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The Red Cross has dispatched 11 Western New York volunteers to assist in the flood-ravaged areas of South Carolina. "We're trying to help the people who were in harm's way to have a safe place to be," said volunteer Diane Sargent.

While some argue that the Bills new aggressive attitude is behind the team’s penchant for penalties, analyst Matt Sabuda isn’t buying it.


In a conversation with WBFO, Michelle Singletary displayed two dominant traits: the easy, charismatic demeanor that has helped her become a nationally-syndicated financial writer and a passionate distaste for wasting money.

It appears wide receiver Sammy Watkins and running back LeSean McCoy will not be in the lineup when the Bills host the New York Giants Sunday. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills have a chance to overcome the injuries against a suspect Giants defense.

Steve Case, the co-founder and former chairman of AOL, is in Buffalo today with his "Rise of the Rest Road Trip," an initiative that looks to encourage startup companies.

from NPR.org

Billed by NPR as "an unconventional discussion about saving for college, home ownership, retirement and your financial lifetime," "Family Matters" will take place at the WNED-TV studios on October 8 at 7 p.m.

Courtesy of Jason Leavoy

As we prepare to turn the calendar, it's worth noting that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

photo from Jay Moran

Advocates and public officials will gather Saturday morning at Isle View Park in Tonawanda to dedicate the Tribute Garden.  The new site will honor those impacted by domestic violence.

Courtesy of Father Mack's Twitter

Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress today.  Tens of thousands of people began gathering early this morning on the front lawn of the Capitol to watch the pope's speech on Jumbotron screens and maybe catch a glimpse of Francis. He is expected to wave from a balcony a few hundred yards away.

Best-selling author Jill Lepore will appear Friday at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery as the keynote speaker of the Buffalo Humanities Festival. The four-day festival runs tonight through Saturday.

from Michelle Singeltary's website

With a syndicated column appearing in over 100 newspapers, Michelle Singletary's unique perspective of personal finance has wide appeal. She'll share that wisdom in Buffalo on October 8th as part of NPR's "Family Matters."

While development in downtown Buffalo has been booming, there is one large exception to the trend. The city's tallest building, One Seneca Tower, remains largely undeveloped. "Wish I could write some sort of happy ending to this, but I just don't see it," said Jim Fink of Business First on WBFO's Press Pass.

As the sun fades this Friday, hundreds in Delaware Park will illuminate lanterns during the annual Light the Night Walk. The event supports the work of the Western and Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

photo from Jay Moran

When Road Less Traveled Productions closed its season in May, the theater company also said good-bye to its longtime home located inside the Market Arcade Cinema. After a quick turnaround, they're ready to open another season at a near-century-old structure in Buffalo's Theater District.

from Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Roswell Park's Dr. Rodney Haring was recently named to the Health Research Advisory Council, a federal panel that works with tribal leaders to make recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding Native health programs and policies.

Courtesy of Ian Rapoport Twitter Page

You may soon see former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson wearing new colors - Seahawks blue and green. 

WBFO file photo

Tickets go on sale today to see Paul McCartney at First Niagara Center. They aren't expected to last long. Buffalo audiences are proving to be eager ticket buyers, a trend that has national promoters taking a closer look at the region's potential.

For two decades, thousands hit the downtown Buffalo streets in three-on-three basketball tournaments. That opportunity almost disappeared this summer before two tournaments quickly organized and scheduled events for this weekend.

Today may be a better day on Wall Street, according to Steve Elwell, Vice President of Schroeder, Braxton and Vogt, an Amherst financial planning and investment firm.   Elwell believes the U-S stock market may rebound today, despite declines overnight in China and Japan.

If the speculation proves correct and a portion of the One Seneca Tower is used as a hotel, it will add to the trend of new hotels in the region. According to Jim Fink of Business First, as many as five new hotels could be coming to Amherst in the near future.

Photo courtesy of UB

The people of Nepal are still recovering from the April earthquake which claimed thousands of lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Other harsh realities were unearthed. "There were a lot of bad construction practices," said UB's Andreas Stavridis, who toured Nepal in June.

Boys & Girls Club shootings stun Rochester

Aug 20, 2015
from WXXI website

Officials say three people have been killed and four others wounded when a gunman shot into a crowd after a basketball game in Rochester.

from UB website

UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and over 100 North American universities have signed onto a White House effort to bring greater diversity to the science and technology fields.

WBFO News file photo

Buffalo School Board members will meet in a special session Tuesday to vote on naming Dr. Kriner Cash as the district's next superintendent.


After being left to crumble for several years, the grain elevators now known as Silo City are fast becoming the center of a wide variety of events.

It's not the expected conversation while sharing a meal for the first time. "I think people who are living in poverty are stereotyped," said Maria Knickerbocker, a social worker with the Rural Outreach Center.

Ten candidates battled for votes during last night's prime-time Republican presidential debate.  Who stood out, who fell short and how did billionaire businessman Donald Trump fare?

Courtesy of Gateway-Longview.org

With more than 900 children between the ages of birth and 18-years-old in foster care in Erie County, family service agencies are working together to educate the community and find qualified, loving homes.

WBFO News file photo

The Parkside Community Association is continuing its push for improved traffic safety as the community prepares for National Night Out this evening.

A new report from the Census Bureau outlines average per pupil spending by state. The research ranks New York as having the highest on average spending per pupil spending in the nation. At least one group claims the report is misleading.