Local & regional news

The Erie County Sheriff's office is investigating a fatal crash in the Town of Colden. It happened Tuesday afternoon on Center Road, between Blanchard and Partridge roads.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Can you hear me now? Apparently not. Verizon workers are on strike this morning as contract talks remain at an impasse.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A movie filmed all in the Buffalo Niagara Falls area is set to premiere at the North Park Theater next Friday, April 22.  WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with the director and star of the murder mystery.

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Parking problems continue in the city's Fruit Belt as workers from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus continue the hunt for free parking.

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A Buffalo councilmember says he's getting complaints about a hookah lounge. The business was the site of an apparent shooting early Sunday morning.

Karen DeWitt

Proponents of New York’s new medical marijuana law say so far, it’s barely functioning, and they say major revisions are necessary to allow more than just a tiny number of patients to benefit.

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A film about the late Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, will be shot in Buffalo beginning next month. A decommissioned downtown courthouse, along with some tax breaks from New York State, led producers to bring the production to Western New York.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Orange Work Zone signs should start going up soon on roads owned by Erie County. The Legislature's Economic Development Committee signed off on a $26.8 million highway improvement plan on Tuesday.

Re-Tree WNY

A group that was formed to replace trees lost in a Buffalo snowstorm 10 years ago says it's getting close to achieving its goal. 

Chris Caya, wbfo

In an effort to clear its name, the Buffalo Urban League is taking the Office of Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw to court. The Urban League contends that Mychajliw's December 9th report is "filled with factual errors - and does not follow accounting standards."

While Western New York Local Restaurant Week has been organized to promote the region's independent eateries, it may also serve up a boost to area agriculture, according to event coordinator Christa Hobart. "The local, organic farm-to-table movement is very strong."

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The sagging Canadian dollar is apparently good for Canadian tourism as stronger currencies like the U.S. dollar let tourists get bargains in everything from hotel rooms to that new outlet mall in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

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After years of talk, the Peace Bridge Authority is opening its renovated and expanded Customs warehouse on the U.S. plaza.

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Dozens of area residents showed up at Noor Mosque in Getzville Sunday night to talk to local Muslim leaders and learn about Islam. Organizers wanted a chance to explain their religion to co-workers, neighbors and friends.

from Bernie Sanders twitter account

Presidential politics are continuing to ramp up in Western New York. Today will mark the second visit by a 2016 candidate, as Bernie Sanders hosts his “Future to Believe in Rally” at UB’s Alumni Arena.

Local politicians attended a Buffalo church on Sunday morning encouraging members of the congregation to vote in the Presidential Primary election on April 19.

What began as just a traffic stop in Orchard Park turned into a number of charges and infractions for a Buffalo man.

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An Amherst woman is listed in serious condition after being hit by a car early Sunday morning on Niagara Falls Boulevard near Tonawanda Creek Road.

A player for the New Orleans Saints and a former resident of Utica, New York has been killed in an apparent road rage incident.

Amherst Police were called to the Habibi Sheesha Lounge on Main Street in the early hours this morning.

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US Senator Charles Schumer is supporting new legislation that will reward individuals who help to thwart a terror attack by sharing information through social media.

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Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich (CASE-ick) attracted a very large crowd in the Town of Greece on Saturday - a lot larger than many people had predicted.

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A trip that began in Nevada has been hitting all points north and south to the country’s east coast made a stop in Buffalo on Friday.

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Senior United States District Judge John Curtin is shifting away from active duty after nearly a half-century of service.

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A Democrat has stepped forward to challenge incumbent Angela Wozniak for the 143rd Assembly seat.

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A Cheektowaga man has been arrested after threatening to kill President Obama and others.

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

The head of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese is welcoming the Pope's Amoris Laetitia or The Joy of Love, released today as a guiding principal for the Church and its parishioners on the issues of marriage and family life. However, Bishop Richard Malone said he will not rush the interpretation and implementation of the long-awaited exhortation.

from UB Center for the Arts

Winner of a Peabody Award and downloaded by the millions, the podcast "Serial" has emerged as a cultural sensation. "We were so shocked that this happened," said host and co-producer Sarah Koenig, who will appear at the UB Center for the Arts on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

AAA of Western & Central New York

The costs of owning and operating a vehicle in the U.S. has dropped to a six-year low, according to a new study released by AAA.

A quirk in the newly enacted minimum wage increase could mean that in  upstate New York by the early 2020’s,  fast food workers could  be paid significantly more than other low wage jobs, like being a home health care worker or a cashier in a grocery store.