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Manchester Concert Bombing: What We Know Tuesday

Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET A bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, has killed 22 people and injured 59 more, police say. Monday night's concert had drawn thousands of children and young people — many of whom were trying to leave when the blast hit. The bomber died at Manchester Arena, police say. Greater Manchester Police have identified Salman Abedi, 22, as the suspected suicide bomber. Earlier on Tuesday, police said they were trying to learn whether the...

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An AMBER Alert has been issued for a child abduction in the Town of Lyndon in Cattauragus County, north of Olean.

The complexities of billing the Medicare program may have provided cover for some major health insurers in an effort to defraud the federal government. According to a report from The New York Times, the companies may have exaggerated patient diagnoses to inflate Medicare payments by billions of dollars. Buffalo Congressman Brian Higgins decried the practice, calling it a "blatant violation of the public trust."

Manchester Concert Bombing: What We Know Tuesday

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Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET

A bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, has killed 22 people and injured 59 more, police say. Monday night's concert had drawn thousands of children and young people — many of whom were trying to leave when the blast hit. The bomber died at Manchester Arena, police say.

Greater Manchester Police have identified Salman Abedi, 22, as the suspected suicide bomber. Earlier on Tuesday, police said they were trying to learn whether the bomber had support in carrying out the attack.

Millions of dollars are being invested into development projects on Buffalo's East Side. While plans are crystallizing at the former site of Buffalo Forge on Broadway, it appears an overhaul of the Central Terminal has been put on hold.  As Business First's Jim Fink points out during WBFO's Press Pass, though the delay may disappoint some,  the overall development discussion provides a positive sign for an often overlooked part of the city. 


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Law enforcement in Niagara County is getting nearly $700,000 to fight violent crime.

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The fight is continuing between Congressman Brian Higgins and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, as the agency says it will move forward on its 2013 master plan.

President Trump's full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, to be released Tuesday, calls for a $9.2 billion, or 13.5 percent, spending cut to education. The cuts would be spread across K-12 and aid to higher education, according to documents released by the White House.

None of this can be finalized without Congress. And the political track record for Presidents who want to reduce education funding is not promising, even in a far less poisoned atmosphere than the one that hovers over Washington right now.

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Canisius High School in Buffalo is getting ready to create a new art center.  The school has purchased the Conners mansion at 1140 Delaware Avenue on Delaware. It is directly across from the school campus at the corner of Delaware and West Ferry Street. 

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A section of North Buffalo will be very different if a massive new apartment complex is built. The property at the corner of Main  Street and Hertel Avenue is working through the city's regulatory process.

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After an embarrassing controversy over stipend payments, the beleaguered group of breakaway Democrats in the state Senate is trying to change the subject.


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