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The debate continues over a proposed ban on gay conversion therapy in Erie County. County legislator Patrick Burke is sponsoring a law to make the practice illegal. Members of the LGBTQ community testified against the practice at a legislature committee meeting Thursday, calling it "barbaric."

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The group in charge of choosing a site for a new Buffalo train station has recommended the station be built downtown, near the current Exchange Street site.

Supporters of the Central Terminal option, prior to the meeting, suggested the people making the selection already had their minds made up and willingly ignored the overwhelming public support for the East Side site.

Safewise

New York ranks as the third safest state in the nation for drivers, according to a study released this month.

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A vote is scheduled Thursday by the members of the Buffalo Train Station Selection Committee. But one of the members is faulting the process.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Residents who took part in Buffalo's first ever Participatory Budgeting Process say the effort was worth it.

WBFO News photo provided by Derek Gee/The Buffalo News"

Longtime political operative G. Steven Pigeon, who is already charged with bribery, extortion and other counts in a separate investigation, now faces a felony election law complaint introduced Wednesday in State Supreme Court. 

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A new generation is ready to fight against racism, bias and discrimination. A small group, from a variety of backgrounds, is working together to raise awareness and assist the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York. WBFO’s Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says they recently held a fundraising event called "Unite by Night" raising over $1,000 dollars to begin their journey.   

The Erie County Sheriff's Crash Investigation Unit spent overnight at the scene of a Tuesday two-vehicle crash on Route 400 northbound that sent a pregnant woman and another man to the hospital.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation should not be interested in a Canalside Amtrak station, but in developing what is already on the drawing board, like a residential neighborhood. That is from Congressman Brian Higgins and Assemblymember Sean Ryan.

Did passage of the state budget signal the end of Albany’s legislative session for 2017, or will other matters, including ethics reform, get done before the lawmakers adjourn in June?


Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

It might be 2027 before you can buy a ticket to ride the Metro Rail out to the University at Buffalo's North Campus - and even longer before you can head out to a job in the Crosspoint Business Park, where Millersport Highway and the I-990 meet.  That was the message Monday evening at a public forum organized by Citizens for regional Transit.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Taxpayers in the Town of Tonawanda can breathe a little easier. Funding has been approved to make up for the loss of one of the Town's largest sources of revenue. 


Chris Caya WBFO News

Several partners, including employers, and state and local government, are teaming up to host "Buffalo Works" - a week of job fairs across the city.

Internal Revenue Service

Tick...tick...tick... Some are surely scrambling Tuesday, as midnight is the deadline for filing state and federal income tax returns.

The Takeaway

Award-winning journalist John Hockenberry and his popular radio show The Takeaway are coming to Buffalo on April 25. The program will  begin at 6 p.m.  at WNED|WBFO. It will include a segment that will be recorded before a live audience and aired on The Takeaway on April 26.

Campaign for Greater Buffalo

With a state-appointed committee due to decide Thursday where a new city passenger train station should be located, a highly visible preservationist is arguing the new station should be in downtown Buffalo on Washington Street just south of Exchange Street.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

As the new University at Buffalo Medical School nears completion in downtown Buffalo, one of the related projects is becoming more obvious. That is the tunnel which will eventually run through the building, connecting Allentown and the Fruit Belt.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The building no longer exists but for decades hosted countless events ranging from sports to concerts to political rallies. Just a few blocks away, Coca Cola Field is paying tribute to its former neighbor with a display featuring many artifacts from events held at Memorial Auditorium.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

For decades, the Seneca Theatre, located at Seneca and Cazenovia streets, has been a symbol of what South Buffalo was. The building is deteriorated and the actual theater space was torn down to make way for a parking lot. However, the community is looking forward to a $9 million rebirth.


Small Business Festival

The arrival of warmer weather signals the unofficial start of "festival season" in Western New York. And this year's line up includes the region's first ever "Small Business Festival."


A rash of shootings in Buffalo this weekend left one man dead and two seriously wounded.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Department is investigating a head-on collision Saturday night in the Niagara County town of Hartland.

Ethics reforms and changes designed to make it easier to vote in New York were left out of the new state budget but could resurface when lawmakers return from spring break.

Rain did not stop a lively crowd of protesters who gathered downtown to march to the IRS building Saturday afternoon.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is encouraging New York residents to take advantage of state rebates offered for the purchase of an electric car.

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April 15th is traditionally tax day, and those who procrastinate find themselves scrambling to get their forms filed by midnight.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

For countless Western New Yorkers, a visit to the Broadway Market is a must-do task right before Easter. Thousands were shopping there on Good Friday, considered one of the busiest days of the year at the cherished Buffalo landmark.


A long-respected Western New York jurist has died. Judge John T. Curtin passed away Friday at the age of 95.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Ride-hailing services are expected to be up and running across the region in about 90 days, according to State Senator Tim Kennedy.

Photo from John Washington's Facebook post

An employee at Guercio and Sons on Grant Street in Buffalo has been fired for what is considered a racist act.

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