School officials are highlighting the value of regularly-scheduled fire drills after 200 students and staff members were able to safely escape after a fire broke out Monday afternoon at Westminster Charter School.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown picked up a big endorsement from a key county democrat. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz appeared with Brown in front of Kleinhans Music Hall Monday morning to endorse Brown's re-election campaign.
The all clear has been given at the Erie County Medical Center after a false report of a person with a gun in the Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility on the Grider Street campus. A search of the building found nothing and activities returned to normal around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday.
Buffalo State College President Aaron Podolefsky is stepping down. Podolefsky has been on sick leave since May as he undergoes treatment for prostate cancer. On Monday, he announced that he will step down as president July 31.
The Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League announced the team’s 2013-14 regular-season schedule. The Sabres season-opener is scheduled for Oct. 2 against the Red Wings, a new Eastern Conference and divisional foe, in Detroit.
The Sabres then return to Buffalo for the team’s home-opener against another division rival, the Ottawa Senators, on Oct. 4 at First Niagara Center.
Despite tough opposition, a Buffalo native has been named to serve as the next Secretary of Labor. The senate voted 54-to 46 today confirming Thomas Perez after a four month-long fight over President Obama's nominee.
Western New York continues to bake under high heat and humidity. Temperatures topped the 90-degree mark in many areas Wednesday and the National Weather Service says conditions will continue through Friday. A heat advisory was issued for the region as the heat index approached 100 degrees.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday it is increasing pilot qualification requirements for co-pilots who fly U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. Flight 3407 families are applauding new requirements. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the families gathered at Clarence Town Hall Wednesday to react to the changes they've been aggressively fighting for the past four years.
A six-month-old infant boy died in an overnight fire in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood. The deadly blaze has raised questions about city closures of fire companies under what the union calls a new staffing policy.