The small Southern Tier city of Corning has quietly become a top tourist destination. "We see nearly a half-million of visitors a year for tourism," said Mike Melaro, director of marketing and communications for Corning's Gaffer District. Thousands of those visitors are expected this weekend for the fourth annual GlassFest.
A sorority that serves thousands of African-American college women is celebrating its centennial. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded in 1913 at Howard University. WBFO's Eileen Buckley recently met some of the oldest past presidents of the Buffalo chapter and current leaders at UB's Amherst campus.
The Erie County IDA will be voting on a development project that could decide the future of a decaying downtown industrial facility. Jim Fink of Business First believes the project is important because of its visibility.
The scandal enveloping Brooklyn State Assemblyman Vito Lopez could have wider implications. Lopez is resigning from the Assembly Monday in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. But as WBFO's Mark Scott reports, there are growing calls for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down.