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5:46 p.m.: As promised, here's some audio from my interview with the pollster, Greenberg. After describing the gubernatorial race, Greenberg describes poll results showing the overall disapproval of state government among voters. The poll did not ask about Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, Greenberg said, because the fieldwork for this poll had already begun b…

Tiger Woods has spoken to the Golf Channel and ESPN. Check out the News' Pop Stand blog for a few links.

Good morning, and welcome to the work week. The House of Representatives approved long-awaited health care legislation late Sunday night. Here's a video report. Staff Reporter Brian Meyer takes a look visitors' impressions of Buffalo as the NCAA Tournament stop wrapped up in Buffalo on Sunday. Here's a glimpse of what it looked like outside the arena …

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Judy Izard earned high honors serving in Afghanistan for keeping a supply chain of medicine up and running to troops who fought in remote regions of the country, despite disruptions caused by the enemy. But her most memorable and trying experiences during her service as an activated citizen-soldier from 2008 to 2009 occurred in the villages where she came in direct cont…

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5:38 p.m.: And before you knew it, it was over. Except for a few stragglers leaving the arena, everything immediately outside the arena is calm. Here are some photos from the West Virginia-Missouri matchup. 5:18 p.m.: The exit rush of pedestrians is pretty much over, but traffic on Washington Street is jammed back to Scott Street. A couple Syracuse alums waiting for the me…

NIAGARA FALLS -- Some NCAA fans in town for this weekend's tournament ventured to Niagara Falls today to take in one of the wonders of the world.  Brenda and Charles Bolsing drove up from St. Louis, Mo. to attend this weekend's games and were impressed by their visit to the falls Saturday.  "The falls are magnificent," said Brenda Bolsing. "They're beautiful. I…

ORCHARD PARK -- Approximately 200 girls are expected to participate in the Western New York Sports Clinic today, which is being held at the Buffalo Bills Field House at One Bills Drive. The WNY Girls in Sports Clinic, in partnership with the United Way, Buffalo Public Schools and the Girl Scout Council of WNY, has set up tennis, golf, volleyball, soccer, double dutch,…

WILLIAMSVILLE -- More than 25 of Buffalo's best pizzerias have gathered at Samuel's Grande Manor to compete for the pizza crown.  People are starting to arrive at the event, which will feature pizza eating contests, box folding championships, a pizza play zone, a dough tossing contest, music and entertainment until 9 p.m. today. The event will also take place Sunday …

No major upsets in Buffalo on Friday, as West Virginia, Missouri, Gonzaga and Syracuse all moved on to Sunday's play, which begins at 12:10 p.m. The intersession rush seemed to be no big problem for fans, as long as they had a plan. Here's how things looked down on Chippewa: Today is media day for the teams that have moved on. Check the Campus Watch blog f…

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BUFFALO -- This weekend may be all about NCAA basketball downtown, but this morning at Buffalo State it's all about quick feet.  A large crowd of bundled up runners are making their way to the starting line of the 13th annual Bengal 5K Run & Fun Walk. There are well-known Western New York runners here, local cross country teams, amateurs 5Kers and a few walkers j…

Buffalo News owner Warren Buffett apparently has a sense of humor to match his bank account. Buffett is featured in this Geico ad, produced for the annual meeting of the company owned by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. It's an ode to the insurer's customer service. Take a look:

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10:06 p.m. update: Here's a video recap of what went on between sessions in downtown Buffalo today: ---Lauren Nicole Mariacher7:31 p.m. update: According to a group of Syracuse fans grabbing a quick bite before heading back to the arena, the Morgan State mascot was the highlight of the first half of the day. "He's the best mascot I've ever seen,&quo…

Of the eight venues hosting preliminary round action in the NCAA Tournament this weekend, tickets for the games in Buffalo are the highest grossing on StubHub, according to the company. Tickets for the games at HSBC Arena also have been the most popular preliminary round NCAA tickets on the site, StubHub officials said in a press release. The average ticket price for tick…

Good morning. It's NCAA tourney day in downtown Buffalo. That's a great thing if you're a hoops fan, a bit of a hassle if you're a downtown commuter looking for a quick getaway around 5 p.m. Either way, the city seems to be ready. There were plenty of upsets in action yesterday. Will any of the big seeds fall at HSBC Arena today? Top seed Syracuse? No. 2 seed West Virginia…

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DOWNTOWN BUFFALO -- Buffalo's Cobblestone District is flowing with 'Cuse supporters this afternoon as basketball fans from near and far gather in Western New York for the NCAA Tournament subregional tipoff in HSBC Arena on Friday.  Not all fans spotted downtown were wearing orange though. A group of Mizzou fans enjoyed Buffalo food and drink while catching some of&nbs…