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The store window at the Kate Spade New York shop inside the Factory Outlets of Niagara Falls this week noted the designer's death. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke to some shoppers who were saddened to learn Spade died by suicide. 

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo Police are crediting the use of social media - and the public's cooperation sharing information through it - with helping them bring several recent cases to quick and safe conclusions.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Niagara Falls City High School students gave a World War two veteran a hero’s welcome Thursday.  WBFO’s senor reporter Eileen Buckley says the veteran delivered a historic lesson to the students.

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Perhaps you've heard about the crowd-pleasing video introductions at Vegas Golden Knights playoff games in recent weeks. The videos feature Buffalo-based voiceover artist Eileen Dugan. She's also a local actress. Dugan introduces armored knights, who on the videos, vanquish their opponents. She joined WBFO's Mark Scott for a live interview Thursday afternoon on "All Things Considered."

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The current head of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority says he's not sure what Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for at the Perry Homes.

Missing Buffalo mother and son found in Niagara County

Jun 7, 2018
Buffalo Police Department

A Buffalo mother and son reported missing Wednesday evening were found safe Thursday morning in Niagara County.

National Warplane Museum

A flyover involving four World War II-era airplanes Thursday helped kick off this weekend's air show in Niagara Falls.

Chris Caya WBFO News

An incident inside the downtown Auto Bureau, late last week, could lead to tighter security at all of the Erie County Bureaus.

The shocking death of fashion designer icon Kate Spade renews discussions about mental illness.  Spade died by suicide and was found dead Tuesday in her New York apartment. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke to New York State commissioner of the Office of Mental Health.

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A new facility for outpatient behavioral health services opened in Gowanda.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the important mental health services will reach adults and children in the rural communities of southern Erie County. 

Buffalo Public Schools

The Hutch Tech High School student facing a felony count of Making a Terroristic Threat was scheduled to appear, Wednesday, in Buffalo City Court. But Judge Amy Martoche granted a request for Youthful Offender Status for the 17-year-old male and decided to hold a pretrial conference in private to protect the student's identity. He was arraigned Saturday, after allegedly creating a fake Facebook account and posting a threat toward Hutch Tech which led to a lockdown at the school, Friday. According to Buffalo Police, the student confessed to making the threats.

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Development projects in Buffalo have become increasingly noisy as they move through the city review process. On almost every project there is a group of opponents who point out the many Green Code exemptions being approved to allow a project to move forward. A charter school expansion in South Buffalo is now facing those complaints, plus concerns over a Native American burial ground.

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The leader of SUNY toured the Niagara County Community College campus in Sanborn Tuesday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says among the topics discussed was campus safety.

Browse a variety of photos of Robert F. Kennedy's visits to Buffalo and how his death was observed in Western New York. Photos From the Courier-Express Collection and SUNY Buffalo Collection, Archives and Special Collections, E.H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.

Archives and Special Collections Department, E.H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State

Fifty years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy succumbed to the gunshot wounds he suffered one day before, wounds inflicted by an assassin who shot him just moments after Kennedy finished a victory speech at the Democratic Presidential Primary in California. The tragedy shook countless Americans including many in Buffalo, who recalled their memories of RFK, including his visit to Buffalo four years prior as a candidate for US Senate.


Rep. Brian Higgins

Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to investigate the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority. Higgins says the authority is grossly mismanaged.


Though the drowning death of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner remains under investigation, some troubling details regarding the incident continue to emerge. For her recent reporting, Daniela Porat of Investigative Post reviewed United States Coast Guard documents recorded during the search for Lehner. During her monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass, Porat described how the Niagara River's swift conditions on that fatal day were less than ideal for a training exercise.


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Part 2 of a series

The very first psychiatric center in Buffalo was called Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane. The name changed over the years and so did the way patients were handled. In our Mental Health initiative WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley explores past treatment, as the former mental institution decline. 

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Another proposed use for a one-time firehouse has been killed. The Buffalo Planning Board has voted against recommending to the Common Council that a micro-brewery restaurant take over the Jersey Street location.

New York State Board of Elections

With the elections season heating up, there is increasing attention to making sure someone with bad intent cannot interfere with the vast computer systems behind the vote.

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A fatal fall from a third story nursing home window is being investigated by Buffalo Police. Captain Jeff Rinaldo says, 87-year-old William Strasner was found lying in the parking lot of the Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, on Delaware Avenue, just before 6 a.m., Monday morning.

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One of Neglia Conservatory of Ballet’s pre-professional dancers will be heading to an international competition this weekend. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the ballet student will be part of an 18-day event.  

If you walked by the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Delaware Avenue Saturday, you heard the beautiful voices of the church's various choirs during an event called the Hymn-a-thon.

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WBFO earned nine first-place awards at the New York State Associated Press Association awards banquet on Saturday – more than any other radio or television station in the state.

Buffalo police are investigating two shootings, one of them fatal.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A book sale that raises money to benefit female students through scholarships is underway in Clarence. The American Association of University Women's annual project continues through the weekend.


Binghamton Senators

The assistant general manager of the Ottawa Senators hockey franchise has been charged with a violation harassment count in relation to an alleged incident Thursday involving a 19-year-old male employee of the Westin in Buffalo.


Buffalo Preservation Board

The Buffalo Preservation Board on Thursday voted to recommend to the Common Council that the old and historic Concrete Central Elevator be designated as a landmark. The board also talked about making more visible the process for designating what everyone thought were landmarks as official city landmarks.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

One of Gates Circle’s newest neighbors on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo is pitching in to beautify the traffic circle. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Canterbury Woods, along with residents contributed a $5,000 donation to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy for the circle. 

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The Food Bank of Western New York unveiled a brand new refrigerated truck that will now serve Cattaraugus County.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Food Bank is expanding its Direct Delivery Program. 

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