Local
9:17 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

Fire at Evans Bank in Lancaster under investigation

A fire at the Evans Bank branch on Transit Road in Lancaster is being investigated as suspicious. Multiply companies responded.  

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Cuomo to give inaugural addresses in NYC & Buffalo
1:51 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

Cuomo to deliver inaugural addresses in NYC and Buffalo

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo will start off the new year by delivering his second-term inaugural address, not once, but twice on New Years Day.

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Investigators suspect gang involvement
11:15 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Police patrols boosted after spree of shootings

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Buffalo Police have beefed up patrols after the city recorded nearly a dozen shootings over the past two weeks.

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Sabres recal Grigorenko
5:15 pm
Sat December 27, 2014

Sabres recal Grigorenko from Amerks

Mikhail Grigorenko
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The Buffalo Sabres have called up forward Mikhail Grigorenko from the Rochester Americans.

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Frank L. Ciminelli passes away at age 80
5:10 pm
Sat December 27, 2014

Frank L. Ciminelli passes away at age 80

Frank L. Ciminelli
Credit Ciminelli family / WBFO News

Development mogul Frank L. Ciminelli has passed away at the age of 80, after a lengthy battle with ALS.

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Influenza inffections becoming widespread
11:11 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Flu changes visitation policy at Batavia hospital

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The spread of influenza across the state has prompted a Western New York hospital to take precautions.

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Car leaves road and strikes pole
10:54 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Rollover accident injures one

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An overnight rollover accident has caused serious injuries to one individual.

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City Council will provide needed funds
10:47 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Guitar Drop a go in Falls for New Year's Eve

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The Guitar Drop on New Year's Eve at the Niagara Falls Hard Rock Cafe will go on as planned this year.

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Bank settlements boost spending power
10:37 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Financial windfall to benefit state budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Bank settlements will be contributing to a $5 billion windfall that New York State will be able to spread over its annual budgets beginning in 2015.

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Local
3:47 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Local premiere of controversial film viewed as victory for free speech

Some of the first local moviegoers to screen "The Interview" file into Flix Stadium 10 in Lancaster for the film's premiere.
Credit WBFO

It's a twist-filled plot that sounds like an outlandish tale concocted by a creative Hollywood writer. We're not referring to the script for the film "The Interview." We're talking about the true-to-life path the controversial movie took from the time it was produced until it made its limited debut in theaters.

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MADD's Red Ribbon Campaign encourages safe driving
3:44 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

MADD's Red Ribbon Campaign aims to bring drivers home safely for the holidays

Elizabeth Obad, Erie County Chapter President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), hands out a red ribbon at a toll booth to remind a driver to stay sober on the roads.
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The holidays are a time to be enjoyed with friends and family, which is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving kicked off its 28th annual Red Ribbon Campaign, today.

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Local
11:08 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Food pantries battered by storm receive help from Wegmans

Food Bank of Western New York
Credit Food Bank photo

November's historic storm left many food pantries with empty shelves. The Food Bank of Western New York is using some large corporate donations to help more than 30 agencies replenish their pantries.

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Beyond the Playbook
11:07 am
Fri December 26, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': A holiday wish list for the Bills

With the Buffalo Bills officially eliminated from playoff contention, Sunday's game at New England has little meaning for the team and its followers. With that in mind, Matt Sabuda on WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook" offers a holiday wish list for the team as it prepares for the 2015 season.

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Local
10:20 am
Fri December 26, 2014

NFL problems increase dialogue on domestic abuse

The Associated Press has named the NFL's domestic violence issues as its top sports story of 2014. One local advocate for the victims of domestic violence believes the publicity is helping to place the spotlight on a troubling, often-hidden reality.

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Local
10:08 am
Fri December 26, 2014

The Ice at Canalside: Skating fun downtown

Skating at Canalside in downtown Buffalo.
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Brand new ice rinks at Canalside in downtown Buffalo appear to be a smashing success.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley toured The Ice which is quickly become Buffalo's latest waterfront destination.

Local
9:13 am
Fri December 26, 2014

High-tech option could ease border congestion

CBP officials are working to avoid some of the delays seen at the Peace Bridge in recent years.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Analysts are predicting one of the busiest holiday travel seasons in recent years. Prior to the holiday rush,  officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the "Border Wait Time App," which offers options that could ease some delays.

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Local
5:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Alzheimer's Helpline calls spike over holidays

The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association expects a spike in calls to its 24-hour Helpline during this week as families spend more time together over the holidays.


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Local
2:00 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Last-minute shoppers out in force

Elmwood Avenue was busy with last-minute shoppers on Christmas Eve.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The hours are running down and the plastic is warming up as last-minute shoppers head into the final hours before Christmas.

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Crime
11:25 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Pastor weighs causes of recent city violence

Pastor James Giles says only the public can bring the spate of killings in Buffalo to an end.
Credit Twitter

Two men who were shot Tuesday evening are the latest victims in a recent burst of street violence in the City of Buffalo.

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Local
9:59 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Police seek person of interest in connection with Macy's stabbing

Amherst Police seek Maiya L. Marks as a person of interest
Credit Courtesy Amherst Police Facebook Page

Amherst police are seeking a person of interest in connection with the Monday stabbing of a security guard at the Boulevard Mall Macy's Store.

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Local
8:09 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Council offers show of support for city police

The assembled crowd, including many police officers, gave a standing ovation to the council's support of city police.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

With a large group of police officers sitting in the Common Council Chambers, council members praised the work the cops do and some warned of the risks of putting limits on their actions.

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Local
8:03 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Ice at Canalside draws thousands on opening weekend

Opening night for the Ice at Canalside
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The opening weekend for Buffalo's newest downtown attraction drew thousands of people and it appears many more will visit the Ice at Canalside over the holiday break if warm temperatures don't get in the way.


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Local
7:04 am
Wed December 24, 2014

High winds in the forecast for Christmas Eve

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The National Weather Service is out with a high wind warning beginning at 8pm this evening, just in time for your Christmas Eve travels.

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Focus on Education
7:00 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Local school district makes parent engagement a priority

Inside the JFK Middle School classroom in Cheektowaga.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

School districts look to parent engagement for student success. But with Common Core, it's a major challenge. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley reports on how the Cheektowaga-Sloan Union Free School District is working more closely with its parents.

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Cultural
4:58 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Lancaster's Flix theater to show 'The Interview'

'The Interview' will be shown locally, after Sony Pictures Entertainment did an about-face Tuesday on the movie's release.

Local moviegoers will get the chance to see "The Interview," after all.

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World War II Veterans
2:57 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Military medals awarded to WWII veteran

Congressman Higgins presents military medals to sons of Norman Blatner
Credit Photo by Mark Scott / WBFO News

The family of a now-deceased World War II veteran was presented with the military medals he earned during his service at a ceremony in North Tonawanda on Tuesday. 

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Local
2:46 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Fisher-Price donates $500,000 to future Canalside children's museum

An artist rendition of the "Tinkering Tank" workshop planned for the Canalside Explore & More children's museum.
Credit Explore & More

Christmas has arrived early for the Explore & More Children's Museum. Fisher-Price has donated $500,000 for a hands-on workshop inside the new museum planned for Canalside.

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Local
9:32 am
Tue December 23, 2014

A windy, not white, Christmas in the forecast

Credit WBFO News File Photo

Forecasters with the National Weather Service are expecting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be windy rather than white this year. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock about the holiday forecast.

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Local
7:23 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Security guard stabbed at Macy's

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Amherst Police are looking for a shoplifter who stabbed a security guard at the Macy's Store in the Boulevard Mall.


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Crime
7:00 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Buffalo Police investigating string of murders

Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda discusses recent rash of murders and shootings from Buffalo Police Headquarters.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Police continue investigating a string of recent shootings, some of which were deadly. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports police are urging help from the public.

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