Legal
5:45 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

You & The Law: Paying back college loans

The biggest difficulty with college loans is that they have to be paid back. This week on You & The Law, attorney Karen Welch talks about some of the problems of paying back those loans.

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Buffalo Bills
5:17 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Bills cut Quarterback Jordan Palmer, Punter Brian Moorman

Just days after he was signed, the Buffalo Bills released back-up quarterback Jordan Palmer Friday.

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Local
2:27 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

More travelers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend

Many travelers will be hitting the Thruway this long weekend.
Credit thruway.ny.gov

The last long holiday weekend of the 2014 summer travel season is underway and the AAA is projecting this Labor Day will be one of the busiest for the holiday in several years.

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Local
2:12 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Akron toddler drowns in swimming pool

Tragedy struck an Akron family Thursday when a 1-year-old girl drowned in a small swimming pool at a home on East Avenue.

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Environment
11:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

DEC regulations seek to prevent spread of invasive species

Asian carp is one invasive species causing headaches for the state's environment and its economy.
Credit File photo

New regulations from the State Department of Environmental Conservation are out this week, aimed at protecting natural resources. The regulations identify more than 100 invasive plant and animal species that have the potential to harm New York’s environment and ways to prevent their release.

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Buffalo Bills
9:25 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Stadium group leaders defend process

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy says the New Stadium Working Group has only met once.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Some leaders of the New Stadium Working Groups say they have no plans for a public meeting. That's despite the call earlier this week by nearly two dozen elected officials for more transparency in the process.

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Focus on Education
9:22 am
Fri August 29, 2014

College victims of sexual assault at higher risk for reoccurrence

UB's South Campus in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

There is more reason for women on college campuses to protect themselves from sexual assaults. A new study out of the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions says female college students of past sexual assaults at a much higher risk to become victims again. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks to the principal investigator of the study.

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Local
9:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

HARBORCENTER officials showcase progress, announce retail plans

HARBORCENTER construction site located in downtown Buffalo
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

HARBORCENTER officials led a tour showcasing the progress of the facility in downtown Buffalo Thursday. HARBORCENTER president John Koelmel says the building is expected to be a world class entertainment venue once it’s complete.

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Art/Theater
6:30 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Theater Talk...or is it Theatre Talk?

On the eve of Labor Day, Peter and Anthony discuss the Astor Place Riot of 1849, which stemmed from a theatrical rivalry. 

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Politics
5:40 am
Fri August 29, 2014

A conversation with Attorney General candidate John Cahill

Republican Attorney General candidate John Cahill
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

John Cahill is the Republican candidate for New York Attorney General in this fall's election. Cahill, the former chief of staff for Governor George Pataki, is challenging Democratic incumbent Eric Schneiderman for one of the state's top elected offices.

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Focus on Education
5:30 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Motorists urged to be ready for school children

AAA of Western and Central New York President and CEO Tony Spada joined by local law enforcement and school districts to kick off campaign.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Drivers are being reminded that school children across the region will begin a brand new school year next week.

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Business
2:52 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Coming to Buffalo an 'easy decision' for finance company

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

More new jobs are coming to downtown Buffalo. Blue Bridge Financial has officially opened its new national headquarters in the Electric Tower on Washington Street.

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Local
10:46 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Bail denied for alleged Oakmont Avenue shooter

Accused killer Joseph Gant was denied bail before led away in Erie County Court.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

An East Side man will stay in the Holding Center on a string of felony charges which could send him to prison for 100 years. He is accused of the August 12 shootings near the Oakmont Avenue footbridge that left one teenager dead. 

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Cultural
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Toronto ranks 4th on list of best places to live

Credit toronto.ca

WBFO's Dan Karpenchuk reports

The annual ratings are out from The Economist Magazine on the best places to live in the world. Three of them are in Canada and Toronto ranks fourth.

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Focus on Education
5:30 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Another tumultuous Buffalo School Board session

Buffalo School Board in special meeting Wednesday discussing Bennett.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Racial allegations were flying at Wednesday's Buffalo School Board session. School Board members met in special session at City Hall to discuss proposed turnaround plans for Bennett High School and Martin Luther King School.

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Governor's Race
5:25 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Teachout brings campaign 'momentum' to Buffalo

Zephyr Teachout is challenging Governor Cuomo in the approaching Democratic Primary.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

With the Democratic gubernatorial primary two weeks away, challenger Zephyr Teachout says she has momentum and a major media victory.

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Local
5:11 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Author Gina Fava 'sculpts' a new novel

Buffalo native Gina Fava is out with her latest novel, a look at a serial killer in Italy. The Sculptor is a thriller that takes the reader to some of Europe's most famous destinations.

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Hamburg School District
9:22 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Jetter pleads not guilty to filing false police report

Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter, now on leave.

Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment in Hamburg Village Court Wednesday evening on a charge that he filed a false police report. 

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Buffalo Teachers Federation
9:17 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Buffalo teachers plan informational pickets next week

Buffalo Teachers Federation President Philip Rumore
Credit WBFO File Photo

Buffalo teachers will set up informational pickets outside city schools next week to protest the lack of a contract with the school district. 

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Local
1:56 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Kearns gains support in call for open stadium group meeting

Orchard Park Supervisor Patrick Keem, Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, and Assemblymen Michael Kearns and John Ceretto are calling for stadium group transparency.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Assemblyman Michael Kearns now has the support of nearly two dozen fellow elected officials in calling for an emergency meeting of the New Stadium Working Group.

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Local
1:48 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Lackawanna roadways to see long overdue repairs

South Park Avenue and Ridge Road intersection.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A major roadway construction project was announced Wednesday for South Park Avenue and Ridge Road in Lackawanna.

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Local
9:46 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Program works to keep youths out of prison

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

An effective "alternative to incarceration" program for young people has received some much needed funding from Albany. 

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Cultural
9:06 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Whimsical 'Shark Girl' sculpture unveiled at Canalside

'Shark Girl' finds permanent home at Canalside.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

An unusual public sculpture was unveiled at Canalside in downtown Buffalo Tuesday. The art project is one of several to be unveiled across the region as part of the Public Art Initiative, which is a collaborative effort between the city of Buffalo, Erie County, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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Focus on Education
8:47 am
Wed August 27, 2014

One store's mission of providing free school supplies

Inside The Teacher's Desk store on Main Street in Buffalo.
Credit Photo from The Teacher's Desk Website

As school districts begin a brand new school year next week, teachers and students will be in need of annual school supplies. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley tells us about a free supply store in Buffalo called The Teacher's Desk.

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Local
8:42 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Village of Wilson survives dissolution vote

Village of Wilson voters rejected a dissolution plan Tuesday by a margin of 222 to 209.

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Developing
3:04 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Cartagena gets maximum 25 years-to-life sentence

Sentencing of Candace Cartagena in Erie County Court.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Candace Cartagena has been sentenced of 25-years to life for the death of her 8-year-old daughter.  Cartagena appeared before Erie County Court Judge Thomas Francyzk Tuesday afternoon, where the sentencing was handed down.

WBFO'S Mike Desmond reports on the sentencing.

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Local
2:36 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

New shops, eatery with Buffalo flair unveiled at airport

Jet Set market is among the new features at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport unveiled $3.8 million in upgrades completed by Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. The three new additions include convenience stores, a high-end retail store and a new restaurant.

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Local
10:18 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Private housing development coming to Buffalo

Public space and homes near new Chalmers and Hill intersection
LP Ciminelli

It's being called the largest private housing development in the city of Buffalo in decades. The project will be built at the former site of the Central Park Plaza.

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Local
9:47 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Extensive work will cause delays on Brighton Road

Work will continue along Brighton Road for the next several months.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Detours will be posted on one of the busiest roads in Erie County for the next several months.

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Local
8:28 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Miller seeks to become first female Seneca president

If elected, Darlene Miller would be the Seneca's first female president.
Credit photo from Seneca Nation

The Seneca Nation may get its first woman president, as Senecas prepare for another of their fractious political campaigns for president and Tribal Council.

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