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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.

cfgb.org

In honor of Black History Month the Michigan Street Baptist Church is holding several free events this February.

Nick Lippa WBFO

Total accumulation should range from three to six inches with areas in the southeast seeing close to six to ten inches.

Active Solar

Four projects are currently in motion to lease town and school land for solar parks in Grand Island.

tide.com

A popular internet trend of eating toxic laundry pods has two New York State lawmakers calling for changes.

Brian Kulpa

An agenda focused on proactive planning and forecasting has big changes in store for the town of Amherst.

BPD21C Twitter

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.

Nick Lippa

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.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

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.

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