Festival season continues this weekend with the second annual Buffalo-Niagara Brewers Festival at Canalside. Organizers say the event highlights how craft brewing is a growing industry across the region.
More than 10 days after two convicted killers escaped from a state prison near Plattsburgh, some state lawmakers are considering new legislation and holding hearings to correct what they see as flaws in the state’s prisons system that may have contributed to the break out.
Single parents who served in the military - including some who have found themselves homeless - will have a place to live later this year following the completion of a project whose partners involve a local ministry and a professional hockey team's charitable foundation.
The Buffalo school district is making some basic, yet far-reaching changes to its long-troubled Central Registration operation on Ash Street, including the implementation of some of the recommendations of a UCLA professor who studied the district.
Hailed as a hero for his role in leading seven people away from danger - after being seriously wounded himself - a Western New York native and Army officer was honored Monday for his actions in a 2014 multiple shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.
A local organization is working to raise funds for the Buffalo Zoo's Giraffes. It highlights the Zoo's effort for conservation of endangered species and to educate the public about helping to curb the decline of these animals. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley spoke with Dr. Janet Gane of the Community Papers of Western New York. Gane said when Sampson the Giraffe was born last fall, his birth 'inspired' the campaign.
Dale Dart, a Hamburg-based veteran of Operation Desert Storm now living with an illness linked to his service, is hoping his two-year wait for home renovations through Veterans Affairs is about to end, with a little help from an elected official.
The effort to draw more tourists and increase their stay is getting a boost from Washington. Rep. Brian Higgins announced a $300,000 grant from the Department of the Interior for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area on Monday.
Average gas prices in the Buffalo area have risen about 4 cents per gallon in the past week. A new GasBuddy survey reports Buffalo’s prices are averaging only three cents higher than the national average of $2.81. Historically, the price disparity is larger.
Global leaders and their solutions for world problems could make their way to Western New York in the future if Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul gets her wish. Hochul visited the Clinton Global Initiative in Denver last week where she spoke on a panel about Comeback Cities.
Erie County Democrats gathered on Saturday to listen as Hillary Clinton entered into the official beginning of her run for the presidency. Until now, the Clinton campaign has been in what’s referred to as a "ramp-up" phase.
Ridesharing across Upstate New York has been halted since companies like Lyft were found to be out of compliance with state regulations last summer. However, new legislation in Albany could provide a comeback, which supporters say would be a benefit to the Western New York Community.
Despite frequently dealing with cases of child abuse, many law enforcers across New York are not proficient at handling them. New online training from the State’s Division of Criminal Justice Services aims to change that and save law enforcement agencies time and money in the process.