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Western New York Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins spoke with reporters Monday about immigration and congressional town halls. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the democratic lawmaker is unsure how those in Washington will find a "middle ground." 

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More than two dozen people from 18 nations became "fellow Americans" in a Tuesday morning ceremony in Buffalo. They include people from troubled parts of the world and one individual whose name may be familiar to local pro hockey fans.


Chris Caya

People continue breathing new life into the many "irreplaceable assets" found in one older, smaller neighborhood on Buffalo's West Side.


Sean Murphy

Western New York Congressman Chris Collins' strong support for the policies of President Donald Trump is not sitting well with some community members. Around 200 people reportedly gathered outside  the congressman's Williamsville office yesterday to renew calls for Collins to hold a town hall meeting.


New York State is paying $3 million to the family of a developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-managed group home.

Opposition is brewing on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border about plans to move dozens of shipments of nuclear waste from a plant in Chalk River, Ontario, to a plant in South Carolina.

New York State Courts System

There is a sort of public battle over whether New Yorkers should approve a ballot question in November about holding a Constitutional Convention to re-work the state's elaborately detailed Constitution. Lawyers say this could be an opportunity to re-structure the state's court system.

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Several aid organizations and pro-immigrant groups are pressuring the Canadian government to pull out of a controversial program which turns away almost all refugees coming in through the United States.

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Under heavy security, Mayor Byron Brown made it official Monday—he is on the campaign trail seeking a fourth term.


With trips to Los Angeles to visit film executives and the Sundance Film Festival in Utah now behind him, Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark shares his experiences with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe and talks about the effect the film commission’s out of town success is having on Buffalo’s home-grown” film producers.


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A large contingent is expected to rally today outside the Williamsville office of Congressman Chris Collins as calls increase for the Western New York representative to hold a town hall meeting.

McKenna Moran

As demand for his landscape paintings continues to grow, it’s becoming clear that collectors are connecting with Thomas Paquette’s vision of the American vista. “It moves beyond even the representation of this beautiful landscape,” said Sharon Ewing of Philadelphia’s Gross McCleaf Gallery. “He's actually on a mission to make sure that we preserve it.”  It's a mission that is facing challenging times.

Gilbert Stuart

Call it Presidents' Day trivia. WBFO hit the streets to discover just how much Western New Yorkers know about this national holiday – beyond the fact that many people have the day off from work and school.

Niagara Parks

As  U.S. residents celebrated was is commonly known as Presidents' Day, many Ontario residents commemorated Family Day.

Bittner Singer Farms

While the unseasonably mild weather may provide welcome relief to many in Western New York, the trend is reason for concern for area fruit farmers.


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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per-year spending cap.


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Early Saturday morning, there was a burst of violence outside a busy pizza restaurant at Allen and Elmwood. Some are speculating that a hate crime may have occurred.


A City of Tonawanda man faces multiple felony charges after a gun went off in a residence on Sunday morning.

Albany and Washington disagree on usage of New York State's I Love NY highway signs.

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Buffalo Police are investigating the finding of a dead body near the small boat harbor in the 1000 block of Fuhrmann Boulevard on Sunday morning.

Republican Congressman Thomas Reed was greeted by scores of boisterous protesters Saturday at town hall meetings in Western New York.

Fernandes in final weeks as Zoo president

Feb 19, 2017

Donna Fernandes is in the final weeks of her tenure as president of the Buffalo Zoo.

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Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is responding to Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to build a lodge on Goat Island.

Myquan Pringle was taken into custody Friday night after running from police at a traffic stop.

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A Mexican citizen is facing criminal charges after illegally re-entering the United States.

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Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster has released a statement regarding the visitors lodge that has been proposed for Goat Island.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While Buffalo mayor Byron Brown delivered his annual State of the City Address inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Friday afternoon, protesters outside spoke against him and the city's police department as they rallied in memory of a young man who recently died after being arrested by officers.


A new health and wellness center is coming to Buffalo’s Jefferson Avenue Corridor.

Chris Caya WBFO News

This week's arrest of nearly three dozen immigrants, in Hamburg and Grand Island, is being denounced by local faith leaders, organized labor, and immigrant rights advocates.

Mayor Byron Brown is delivering his 11th State of the City Address this  afternoon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention center.

Brown is expected to highlight the city's municipal achievements over the past year, and unveil plans for shaping its development in 2017 and beyond.

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