Local

Local & regional news

Thomas O'Neil-White

Having your house foreclosed on can be a nightmarish ordeal, yet one woman is sharing her plight with the public.

File photo

Just because ice skating season is over, it doesn't mean all is quiet at Canalside. Events for the spring are currently in the works by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, which includes plans for horse-drawn carriage rides for Easter.

WBFO News File Photo

Erie County Legislators are pushing Albany to release records of state efforts to fight the November 2014 blizzard which buried much of the county with up to seven feet of snow.


WBFO News File Photo

Governor Cuomo concedes that ethics reform is unlikely to be a part of the New York State budget, despite the conviction of the two legislative leaders on major corruption charges. Cuomo blames the legislature for lack of will to enact changes.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Following their monthly meeting - the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners refused to speak to the media Thursday. Several reporters wanted to give the officials an opportunity to respond to claims by the Comptroller that the BMHA owes taxpayers more than $3 million.

People who rent public housing in Buffalo will be barred from smoking in their homes starting this summer.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Eight local agencies who advocate for community causes are launching a new partnership that will push for economic, social and racial equality through the development of a green economy in Buffalo.

File photo

The Buffalo Police Department is being sued by the New York Civil Liberties Union for withholding information the organization says should be available to the public.

Karen DeWitt

People with developmental disabilities and their caretakers held a rally at the State Capitol Wednesday to ask Governor Cuomo for financial help if he’s successful in pushing through a $15 minimum wage.


from Erie.gov

There may be fewer sewer overflows in times of heavy rains this summer in the Southtowns. That positive development will follow the completion of upgrades to the county's sewer treatment plant.


WBFO News File Photo

The City of Buffalo's fiscal watchdog is taking a closer look at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority after digging up millions of dollars worth of unpaid bills.

Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Local company BAK USA will be building a corporate computer tablet in Buffalo while using its new marketing affiliation with Microsoft.


WBFO file photo/Mike Desmond

Heading out for St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Buffalo tonight or later this weekend? If so, you're celebrating in what one website says is the second-best city in the nation for this holiday.


Thomas O'Neil-White / WBFO News

Symbols of hope are an important part of the fight against cancer, and now one is part of the downtown Buffalo waterfront.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Cheektowaga Police officials, who continue to investigate a fatal shooting involving one of their officers, have released video footage from the scene.

WBFO file photo

The federal government has delivered millions of dollars to the local organization that oversees the Head Start program in Erie and Niagara Counties. But the head of that organization says even with that funding, Head Start is only serving a fraction of local children eligible for the program.


Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Western New Yorkers will be dealing with that rarest of political prizes in the State Legislature: an open seat following Senator Marc Panepinto's decision to not run for a second term.


Karen DeWitt

Lobbying for and against the minimum wage is intensifying at the State Capitol, with just over two weeks to go until the budget deadline.


Walmart may get on board with Metro Bus after all. Company executives were in town Tuesday to discuss public safety concerns over Walmart's plan for its new Cheektowaga store. 


Jeffrey Pirrone

The largest food pantry in Western New York will now be offering more services to help people living in poverty.

WBFO file photo

A film maker who used Western New York to shoot a holiday-themed movie, and then later a mystery-thriller, is once again in the Buffalo area to shoot some holiday spirit.


WBFO News File Photo

Walmart's refusal to give Metro Bus access to its new Super Center in Cheektowaga may provide an opportunity for Buffalo residents.


WBFO News File Photo

Catholic bishops from across New York are gathering in Albany today, for meetings with the governor and legislative leaders. 


Karen DeWitt

The Assembly and Senate have released budget positions that focus on taxes and spending policies, but very little on ethics reform, even though both former leaders of the legislature face prison sentences over corruption convictions. 


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

More than a dozen local not-for-profits who work to get homeless people off the streets are receiving money from Uncle Sam to continue their missions.


AAA

Some folks are probably yawning a bit more in recent days and struggling to adjust to a change in routine.

ccwny.org

The first day of the annual Catholic Charities went by Sunday with drive officials saying they are seeing signs the local economic resurgence is also showing up in gifts to the drive.


Chris Caya WBFO News

With no end in sight to the number of people dying from a fatal drug overdose, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a bill that she says could help.


Buffalo area unions filled a tractor trailer with bottled water this weekend for shipment to Flint, Michigan. The donated water was due to arrive Sunday morning. Meanwhile, union officials are blaming the Flint water crisis on government negligence.

A teenage girl is dead, and another one in serious condition after two separate shooting incidents in Buffalo Saturday.

UB logo
File Photo

Western New York may have its first cases of mumps since 2010. Officials at the University at Buffalo say two of their students likely have mumps and another four are suspect cases.

Pages