Cornell University

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The fight over Buffalo Police street checkpoints is continuing in the courts, with an alliance of interest groups seeking a court order for release of what data exists since 2013.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A group of local organizations and individuals led by the local chapter of Black Lives Matter is suing the Buffalo Police Department in federal court, charging racial discrimination. The lawsuit is based upon two years of research by law students from the University at Buffalo and Cornell University showing statistical disparities in racial treatment.


Erie County Health Department

Crews have started airdropping rabies vaccine baits throughout rural areas of Erie County as part of a broader initiative to reduce rabies in animals along the Eastern Seaboard and along the Canadian Border.

Five fixed-wing aircraft are distributing baits through August 20. Additional distribution efforts in late August and early September in some open areas of Buffalo and in nearby towns and villages.

New York State is planning to expand opportunities for college courses in some state prisons. However, one Republican Assemblymember is blasting the "handout to cons" as a publicity-grabber for the Governor.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

It is a disease that does not get much attention, but for those who suffer from Lyme disease or have close family members who do, it is an awful health problem for which they say there is not much help out.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

There is an increasingly vocal group in Western New York. Its members are suffering from Lyme disease or are family members of those with the tick-borne disease. They packed an Erie Community College South auditorium Monday night to complain they are not getting the help they need.

The typical nine-to-five shift is no longer the norm for millions of workers as the gig economy continues to dramatically expand.

Joel Ulrich / National Public Radio

Two years ago, the state banned hydrofracking of natural gas within the state’s borders. However, a group of Cornell scientists who study the effects of climate change say New Yorkers are using more natural gas than ever.

Cornell University trustees have chosen the provost of the University of Michigan as the Ivy League school's new president.

FarmRich.com

The Rich Family Foundation has donated $250,000 to a new partnership with Cornell University. The goal is to further the development of a safe and sustainable global food supply, through research and education.

Two new apples to hit upstate farmers' markets

Aug 2, 2013
Susan Brown/Cornell

After more than a decade of development, Cornell University has introduced two new apple varieties to upstate New York. Launched at Field Day in Geneva on Thursday, Ruby Frost and SnapDragon will be available to consumers as early as this fall.

WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

A recent study outlines a scenario that would see New York State’s energy infrastructure based on all-renewable sources by year 2030.

Photo from GCEDC website

New food processing facilities are popping up across Western New York and they’re generating demand for skilled workers to operate them. Preparations are underway to train more local people for the industry.