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by ANGELICA A. MORRISON

Mother of deceased ECHC inmate India Cummings speaks out

Officials continue to examine the death of 27-year-old India Cummings, who had been in the Erie County Holding Center. A state medical review board says her death should be ruled a homicide, because of neglect. And the New York Attorney General has been asked to take the case, and says they’ll have an answer in a few weeks. Meanwhile, Cummings mother says she is waiting for justice.

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While the Buffalo School Board does not decide if a new charter school starts in the city, there was visible pushback when Legends Charter appeared before the board for its mandated public hearing.

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The games have closed down, the food shacks are gone and the animals have headed back to the barn. The "Best 12 Days of Summer" wrapped up Sunday with a slight increase in attendance over last year.

The saga of the race to replace Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) on the November ballot is continuing, with time running short.

The head of a Williamville-based financial planning company says while state investment in new buildings is fine, it's missing out on a badly-needed resource in Buffalo: more doctors. Anthony Ogorek, in a conversation with WBFO, suggested there are far better uses for state dollars than pumping them into ventures such as the Tesla plant.

by ANGELICA A. MORRISON

Officials continue to examine the death of 27-year-old India Cummings, who had been in the Erie County Holding Center.

A state medical review board says her death should be ruled a homicide, because of neglect. And the New York Attorney General has been asked to take the case, and says they’ll have an answer in a few weeks.  Meanwhile, Cummings mother says she is waiting for justice.


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There's no end in sight to trade tensions between the U.S. and Canada. Last week, on the one-year-anniversary of the start of NAFTA's renegotiation, President Trump said, "we're not even talking to Canada right now." But at least one local distiller is pleased by the spirit of U.S. tariffs on Canadian products.

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The wildfires burning in the western United States and Canada are having an impact on our area. The National Weather Service reports smoke from the fires is being propelled east by the jet stream.

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Democrat Kathy Hochul has served as Lieutenant Governor since 2015. This year she is facing a primary challenge for that post.

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Shares of Tesla lost approximately nine percent of their value Friday, as the high-tech company moves forward amid concerns including a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, comments made by founder Elon Musk and a report that Tesla may not, after all, purchase all the output from the Buffalo-based factory it now shares with Panasonic.


As names continue to surface for possible Republican candidates for the 27th Congressional district, the seat currently held by Rep. Chris Collins, one elected official has announced he will not be a candidate.

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is accusing tech behemoth Facebook of engaging in housing discrimination, according to a complaint filed on Friday.

In it, HUD says the social media giant allows landlords and home sellers access to advertising tools that limit which prospective buyers or tenants can view certain online ads based on race, religion, sex, disability and other characteristics.

Michael Doody remembers some things about his Columbus, Ohio neighborhood in the 1990s:

"Gunshots, helicopters, thefts, smashed out windows, burglaries, robberies, assaults and murders."

In addition to the crime, roughly 50 percent of the children were living in poverty in this area, known as Southern Orchards.

During the mid-20th century, construction of an interstate through the middle of the community separated many of the neighborhood's majority black residents from job opportunities in downtown Columbus.

Less than a month after an earthquake killed hundreds of people, the Indonesian island of Lombok experienced a series of quakes on Sunday.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured a 6.9 magnitude quake late Sunday evening local time. That quake came after two others earlier in the day that registered at magnitudes 6.3 and 5.4 respectively, according to The Associated Press.

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It took a jury less than four hours of deliberation to convict a Detroit-area man of sexually assaulting a sleeping passenger onboard a Spirit Airlines flight.

Greece has successfully completed its final three-year installment of an international bailout program, allowing it to reclaim a degree of control over its finances, which have been overseen since 2010 by the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.

Athens exits its third bailout on Monday after a protracted debt crisis that forced it to implement painful austerity measures — including deep cuts to social welfare programs — to receive emergency loans.

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Heritage Moments: Frederick Law Olmsted and the stroll that saved Niagara

Niagara Falls in the 1800s was an industrialist’s dreamland and a huckster’s paradise. Cheap waterpower abounded­ — all you had to do was build a channel to divert a small portion of the mighty Niagara past your mill, and you were all set. And an enterprising “entrepreneur” need only buy a small parcel of land with a view, erect a tall fence and charge visitors from far and wide exorbitant fees to get a glimpse of the thunderous cataract — the Eighth Wonder of the World, once you paid enough to see it.

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