Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen said as a new appointee to the Niagara River Greenway Commission he will push for use of education to tell all residents of the value and opportunities of the local waterfront.
Police forces in the U-S, Britain and Canada have experimented with the use of body worn video cameras. And they have the support of civil libertarians. Now, police in Toronto will roll out a pilot project this year to test the use of body worn cameras on all front-line officers.
A prominent member of the University at Buffalo's community is being honored for his work. The American Institute of Architects has selected Robert Shibley as one of three to receive the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture. Shibley serves as dean of UB's School of Architecture and Planning. As WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, Shibley has led the master planning process that has created Buffalo's Renaissance.
Considering the Buffalo Public School District has struggled with graduation rates hovering near 50 percent, the school board is aiming high as it seeks additional state funding to help dramatically improve those rates.
With the possibility of more flooding on the way West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan says the town is on "high alert." It was just a little over a month ago that dozens of homes were severely damaged in the Lexington Green neighborhood.
The trend of steady snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures have combined to accumulate a solid snowpack across the region. Warmer temperatures are expected to melt much of that snow, bringing flooding to the region this week.
With the alarming and rapid rise of heroin overdose deaths in Erie County, a north Buffalo man urges first responders are armed with a drug that reverses an overdose of Heroin or Opiate. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the drug, called Naloxone or Narcan, has been proven to prevent deaths.