DOT-111 railcars routinely travel through Western New York. These passed through the rail yard in Blasdell.

Loaded cargo: rails hauling crude

The Bakken oil boom Domestic oil production is on the rise and more of it is moving by rail because not enough pipeline infrastructure is in…

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Active rail lines in Western New York

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Signs appear after parking lot issues

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – “Signs” outside private parking lots in downtown Buffalo show the impact News 4 Call 4 Action is having among the ope…

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Human trafficking: stories of survival

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Somewhere on a street just like yours men and women are likely being held hostage in homes and businesses around West…

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Company no longer giving payouts to Drs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Last November, News 4 reported that more than 200 Western New York doctors have earned more than $6 million from drug…

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Erie County posts restaurant inspections

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – For the first time, Erie County is posting inspections for the county’s 3,500 restaurants. The launch follows a “Dice…

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Erie County takes action

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Erie County now confirms that it will roll out a restaurant inspection website after Thanksgiving – most likely the f…

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DICEY DINING Part 4: School Inspections

  BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – Food service programs in schools have to undergo the same rigorous inspections as restaurants. News 4 Investigates di…

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DICEY DINING Part 3: Grading systems

  BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – “Is it a safe place to go to eat? Are they abiding by the rules? ” says Lockport resident Carol Mayer as she leaves a…

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Social media abuzz over restaurant data

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – News 4 viewers are “eating up” our newly posted restaurant inspection database. Already well over 100,000 people have…