Nick Lippa

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The future of the Buffalo Police Department is looking more diverse. Recently, 40 new recruits were sworn in. Eight of them are part of a scholarship program titled Buffalo Police Department 21st Century. Launched in 2016, BPD21C is designed to help create a police force that looks like the people they protect.

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It’s not just consumers. Recycling plastic bags for many retailers has proven difficult. To help with this problem, the New York Plastic Bag Task Force has identified eight possible solutions and sent the report to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for consideration.

Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County

The Western New York Center for Survivors of Torture are now members of the International Rehabilitation Council for Tortured Victims.

The Buffalo Bills have hired their new offensive coordinator.

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All good things must come to an end. After a week of celebrating the Bills' first playoff appearance since 2000, they lost a low-scoring game to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Buffalo Bills Backers of Jacksonville, FL

As Buffalo prepares to play Jacksonville tomorrow in their first playoff game in 18 years, one thing is for certain—Bills fans are everywhere.

Operation Warm

The holiday season has been bitter cold thus far. Imagine not having a coat to keep you warm.


With almost half of Puerto Rico still without power, the American Red Cross is still providing relief.

Will the new year have something more positive in store for the Buffalo Sabres?

2018 IIHF World Juniors

The world’s best youth hockey players have arrived in Buffalo. Tuesday is the start of the 2018 IIHF World Juniors.

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It has been two months since Buffalo police officer Craig Lehner died during a training exercise in the Niagara River. On Friday, the K-9 division he served for several years received a large financial boost.

There hasn’t been much to look forward to this year for Buffalo Sabres fans. Lucky for them, the 2018 NHL Winter Classic is just two weeks away.

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What do Birmingham, AL and Buffalo have in common? They both are concerned about the health effect of coke emissions.

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One of Western New York's most powerful business and civic leaders has died. Robert G. Wilmers, the CEO and chairman of M&T Bank, died unexpectedly Saturday night in New York City.

Sen. Tim Kennedy's Office

It has been 10 years since 20-year-old West Seneca native A.J. Larson lost his life in a texting-while-driving accident. In remembrance, the New York State Thruway is displaying a “Don’t Text While Driving. It's the Law.” reminder on digital signs in hopes of saving other lives. 

A local panel of distinguished media members will discuss the relationships between presidents and the news media tonight at the Buffalo History Museum starting at 6 PM.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A plan to restore the Niagara River Gorge’s original plant habitat will be unveiled Monday night in Niagara Falls.

High Achievement New York

New York State has had the longest and most comprehensive review and implementation of new academic standards, according to a new study from High Achievement New York.

The small town of Mayville is getting about $4 million to improve their water infrastructure. It is just the latest water upgrade being made in Chautauqua County.


For 40 years, WNED-FM has provided classical music to Western New York and Southern Ontario. Saturday, the station celebrated that anniversary by bringing in international talents Augustin Hadelich and Tim Fain.

Members of local gun groups may be aware of the new mandate for pistol recertification, but many average gun owners are not.

It’s a seller’s market when it comes to Western New York real estate.

National Public Radio

Niagara County is looking to the public for help in solving crimes, by registering their security cameras with the county.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

For immigrants and refugees seeking asylum, receiving proper medical evaluations before entering the United States could be lifesaving - especially for victims of torture.

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has issued a mandatory order to boil and conserve water for residents of the Village of Fredonia and the Town of Pomfret.

You have heard about films like "The True Adventures of Wolfboy" and "Marshall" being shot in Buffalo recently. Saturday night, Turner Classic Movies comes to North Park Theatre for a showing of "The Natural," which was filmed in the summer and fall of 1983 around several iconic Buffalo locations.

Eileen Koteras

Another WBFO Blues Bash. Another sellout crowd. It has becoming a reoccurring theme in a city that can’t seem to get enough of the Blues.

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A Buffalo Police officer who disappeared during a diving training session in the Niagara River is still missing.

WBFO file photo

Legislation is being introduced to establish a New York ban on  bump stock devices, like those used by the Las Vegas gunman who killed dozens and wounded hundreds last Sunday. "It's a weapon of  war and should stay on the battlefield," said Buffalo Assemblyman Sean Ryan, a co-sponsor of the legislation.