WBFO will carry NPR's live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union speech and the Republican Response Tuesday at 9 p.m. NPR's Melissa Block will host cover and will be joined NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.
Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone is taking Governor Andrew Cuomo to task over recent remarks regarding conservatives in New York State. Governor Cuomo made the remarks Friday, January 17, 2014 during an interview on the radio program Capitol Pressroom heard on WBFO week nights at 8 p.m.
The Buffalo Bisons have announced a new manager for the 2014 season. Their parent club, the Toronto Blue Jays, have named Gary Allenson, a veteran minor league manager and former major league catcher to the post.
In a week that brought Buffalo its worst blizzard in recent years, any weather would seem to bring relief. However, despite the arrival of milder temperatures, new public safety concerns are being raised.
The issues continue to mount after embattled Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak was a conspicuous no-show at Wednesday's State of the State address. "This man is facing some serious allegations. But now it seems to have moved a step beyond that," Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy told WBFO News.
The Blizzard of 2014 is now history. Relentless lake effect snows and strong winds pounded the Buffalo region, but the Blizzard warning was lifted early Wednesday morning. Most area highways have reopened and travel bans are lifted.
The National Weather Service says the moderate snow that had been falling all day Thursday became lighter during the evening hours. But forecasters say strong winds up to 25 miles per hour were still creating blowing and drifting snow.
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller has earned his way to the U.S. national hockey team for the second straight Olympics. Buffalo News sportswriter Mike Harrington says Wednesday's announcement came as no surprise, but he says Miller's place on this year's team was not always an open and shut case.
Just hours after the New Year began a Buffalo woman was shot to death. Homicide Detectives say a 25-year-old female victim was riding in a Chrysler Pacifica headed northbound on Michigan Avenue, towards Genesee Street just after 3:00 a.m. Wednesday when she was struck by gunfire.
The minimum wage increase of $8 an hour went into effect in New York State Tuesday. The increase is the first of three raises that will result in minimum wage workers earning $9 an hour by the end of 2015.