Accolades continue to shower the Good Samaritan bus driver who rescued a woman on the brink of suicide in Buffalo last month. Darnell Barton has now been recognized by both City Hall and by one of the most famous businessmen in the world.
Large audiences are expected to turn out this weekend for the opening of Clybourne Park at 710 Main Theatre. A Road Less Traveled production, Clybourne Park was written by Bruce Norris an is directed by Scott Behrend.
Coming off a Buffalo mayoral race, where one candidate had well over a million dollars to spend and the other had a few thousand, supporters of public financing of city elections are pushing for action.
Governor Andrew Cuomo did not lose any time in publicizing a win on a gambling expansion amendment in Tuesday’s voting. The governor made two public appearances in regions that are now authorized to build resort style casinos.
Now that they've grabbed the majority in the Erie County Legislature, Republicans are "going to make life miserable for County Executive (Mark) Poloncarz, I think," said Buffalo News Political Bob McCarthy during a post-election conversation on WBFO's Morning Edition.
Republican Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard was re-elected to a third term Tuesday, declaring victory over challengers Richard Dobson and Bert Dunn. County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw enjoyed a comfortable win over Democrat Kevin Gaughan.
The results are in for Election Day 2013. In western New York the polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Several races took center stage including the race for Buffalo Mayor, Erie County Sheriff and Erie County Comptroller.
As an "off year" election, voting is likely to be sparse today, with some predicting a turnout level as low as 30 percent. According to Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy, some local candidates view the low totals as an opportunity.
Now that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to settle civil and criminal charges of pushing illegal uses of a drug, it will be paying millions to a pair of whistle-blowers represented by a major local law firm.
Thousands of Western New Yorkers are receiving letters from the federal government saying they will need to drop their current health insurance coverage. Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed, republican for the 23rd Congressional District of New York said he's received numerous complaints from constituents.
City lawmakers will be asked to approve an important step towards saving a 127-year-old East Side church this week. The Buffalo Preservation Board is seeking landmark status for St. Ann's Catholic Church.