In the summer, it's a splash pad. In winter, the pad transforms into an ice skating rink. This week, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is collecting new and gently-used skates at its Parkside Lodge office for skaters to use free of charge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
Carl Paladino says there are no lingering problems with the president-elect's transition team over his widely condemned comments insulting President Barack Obama and his wife. The co-chair of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in New York is refuting reports that he is on the outs with the transition team and unwelcome at a fundraiser Thursday in Buffalo.
Western New York is waking up to a blast of winter weather that is expected to last through the weekend before any kind of warm-up. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with National Weather Service Winter Weather Program Meteorologist Bob Hamilton for the latest on the advisories and warnings in effect and more.
The union representing Metro Bus drivers and mechanics says it wants the public and the Governor to know members are "very frustrated" about the lack of a contract after eight years of negotiations, and have "no confidence" in the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's Executive Director to reach an agreement on their behalf.
Canisius College says it has identified all of the individuals involved with a black baby doll found in a dorm elevator last month and related racist social media posts. Two of the students have left the college and the others have been disciplined.
A small, private service was held to remember the giant of a man whose pioneering IBM 360 and networking innovations became the basis for modern computers. The University at Buffalo is among those remembering alumnus Erich Bloch, who died November 25 at the age of 91.
It is generally agreed that the federal poverty level is outdated, so a number of other standard-of-living measurements have come into use to help provide a more well-rounded picture of financial hardship across America. The United Way's ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Project says the latest picture of New York State is "startling."
Nearly a third of Erie County residents are on Medicaid and the number is rising at an average 4 percent annually, according to the latest numbers from the County's Medicaid Inspector General. The report also shows numbers that contradict what the Inspector General says are some of the misconceptions about Medicaid and who is using it.
For years he was a favorite at Buffalo Bisons games, shagging foul balls on the sidelines, but always on the frontline of local baseball personalities. Donald Palmer, known as "The Butcher," has died at the age of 49 in his Riverside home.
Bloomberg Businessweek is out with its annual ranking of Best Business Schools 2016 in the United States. The only local school to make the list of 87 is the University at Buffalo - up from 60 in 2015 to 47 this year.