Son shoots father and mother
11:32 am
Sun April 19, 2015

Wheatfield shooting victims identified

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The victims in the shooting that occurred in Wheatfield on Friday have been identified.

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70 anniversary of liberation recognized last week
11:25 am
Sun April 19, 2015

Survivors of Nazi camps attend observance ceremony

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Last week, the world recognized the 70th anniversary of the liberation of survivors of the Nazi concentration camps.

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Literary series to be held at Kleinhans
11:00 am
Sun April 19, 2015

New Babel season line up announced

Babel Series
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The Just Buffalo Literary Center has announced its lineup of authors for the coming Babel season.

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McDavid to go to Edmonton
6:25 am
Sun April 19, 2015

Sabres fall to two in the draft

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The season is over for the Buffalo Sabres, but local hockey fans were glued to the television screen again last night.

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GOP finally has candidate to face Poloncarz
11:45 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Walter announces for County Executive's race

Assemblyman Ray Walter announced candidacy for County Executive
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New York State Assemblyman Ray Walter will be throwing his hat in the ring for the County Executive's race today.

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Services offered today at UB clinic
11:36 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Area veterans receive free dental care

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America's veterans are thought to have among the best healthcare coverage available.

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Local
9:00 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Federal legislation aims to bolster advanced manufacturing through higher ed programs

From left: Representative Brian Higgins (D-NY 26th District), Kemper Lewis, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Representative Chris Collins (R-NY 27th District)
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Colleges across the country may soon compete to be designated as “Manufacturing Universities.”

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Legal
6:00 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

You & The Law: Workers' compensation

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Workers injured on the job are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, from medical care to one-shot payments. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Henry Tilson talks about how complicated it can all be.

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Focus on Education
4:46 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Buffalo's PTO speaks out against mayoral control

Inside a Buffalo school classroom.
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The Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization (BPTO) is speaking out against a proposal for possible mayoral control of the city school district.   

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Officer Jared Forsyth laid to rest
4:42 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Hundreds gather to remember fallen Lockport officer

Chris Caya/WBFO News

A fallen police officer was laid to rest near his hometown in Niagara County Friday. Lockport native Jared Forsythe died on duty with the Ocala, Florida Police Department last week.

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Wheatfield Shootings
2:19 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Three shot, one fatally, in Town of Wheatfield

School parking lot on Errick Road near shooting in Wheatfield, NY.
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One person is dead and two others hospitalized following a multiple shooting in the Town of Wheatfield Friday afternoon.

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Canadian Affairs
11:33 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Ontario to allow beer sales in grocery stores

The Beer Store, like this one on Garrison Rd. in Fort Erie, will soon lose its monopoly on beer sales in Ontario.
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It's a huge shakeup to Ontario's liquor laws, some say the biggest since the end of  prohibition nearly 90 years ago. Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that beer would now be for sale in hundreds of grocery stores across the province. Most people favor the decision.

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OKC Bombing Anniversary
7:15 am
Fri April 17, 2015

FBI chief looks back on Oklahoma City bombing 20 years later

The remains of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, following the April 19, 1995 attack on it.
Courtesy Minnesota Public Radio

The man now serving as Special-Agent-In-Charge at the Buffalo office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation previously served with the FBI in Oklahoma City, where he worked in collaboration with many who were on the scene of one of the nation's biggest tragedies 20 years ago this Sunday.

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Local
7:05 am
Fri April 17, 2015

How would you pitch Buffalo? A high-tech value for some

A snapshot from the VBN video "Why Choose Buffalo?"
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Officials from Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center and several area hotels are in Albany this week to promote Buffalo to those making decisions about where to hold meetings, conventions and sporting events.

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Art/Theater
7:00 am
Fri April 17, 2015

'In the Mood': Glenn Miller Orchestra performs with BPO

Glenn Miller Music Director & Vocalist Nick Hilscher.
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It's been more than 70 years since the death of Glenn Miller. But his music, popularized during World War II, lives on in modern times. The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs Friday morning and Saturday evening with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhan's Music Hall. WBFO's Eileen Buckley spoke to the music director and vocalist Nick Hilscher. 


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Art/Theater
6:40 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Theater Talk: Steven McKinley Henderson offers insight into a historic career.

Joey Bucheker stars in "Betsy Carmichael's Late Nite Bingo."

This week Anthony interviewed Steven McKinley Henderson in an "Inside the Actor's Studio" format and enjoyed Henderson's memories about Broadway, Hollywood, The Regional Theater Movement, The Black Arts Movement, and August Wilson. 

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Health
5:55 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Health officials alarmed over rise in e-cigarette use

Local citizens vaping on e-cigs in downtown Buffalo.
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Instead of smoking cigarettes, more teens are using electronic cigarettes. According to a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in just one year, e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled to over 13 percent.

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Local
5:14 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Start Up NY drawing mixed reviews

The Start Up New York program received different reviews Thursday, at opposite ends of downtown Buffalo. Some Erie County legislators doubt the program's effectiveness while opinions were more favorable along the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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Local
4:30 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Legislature calls for legalization of Mixed Martial Arts

Erie county legislators want Mixed Martial Arts legalized in New York, the last state not to completely allow the matches.

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Park vandalism
4:16 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Vandals cause $15,000 in damage to Chestnut Ridge Park

Erie County Sheriff's Office

The Erie County Sheriff's Department is investigating some costly incidents of vandalism at Chestnut Ridge Park.

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Erie County Road Repairs
4:06 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Erie County lawmakers asked to spend more on road repairs

Erie County lawmakers host an informational session Thursday, during which a request for additional road and bridge repair money was discussed.
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The Erie County Legislature is being asked to approve a request from the Poloncarz administration for additional money for road and bridge repairs.

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Holocaust remembrance
1:27 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Remembrance marks the 70th anniversary of Jewish liberation

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Local officials and Jewish leaders marked the 70th anniversary Thursday of the liberation of concentration camps following the end of World War II in 1945. 

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Promoting creative thinking
1:27 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Albright-Knox launches Innovation Lab

Albright-Knox Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Siren announces AK Innovation Lab initiative Thursday inside the Gallery.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has launched a new initiative designed to promote critical and creative thinking in young people.

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Local
11:59 am
Thu April 16, 2015

AmeriCorps Director stresses the value of volunteers

Nearly 62 million Americans volunteer in their communities, an effort with an economic impact valued at $173 billion. That's according to Bill Basl, Director of AmeriCorps, who spoke with WBFO News to spotlight National Volunteer Week.

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Buffalo Sabres
6:00 am
Thu April 16, 2015

'Behind The Bench': Mission accomplished?

Bill Hoppe (r.), a Sabres beat writer, is a regular contributor to WBFO.
Credit File photo

On the season finale of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's last place finish and what it will mean for this weekend's draft lottery, the firing of head coach Ted Nolan and some possible coaching candidates, and we look back on a strange season where the goal appeared to be short-term pain for long-term gain.

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Focus on Education
4:58 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Buffalo schools dealing with budget shortfall

Barbara Smith, Chief Financial Officer for Buffalo schools, delivered budget news to the school board Wednesday night.
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Despite a budget approaching $1 billion, Buffalo schools are facing a deficit. Officials announced a $10 million shortfall at Wednesday night's school board meeting.

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Local
4:45 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Local federal judge nominees await confirmation

Denise O'Donnell, a former U.S. attorney, is awaiting her confirmation as a federal judge.
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In recent years, presidential nominations of federal judges have become tangled in the politics of Washington. Locally, there are two federal court nominations stalled in process, Lawrence Vilardo and Denise O'Donnell.

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Local
6:00 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Buffalo hosting major film shoot in May

Buffalo mayor Byron Brown leads a news conference detailing next month's shooting of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" in the city.
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The Queen City will be the temporary home to the so-called "Heroes in a Half Shell" next month, when film crews from Paramount Pictures arrive to shoot scenes for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2."

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Local
5:13 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY employees donate big bucks to local charities

Representatives of some of the fifteen charities to which Blue Cross Blue Shield employees donated $67,000 on Wednesday afternoon.
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Fifteen Western New York charities received a combined donation of more than $67,000, Wednesday afternoon.

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Local
1:06 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Ryan wants cell phone tracking investigation

Assemblyman Sean Ryan calls for investigation into domestic surveillance carried out by the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
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The Erie County Sheriff's Office should be barred from fishing expeditions with the public's cell phone data according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan, who Is calling on the state Attorney General to investigate.

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