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The Blackness Project.org

While "The Blackness Project" touches upon sensitive racial issues, the documentary's producers say they are looking to "bridge the gap between white and black Americans." Director Korey Green provided an update in a conversation with WBFO.

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The prospects for One Seneca Tower, Buffalo's tallest building, remain uncertain. "It's a big development headache," said Jim Fink of Business First during his monthly segment on WBFO's Press Pass. 

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Two adult males died in a fire early Friday morning at 90 Humber Avenue. One of the men was a father who reentered the burning structure in an attempt to rescue his children.

from WRVO

While New York's primary is still months away, today's results from New Hampshire may play a part in who remains in the Presidential race in April. Catherine Loper of Oswego public radio station WRVO shared some perspective on her reporting from Concord, New Hampshire.

More than 150-million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday evening, as the  Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos vie for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Canisius College website

The results from Monday's Iowa caucuses may not predict the candidates for the November presidential election. Canisius College political science professor Michael Haselswerdt believes more twists are ahead, especially for the Republican contenders.

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Donald Trump's decision to not appear at Thursday's GOP debate in Iowa isn't likely to hurt his surprising popularity. Erie County Republican Party Chair Nick Langworthy says Trump's propensity to speak his mind is resonating with voters, including a growing number in the Buffalo area.

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New findings released by Business First show that a majority of New York State high students will enroll in college, though less than half appear to be ready.

Dan Telvock

Attention is now focused on the level of pollution in the Buffalo's Scajaquada Creek. "It's the only one (waterway) in the entire Niagara River Watershed where it's unfit for aquatic life," said Investigative Post's Dan Telvock during WBFO's Press Pass.

The HarborCenter Public Art Contest features six finalists vying for a cash prize and a chance to have their work viewed for years to come by the hundreds of thousands who will be making their way past one of downtown Buffalo's marquee locations.

The demand for downtown housing appears to be boosting the East Side. "I think what we are finally starting to see is what I call ‘economic development by osmosis’ work its way down Broadway, down William," said Jim Fink of Business First during his monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass.

In combining his annual budget preview with the State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo is expected to touch on several ambitious efforts in his speech today. Albany correspondent Karen Dewitt offered a preview in a conversation on WBFO's "Morning Edition."

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The National Weather Service has issued Lake Effect Snow Warnings for much of Western New York Tuesday. 

Winter has arrived in Western New York with a combination of lake-effect snow warnings and advisories in effect for various parts of Western New York. 

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Using Twitter to complain about the weather may seem like another of the mundane topics that can dominate social media conversations. However, UB researchers are mining value from the data as they try to transform it into useful commuter information.

More people are showing a preference for alternative forms of transportation. That's according to a recent survey conducted by Go Buffalo Niagara.

Ryan O'Reilly will represent the Buffalo Sabres in the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. It's a well-deserved recognition, said writer Bill Hoppe during WBFO's Behind the Bench. He believes O'Reilly has been among the league's best centers this year. 

In the last game of the 2015-2016 season for Buffalo and with playoff hopes on the line for the New York Jets, the Bills finished on a high note.

A Lake Effect Snow Advisory has been issued for much of Western New York. Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service expects the snow event to start south of Buffalo and arrive in the city in the early minutes of 2016.

The Buffalo Bills will miss the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season. Still, analyst Matt Sabuda sees some intriguing storylines in Sunday's game against the New York Jets, notably, how the Jets' playoff prospects will be impacted by the game's result.

from Dent Neurologic website

With Will Smith lending his star power for the movie "Concussion," public awareness is building on the dangers of head injuries.  Adding to that dialogue is a local expert who encourages parents to be informed as their children participate in contact sports.

The Buffalo Bills improved to 7-8 with 16-6 win over Dallas Cowboys at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday.

The Bills have two meaningless games left to close out the season as they continue their 16-year playoff dry spell. The first is Sunday, as Buffalo meets the Dallas Cowboys at Ralph Wilson Stadium.


There may be some big changes in the way you visit your doctor soon. Virtual health care technology that's being taught at the University at Buffalo could allow patients to receive checkups from the comfort of their own homes.

A recent audit revealed how the Buffalo Urban League overbilled Erie County's Department of Social Services. Charlotte Keith, who reported on the story for Investigative Post.org, discussed the findings on WBFO's Press Pass.


More than 25 local firefighter and police agencies are joining Unyts for a Holiday Heroes campaign to recruit blood donors.

The Bills 25-35 loss to the Redskins in Washington means Buffalo has been eliminated from playoff contention again. "The Bills have missed the playoffs for 16 straight years, giving them the longest current streak in all of professional sports," according to Football Analyst Matt Sabuda.

Though it appears the Buffalo Bills will miss the playoffs again this season, analyst Matt Sabuda believes the remaining games hold some importance. He wants to see if Tyrod Taylor can prove himself as the team's "franchise quarterback."


Work begins today on installing the ice boom. A floating structure is put in place near the outlet of Lake Erie during the colder weather to prevent ice from flowing down the Niagara river and possibly damaging part of the Niagara Power Project.

There was initial concern over Kaleida Health's decision to build a new Children's Hospital and vacate the current Bryant Street location. Now, five developers have plans to re-use the site. Jim Fink of Business First sees that as a sign of the region's economy getting its "swagger back."