Thomas O'Neil-White

Thomas O'Neil-White

Thousands of aspiring musicians lined up for a shot at fame as American Idol auditions were held at Canalside on Sunday.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Philip Smith is a physical education teacher in the Buffalo school system  -- and a longtime renter.

But he wanted to build some capital, so he started looking to buy a house. “I was a renter for six or seven years, so I was sick and tired of not gaining any equity in my money and just paying my landlord.”


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Get on your good foot! The Buffalo Central Terminal is the place to be for The Buffalo Boogie and Dance Party Monday evening.

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With an abundance of outdoor activities to do this summer in urban and suburban areas, a troupe of actors is bringing the works of Shakespeare to rural communities.

Errol Daniels / "Coming Home: Reentry After Incarceration"

What happens to people after they are released from prison? That is the challenge featured in a photo essay at Buffalo's CEPA Gallery called, "Coming Home: Reentry After Incarceration."

Thomas O'Neil-White

The corner of Hertel and Commonwealth avenues is busy with commerce and the traffic is loud. But artists are at work here with brushes, ladders and buckets of paint. The stained glass design of their mural, which seems more fitting in a place of worship, symbolizes what this neighborhood stands for.


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Over the past ten years, the High Road Fellowship has brought Cornell University undergraduates to Buffalo as part of a program to give the students the experience of working for locally-based economic groups.

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Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate Jumaane Williams used this weekend to do some campaigning in Western New York. The Brooklyn Councilmember is challenging current incumbent Kathy Hochul, saying he will be an independent advocate for all New Yorkers.

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On Buffalo’s East Side, a new job training center is taking shape. Officials and residents hope it will address the community's high unemployment rate, while boosting development in that area – and across the city.

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The City of Buffalo is ramping up efforts to recycle waste.

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The body of a man believed to have been missing since late April was found Sunday morning in Cattaraugus County.

Mike Desmond WBFO News

Weather in Western New York is becoming steadily nicer. Flowers begin to bloom, lawns get cut and produce from farmers markets are readily bought. The City of Tonawanda cut the ribbon its new Farmers Market Sunday.

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

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The beginning of the NFL free agency period begins this week, followed by the draft in late April.

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Of all the events featured in the Winter Olympics, perhaps none hold quite the intrigue that curling does.

Mike Desmond

Friends, family and supporters gathered today at Niagara Square to celebrate the life of Tonya “Kita” Harvey, a transgender woman who was murdered earlier this month.

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The government shutdown is here.

Northland Workforce Training Center

The City of Buffalo has always been considered a blue-collar town. However, with many in the baby-boom generation at or nearing retirement, there is a need to introduce and educate a younger generation to jobs that will be available in the coming years.

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An investigation is underway after a woman was shot in the city of Buffalo at Sunday morning.

Buffalo Academy of Science

Mark Mortenson has been named as the new Executive Director of the Richardson Olmsted Campus.

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A Buffalo man wanted in connection with a domestic-related shooting has been apprehended by Buffalo Police.

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Three Western New York schools will receive aid as part of an education initiative that was proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Against the backdrop of Buffalo’s economic boom, some East Side community leaders are worried about being left out of the city's so-called "renaissance." Crime and high unemployment are still a part of everyday life for many and stakeholders are hoping new development ideas will help reshape their neighborhood. WBFO's Thomas O'Neil-White reports.


They lit six candles in somber remembrance of the 6 million Jews who died during the Holocaust. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined members of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo in proclaiming the week of May 1 a week of remembrance of Holocaust victims.

Western New York is receiving mixed grades in a new report on air pollution.

For many veterans, readjusting to civilian life can feel like a different kind of battle.

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Hours before the doors were scheduled to open at First Niagara Center, numerous supporters of Donald Trump were already lined up in anticipation of the evening's rally for the presidential candidate.

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What do you do with driftwood, old oars, railroad spikes and other material cluttering a historic neighborhood? How about turning them into public benches?

It's a dubious distinction that health advocates are working to change.

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When it comes to statewide popularity among New York sports fans, the Buffalo Bills don’t hold a candle to the Yankees or the Mets. That’s according to a new survey from the Siena Research Institute, whose latest poll shows the Yankees continue to be the most popular team in the state.

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