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Buffalo State College to offer temporary housing to Afghan evacuees utilizing Educational Opportunity Centers
Up to 100 Afghan evacuees will be welcomed to stay in temporary housing on the Buffalo State as part of their resettlement, said Governor Kathy Hochul as her office announced evacuees will be allowed access to SUNY's Educational Opportunity Centers.
His spokesperson says Clinton, who was admitted to a California hospital to receive treatment for a "non-Covid-related infection," will remain there overnight to get IV antibiotics.
British Columbia resident Ruth Hamilton had a rude awakening earlier this month when a large meteorite plunged from space, through her roof and landed in her bed.
From India Walton's upset victory in the Democratic Primary, to Mayor Byron Brown's write-in campaign, WBFO has extensive coverage of the Buffalo mayoral race ahead of the Nov. 2 election.
Providing Support for Buffalo Toronto Public Media
Buffalo Toronto Public Media, along with partners Say Yes Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Athletic League, is hosting a virtual event to share segments from the documentary and spark conversations on the life of Muhammad Ali and intersections of religion, sports, race, and other social issues.
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Theater Talk: TOOTSIE is a total hoot (tix available!); Brazen Faced Varlets step up ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT; ARTIE AWARDS will be Nov. 1!
- BPO offers free concert for Hispanic Heritage Month tonight
- Italian-American Societies of WNY unveil new design for statue to replace Columbus
- Theater Talk: Buffalo's own Dominique Kempf starts the national tour of TOOTSIE at Shea's
WBFO Business & Economy Desk
WBFO Disabilities Desk
- WNY advocate launches letter-writing campaign to increase caregiver staffing for New Yorkers with disabilities
- $300K grant will help UB create training for professors on teaching neurodiverse students
- WNYers testify on caregiver shortage impacting disability community: 'Real unmet needs'
- 'I worry that he won't survive this virus': Williamsville family says school mask mandate will protect the life of their son, who has Down syndrome
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
- Local attorney, Conservative Party chair working to allow ivermectin as COVID treatment
- Constitutional rights to clean air and water? Environmental advocates urge voters to say yes
- Staff shortages at nursing homes are backing up healthcare process
- Court rules unvaccinated hospital workers can continue for now to claim religious exemption
WBFO Mental Health Initiative
WBFO Racial Equity Project
- M&T Bank to offer guidance, grants to multicultural small businesses
- An honest conversation about race with Nanette Massey
- Wrongful indictment against Buffalo Five members dismissed in State Supreme Court
- Hochul signs law to end sending New Yorkers back to prison on minor parole violations, immediately releases nearly 200 inmates
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- Hochul apologizes to families of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19
- UB study finds no higher rate of breast cancer in older women who drink caffeinated coffee
- WNY has second-lowest nursing home staff vax rate of any region in the state, as mandate approaches
- Judge rules Erie County’s Ruthie’s Law is ‘unlawful’ after lawsuit by nursing homes
WBFO Women's News Desk
- National Women's Hockey League rebrands as Premier Hockey Federation
- Back to school in a pandemic can be 'perfect storm of infection' for pregnant women
- 'Another glass ceiling broken': High hopes for Hochul from major women's institutions
- Analysis: WNY sexual harassment lawyer shares what stands out in Cuomo report
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Seventeen missionaries were kidnapped by an armed gang in Haiti on Saturday. It was the latest in what experts are calling a kidnapping crisis in the country — a crisis largely driven by one gang.
The first Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book was published in October 1979. Fans are looking back at how the series has endured in popularity and why it's still relevant.
Public health workers are going church to church and house to house in the state's secluded valleys to dispel COVID myths, ease isolation, bring aid, and convince wary residents to get vaccinated.
One of the characters in the global Netflix hit is Ali Abdul, a Pakistani migrant working (and exploited) in South Korea. Pakistanis are weighing in on the character — and the casting.
Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was shot and killed as he jogged through a neighborhood near Brunswick, Ga. in 2020. Three white men in pick-up trucks pursued him and then confronted him.
The missionary group, which included children, were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.
Alex Saab's extradition and the subsequent jailing of six American oil executives in Venezuela are a sign that relations between Washington and Caracas could be upended.
More Local News from WBFO
A proposal from the Erie County Legislature's Minority Caucus to mandate openness in new stadium talks is on the table today,
With Election Day less than three weeks away, candidates for Erie County sheriff were in East Aurora Wednesday evening for an occasionally testy debate.
Exactly four years to the day since Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner drowned while dive training in the Niagara River, the Buffalo Common Council Claims Committee approved a $1.2 million settlement for Lehner’s estate.
After a 19-month closure the United States will open its northern border to vaccinated Canadians beginning in November.
A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to a federal rioting charge for his participation in city protests last year over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
It started as lake effect rain the morning of Oct. 12, 2006. In the end, what was later dubbed the "October Surprise" had stranded hundreds of drivers, taken more than a dozen lives and caused more than $500 million in damage.
A battle is shaping up between the Ontario government and bar and restaurant owners. It‘s over capacity limits.
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