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Allentown Association

Sidewalks and crosswalks throughout Allentown are being painted with rainbows. As the first part of an ongoing initiative to support the LGBTQ community in Buffalo, the “Rainbows on Allen” project aims to provide permanent symbols of acceptance that last beyond Buffalo’s Pride Week.

WBFO's Michael Mroziak

Buffalonians could worry less about sewer pipe overflows if storm water never gets into the sewer system. The city is spending millions on green infrastructure to do exactly that.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Saying there are "no safe" levels of lead exposure, State Assemblyman Sean Ryan of Buffalo unveiled a new bill called the LEAD Act. It is designed to prevent and combat lead exposure and poisoning.    

AAA of Western and Central New York

The warm-weather months have arrived and many nervous parents are hoping their teenagers will avoid the temptations of distracted driving in what AAA calls the 100 Deadliest Days of the year.

Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen took to Facebook to call out the Buffalo Bills for taking their newest players on a tour of the region that featured only traditional tourist attractions, like Canalside and Niagara Falls.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Family members of a man fatally shot by a Buffalo Police officer early last month joined community activists in Niagara Square Wednesday afternoon, demanding answers and justice as the investigation continues.


The Krog Group

The historic Trico plant on the edge of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has a new owner, with the Krog Group already starting to clean up and renovate the seven buildings that make up the complex.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo Pride Week officially kicked off Tuesday with a celebration and a demonstration.

City of Buffalo's parking payment app goes online

May 31, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

People needing a parking space in the City of Buffalo now have a new method to pay. A new smartphone-based app known as "Buffalo Roam" went live on Tuesday.


Teenagers in the United States are in the middle on a global scale when comparing countries on financial literacy.

SA+A Development

Building a development can seem relatively simple: find a piece of land, find an architect to provide a design, then build. In reality, it is far more complicated and why a major development on Broadway on the edge of downtown Buffalo will not be underway until early next year.

Chris Caya WBFO News

From Buckingham Palace and Buffalo's Richardson Olmsted Complex - to the streets of Havana - the New York State Capitol - and the iconic towers of the Brooklyn Bridge - these are just some of the things made with Medina Sandstone. And now there's a local group busy identifying and "celebrating" structures made with the once popular building material.


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Police in New York State are cracking down on drunk driving throughout Memorial Day weekend.

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Buffalo's Outer Harbor will be getting some improvements.

Buffalo Marathon attracts thousands of runner

May 28, 2017

Conditions were nearly perfect for Sunday's Buffalo Marathon. It was run under plenty of sunshine with temperatures in the 50s when the starting gun sounded at 6:30am.

Couples from all over the United States whose lives have been affected by the military are in Java Center this holiday weekend for a retreat sponsored by Project Sanctuary.

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has released a scathing audit of the Tonawanda Housing Authority.

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The City of Buffalo water system will be experiencing some upgrades this year.

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Erie County is asking Albany for some help in dealing with the problem of zombie homes. Officials believe the county is home to 800 zombie properties, vacant homes allowed to deteriorate as the foreclosure process grinds to a conclusion.


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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is going to allow Tonawanda Coke to burn hazardous waste. That's raising concerns among neighbors who have been dealing with the convicted polluter for years.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

From family-friendly outdoor activities to concerts featuring longtime rock and R&B legends, tourism leaders in Niagara Falls say there will be something for everyone during the summer entertainment season. Officials announced an extensive list of events, which begin this weekend.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Canalside kicks off its "2017 Summer Season" Friday. And a long list of events and programs for families, fitness enthusiasts, music lovers and more were announced on Thursday.

Canalside General Manager Matt LaSota says there's a focus on new kids programming everyday this summer.   

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Erie County is still repairing the fire-damaged Board of Elections office space. The final cost for repair is expected to approach $1 million.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

More than 90 years after its construction, a historic building in the heart of Buffalo’s East Side is getting new life and restored purpose. The 1926 casino building in Martin Luther King Jr. Park is nearly through the third and final phase of a $2.6 million renovation.


New York lawmakers have voted to let Uber and Lyft begin picking up passengers in upstate New York a little early.

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A new poll finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is at his highest approval rating in three years. According to the Siena College poll, 61 percent of voters now say they view him favorably overall, and just over half 51 percent say they like the job he’s doing in office.


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President Donald Trump's latest federal budget proposal, released on Tuesday, increases overall military spending but also recommends a new round of base closings. But advocates for the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station are not panicking just yet.


Chris Caya WBFO News

The City of Buffalo is preparing to continue with the build out of Canalside. The process is expected to start moving forward in May. 


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Local government and law enforcement are teaming up with a local beverage retailer and advocate for drug-and-alcohol abuse prevention, to launch a campaign discouraging underage drinking. With prom and graduation season getting underway, supporters of "Not A Minor Problem" hope to stop short-term decisions that could cause long-term consequences, including deaths.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Several city officials joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in kicking off the 2017 paving season Tuesday.

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