Robert Creenan

Robert Creenan/WBFO News

As summer approaches, many Western New Yorkers will start paying attention to their local gardens. What they don’t often know about is the neighborhood-altering impacts they can have. WBFO's Robert Creenan reports.

Senator Claire McCaskill

Various states have been implementing their own laws dealing with sexual violence on college campuses, with New York’s among the most stringent in the country. There is also an effort underway to deal with the issue on the national level.

Robert Creenan

A small army of volunteers planned to hit the streets Saturday to plant about 400 trees throughout Buffalo.

Buffalo Motorama file photo


If you’re crazy about cars, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is the place to be through Saturday. People of all ages from across the region are flocking to the 2016 Buffalo Motorama.

Parkside Community Association

It was a twist-filled week for political wags who are closely watching the race for the 60th State Senate, a seat that could play a pivotal role in shaping Albany's balance of power.

In the span of several days, the following developments occurred:

* Democratic incumbent Marc Panepinto, who has only served in the State Senate for 14 months, stunned observers by announcing he will not seek reelection.

* The state’s primary ethics agency reportedly launched an initial inquiry into complaints surrounding Panepinto’s office.


Some folks are probably yawning a bit more in recent days and struggling to adjust to a change in routine.

Photo courtesy of Google

If you've felt nervous about owning a car that drives itself, rest assured you're not alone. A new survey conducted by the American Automobile Association indicates three out of four Americans are afraid of riding in a self-driving car.

WBFO file photo

Even as the Buffalo region experiences what many believe is an economic resurgence, some are convinced more efforts should be made to capitalize on water resources to create jobs and expand businesses.