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Press Pass: Exploring Hotel Henry

May 16, 2017
Elizabeth Licata's Facebook page

The Hotel Henry in the H.H. Richardson complex has been open for a few weeks now. Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata toured the hotel last week and posted some of the photos she took on her Facebook page. On this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Elizabeth says the restored landmark is magnificent.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Saying that the nation's infrastructure has been neglected for too long, while the U.S. has spent billions fixing roads and bridges in overseas locations including Iraq and Afghanistan, Congressman Brian Higgins has introduced a trillion-dollar proposal to fix domestic roads, bridges and waterways over the next five years.


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An idea is being pitched to preserve relics from Buffalo's history and encourage economic growth in the surrounding neighborhood by designating waterfront grain elevators as a national park.


Chris Caya WBFO News

A new mixed-use building is now open on what was a vacant lot on Buffalo's West Side.

Developer Stuart Alexander

Not only are millennials moving into important positions in our society and our economy, a prominent local developer says his newest project reflects millennial views on how to live.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

This year is the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. "The Wall," as it is known, is marking the anniversary with an extraordinary effort: to literally put a face to every one of the more than 58,000 names on the memorial. Just Monday, because of two local Vietnam War veterans, every Western New Yorker on The Wall will have a face with their name.

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New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting.

Environment New York Research & Policy Center

A new study finds there is still plenty of dirty air around Western New York.


Jamestown Police Department

A Southern Tier lawmaker wants harsher penalties for causing harm to police animals.

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Buffalo Public Schools are changing the way the district hires teachers, planning to do it much earlier when the talent pool is larger. The district is starting earlier so schools and principals know how they stand in preparing for fall classes.

Former President Clinton talks diversity at commencement speech

May 15, 2017
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Former President Bill Clinton was the commencement speaker at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva Sunday morning. Much of the 42nd president's speech focused on global interdependence and diversity.

Iconic Niagara Falls shop Mario's closes after 85 years

May 15, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

For many Niagara Falls residents, this past weekend marked the end of an era. Mario's, a small family-owned grocery and novelty store located in the heart of the city's "Little Italy" section, closed its doors on Saturday after a run dating back to the 1930s.

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said if President Trump recorded his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, he should hand them over to Congress.

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A two-car accident Saturday in the Town of Sheldon has taken a life.

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A bomb threat last evening closed the Target store on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga for approximately two hours.

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An Olean man has been arrested in connection with a murder this weekend.

Friday night shooting leaves man dead

May 13, 2017

A shooting Friday night on Buffalo's East Side left one man dead.

WBFO News file photo by Mike Desmond

The principal at McKinley High School has been placed leave during an investigation following a lawsuit filed earlier in the week. The Buffalo Public School District has issued a response to a lawsuit filed earlier this week alleging discrimination against LGBTQ students at McKinley High School.

VIDEO: Bills introduce new GM Brandon Beane

May 12, 2017
Michal Mroziak / WBFO News

The Buffalo Bills and owner Terry Pegula introduced Brandon Beane as the team's new General Manager on Friday morning.


The new president of Chautauqua Institution shares his visions and discusses challenges in a show that will air at 10 p.m. Friday on WNED-TV. WBFO's Brian Meyer chats with Michael Hill, who recently became Chautauqua's 18th president, in "Chautauqua Spotlight."


3M

The world's largest sponge-making facility is located right here in Western New York - and now the 3M plant in Tonawanda is expanding.

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A crowd interested in a new Hertel Avenue supermarket proposal filled North Park Lutheran Church to hear what is planned. Dash's Market will be tearing down its old building in North Buffalo to erect a brand new store.

Without debate or discussion Thursday, Erie County legislators recognized county fiscal realities and voted unanimously to ask Albany to extend much of the county's sales tax authority.

School districts across the state are holding votes on their budgets Tuesday. While almost all of them are keeping their spending requests within the mandatory tax cap, some districts wonder whether the cap is sustainable over the long term.


A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Dozens of people were in a Lancaster park Thursday, protesting Congressman Chris Collins' vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Call it marketing, or branding, or just plain knowing your audience, but Buffalo theaters this week are delighting their niches with finely chosen fare.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Terry and Kim Pegula, owners of the Buffalo Bills, will formally welcome the football team's new general manager on Friday. The day before, the Pegulas did the same for their hockey team, the Sabres, as they introduced newly-hired Jason Botterill as that franchise's GM.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park has unveiled a new display honoring former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Two Toronto law firms have launched a Canada-wide class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers of implantable defibrillators that can fail with little or no warning because of potentially defective batteries.

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