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WBFO's Mike Desmond

It is going to be a few months before solar panels start coming out of the mammoth Riverbend complex in South Buffalo, but Panasonic is hiring.

Charlotte Keith

The possibility of extending the Metro Rail to Amherst is as close as it’s been in 40 years. But there are still major hurdles as the next stage of planning begins. Charlotte Keith with our partners at Investigative Post explains why.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The SPCA Serving Erie County is treating an injured Peregrine Falcon found on a street in downtown Buffalo. And the SPCA's new state-of-the-art facility is playing an important role in the bird's recovery.

Dairy Co-op earns state's "Grown & Certified" designation

Jul 12, 2017

A dairy cooperative headquartered in Cheektowaga has joined the ranks of companies recognized by New York State as "Grown and Certified."


Wikipedia/David Shankbone

An Erie County lawmaker says if clothing manufacturers are required to disclose where their products were made and what's in the materials, so too should makers of products inserted into dental patient's mouths.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

With their own multi-million dollar investment and some help from New York State, nationally-known dairy producer HP Hood is taking over a former yogurt production plant in Batavia and will reopen it for their own milk production needs. At least 200 jobs are expected to be created.


Chris Caya WBFO News

An injured bird of prey, found on a city street, is being nursed back to health at the SPCA Serving Erie County.

Buffalo Broadcasters Association

The Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame announced its six new inductees Tuesday. The new inductees are: Voice of the Nashville Predators Pete Weber, WKBW-TV meteorologist Mike Randall, 97 Rock DJ Carl Russo, Townsquare Media Associate Commercial Producer Jim Pastrick, Radio Station Owner Dick Greene, and the late Buffalo radio newsman Ray Marks.

WBFO News file photo

The cuts proposed under the Republican health care bill could end up hurting thousands of local residents who rely on Medicaid to live in the community.

Eileen Koteras Elibol / WNED|WBFO

What does the state's free SUNY tuition plan mean for private schools? WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley sat down with Daemen College President Dr. Gary Olson and D'Youville College President Dr. Lorrie Clemo to discuss how they're dealing with the tuition plan—and why they opted out of the state's new Enhanced Tuition Awards.   

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While appearing in Western New York to announce an investment using Buffalo Billion II dollars, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was asked about the largest investment from the original Buffalo Billion and when the jobs and manufacturing will get underway in the city's RiverBend section.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The leader of the Buffalo Public School District is heading into his annual evaluation.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley met with city schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash to discuss this school year's accomplishments that are changing failing schools. Cash is completing his second year of his five-year contract.  Cash tells WBFO News he is committed to staying for the remainder of his contract if the school board and community want his continued leadership. Cash also outlines plans for the next school year, 2017-18, that he said will be dubbed "The Year of Instruction". 

GCDEC

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Batavia on Tuesday to announce what he says will be details of a new partnership that will create hundreds of new jobs at an idle dairy facility.

What does the state’s free SUNY tuition plan mean for private schools? Join us on Facebook Live at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

In this age of Uber and Lyft, the Niagara Falls City Council is tied up in a fight over regulation of taxis and livery services, once again turning out a crowd Monday night.

Jefferson County stunned by murders of young mother, trooper

Jul 11, 2017
Used with permission of her family.

A Fort Drum soldier is being held in Jefferson County jail without bail on charges that he murdered his wife and a New York State trooper on Sunday night in the rural town of Theresa, NY.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A North Buffalo landmark is getting a new life, as the North Park Library is to be the new home of the Italian Cultural Center of Buffalo.

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills Defensive Tackle Adolphus Washington has been arrested in Ohio on a weapons charge.

U.S. Coast Guard File Photo

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 13 people and assisted 16 others over the past busy weekend across the Great Lakes.

Thousands of older homes in the city of Buffalo are considered to be at-risk for lead paint hazards. It's a problem that health officials consider to be a crisis. But according to Dan Telvock of Investigative Post, city efforts to combat the problem are not making much progress. He outlines the issue on WBFO's Press Pass.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

New York State is providing $3.7 million to the organization which has led an ongoing project to restore what was once the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed summer home of Darwin Martin and his family.


Erie County Executive

If you have a date in downtown court, you are advised to double-check the court schedule upon arrival.

State trooper, woman killed in Jefferson County

Jul 10, 2017
New York State Police

A state police trooper and a 27-year-old woman were killed Sunday night as part of an apparent domestic violence incident in Jefferson County. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags on state buildings flown at half-mast in honor of Trooper Joel Davis.

WBFO file photo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is being urged to sign a bill that would expand eligibility for the state's medical marijuana program to include patients undergoing treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


National Public Radio

It has been just over two weeks since ride-hailing services have been permitted outside New York City and Governor Andrew Cuomo said he is pleased so far.

Entrepreneur Magazine

Buffalo is becoming a hotbed for business entrepreneurs. The city is ranked number two on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of booming communities for start-ups.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Young doctors in Western New York and around the country are in one of the most stressful periods of their careers.

WBFO's Michael Mroziak / File Photo

Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and hospitalized four others Sunday afternoon.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

People around the region are wondering what kind of diet to start after this weekend's gastronomical marvel that is the Taste of Buffalo.


Dan Telvock

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s plan to combat lead poisoning is off to a slow start. As Investigative Post environmental reporter Dan Telvock found, the pace of execution for the mayor’s plan is slower than many residents expect.


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