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Back to school in Buffalo: Principal at persistent struggling school optimistic

Buffalo Public school children return for a brand new school year Thursday. Some are optimistic for change as a new schools superintendent kicks off the return to the classrooms. City Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash kicked off the new school year at Burgard Vocational High School.
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from Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Roswell Park's Dr. Rodney Haring was recently named to the Health Research Advisory Council, a federal panel that works with tribal leaders to make recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding Native health programs and policies.


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Albany has toughened the requirements for vaccinating school students, starting with those attending kindergarten.


Buffalo is closer to meeting state requirements for gym classes, with 40 new teachers hired to teach phys ed and health. More gym teachers are about to be hired.


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The Niagara Falls City Council is holding a special meeting Thursday to vote on replacing a water pipe that's been causing plenty of headaches for the city and dozens of residents.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Public school children return for a brand new school year Thursday. Some are optimistic for change as a new schools superintendent kicks off the return to the classrooms. City Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash kicked off the new school year at Burgard Vocational High School.

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More Niagara Falls police officers will soon be wearing a body camera.

Bandits' Tavares retires after playing 24 seasons

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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While names like Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Gilbert Perreault and Dominik Hasek may be better known among Buffalo sports fans, none of those superstars put in as many years with a Buffalo pro sports team as John Tavares.

  

Cheektowaga landlord sentenced for killing tenant

19 hours ago

A Cheektowaga man convicted of second-degree manslaughter will serve five to 15 years in prison for the shooting death of his tenant.

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Buffalo's brand new city schools superintendent says poverty should not impede a children's attendance at school.  Dr. Kriner Cash is conducting a media tour and kicked off his electronic media appearances starting with WBFO. WBFO'S Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley interviewed Cash live on the air Wednesday morning. 

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Encouraging students to be future vehicle technicians is the goal of a new program by the Western New York Ford Dealers. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the dealers donated four cars to area auto tech schools as part of the Ford Future Techs Initiative.

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State laws aim to curb opioid overprescription and abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s the equivalent of one bottle of prescription painkillers for every adult American. Meanwhile, 46 people a day die from an overdose of those same painkillers. That’s why New York State is trying to curb the problem of overprescribing.
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West side gardeners find hellstrips heavenly

Local gardeners have embraced the use of small plots of land that have a devilish name. Hellstrips are green spaces found in front of houses that lie between the sidewalk and the street. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata says the mini-gardens have become especially popular on Buffalo's West side.
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WBFO wins top radio awards from PRNDI, AP

WBFO has won first place honors in a national competition for its coverage of the Snowvember Storm. Public Radio News Directors Inc.
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