Local & regional news

Johnny Fiebelkorn

Akron High School is mourning the death of one of its students.

Mike Desmond WBFO News

There have been nearly a dozen tornadoes across Upstate New York this year - including one that touched down at the Erie County Fairgrounds last month - and more are expected.

City of Tonawanda Police

A North Tonawanda man is facing charges after attempting to buy groceries with counterfeit money.

Residents of Buffalo's Fruit Belt celebrated 99 years of history Saturday. But they also used the occasion to express their concerns about the neighborhood's future.

Photo courtesy of NYSDEC

The group Environmental Advocates of New York says nearly 336 million gallons of sewage have been discharged into New York waterways since mid-May.

Photo courtesy of Governor Cuomo's Press Office

The New York Air National Guard is heading to Texas and Louisiana to respond to Hurricane Harvey. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday he deployed the emergency personnel to aid the recovery effort.

Chris Caya WBFO News

A team of about a dozen volunteers from the University at Buffalo and the surrounding community are going door-to-door near UB's South Campus, in Buffalo, as part of 'Operation Doorhanger.'

Buffalo Water Authority

With Erie County's sewage treatment facilities aging and sometimes overloading, the county is preparing for another round of improvements and renovations to the wastewater infrastructure.

Catherine Herrick

Some pockets of Buffalo are buzzing thanks to urban redevelopment of an unexpected kind. The recently implemented Green Code has officially legalized what used to be an underground practice in the city of Buffalo: urban beekeeping. Residents have found an array of uses for it, from gardening and education to revitalization of neglected urban landmarks.

$50M Expo Center planned for NYS Fair

Aug 25, 2017
New York State Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that a new $50 million exposition center will be built at the New York State Fairgrounds near Syracuse - and work will happen quickly.

Investigative Post

Dozens of property owners sitting on radioactive waste in Niagara Falls and Lewiston have been left in limbo.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Erie County hosted a Poverty Summit in downtown Buffalo Thursday. The all-day gathering was organized to discuss issues while also pursue changes that may help bring people out of an ongoing poverty cycle.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Local drivers who travel the Skyway can expect delays, road closures and detours in the coming months. The New York State Department of Transportation is expecting to begin rehab work on the bridge over the Buffalo River in the coming months - and a public information meeting about the project is set for next week. But Congressman Brian Higgins is still calling for the Skyway's replacement.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority officially opened its new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Wednesday.


Nearly 51 years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson spoke in downtown Buffalo about the importance of clean water and the need to save Lake Erie from pollution. Now local advocates are pushing to "Save the EPA."  

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Thousands of pounds of chicken wings and thousands of hungry visitors will be on their way to downtown Buffalo this Labor Day weekend for the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Festival founder and well-known “Wing King” Drew Cerza says there will be plenty of new attractions at the fest, thanks to the growth of downtown Buffalo.

The Green Family

The Green family is thanking the community for the support being shown to them, as they grieve the loss of William and Amanda Green, who fell to their deaths while hiking in the Zoar Valley Gorge over the weekend.

Chris Caya WBFO News

City Hall is teaming up with the private sector to help save the oldest tree in Buffalo.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The toll booths that have greeted motorists at the north and south Grand Island bridges for decades will be coming down early next year. But tolls will still be collected through an electronic cashless system.

Tornado Watch cancelled for all of WNY

Aug 22, 2017
Photo from National Weather Service Buffalo

The National Weather Service canceled a Tornado Watch for all of Western New York. It was posted earlier Tuesday afternoon and was initially to be in effect until 9 p.m. 

Photo from the National Weather Service Buffalo Twitter

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued Wind Advisory for Northern Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Orleans Counties from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The historic Martin House project in North Buffalo is getting into the last phases of reconstruction of the Frank Lloyd Wright design. The new phase is rehabilitation of the Barton House on Summit Avenue.

Authorities say a 4-year-old boy who plunged off a cliff into Zoar Valley Gorge with his parents has internal injuries, multiple fractures and a head injury.

Civil War re-enactors consider use of confederate flag

Aug 22, 2017

With the removal of confederate statues happening across the country, how does that backlash affect Civil War re-enactors?

Eileen Elibol, WNED-WBFO

The Buffalo Museum of Science's front lawn looked like a summer festival as hundreds of people gathered to take in the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017.

University at Buffalo

Call him an eclipse-chaser.

A University at Buffalo at Buffalo mathematics professor traveled to the “path of totality” with his 10-year-old twin sons.

Erie County Fair

As the "best 12 days of summer" closed Sunday night, the Erie County Fair reported its second-highest attendance in fair history.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Many tourists visiting Niagara Falls, New York discover that while they're standing on U.S. soil, their smartphone signals are bouncing off Canadian towers, subjecting them to roaming charges. By this fall, leaders on this side of the border believe they'll solve the problem.

Chris Caya WBFO News

More local agencies will be receiving funding to help fight the opioid epidemic.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Two adult hikers are dead and one child is hospitalized after falling down a cliff in Zoar Valley.