A popular Buffalo restaurant has been forced to close temporarily. Chef's co-owner Lou Billittier says water damaged four floors of his building Sunday when a faulty furnace caused a pipe to freeze and burst.
A pilot project designed to reduce congestion on the Peace Bridge got underway last week, but Rep. Brian Higgins says pre-inspection is not enough. Higgins is once again calling for a new span between Buffalo and Fort Erie.
The call for changing New York's education reform effort is growing louder. Testimony from concerned citizens statewide has led the Assembly's Minority Conference to issue a new report and several solutions.
A closer look at Medicaid spending by Erie County shows taxpayers are being ripped off. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Thursday that an investigation by the County's Medicaid Inspector General found $127,000 worth of fraudulent claims by some recipients.
Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins is planning to propose legislation to make it easier for Canadians to own a home and live in the United States while working in Canada. Higgins noted that the economies of Western New York and Southern Ontario are deeply connected, and that the new "W" visa for Canadian nationals would boost the local economy and create jobs.
Top young hockey talent from across the nation will be playing in Buffalo the next two years. The Sabres and First Niagara Center will be hosting USA Hockey's All-American Prospects game in 2014 and 2015.