The leader of the State Senate, Dean Skelos, surrendered to federal authorities Monday morning and was charged with six counts of corruption, including bribery and extortion, in connection with an alleged scheme that used his political position to enrich himself and his son.
There are several barriers students say prevent them from academic success. From peer-pressure to difficult family and home environments to bullying and navigating their social media accounts. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley continues with our 'Focus on Education: Student Voices' series high school students from charter, suburban and private schools reveal their stresses.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports on Focus on Education: Student Voices Part II
For decades, the focus of rowing activity has been on the Black Rock Channel along the Niagara River. That has changed with the arrival of the Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association on the relatively sheltered Buffalo River.
WBFO's Mike Desmond reports that's becoming an increasingly busy river for floating objects of all sizes.
Members of the Buffalo School Board's majority haven't given up on Emerson Principal James Weimer taking the superintendent's position. Meanwhile, the board's minority faction is still pushing for a wider search for a superintendent, possibly even a long-term national hunt.
International Workers Day was celebrated on Friday, both around the world and in downtown Buffalo. Hundreds of union members and supporters cheered as national AFL-CIO Vice President Tafare Gebre urged them to stand together and fight for their rights.
If you think filling a swimming pool is a big task, trying filling the canals at Canalside. A two-day mission is under way that's pumping nearly a half-million gallons of water into canals that in a more frigid season attracted more than 60,000 ice skaters.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown unveiled a budget proposal Friday which holds the line on residential property taxes, cuts commercial property taxes and is overall $11 million lower than the current spending plan.
The build-out of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus is moving full-speed ahead. Crews are busy putting up the new Children's Hospital on High Street and, a few hundred feet away along Main Street, UB's new medical school is going up.
Brandye Merriweather of the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation speaks, as Mayor Byron Brown and small business owners listen, as officials announced the start of the second Queen City Pop-Up small business promotion. It runs from May 1 through June 30 in the Pierce Building on the 600 block of Main Street.
Beginning Friday and continuing for the next two months, a handful of local retailers will set up shop inside a storefront inside Buffalo's Pierce Building on Main Street. They're the participants in the second Queen City Pop-Up.
Local politicians and business leaders had a chance Thursday to look inside Yahoo's burgeoning complex in the Town of Lockport. So far, the Silicon Valley giant has spent around a half-billion dollars on two data centers and a corporate call center, with the latest expansion adding more than 100 jobs
The 69th annual Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning by co-hosts Mary-Louise Parker, past Tony winner, and Bruce Willis (yes, since you just asked yourself, he's going to make his Broadway debut in the upcoming "Misery"). The awards will be handed out on June 7th in a live telecast from Radio City Music Hall, co-hosted by Kristen Chenoweth and Alan Cumming.
There's word the leading candidate for Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools may no longer want the job. Meanwhile, Mayor Byron Brown says he is not pushing for control of the district, but is ready to take charge if necessary.
State Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes is set to introduce a bill in Albany Monday that calls for mayoral control of the Buffalo Public School District. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley met exclusively with three Upstate New York mayors asking if they believe it's a solution for a troubled district.
WBFO'S Eileen talks exclusively with three Upstate New York mayors asking if they believe it's a solution for a troubled district.
Investing in kid-friendly cultural institutions is good for both families and the economy according to Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who is proposing $3 million in capital investments for the Buffalo Museum of Science and the future Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside.
Doctors, nurses and law enforcement officials who report child abuse to the state hotline may find the system moving faster than ever if new legislation aimed at streamlining the process is approved in Albany.