Omar Fetouh

Assistant News Director

Monday - Friday, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Omar started his radio career at the former WNED AM 970 as an intern in 2001. After hosting a weekly night shift for several years, Omar became a full-time program host in 2009. He currently hosts the midday shift, which includes the NPR program 'Here & Now.' Omar also serves as assistant news director for WBFO and is responsible for managing reporter assignments and much of the station's website and social media content. An avid public radio fan, the Buffalo native says he's proud to be a part of Western New York's best radio news team.

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Pegulaville just got a little bit smaller.

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A marriage is a marriage.

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A Wheatfield man who caused an explosion in his family's garage earlier this week has been charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device.

A North Tonawanda man is in critical condition after his pickup truck crashed into a tractor-trailer on Kenmore Avenue Wednesday morning. 

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Jeffrey Basil, the former bar manager who pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the 2014 death of an Air National Guardsman, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday in State Supreme Court.

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It's called sextortion and it's becoming more and more common in the age of the internet and social media.

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Residents and businesses in Buffalo are being encouraged to participate in a new crime-fighting initiative that allows the city police department to view footage from private surveillance cameras. 

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A Marilla man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 9-year-old girl.

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It's not every day that a world famous rock star helps set up a marriage proposal. But that's exactly what happened for a local couple at a U2 concert Monday night in Toronto.

The death of a 4-year-old boy from the Town of Perry in Wyoming County is being called a "tragic accident."

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Motorists could see another change in the speed limit on Buffalo's Scajaquada Expressway.

Eichel goes pro, signs contract with Sabres

Jul 1, 2015
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Jack Eichel, the highly-hyped #2 overall pick in last week's NHL Draft, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

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Two people, a husband and wife were found stabbed, one fatally, overnight in Lackawanna.

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New details are emerging now that the three-week manhunt for two escaped New York inmates is over.

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June 26, 2015 is a day Sabres will remember for a long time. Along with drafting highly-touted prospect Jack Eichel, the team pulled off a big trade with the Colorado Avalanche that has star forward Ryan O'Reilly coming to Buffalo.

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There was little doubt whom the Buffalo Sabres would select with the second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

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The Buffalo Sabres have traded for a goaltender, filling their biggest need.

Sabres' Eichel era about to begin

Jun 26, 2015
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Buffalo Sabres fans are about to be rewarded for their patience. As a result of finishing in last place this past season, the team will add a player many consider to be a once-in-a-generation talent.

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A development group that plans to redevelop the historic Trico Building in downtown Buffalo is moving forward with the project. 

Amherst Police are investigating two overnight break-ins on Bernhardt Drive in Snyder.

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The Buffalo Sabres announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches on Thursday. Terry Murray and Dave Barr will join new head coach Dan Bylsma behind the bench.

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The body of a dismembered woman was found Tuesday night in a house in Niagara Falls. 

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The Buffalo Bills have set a franchise record for season ticket sales. 

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The City of Buffalo has reached a tentative 10-year agreement with the union representing its police officers. 

Investigators are looking into whether speed and/or alcohol played a part in a fatal boating accident Thursday morning on Ellicott Creek. 

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Summer is peak tourism season in Western New York and an aggressive effort is now underway to attract more visitors to the region.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday issued an executive order for the state Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on the Scajaquada Expressway to 30 mph following Saturday's tragic vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy and left his 5-year-old sister in critical condition.

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Sabres fans were on "Babwatch" Wednesday, awaiting word on whether celebrated Red Wings coach Mike Babcock would be coming to Buffalo to coach the blue and gold. Ultimately it wasn't meant to be, as Babcock instead took a job north of the border with Buffalo's biggest rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

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Is your license plate showing signs of peeling? If so, you're not alone. 

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A popular discount movie theater in Cheektowaga has closed its doors.

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