Chris Caya http://news.wbfo.org en Authorities round up members of gang tied to City Grill shootings http://news.wbfo.org/post/authorities-round-members-gang-tied-city-grill-shootings <p>Several members of what is described as the most violent drug trafficking gang in Western New York have been taken off the streets. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:19:08 +0000 Chris Caya 43811 at http://news.wbfo.org Authorities round up members of gang tied to City Grill shootings Praxair expanding with help from state taxpayers http://news.wbfo.org/post/praxair-expanding-help-state-taxpayers <p>Albany has agreed to provide $10 million worth of performance based incentives to help Praxair expand and modernize its Town of Tonawanda facility. Praxair, the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, had worldwide sales last year of $12 billion. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:46 +0000 Chris Caya 43802 at http://news.wbfo.org BlueCross BlueShield drops local Medicaid program http://news.wbfo.org/post/bluecross-blueshield-drops-local-medicaid-program <p>Thousands of people across the region will soon have to find a new Medicaid provider. BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York is getting out of the business. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:47:16 +0000 Chris Caya 43765 at http://news.wbfo.org BlueCross BlueShield drops local Medicaid program Daemen makes list of 'Great Colleges To Work For' http://news.wbfo.org/post/daemen-makes-list-great-colleges-work <p>Daemen College in Amherst has made the Chronicle for Higher Education's "Honor Roll" as one of the Top Ten small four-year institutions to work for in the United States. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:53:35 +0000 Chris Caya 43747 at http://news.wbfo.org Daemen makes list of 'Great Colleges To Work For' Foundations donate $700K to new waterfront children's museum http://news.wbfo.org/post/foundations-donate-700k-new-waterfront-childrens-museum <p>With hundreds of Canalside visitors as a backdrop, Explore &amp; More Children's Museum announced several generous gifts on Friday. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:11:28 +0000 Chris Caya 43699 at http://news.wbfo.org Foundations donate $700K to new waterfront children's museum New Tifft Street Pier and Boardwalk opens on Outer Harbor http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-tifft-street-pier-and-boardwalk-opens-outer-harbor <p>The public now has greater access to Buffalo's Outer Harbor. Officials cut the ribbon Friday on the new Tifft Street Pier and Boardwalk along Furhmann Boulevard. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:47:38 +0000 Chris Caya 43698 at http://news.wbfo.org New Tifft Street Pier and Boardwalk opens on Outer Harbor Niagara Lubricants reopens in new location after 2011 fire http://news.wbfo.org/post/niagara-lubricants-reopens-new-location-after-2011-fire <p>New products are once again rolling out the door at Niagara Lubricant. Three years after the 91-year-old company's original factory in Black Rock was destroyed by fire, it has officially reopened in the former American Axel plant on East Delevan Avenue. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:00:46 +0000 Chris Caya 43672 at http://news.wbfo.org Niagara Lubricants reopens in new location after 2011 fire Mayor Brown offers thoughts on stadium plans http://news.wbfo.org/post/mayor-brown-offers-thoughts-stadium-plans <p>The developer who hired Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's right-hand man, Steve Casey, has also hired one of the nation's top stadium design firms. The moves have sparked more speculation regarding the possible location of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:58:29 +0000 Chris Caya 43662 at http://news.wbfo.org Mayor Brown offers thoughts on stadium plans Buffalo spending $4 million to improve courts, playgrounds in city parks http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-spending-4-million-improve-courts-playgrounds-city-parks <p>Upgrades are on the way for 22 parks across the City of Buffalo. Mayor Byron Brown says the city is spending an additional $4 million this year in improving parks and playgrounds. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:57:51 +0000 Chris Caya 43646 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo spending $4 million to improve courts, playgrounds in city parks African American leaders sound the alarm on the rise of Hepatitis C http://news.wbfo.org/post/african-american-leaders-sound-alarm-rise-hepatitis-c <p>Healthcare professionals and community leaders in Buffalo are helping to raise awareness about the impact of Hepatitis C in the African American community. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:17:11 +0000 Chris Caya 43614 at http://news.wbfo.org African American leaders sound the alarm on the rise of Hepatitis C Deputy Mayor Steve Casey leaving Brown's administration http://news.wbfo.org/post/deputy-mayor-steve-casey-leaving-browns-administration <p>First Deputy Buffalo Mayor Steve Casey is leaving City Hall. Casey will be departing his longtime position in Mayor Byron Brown's administration to work on a major development project in West Seneca.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:09:19 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Chris Caya 43607 at http://news.wbfo.org Deputy Mayor Steve Casey leaving Brown's administration Study examines county's child neglect issues http://news.wbfo.org/post/study-examines-countys-child-neglect-issues <p>Erie County's Department of Social Services is teaming up with the University at Buffalo to study the chronic neglect of children in the county. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:53:54 +0000 Chris Caya 43574 at http://news.wbfo.org Study examines county's child neglect issues Plan calls for turning former country club into $238 million 'neighborhood' http://news.wbfo.org/post/plan-calls-turning-former-country-club-238-million-neighborhood <p>The Westwood Country Club in Amherst could be the site of what is being called a "new traditional neighborhood." Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:26:19 +0000 Chris Caya 43502 at http://news.wbfo.org Plan calls for turning former country club into $238 million 'neighborhood' Buffalo River boat tour offers history lesson on water http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-river-boat-tour-offers-history-lesson-water <p>The sound of cannon fire will mark the arrival of an historic tall ship on the downtown Buffalo waterfront Thursday as the nearly 200-foot-long U.S. Brig Niagara arrives at Canalside. The Niagara helped defeat six British vessels in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. But that's not the only piece of history visitors will find on the city's waterfront. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, a new boat is providing narrated tours of the Buffalo River. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:45:52 +0000 Chris Caya 43494 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo River boat tour offers history lesson on water Residents to help shape plan for Outer Harbor http://news.wbfo.org/post/residents-help-shape-plan-outer-harbor <p></p><p>The first of three public meetings this week on the future of Buffalo's Outer Harbor is being held Wednesday night. A master plan for the long-vacant property along Fuhrmann Boulevard is scheduled to be released this fall.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:18:58 +0000 Chris Caya 43463 at http://news.wbfo.org Residents to help shape plan for Outer Harbor Schumer suggests new veterans cemetery be named for 'Wild Bill' Donovan http://news.wbfo.org/post/schumer-suggests-new-veterans-cemetery-be-named-wild-bill-donovan <p>The state's next National Veterans Cemetery could be named for a military hero from Buffalo. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:47:48 +0000 Chris Caya 43413 at http://news.wbfo.org Schumer suggests new veterans cemetery be named for 'Wild Bill' Donovan Man spared jail time in 'unusual' fatal DWI crash http://news.wbfo.org/post/man-spared-jail-time-unusual-fatal-dwi-crash <p>The West Seneca man involved in a crash that killed off-duty Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McParlane last November has been sentenced to probation. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:03:21 +0000 Chris Caya 43304 at http://news.wbfo.org Man spared jail time in 'unusual' fatal DWI crash 'Complex' negotiations continue on RiverBend project http://news.wbfo.org/post/complex-negotiations-continue-riverbend-project <p>After making celebratory announcements of plans to bring high-tech jobs to Buffalo, state officials appear to be toning down expectations. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:26:30 +0000 Chris Caya 43296 at http://news.wbfo.org 'Complex' negotiations continue on RiverBend project Roswell Park again earns prestigious designation http://news.wbfo.org/post/roswell-park-again-earns-prestigious-designation <p>Following a vigorous review, the National Cancer Institute has renewed Roswell Park's Comprehensive Cancer Center Grant. The designation secures more than $19 million in federal funding for Roswell for another five years. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:01:20 +0000 Chris Caya 43278 at http://news.wbfo.org Roswell Park again earns prestigious designation Wright's futuristic filling station finally opens http://news.wbfo.org/post/wrights-futuristic-filling-station-finally-opens-1 <p></p><p></p><p>Hundreds of people turned out Friday for the long-awaited unveiling of Frank Lloyd Wright's filling station at the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:59:43 +0000 Chris Caya 43195 at http://news.wbfo.org Wright's futuristic filling station finally opens Russert exhibit en route to Buffalo History Museum http://news.wbfo.org/post/russert-exhibit-en-route-buffalo-history-museum <p>A team from the Buffalo History Museum is driving back from Washington D.C. today with a new exhibit for the Elmwood Avenue landmark that features one of Buffalo's favorite sons.&nbsp;<br /> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:07:47 +0000 Chris Caya 43185 at http://news.wbfo.org Russert exhibit en route to Buffalo History Museum Crane erected for high-profile Delaware/Chippewa project http://news.wbfo.org/post/crane-erected-high-profile-delawarechippewa-project <p>The steel frame for Delaware North's new corporate headquarters will start rising in downtown Buffalo next week. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:18:18 +0000 Chris Caya 43173 at http://news.wbfo.org Crane erected for high-profile Delaware/Chippewa project Top-off complete, HarborCenter construction moving to next phase http://news.wbfo.org/post/top-complete-harborcenter-construction-moving-next-phase <p>The construction of HarborCenter has reached another milestone on Wednesday. The twin-rink hockey complex rising on the downtown Buffalo waterfront has now been "topped off."&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:21:31 +0000 Chris Caya 43142 at http://news.wbfo.org Top-off complete, HarborCenter construction moving to next phase Cuomo not bullish on new stadium for Bills http://news.wbfo.org/post/cuomo-not-bullish-new-stadium-bills <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is "not convinced" the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:29:10 +0000 Chris Caya 43125 at http://news.wbfo.org Cuomo not bullish on new stadium for Bills Smartphone Amber Alert first of its kind locally http://news.wbfo.org/post/smartphone-amber-alert-first-its-kind-locally <p>The first Amber Alert sent to smartphones in the Buffalo area likely surprised many Western New Yorkers on Monday.&nbsp; Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:39:17 +0000 Chris Caya 43105 at http://news.wbfo.org Smartphone Amber Alert first of its kind locally Cuomo: Trump not alone in pursuit of the Bills http://news.wbfo.org/post/cuomo-trump-not-alone-pursuit-bills <p>Developer Donald Trump on Twitter Tuesday said, that he "is the only potential owner of the Buffalo Bills who will keep the team in Buffalo where it belongs. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:23:25 +0000 Chris Caya 43110 at http://news.wbfo.org Cuomo: Trump not alone in pursuit of the Bills Abusive deaths prompt state legislation http://news.wbfo.org/post/abusive-deaths-prompt-state-legislation <p>Legislation has been approved in Albany that should help better protect children from abuse.&nbsp; Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:56:04 +0000 Chris Caya 43092 at http://news.wbfo.org Abusive deaths prompt state legislation Medical marijuana law raises road safety concerns http://news.wbfo.org/post/medical-marijuana-law-raises-road-safety-concerns <p>Across New York more people were getting high and driving&nbsp; long before the state legalized medicinal marijuana last week. In recent years there's been a dramatic increase in the number of people arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:25:08 +0000 Chris Caya 43061 at http://news.wbfo.org Senecas allocate $3 million to local tourism agency http://news.wbfo.org/post/senecas-allocate-3-million-local-tourism-agency <p>The Seneca Gaming Corporation is making a significant financial commitment to help promote local tourism by providing $3 million in funding to Visit Buffalo Niagara. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:30:11 +0000 Chris Caya 42991 at http://news.wbfo.org Senecas allocate $3 million to local tourism agency YMCA may move to Gates Circle site http://news.wbfo.org/post/ymca-may-move-gates-circle-site <p>The redevelopment of the old Milliard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site may include a new YMCA. The new facility would replace the YMCA's building in North Buffalo which first opened on Delaware Avenue nearly 90 years ago. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:00:05 +0000 Chris Caya 42950 at http://news.wbfo.org YMCA may move to Gates Circle site