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Gun permit applications continue increasing

If current trends continue - the number of gun permits issued by Erie County could nearly double this year over last year. With more here's WBFO's Chris Caya.
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Niagara County residents in need of medical care have a new option, as Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center opens evening care hours.


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Two area students have been nominated for national performing awards. They were top local winners of the recent Kenny Awards at Shea's Performing Arts Center that recognizes students in high school musicals. They are in New York City for the National Jimmy Awards Monday evening. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked with the students about their work and future theater ambitions.

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Ontario has unrolled a new ad campaign highlighting the dangers of distracted driving. The message is: "It happens fast. Put down the phone."


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As immigrants carry their traditions and customs into Buffalo's West Side,  a new cultural mix is emerging. Inside that backdrop, a large white tent featuring an old-fashioned revival and a TV evangelist seems very much in place.


If current trends continue - the number of gun permits issued by Erie County could nearly double this year over last year. With more here's WBFO's Chris Caya. 


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On Sunday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a hotline that will reduce and resolve a number of election day problems.

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On Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order establishing a new ten member LGBT Memorial Commission.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to push his Get Screened, No Excuses Campaign.

A new law will crack down on '"zombie houses."  Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the law this past week. It  now means new requirements for mortgage lenders. They must maintain abandoned houses before foreclosure.

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray says it's frustrating that the latest controversy surrounding forward Evander Kane became public before all the facts are in. The allegations surrounding Kane involve some sort of disturbance at a Chippewa bar early Friday morning.

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Press Pass: Workforce diversity lacking at public projects

With the state supplying much of the capital, local construction projects have brought much-needed jobs to the region. That boom, however, has not impacted the minority community. Charlotte Keith of Investigative Post has been chronicling the lack of workforce diversity at some of these job sites.
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Making a Difference: Pilot eases burden for families with ill loved ones

Throughout February WNED|WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourages others to lend a helping hand. Here is the story of a community champion who is making a difference.
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