New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most powerful men in Albany to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income.
Long-time Buffalo business leader Robert Wilmers delivered his "State of Public Education in Buffalo" Wednesday evening before a packed house inside the Montante Center on Main Street in Buffalo, hosted by Canisius College.
Robert Wilmers 'State of Public Education in Buffalo' speech delivered Wednesday night in Buffalo.
The Ice at Canalside has proven to be a big hit this winter as skaters have flocked to the outdoor facility, even on the most frigid evenings. The activity has not gone unnoticed by the business community, says Jim Fink on WBFO's Press Pass.
Conditions in downtown Buffalo deteriorated quickly late Thursday morning as a Lake Effect snow band whipped off the lake. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley was in the midst of whiteout conditions in downtown Buffalo.
Buffalo-area Congressman Brain Higgins is joining the many in recalling former New York Governor Mario Cuomo who died on Thursday at the age of 82. Higgins said Cuomo eloquently expressed "the essence of what the Democratic Party has been in America."
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Doug Whaley held an end-of-year press conference from Orchard Park Monday to look back on a season where the team improved, but again failed to make the playoffs.
With the Buffalo Bills officially eliminated from playoff contention, Sunday's game at New England has little meaning for the team and its followers. With that in mind, Matt Sabuda on WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook" offers a holiday wish list for the team as it prepares for the 2015 season.
The Associated Press has named the NFL's domestic violence issues as its top sports story of 2014. One local advocate for the victims of domestic violence believes the publicity is helping to place the spotlight on a troubling, often-hidden reality.
Analysts are predicting one of the busiest holiday travel seasons in recent years. Prior to the holiday rush, officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the "Border Wait Time App," which offers options that could ease some delays.