Why does part of the Buffalo area have high rates of cancer? That’s what state health officials are trying to figure out. WBFO’s Avery Schneider takes a closer look at how they’re handling the mystery of the cancer hotspot.
The State Department of Health held a public meeting at the Buffalo Museum of Science Thursday night to discuss elevated rates of cancer along the Buffalo and Cheektowaga border. But many residents left the meeting with more questions than they came with.
A new report from the state Department of Health says the potential benefits of legalizing marijuana for use by adults outweighs the potential risks. But there’s concern over public education if legalization goes forward.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is going to allow Tonawanda Coke to burn hazardous waste. That's raising concerns among neighbors who have been dealing with the convicted polluter for years.
WBFO's Chris Caya reports on concerns over the clean up of Tonawanda Coke.