Local http://news.wbfo.org en Misspelled name of fallen Vietnam veteran being corrected http://news.wbfo.org/post/misspelled-name-fallen-vietnam-veteran-being-corrected <p>The National Parks Service is promising to make right a 30-year wrong, with the correction of the misspelled name of a fallen Western New York hero on Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:37:10 +0000 Mark Leitner 20781 at http://news.wbfo.org Misspelled name of fallen Vietnam veteran being corrected State establishes bureau to review wrongful conviction claims http://news.wbfo.org/post/state-establishes-bureau-review-wrongful-conviction-claims <p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is establishing a bureau to review potential wrongful convictions and streamline damage claims from those unjustly punished for crimes they didn't commit.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:17:02 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 20770 at http://news.wbfo.org State establishes bureau to review wrongful conviction claims St John designated as Fruit Belt developer http://news.wbfo.org/post/st-john-designated-fruit-belt-developer <p>Saint John Baptist Church is being named "designated developer" for 50 city-owned lots in the Fruit Belt as it moves forward on a multi-million dollar plan to build 49 rental town houses.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:52:39 +0000 Mike Desmond 20758 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo and Kanazawa, Japan: oldest Sister Cities relationship in America http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-and-kanazawa-japan-oldest-sister-cities-relationship-america <p>Buffalo is celebrating its 50th anniversary with its sister city in Japan, Kanazawa.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:57:05 +0000 Eileen Buckley 20757 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo and Kanazawa, Japan: oldest Sister Cities relationship in America Play ball!: Bisons start 25th season of downtown baseball http://news.wbfo.org/post/play-ball-bisons-start-25th-season-downtown-baseball <p>Wednedsay's landmark celebration at Coca Cola Field offers a chance to reflect on the high expectations that came along with the 1988 opening of the $56 million stadium.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:36:42 +0000 Jay Moran 20755 at http://news.wbfo.org Play ball!: Bisons start 25th season of downtown baseball Large crowd attends zoning code hearing http://news.wbfo.org/post/large-crowd-attends-zoning-code-hearing <p>Mayor Brown says city residents are truly concerned about the new zoning code and that's why they packed the auditorium at ECC City last night.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:28:10 +0000 Mike Desmond 20756 at http://news.wbfo.org Lawmakers revive talk of Bills stadium in downtown Buffalo http://news.wbfo.org/post/lawmakers-revive-talk-bills-stadium-downtown-buffalo <p>Plans for renovating Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park at a cost of around $100 million are reviving a push for a new stadium to be located instead in the City of Buffalo.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:37:08 +0000 Mike Desmond 20740 at http://news.wbfo.org Lawmakers revive talk of Bills stadium in downtown Buffalo Poloncarz releases four-year plan for Erie County http://news.wbfo.org/post/poloncarz-releases-four-year-plan-erie-county <p>Monday marked the 100th day of the Mark Poloncarz term as Erie County Executive. Tuesday, Poloncarz released his four-year financial plan for the county.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:13:30 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 20733 at http://news.wbfo.org Poloncarz releases four-year plan for Erie County Could eating placenta have medical benefits? http://news.wbfo.org/post/could-eating-placenta-have-medical-benefits <p>Could eating placenta, or the afterbirth, provide medical benefits for mothers, or possibly, all humans? That’s the question behind a new paper from a team of Buffalo researchers. But finding the answer will not be easy.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:08:56 +0000 20716 at http://news.wbfo.org Could eating placenta have medical benefits? Cuomo says no, again, to medical marijuana http://news.wbfo.org/post/cuomo-says-no-again-medical-marijuana <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo's aggressive legislative agenda will not include any action on the issue of medical marijuana.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:29:12 +0000 WBFO Newsroom & Associated Press 20715 at http://news.wbfo.org Cuomo says no, again, to medical marijuana ECC hosts City Code meeting tonight http://news.wbfo.org/post/ecc-hosts-city-code-meeting-tonight <p>The public gets another chance to examine some of the concepts that may soon be part of Buffalo's updated City Code.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:23:22 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 20714 at http://news.wbfo.org State parks restricting smoking areas http://news.wbfo.org/post/state-parks-restricting-smoking-areas <p>Visitors to New York State's parks may soon be limited in where they can smoke, with restrictions going into effect now.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:58:47 +0000 Mike Desmond 20713 at http://news.wbfo.org Children's museum proposed for Aud site http://news.wbfo.org/post/childrens-museum-proposed-aud-site <p>The children's museum Explore &amp; More wants to move from East Aurora to a Waterfront location on the site of the old Memorial Auditorium.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:33:02 +0000 Mike Desmond 20712 at http://news.wbfo.org Airport construction work to slow morning traffic http://news.wbfo.org/post/airport-construction-work-slow-morning-traffic <p>If you're planning to drive to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Tuesday morning, or any morning through August, you'll want to leave early. Construction crews are about to begin a major roadway reconstruction project outside the Cheektowaga terminal.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:55:14 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 20686 at http://news.wbfo.org Airport construction work to slow morning traffic Poloncarz hits 100th day as County Executive http://news.wbfo.org/post/poloncarz-hits-100th-day-county-executive <p>Critics and supporters offer various grades regarding the performance of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz after 100 days in office.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:30:46 +0000 Mark Leitner 20671 at http://news.wbfo.org Poloncarz hits 100th day as County Executive Higgins looks to boost infrastructure spending http://news.wbfo.org/post/higgins-looks-boost-infrastructure-spending <p>With much of the Washington debate focused on cutting the national debt, Congressman Brian Higgins will try to buck that trend later this month by introducing a transportation bill with a price tag exceeding $one trillion.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:30:00 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 20668 at http://news.wbfo.org Higgins looks to boost infrastructure spending Press Pass: Buffalo Spree editor reviews building preservation http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-buffalo-spree-editor-reviews-building-preservation <p>Vacant, historic buildings remain a theme across the city of Buffalo.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:29:30 +0000 Eileen Buckley 20576 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: Buffalo Spree editor reviews building preservation "Red Flag Warning" issued for Western New York http://news.wbfo.org/post/red-flag-warning-issued-western-new-york <p>Dry grounds combined with today's low humidity and gusty winds have prompted the National Weather Service to issue an alert regarding outdoor fires.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 12:58:04 +0000 Jay Moran 20670 at http://news.wbfo.org Disappointing Sabres clear out lockers http://news.wbfo.org/post/disappointing-sabres-clear-out-lockers <p>As 16 NHL teams prepare for the start of this week's Stanley Cup playoffs, the Buffalo Sabres will be cleaning out their lockers Monday and answering questions regarding their failure to make the post-season for the third time in the last five years.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 12:38:24 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 20669 at http://news.wbfo.org Disappointing Sabres clear out lockers Founder of Benderson Development Co. passes in Florida http://news.wbfo.org/post/founder-benderson-development-co-passes-florida <p>One of Western New York's most prominent real estate developers has died.</p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 14:52:57 +0000 Chris Jamele 20646 at http://news.wbfo.org Investigators suspect a dare is behind deaths in train accident http://news.wbfo.org/post/investigators-suspect-dare-behind-deaths-train-accident <p>A youthful game might have been behind the deadly train accident in Westfield on Friday.</p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 14:36:16 +0000 Chris Jamele 20645 at http://news.wbfo.org Slaughter back in Rochester after accident in New York City http://news.wbfo.org/post/slaughter-back-rochester-after-accident-new-york-city <p>Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has returned to Rochester after suffering a broken leg in New York City.</p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 14:28:47 +0000 Chris Jamele 20644 at http://news.wbfo.org Slaughter back in Rochester after accident in New York City Thousands of dollars nearly lost by UB student organization http://news.wbfo.org/post/thousands-dollars-nearly-lost-ub-student-organization <p>An apparent Internet scam nearly cost a student government organization at the University at Buffalo many thousands of dollars.</p> Sat, 07 Apr 2012 14:48:07 +0000 Chris Jamele 20638 at http://news.wbfo.org Thousands of dollars nearly lost by UB student organization Local man sentenced for operating Ponzi scheme http://news.wbfo.org/post/local-man-sentenced-operating-ponzi-scheme <p>A Hamburg man will serve jail time for a decades long investment scheme.</p> Sat, 07 Apr 2012 14:37:15 +0000 Chris Jamele 20637 at http://news.wbfo.org New provost selected for UB http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-provost-selected-ub <p>UB President Satish Tripathi has announced the hiring of a new school provost.</p> Sat, 07 Apr 2012 14:30:16 +0000 Chris Jamele 20636 at http://news.wbfo.org New provost selected for UB You & The Law: Financial Planning http://news.wbfo.org/post/you-law-financial-planning <p>On this week's edition of You &amp; The Law, WBFO and AM 970's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Modesto Argenio about the need for financial planning.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:59:10 +0000 Mike Desmond 20621 at http://news.wbfo.org You & The Law: Financial Planning Army Staff Sgt. William Wilson III remembered, laid to rest http://news.wbfo.org/post/army-staff-sgt-william-wilson-iii-remembered-laid-rest <p>A Getzville soldier shot to death by Afghan security forces on March 26 was buried with full military honors today. Sgt. William Wilson III was remembered for his love of life and country.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:06:35 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 20615 at http://news.wbfo.org Army Staff Sgt. William Wilson III remembered, laid to rest Easter shoppers flood Broadway Market http://news.wbfo.org/post/easter-shoppers-flood-broadway-market <p>The Broadway Market is jammed with holiday shoppers on this Good Friday. This is traditionally the busiest day of the year for the East side landmark.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:44:38 +0000 Mark Scott 20614 at http://news.wbfo.org Easter shoppers flood Broadway Market Bridges bracing for busy weekend http://news.wbfo.org/post/bridges-bracing-busy-weekend <p>Delays early this morning offer a reminder that Easter weekend is traditionally a busy time at the area's international crossings.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:30:08 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 20593 at http://news.wbfo.org Bridges bracing for busy weekend Rebates spark sales of new appliances http://news.wbfo.org/post/rebates-spark-sales-new-appliances <p>The state's effort to boost the purchase of new energy-efficient refrigerators and washing machines produced plenty of buyers.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:23:08 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 20601 at http://news.wbfo.org