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Mexico plan foiled, escaped inmates separated last week

New details are emerging now that the three-week manhunt for two escaped New York inmates is over.
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A state lawmaker from Niagara County is hoping to take proactive steps to further secure the long-term future of the Niagara Falls Air Base by developing an extensive emergency services and management hub on part of the grounds.

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A collaboration is underway to focus on the prevention of sexual violence.  Crisis Services is sharing a Sexual Assault Prevention grant from the state Health Department with the YWCA of Niagara and RESTORE Sexual Assault Services will share in the regional grant. 

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New details are emerging now that the three-week manhunt for two escaped New York inmates is over.

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Two members of the group "Our Ability" took off Monday on a 12-day trek along the Erie Canal Trail in hopes of raising awareness about disabilities. The pair is marking the 25th anniversary of the American with disabilities Act and promoting the work still needed to be done. 

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An Episcopal Bishop with roots in Buffalo will soon become the next worldwide leader for his faith, and the first African American to fill the role.

Venus, Jupiter set to converge in evening sky Tuesday

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Assuming the weather cooperates, local skywatchers will be able to enjoy a conjunction of two planets Tuesday night, as Venus and Jupiter meet from Earth's vantage point.

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Three members of the graduating class of Mount Saint Mary Academy in Kenmore want to pursue careers in the U.S. military. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley met with the young women to discuss their future endeavors and their thoughts on women in the military.

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The manhunt for escaped killers David Sweat and Richard Matt came to and end this weekend with Matt shot and killed on Friday and Sweat wounded Sunday as authorities took him into custody.

The Town of Tonawanda sewer system overflowed into Ellicott Creek over the weekend.

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Convicted killer David Sweat is back in the custody of law enforcement, and will likely never see the outside world again. After spending three weeks on the run in the Adirondack region of northern New York, a State Police Sergeant shot Sweat not far from the Canadian Border.

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Pork from Lockport pig farm in high demand

A Lockport farmer has made a name for himself due to the high-quality pork his pigs produce. WBFO contributor and Buffalo Spree food editor Christa Glennie Seychew visited the Niagara County farm to find out more.
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WBFO wins top radio award from AP

WBFO has won the top award in the New York State Associated Press Association's annual news awards competition.
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Hostas abound at Southtowns garden

Gardening season is in full swing in Western New York. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata, the editor-in-chief of Buffalo Spree magazine, recently visited the property of a Boston Hills couple who specialize in growing one plant in particular, the hosta.
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Changes on the farm

It's the season for dairy and agriculture festivals in Western New York. Springville staged its annual tribute to farming last weekend. Down in Allegany County, Cuba will kick off its five-day Dairy Week on Tuesday, June 16.
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Ontario beekeepers say farm pesticide is killing millions of drones

A showdown is looming in Ontario between beekeepers and some farmers and seed companies over the use of a controversial pesticide.
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