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Health department issues measles warning after patient visited multiple sites

The Erie County Health Department is dealing with an unusual double-barreled health problem—a measles case and an active case of tuberculosis.

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The Erie County Health Department is dealing with an unusual double-barreled health problem—a measles case and an active case of tuberculosis.

A former Buffalo police lieutenant was sentenced to four months in prison Wednesday after his conviction on a federal civil rights charge.

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A federal judge sentenced Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday following Cohen's guilty pleas to a number of political and finance crimes.

Those three years would be followed by three years of supervised release, and Cohen also is subject to forfeiture of $500,000, restitution of $1.4 million and fines totaling $100,000.

Cohen had asked for leniency. He said in court, however, that he accepts responsibility for his actions.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue clear guidelines for grocery stores to notify customers about purchased products that have been recalled.

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A major overhaul of the U.S. Customs Plaza at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge is officially underway. The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission broke ground on the $90 million modernization project on Tuesday.

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The new county 2019 budget has been signed by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. But the county's comptroller is blasting the spending plan.

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New York State Regent Catherine Collins, who represents the Western New York region, is calling for more intervention to help districts better handle suspensions of black students. A statewide report on student suspensions was issued earlier this week. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Collins is calling it a "critical area" of concern. 

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A Buffalo police officer shot and wounded a 47-year old shoplifting suspect late Tueaday night. He died earlier Wednesday after being transported to ECMC.

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Western New Yorkers are remembering former state Sen. Walter Floss Jr. The Clarence Republican with nearly four decades of public service died Dec. 8 at the age of 95. He will be buried Saturday at St. Mary's Church in Swormville.

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It's going to be easier to park in Buffalo's Central Business District, although it might cost a buck or two more.

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A  year and a half after President Donald Trump reversed an Obama administration decision to block TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, a federal district judge in Montana has halted the project again, citing an insufficient review of the project's environmental impact. 

In his ruling, Judge Brian Morris said “the Trump administration completely disregarded the climate effects of building the Keystone pipeline,” according to Vermont law professor Pat Parenteau.

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Departing members of Congress lobby for new jobs

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Around a hundred members of the House and Senate will leave Capitol Hill early next year when the new Congress is sworn in. 

Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn, is one of them. Nolan has served two stints in Congress, the first from 1975 to 1981. When he left that year, lobbying was just becoming a thing in Washington, with new lobbying firms establishing K Street as ground zero for the influence peddling business.

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Heritage Moments: The firebrand in Buffalo, the rebellion in Canada

Buffalo used to be a mustering ground for invading armies, both official and unofficial. The target was always Canada: several times during the War of 1812; ahead of the Fenian Invasion in 1866; and – least remembered by Americans but no less important – during the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 and its aftermath.

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