Dooley O'Rourke, WGRZ

Dooley O'Rourke


Buffalo, NY, United States

Contact Dooley

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • WGRZ

Past articles by Dooley:

Allegany County community steps up after desecration of veterans' graves

Plaques pried off and stolen from the graves of 13 veterans in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wellsville → Read More

Margus Morrison, 52, loved his family and his job working with children

Victim of the mass shooting in Buffalo had gone to the supermarket to buy chicken for supper. → Read More

Another day in court, another disappointment for Buffalo preservationists fighting to save Great Northern Grain Elevator

Preservationists are hopeful an appeals judge will rule in their favor before any wrecker's ball swings. → Read More

Buffalo-area highway agencies adjust amid COVID, in addition to usual storm preps

While some agencies have plow operators out sick, the ones we spoke to say they don't expect it to have any major impact on their ability to clear roads. → Read More

Tappo Day Club prepares to open Chandler Street pool to public

Once open sometime in May, the 80 employees will tend to the 300 guests the club can serve. → Read More

New York sees 97% fewer cases of the flu this season compared to last

While health officials expected that COVID-19 mitigation efforts could lead to a decrease in influenza, they may not have expected the drop to be this dramatic. → Read More

Buffalo couple celebrates unique 70th wedding anniversary

Although they speak on the phone daily, Zeek Macsi had not been able to see his wife, Josephine, since March. → Read More

Western New York man has donated blood platelets for 50 years

Jim Kuhlmann has donated more than 1,100 units through the years. → Read More

Tall Ships coming to Buffalo in July

It's going to be one of the biggest events our waterfront has seen in quite some time and it all starts on the 4th of July. → Read More

Opening day at the Ballpark

The Bisons defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 8-3. → Read More

Delivering smiles to Oishei Children's Hospital

Buffalo Police along with students from Medaille College delivered toys and food to patients at Oishei Children's Hospital. → Read More

Frozen hawk rescued by Amherst Highway employee

The hawk was frozen, so Boyle rescued the hawk and brought it to his truck where he wrapped it in a blanket in an attempt to warm it up. → Read More

Flight 3407: Ten Years Later

Karen Wielinski talks of surviving the loss of her home, her husband, and how writing about it in a book helped her recover. → Read More

After nine months apart, this father and daughter are together again

A photojournalist was on hand at Lindbergh Elementary School in Kenmore as the reunion unfolded. → Read More

Do the Falls really freeze?

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — As sure as the cold weather comes to Western New York every year, so too do the stories about Niagara Falls freezing over. Although parts of the falls do freeze during the course of the winter, the water, for the most part, continues to fall. However, the stories of the Falls freezing persist. Photojournalist Dooley O'Rourke went to the icy wonderland to check it out. → Read More

Wedding ring found at Chick-Fil-A, looking for owner

Unfortunately, Cassie has since misplaced the ring owner's contact information. → Read More

Milkman's Last Run

Brad Hellert ends a 20-year-run as a milkman making home deliveries. → Read More

Special Delivery: 7 babies born on Christmas Day

There was a bit of a traffic jam on the fourth-floor maternity ward Tuesday. Seven babies were born on Christmas Day at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo. → Read More

Families 'adopted' at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

It was the impression a little boy named Stone had made that started this whole thing. → Read More

A safe place for women and their Children

Gospa Village continues to grow on Buffalo's east side with homes for women and their children that will provide a safe environment, while teaching life and family skills. → Read More