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7-Eleven workers demand investment to prevent violence

Employees at local 7-Eleven convenience stores say there isn’t enough being done to protect them on the job - particularly during overnight shifts. After multiple robberies and the sexual assault of a worker in February, workers are urging the company to make changes to staffing and security.
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Feroleto approved, sworn in to Buffalo Common Council

7 hours ago
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An attorney who previously served in roles under two former Buffalo Common Council members, including the one he is replacing, has been sworn in as the Council's new Delaware District representative.

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Days after students moved into campus dorms at SUNY Buffalo State an attempted sexual assault occurred in one of the buildings. 

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A West side Buffalo barbershop is now a murder scene. 

Museum of Science president to resign

11 hours ago
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After eight impactful years, the president of the Buffalo Museum of Science is stepping down.

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You may soon see former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson wearing new colors - Seahawks blue and green. 

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After working years without a raise or a contract, some of the NFTA's 1,100 unionized employees are turning to the public for support.

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This week on WBFO's Press Pass, Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about how the fall season attracts movie producers looking to add a little color to their films. Also, some heavyweights from the head office of the New York State Film Commission have come to Buffalo to get a firsthand look at the resources that are getting producers from around the world excited about making a movie in Western New York.


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State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia says she won’t prevent parents who want their children to skip the state’s standardized tests from doing so.


Liz Smith-Rossiter / Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health

Employees at local 7-Eleven convenience stores say there isn’t enough being done to protect them on the job - particularly during overnight shifts. After multiple robberies and the sexual assault of a worker in February, workers are urging the company to make changes to staffing and security.


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There may have been more school district administrators and support staff agency workers than parents in Bennett High School Monday for a parent orientation.


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State laws aim to curb opioid overprescription and abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s the equivalent of one bottle of prescription painkillers for every adult American. Meanwhile, 46 people a day die from an overdose of those same painkillers. That’s why New York State is trying to curb the problem of overprescribing.
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Elizabeth Licata

West side gardeners find hellstrips heavenly

Local gardeners have embraced the use of small plots of land that have a devilish name. Hellstrips are green spaces found in front of houses that lie between the sidewalk and the street. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata says the mini-gardens have become especially popular on Buffalo's West side.
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WBFO wins top radio awards from PRNDI, AP

WBFO has won first place honors in a national competition for its coverage of the Snowvember Storm. Public Radio News Directors Inc.
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