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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Families with loved ones undergoing care at Mercy Hospital now have an option, if needed to stay nearby at a new hospitality center not far from the South Buffalo medical center. The Grace Guest House was formally dedicated Monday.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Members of the Erie County Sheriff's SWAT team are on call around the clock to respond to local incidents.

Darien Lake

The operators of Darien Lake say its Silver Bullet ride has passed inspection after several riders were injured over the weekend.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Even though it has been attacked by disease, the future for Buffalo's oldest tree should be much greener. Given its age, the sycamore is a rarity in today's world. That has led experts in the field to donate their services to help keep the Franklin Street landmark alive for years to come.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

You moved into the Elmwood Village and you wonder how whether changes have been made since your new house was built. The Buffalo History Museum may have the answer.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Visitors to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens may notice a few missing items outside the vintage greenhouse and dome. Several trees have been cut down. But more are coming in their place.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Officials in the City of Buffalo, as well as leaders of the local Hispanic community, are praising the public for its generosity so far in the effort to collect aid for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. But supplies are still badly needed, and a network of drop-off sites will remain available through the end of next week.


Chris Caya WBFO News

The late founder of Record Theatre is being honored by the City of Buffalo. A section of Main Street, near the original store, has been named Leonard "Lenny" Silver Way.

Erie County Fair 's new CEO has longtime ties to fairgrounds

Sep 29, 2017
Erie County Agricultural Society

The organization that presents the Erie County Fair has named its new CEO, but she’s no stranger to the fairgrounds.

KeyBank is donating $300,000 to assist with Women and Children’s Hospital’s move to the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Albany is sending the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System some additional aid. At the Central Library, in Buffalo, Thursday, Senator Chris Jacobs said, that he's secured $120,000 in education funding for branches in his district.

New York ranked best state for teachers

Sep 28, 2017
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Teachers often feel overworked and underpaid. But local educators may be happy to learn one research firm has determined New York to be the best state for teachers.

National Public Radio

Canisius College this week welcomed two of the national co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington, which mobilized 5 million people worldwide and became the largest coordinated peace protest in U.S. history.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Some things change and some never change. That is from the state's open government expert, speaking Wednesday night at the Buffalo History Museum. Bob Freeman said he has had the same state phone number since 1974 and people call all the time with questions.

New York State Governor's Office

New York State, home to more than 1 million people of Puerto Rican background, is sending a lot more than thoughts and prayers to the hurricane-ravaged island.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The race for Erie County Comptroller is heating up. The incumbent is being blasted by his challenger for allegedly costing county taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Brian Mann / NCPR

Drones are more popular than ever before. The small remote-controlled aircraft can take photographs and shoot video and they are getting easier and easier to use.

However, drones are also more and more controversial. Critics say their buzzing propellers are an unwelcome intrusion in wild lands that are meant to feel remote and natural.

New York State is now trying to figure out when and where these tiny aircraft should be allowed on public lands.

Dennis Lang to retire Friday as Erie County Fair CEO

Sep 27, 2017
ecfair.org

Friday marks the end of an era at the Erie County Fairgrounds. Dennis Lang, who has worked as CEO and Fair Manager since 1999, is retiring.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

They don't meet often. So when the Buffalo Common Council's Police Oversight Committee held its latest meeting Tuesday in City Hall, they got an earful about several concerns. They include two deaths involving Buffalo Police officers, the city's Strike Force and whether checkpoints are being carried out fairly throughout the city.


Buffalo Bills

An overwhelming majority of voters across Western New York oppose NFL player protests during the national anthem, according to a new poll.

Two injured young hikers are home from hospital

Sep 26, 2017

Two injured boys whose parents died while hiking in Zoar Valley Gorge are both home from the hospital and recovering.

Silvestri Architects PC

New affordable housing is coming to Kensington Avenue on a Buffalo site where the principal industry vanished decades ago.


In her recent story on the Buffalo Police Department, Daniela Porat of Investigative Post brought to light how two units have been focusing on high-crime areas. Some of the units' tactics, including police checkpoints, are drawing concern. One critic views the tactics as "bullying the community."


Brown supports Bills players' right to peaceful protest

Sep 25, 2017
Twitter/@BuffaloBills

It was a weekend of Trump tweets and player protests. Several Buffalo Bills were among many National Football League players who on Sunday knelt down during the playing of the national anthem, a form of protest that has now escalated following the president's calls to fire or suspend those who participate. Buffalo's mayor believes the Bills organization has handled itself properly in response to the controversy.

Authorities have identified the driver and passenger of the motorcycle involved in Sunday's crash in Newfane.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Shoshone Park in North Buffalo is getting some major dollar attention from City Hall and attention from the surrounding neighborhoods tied together by its grass, trees and pool.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

For many local Puerto Ricans, the concern of the day is what may have happened to their relatives on the Caribbean island.

Buffalo Bills

Several members of the Buffalo Bills reacted to President Trump's controversial comments about protesting professional athletes Sunday by kneeling during the national anthem before their 26-16 win over the Denver Broncos.

A seasonal city employee is under arrest, accused of stabbing a dog on a South Buffalo Street Saturday morning.

Gold Star Memorial unveiled at Naval Park

Sep 24, 2017
Buffalo & Erie County Naval Military Park

Families who have lost a loved one during military service now have a new memorial at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park. Known as “Gold Star” families, they were honored on National Gold Star Mother’s Day, the last Sunday of September annually.

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