Juneteenth Festival

Buffalo Police Department

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to  1 1/2-3 years in prison, after running over and dragging a Buffalo Police officer who was trying to ticket him.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Beginning in 2021, the City of Buffalo will recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, during which city government employees will get a paid day off. Mayor Byron Brown made it official Friday morning, while marking Juneteenth 2020 in MLK Park.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The 45th Juneteenth Festival will still take place in Buffalo, but amid a pandemic the African American celebration will be carried out online.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Buffalo's Uncrowned Queens celebrated their 20th anniversary by honoring local people and groups who help make sure all segments of the local community are recognized and remembered.

Buffalo Police Department

A Buffalo man has been arraigned in Erie County Court on charges he was recklessly driving an ATV, injuring a police officer.

Buffalo Police Department

In the wake of two Buffalo police officers being hurt when they were hit by an ATV near the city's Juneteenth Festival, officials want a crackdown on the vehicle's use, which they say is on the rise.

Buffalo Police Department

Two Buffalo police officers were hospitalized Sunday after being struck by a man driving erratically on an ATV.

Thomas O'Neil-White

One of the largest Juneteenth festivals in the United States is set to kick off Saturday in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Work crews were out in the neighborhood on a cool and blustery Friday, sprucing up the greenspace.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Red, black and green against a bright blue Buffalo sky. That is how the flag of liberation looked as it was raised Friday afternoon in Niagara Square to celebrate Juneteenth.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The protest group Just Resisting is demanding changes in the way Martin Luther King Park's casino is used. It is part of a larger fight for a smaller police force and more community input in city activities.