Local
5:16 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Team USA starts strong in IPC World Championship

Team USA vs Russia
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Team USA jumped to an early lead as they easily handled Team Russia, 6-1, in Sunday's preliminary round of the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship. A near-capacity crowd chanted "U-S-A, U-S-A" throughout the game at HarborCenter.

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Local
5:10 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Buffalo River dredging project continues

A cleaner Buffalo River glistens on a recent spring afternoon.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The dredges are coming again to the Buffalo River, as a ten-year, $100 million project to clean the river winds down.

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Erie Co. Waste Dropoffs
5:00 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Erie County announces waste dropoff dates

Erie County residents will soon have two opportunities to safely and legally get rid of some unwanted household items.

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Local
4:58 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Recalling Lincoln's sad, final visit to Buffalo

A somber Buffalo said farewell to Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago today.
Credit Photo from White House.gov

It was 150 years ago today when Buffalo was filled to overflowing with people waiting to grieve over  murdered President Abraham Lincoln.

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Paladino supports experimental approach
10:11 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Push being made for public boarding schools in Buffalo

Carl Paladino
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A controversial idea is gaining traction in Buffalo as a means for improving education for city students.

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Targets kid-friendly flavors
9:55 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Schumer urges restrictions on e-cigarettes

Senator Charles Schumer
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New York Senator Charles Schumer is urging that new restrictions be placed on manufacturers of e-cigarettes.

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40 local waterways get spring cleaning
9:49 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Riverkeeper Shoreline Sweep draws thousands

Volunteers with Spring Shoreline Sweep
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Volunteers gathered on area shorelines yesterday as Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's annual Spring Shoreline Sweep got underway.

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Cultural
9:10 pm
Sat April 25, 2015

WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash attracts capacity crowd

Ghost Town Blues Band
Credit WBFO

When the Ghost Town Blues Band walked on stage Saturday night and kicked off its energetic show with a rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In," the crowd enthusiastically clapped to the rhythm.

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Half kilo of cocaine confiscated
11:22 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Drug bust nabs dealer to suburbs

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Authorities raided a Walden Avenue apartment last night and busted a drug dealer with drugs, cash and a weapon.

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Blaze remains under investigation
11:14 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Overnight fire damages East Side apartment

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Buffalo fire officials are reporting that crews were called out to a fire on Buffalo's East Side last night.

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Surveillance video central to investigation
11:10 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Deputy in shooting will not face charges

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Surveillance video has helped clear a Niagara County Sheriffs deputy in a shooting last week in Wheatfield.

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A bar in Gates is scene of shooting
10:54 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Rochester area shooting takes one life

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An early morning shooting outside of a bar in Gates, New York has taken one life and injured several others.

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You & The Law
6:00 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

You & The Law: Contracts

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It's a word people hear all of the time: contract. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Justin Kloss talks about what that means

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Child Abuse Awareness Rally
4:36 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Child abuse rally urges victims, witnesses to speak up

Speakers gather at the podium in Niagara Square for a Friday afternoon rally for child abuse awareness. One of the key messages in Friday's rally was for neighbors to speak up if they suspect possible abuse cases.
Credit Photo by Michael Mroziak

Relatives of victims in several local abuse cases gathered in Niagara Square Friday to rally as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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Local
3:25 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Iconic science museum observatory slated to reopen

A rooftop view of the Kellogg Observatory at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

The Buffalo Museum of Science is looking to reopen its nearly 85-year-old observatory. The iconic structure,which can be seen from the Kensington Expressway, has been closed since 1999 due to structural and safety issues.

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Business
3:17 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

$11 million in funding announced for East Side redevelopment

Big crowd on hand at the CAO on Fillmore for funding announcement Friday morning.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Good news came to Buffalo's East Side today. Nine projects in the community will be funded with $11 million through the Better Buffalo Fund.

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Local
1:28 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Downtown Metro Rail expansion being considered

Credit File photo

Area residents may, in future years, see an expanded Metro Rail system around the Cobblestone District and Canalside areas. Planners are discussing a three to five year project to expand public transit.

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Local
9:46 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Local pilot weighs in on week's emergency landings

Inside the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Credit WBFO News file photo

There were three separate emergency landings at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport this week. Two were large commercial aircraft and one was a small plane. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with a longtime pilot who puts the incidents into perspective.

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Focus on Education
9:02 am
Fri April 24, 2015

School board majority said to be moving toward Weimer as superintendent

Buffalo Board of Education
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Majority members of the Buffalo School Board are reportedly moving to fill the position of superintendent with Emerson School of Hospitality Principal James Weimer Jr.

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Focus on Education
8:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Students opting out at CSAT ‘sit & stare’

Inside CSAT in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Some school districts have dropped the controversial 'sit and stare' policy for students who opt out of Common Core testing.  But WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the Charter School for Applied Technology is not backing down from the policy.

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WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash
7:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

'Bash' headliner Ghost Town Blues Band looks to bring Beale Street to Buffalo

The Ghost Town Blues Band headlines this year's WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash.
Credit File photo

The Ghost Town Blues Band, headliners at this weekend's WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash, is a group based in Memphis with deep roots in the Delta blues tradition. But there is more than meets the ear and the eye with the young band.

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Crime
6:50 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Nationwide search for murder suspect ends in Buffalo

Virginia Murder Suspect Alexander Rosevelt Hill, Jr. was captured by U.S. Marshals at a homeless shelter in Buffalo.
Credit Courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Office

A fugitive wanted for murder in Virginia has turned up in Buffalo.

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Art/Theater
6:40 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Theater Talk: Pulitzer Prize reflects glory on local actor

Using indie rock, "Spring Awakening" is all about youthful sexual discovery.
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The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced early this week and "Between Riverside and Crazy" by Stephen Adly Guirgis won for drama, a work written with Buffalo actor and UB teacher Stephen McKinley Henderson in mind.

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Local
6:32 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's 'Spring Shoreline Sweep' Saturday

A volunteer helps out with the Spring Shoreline Sweep.
Credit Courtesy of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper website

More than 1,000 volunteers will be out in force Saturday morning for the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's annual "Spring Shoreline Sweep."

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Focus on Education
5:17 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Lancaster students outline process for picking new mascot

Lancaster students gathered Thursday to open discussions on a new mascot for the school's athletic teams.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Lancaster High School could have a new mascot and logo in the coming months. The previous nickname of "Redskins" was dropped by the school board in March following intense debate.

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Local
5:05 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Landscape rehab set for Darwin Martin House

Plans are in place to return Frank Llloyd Wright's original landscape design to the Darwin Martin House.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

When Frank Lloyd Wright designed the landmark Darwin D. Martin House in North Buffalo, he also designed the surrounding landscaping to maximize the effect of the combined building and vegetation. Most of it is gone, but not all.

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Local
4:54 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Legislature approves funding for road repairs

With little debate, the Erie County Legislature approved spending $30 million on road repairs.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Erie County legislators have unanimously approved an expanded budget for repairing the county's tattered roads and bridges, badly dented by a winter which never seemed to end.

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Focus on Education
4:49 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Delays appear likely for teacher evaluations

Less than a month after it was enacted, Governor Cuomo’s new teacher evaluation plan seems to be in jeopardy, with the Regents Chancellor calling for a year’s delay and a key Senator saying the legislature needs to revisit the issue.

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UB-Women in STEM
3:53 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

UB hosts 'Women in STEM' summit

The University at Buffalo played host Thursday to a series of sessions aimed at further encouraging involvement by girls and women in the so-called STEM fields.

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WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash
3:35 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

'Bash' performer Patti Parks uses blues as therapy

Patti Parks uses the blues as therapy for young people.
Credit thepattiparksband.com

For years, the blues has helped people express deep feelings. For the great blues performers, the music seems to flow naturally, almost second nature. But can the expressive power of the blues be taught as a therapy to young people who have drug dependencies or have suffered emotional trauma?

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