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FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Political Lightning Rod Who Criticized Trump

Updated at 7:24 p.m. ET The FBI has fired an embattled special agent who was removed from the Russia inquiry after internal investigators discovered he had criticized then-candidate Donald Trump in text messages with another bureau official. Peter Strzok had remained on the FBI payroll until his employment finally was terminated on Friday, his attorney said Monday morning. The bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility had recommended that Strzok be reprimanded with a demotion and 60-day...

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Erie County Legislator Ed Rath has thrown his name into the pile of those seeking to represent the 27th Congressional District.

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The state recently announced plans to treat some children at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. And that’s raising questions for the coalition that worked to keep the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center open in West Seneca. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the coalition’s attorney wants answers, refusing to drop a lawsuit. 

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President Donald Trump will be in Upstate New York on Monday, making a couple of stops. Trump was last in the region in 2016, during his presidential campaign.

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Western New York Republicans are pondering their options for finding a new candidate, now that federal insider trading charges have led Rep. Chris Collins to suspend his campaign for re-election.

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It is a small area of grass and trees just off the Kensington Expressway on Mulberry Street. A community leader sees it as a way to help turn around a community riven by violence.

Heritage Moments: Frederick Law Olmsted and the stroll that saved Niagara

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Niagara Falls in the 1800s was an industrialist’s dreamland and a huckster’s paradise. Cheap waterpower abounded­ — all you had to do was build a channel to divert a small portion of the mighty Niagara past your mill, and you were all set. And an enterprising “entrepreneur” need only buy a small parcel of land with a view, erect a tall fence and charge visitors from far and wide exorbitant fees to get a glimpse of the thunderous cataract — the Eighth Wonder of the World, once you paid enough to see it.


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An Irving woman has been arrested and charged in the fatal hit-and-run of an 18-year-old near Darien Lake Saturday morning.

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On the first anniversary of white nationalist rally that turned into an anti-police protest in Charlottesville, VA, around two dozen protestors turned out in Niagara Falls, marching to a now-closed white supremacist bar.

Nate McMurray doesn’t like ‘giant super PACs,’ but will they be his unlikely salvation?

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WASHINGTON — Nate McMurray wanted nothing to do with the kind of big-money politics that typify competitive congressional races.

 

“My campaign will be funded by gifts from ordinary people, not giant SuperPACs or special interest groups,” declared McMurray, the Democratic nominee for New York’s 27th District U.S. House seat, on his website’s fundraising page.


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Get on your good foot! The Buffalo Central Terminal is the place to be for The Buffalo Boogie and Dance Party Monday evening.

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Heritage Moments: Frederick Law Olmsted and the stroll that saved Niagara

Niagara Falls in the 1800s was an industrialist’s dreamland and a huckster’s paradise. Cheap waterpower abounded­ — all you had to do was build a channel to divert a small portion of the mighty Niagara past your mill, and you were all set. And an enterprising “entrepreneur” need only buy a small parcel of land with a view, erect a tall fence and charge visitors from far and wide exorbitant fees to get a glimpse of the thunderous cataract — the Eighth Wonder of the World, once you paid enough to see it.

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