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Gay student cut off from family gets outpouring of community support

The story of a local college student who says she was disowned by her parents when they learned she is gay is getting nationwide attention. Out Sports first reported last week that Emily Scheck of Webster was cut off by her family in August when Scheck's mother spotted pictures of Emily and her girlfriend on social media. Scheck's parents reportedly told her they would no longer support her unless she returned home to undergo counseling and give up her athletic scholarship. Scheck decided to...

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Buffalo Police are now developing a draft of their policy for officers' use of body cameras. An advocate for open government is urging police officials to be open about the process and to let the public have a say. A police official tells WBFO the public will get a chance to hear more, while also assuring citizens that the system they're adopting will be responsible.


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It’s been 20 years since the governor and the Legislature in New York received a pay raise. But that might be changing in January. A panel formed to determine future pay for lawmakers is holding hearings and will make a recommendation by Dec. 10.


Tops Markets emerges from bakruptcy

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The Tops supermarket chain says it has emerged from bankruptcy.

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There are encouraging numbers in the effort to reduce the number of drunk drivers on area roadways.

The story of a local college student who says she was disowned by her parents when they learned she is gay is getting nationwide attention.

Out Sports first reported last week that Emily Scheck of Webster was cut off by her family in August when Scheck's mother spotted pictures of Emily and her girlfriend on social media.

Leave it to the bye week to build optimism among Bills' fans, even when their team has a 3-7 record. In looking to the future, analyst Matt Sabuda sees some positive developments. While he's guarded in his mixed assessment of rookie quarterback Josh Allen, he points to how the team can add a surge of talent to their depleted roster. Sabuda says the Bills will have $91 million in salary cap space to spend on players next year. 


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Art educators from across the state wrapped up a three-day conference in downtown Buffalo Sunday. The New York State Art Teachers Association Conference (NYSATA) celebrated their 70th anniversary. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked with some of the art educators about challenges and their work in the classroom. 

The Kavinoky Theater

Buffalo's theater scene is ever entertaining and constantly shifting. A number of theaters are closing and opening and renovating and looking ahead.

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Snowplow drivers in Niagara Falls, ON will have another eye this winter - a dashboard camera to record everything the plow does on the street.

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New York State's Health Department is launching a pilot program expanding Medicaid coverage to doula services in an effort to reduce childbirth complications for women and babies.

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Cuba could pull thousands of its doctors out of Brazil

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Cuba said on Wednesday it would pull thousands of its doctors from Brazil after the South American nation’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro questioned their training and demanded changes to their contracts.

The far-right Bolsonaro, who takes office on Jan. 1, said in an interview this month that the 11,420 Cuban doctors working in poor and remote parts of Brazil could only stay if they received 100 percent of their pay and their families could join them.

These days a restaurant like Tacolicious in San Francisco’s Mission District can be really busy but look really slow. That’s because much of the food is now being sent to customers through third-party delivery apps like DoorDash, Uber Eats and Caviar.

These apps are betting the future of restaurant dining is delivery. They are spending billions of dollars in venture capital growing the delivery model and expanding to more restaurants and areas of the country. The increase is changing how we eat and how restaurants have to operate.

When Apple suffers, the pain is spread around

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Shares of Apple took a hit Monday, declining 4 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported Apple has cut production orders in recent weeks for all three iPhone models launched earlier this year. When Apple runs into trouble, it tends to be a drag on many other companies and the market as a whole.

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Can a company boss have too much power?

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The chairman of Nissan Motors, Carlos Ghosn, has been arrested by Japanese prosecutors. He's accused of underreporting his income on financial statements. Nissan says it'll fire him this week and Nissan's CEO says Ghosn's arrest shows that too much power had been concentrated in one person for too long.

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Heritage Moments: Red Jacket vows ‘While I live, you will get no more lands of the Indians’

During the American Revolution, the Seneca Nation’s lands covered practically the entire Niagara Frontier. But by 1819, their territory had dwindled to five tracts covering only about 130 square miles. All along, the Seneca clan chief Red Jacket opposed the sales, as well as what he saw as other encroachments on Indian self-determination.

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