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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor day weekend, guests of the Buffalo Zoo will have a chance to interact with birds originating from Australia. The seasonal exhibit, Boomerang Island, will give patrons a chance to truly get up close to these feathered guests.


AMBER Alert issued for missing toddler

May 25, 2018
Wayne County Sheriff's Office

An AMBER Alert has been issued for Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, a toddler that was missing, along with his mother, since last week.

Town of Tonawanda Police

A Town of Tonawanda man has been sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $20,000 from the local volunteer fire company where he worked.

Jamestown Police

Jamestown Police say a body found earlier this week has been positively identified as missing person Sean Carpenter.

Courtesy Alan Feinberg

Jewish Americans accounted for a higher percentage of the US military during World War II than the entire US population. On Sunday, May 27 at 9:30 p.m., WNED-TV will broadcast a documentary which celebrates the Jews who contributed to the war effort, specifically members of the US Army Air Corps.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Students at a Catholic grade school in Williamsville are working to raise funds to help a community in Sudan in need of clean water. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says St. Gregory the Great School held a symbolic 'Walk for Safer Water' to kick-off their fundraising effort.  

NYGOP.org

New York State Republicans have endorsed Buffalo native Keith Wofford for the position of Attorney General.

Cuomo Campaign

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called in Democratic Party stalwarts Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden to endorse him as the incumbent received the overwhelming support of delegates Thursday at the state Democratic Convention on Long Island.

If you missed the Facebook Live coverage announcing the 2018 Artie Award nominations featuring Anthony Chase, Charmagne Chi and Amy Jakiel (who will be your on-stage emcees at the WNED|WBFO Artie Awards, Monday, June 4, 2018, red carpet at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.), then you can watch here. You can see the list of nominations here or scroll down this post.


2 suspects wanted in Mississauga bombing injuring 15

May 25, 2018
Peel Region Police

Police were searching for two male suspects after 15 people were injured by an "improvised explosive device" that was set off inside an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, ON, on Thursday night.

Chris Caya/WBFO News

The list of activities at Canalside this summer includes a birthday bash for the popular waterfront destination this Memorial Day weekend.

WBFO file photo

A suspended Buffalo Police officer accused of roughing up a drug suspect while in police custody last year was found not guilty of all charges against him Thursday in State Supreme Court.

OLV

He was considered to be the last living connection to Fr. Nelson Baker. John Phillips of South Buffalo, who died last week at the age of 95, lived his formative years at the orphanage founded and operated by Baker. Phillips' recollections have been used by advocates as they work to have Baker canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.


Seneca Street Community Development Corporation

The Executive Director of the Seneca Street Community Development Corporation says Buffalo's Seneca-Babock neighborhood is an "isolated pocket of generational poverty with very few resources." With $10,000 in grant funding, the CDC is expanding into health care to help fix that.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The leader of the Buffalo teachers union says they continue to review school safety.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says in wake of recent school shootings in the nation, the Buffalo Teachers Federation is hoping to work to make schools safer.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Buffalo's renaissance may attract new companies and jobs to the area. But employers will likely have a hard time finding local residents to fill those jobs. A new report shows city schools are failing to provide students with some key courses.

A college student struggles with studies -- and untreated mental illness -- but is far from family members who might provide support. That combination can lead to suicide. And now schools nationwide are grappling with those situations -- and whether to notify parents about a student's problems.

Max Kalnitz

In recent years, downtown Buffalo has become a housing hotspot for young professionals. High end housing and a myriad of food and entertainment options are causing more and more people to move closer to the city center each year. Specifically, Niagara Street has transformed from what some considered a rundown corridor to a destination.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo Police and federal authorities are investigating what is believed to be a multi-state firearms trafficking ring. On Wednesday, they announced the arrest of a Buffalo man in possession of more than a dozen guns.

A body found in the East Otto Forest Saturday has been positively identified as missing person Rudy Ray Rockett and authorities say his death is being treated as a homicide.

East Aurora Police say they have charged a Buffalo woman with third-degree larceny in connection with the theft of toys and merchandise from the Fisher Price toy factory.

Karen DeWitt

Republicans meeting at the state convention in New York City nominated Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as their candidate for governor Wednesday and offered a scathing critique of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in office.


File photo

Former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito has reportedly been put on an involuntary psychiatric hold after getting into an altercation with a man at a Florida gym.

Central NY drone corridor left out of national project

May 23, 2018
Payne Horning / WRVO News File Photo

The 50-mile drone corridor that the state is building in central New York will not be part of a new federal pilot program meant to accelerate drone integration into national airspace.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is taking some heat for its security - or lack of it. However, the hospital says its security is "as good or better" than facilities of its same size and population.

James W. Cannan Funeral Home

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Dan Fitzgibbons, the Erie County deputy commisssioner of buildings and grounds whose body was found Monday morning in Cattaraugus Creek near Springville.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

PBS Television kicked off The Great American Read Tuesday evening.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it was also launched locally and you can participate.   

Buffalo.edu

The move of University at Buffalo's medical school into a new facility to downtown Buffalo created a major vacancy at the university's South Campus. Officials have been preparing for the shift and this summer they will kick off a major phase of a campus revitalization plan. The public gets a chance to review the details at a forum at 5:30 tonight at  114 Wende Hall.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The son and nephew of Western New York developer Robert Morgan, as well as two Buffalo-area men, have been charged in what the U.S. Attorney’s office calls a "multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme."


Nick Lippa / WBFO

What are the consequences of a school shooting? How should we react to an active shooter? Is there a way to spot a shooter before it happens? These are some of the questions students of the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School asked local leaders Tuesday at the “Stop The Killing” school gun violence forum.

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