Omar Fetouh

Online Editor/Program Host

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.. - 2 p.m.

Omar started his radio career at the former WNED AM 970 as an intern in 2001. After hosting a weekly night shift for several years, Omar became a full-time program host in 2009. He currently hosts the midday shift, which includes the NPR programs 'On Point' and 'Here & Now.' Omar also serves as assistant news director for WBFO and is responsible for managing reporter assignments and much of the station's website and social media content. An avid public radio fan, the Buffalo native says he's proud to be a part of Western New York's best radio news team.

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An East Aurora woman has been charged with vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated after police say she struck a 9-year-old girl who was riding her scooter.

Many Western New Yorkers are relying on air conditioning for relief from this weekend's heat wave. That high demand comes at a cost for the region's energy grid.

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Rep. Chris Collins has introduced legislation that withholds federal highway funds from any state that grants driver licenses or ID cards to undocumented immigrants.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn calls it one of the most horrific cases of abuse his office has ever prosecuted.

The City of Buffalo has completed the sale of a key piece of downtown land that will be used for a major mixed-use development.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has broken his silence on New York's controversial Green Light bill, saying he "cannot support it."

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A local manufacturer has signed a letter of intent to purchase 28 acres of property at the former Bethlehem Steel site to build a new facility.

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Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is suing top state officials over the recent passage of the Green Light Bill, which allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses in New York.

A 27-year-old Buffalo man is dead following a shooting on Freund Street, the latest victim in a string of fatal shootings that have happened in the city in recent days.

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A Buffalo mother has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the fatal beating of her 2 1/2-year-old son.

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With school out for the summer and families looking for activities to fill their days, one of Buffalo's newest attractions is ready to welcome guests full-time. As of Thursday, Explore & More children's museum is now open daily at Canalside.

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Four Western New York hospitals have been added to the growing list of places where people can safely get rid of used needles and unwanted medications.

The Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby rhino. The zoo announced Wednesday that Tashi, a greater one-horned rhino, has given birth to a 123.5 pound male calf, her fourth offspring.

Albion High School

Students and staff at Albion High School are mourning the death of a student, just days before graduation.

A Buffalo woman has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, reckless driving, and several other charges in a crash that killed her passenger as they attempted to flee following an alleged shoplifting.

Authorities in Niagara Falls on Monday apprehended a suspect accused of chaining a woman in the basement of a Monroe Avenue home.

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Two Erie County elected officials say they are concerned about the possible negative consequences of allowing undocument immigrants to obtain a driver's license in New York.

Allegations of child sexual abuse against a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo have been substantiated.

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John Murphy, the "Voice of the Buffalo Bills," is among this year's six new inductees into the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

A federal grand jury has indicted a Cheektowaga substitute teacher and coach on 18 counts, including production and receipt of child pornography.

The Buffalo Sabres surprised many on Wednesday by naming Ralph Krueger their new head coach. Krueger takes over for Phil Housley, who was fired in April after two years on the job. Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe shares his thoughts on a special edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench.

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have gone outside of the box in the selection of their new head coach, hiring Ralph Krueger as the 19th head coach in franchise history.

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Advocates for people with mental health challenges say a local campaign has made great strides in helping to end the stigma associated with those struggles.

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Human remains have been found at the scene of a fire that tore through a building on Elmwood Avenue early Wednesday morning.

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One person remains unaccounted for following an overnight fire on Elmwood Avenue.

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The highly-anticipated opening of a new children's museum at Buffalo's Canalside is only weeks away.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is coming to Buffalo.

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The University at Buffalo student who was hospitalized following a suspected fraternity hazing incident last week has died.

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Erie County's former social services commissioner was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday for raping a female subordinate at an Albany hotel in December 2017.

A University at Buffalo student was rushed to the hospital early Friday following a potential hazing incident that occurred at a fraternity house.