Nick Maxwell

Some say you cannot put a price on education. But many people who face mounting student loan debt might have a different view. WBFO's Nick Maxwell takes a closer look at an issue that continues to receive nationwide attention.


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Western New York could shatter a weather record this week -- just not the kind we're used to seeing as we move into December.

As many consumers scramble to cash in on holiday deals during the busiest period of the shopping season, advocates are urging them to their homework and be on the lookout for deceptive advertising practices.

GasBuddy

Gasoline prices in many parts of the country could fall below $2 per gallon for the first time in more than six years, according to industry experts.

Michael Kearns

Many people might not think about carbon monoxide dangers aboard boats. But State Assemblyman Michael Kearns is proposing a law that he believes will protect the safety of those who enjoy the water.

Food Bank of WNY

When a bird flu wiped out 8 million turkeys, food banks across the country expressed concern that many families in financial need might be deprived of a Thanksgiving Day ritual.

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Who says there are no downtown spots for people to start their holiday shopping? Buffalo's HarborCenter hosted its first-ever Holiday Season Kickoff at The Shops Friday afternoon.

innovationtrail.org

Marketing efforts that some have as described as more intense and strategic are being partially credited for a banner tourism season in Niagara Falls.

nysparks.com

A $900 million project to revitalize New York's state parks, including Niagara Falls and Letchworth, is in full swing with the projects expected to be completed by 2020.

New York State

If you’re in the market for a building on wheels, you might want to take part in an online auction.

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Though Halloween is meant to be a fun holiday for people of all ages, the SPCA Serving Erie County is reminding local pet owners of the risks involving their pets on the holiday.

Erie County Executive's Office

A series of paintings depicting six former Erie County executives is now on display at the Edward A. Rath County Office Building.

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Western New York is becoming greener, thanks to an Albany-based company. Monolith Solar Associates is set to break ground for a Niagara County solar farm that will feature 1,944 solar panels on November 2.

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The growing popularity of craft beer is having an economic impact in numerous arenas. WBFO's Brian Meyer takes a closer look.


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Transgender individuals in New York State will soon have new protections against discrimination and harassment as the result of a new executive action taken by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

There has been a big push by the popular ride-sharing service Uber to crack its way into the upstate market. The San Francisco-based company has developed roots in New York City, but is now pushing lawmakers in Albany to expand statewide.

Lian Bunny

How much do you love your pet?  Enough to cook them special meals? A new poll finds that nearly one-third of New Yorkers devote some time to preparing special treats for their four-legged friends.

Rich Wall

Western New York will be the setting for yet another independent film shoot. Crews will begin shooting “Morning Sun” on Tuesday.

siena.edu

A new consumer sentiment study shows New Yorkers are thinking twice before reaching for their wallets.

If you heat your home with natural gas, heating bills could hit the lowest levels in more than a decade.  Experts say current projections indicate that average heating costs will be 29% lower than last year.

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The iconic One Seneca Tower is being placed on the auction block today. The 850,000 square-foot building at the foot of Main Street is almost completely vacant. Buffalo's tallest building is currently valued near $15 million.

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Buffalo Beer Week is underway, but most local residents wouldn't have needed a special event to spot the growing popularity of  craft beers that are produced by local breweries. What some beer lovers might not know is that the trend is helping to generate business in non-brewing arenas.

Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo

Health advocates are taking steps to promote walking. Twelve million steps  -- and counting.

SPCA Serving Erie County

One of Buffalo’s most beloved critters has made his final flight.

An $825,000 settlement between Evans Bank and New York State could provide a major boost to revitalization efforts on Buffalo's East Side.

The region's wet and humid weather has generated increased business for exterminators and caused headaches for many homeowners and business owners. Exterminators have encountered a significant spike in pest control jobs involving bees, wasps, spiders and bats.