The sound of cannon fire will mark the arrival of an historic tall ship on the downtown Buffalo waterfront Thursday as the nearly 200-foot-long U.S. Brig Niagara arrives at Canalside. The Niagara helped defeat six British vessels in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. But that's not the only piece of history visitors will find on the city's waterfront. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, a new boat is providing narrated tours of the Buffalo River.
The first of three public meetings this week on the future of Buffalo's Outer Harbor is being held Wednesday night. A master plan for the long-vacant property along Fuhrmann Boulevard is scheduled to be released this fall.
Following a vigorous review, the National Cancer Institute has renewed Roswell Park's Comprehensive Cancer Center Grant. The designation secures more than $19 million in federal funding for Roswell for another five years.
Across New York more people were getting high and driving long before the state legalized medicinal marijuana last week. In recent years there's been a dramatic increase in the number of people arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs.
The redevelopment of the old Milliard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site may include a new YMCA. The new facility would replace the YMCA's building in North Buffalo which first opened on Delaware Avenue nearly 90 years ago.
While the White House considers sending American special forces soldiers to Iraq, political forces are beginning to take sides. Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins says he does not support sending troops back to the troubled country.
With the legislative session in Albany scheduled to end Thursday, a vote is possible on a bill to legalize medical marijuana. Some members of the region's delegation say they could support a bill, provided strict controls are attached.
The Buffalo Common Council's Police Oversight Committee met for the first time in several years Tuesday at City Hall. The panel was reinstated after some recent high profile incidents involving city police officers.
Officials with the Buffalo Police Department say they are working with the FBI to eliminate bad officers from its ranks. Three more officers were indicted Wednesday for the alleged use of excessive force against four young men in 2009.