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Chris Caya, WBFO

BUFFALO (WBFO) - The Niagara Falls Water Board is facing more criticism from state regulators following another unplanned discharge from its wastewater treatment plant late Wednesday afternoon. 

The state Department of Environmental Conservation responded to a report from the board anddiscovered badly discolored water in the Niagara River. The discharge occurred as the region encountered heavy rain.

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ALBANY (WFFO) - Students from across the state are gathering in Albany today to encourage elected officials to commit more resources to student financial aid programs.The lobbying effort is being launched amid concerns that college is becoming increasingly unaffordable. 


(WBFO) The Buffalo School Board has called for Carl Paladino's resignation following disparaging comments he made about President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. In a special session this afternoon, the School Board's majority called on the Park District representative to step down. 

Local consumers who use personal care products containing microbeads are reacting to news that Erie County will soon ban the sale of goods that contain these tiny plastic orbs.

Hamburg Police have made an arrest in the case of a July hit-and-run on Big Tree Road that took a life.

Across the world, there are problems with getting clean drinking water. At the University at Buffalo, a group of undergraduates is working with an engineering professor to provide clean water for a few pennies and no cost for fuel.

City of Buffalo Fire Marshals are charging a Riverside man in connection with the series of fires set along Grant Street, early Thursday morning.

Buffalo police are continuing their investigation into a shooting this morning in which a 15-year-old was struck in the leg.

Sunday's Bills-Lions game in Detroit carries a special connection, said Matt Sabuda on WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook." Before he founded the Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson was a minority owner of the Lions.

A Lewiston man faces a laundry list of charges connected with the alleged kidnapping and abuse of a Niagara County woman.

Renowned artist Dale Chihuly sets the stage when JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in Bela Bartók’s one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle Wednesday, October 1, 7 p.m.  Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano, and Charles Robert Austin, baritone, perform the lead roles in this rarely-staged opera.

Candidates for New York governor will face off in mid-October in a Buffalo debate sponsored by WNED|WBFO and The Buffalo News.