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D'Youville College

D'Youville College's plans for a new health hub hit a speed bump Tuesday in front of Buffalo's Common Council over the perennial West Side issue of parking.


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Over $369,000 in grant funding for infrastructure improvement is headed to Buffalo’s West side.

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In the long debate about who in Buffalo is benefiting from the major economic boom, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the Niagara District is and the South District isn't.

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Urban farmers at the Massachusetts Avenue Project cut the ribbon Thursday on their new Farmhouse and Community Food Training Center. The $2.4 million facility on Buffalo's West Side will serve as a regional food hub as well as an agriculture-based education and resource center.

Canisius High School

Award-winning television writer and producer Tom Fontana returns to his hometown Saturday for the Downtown Jesuits Distinguished Speaker Series, beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Church in Buffalo. The Hollywood legend is widely credited with creating the gritty mix of humor and realism we see in modern, hour-long drama series. All this from the young man who worked at Freddie's Doughnuts while a student at Canisius High School. He also did not shy away from some non-Hollywood questions in an interview with WBFO's Marian Hetherly.

PUSH Buffalo

As calling hours take place before Thursday morning's funeral for Rafael "Pito" Rivera, PUSH Buffalo has set up a GoFundMe webpage to gather donations for the grieving family.

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The lawyer for Buffalo Police officer Elnur Karadzhaev says the evidence will show the officer defended himself and shot 32-year-old Rafael "Pito" Rivera within the law.

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For more than 6 years, Community Beer Works has been a growing business in Buffalo.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

A 32-year-old Buffalo man was shot dead early Wednesday in an encounter with a two-year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department in the heart of the city's West Side. Friends and relatives later turned out for a vigil.

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It is a name you have probably heard, but may not know much about. Henry Wells is the Wells of of Wells Fargo. In 1852, he and William Fargo co-founded what is now a multinational financial services company. Wells may have a home on a former industrial complex Rich Products wants to knock down - and because of that, a demolition request has stalled before the city Preservation Board.


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Buffalo Police are investigating the hit and run of a bicyclist that appears to be intentional.

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Another proposed use for a one-time firehouse has been killed. The Buffalo Planning Board has voted against recommending to the Common Council that a micro-brewery restaurant take over the Jersey Street location.

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Niagara Street has changed a lot in recent years and will continue to change, according to experts speaking to a large crowd Wednesday night at the Rich Products Atrium on Niagara Street.

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Buffalo’s West Side is going through a change. With a surge of development taking place along the Niagara Street strip and the influx of higher-income residents, some longtime West Siders have been forced to find other places to live.

This report was written and produced by Khalid Terrell.

One person was taken to an area hospital for treatment of burns from a fire on Buffalo's West Side early Thursday afternoon.

A Buffalo man has been arraigned in the death of a homeless man.

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Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate an overnight shooting on Buffalo's West Side.

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The City of Good Neighbors is proving it again. Cash, water and food are making the long trip to Puerto Rico to help the island devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Dave Kaz / Buffalo Fire Rescue 1

Buffalo Fire crews spent Friday morning at a blaze that caused extensive damage to three homes and sent 11 people to the hospital. 

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A group of local organizations and individuals led by the local chapter of Black Lives Matter is suing the Buffalo Police Department in federal court, charging racial discrimination. The lawsuit is based upon two years of research by law students from the University at Buffalo and Cornell University showing statistical disparities in racial treatment.


Buffalo Police have arrested two people in connection with a fatal beating earlier this month.

Buffalo is trying something different to deal with the terrible parking situation on the city's West Side.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

A house fire lit up the West Side sky early Monday morning, calling Buffalo firefighters into action in frigid weather.

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is out with the results of its second air quality study for the West Side Buffalo neighborhoods around the Peace Bridge. It says the air quality is consistent with similarly sized metro areas with high traffic. However, the DEC is calling for improved emission standards to protect public health and the environment.

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Ground was broken Wednesday on the Massachusetts Avenue Project's new Farmhouse on Buffalo's West Side. The $2 million Farmhouse at Massachusetts near West Utica Street will include training space, a teaching kitchen, resource library and improved cold storage.

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Increasingly, the people coming into our courts reflect the changing face of America and of Western New York. They include people from across the world, some of whom speak languages which don't even exist in a written form but are in our community and in our schools.


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Five people escaped an overnight fire at a West Side residence.

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The Buffalo Fire Department was called to a blaze this morning on Lafayette Avenue.

Richmond Avenue paving to smooth the road to Kleinhans

Aug 10, 2015
Nick Maxwell/WBFO News

Mayor Byron Brown and a group of local and state officials met Monday to announce the beginning of a new paving project. The city will pave Richmond Avenue, from West Ferry Street to Symphony Circle, and install new sidewalks and new street lights.

Planned West side power outage delayed until Friday

Jul 30, 2015
Jeffrey Mayne/WBFO News

After having planned to shut off power to around 400 customers on Buffalo’s West Side Thursday, National Grid last Wednesday postponed that outage a day.

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