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Downtown casino shows off new $40M expansion

Seneca Gaming showed off its $40 million latest addition to the Buffalo Creek Casino, part of $200 million poured into the facility that was started when the neighborhood was bare, with more to come.

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The NHL Draft Lottery is tonight. With the Sabres out of the playoffs yet again, they are in the running for a top pick.

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The death of a Buffalo man while he was being placed under arrest in February has been ruled a homicide. The Erie County medical examiner has reportedly determined 20-year-old Wardel Davis's death was brought on by his respiratory ailment.

The Buffalo Central Terminal prepared for the summer season with its annual spring cleanup on Saturday. Volunteers helped prepare the property by removing trash, picking weeds and painting.

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President Trump’s tax plan is so far just a one page outline, but it’s already raising some red flags for New York’s political leaders.

The plan would slash corporate taxes and nearly double  the standard deduction, to $24,000 for married couples.  

But the proposal would also eliminate the practice of deducting state income taxes and local property taxes from federal income taxes, and that could harm taxpayers in states with high local taxes, like New York.

Governor Cuomo has been worried about the potential change for awhile.

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New York State ranks last in the nation for participation by residents in organ donor registries. So how do you change that when most people sign up at their local auto bureau when getting a driver’s license?

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Three prominent names in Buffalo-area health care are uniting to construct a new radiation oncology center in the Southtowns.


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Cheektowaga Police are warning residents to lock up their cars.

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Right-to-bear-arms advocates are pushing for one national law in support of carrying a concealed weapon. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 was the topic of heavy discussion last night at an open forum held on Grand Island.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place Saturday, April 29, and New York Sea Grant is urging residents of the Great Lakes region to participate to help protect fish and wildlife. The organization says fish downstream from wastewater plants sometimes contain chemicals like estrogen from prescription drugs.

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Seneca Gaming showed off its $40 million latest addition to the Buffalo Creek Casino, part of $200 million poured into the facility that was started when the neighborhood was bare, with more to come.

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Heritage Moments: How Jay Silverheels, the man who played Tonto, got his name

Tonto is one of the most famous and enduring characters ever to come out of American television. He is the Lone Ranger’s faithful sidekick, brave, loyal and just, variously described as Potawatomi or Comanche. And the actor who made Tonto come alive during the entire TV run of The Lone Ranger (1949-57) was a handsome, dark-haired, sometimes-Buffalonian named Jay Silverheels.

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