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Artpark is preparing to recreate a painting hailed nearly 40 years ago as the largest in the world  by the Guiness Book of World Records.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Ride-hailing services are expected to be up and running across the region in about 90 days, according to State Senator Tim Kennedy.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Relatives and friends of 59-year-old Jose Hewitt gathered on the sidewalk Thursday afternoon, outside the front entrance to the apartment building where police say Hewitt was fatally beaten by robbers who intended to hold up another resident.


Photo from John Washington's Facebook post

An employee at Guercio and Sons on Grant Street in Buffalo has been fired for what is considered a racist act.

New NYS budget holds line on homeless funding

Apr 13, 2017
National Public Radio File Photo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says among the items approved in the new state budget is $20 billion for New York's homeless. This includes $2.5 billion "to advance the creation of 100,000 new affordable and 6,000 supportive housing units."

However, after a review of legislative figures, that appears to hold the line on funding for New York's five-year plan against homelessness. This comes at a time when demand is continuing to rise, according to a couple of local advocates.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A collaboration has brought a WNY Mobile STEAM and Maker Lab to some area schools and after school programs.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says students at the Buffalo Academy of Science were the first school to try out the program.   

Authorities say they have arrested two people in connection with a robbery that resulted in the death of a Western New York man. 

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Do you notice those bad sidewalks across the City of Buffalo? Well, so does City Hall.

WBFO's Eileen Buckley

The Public Service Commission is holding two days of public hearings to listen to those affected by the windstorms of five weeks ago. Especially those served by NYSEG and Rochester Gas and Electric had problems getting their power back on.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Refugees across the region are going to continue receiving help adjusting to their new life in America. Albany is now funding resettlement agencies that faced cuts under President Trump's refugee ban. Local advocates see many benefits for the community.

Sabres GM discusses disappointment in the season that was

Apr 13, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray held his end-of-season news conference Wednesday, looking back on a hockey season that he readily admitted was a disappointing one.


Chris Jacobs / New York State Senate

Western New York business leaders are praising the passage of workers’ compensation reforms in this year’s state budget.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The future is looking brighter for local refugee resettlement agencies.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Saying both sides have more in common than what separates them, Erie County Republican Committee Chairman Nick Langworthy on Wednesday morning announced his party's endorsement of Michael Kearns, a registered Democrat, as their candidate for Erie County Clerk.

WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

Governor Andrew Cuomo is declaring victory now that the Legislature approved a budget that will include a tuition-free scholarship program for low and middle income families. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says he appeared in Buffalo Tuesday touting the Excelsior Scholarships.   

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Some University at Buffalo medical students are spending their spring break this week learning about impoverished sections of the City of Buffalo. The Buffalo Community Immersion Program is sponsored by the UB Center for Medical Humanities. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley joined nearly a dozen students as they conducted a walking tour of an east side community.


WBFO News File Photo

Following a recent violent incident at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, as well as the acquisition of documents reporting dozens of deaths there over a three-year span, State Assemblyman Michael Kearns is asking the local acting U.S. Attorney to look more closely.


NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Two former employees of Baker Victory Services have pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and falsification of records related to investigations of abuse and neglect of people with special needs.

Labor anxiety brings challenges to family farms

Apr 12, 2017

Spring is here and fruit farmers throughout Western New York are preparing for crops of everything from apples to Japanese plums. With the new season come job opportunities and new challenges for farmers. WBFO contributor Rich Kellman takes a closer look.


U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada

Cross-border travelers have more than Canada's sesquicentennial to celebrate this summer. Canada's history is going to change recent history on the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission's three crossings this summer.


WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Sentencing has been delayed for a Niagara County teenager charged in a tire recycling plant fire that killed his friend.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The Trump Administration's budget proposal is a threat to many programs important to Erie County's residents. What's in and what's out of the budget was the theme for a meeting Tuesday night in Hamburg High School.


WBFO News file photo

The region's trauma center is battling a virus. It caused Erie County Medical Center to shut down its computer system several days ago. And law enforcement is investigating.  


Cuomo takes budget victory lap in Buffalo

Apr 11, 2017
Governor Office

Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared in Buffalo on Tuesday morning to celebrate several components of the newly-passed state budget and to promote the next phase of his ambitious Buffalo Billion program.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Two private colleges in Buffalo are reacting to the new tuition-free Excelsior Scholarships for all SUNY/CUNY colleges and universities. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked with the leaders of D'Youville and Medaille. 

National Public Radio

The new state budget includes provisions for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to expand into upstate New York as of this summer.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

It’s springtime and that means cleanup efforts are getting underway in various cities throughout the Great Lakes basin.


Ciminelli Real Estate

One of the largest housing developments in Buffalo in decades took another step forward Monday, before the city Planning Board.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Spree

The Easter season is a special time, especially for those who are part of Buffalo's Polish-American community. The April issue of Buffalo Spree explores their culture and traditions.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Now that KC-135 Stratotankers will be the primary aircraft used by one of the units at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, calls are being renewed to install a KC-135 simulator on the base. Senator Charles Schumer appeared in Niagara Falls Monday, joining local base advocates and urging the Department of Defense to act.


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