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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Two adult hikers are dead and one child is hospitalized after falling down a cliff in Zoar Valley.

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Emergency crews at the Erie County Fair were pressed into service last night as a fire engulfed a popular food stand.

Photo courtesy of Born Learning Trail

A campaign to help improve literacy among children is coming to Buffalo.

WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

The Buffalo Board of Education is officially looking for Carl Paladino's replacement as Park District representative.

Erie County would be required to buy American under legislation passed by county lawmakers Friday.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The U.S. Conference of Mayors hosted events nationwide to publicly reject racism, extremism and bigotry. In Niagara Falls, elected officials, tourism leaders and representatives of the religious community united to share a message that hate is unwelcome in the Cataract City.


Chris Caya WBFO News

To help keep refugee resettlement agencies afloat under the federal travel ban the new 2017-2018 state budget includes $2 million for agencies across New York.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The old statement in political campaigns is, 'Let's look at the record.' At Thursday night's Buffalo mayoral debate, Incumbent Mayor Byron Brown liked his record and challengers Mark Schroeder and Betty Jean Grant did not.

WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

The president of the Buffalo School Board is pleased the State Education Commissioner ruling to remove Carl Paladino from his Park District School Board seat. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Barbara Seals Nevergold told reporters Paladino is to be removed immediately.


All aboard the Cotter for a special family reunion

Aug 18, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Members of a family with roots in South Buffalo and with the Buffalo Fire Department gathered Friday aboard the city's vintage fireboat. The tour is intended to not only celebrate the family's heritage but raise awareness that the ship is in need of upgrades.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Koteras Elibol

A unique musical event will take place on the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls Saturday evening.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Rumble at the Falls provides a rich history of Native American music influence.  

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Carl Paladino may have been removed from the Buffalo School Board by Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, but that does not mean he is giving up. His lawyers say they are appealing the removal and continuing a Civil Rights lawsuit against the school board.


N.Y. Times

Anthony went down to New York City to take in some Broadway shows: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (a sung-through musical adaptation of a segment of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace) at the Imperial Theatre; A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 (which imagines what happens when Nora returns 15 years later) at the John Golden Theatre; and HELLO, DOLLY! starring Bette Midler at the Schubert Theatre.

Hundreds of DeVry University students will be receiving restitution soon from a settlement reached the New York State Attorney General's Office.

Trucker charged with manslaughter in UB professor's death

Aug 17, 2017
University at Buffalo

State police say a truck driver was shopping online on his cell phone when his vehicle rear-ended a car, killing a University at Buffalo professor.

A former Williamsville teacher has pleaded guilty to sending inappropriate texts to a 12-year-old.

WBFO News photo by Karen DeWitt

Carl Paladino has been removed from the Buffalo Board of Education by the New York State Department of Education.

Property owners of 190 commercial and upscale residential properties in Amherst are appealing for lower assessment reductions totaling $194 million.

Erie County Health Department

Crews have started airdropping rabies vaccine baits throughout rural areas of Erie County as part of a broader initiative to reduce rabies in animals along the Eastern Seaboard and along the Canadian Border.

Five fixed-wing aircraft are distributing baits through August 20. Additional distribution efforts in late August and early September in some open areas of Buffalo and in nearby towns and villages.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

iPads are giving a voice to children who cannot speak.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says students at the Cantalician Center are learning to communicate in a new way in the classroom and at home.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

It is not an unusual complaint: people sitting around a table discussing important issues - while staring at their cell phones. This time, the complaints are coming from television audiences watching Buffalo School Board meetings.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Racism, bigotry, and Donald Trump were denounced Wednesday during a prayer vigil in the historic Durham Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in downtown Buffalo.

Crime Stoppers Buffalo

Anonymous citizens have stepped forward and added $5,000 to the reward pool to help solve the January murder of Paul Byrd - in his car, in front of his Cornwall Avenue home in Buffalo's Grider-Delavan neighborhood.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

You get your hair cut on a regular basis, so why not get your health checked just as often? A barber shop in Niagara Falls is part of an innovative approach to instilling that healthy trend in the community.


New Yorkers who sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act exchanges for individuals will see their premiums rise by an average of 14 percent, now that the Cuomo administration has approved rate increases for insurers in the exchanges.


Transgender New Yorkers should now have a greater chance of getting medical services covered by insurance.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Niagara University is making a bold move to no longer require the SAT and ACT for admission by the fall of 2018.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says University leaders held a news conference to announce the new 'test-optional' policy.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The Niagara Falls Sewage Treatment plant is under a microscope once again. State regulators are investigating a second discharge from the plant into the lower Niagara River. 

SPCA Serving Erie County

A new law that cracks down on unscrupulous pet dealers has been signed by Governor Cuomo.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Yet another mark of the University at Buffalo’s expansion into the downtown medical corridor went on display Wednesday with the installation of its logo on the new Main Street medical school building.


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