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Judge denies bail for alleged ISIL sympathizer

A federal judge in Buffalo has ordered Arafat Nagi be held without bail until trial. Nagi was arrested at his Lackawanna home Wednesday morning and charged with supporting and attempting to join the terror group ISIL.
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has taken measures to establish a leadership election in October.

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Kraft has issued a recall targeting its individually wrapped cheese slices.

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A group of more than 100 teenagers gathered at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park for some extensive training over the past week.

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New York State has added to its tourism strategy. On Saturday, Governor Cuomo announced the groundbreaking of the new National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.

New York State continues to make strides towards authorizing cannabis for medical treatment. Many are jumping on the medical marijuana industry band wagon.

Some New York State fast-food employees may receive increased wages sooner than they think.

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Former Buffalo Bills running back Curtis Brown had died.

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A two-car accident in Niagara Falls has caused significant injuries to three people.

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American industries and health care fields are constantly looking for engineers and scientists and there probably aren't enough who live here to fill all the openings.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says the money the city spends to clean up graffiti could instead go towards other projects to beautify the city. Each year, Buffalo spends more than $100,000 to clean up the markings left behind by vandals.

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State moves closer to equal treatment for mental and physical health care

You may have recently started to hear the term “mental health parity.” It refers to federal and state requirements for insurers to cover mental health and addiction treatment as they would any other medical condition. Insurers haven’t always complied. As Michelle Faust reports, state lawmakers' recent actions intend to take hurdles from insurance out of the long path to recovery from addiction.
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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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