About 1,400 teachers, school administrators and members of various law enforcement agencies from across the state took part in the Tenth Annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar at the University at Buffalo Friday.
Members of the local law enforcement community are undergoing special training so they can better respond to shootings. Recent exercises at the Erie County Fairgrounds were led by a team from the Department of Homeland Security.
During a stop in Buffalo Thursday to help sell his 2013-2014 budget proposal Governor Andrew Cuomo praised state lawmakers who voted for the SAFE Act. Cuomo said it was a very tough vote for politicians - because powerful gun advocacy groups opposed it. With more here's WBFO's Chris Caya.
Erie County lawmakers voted 7-4 Thursday afternoon in favor of a resolution calling for repeal of the state's new gun control laws. Meanwhile, Governor Andrew Cuomo, in Buffalo today, said political opposition to the NY SAFE Act is based in "fear."
While talk of the housing crisis has subsided recently, thousands of Western New Yorkers are still at risk of foreclosure. The state's Attorney General wants residents to know help is available through a new program.