WXXI AM News

Mike Desmond

New York State has an obesity problem among both young people and their parents and it is getting worse. That is the conclusion in a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


The decrepit five miles of the New York State Thruway through Seneca Nation land is turning into a political free-for-all, with no immediate prospects the road will be repaired. The road is so bad, the speed limit is down to 45 mph.


Industrial pollution once plagued the Great Lakes. But over the past 35 years, both the United States and Canada have collaborated to clean up and restore the lakes and their shorelines.

Rep. Chris Collins says he is happy federal prosecutors have dropped some of the charges against him and against his son Cameron in his insider trading case.


As you hack your way through an awful cold, do you ever wonder if there is some redeeming value to the common illness? New research says one common cold virus may be able to cure a common cancer.

For decades, there has been massive advertising of menthol cigarettes, heavily in African American communities. That has been researched often. What is different about a new study of mentholated cigarettes and quitting is that it found Black menthol cigarette smokers find it harder to quit.

The executive director of the New York State Thruway Authority says drivers should expect to see more cashless tolls throughout the state. Matthew Driscoll discussed the plans Wednesday on Grand Island where cashless tolls have been receiving mixed reviews from commuters.


Before the Buffalo Bills open their exhibition season this summer, Erie County will be putting around $3 million into a series of projects in Orchard Park, including a new playing surface for the stadium.


While the major issue on Thursday's agenda was next year's budget, the Erie County Legislature also passed two other significant pieces of legislation.


Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Democrat Nate McMurray reluctantly conceded his race against Rep. Chris Collins in New York's 27th Congressional District. However, the concession included an angry series of blasts at the incumbent and a vow to "fight like hell" to involve the public in politics.


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