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Buffalo's Common Council is again grappling with the issue of landmarking buildings around the city, entangled with a court case last year.

Just one month before the state budget is due, numerous interest groups are converging on the State Capitol, asking that they be included in the budget.


Kaspersky.com

New York is now the first state in the nation to enact regulations designed to protect consumer's private data. The new rules are also designed to protect the financial services industry from the growing threat of cyber-attacks.


No charges against Peters in hockey fight, says DA

Feb 28, 2017
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The Erie County District Attorney said Tuesday morning that criminal charges will not be pressed against the former Buffalo Sabres player-turned-youth hockey coach who was involved in a fight during a weekend game at HarborCenter.


Tommaso Briatico

There's going to be more renovation of Main Street's 500 block in Downtown Buffalo, a block of deteriorating buildings best known for decades as one where little happened.


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A new poll finds that in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s numbers are rising while President Donald Trump’s are sinking.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Not everyone in Buffalo is ready to welcome Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies just yet. Speakers gathered outside the offices of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership to explain why they want state leaders to wait.


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This February has has been a weather roller coaster, with the temperature going from 22 degrees to 71 degrees in just 27 days.

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Judith Enck, the former regional administrator of the EPA under President Barack Obama, said the new head of the EPA under President Donald Trump threatens to roll back major environmental regulations, including climate change actions and pollution protections.


Erie County will see this spring if a major sewer project in the South Towns will alleviate sewage-based pollution flowing through Woodlawn Beach.


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The pushback against the Trump Administration continued Sunday in a protest against new policy regarding transgender youths and the use of school bathrooms. The issues prompted many to rally on a cold and windy afternoon at Niagara Square.


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The local arts and culture community is preparing for cuts in federal funding. The White House Office of Management and Budget has suggested eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities among others.


Buffalo Jr. Sabres

An on-ice brawl during a 15U Junior Sabres game Saturday allegedly involved former Sabres winger Andrew Peters.

Local Democrats are praising the election of favorite son Tom Perez as the new chairman of the national party.

St. Lawrence Church in Buffalo is expected to be overflowing at its noon Mass Sunday, thanks to Buffalo Mass Mob.

Downtown rally in support of transgender youth

Feb 26, 2017

A rally for transgender civil rights will be held Sunday in downtown Buffalo. It comes on the heels of President Trump’s newest change to transgender youth accommodations in public schools.

Officers from the University at Buffalo Police Department are investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning.

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Health officials in Ontario are reporting on an outbreak of mumps in Toronto.

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A Rochester area woman will be spending time behind bars for producing child pornography.

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In the midst of state budget negotiations for 2017, one local Senator is giving the legislature an ultimatum on the second phase of the Buffalo Billion.


Niagara Aquarium

Work has started on a new exhibit for rare Humboldt Penguins at the Niagara Aquarium,  a $3.3 million project that represents the largest capital investment at the attraction in a half-century.

National Public Radio

The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York state, according to the state’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While most Americans will celebrate Fat Tuesday next week as the traditional final indulgence until the start of Lent, some are already beginning festivities with Fat Thursday. Yes, it's real.

WWII veteran finally receives military honors

Feb 23, 2017
Michael Mroziak

For one local veteran, the effects of racism were allowed to linger for seven decades. George Watts, who served in a segregated unit in World War II, received his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1946. He didn't receive his military service medals until yesterday.

Legislator Grant's web page

A longtime member of the Erie County Legislature is weighing whether or not to enter the race for Mayor of Buffalo.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

After learning about the long-term health effects that touched numerous firefighters who responded to the 9/11 attacks in New York City, lawmakers including Senator Charles Schumer are pushing for passage of a registry that they say will help identify and prevent cancer risks for other firefighters nationwide.


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Redevelopment of the former Bethlehem Steel site, in Lackawanna, is another step closer to reality. The Erie County Industrial Development Agency approved buying nearly 150 acres of the site along Route 5 Thursday. County Executive Mark Poloncarz says, it's an important purchase for the IDA and the County.

Rep. Reed

Despite protesters shutting down his office last week - and then having several events disrupted on Saturday - Congressman Tom Reed says he will stay the course.


Niagarafallslive.com

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed away from a proposal to build a privately operated lodge on a state-owned island near the brink of Niagara Falls.

AAA of Western & Central New York

Motorists across the nation have been shelling out $3 billion annually in recent years to repair rust-related damage to their vehicles, according to a new survey released by AAA.

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