Nick Lippa

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is offering a week of free admission starting Thursday through April 5.

lewistonpolice.org

A 34-year-old man with prior military experience was taken in to custody in Lewiston after he barricaded himself inside an apartment on Plain Street.

dramatistsguild.com

Crossword enthusiasts from across the country are converging on Stamford, Connecticut this weekend for the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.

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The start of spring means baseball is right around the corner. The Buffalo Bisons will start their 31st season at Coca-Cola Field in less than three weeks. Thursday they hosted their annual preseason "What’s New at the Ballpark" preview.

UB

UB Athletics has had a historic week. They earned their first NCAA tournament wins in both men's and women’s college basketball. Then Wednesday, the program hired its new director of athletics.

Western New York has seen its fair share of problematic water treatment recently in places like Niagara Falls. A new federal bill could help create new water infrastructure projects.

Say Yes

Federal policy changes have put Say Yes to Education scholarships in peril.

Nick Lippa WBFO

There will be plenty of drinking this weekend as part of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Especially for Sunday’s parade. The BPD says they are ready to handle the crowd.

Nick Lippa WBFO

Local officials are urging the New York State Senate to move quickly on approving the Child Victims Act. A resolution submitted by Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter Savage will be presented at the legislature session today.

Nick Lippa WBFO

Shea's Performing Arts Center unveiled its 2018-19 M&T Bank Broadway Series Tuesday night. This season will include Disney’s Aladdin, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Miss Saigon, and others including the internationally renowned musical Hamilton.

buffalo.va.gov

A report from the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s Office is calling for major improvements at Buffalo's VA Medical Center.

University at Buffalo

Is your phone charger on the fritz? Or maybe your bike needs some fine tuning. The University at Buffalo is hosting a repair fair on its north campus Monday that can address these issues and many more.

WBFO News

The religious community is coming together in response to the "Black Lives Matter" sign at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst being vandalized last year.

On this week’s edition of WBFO’s Behind the Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about an embarrassing loss to the Calgary Flames after a string of impressive victories and the end to Chad Johnson’s hot streak. With the Sabres on the verge of falling to last place in the NHL, what do fans have to be hopeful about moving forward? 


New York Now

Airbnb hosts from across the state gathered in Albany this morning to rally for new legislation that would benefit home sharers.

Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

Buffalo Place is surveying anyone impacted by downtown transportation and parking issues, in an effort to improve city accessibility.

Business and environmental groups are not always on the same side, but when it comes to Lake Ontario’s shores, there is some common ground.

Nick Lippa WBFO

Black History Month ended with quite the fanfare at Buffalo’s City Hall Wednesday. Awards were handed out to community members for the annual City Hall Black History Month program. That includes an local 11-year-old CEO.

National Public Radio

The electric car manufacturer Tesla sees New York State as the epicenter of growth for the eastern part of the United States. They are driving some of their vehicles across the region this week to promote new state legislation that would allow them to expand.

R. J. Anderson / Cornell University

It is no secret Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been pushing for New York to invest more in hemp production and processing. On Wednesday, agriculture leaders are meeting at Cornell University's Ithaca campus in hopes of building upon early investments from the state.

Google Maps

A popular Elmwood Avenue restaurant is now under new ownership. Pano's Restaurant has been sold to local developer Chason Affinity Companies, which plans to keep the iconic eatery open under its familiar name.

A fire broke out at the parking lot of AMR headquarters on William Gaiter Parkway in Buffalo this morning.

NateMcMurray.com

Democratic leaders are endorsing Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray to challenge incumbent Chris Collins this November.

Facebook

An increasing number of states over the past few years have looked into legalizing marijuana. Now there is a chance pot could be removed from the list of controlled substances.

Team USA

Athletes like Team USA's Adam Rippon are breaking barriers for LGBTQ athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics. A record number of 14 openly gay athletes are participating in this year’s games, twice as many in the 2014 games.

Upstate Niagara

New York dairy farmers paid millions in premiums for an insurance program that didn’t help. Now Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for more federal aid.

Nick Lippa WBFO

From the theater to a Kenmore East classroom, film scores are helping special needs students learn about classical music.

lcptracker.com

A new tracking system will help the city of Buffalo monitor contractors and their hiring practices.

mpac.org

Since the events of 9/11, the Western New York Muslim Public Affairs Council has run the Understanding Islam Series every February. That’s 17 straight years. The goal is to educate non-Muslims about Islam and engage in interfaith conversations.

labattbluepondhockey.com

Buffalo Riverworks has hosted the Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament since 2014. This year they are doing something a little different.

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