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Buffalo Zoo welcomes seasonal exhibit of birds from "Down Under"

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor day weekend, guests of the Buffalo Zoo will have a chance to interact with birds originating from Australia. The seasonal exhibit, Boomerang Island, will give patrons a chance to truly get up close to these feathered guests.

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From Memorial Day weekend through Labor day weekend, guests of the Buffalo Zoo will have a chance to interact with birds originating from Australia. The seasonal exhibit, Boomerang Island, will give patrons a chance to truly get up close to these feathered guests.


AMBER Alert issued for missing toddler

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Wayne County Sheriff's Office

An AMBER Alert has been issued for Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, a toddler that was missing, along with his mother, since last week.

Town of Tonawanda Police

A Town of Tonawanda man has been sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $20,000 from the local volunteer fire company where he worked.

Jamestown Police

Jamestown Police say a body found earlier this week has been positively identified as missing person Sean Carpenter.

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Harvey Weinstein surrendered Friday to authorities at a police station in New York City, where the former Hollywood megaproducer has been charged with rape and sexual misconduct.

Weinstein arrived early in the morning at the New York Police Department's 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan, ushered into the station by law enforcement officers as members of the media crowded behind metal barriers. He kept his gaze lowered amid a barrage of shouted questions.

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Jewish Americans accounted for a higher percentage of the US military during World War II than the entire US population. On Sunday, May 27 at 9:30 p.m., WNED-TV will broadcast a documentary which celebrates the Jews who contributed to the war effort, specifically members of the US Army Air Corps.


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Students at a Catholic grade school in Williamsville are working to raise funds to help a community in Sudan in need of clean water. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says St. Gregory the Great School held a symbolic 'Walk for Safer Water' to kick-off their fundraising effort.  

NYGOP.org

New York State Republicans have endorsed Buffalo native Keith Wofford for the position of Attorney General.

Cuomo Campaign

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called in Democratic Party stalwarts Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden to endorse him as the incumbent received the overwhelming support of delegates Thursday at the state Democratic Convention on Long Island.

If you missed the Facebook Live coverage announcing the 2018 Artie Award nominations featuring Anthony Chase, Charmagne Chi and Amy Jakiel (who will be your on-stage emcees at the WNED|WBFO Artie Awards, Monday, June 4, 2018, red carpet at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.), then you can watch here. You can see the list of nominations here or scroll down this post.


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VIDEO: 2018 Artie Awards nominations announced

This year's Artie Awards nominations were announced Monday. The Arties began in 1991 and are held each year to celebrate Western New York's theatre community.

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PHOTOS: Keeshea Pratt Band headlines WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash

The spring 2018 edition of WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash was held Saturday, April 21 in the WNED | WBFO Studios. A sold-out crowd was treated to performances by headliner The Keeshea Pratt Band and opener Willie May Band. WNED | WBFO photographer Eileen Koteras Elibol captured the energy and spirit of the night in this photo gallery.

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More than a decade ago, author Neil Gaiman wrote a short story that captures some of the strangeness of being a teenager discovering the world. It's called "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," and it's really only one scene: Two boys stumble upon a party where the girls seem rather alien. As it turns out, the girls are actual aliens.

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Heritage Moments: The Kinzua Dam and the broken treaty with the Seneca Nation

It was nothing less than the forced displacement of almost 700 people, and more than 50 years later the memory of it still haunts those families and their descendants.

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