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Mascia vows to stay in Fillmore race

Joseph Mascia says he isn't going away any time soon and will use his campaign for Fillmore District councilmember to open a community conversation on race and economic injustice.
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Planned West side power outage delayed until Friday

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After having planned to shut off power to around 400 customers on Buffalo’s West Side Thursday, National Grid last Wednesday postponed that outage a day.

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Dozens of students, faculty and staff at the University at Buffalo are gearing up for a unique competition. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, it involves building a small, ultra-efficient home, putting it on flatbed trucks and shipping it across the county.  


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The New York State Education Commissioner is being asked to prevent the closing of four Buffalo schools.  State Assembly members Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Sean Ryan were joined by Western New York Regents representative Catherine Collins outside Lafayette High School in Buffalo on Wednesday.

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The Erie County Legislature is scheduled to vote Thursday on legislation banning the sale of products containing microbeads in Erie County. The proposed measure is believed to be the strongest ban on microbeads in the nation.

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Joseph Mascia says he isn't going away any time soon and will use his campaign for Fillmore District councilmember to open a community conversation on race and economic injustice.


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Lackawanna is back in the news, with the arrest of a Steel City man on accusations of terrorism support. Peter Ahearn, who led the Buffalo FBI office during the arrest of the Lackawanna Six, offered perspective.

Two more lawmakers, a former Senate Leader and the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate were convicted of corruption in the past week. But Governor Cuomo continues to say it would not be a good idea to call state lawmakers back to the Capitol to enact more ethics reform measures.

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The momentum for Mayor Byron Brown’s Buffalo Opportunity Pledge continues to grow. Local faith-based leaders gathered at Niagara Square on Wednesday to sign the pact.

Police enforcing 30 mph on Scajaquada

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Amid fierce debate about what the future speed limit should be on the Scajaquada Expressway, Buffalo police are letting motorists know that the current  30 mph speed limit is not negotiable. Officers have written about 500 speeding tickets on the 198 since early June.

Lackawanna man accused of attempting to join ISIL

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A Lackawanna man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to join and recruit for a notorious terrorist organization.

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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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