Erie County residents have a chance to take a free class on how to use the life-saving drug Narcan against opioid overdoses. The classes start this evening in the county Fire Training Academy in Cheektowaga.
Some city neighborhoods are benefiting from the surge in development in downtown Buffalo. That energy has spun off into University Heights where Tucker Curtin is rebuilding the facade and entrance of The Steer restaurant.
The Erie County Legislature approved a ban on plastic microbeads Thursday. Legislators also wrangled over a state plan to raise the minimum wage in some fast food restaurants and over a demand that Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz meet with legislators about the problems in Child Protective Services.
The Buffalo Fire Department has 109 new firefighters after they received their badges Thursday night in a ceremony in Bennett High School, completing the long process of exams, processing and the fire academy in Cheektowaga.
Lackawanna is back in the news, with the arrest of a Steel City man on accusations of terrorism support. Peter Ahearn, who led the Buffalo FBI office during the arrest of the Lackawanna Six, offered perspective.
While the higher minimum wage for New York fast-food workers likely won't start kicking in until the end of the year, speaker after speaker in front of Buffalo City Hall Wednesday saw the decision as symbolic.
This is the height of bike season, with people of all ages pedaling around the city and the region. Many locals have noticed an increase in bike paths and bike racks. WBFO's Mike Desmond spoke with GO Bike Buffalo Executive Director Justin Booth about the state of the bike in Western New York.