Environmentalists are celebrating while gas companies are fuming over Governor Cuomo's decision to ban hydro fracking in New York State for the near future. Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt provides some insight into the decision in an interview with WBFO's Morning Edition host Jay Moran.
Olean residents will become accustomed to the sounds of road construction over the next two years as the city's main thoroughfare, North Union Street, undergoes a $9 million reconstruction. The impact of the project has been the subject of community debate.
The Bills victory over the Green Bay Packers was among the best games in quite a while at Ralph Wilson Stadium. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Analyst Matt Sabuda about the game and what's to come for Buffalo.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for most of Western New York. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee Counties. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with the National Weather Service about what to expect over the next couple of days.
Forecasters initially called for a Winter Weather Watch for tonight but have now changed that to a Winter Weather Advisory. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Dave Thomas about what to expected weather-wise this week.
Areas hard hit by the storm are now keeping a watchful eye out for flooding. WBFO was in touch this morning with the National Weather Service and other localities for updates on their current situations.
Election Day 2014 will bring an end to several heated contests here in Western New York and across the state. Political Analyst Michael Haselswerdt looks at the governor's race and the battle over the 60th State Senate Seat among other challenges.
The Buffalo Bills are 5-3 halfway through the season as they hit their bye week. WBFO's Jay Moran and commentator Matt Sabuda look ahead at what the team needs to do as they head into the second half of the season in this week's "Beyond the Playbook."
Plans were announced Wednesday for the first Big 4 Basketball Classic on Saturday, November 29, at First Niagara Center. Planners may have scored with fans by designing special throwback uniforms that feature the colors of the Buffalo Braves.
An appearance by Texas Governor Rick Perry in Buffalo provided a boost to a Tuesday fundraiser for Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate in the New York gubernatorial race. "This is a significant event that took place here," said Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy during a conversation today on WBFO.
David Mitchell, a 1980 graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, serves as NASA's lead project manager for the MAVEN mission, which recently made its way into an orbit around Mars. Mitchell took time last week to share some insights with WBFO News.
The Buffalo Bills visit the Houston Texans Sunday, with both teams sporting 2-1 records. As Matt Sabuda points out in WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," some other remarkable connections exist, including an unusually close relationship between the head coaches.
Bass Pro is finally making its way to the region, though not in downtown Buffalo. In WBFO's "Press Pass," Jim Fink of Business First says the outdoor retailer will locate in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's one of many local moves in what is becoming an active retail sector.
The Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series begins this Friday with a talk provocatively entitled “Art, Sex and the Sixties.” Presenting the talk is UB Professor Jonathan Katz, who goes deep on a variety of issues, including politics and sexuality.
After years of little productive contact, Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Jeremy Zellner appears to be on favorable terms with the Cuomo Administration. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says the work of local Democrats provided a Primary Day boost to Cuomo's running mate Kathy Hochul.
Calling it "generational electricity," Matt Sabuda says anticipation for Sunday's Buffalo Bills home opener may be at an all-time high. During "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO's Morning Edition, Sabuda discussed the announcement that the Bills will be sold to Terry and Kim Pegula.
The latest film project from Ken Burns, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," debuts at 8pm Sunday on WNED-TV. The seven-part, 14-hour documentary is expected to draw attention to Buffalo's connection to famous family: The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.
Accolades and large crowds accompanied "Motion Picture," the site-specific piece produced for Silo City in 2013 by Torn Space Theater. Producers hope to replicate that success this weekend with "STOREHOUSE."
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz bucked prevailing opinion recently when he challenged the NFL's assertion that the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium. In this week's Press Pass on WBFO, Jim Fink of Business First discussed the delicate politics connected with the issue.
It didn't take long to sell out Jay Leno's headline appearance this Saturday as part of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Organizers hope that enthusiasm spreads to the many events that make up the five-day festival which begins today in Jamestown.
Artists from near and far continue to be drawn to the possibilities of Silo City, the collection of grain elevators along Buffalo's waterfront. That trend continues this weekend with a staged reading of The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen.