It's a scam attempt that has been around for years: a caller attempts to convince an individual that a relative is in trouble and money is needed to help that loved one. The Erie County Sheriff and Comptroller say scam artists are attempting to victimize seniors in Erie County with that so-called "Grandchild In Need" scheme and they are doing more homework to become more convincing.
Buffalo's Common Council is starting yet another look at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority after the heat went out for tenants at the Frederick Douglass Towers and it took a long time to get it back on.
New York State's Paid Family Leave law takes effect this month. It will give individuals partial compensation for up to eight weeks as they take time away from work for urgent family needs. Supporters of the employee-funded program say they'll provide outreach to help people understand how it works and how they may utilize it.