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Erie County Sheriff's Department / WBFO News

Two North Buffalo residents have been arrested after a raid executed last night.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A downtown Buffalo parish is marking its 200th anniversary this year. This weekend, the man who now leads the Episcopal Church is in Western New York to help celebrate that milestone but also reflect on his church's role in social justice issues including race relations and refugees.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Rebuild NY Now has launched a campaign to raise public awareness about New York state's infrastructure challenges.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Multiple efforts are underway to campaign for the closure of the toll booth stations at the north and south Grand Island bridges. The strategies include proposed legislation and petitions.

File Photo

Six people sustained minor injuries in a school bus-pickup truck collision Friday morning in Niagara County.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul visited the Jewish Community Center on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo Thursday as a sign of solidarity.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the JCC and others across the state have been targeted by recent bomb threats and anti-Semitism.

A conference that aims to reduce poverty in Niagara and Erie counties began Friday morning.

Ciminelli Real Estate

It wasn't a comfortable room for developers of a planned project for the corner of Elmwood and Potomac Thursday night. Ciminelli Real Estate presented the latest version of its Reverie project to Elmwood Village residents steadfast in their opposition to the development.

New York’s health care system is bracing for big changes in the Affordable Health Care Act. No one knows for certain how it will  be altered, but it will almost certainly cost the state a significant amount of money.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The New York Power Authority welcomed guests including elected officials into a part of the Niagara Power Project that's usually off-limits to the public. Officials updated guests on a $460 million dollar upgrade going on inside the Lewiston Pump Generating Plant.

Young + Wright Architectural

A symbol of Buffalo's industrial past will survive, as a one-time malting factory on Elk Street starts getting new uses as office and possibly residential and commercial space.

New York State Governor's Office

The state of New York is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage with the launch of a website and events throughout the state.

WBFO File Photo

Reform advocates are taking exception to remarks made by Governor Cuomo, who said there already is enough oversight of potentially corrupt activities in Albany.

Sinatra & Company Real Estate

Residents of McCarley Gardens can rest assured they'll be able to stay in their homes. They were threatened with demolition several years ago - under a proposed expansion of the adjacent Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. But now the housing complex is slated for a major renovation. 

National Public Radio

Buffalo was warm in February. How warm was it? The National Weather Service says the region set a record for the warmest February on record.

City of Buffalo

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.


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
courtesy Buffalo Junior Sabres

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.

WBFO File Photo

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.

WBFO News photo

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

courtesy New York Now

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.

Mike Desmond/WBFO News

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.

Chris Caya WBFO News

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.