Chris Caya http://news.wbfo.org en New law focuses on school threats http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-law-focuses-school-threats <p>With schools reopening this week, a new law is being proposed to make the learning environment as safe as possible. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:16:12 +0000 Chris Caya 44662 at http://news.wbfo.org New law focuses on school threats More travelers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend http://news.wbfo.org/post/more-travelers-hitting-road-labor-day-weekend <p>The last long holiday weekend of the 2014 summer travel season is underway and the AAA is projecting this Labor Day will be one of the busiest for the holiday in several years. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:27:48 +0000 Chris Caya 44609 at http://news.wbfo.org More travelers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend Stadium group leaders defend process http://news.wbfo.org/post/stadium-group-leaders-defend-process <p>Some leaders of the New Stadium Working Groups say they have no plans for a public meeting. That's despite the call earlier this week by nearly two dozen elected officials for more transparency in the process. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:25:41 +0000 Chris Caya 44607 at http://news.wbfo.org Stadium group leaders defend process Coming to Buffalo an 'easy decision' for finance company http://news.wbfo.org/post/coming-buffalo-easy-decision-finance-company <p>More new jobs are coming to downtown Buffalo. Blue Bridge Financial has officially opened its new national headquarters in the Electric Tower on Washington Street. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:52:13 +0000 Chris Caya 44592 at http://news.wbfo.org Coming to Buffalo an 'easy decision' for finance company Kearns gains support in call for open stadium group meeting http://news.wbfo.org/post/kearns-gains-support-call-open-stadium-group-meeting <p>Assemblyman Michael Kearns now has the support of nearly two dozen fellow elected officials in calling for an emergency meeting of the New Stadium Working Group. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:56:08 +0000 Chris Caya 44571 at http://news.wbfo.org Kearns gains support in call for open stadium group meeting Program works to keep youths out of prison http://news.wbfo.org/post/program-works-keep-youths-out-prison <p>An effective "alternative to incarceration" program for young people has received some much needed funding from Albany.&nbsp; Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:46:53 +0000 Chris Caya 44568 at http://news.wbfo.org Program works to keep youths out of prison Extensive work will cause delays on Brighton Road http://news.wbfo.org/post/extensive-work-will-cause-delays-brighton-road <p>Detours will be posted on one of the busiest roads in Erie County for the next several months. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:47:46 +0000 Chris Caya 44544 at http://news.wbfo.org Extensive work will cause delays on Brighton Road Basil faces upgraded murder charge in Sager's death http://news.wbfo.org/post/basil-faces-upgraded-murder-charge-sagers-death <p>Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil now faces a murder charge in the death of William Sager Jr. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:08:00 +0000 Chris Caya 44520 at http://news.wbfo.org Basil faces upgraded murder charge in Sager's death Work set to begin on new waterfront state park http://news.wbfo.org/post/work-set-begin-new-waterfront-state-park <p>More improvements to the Buffalo waterfront are just around the corner as construction of the new Buffalo Harbor State Park begins next month. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:26:29 +0000 Chris Caya 44519 at http://news.wbfo.org Work set to begin on new waterfront state park Neighbors remain opposed to state-approved methadone clinic http://news.wbfo.org/post/neighbors-remain-opposed-state-approved-methadone-clinic <p>New York State has approved a new methadone clinic on Buffalo's lower West Side, but residents of the neighborhood are upset and have planned a rally for Friday afternoon. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:01:34 +0000 Chris Caya 44472 at http://news.wbfo.org Report: Three Bills bids all below $900 million http://news.wbfo.org/post/report-three-bills-bids-all-below-900-million <p>The list of bidders interested in the Buffalo Bills appears to be short. A national publication reports the bids are coming in below the expected sale price. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:54:22 +0000 Chris Caya 44467 at http://news.wbfo.org Report: Three Bills bids all below $900 million Symphony violinist fatally shot in Westfield http://news.wbfo.org/post/symphony-violinist-fatally-shot-westfield <p>An apparent homicide is under investigation in the Chautauqua County community of Westfield. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:22:46 +0000 Mark Wozniak & Chris Caya 44447 at http://news.wbfo.org Symphony violinist fatally shot in Westfield New South Buffalo Charter School allows room to grow http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-south-buffalo-charter-school-allows-room-grow <p>Just ahead of the start of the school year, students cut the ribbon Thursday on the new South Buffalo Charter School. The $21 million facility on South Ogden Street opens Monday with an enrollment of about 800 students in grades K-8. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:26:11 +0000 Chris Caya 44443 at http://news.wbfo.org New South Buffalo Charter School allows room to grow Lockport facing financial crisis http://news.wbfo.org/post/lockport-facing-financial-crisis <p>To help close a large deficit, Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey says the city will end its ambulance service next month. State auditors blame poor record keeping for the city's financial problems.&nbsp; Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:43:10 +0000 Chris Caya 44430 at http://news.wbfo.org Lockport facing financial crisis Environmental group monitoring pollution from Dupont plant http://news.wbfo.org/post/environmental-group-monitoring-pollution-dupont-plant <p>Local activists are calling on state and federal agencies to help reduce the amount of toxic chemicals pumped into the air in Tonawanda. EPA data shows DuPont's Yerkes Plant, near the intersection of River Road and Sheridan Drive, is a major polluter. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:18:00 +0000 Chris Caya 44415 at http://news.wbfo.org Environmental group monitoring pollution from Dupont plant Yearly canal inspection begins in Buffalo http://news.wbfo.org/post/yearly-canal-inspection-begins-buffalo <p>The annual mandated inspection of state canal system got underway in downtown Buffalo Tuesday morning. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:37:13 +0000 Chris Caya 44395 at http://news.wbfo.org Yearly canal inspection begins in Buffalo Buffalo to host 2015, 2016 NHL Combine http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-host-2015-2016-nhl-combine <p>The National Hockey League announced Monday that the league's annual scouting combine will be held in Buffalo in 2015 and 2016.&nbsp; Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:47:21 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Chris Caya 44370 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo to host 2015, 2016 NHL Combine Kearns calls for Bills stadium group to hold open meeting http://news.wbfo.org/post/kearns-calls-bills-stadium-group-hold-open-meeting <p>Assemblyman Michael Kearns is calling for an emergency meeting of the New Stadium Working Group be held in public. The advisory group, formed to explore whether a new stadium or a retrofit to Ralph Wilson Stadium is appropriate, last met April 1. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:19:05 +0000 Chris Caya 44377 at http://news.wbfo.org Kearns calls for Bills stadium group to hold open meeting $42 million West Side rehabs a hometown 'labor of love' http://news.wbfo.org/post/42-million-west-side-rehabs-hometown-labor-love <p>Several rundown buildings on Buffalo's West Side, owned for years by an absentee landlord, are now in new hands. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:46:57 +0000 Chris Caya 44333 at http://news.wbfo.org $42 million West Side rehabs a hometown 'labor of love' West Nile Virus found in Erie County http://news.wbfo.org/post/west-nile-virus-found-erie-county <p>Local residents are being encouraged to take precautions before heading outdoors. That warning issued following the discovery that mosquitoes are once again infected with West Nile Virus.<br /> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:30:30 +0000 Chris Caya 44328 at http://news.wbfo.org West Nile Virus found in Erie County Man arrested, charged with murder in shooting of 14-year-old http://news.wbfo.org/post/man-arrested-charged-murder-shooting-14-year-old <p>Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connection with the Tuesday shooting near the Oakmont Avenue footbridge which claimed the life of 14-year-old Raymond Patterson III. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:26:20 +0000 Chris Caya 44278 at http://news.wbfo.org Man arrested, charged with murder in shooting of 14-year-old Funding crisis hits Crisis Services http://news.wbfo.org/post/funding-crisis-hits-crisis-services <p>Crisis Services of Erie County operates a 24-hour hotline. The agency also helps victims of rape and domestic violence. But those programs will be lost soon due to funding cuts in Albany. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:00:36 +0000 Chris Caya 44303 at http://news.wbfo.org Funding crisis hits Crisis Services Albany funds statewide health information network http://news.wbfo.org/post/albany-funds-statewide-health-information-network-2 <p>New York residents will soon be able to have their medical records follow them wherever they go across the state. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:00:41 +0000 Chris Caya 44275 at http://news.wbfo.org Albany funds statewide health information network Funding in place for Statler's exterior renovation http://news.wbfo.org/post/funding-place-statlers-exterior-renovation <p>Exterior restoration work on the Statler City building on Niagara Square is moving forward, now that $5.3 million in state development funding has been made available to developer Mark Croce. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:30:07 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Chris Caya 44256 at http://news.wbfo.org Funding in place for Statler's exterior renovation Joint repaving work resumes on Kenmore Avenue http://news.wbfo.org/post/joint-repaving-work-resumes-kenmore-avenue <p>The second phase of the Kenmore Avenue repaving project is underway. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:12:05 +0000 Chris Caya 44245 at http://news.wbfo.org Joint repaving work resumes on Kenmore Avenue Former Rainbow mall to become $150 million 'Wonder Falls' complex http://news.wbfo.org/post/former-rainbow-mall-become-150-million-wonder-falls-complex <p>A preferred developer has been chosen to transform the former Rainbow Centre mall in Niagara Falls into a major mixed-use complex.&nbsp; Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:03:52 +0000 Chris Caya & Omar Fetouh 44176 at http://news.wbfo.org Former Rainbow mall to become $150 million 'Wonder Falls' complex NFTA officer injured in morning crash http://news.wbfo.org/post/nfta-officer-injured-morning-crash <p>An NFTA police officer was injured in a three-car crash in Buffalo Friday morning.<br /> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:18:08 +0000 Chris Caya 44175 at http://news.wbfo.org NFTA officer injured in morning crash Bridge authority assailed for lack of transparency http://news.wbfo.org/post/bridge-authority-assailed-lack-transparency <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo visits Niagara Falls today as another storm could be brewing for his administration. It appears some of Cuomo's appointees to the Peace Bridge Authority may have acted improperly. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:22:00 +0000 Chris Caya 44165 at http://news.wbfo.org Bridge authority assailed for lack of transparency Leaders hoping to make African American Heritage Corridor a tourist draw http://news.wbfo.org/post/leaders-hoping-make-african-american-heritage-corridor-tourist-draw <p>Plans to turn a historic section of Buffalo's East Side into a tourist destination received a shot in the arm Thursday when Lt. Governor Robert Duffy presented a ceremonial $250,000 check to the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:26:28 +0000 Chris Caya 44145 at http://news.wbfo.org Leaders hoping to make African American Heritage Corridor a tourist draw Legislature approves contract with county workers http://news.wbfo.org/post/legislature-approves-contract-county-workers <p>A new contract for 2,600 Erie County employees was unanimously approved without discussion Thursday by the county Legislature. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:11:48 +0000 Chris Caya 44152 at http://news.wbfo.org Legislature approves contract with county workers