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A man charged in a fatal shooting inside Buffalo's Anchor Bar has been convicted on unrelated federal firearm and drug charges. 

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Buffalo's Common Council voted Tuesday to pay just over $4 million to settle two major lawsuits against the city.

WBFO's Michael Mroziak

Basketball brought thousands of visitors to Buffalo during the NCAA tournament, but what impressions of the Queen City will they take home with them? WBFO hit the streets to get a line on how visitors enjoyed March Madness in Buffalo.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

So what did you do this weekend? Chances are you took part in some sort of St. Patrick's Day celebration, culminating with downtown Buffalo's parade up Delaware Avenue.


Keep St. Patrick's Day happy - and safe, says NYS

Mar 17, 2017
United Irish American Association

Police around New York State will be cracking down on drunken driving and underage drinking this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

LAA Long Associates Architects

Despite complaints from some that two proposed buildings on Jefferson Avenue violated the spirit and the letter of Buffalo's new Green Code, the Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday approved zoning variances to allow the $20 million mixed-use project.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

What started out as a routine escort of a college basketball team from Buffalo Niagara International Airport turned into a desperate race to Erie County Medical Center to save the life of a nearly frozen infant.

Bak USA

Bak USA is expanding its production facilities in downtown Buffalo to meet increasing demands for the company's computers.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

International Women's Day protestors marched from Buffalo City Hall to Tupper Street Wednesday, seeking a variety of legal changes and more equality in hiring and promotions.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo Public Schools are considering starting up an all-male school to deal with academic achievement problems.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo's homegrown computer maker showed off its new expansion and manufacturing operation on Buffalo's East Side on Tuesday. Bak USA headquarters continues to expand in Compass East, on the site of the old Sheehan Hospital.

Buffalo Police will be going into harm's way a little better armed and a little better protected, after Tuesday's action by the Common Council.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

While there are major housing development projects going on in downtown Buffalo and along the city's Elmwood Strip, churches like True Bethel are developing their own neighborhoods.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Now there is a race for Buffalo mayor, as city Comptroller Mark Schroeder official threw his name into the mix Sunday. He will challenge Mayor Byron Brown in the September primary and possibly in November.

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Buffalo was warm in February. How warm was it? The National Weather Service says the region set a record for the warmest February on record.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

The Peace Officer Training Academy is holding an Open House Saturday  for its new location in a renovated factory building at 2180 Elmwood Avenue. It is the first time since the initial class in August 2000 that the Academy has had its own facility.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

About 70 protestors gathered Thursday night in front of Buffalo's B District Police Station  at Main and Tupper streets to voice concerns over the death of Wardel "Meech" Davis. The 20-year-old man died Tuesday night while in police custody.

Buffalo is trying something different to deal with the terrible parking situation on the city's West Side.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Across Buffalo, a state agency is looking at extending the Metro Rail, another state agency is looking at re-doing the Scajaquada, another group is looking at finding a new Amtrak station and Congressman Brian Higgins is advocating removal of the Skyway. Buffalo's Common Council wants to put together a working group to look at the effect of all of these on the city.


A Delaware Avenue building described by an architect as the eyesore of Mansion Row is getting a new life and some significant visual updating.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

Despite the cold and windy weather, a large crowd turned out Sunday to Buffalo's Columbus Park in the latest protest against the Trump Administration and its attempt to stall immigration, especially from seven Muslim-majority countries.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

It's almost ready. The $24 million adaptive re-use of an office building into a high-end boutique hotel, with the high-end-sounding, historic name bar: the Chez Ami. Hospitality entrepreneur Mark Croce showed off his soon-to-open Curtiss Hotel during a Preservation Buffalo Niagara tour Thursday evening.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

An offshoot of the fight over Ciminelli Real Estate's shrinking plan for developments around Elmwood and Bidwell spilled over into some shouting and screaming during Thursday's Preservation Board meeting.

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That towering brown tower at the foot of Main Street in downtown Buffalo may look just as it has for the past few years, but owner Douglas Jemal says change is on the way soon for the troubled landmark


McKinley High School

To the best of the knowledge of Buffalo schools sports leaders, in 2016 three city athletes won scholarships to Division One or Division Two schools. They say the low number is the result of weak academic rules, bad facilities and a shortage of high-quality coaches.

Ciminelli Real Estate

With the Buffalo Preservation Board meeting Thursday to listen to a request for massive demolitions in the Elmwood and Bidwell area, opponents are demonstrating Wednesday against the plan.

WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

For generations, there have been complaints around Western New York that minority and women businesses don't get their share of the pie, especially the construction pie. There's a meeting Wednesday afternoon to make some changes in that.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

A house fire lit up the West Side sky early Monday morning, calling Buffalo firefighters into action in frigid weather.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Another forlorn Buffalo building - an unusual structure - will likely be bursting with residents early in 2018.

Buffalo Bills

Now's your chance to get paid doing one of Buffalo's oldest traditions; shoveling.

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