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Buffalo Jr. Sabres

An on-ice brawl during a 15U Junior Sabres game Saturday allegedly involved former Sabres winger Andrew Peters.

Local Democrats are praising the election of favorite son Tom Perez as the new chairman of the national party.

St. Lawrence Church in Buffalo is expected to be overflowing at its noon Mass Sunday, thanks to Buffalo Mass Mob.

Downtown rally in support of transgender youth

Feb 26, 2017

A rally for transgender civil rights will be held Sunday in downtown Buffalo. It comes on the heels of President Trump’s newest change to transgender youth accommodations in public schools.

Officers from the University at Buffalo Police Department are investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning.

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Health officials in Ontario are reporting on an outbreak of mumps in Toronto.

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A Rochester area woman will be spending time behind bars for producing child pornography.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

In the midst of state budget negotiations for 2017, one local Senator is giving the legislature an ultimatum on the second phase of the Buffalo Billion.


Niagara Aquarium

Work has started on a new exhibit for rare Humboldt Penguins at the Niagara Aquarium,  a $3.3 million project that represents the largest capital investment at the attraction in a half-century.

National Public Radio

The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York state, according to the state’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While most Americans will celebrate Fat Tuesday next week as the traditional final indulgence until the start of Lent, some are already beginning festivities with Fat Thursday. Yes, it's real.

WWII veteran finally receives military honors

Feb 23, 2017
Michael Mroziak

For one local veteran, the effects of racism were allowed to linger for seven decades. George Watts, who served in a segregated unit in World War II, received his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1946. He didn't receive his military service medals until yesterday.

Legislator Grant's web page

A longtime member of the Erie County Legislature is weighing whether or not to enter the race for Mayor of Buffalo.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

After learning about the long-term health effects that touched numerous firefighters who responded to the 9/11 attacks in New York City, lawmakers including Senator Charles Schumer are pushing for passage of a registry that they say will help identify and prevent cancer risks for other firefighters nationwide.


Chris Caya WBFO News file photo

Redevelopment of the former Bethlehem Steel site, in Lackawanna, is another step closer to reality. The Erie County Industrial Development Agency approved buying nearly 150 acres of the site along Route 5 Thursday. County Executive Mark Poloncarz says, it's an important purchase for the IDA and the County.

Rep. Reed

Despite protesters shutting down his office last week - and then having several events disrupted on Saturday - Congressman Tom Reed says he will stay the course.


Niagarafallslive.com

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed away from a proposal to build a privately operated lodge on a state-owned island near the brink of Niagara Falls.

AAA of Western & Central New York

Motorists across the nation have been shelling out $3 billion annually in recent years to repair rust-related damage to their vehicles, according to a new survey released by AAA.

Local agency and its Iranian employee face visa dilemma

Feb 22, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

President Trump is expected to issue a revised executive order that again seeks to restrict travel from seven mostly-Muslim nations. The administration's desired immigration policies are leaving one local resident, and her employers, wondering if she'll be allowed to stay in the United States when her student visa expires.

The New York State Legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests - and more actions are expected when lawmakers return.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

More than two dozen people from 18 nations became "fellow Americans" in a Tuesday morning ceremony in Buffalo. They include people from troubled parts of the world and one individual whose name may be familiar to local pro hockey fans.


Chris Caya

People continue breathing new life into the many "irreplaceable assets" found in one older, smaller neighborhood on Buffalo's West Side.


Sean Murphy

Western New York Congressman Chris Collins' strong support for the policies of President Donald Trump is not sitting well with some community members. Around 200 people reportedly gathered outside  the congressman's Williamsville office yesterday to renew calls for Collins to hold a town hall meeting.


WBFO File Photo

A large contingent is expected to rally today outside the Williamsville office of Congressman Chris Collins as calls increase for the Western New York representative to hold a town hall meeting.

Gilbert Stuart

Call it Presidents' Day trivia. WBFO hit the streets to discover just how much Western New Yorkers know about this national holiday – beyond the fact that many people have the day off from work and school.

Niagara Parks

As  U.S. residents celebrated was is commonly known as Presidents' Day, many Ontario residents commemorated Family Day.

Bittner Singer Farms

While the unseasonably mild weather may provide welcome relief to many in Western New York, the trend is reason for concern for area fruit farmers.


WBFO File Photo

A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per-year spending cap.


WBFO File Photo

Early Saturday morning, there was a burst of violence outside a busy pizza restaurant at Allen and Elmwood. Some are speculating that a hate crime may have occurred.


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Buffalo Police are investigating the finding of a dead body near the small boat harbor in the 1000 block of Fuhrmann Boulevard on Sunday morning.

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