Local
2:56 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Attorney general accuses Evans Bank of 'redlining' black communities

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman showed a map that he says shows Evans Bank's "redlining" policy on Buffalo's East side.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is accusing Evans Bank of refusing to offer mortgages to African-Americans in Buffalo.

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Local
2:25 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Zoo polar bear Luna recovering from surgery after fall

Luna, on the left, fell 16 feet last weekend into a dry moat in her exhibit.
Credit File photo

The Buffalo Zoo says the popular polar bear Luna is doing well after falling into her exhibit's dry moat over the weekend.

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Local
12:44 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Petition shows support for Crisis Services

A fight is underway over a massive budget cut that could hinder the work of Crisis Services, the local agency that connects those in need to an array of emergency services.

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Focus on Education
9:16 am
Tue September 2, 2014

New law focuses on school threats

Credit WBFO File Photo

With schools reopening this week, a new law is being proposed to make the learning environment as safe as possible.

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Local
8:48 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Crime maps highlight promise in Buffalo neighborhood

Tracking crime in troubled neighborhoods is becoming a high-tech endeavor. New mapping software is helping to identify the best places to live and those sections where troubles tend to emerge.

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Kathy Hochul
9:39 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Hochul downplays Post report she could be dropped from Cuomo ticket

Lieutenant-Governor candidate Kathy Hochul downplayed a New York Post report Monday that says Governor Andrew Cuomo might drop Hochul from minor party lines he's running on if she loses the September 9th Democratic primary.

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Local
6:47 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Local groups protest Tim Hortons merger

A coalition of local labor unions and activists is crying foul over the merger that would combine the corporate efforts of Tim Hortons and Burger King. A demonstration was held Monday at a Burger King on Seneca Street.

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Local
6:16 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Schneiderman marches in Labor Day Parade

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With Election Day fast approaching, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman followed a familiar campaign tradition by marching in the Buffalo Labor Day Parade Monday.

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Local
5:39 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Bills set roster, practice squad

The Buffalo Bills have added quarterback Jeff Tuel and six other players to their practice squad.  All seven were cut by Buffalo on Saturday before rejoining the Bills on Sunday.

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Local
5:17 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Polar bear cub injured at Buffalo Zoo

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After the Buffalo Zoo's young polar bear Luna took a tumble into the dry moat of the tiger exhibit, zookeepers had to tranquilize her to haul her out. 

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Buffalo Teachers Federation
5:15 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Buffalo teachers plan informational pickets this week

Buffalo Teachers Federation President Philip Rumore
Credit WBFO File Photo

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

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American Singles were stored improperly
11:37 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Kraft recalls cheese product

The Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is recalling thousands of cases of its American Singles cheese product.

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Singer ousted from Toronto-based group
11:14 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Bon Jovi out as Bills buyer

Bon Jovi Free Zone Sign
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There has been a signficant change in the Toronto-based investment team that is pursuing purchasing the Buffalo Bills.

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Wyoming County man accused in child sex case
11:09 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Father arrested in daughter's death faces new charges

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New charges are being filed against a Wyoming County man who already faces a charge in the death of his daughter.

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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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