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WNY media icon Larry Levite dies at 77

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Buffalo Spree

He is well known for his long history in Western New York media. Larry Levite, publisher and CEO of Buffalo Spree Publishing, passed away Wednesday after a short illness. He was 77.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

If you head east on Broadway from downtown Buffalo, you won't go very far before you see a very large tract of green grass on your left. That seemingly open land near an old theater may be the eventual home of 189  housing units.

Lake Ontario's rising water is furthering Congressman Chris Collins' push for the repeal of an environmental plan adopted late in President Barack Obama's administration.

W. Roberts, from Marco Paul's Voyages & Travels, Erie Canal by Jacob Abbott, 1852

New York State is planning to commemorate this year's 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Erie Canal with a series of major events along the waterway.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Hours before the Niagara County Community College was slated to fire him, College President James Klyczek notified the college board he was retiring effective immediately. The board appointed Academic Affairs Vice President Luba Chliwniak as officer-in-charge for up to 90 days.


Karen DeWitt

Several New York state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that they say would force President Donald Trump to make his state tax returns public.


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Teenage boys say they're not as worried about social media as high school girls. But they share the same pressures of fitting in and time management. This morning WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley brings you part two of our Cafeteria Chats series with students from Lake Shore Central High School in Angola.  

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Have you gotten up and on your feet at work today? Many in the downtown Buffalo area who did took part in National Walk at Lunch Day. WBFO’s Avery Schneider joined them for a stroll.


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Niagara County Community College Board of Trustees is expected to take a crucial vote on future of the college’s president.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Board has called for a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A building in Buffalo's Cobblestone District, purchased earlier this year by Pegula Sports and Entertainment, will soon be home to a new restaurant and pilot brewery, as well as other mixed uses. Officials from PSE and Labatt USA announced plans for redevelopment inside the building at 79 Perry.


Lackawanna Fire Department

Erie County Sheriff's Department fire investigators have been brought in to probe two Lackawanna fires in a building owned by a local mosque.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

President Trump has turned up the heat on long-simmering trade disputes between the U.S. and Canada. While stating that it's a appropriate to look out for the interests of U.S. producers, some locally are expressing concern over the way Trump is tackling the matter.


Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has long been renowned for its collection of modern art, both purchased in the art market and donated by artists and gallery benefactors like John Albright and Seymour Knox Jr. Gallery Director Janne Siren announced Tuesday that the collection is expanding again with an amazing gift.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo fire crews were called out to downtown Buffalo Wednesday for an early morning fire that investigators say began in the first-floor restaurant.

AARP New York

Every two seconds, someone’s identity is snatched through fraud.

Orchard Park Police

Authorities say two suspected shoplifters taken to the Erie County Holding Center ended up causing water damage to their cells and the rooms below.

Eileen Koteras Elibol

John Hockenberry of The Takeaway hosted a panel discussion Tuesday night in the WNED|WBFO studios. The conversation touched upon a number of subjects, though the centerpiece highlighted Buffalo's long relationship with immigration.


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A 14-year-old Lockport boy has been sentenced to a year probation and psychiatric care, in response of his guilty plea of arson and burglary in connection to a massive tire recycling plant fire last August.

State lawmakers and lobby groups say Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in error when he said that there was no political will to enact reforms in 2017.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Pressures for high school students vary depending on their grade level and gender.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley met with eight students from Lake Shore Central High School in Angola as she brings us another installment of our on-going Cafeteria Chats.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A bicycle and pedestrian bridge crossing over a busy Buffalo highway is now open to the public. Congressman Brian Higgins celebrated completion of the Shoreline Trail bridge Tuesday.


In the ongoing debate over health care reform, what is the one thing that impacts Western New York the most? What will the local health care industry look like a year from now? The experts weigh in.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

When the only certainty in the debate over health care is uncertainty, how do we prepare for the future? That’s the key question being taken up by Western New York’s health care industry.

Watts Architecture and Engineering

Buffalo's Planning Board on Monday removed the last barrier to starting a major piece of the city's Northland Corridor, approving a series of demolitions and renovation of 683 Northland.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

There is a new version of a proposed development at Forest and Elmwood avenues, with developer Chason Affinity cutting its proposal substantially to deal with community anger and Buffalo's new Green Code rules.


The Medical Society of New York State has decided to ask doctors for their opinions on physician assisted dying.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Newspapers don't invent news, but there are people out there that post fake news. That was the topic Monday night from two experts speaking at Canisius College Monday evening.

Cube Hydro Partners LLC

An entrepreneur, academic and former undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Energy has been appointed the next leader of New York state's public university system. 

NewNYBridge.com

A fiscal watchdog group is questioning the state’s century-old prevailing wage law for construction workers, saying it unnecessarily costs taxpayers billions of dollars a year in added expenses for big road, bridge and other projects.


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Newly named Buffalo Zoo president and CEO Norah Fletchall will officially take the position on May 22. When she completes her move from the Indianapolis Zoological Society, where she has served most recently as a senior vice president and chief operating officer, she'll face the challenges of running a smaller zoo with fewer dollars and a mission to build upon last year's significant uptick in attendance.


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