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Buffalo's oldest tree hit by disease

City Hall is teaming up with the private sector to help save the oldest tree in Buffalo.

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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

There are new twists in an ongoing dispute over the Seneca Nation's casino compact with New York State. Governor Cuomo is threatening to bring new competitors into the Buffalo-Niagara area, while the Senecas accuse his administration of leaking word of an investigation into allegations their lawyer says were found without merit.


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There are some slight gains for public school students on this year's New York State Assessments. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says that includes small gains for Buffalo Public School studnets in English and Math. 

In the after-glow of Monday's eclipse, we can start looking forward to an even more exciting event for the Great Lakes region: the 2024 total solar eclipse.

Chris Caya WBFO News

City Hall is teaming up with the private sector to help save the oldest tree in Buffalo.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The toll booths that have greeted motorists at the north and south Grand Island bridges for decades will be coming down early next year. But tolls will still be collected through an electronic cashless system.

Tornado Watch cancelled for all of WNY

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The National Weather Service canceled a Tornado Watch for all of Western New York. It was posted earlier Tuesday afternoon and was initially to be in effect until 9 p.m. 

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The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued Wind Advisory for Northern Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Orleans Counties from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Among the petitions decided Friday by the New York State Education Commissioner was a request from the District Parent Coordinating Council to remove Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash and all School Board members. The Commissioner denied the request on "procedural grounds," but the DPCC is not expected to re-submit its petition.

Our region continue's to flourish as fertile ground for filmmakers - from small, independent artists to big Hollywood producers. As Western New York heads towards autumn, the film scene is once again heating up with some major projects about to get underway, with producers also putting out a call for local extras. Buffalo Niagara Film commissioner Tim Clark sits down with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe for the latest.

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The historic Martin House project in North Buffalo is getting into the last phases of reconstruction of the Frank Lloyd Wright design. The new phase is rehabilitation of the Barton House on Summit Avenue.

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WBFO has been named Outstanding News Operation in radio by the New York State Associated Press, snaring three first place awards, eight second place awards and four third place awards in the annual AP awards competition.

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Heritage Moments: America’s first spymaster and what Buffalo taught him about secrecy

Wild Bill Donovan he was called, the most famous son of Buffalo’s Old First Ward. He was the man who basically invented America’s intelligence apparatus, having founded and directed the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, the spy agency that eventually became the CIA.

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