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The long-troubled Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority has a new majority on its board, with four new members appointed by Mayor Byron Brown and immediately confirmed by the Common Council. The question now is: What next? There are a lot of views about what to do with the authority that provides housing to thousands of city residents well down the economic ladder.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is reacting to the violence that took a man's life Saturday afternoon.

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Two-alarms rang for a fire in the historic Allentown District during the 8 o'clock hour this morning.

We’ve heard of organizations like GoBike helping Buffalo progress in terms of alternative transportation. What about nearly naked bike rides?

Last night’s Buffalo World Naked Bike Ride 2017 included barley clothed participants taking a 12 mile trip around the city of Buffalo. The goal? Bringing awareness to oil addiction and car culture, while highlighting the vulnerability of cyclists on the road. Event Organizer Alex Smith said there is a growing bike culture in Buffalo.

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Some of Buffalo’s eco-tourism was on display today as the 12th Annual Paddles Up Niagara drew a record turnout.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is urging the state Department of Health to adjust its review and oversight systems after more than $16 million in questionable payments were found during a recent audit.

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Groundbreaking on a new facility for the Lockport Family YMCA took place on Friday.

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Following a tragic accident involving an amusement park ride at the Ohio State Fair, those who run the rides at the Erie County Fair say the attractions will be safe, and undergo an extensive check before they're allowed to operate.


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In an often angry discussion Thursday, the Buffalo Preservation Board denied a proposal to pave over much of the lawn of the historic American Red Cross mansion at Delaware Avenue and Summer Street to allow for more commercial development in the building.

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With Kevin James and Jim Gaffigan headlining next week's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, the Jamestown event is once again featuring top comedic talent.  Meanwhile, notable comics like Lewis Black and David Steinberg are helping to expand the scope of the festival by hosting conversations on the cultural relevance of their art.


NY fair officials reassure after Ohio fatality

Jul 28, 2017
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Following a ride malfunction that killed one person and injured several others at the Ohio State Fair this week, state officials want to assure fairgoers in New York that everything possible is being done to ensure that rides are safe.

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A Buffalo Common Councilmember pondering the idea of red light cameras got mixed feedback at a public hearing in City Hall.


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What was once the side of a long-vacant building on Buffalo’s East Side is now a finished canvas for a bright public art project called the Welcome Wall. The side of 751 Fillmore Avenue displays a mural intertwining the word “welcome” in 13 different languages—from German and Polish to Vietnamese and Farsi.

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Town of Tonawanda Police say a 79-year-old veteran used his military skills to stay alive while stranded in the woods for four days.

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Many are speaking out against President Trump for saying he will bar transgender individuals from serving in the military.  WBFO's Senior Reporter spoke with two local members of Buffalo's transgender community for their reaction.  

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Will the public give the green light to red light cameras in Buffalo? The Common Council wants to know during a public hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday.

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A movement is underway to open a community-owned coffee shop in Buffalo's Parkside neighborhood. Those behind the project say it would not only bring a business to the street but generate money for other neighborhood investments.


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Clean-up from last week's tornado is just about complete in town of Hamburg. The town's department of Emergency Services says the state of emergency will be lifted at noon Wednesday.

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It was two summers ago that Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Northern New York. The manhunt that followed continues to echo in popular culture.

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Buffalo's Common Council holds its last meeting before the summer recess Tuesday. On the agenda: Mayor Byron Brown is hoping it approves his latest appointments to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority so the authority board can operate in a more responsive manner.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The New York State Department of Transportation has a plan for the conversion of Route 198 from an expressway to a slower-moving roadway. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in partnership with several local cultural institutions, believes it has a better plan and introduced it on Monday.


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The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that happened in the the Town of Hartland Sunday evening.

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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is calling for improved oversight by the agency that regulates child foster care across New York.


A 4-year old girl suffers serious injuries after being hit by a car in the Town of Lockport Sunday afternoon.

A silver alert has been issued for a missing elderly man reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or a related cognitive disorder.

A new study finds New York is an outlier in more ways than one when it comes to health care spending. The latest analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts looked at economic trends in states over a period of 15 years.

Tornado clean-up continues, all power restored

Jul 22, 2017
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Much progress was made Friday as the clean-up continues from the tornados that hit the Southtowns Thursday. All roads have been reopened and power restored in affected areas.

Higgins critical of EPA funding cuts

Jul 22, 2017

Proposed funding cuts to the federal Environmental Protection Agency are coming under fire by Democrats on the House Budget Committee.

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Kites were flying in abundance and the breeze was just right Friday afternoon along Buffalo's waterfront, where Tifft Nature Preserve and Buffalo Harbor State Park hosted an annual celebration of the air, sky and things that fly.

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An initiative that has promoted pedal power throughout the area is celebrating its one year anniversary in Buffalo.

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