Omar Fetouh http://news.wbfo.org en Crews begin installing first of three canal bridges http://news.wbfo.org/post/crews-begin-installing-first-three-canal-bridges <p>The first of three bridges that will cross over historically-aligned canals being re-created in downtown Buffalo is now being installed. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:39:24 +0000 Omar Fetouh 43255 at http://news.wbfo.org Crews begin installing first of three canal bridges Comptroller finds fraudulent practices in county division http://news.wbfo.org/post/comptroller-finds-fraudulent-practices-county-division <p>Erie County's comptroller has released a report that he says uncovers possible fraud in the county's Division of Weights and Measures. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:48:07 +0000 Omar Fetouh 42689 at http://news.wbfo.org Comptroller finds fraudulent practices in county division Technical diploma option pushed for high schoolers http://news.wbfo.org/post/technical-diploma-option-pushed-high-schoolers <p>With many local businesses struggling to find skilled workers in technical fields, a local assemblyman is pushing legislation that would create a new graduation option for high school students in New York State.&nbsp; Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:28:41 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Ashley Hirtzel 42657 at http://news.wbfo.org Technical diploma option pushed for high schoolers Man jumps to his death from observation deck at City Hall http://news.wbfo.org/post/man-jumps-his-death-observation-deck-city-hall <p>A man committed suicide Thursday morning by jumping from the observation deck of Buffalo's City Hall onto a lower roof. Thu, 29 May 2014 15:43:01 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel & Omar Fetouh 42501 at http://news.wbfo.org Man jumps to his death from observation deck at City Hall Sheriff encourages safe boating as season begins http://news.wbfo.org/post/sheriff-encourages-safe-boating-season-begins <p>Memorial Day weekend is approaching and with it the unofficial start of the boating season. Local law enforcement officials are encouraging boaters to be safe on the water Thu, 22 May 2014 17:48:54 +0000 Chris Caya & Omar Fetouh 42340 at http://news.wbfo.org Sheriff encourages safe boating as season begins Violent weekend bar attack might have involved police http://news.wbfo.org/post/violent-weekend-bar-attack-might-have-involved-police <p>The bar Molly's Pub at 3199 Main Street in Buffalo is being shut down following a violent assault last weekend that left a man in critical condition. Sat, 17 May 2014 01:44:00 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Eileen Buckley 42211 at http://news.wbfo.org Violent weekend bar attack might have involved police Whole Foods signs lease for Buffalo store http://news.wbfo.org/post/whole-foods-signs-lease-buffalo-store <p>A popular grocery store that focuses on organic and natural foods says it plans to open a Buffalo-area location in the coming years. Wed, 07 May 2014 16:58:05 +0000 Omar Fetouh 41992 at http://news.wbfo.org Whole Foods signs lease for Buffalo store Cheektowaga councilwoman running for vacant Assembly seat http://news.wbfo.org/post/cheektowaga-councilwoman-running-vacant-assembly-seat <p>The race for the State Assembly seat formerly held by Dennis Gabryszak has its first contender. Angela Wozniak, a Cheektowaga town councilwoman, declared her Republican candidacy Wednesday. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:20:16 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Chris Caya 41521 at http://news.wbfo.org Cheektowaga councilwoman running for vacant Assembly seat Former Buffalo cop pleads guilty to injury fraud http://news.wbfo.org/post/former-buffalo-cop-pleads-guilty-injury-fraud <p>A retired Buffalo police officer has pleaded guilty to defrauding his Injured On Duty status.&nbsp; Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:55:34 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel & Omar Fetouh 41465 at http://news.wbfo.org Former Buffalo cop pleads guilty to injury fraud Deputy fire commissioner asked to resign over overtime costs http://news.wbfo.org/post/deputy-fire-commissioner-asked-resign-over-overtime-costs <p>The City of Buffalo has requested, and received, the resignation of a deputy fire commissioner based on what it calls a failure to rein in overtime costs. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:06:05 +0000 Omar Fetouh 41166 at http://news.wbfo.org Deputy fire commissioner asked to resign over overtime costs Sabres to retire Hasek's #39 next season http://news.wbfo.org/post/sabres-retire-haseks-39-next-season <p>Former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek will have his #39 jersey retired next season by the team. The honor was announced Friday, one day before Hasek is set to enter the team's Hall of Fame. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:27:45 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Ashley Hirtzel 41086 at http://news.wbfo.org Sabres to retire Hasek's #39 next season As snow falls, beer flows at Elmwood bar http://news.wbfo.org/post/snow-falls-beer-flows-elmwood-bar <p>Yesterday's blizzard kept many Western New Yorkers home in the warmth and comfort of their living rooms. But others embraced the wintry weather with a tradition that goes back to the days of former Buffalo Mayor Jimmy Griffin. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:54:00 +0000 Omar Fetouh 40751 at http://news.wbfo.org As snow falls, beer flows at Elmwood bar Reborn North Park Theatre ready to open its doors http://news.wbfo.org/post/reborn-north-park-theatre-ready-open-its-doors <p>Today is a day movie lovers across Western New York have been anticipating. After being closed for several months to undergo extensive renovations, the historic North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue will again light up the silver screen. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Omar Fetouh 40625 at http://news.wbfo.org Reborn North Park Theatre ready to open its doors Sabres deal Moulson, others at trade deadline http://news.wbfo.org/post/sabres-deal-moulson-others-trade-deadline <p>The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and the Buffalo Sabres were busy, as expected.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:13:55 +0000 Omar Fetouh 40600 at http://news.wbfo.org Sabres deal Moulson, others at trade deadline Comcast commits to preserving local Time Warner jobs, call center http://news.wbfo.org/post/comcast-commits-preserving-local-time-warner-jobs-call-center <p>Following news of its intention to purchase Time Warner Cable, Comcast says it will preserve all roughly 1,000 jobs in Western New York and move forward with a planned call center in the City of Buffalo. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:53:00 +0000 Omar Fetouh 40229 at http://news.wbfo.org Comcast commits to preserving local Time Warner jobs, call center 'Mayhem' expected for long-awaited opening of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que http://news.wbfo.org/post/mayhem-expected-long-awaited-opening-dinosaur-bar-b-que <p>Today marks perhaps the most highly-anticipated restaurant opening in Buffalo history as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opens its doors on Franklin Street downtown. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:47:06 +0000 Omar Fetouh 40203 at http://news.wbfo.org 'Mayhem' expected for long-awaited opening of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Funding restored for violence prevention program http://news.wbfo.org/post/funding-restored-violence-prevention-program <p>More money is on its way from Albany to help combat violence on the streets of Buffalo. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:45:33 +0000 Omar Fetouh 40101 at http://news.wbfo.org Funding restored for violence prevention program Report paints bleak picture for Tonawanda power plant http://news.wbfo.org/post/report-paints-bleak-picture-tonawanda-power-plant <p>A new report suggests the coal-fired Huntley power plant in the Town of Tonawanda is no longer appears to be financially viable and is likely "headed for retirement."</p><p></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:30:48 +0000 Omar Fetouh 39955 at http://news.wbfo.org Report paints bleak picture for Tonawanda power plant Amherst Police: Abused 3-year-old died from blunt force trauma http://news.wbfo.org/post/amherst-police-abused-3-year-old-died-blunt-force-trauma <p>Amherst Police are investigating the suspicious death of a young girl who was found unresponsive this past weekend in an apartment on Allenhurst Road. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:58:02 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Chris Caya 39790 at http://news.wbfo.org Amherst Police: Abused 3-year-old died from blunt force trauma Marinelli leaving Legislature for state job http://news.wbfo.org/post/marinelli-leaving-legislature-state-job <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed Lynn Marinelli, a longtime Erie County legislator, to a post with Empire State Development. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:17:41 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Chris Caya 39708 at http://news.wbfo.org Marinelli leaving Legislature for state job Sabres hire Tim Murray as new GM http://news.wbfo.org/post/sabres-hire-tim-murray-new-gm <p>The Buffalo Sabres have hired former Ottawa Senators assistant GM Tim Murray to be the team's new general manager.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:13:26 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Chris Caya 39601 at http://news.wbfo.org Sabres hire Tim Murray as new GM Shoppers flock to supermarkets ahead of storm http://news.wbfo.org/post/shoppers-flock-supermarkets-ahead-storm <p>If you've visited a local grocery stores in the last few days, you've probably seen some empty shelves. Shoppers have been flooding into local markets over the last few days in anticipation of the big winter storm. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:54:04 +0000 Omar Fetouh 39547 at http://news.wbfo.org Shoppers flock to supermarkets ahead of storm Third city worker pleads guilty to parking meter theft http://news.wbfo.org/post/third-city-worker-pleads-guilty-parking-meter-theft <p>Another City of Buffalo employee has pleaded guilty to stealing money from parking meters. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:14:16 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Jim Ranney 39200 at http://news.wbfo.org Third city worker pleads guilty to parking meter theft Rose Bowl Parade honoring late trooper's gift of life http://news.wbfo.org/post/rose-bowl-parade-honoring-late-troopers-gift-life <p>A local New York State Trooper who was killed in an accident more than two years ago is being honored for his gift of organ donation. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:22:37 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Chris Caya 39146 at http://news.wbfo.org Rose Bowl Parade honoring late trooper's gift of life Uniland receives tax breaks for Delaware/Chippewa project http://news.wbfo.org/post/uniland-receives-tax-breaks-delawarechippewa-project <p>Uniland Development has received $9.6 million in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for a major project at a high-profile intersection in downtown Buffalo.&nbsp; Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:15:12 +0000 Omar Fetouh 39080 at http://news.wbfo.org Uniland receives tax breaks for Delaware/Chippewa project Ying's owner arrested, charged with assaulting employee http://news.wbfo.org/post/yings-owner-arrested-charged-assaulting-employee <p>A Town of Tonawanda restaurant owner who recently raised accusations of racism toward town police, was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly assaulting an employee. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:59:43 +0000 Omar Fetouh 38967 at http://news.wbfo.org Ying's owner arrested, charged with assaulting employee State rolling out high-tech signs to alert wrong-way Thruway drivers http://news.wbfo.org/post/state-rolling-out-high-tech-signs-alert-wrong-way-thruway-drivers <p>New measures are being put in place to prevent Thruway crashes involving wrong-way drivers. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:36:52 +0000 Omar Fetouh 38804 at http://news.wbfo.org State rolling out high-tech signs to alert wrong-way Thruway drivers CEPA Gallery receives national arts award from The White House http://news.wbfo.org/post/cepa-gallery-receives-national-arts-award-white-house <p>Buffalo's CEPA Gallery was honored at The White House Friday in a ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 02:19:00 +0000 Omar Fetouh 38539 at http://news.wbfo.org CEPA Gallery receives national arts award from The White House Buffalo Police officer charged with growing, selling marijuana http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-police-officer-charged-growing-selling-marijuana <p>A probationary Buffalo Police officer has been arrested and charged on counts related to an alleged marijuana growing and distribution operation. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:37:51 +0000 Omar Fetouh 38505 at http://news.wbfo.org Lost Olmsted garden being restored at Riverside Park http://news.wbfo.org/post/lost-olmsted-garden-being-restored-riverside-park <p>Visitors to Riverside Park in Buffalo next summer will see a redesigned landscape that fits the vision of renowned architect Frederick Law Olmsted.&nbsp; Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:38:50 +0000 Omar Fetouh & Chris Caya 38452 at http://news.wbfo.org Lost Olmsted garden being restored at Riverside Park