The legalization of recreational marijuana is up in the air in Albany. Advocates and opponents in the state legislature are running out of time to hash out a deal before the March 31st budget deadline. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports - plans for building a high-tech cannabis campus on the Buffalo waterfront are still moving forward.
A new regional charter has been signed by the Town of Tonawanda, the city of Tonawanda and the city of North Tonawanda.
Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens says the agreement will help with the long-term development of the trails and greenspace along the waterfront shared by the municipalities.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster delivered his final State of the City address Monday, looking back on the accomplishments of his administration while offering signs of hope for the next mayor and the students in his audience.
Making Buffalo Home is a WNED|WBFO multi-year project looking at the impact immigrants and refugees are having in our community. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, a local company is not only employing refugees, it's also helping them learn English.
A Niagara County woman, who alleges being sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest when she was a teenager is suing the Diocese of Buffalo. It is believed to be the first suit of its kind, locally, since the state's Child Victims Act was signed into law earlier this month.
The University at Buffalo opened its new medical school on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus, downtown, last year. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports the school is doing much more than training the next generation of physicians and healthcare providers.
It was ten years ago that Continental Flight 3407 fell out of the sky in Clarence Center, killing all 50 souls on board and one man on the ground. A civic memorial to the disaster was rededicated on Tuesday.
Voters in New York have given Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Chuck Schumer their lowest ratings ever. According to the latest Siena Research Institute poll, Cuomo’s "favorability rating fell to negative 43-50 percent, down from 51-43 percent last month. His job performance rating fell to 35-64 percent, down from 43-56 percent. Senator Chuck Schumer saw his favorability rating drop to 47-46 percent, down from 53-39 percent in January."
Residents in West Seneca who were evacuated due to ice jam flooding, along Buffalo Creek, were let back in to their homes, Tuesday afternoon. West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan says twelve homes, on School Street, near Union Road and Indian Church Road, were evacuated Monday night.
"We have advised all those families that have called us to call their insurance companies to make sure that their homeowners are put on notice," Meegan said.
Sunshine and rising temperatures is increasing snowmelt and runoff into creeks and streams that flow into the Buffalo River and Cazenovia Creek. To help prevent flooding, in Buffalo, City Engineer Michael Finn says a long-arm excavator is being used to break up ice around bridges.