cell phone Schumer pushes legislation to improve communication during disasters By Porsha Ari • Sep 10, 2017 WBFO File Photo / WBFO News With Hurricane Irma now present in the State of Florida U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is pushing a new law that would prevent communication breakdowns in emergency disasters. Tickets for texting while driving skyrocket across state By Brandon Gonzalez • Apr 7, 2017 WBFO file photo New data indicates that many motorists across the state are texting behind the wheel – and are getting caught in massive numbers. Schumer seeks to improve cell phone service By Porsha Ari • Jan 17, 2016 WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley Senator Charles Schumer wants to improve mobile phone service for New Yorkers. This after several of his own calls had dropped in the same location. Smartphone Amber Alert first of its kind locally By Chris Caya • Jun 24, 2014 The first Amber Alert sent to smartphones in the Buffalo area likely surprised many Western New Yorkers on Monday.