Nick Lippa

Program Host

The Buffalo Common Council will vote next week on an ordinance that aims to protect dogs being left in extreme weather outside.

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Buffalo Place says the obsolence of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center may become a bigger issue if Erie County doesn’t invest in a new and larger facility. The question everyone is asking is how much would a new center cost.

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The Buffalo Police Department plans to implement a city-wide pilot project to test Tasers early next year. BPD staff has already begun training and plans to finish sometime after Christmas.

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Former state senator Marc Panepinto was sentenced to two months in prison Friday after admitting to trying to silence a female staff member after making unwanted sexual advances toward her.

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Thursday afternoon marked the groundbreaking of the African-American Heritage Corridor Archway over Michigan Avenue.

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A Buffalo police officer shot and wounded a 47-year-old shoplifting suspect late Tueaday night. That suspect died Wednesday after being transported to ECMC.

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Buffalo Game Space is a non-profit organization that is trying to get more people into tech through the lens of game development. This past weekend it held its 13th local game jam. It’s an event where game developers have 48 hours to conceive and bring a game into existence.

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Songwriter and pianist Gabriel Kahane will be performing at the Burchfield Penny Art Center Friday at 7 p.m. His latest album, Book of Travelers, came to be as a result of the 2016 presidential election. Kahane traveled 8,980 miles around the U.S. talking to strangers hoping to better understand his country. He talked with WBFO’s Nick Lippa to discuss his experience and putting it on to an album.

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A three-year developmental study to create a new sexual assault prevention training program is starting at University at Buffalo. Researchers at the college received close to a $650,000 dollar grant.

Buffalo Catholic Diocese

Steven Timmel, the Buffalo Catholic Diocese’s chief financial officer, is resigning. The move becomes effective at the end of this upcoming January. It’s another one of Bishop Richard Malone’s staff members to step down over the past year as the diocese continues to handle the clergy abuse scandal.

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New plows and lots of salt highlight Buffalo’s plan to prepare for the upcoming winter season. Western New York has Winter Weather Advisories issued from late Wednesday into Friday morning.


A community meeting is being held later this afternoon to discuss the Buffalo Police’s use of body cameras.


Taxes for Airbnb hosts haven’t been the clearest in the past. A new agreement between the hospitality service and Allegany County should now make it easier. On top of that, rural areas are seeing an increase in Airbnb usage.

Erie County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the HEAP office on Main Street yesterday afternoon after two women caused a disturbance and became combative.

The Buffalo Beauts have started a four-game exhibition series against Russia’s National Women’s Ice Hockey Team. The Russian roster will feature 12 players who participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics, including Galina Skiba, who was one of the players banned from the Olympics for doping.


Don’t be alarmed if you hear explosive sounds coming from downtown Buffalo. It’s just the FBI running training scenarios.

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Public listening sessions are being held over the next few weeks to study accessible ride sharing services for customers with disabilities. The New York State Transportation Company Accessibility Task Force was created as part of the legislation that made ride-sharing legal in Upstate New York. WBFO’s Nick Lippa reports on some of the issues facing riders.

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Residents in need of food in Niagara County are getting extra support this holiday season. The Food Bank of Western New York announced today a new 26-foot truck will serve 41 of their Niagara County member agencies.

Black Friday was only the beginning of holiday deals. Many experts are expecting Cyber Monday customers to spend more than $7 billion this year in total.

Buffalo Game Space

The holiday season is a popular time for buying video games for both yourself and others. WBFO's Nick Lippa discusses what consumers should keep in mind this year with Buffalo Game Space Vice President Chris Langford.

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Rep. Brian Higgins has reversed course and now says he will support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House.

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It’s been two months since Valentino Dixon was freed from prison after serving 27 years for a murder he didn’t commit. Now he’s looking forward to spending his first Thanksgiving as a free man. WBFO’s Nick Lippa sat down with Dixon discussing family, adjusting to life outside of prison, and future plans.

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Incumbent Republican Chris Collins has declared victory after the absentee and emergency ballot count in Erie County kept in him in a very slim lead over Democratic challenger Nate McMurray.

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Another art mural is going up in downtown Buffalo, but this time it’s not associated with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The Hamilton, ON-based company Collective Arts Brewing has partnered with Misuta Chow’s to paint their back entrance-- and the public can watch it happen this Saturday.

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It’s been over a year since the Freedom Wall was officially unveiled as complete to the public. In addition to becoming a nationally recognized work, the Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative project helped grow the Western New York Urban Arts Collective. The completion of the wall was one made by many voices, but it didn’t start out that way. WBFO’s Nick Lippa looks back on how everything came together and the lasting impact it’s had on the region.

Jaman Dunn

Jaman Dunn is the new Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's assistant conductor and outreach coordinator. He wants to expand the BPO's reach into the Western New York community and spoke to WBFO's Nick Lippa about how it can be done.


Ballots are still being counted in New York's 27 District, but that didn't stop Democratic candidate Nate McMurray from heading to Washington D.C. for new member orientation.

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Two more priests have been suspended according to the Diocese of Buffalo.

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An arrest has been made in connection to the three fake explosive devices found last week at the South Park Buffalo Police station and a UPS facility.

The Buffalo Sabres suffered a tough 2-1 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames Tuesday night, but things are looking up after the Sabres finished with their best record in October since 2011. On this edtion of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks with Nick Lippa about the team's recent success, which includes strong goaltending performances from Carter Hutton and Linus Ullmark. The Amerks are a "powerhouse" according to Hoppe. So when will some of that talent make their way to Buffalo? Also, Jason Pominville will be playing his 1,000 career game in the NHL Thursday against the Ottawa Senators.