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WBFO's Mike Desmond

More legal bills await the Buffalo School Board in the continuing saga of Carl Paladino's role as a member of the board.

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The next generation of automobiles has been traveling the streets of Western New York. And WBFO went along for a demonstration ride on the University at Buffalo's North Campus.


Urban Land Institute to study Central Terminal next week

Jun 20, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A team of experts will be in Buffalo next week to study the Central Terminal and offer recommendations for how to reuse the East Side landmark. The study comes weeks after a locally-assembled panel, organized to choose a site for Buffalo's new train station, chose not to reopen the Terminal for that purpose.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

What Erie Community College officials say is the first major construction on its North Campus in about 60 years is still months away from opening. But excitement is building among college and county leaders who took a tour Tuesday of ECC's future Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics building.


Being able to identify the symptoms of concussion in youth contact sports is not only critical to the safety of young athletes, it’s also Erie County Law. Now there’s training to back it up.

Anything to drink with that popcorn? Not a beer. A plan to permit movie theaters in New York to seek a license to serve alcohol appears to be a flop.

WBFO News photo by Jonny Moran

Career and Technical BOCES Programs will be easier to access next year for students and adults living in the city of Niagara Falls. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Orleans-Niagara BOCES will open up a new center on Sixth Street.  

Sahlen's

Football fans in Miami Gardens' Hard Rock Stadium may be eating hot dogs from Buffalo next year. Sahlen's has completed a major deal with the Publix supermarket chain to sell their red hots.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The protest group Just Resisting is demanding changes in the way Martin Luther King Park's casino is used. It is part of a larger fight for a smaller police force and more community input in city activities.

Public comment period open on insurance rate hikes

Jun 20, 2017

New York State is now accepting public comments on proposed health insurance rates. These are rates for plans sold on the state's exchange.

Great Lakes Today's Veronica Volk

Two area state lawmakers say they have reached agreement on bipartisan legislation to provide $90 million in financial relief for people living along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River seaway.

WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen Dewitt

There was a flurry of activity — along with threats and ultimatums — on Monday at the State Capitol, but there were no agreements on major issues as the session draws to a scheduled close on Wednesday.

Mike Igoe

Tuesday evening, WNED-TV will broadcast the premiere episode of "The Story of China," a PBS series that will explore that nation's lengthy history, culture and global impact. A former Buffalo television news reporter, who is now an instructor at a Western New York college, spent three years teaching in China and shared his experience with WBFO.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Spree

Buffalo Spree is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It started in 1967 as a literary magazine that was published quarterly. Today, Buffalo Spree is a city-centric monthly. In this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree editor Elizabeth Licata says she and her writers have witnessed Buffalo's transformation.


Collins renews vow to carry a gun at public events

Jun 19, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Congressman Chris Collins, who last week raised eyebrows by suggesting he would carry a gun following the shooting of a colleague, has again stated his intention to be armed during public appearances, not just for his safety but also for that of staff and constituents.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The long-anticipated hearing for Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino will begin in Albany this Thursday. New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has called the hearing to review a request to remove Paladino. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked to some citizens who are hoping to attend.  

City of Buffalo

A jazz festival will be held in July that will help celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Colored Musicians Club.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

There is a new book that helps direct parents and children how to sing. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the author is Nickel City Opera Founder and artistic director Valerian Ruminski.  

WBFO File Photo

The legislature is approaching its final week of the 2017 session, and agreements on outstanding issues, including mayoral control over the state’s largest school system, remain elusive.


Mike Desmond/WBFO

It's a preservation effort that looks to restore some of Buffalo's industrial heritage. The Colonel Ward Steam Engine Society wants to save two giant pumps and get one back in service. 


Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The annual Juneteenth Festival in Martin Luther King Park enjoyed two good days of hot, steamy weather, though Sunday's rain did wash out some of the program. The wet burst did little to dampen the enthusiasm of festival organizers.


Exploring Buffalo's architecture through a drone's lens

Jun 19, 2017
Christopher Hyzy

There are numerous books on the market that celebrate Western New York architecture. But one volume, by a local graphic artist, offers scenes of local landmarks through the lens of a drone.


WBFO News File Photo

Evening thunderstorms are expected to close out Father's Day.

A young boy was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday night.

WBFO News file photo

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said the heroin overdose death rate in New York State  increased 30 percent in 2015.

Photo courtesy of National Weather Service

The weather will be a bit unsettled on this Father's Day. After a partly sunny start to the day, it will become mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms developing.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo and Erie County Library

The 2017 Summer Reading program was announced Saturday by the Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries.

WBFO File Photo

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from the Montreal Canadiens for a 2017 3rd round pick.

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The jury in the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby has deadlocked in its opinion and a mistrial has been declared by the judge.

WBFO file photo

Mayor Byron Brown has reacted to an FBI probe of a local political group that -- in Brown's words -- "is near and dear to me."

The mayor told reporters Friday that he knows nothing about Thursday's raid at Grassroots. State and federal agents served search warrants at three  local addresses tied to Grassroots and one of its founders, Maurice Garner.

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