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Reward offered for information about boy's shooting

The City of Buffalo is offering a $2,500 reward for information about the shooting of an 8-year-old boy.
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A 27-year-old man will spend 35 years in prison after pleading guilty for kidnapping and torturing two University of Rochester students last December.

If you purchased a Whirlpool microwave between January 2014 and April 2016 you may need to contact the company for repair.

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Kaleida Health is reporting that Donnell Bibbes remains in critical condition at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

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Bob Duffy thinks upstate lawmakers should bridge their political differences, and work together to advance economic interests in upstate New York.

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Each summer, bacteria can force beaches on the Great Lakes to close. Now researchers are battling the bacteria with a genetic-based process.

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Thousands of new University at Buffalo students are settling in to dorms on both the North and South campuses.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says about 90-percent moved in Thursday at Goodyear Hall on the South Campus.   

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The City of Buffalo is offering a $2,500 reward for information about the shooting of an 8-year-old boy.


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The man investigators say instigated a violent attack against an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy this week remains behind bars without bail, after he and a co-defendant entered pleas of not guilty Friday morning in Grand Island Town Court.


In an effort to prevent future tragedies, New York Sen. Robert Ortt is calling for a review of Shawnee Road in Wheatfield. Last Saturday, two 18-year-olds were struck and killed as they were leaving a house party.

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On September 15, the first resident of the Mother Teresa Home in the former Saint Adelbert's rectory on Stanislaus Street will move in. The opening of the home occurs as sainthood is granted to Mother Teresa.


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Heritage Moments: Love Canal and the Niagara Falls housewives who shook the world

Some 40 years after chemicals were first observed bubbling from the ground at Love Canal, the health risks resulting from the poisoning of the Niagara Falls, N.Y., neighborhood are still making headlines today. Yet we sometimes forget that the Love Canal disaster might have amounted to little more than a footnote, were it not for the relentless defiance of a group of average citizens. Without the efforts of those citizens – most of them housewives -- the modern environmental movement as we know it today might not exist.
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Testing questions raise concerns about Buffalo's drinking water

Neighborhoods on the city’s East and Lower West Sides are “ground zero” for the worst lead poisoning problems in all of Upstate New York. Lead paint is considered the culprit, but the crisis in Flint, Michigan, has raised questions about the safety of the drinking water in cities like Buffalo.
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