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Numerous water line breaks keeping ECWA busy

Crews from the Erie County Water Authority have had their hands full since last week's break along a major line that affected up to a quarter million customers. Since then, they've addressed a half-dozen other breaks, including the latest early Monday afternoon in Amherst, not far from last week's bigger burst.
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A candidate for State Senate is releasing a report that suggests Erie County is among the worst polluters of water in all of New York, and it has its aging sewer system to blame. Her report also includes some proposed solutions that would see a mix of state, federal and private dollars put to work to ease the discharge of sewage into potential drinking water sources.


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A new apartment building has opened inside an historic building on Buffalo's East Side. Evergreen Health Services cut the ribbon on Monday on its 56-unit Evergreen Lofts on Genesee Street near Michigan Avenue.

Numerous water line breaks keeping ECWA busy

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Crews from the Erie County Water Authority have had their hands full since last week's break along a major line that affected up to a quarter million customers. Since then, they've addressed a half-dozen other breaks, including the latest early Monday afternoon in Amherst, not far from last week's bigger burst.

The Democratic National Convention is off to a rocky start after leaked emails over the weekend showed the national party showed favoritism toward Hillary Clinton in her primary battle with Sen. Bernie Sanders. Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy weighed in on Day One of the closely-watched convention from Philadelphia.


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Albright-Knox Art Gallery leaders are promising the public will have a chance to join the museum's expansion conversation. An architecture firm has been hired, but there is no specific design plan yet.

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The resignation of Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is setting the tone for a Democratic National Convention where supporters of Bernie Sanders may or may not unite behind Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential nominee. WBFO's Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt weighed in from Philadelphia.

The combative relationship between police and the minority community has never been more prevalent than today, but black Americans know it’s been around for longer than history books record. That’s why they prepare their children as best as they can.

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Democrats are in Philadelphia today, ready to make it official that their national ticket is Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. They also hope the traditionally fractious party does not blow open, as not all the supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders seem ready to back the ticket.

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The resignation of Democratic National Convention Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the release of emails showing that staff favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders is overshadowing other news at the beginning of the Democratic National Convention. 

The Democratic National Convention begins Monday in Philadelphia. As the party finishes last-minute preparations, protesters also are getting ready.

The city has approved 28 permits for rallies and marches. Name a cause and you can bet a protest for it is planned. Applicants range from an anti-gay church to the group "Black Men for Bernie."

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