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Hoppe: Bylsma a good fit for young Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres got a solid consolation prize after losing out in the Mike Babcock sweepstakes last week. The team, on Thursday, hired Stanley Cup-winning head coach Dan Bylsma to succeed Ted Nolan, who was fired last month.
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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he knows the three men whose homes were searched by law enforcement Thursday well and was surprised to learn of the investigation.

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A few dozen people concerned over the potential closing of the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center turned out for a public hearing in Buffalo's City Hall on Friday.

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Town of Tonawanda Police say standard procedure was followed to the letter in an arrest that resulted in the death of a Grand Island woman.

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Buffalo Public School students are standing up against violence with the signing of a historic 'Peace Pledge.' WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says students from Kindergarten through 12th grade made their commitment Thursday to promote peace.

courtesy of Canisius College website

As the NCAA baseball tournament begins today, 11 teams will have at least one Canadian-born player on their rosters. With 12 players born north of the border, Canisius features more Canadians than any other team still in the hunt for the championship.


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The Buffalo Sabres got a solid consolation prize after losing out in the Mike Babcock sweepstakes last week. The team, on Thursday, hired Stanley Cup-winning head coach Dan Bylsma to succeed Ted Nolan, who was fired last month.

With five venues, settled in a quaint town with plenty of walk-to attractions, the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, continues to attract a sizeable audience from Buffalo. Anthony Chase reports in during the intermission of "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Royal George Theatre which is attracting a large number of younger audience members (suitable for 8+) who react audibly to the imaginative plot - the "prequel" to "Peter Pan."

A proposal to install term limits for Erie County's elected officials has hit a road block.


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The Olmsted Park Conservancy crossed off the "interim" in Stephanie Crockatt's title Thursday and made her the organization's executive director.

Governor Andrew Cuomo visited a state prison Thursday to announce he’s hiring  more  guards, and to push for a change in how 16 and 17 year olds are treated in the state prison system.

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Elizabeth Licata

Hostas abound at Southtowns garden

Gardening season is in full swing in Western New York. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata, the editor-in-chief of Buffalo Spree magazine, recently visited the property of a Boston Hills couple who specialize in growing one plant in particular, the hosta.
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