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WBFO's Nick Lippa

Extensive cleanup efforts in aftermath of two tornados

Heavy rain and stormy weather across Southern Erie County Thursday turned into two tornadoes. One swept five miles across Hamburg and Orchard Park; the other two-and-a-half miles across Holland a few minutes later.

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Families celebrate WNY wind and air with "Sky's The Limit"

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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Kites were flying in abundance and the breeze was just right Friday afternoon along Buffalo's waterfront, where Tifft Nature Preserve and Buffalo Harbor State Park hosted an annual celebration of the air, sky and things that fly.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo legend Lance Diamond received one more standing ovation Thursday night at the North Park Theatre. It was opening night for the new locally filmed documentary about his life and career, "A Diamond in the Buff."

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

Rally calls on Congress to protect healthcare system

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Michael Mroziak?WBFO News

Nurses, union leaders, elected officials and community advocates gathered at Erie County Medical Center's Long-Term Care facility to blast the Trump Administration and Senate Republican leadership. They say the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, with no replacement, will leave many of their patients unable to afford insurance and access to care.

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An initiative that has promoted pedal power throughout the area is celebrating its one year anniversary in Buffalo.

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An increasingly urban America is good news for cities like Buffalo that can attract millennials and other residents. That's what's going on around the world, according to Next City CEO and Publisher Tom Dallessio.

WBFO's Nick Lippa

Heavy rain and stormy weather across Southern Erie County Thursday turned into two tornadoes. One swept five miles across Hamburg and Orchard Park; the other two-and-a-half miles across Holland a few minutes later.

What to feel, now that we know O.J. Simpson soon will be a free man?

That was the question, as cameras focused on a gray-haired, still-charming Orenthal James Simpson, near tears as he thanked members of a Nevada parole board Thursday afternoon. The board told him he could leave Lovelock Correctional Center as soon as this fall after serving nine years.

Governor Cuomo defined the conflict over changing the health care laws in Washington as a class struggle, saying it’s all about the rich versus the rest.


In 1967 Detroit, brother and sister Lank and Chelle find their lives upended by a mysterious woman and as their family falls apart, the '67 riots tear their city apart as well. DETROIT'67 opens tonight at the Bratton Theater at the Chautauqua Institution.

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