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Trump Says State Of The Union Should Be 'On Schedule' And 'On Location'

The staring contest over the State of the Union address between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a week old, and no one is blinking yet. In a letter to Pelosi on Wednesday , Trump said he plans to deliver his State of the Union address in the House chamber next week, brushing aside the speaker's advice to wait until a partial government shutdown is over. "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very...

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Officials in the Niagara County Village of Barker are still determining what it will take to rebuild the Village Hall and the Library. They were both housed in the same historic building destroyed by fire early Monday morning.


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Today's Facebook Live conversation takes a deep look into the workings of Crisis Services, the 24-hour agency which handles more than 85,000 calls each year.

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Charlie is sorry no more. The SPCA of Erie County is nursing a pitbull-terrier mix they named Charlie back to health, after Buffalo sanitation workers found him injured and emaciated in a garbage tote.

School Closings: Jan. 23, 2019

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Wednesday's weather has closed or delayed the following schools:

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Police Chief Patrick Phelan says the investigation began last week when a 16-year-old student showed a photo of another person to his friends and made a comment, claiming that the person looks like he could be a school shooter.

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Entrepreneurship among seniors is trending in the United States and research shows that people 50 and older are opting to turn a business idea into a rewarding and profit-making retirement plan. 

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The New York State Legislature voted Tuesday to codify the abortion rights in the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure immediately after the vote.

With the Supreme Court now having five justices who are less likely to approve of gun regulations and laws, it granted a major gun case Tuesday for the first time in nearly a decade.

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For the first time since fleeing the United States more than two decades ago, William Shrubsall - now known as Ethan MacLeod - appeared in a Niagara County Courtroom Tuesday. The man who first gained notoriety for killing his mother, and then escaped into Canada to avoid his sentence for a sexual assault conviction, was brought back to the US Monday to face unfinished legal business on this side of the border.

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A wake and funeral service was held Tuesday for the longtime owner of a popular gathering spot on Buffalo's East Side.

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The staring contest over the State of the Union address between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a week old, and no one is blinking yet.

In a letter to Pelosi on Wednesday, Trump said he plans to deliver his State of the Union address in the House chamber next week, brushing aside the speaker's advice to wait until a partial government shutdown is over.

Mexico's homicide rate continued to skyrocket last year, making 2018 the deadliest on record for the country with an average of 91 deaths a day.

For the first time in her 25-year career on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench to start the new year.

After the 85-year-old justice was operated on for lung cancer, she decided to work from home rather than return to the court two weeks after surgery. She's expected to make a full recovery and be back at the court soon. A fair amount is known about Ginsburg's cancers and surgery, but the history of Supreme Court justices and their health is murkier.

Russell Baker, the Pulitzer Prize winning writer who penned thousands of columns for The New York Times, and hosted the PBS television program "Masterpiece Theatre," died Monday at his home in Leesburg, Va. He was 93.

There really is no such thing as a free lunch

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Another victim of the government shutdown: kids who get free school lunches. Plus, as the World Economic Forum gets underway in Davos, Switzerland, we take a look at the summit's theme this year, Globalization 4.0.

Today's show is sponsored by SignNow, Pitney Bowes, the United States Postal Service and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

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Robert Creeley (1926-2005), one of the most important American postmodern poets of his era, belongs to the world. But he also was ­— and continues to be ­— a Buffalo treasure.

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