Hurricane Irma Coverage
The following stories were completed as daily assignments. Videos are not on YouTube yet, but please visit the links to read the web stories and see the stories that aired on Channel 2.
Flood Coverage in Allegany County
Traveling Tribute to Veterans of War
March 2017: Guardrail Scrutiny in New York
After a car accident killed a Western New York native in Tennessee, we discovered the same guardrail device blamed for her death was approved for use in the state of New York. In response to our report, a state senator from Western New York introduced a bill in Albany to restrict the use of this specific type of guardrail device in New York. State lawmakers continue to press the state's Department of Transportation for answers.
May 2016: Broadband Plan in WNY
Thousands of people in rural Western New York do not have access to basic broadband service. A coalition of lawmakers in Niagara and Orleans counties are attempting to change that.
Jan. 2017: In Erie County, Voter Fraud is Very Rare
President Trump made an unsubstantiated claim that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in the November election. However, here in Erie County, voter fraud has never swayed the outcome of an election, according to the Republican election commissioner.
June 2015: Challenging Paladino's Remarks
Carl Paladino, a sitting member of the Buffalo School Board, said in a recorded interview that "damn Asians" are being "subsidized" by the state's university system. This story confronts Paladino, who refused to explain himself in his capacity as an elected board member.
July 2016: Paladino Threatens GOP Delegate
Carl Paladino, a Buffalo School Board member and co-chair of Donald Trump's New York campaign, threatened an anti-Trump GOP delegate in an email obtained by WGRZ-TV.
August 2014: Hochul Defends Voting Record
Kathy Hochul, a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, defended her voting record in an interview, fending off attacks that she abandoned principles in Congress.
February 2016: Rigas Returns
John Rigas, the former owner of the Buffalo Sabres and a former cable executive, returned to his small Pennsylvania hometown after his release from prison. Despite a mixed legacy, he was welcomed home with an enormous reception.
Jan. 2017: Buffalo's Refugee Families Remain Separated
Following President Trump's executive order on immigration, refugees in Buffalo find themselves unable to reunite with family members overseas.
August 2016: Niagara Falls Police Invest in Non-Lethal Methods
The Niagara Falls Police Department, hoping to avoid a deadly confrontation, invested in thousands of dollars of non-lethal equipment.
June 2015: The Long and Complicated History of the Scajacuada
A day-turn story with a bit of an investigative angle-- the Scajacuada Expressway, embroiled in controversy after the death of a young boy, had been the source of complaints in the years leading up to the accident.
August 2016: Lockport Fire Aftermath
Following an enormous industrial fire in Lockport, a neighborhood returns from evacuation only to discover total devastation.
Sept. 2016: Seneca Nation Joins Standing Rock
Members of the Seneca Nation traveled from Western New York to North Dakota to join protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Sept. 2016: In Black Rock, A Vision for Development