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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Remember the pinball machine? The longtime mainstay of arcades and barrooms has never gone away. To the contrary, the machines are enjoying a modest comeback. This Saturday, a local women's league will be celebrating their cherished game - and hoping to attract more local women participants - with the Holiday Silverball Crawl.


AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills are keeping crews busy at the AAA of Western and Central New York.

BNP

A new campaign is underway to promote the positive impact that adaptive reuse projects have had in the City of Buffalo. The goal is to prevent potential changes that supporters say could derail the city's renaissance.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Hundreds of donated stuffed animals are now in the hands of young patients at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.

5 people displaced after 3-alarm fire in Black Rock

Dec 28, 2017
Buffalo Fire Department

Five people are without a home Thursday morning after a three-alarm fire in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

After a fight over the condition of the building, Buffalo's Common the Council has approved a lodging house license for a building on Chippewa Street with a history of bad conditions. However, the delay led to changes.

WBFO file photo

The end of "net neutrality" is not yet a done deal. Several states, including New York, are challenging the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to repeal the regulation requiring fair and equal access to digital data. However, public libraries are among the institutions that worry about the possible effects of lost net neutrality, including access and cost.


Chris Caya WBFO News

City of Buffalo residents who want to prepay their 2018 state and local taxes can do so at the Erie County Clerk's Office.

WBFO News file photo

More than 700 National Grid customers remain without power Wednesday in Buffalo's Kaisertown.

Realtor.com

Buffalo’s West Side is going through a change. With a surge of development taking place along the Niagara Street strip and the influx of higher-income residents, some longtime West Siders have been forced to find other places to live.

This report was written and produced by Khalid Terrell.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Several Buffalo Common Councilmembers want the Kensington Expressway added to the studies currently being conducted by the state Department of Transportation on the Scajaquada Expressway through Delaware Park.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The list of outdoor activities at Canalside, in downtown Buffalo, is a little longer this winter. But the new attractions are only up for a limited time.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A seven-day celebration by the African-American community got underway in downtown Buffalo during the noon hour Tuesday. The raising in Niagara Square of the red, black and green Pan-African flag, also referred to as the Black Liberation flag, marked the local festivities marking Kwanzaa.


City of Buffalo

About 600 residents in 80 Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority public housing units at Kenfield Homes are without power, after the failure of a main power switch.

Buffalo Broadcasting Association

Western New York is remembering Irv Weinstein, the iconic newsman who anchored Channel 7 newscasts for more than 30 years. He died Tuesday afternoon at age 87, according to WKBW-TV.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Security is tight in and around Canalside, in downtown Buffalo. Dozens of police officers, some dressed in camouflage and carrying high-powered rifles, were on duty outside KeyBank Center on Tuesday, the first day of the eleven day World Junior Hockey Championship.

Caterpillar

Government leasing has been talked about for years and there has been some of it. Now, one of the big dogs in local government, Erie County, is dipping its toes into leasing to see if it can help, especially in winter weather.

National Public Radio

Under a new state policy taking effect January 1, workers across New York will be eligible for Paid Family Leave. 


Photo by WNED's Joe Cannizzaro

All of Western New York will get more snow in the coming days. A "White Christmas" is guaranteed.

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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has joined a national coalition in supporting the country's Clean Power Plan.

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It has been two months since Buffalo police officer Craig Lehner died during a training exercise in the Niagara River. On Friday, the K-9 division he served for several years received a large financial boost.

Towne Garden Pediatrics

A local pediatric clinic is going above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to health care. The Towne Garden Pediatric Clinic on William Street has been collecting children's coats, snow suits and other items for its young patients.

Concerns over freezing rain have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory through 4 a.m. Saturday for Buffalo and much of the region. Meteorologist Bob Hamilton sees conditions changing throughout the weekend. "It looks like a higher chance for a white Christmas. Each day, it's looking better and better we're going to get fairly widespread snow later on Christmas Eve."


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A former jail attendant in the City of Buffalo's downtown lockup will spend time in prison after admitting to roughing up a man while in police custody.


One person was taken to an area hospital for treatment of burns from a fire on Buffalo's West Side early Thursday afternoon.

Niagara Falls Water Board

The Niagara Falls Water Board will be holding a special meeting Thursday morning to approve a contractor to repair a major water main break that has disrupted the city's water supply since Friday.

New York State

The U.S. Census says New York State's population bumped up slightly to 19.85 million.

Buffalo plans for 30th annual New Year's Eve ball drop

Dec 20, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The City of Buffalo is preparing to host its 30th annual New Year's Eve ball drop.


Marian Hetherly / WBFO News

After 17 days at Canalside, the new USS Little Rock LCS 9 has set sail for warmer waters. It left Buffalo's inner harbor Wednesday on its way to the combat ship's home base of Mayport, FL.

WBFO file photo

Whether it be by plane, train or automobile, Americans are expected to travel this holiday season at an all-time high.


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