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Resurgent signs showing in University Heights

Some city neighborhoods are benefiting from the surge in development in downtown Buffalo. That energy has spun off into University Heights where Tucker Curtin is rebuilding the facade and entrance of The Steer restaurant.
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The Buffalo Bill have suspended Offensive Line  Coach Aaron Kromer without pay for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy.

State laws aim to curb opioid overprescription and abuse

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s the equivalent of one bottle of prescription painkillers for every adult American. Meanwhile, 46 people a day die from an overdose of those same painkillers. That’s why New York State is trying to curb the problem of overprescribing.

A five-year mission to bring wireless broadband internet service to Allegany County is moving forward. Portions of a new system should be operational by early fall, Legislator Dave Pullen told WBFO News.

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Day care centers across Erie County are suggesting they should be paid through direct deposit into bank accounts instead of checks mailed out which then have to be taken to the bank to be deposited.


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Some city neighborhoods are benefiting from the surge in development in downtown Buffalo. That energy has spun off into University Heights where Tucker Curtin is rebuilding the facade and entrance of The Steer restaurant.


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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he has no interest in challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in aprimaryin three years, saying he prefers to seek re election as state Comptroller.

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Today plant-based lifestyle enthusiasts went to Delaware park to celebrate the second Western New York VegFest.

A search for a 51-year-old man lost at Lake Ontario ended Saturday evening.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has taken measures to establish a leadership election in October.

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Kraft has issued a recall targeting its individually wrapped cheese slices.

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State moves closer to equal treatment for mental and physical health care

You may have recently started to hear the term “mental health parity.” It refers to federal and state requirements for insurers to cover mental health and addiction treatment as they would any other medical condition. Insurers haven’t always complied. As Michelle Faust reports, state lawmakers' recent actions intend to take hurdles from insurance out of the long path to recovery from addiction.
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West side gardeners find hellstrips heavenly

Local gardeners have embraced the use of small plots of land that have a devilish name. Hellstrips are green spaces found in front of houses that lie between the sidewalk and the street. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata says the mini-gardens have become especially popular on Buffalo's West side.
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WBFO wins top radio awards from PRNDI, AP

WBFO has won first place honors in a national competition for its coverage of the Snowvember Storm. Public Radio News Directors Inc.
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