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, has been in effect for several months. The global tax law is aimed at rooting out Americans living outside of the United States who are not paying their U.S. taxes. But many expatriate Americans in Canada are fighting back.
More cleanup funding is flowing for the Buffalo River. Great Lakes Commission policy director Matt Doss announced a $4.7 million award for shoreline and habitat restoration along the river at Smith Street Park, Monday morning.
EJ Manuel did nothing to appease his critics in Sunday's loss in Houston, but poor offensive line play and numerous dropped balls also contributed to the loss. Matt Sabuda shares his analysis of the game in our weekly installment of Beyond The Playbook.
Two planes collided in mid-air Saturday morning. Two passengers who were on one of the planes are dead. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say there are a lot of other things that are still unknown and might not be known for more than a year.
David Mitchell, a 1980 graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, serves as NASA's lead project manager for the MAVEN mission, which recently made its way into an orbit around Mars. Mitchell took time last week to share some insights with WBFO News.