Officials from Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center and several area hotels are in Albany this week to promote Buffalo to those making decisions about where to hold meetings, conventions and sporting events.
The Start Up New York program received different reviews Thursday, at opposite ends of downtown Buffalo. Some Erie County legislators doubt the program's effectiveness while opinions were more favorable along the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Nearly 62 million Americans volunteer in their communities, an effort with an economic impact valued at $173 billion. That's according to Bill Basl, Director of AmeriCorps, who spoke with WBFO News to spotlight National Volunteer Week.
In recent years, presidential nominations of federal judges have become tangled in the politics of Washington. Locally, there are two federal court nominations stalled in process, Lawrence Vilardo and Denise O'Donnell.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office should be barred from fishing expeditions with the public's cell phone data according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan, who Is calling on the state Attorney General to investigate.
It's getting safer and better to live in the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood in the city's northeast corner. The latest crime reports were delivered to a public meeting Tuesday night in Westminster Community Charter.
City Hall is starting to look at requiring some employers to provide sick days for workers. Councilmember Michael LoCurto says many cities are now requiring some sick leave, mostly to keep sick people from showing up at work and infecting others.
The Reverend Pearl Outlaw, left, and Father Richard Zajac, both chaplains at Sisters Hospital, take turns with blessings as part of a celebration marking the end of an expansion project at the busiest WIC (Women, Infants & Children) office in Buffalo, on the grounds of Sisters Hospital. At far right is Bishop Richard Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo, who also offered remarks.
It's billed as a chance to get a first-hand look at how our international borders are protected. The Citizens Academy offered by the U.S. Border Patrol provides the public with a behind the scenes look at how the agency operates in Western New York.
Eden Valley farmers like the Zittels were hammered by the November 2014 storm, a storm which hit the agricultural heartland of Erie County so rapidly that several greenhouses were left in ruins. They still sit there as farmers focus on preparing this year's crops.