A decommissioned U.S. Navy destroyer which has served for generations as a popular Buffalo waterfront attraction was taking on water late Wednesday and by Thursday began listing near its starboard stern.
A decommissioned U.S. Navy destroyer which has served for generations as a popular Buffalo waterfront attraction was taking on water late Wednesday and by Thursday began listing near its starboard stern.
60 percent of parents also revealed they’d prefer having remote learning as an available option, full or part time.
“My resting heart rate used to be in the upper 50s, low 60s. Just last night, I’m sitting around doing nothing, it’s 115.”
Since March 2020, the border has been closed to all “non-essential” traffic, and the shutdown has been extended on a monthly basis since then. Currently, the closure remains in effect through Friday, May 21.
The Jays, unable to play in Toronto’s Rogers Centre and unsuccessful in attempts to use another major league ballpark, played a majority of their home games in Sahlen Field last summer.
The Senecas have insisted that under the Compact, their financial obligations to New York State ceased after the original 14-year deal.
“Sometimes we’ve heard from the public, ‘we didn’t know that you’re volunteer, we thought you were a paid service.”
According to legend, Governor Sulzer was a product of the powerful Tammany Hall, and it helped him get elected in November of 1912.
The defendant is accused of helping rioters overpower D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten with flagpoles, tased and had his gear stolen.
“The Department of Labor told my office that they are investigating, and they have already identified 425,000 fraudulent claims statewide.”
“It will help protect our most vulnerable clients who rely on the staff and volunteers to provide them with nutritious food and critical services.”
“We want to provide a system in New York State that holds owners accountable, that makes sure we have the care hours that residents need to feel at home.”
“If you look at the data, the whole issue of vaccine, equity… the vaccine isn’t at this point, really, getting to the most vulnerable in an equitable fashion.”
“There’s a lot of ways that scammers can use this information.”
“Now is as good a time as any to make a plan to quit smoking. Because the last thing you’d want to see is complications from COVID-19.”
“The dose of reality is, ‘great, now we have 7 million people eligible.’ And we still have a drip, drip, from the faucet of federal dosage availability at 300,000.”
There are several new tip credit rates covering various employees who typically receive a tip as part of their service.
“All kids will be getting screened with their temperature check and they will fill out a five- or six-part questionnaire.”
“If you want to go knock on your neighbor’s door, God bless you and I’m not going to tell you not to. If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I’m not going to tell you, you can’t take your child to the neighborhood. I’m not going to do that.”
“You would you think that the teenagers don’t want to be like Mom and Dad, but they will mimic your behavior. And if you’re using the phone behind the wheel, the teen drivers will too.”
“Our most urgent responsibility right now is to prevent further damage by delaying any decision on the 60-hour threshold until 2024.”
Under state guidelines released last week, ticketed live music is not permitted inside bars, restaurants and clubs.
“If in fact we brought the boxes to them, and they had the ability to vote right at senior centers, right at community centers, then I think that’s the recipe for success.”
“We know that those numbers are suffering, especially on the tourism side. We live in an area that’s built on tourism, so you hate to see it.”
“The constitutions of the State of New York and the United States of America are not abandoned or thrown to the side during times of emergency. But that’s exactly what our government has done.”
“We touch people’s lives every day. Every day, we love our jobs. But you’re not giving us a chance to help people where they need it the most.”
Members of the Phillies roster were reported to test positive for COVID-19.
“From my perspective, they’ll cobble together 218 votes in the House, and they will get 60 to 70 votes in the Senate, and this will be given to the President’s desk within the next week to 10 days.”
“Someone who has recovered from coronavirus has antibodies in their blood that may be able to help someone else fight that infection.”
The proposed Cariol’s Law, which she and her peers first introduced June 30, would make it mandatory for police officers to intervene and stop acts of brutality by fellow officers.
“They’re tipping the balance towards a more diverse ecosystem. The result will be beauty and color in the landscape, new homes for butterflies improved water quality and a stronger web of life.”
Those who are playing, though, will need to adhere to a series of “return to play” rules that require minimal physical contact on the field – no high fives and handshakes.
Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after being shoved backward by officers at a protest against police violence on June 4. The 75-year-old will continue his recovery at an undisclosed location.
Cariol Horne was fired in 2007 after stepping in to stop a White officer who held a Black suspect in a chokehold.
“It raises questions about interstate commerce and really the constitutionality of it.”
Two Buffalo Police officers have been suspended from the department and are charged with second degree assault.
“It’s not a coincidence that this is primarily an argument put forth by Republicans. That is a factual statement.”
“It’s about people wanting to change. Well, New York will be the place that actually makes the change and we pass laws that have done just that.”
“We need to be critical, even for things we can see with our own eyes. We need to relearn not to trust everything
“It’s not just turning the valve on and filling the pool. There’s a lot of behind the logistics behind the scenes that happen and people don’t understand.”
One theory floated after the incident accused Gugino of rigging fake blood under his mask to flow upon his fall.
“It doesn’t prevent the decisions. It solely requires reports. Once the reports are made, those things are subject to review.”
Democrats backing the bill say the White House has not fully utilized the power of the federal government, which has left hospitals and health care workers shorted in many places.
“The state is considering a deferral for all companies that have job creation requirements as part of economic development packages.”
Congressman Tom Reed wants that deal to include provisions that ensure local governments get needed aid with no interference by the state.
“As we begin to rethink and restart the economy, projects like this can really help transform communities in a very positive way.”
“Politicians took notice. Nothing like this had ever happened. It was obvious that people really cared more than anyone had known about clean air and clean water.”
If passed on Capitol Hill, the proposal would provide numerous safeguards for those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Erie County residents will be put at risk and possibly die because we don’t have the equipment here,”
“I would just encourage people to only contact the Veterans One-Stop if they are in (edit) in dire straits.”
“Let’s deal with one crisis at a time and let’s deal with a crisis at hand, and the crisis at hand is a public health crisis.”
The government is also restricting overseas flights to just four airports in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
“I said to the local officials and I want to say to the people of the State of New York, if you are upset by what we have done, be upset at me.”
According to officials, families will be able to watch the games online, at no charge, via the streaming video service Hockey TV.
“One of the things we will recommend is instead of doing a handshake line, which we always do, that we do a fist-bump line.”
“That affects our ability to receive federal funding for critical programs, to help veterans, and infants and seniors, nutrition programs and people with disabilities.”
The Army Corps of Engineers reports that four of the five Great Lakes were at record-high water levels this week.
“What the dredging does is it increases the access and capacity of creeks, inlets, et cetera. And it uses the dredging material, in this situation, to increase a barrier to keep the high water from affecting the shoreline.”
Facing a projected $6 billion budget deficit and an April 1 budget deadline, the Cuomo administration is proposing the elimination of $6.9 million in state aid for municipalities where video lottery terminals are played.
“The abuse scandal has had consequences on the financial condition of the diocese beyond the cost of settling claims. Diocesan parish offertory has declined since August 2018.”
“What’s happened is we’ve had refugee clients say they don’t want to reapply for benefits because they’re afraid it’s going to affect their status going forward.”
The county prosecutor is willing to consider the idea for offenders who committed crimes at a young age and have proven their rehabilitation while behind bars.
A Polish resistance fighter who sought to gather intelligence about the Auschwitz concentration camp complex by infiltrating it.
“If we had pre-clearance, that gateway could be used a lot more easily, creating economic growth, bringing dollars, bringing jobs and money to the entire Western New York economy.”
“We want to get the job done to make the roads safe, but I don’t want salt laying all over the roads and having piles of it. It’s not good for the environment.”
Critics of his proposed changes say they would favor corporate interests over public health, allowing the potential for air and water quality to be compromised.
“We will make a decision very shortly on whether or not that’s the best, really, for everyone.”
One identifies a local priest as an alleged abuser for the first time, while the other accuses a former auxiliary bishop of providing “hush money” in a 1980s case.
Farm workers would be entitled to overtime pay, a guaranteed rest day each week, disability and Paid Family Leave coverage, unemployment benefits and the right to collective bargaining.
It won’t be long after the start of a new year when astronomy buffs can enjoy the first of a few special events that will take place in the sky.
She also spoke about the task of having to assist so many wounded individuals.
Under the proposal unveiled Sunday, individuals who commit “serious crimes” would be denied the ability to obtain a gun license in New York State.
Veterans in New York State who received less-than-honorable discharges that can be linked to their sexual orientation may have state veteran benefits restored, under legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“I think that has to be faced, and sooner rather than later. I would probably be the one to make that ultimate call, but I would want to make sure there wasn’t any other reasonable option.
“We’re all hurting in some way, even if it’s not personal, as members of families, as friends. We have to develop a sense of openness and trust, as family members do.”
Under the so-called Purple Heart Flag Act, such an official standard would be created and, as part of federal facilities flag protocol, displayed on specific days.
Overall, annual suicides increased by 43.6 percent between 2005 and 2017. Among veterans, that increase was 6.1 percent.
Under the proposal, voters would need to present a form of identification before casting a ballot, such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID card, or other government-issued ID document.
The remains of Coast Guard Lieutenant Thomas James Eugene Crotty, known by friends and loved ones as “Jimmy,” were returned Friday in a solemn ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
“They whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we in a less final, less heroic way be willing to give of ourselves,”
Dr. Khalid Qazi was eventually able to return to the Buffalo area from Kashmir, but for weeks had no means to contact loved ones outside the disputed territory.
The next phase of the project is now rescheduled to start 2022, and some elements of the cemetery will not be finished for several more years.
Barry Snyder was remembered as a man with a vision for the people of the Seneca Nation, and one who was passionate about protecting its sovereignty.
“I’ve learned to have to keep my mouth shut more often than not, especially with my political views. I find that they don’t really mesh with politics of student life on this campus. But that’s OK.”
Members of what was then the 107th Tactical Fighter Group were called to duty in early 1968, and were first sent to South Korea to serve in a support role after the USS Pueblo had been captured by North Korean forces.
The Diocese of Rochester, which faces approximately four dozen lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection Thursday morning.
“The fact that his own kind of kitchen cabinet of support, a kitchen cabinet of reforms, has turned on him and said you must leave, this could be the tipping point.”
A panel of lay Catholics formed last year to address concerns about the Diocese of Buffalo’s child sex abuse scandal has asked Bishop Richard Malone to resign.
Hours after WKBW-TV broadcast a story featuring audio secretly recorded by Malone’s former secretary, the bishop suggested Fr. Ryszard Biernat broke church law.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been a key figure in several major cases and landmark decisions. But on Monday, she made local history by becoming the first member of the nation’s highest court to receive an honorary degree from the University at Buffalo. Her appearance and remarks were just the first of two scheduled stops. Ginsburg delivered brief remarks and later engaged in a question-and-answer session with Law School dean Aviva Abramovsky. In both, Ginsburg spoke of the challenges she faced while entering law school, the peers who are only now receiving due recognition and the cases and decisions in which she directly participated.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – State Senator Robert Ortt believes if New York State wants to roll out a newly-designed license plate, motorists shouldn’t be forced to pay to replace their current plates. On Friday, he introduced legislation that would waive that fee, while also questioning the inclusion of one particular proposed design. Under Ortt’s proposal, the $25 fee would be waived, though fees to replace damaged or lost plates would still apply. As the North Tonawanda Republican sees it, the Cuomo plan to replace older plates, with new ones featuring a new design, is not justified. “This is nothing more than a cash grab by New York State and motorists feel the same way,” said Ortt.
Bait laced with the vaccine will be dropped in areas where wild animals known to carry rabies may be lurking.
A local attorney announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo which includes a RICO civil action, or Racketeer Influenced Criminal Organizations Act.
A Tonawanda attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of Buffalo which includes a strategy best known as one used by federal prosecutors against the mafia.
Under the Child Victims Act, victims up to the age of 55 now have twelve months to sue their alleged abusers or the institutions that employed them.
Many veterans and families of deceased veterans who are owed this medal, however, must often undergo a painstaking process to acquire the deserved medal.
“Roland” Hayes enlisted in 1966 at the age of 18. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and the following year, he was stationed at a base in Vietnam, where he served as a cook. But he’d soon end up on the front lines.
“My first stop in New York City was a gay pride parade. I thought to myself I didn’t know how this was going to go – you know, Army guy, uniform, Medal of Honor – they saluted me. They told me to go get ISIS. They thanked me for my service.”
“Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and today it stops.”
Buffalo and Western New York are hosting a delegation from Poland that has come to this region in search of strengthened ties and new business and cultural
“The problems I ran into when I first got out were immense. It’s difficult to explain how hard it is, feeling completely removed from your family.”
“When speaking to the team in advance of our shift’s start, he reminded players that they were playing for loved ones who have survived cancer, have died from it and, in many cases, will one day have it.”
The USS The Sullivansis a destroyer which is named for five brothers, all of whom were killed in action during World War II.
Officers typically will not get involved in a chase, out of concern for the safety of other motorists.
“The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session.”
“I don’t really think a person receives an award. I think it’s the award is what people respect and the person is just the custodian of it.”
By widening the span, crews were able to put in a new bicycle and pedestrian path as well as a new observation deck right at the U.S.-Canada border line.
Ground-based veterans suffering various illnesses have, for years, been receiving VA medical benefits for Agent Orange exposure. Blue Water veterans, however, have been left out.
Since June 1, a half-dozen goats have been used to target and eat unwanted plants or brush that have overrun a waterway.
“3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days. It’s a time when people really need to use extra caution on the roads.”
“No one who reported their abuse after March 1, 2018 has been allowed to be part of this program. And according to reports, 135 cases, claims, have been rejected by the two judges who are running this program.”
“In our case, it ties into a child abuse database. We’re able to screen out those type of folks. There’s also alerts we can put in the system.”
An estimated 90,000 veterans have been denied coverage. These are the Blue Water Navy Veterans, who served on ships off the Vietnamese coast but may have also been exposed to the chemical.
They came to Buffalo from places including downstate New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to renew an annual tradition.
“I want to thank you for your support of the seminarians and what they’re doing. We’re doing so much to try to get them to have the freedom to make these reports and right now, as we close up the year, you’re an encouragement to them.”
“My grandfather was my hero growing up. He used to tell me every day, be nice to everybody every day, especially the downtrodden. And this guy is more downtrodden than anybody else I’ve ever seen.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that several drop offs will be made available for the disposal of old, tattered and faded US flags that will be retired later this month.
The governor recalled the flooding which affected this part of New York State two year ago, suggesting it is time for the state to explore long-term infrastructural solutions to address a changing climate.
“Somewhere around a million service members have deployed, and left their families and left their civilian jobs to go overseas and defend the United States and many of them return home to discrimination.”
For many, it means a childhood involving multiple relocations. It also means long-term separations from parents who are called to active duty or deployed overseas.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo is hosting a visiting exhibit created by a Burmese artist who, along with hundreds of subjects he has met through his project, are former political prisoners in their homeland. His exhibit, a Show of Hands, features plaster casts of each former prisoner’s hand. Some of them are of individuals who have since settled in Buffalo after spending years as refugees. Htein Lin recently appeared at the gallery to create new castings and speak before an audience. As he worked on the latest additions to a collection that exceeds 500 plaster hands, he chatted with each subject, sometimes sharing a laugh, as each revealed their personal story of captivity in Burma, now known as Myanmar.
“What this does is it provides an opportunity for these families and these children to grow like any other child.”
“We’re not going to allow regulation to be shoehorned in a big ugly act at the end of June. We’re going to fight for legislative response that is actually comprehensive.”
“The fact of the matter is, people are coming back from war with both physical and mental needs that are not being met.”
“For every dollar that New York State expends on this particular credit, it gets back a dollar and 15 cents.”
Ukrainian elections have also been turbulent, rife with voter intimidation and even claims by then-president Viktor Yushchenko in 2004 that he had been deliberately poisoned.
A downstate built custom motorcycle meant to support a project to bring a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Western New York permanently was unveiled in a nationally-televised broadcast
Proceeds from the sale will go into the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, formed by the Diocese last year to support victims of clergy sexual abuse.
Dr. Shibly returns to a refugee camp where, from March 31 to April 4, he hopes to provide dental care for an estimated 2,500 children.
The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York warns that the leading scam operation these days is a supposed job offer for which the target never actually applied nor interviewed, yet often times still fleeces money from the victim.
More than a dozen student-athletes from three SUNY colleges have qualified to compete in the NCAA Division III national swimming and diving championships. There’s just one problem. The games are being held in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a ban on New York State-sponsored non-essential travel to that state remains in effect. A local State Senator is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to lift that ban.
A Western New York political operative and former campaign aide for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump is one of more than 80 people or entities contacted by the House Judiciary Committee, which is now looking into alleged misdeeds by the president.
A Vietnam Veteran who has lived with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for the past 50 years is taking a walk across New York State to raise awareness and support for other veterans, young and old, who are also living with PTSD. He began his journey in Buffalo.
On the first anniversary of his public disclosure of childhood sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, Michael Whalen made good on a vow to attend a Mass.
Two Western New York congressmen agree that the president’s declaration is inappropriate in this circumstance but they disagree on the resolution scheduled for a vote.
“They decided to stay on the deck, give up their life vests, and give them to other sailors or civilians who were aboard the vessel.”
A New York man, who is a former priest and also a childhood sexual abuse survivor, is traveling to Rome in advance of the summit to stand with victims and respond to developments at the meeting.
His spontaneous kiss of a passing woman in Times Square was captured on film and published by Life Magazine. George Mendonsa died last weekend at the age of 95 but a part of his life now rests docked in the waters of the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park.
A newly-released Siena poll of more than 770 New Yorkers suggests most folks want to ensure all New Yorkers are counted in the 2020 US Census. But they are divided over one potential question that could get asked: are you a US citizen?
A State Assemblyman representing parts of Western New York wants to allow voters the chance to answer one simple question: should New York be divided into two entities? But even the lawmaker admits pursuing a split of upstate and downstate would be complex.
Funeral services were held Friday morning at Christ the King Church in Snyder for a man who, during his years as a young priest in his native Hungary, saved the lives of thousands of Jews, first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets.
As the nation marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a Siena College Research Institute poll suggests fewer New Yorkers have a positive outlook on race relations than just a few years ago.
New Yorkers are among those in Washington, D.C. who have traveled there to participate in the March For Life, which is held every year on or around the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion. Those attending from New York who identify themselves as “pro-life” say there is much more to that term than the abortion issue and they include that in their message.
The common theme at the state and federal levels is seeking more support for mental health services, especially for suicide prevention.
When Democrats formally assume control of leadership in the House of Representatives Wednesday, they’re expected to push for passage of House rule changes. A Western New York Republican said in his weekly conference call Wednesday that he will support those changes.
More awareness is being raised for the mental well-being of veterans after they have finished their service. Many are turning to a special loved one in their reinsertion into civilian life. Those loved ones come in the four-legged variety.
During the Holidays, people are encouraged to be merry. But for many, the opposite occurs and depression or other mental health issues rise to the surface.
When the new legislative session begins in Albany in January, State Senator Robert Ortt will be submitting two bills – and putting his support behind an already forwarded piece of legislation – that supporters say will hold owners of nursing more homes accountable for compliance violations.
A Boston-based attorney representing more than a dozen church sexual abuse victims in Western New York provided some details about the settlement offers tendered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, calling some fair but others “re-victimizing.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo set the wheels in motion Monday to debate the legalization of recreational marijuana use in 2019. But even if New York State lawmakers ultimately say yes, there will remain some institutions where adult casual use remains banned, while some will be faced with the question of how to regulate its use among its membership.
Ten years ago, Buffalo became the first city in the nation to introduce a court specifically for veterans who, through support and treatment, could overcome issues that put them in legal trouble.
It’s a gene-editing technology which offers promise in both medicine and agriculture but also comes with serious ethical and moral considerations. University at Buffalo students are now getting hands-on training, and taking on the ethical questions, in what is known as CRISPR.
The owners of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres have hired a consulting firm to help them study possible next steps for the venues where the professional football and hockey teams play. In the case of the Bills, the upcoming feasibility analysis includes exploration of an entirely new stadium.
The United Nations has warned that millions of people in Yemen are at risk of famine, perhaps the worst world famine in a century, as the result of ongoing civil war and Saudi-led military actions in Yemen.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – The AARP, in partnership with several agencies representing various ethnic and racial interests, has collected and relayed local feedback on concerns within their respective communities, specifically involving people ages 50 and older.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Buffalo’s Bishop Richard Malone says comes away from the meeting of U.S. bishops in Baltimore “astonished, shocked and dismayed” that action was not taken on priest abuse. However, he believes the Vatican’s postponement may be because of the global nature of the crisis.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Ground was broken Friday at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park on the site where a future African-American Veterans Monument will be erected.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Bishop Richard Malone says he made mistakes in handling accusations of sexual abuse by clergy but those errors were not to a level that calls for his resignation.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – The Republican candidate for New York Attorney General was in Buffalo Wednesday morning to offer his plans for taking on the opioid crisis, if elected.
Participants in the protest included religious, community and public leaders. They say Catholic Charities announced its decision to cease its foster care and adoption services after a same-sex couple inquired about adopting a child.
Ten years ago, Buffalo became the first city in the nation to introduce a court specifically for veterans who, through support and treatment, could overcome issues that put them in legal trouble and were preventing them from living lives as productive civilians.
Fifty years ago this month, a Buffalo radio station paid tribute to one of the medium’s most legendary on-air dramas, a recreation of H.G. Wells’ novel War of the Worlds.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – President Donald Trump on Monday hailed a tentative agreement involving the United States, Canada and Mexico that would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – What’s known as his “Cuomo Corruption Tour” came to Buffalo Friday morning. Marc Molinaro, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, stood outside the Tesla plant in Buffalo’s Riverbend neighborhood, attacking Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration as rife with pay-to-play culture. But the Cuomo camp says Molinaro has conducted such behavior in his role as Dutchess County Executive.
A sudden decision to retire – midway through Sunday’s game – added a unique twist to an already frustrating start to the 2018 National Football League season for the Buffalo Bills. Vontae Davis trotted off the field with his Bills teammates at halftime, but never returned to finish the game.
As events including the scheduled appearance by a high-ranking church leader were taking place inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, a small group of protesters were outside, renewing a call for the resignation of Buffalo’s Bishop Richard Malone.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Victims of sexual abuse by clergy and those with information about such cases are being encouraged to contact a hotline or file an online complaint form. Those options were announced Thursday by the New York State Attorney General, who has also reportedly issued subpoenas to every diocese within the state, including the Diocese of Buffalo, seeking more information on abuse.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – An app service known as Aira offer blind or visually-impaired users the opportunity to use their smartphone as a second set of eyes, in order to perform tasks including shopping. Wegmans has become the first supermarket chain in the nation to offer the service.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Bishop Richard Malone and the Diocese of Buffalo are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed Thursday morning. The plaintiff is a sexual abuse survivor who alleges the bishop and diocese pose a “public nuisance” by continuing to withhold information on dozens of past child sexual abuse claims.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – As supporters of New York State’s proposed Child Victims Act urge lawmakers to get it passed next session, a Republican State Senator says an alternative bill she’s sponsoring would do more for child sexual abuse victims by fully eliminating statues of limitation and add clergy to the list of “mandated reporters.”
Canada’s Foreign Minister is expected to travel to Washington Tuesday to begin negotiations, one day after the Trump administration announced was a tentative deal with Mexico that would end and replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – In light of recent news involving alleged sexual abuse and how Catholic Church leaders have managed it over many years, calls are being renewed to pass the Child Victims Act in New York State.
Three local elected officials – as well as a local Catholic deacon – called Friday for the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone, in response to how the Diocese of Buffalo has handled sex abuse claims.
New York State requires same-sex couple have the same right as heterosexual couples to adopt children. Catholic doctrine defines marriage as a union exclusively between a man and a woman. Citing the irreconcilable difference, Catholic Charities has decided to end its long-running foster care and adoption services.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Hundreds of Western New York Muslims gathered inside the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo Tuesday morning for a prayerful celebration of Eid al Adha, an Islamic holy day coinciding with the conclusion of the Hajj – the annual holy pilgrimage to Mecca by Muslim faithful.
He is among the Native Americans who played a special role in World War II, serving as the famed Code Talkers
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Shares of Tesla lost approximately nine percent of their value Friday, as the high-tech company moves forward amid concerns including a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, comments made by founder Elon Musk and a report that Tesla may not, after all, purchase all the output from the Buffalo-based factory it now shares with Panasonic.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – She was defeated six years ago by the man now holding her former seat in the House of Representatives. Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested she’d be an ideal candidate to challenge Chris Collins this November. But Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, during an appearance in Buffalo, says she’s better serving people in her current role.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Over the weekend, visitors to Canalside Buffalo have an opportunity to visit the GlassBarge, a traveling exhibit by the Corning Museum of Glass which is on tour to mark 150 years of glassblowing and glass production in that town. The visit also coincides with an ongoing celebration of the Erie Canal’s bicentennial.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Sixty-seven years after his death, a Buffalo native has received a half-dozen medals – including the Purple Heart – for his service in the Korean War.
As one local Congressman put it, a U.S. president has deferred to a corrupt dictator and taken sides against his own people.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro came to Buffalo Thursday morning, announcing a set of proposed government reforms. They include more independent oversight, newer standards for sexual harassment policy, the end of “pay to play” culture and term limits for numerous state offices – including the one he seeks.
She serves breakfasts and lunches to customers from her Lancaster diner. Robin Finsterbach, owner of Aunt Robin’s Diner, wants to be sure kids don’t go hungry during the summer. So, she giving them a free bagged lunch.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – An experiment created by a team of students from one Western New York School is heading to the International Space Station. They were able to watch video of a launch carrying their work into space while on a trip to Washington, DC Friday morning.
Several community organizations who serve local refugees and immigrants are uniting to denounce the Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump’s travel ban from seven nations, including five featuring Muslim-majority populations.
It will cost you more money to purchase a parking space in downtown Niagara Falls this summer. The Council member sponsoring the measure says it’s a means to take some of the city’s budget burdens off the shoulders of taxpayers.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Federal officials are launching an awareness campaign about sexual assaults happening aboard passenger flights.
The FIFA World Cup is underway and soccer enthusiasts are getting ready for a month’s worth of international men’s competition in the world’s most popular sport. While many New York establishments may have the matches available for viewing, one Buffalo bar in particular is anticipating steady business.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand appeared in Niagara Falls Friday morning, calling for passage of multiple bills that, she says, will lower the cost of prescription drugs.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Keith Wofford, the Republican nominee for this year’s New York State Attorney General race, brought his campaign to the town where he was born and raised Monday.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Supporters of organized labor were dealt a legal blow by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, which ruled 5-to-4 that companies have the right to prohibit collective grievances by its workers. It raises the question: is this just the first blow organized labor may face by the nation’s highest court this spring?
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – General Motors’ Tonawanda Engine Plant has been selected as the first of the automaker’s plants to produce a new V-8 engine line that utilizes a cylinder deactivation technology that helps the engine produce only the power that is needed, in order to increase efficiency.
An annual ceremony was held last week at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center in West Seneca to mark the 176th anniversary of the signing of the Buffalo Creek Treaty. The pact, signed in 1842, restored and recognized the Cattaraugus and Allegany territories as sovereign Seneca lands.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Nurses, leaders of the unions representing them, and elected officials rallied Thursday morning in support of the Safe Staffing For Quality Health Care Act.
Buffalo, NY (WBFO) – On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a federal ban on sports betting is unconstitutional.
As Niagara Falls celebrates the opening of a new center celebrating its role in the Underground railroad movement, some of those behind the project say they were given a little extra incentive thanks to newspaper stories questioning the legitimacy of Niagara Falls’ connection to the slavery freedom trail.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – The New York State Public Service Commission is taking legal action against the parent company of a local cable television and internet provider, threatening a million-dollar fine and possible re-evaluation of its cable TV franchise deal in New York City.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Actress, activist and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon met in Buffalo Wednesday with local grassroots and community leaders. The roundtable discussion was not in its originally-scheduled venue.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Two recent deadly air incidents show why the Federal Aviation Administration must not give in to political pressure and roll back safety standards, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said during a local visit.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – This week marks National Crime Victims Week and the Erie County District Attorney is marking the occasion to spotlight the assistance available to crime victims through his office’s Victim/Witness Bureau.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul offered a response to Republicans who, earlier this week, took aim at the Buffalo Billion during an appearance by gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro.