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Winter Storm Warning issued for WNY

The mild weather of recent weeks is coming to an abrupt halt this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 10 a.m. Saturday through 6 p.m. Sunday. While the warning encompasses 32 hours, meteorologist David Thomas expects "the bulk of the snow" will fall from Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Accumulations may total 1' in some locales, while single-digit temperatures will cover the region. Thomas warns wind chills could dip to 20 below zero.

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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Erie County leaders gathered in Cheektowaga Friday afternoon to discuss preparations for snowy conditions this weekend. It's not the anticipated snow accumulation that concerns them the most. It's the frigid wind chills expected on Sunday - wind chills which pose a serious threat to those outside, they warn.

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Dozens of workers at Tesla's Gigafactory 2  in South Buffalo are being laid off.

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Special measures are now in place to help furloughed federal workers, in the Buffalo area, and across the state. The Department of Labor has been directed to speed up the application process for unemployment benefits, utility companies are implementing special collection practices, and emergency assistance is also available.


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As an effort to promote positive mental health for students, another Buffalo Public school has added a Calming Room.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it opened Friday at the Arthur O. Eve School of Distinction School #61 on the city's east side.  

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Multiple broadcast reports Friday suggested the Erie County Republican Committee is leaning toward Lynne Dixon as their choice to challenge County Executive Mark Poloncarz in his re-election bid this fall. However, GOP leadership and the lawmaker herself say no decision has been made.

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The Buffalo Public School District is declaring victory in turning around past failing and struggling city schools. Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash said city schools have been turned around.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley attended a celebration with the school community Thursday at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The mild weather of recent weeks is coming to an abrupt halt this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 10 a.m. Saturday through 6 p.m. Sunday. While the warning encompasses 32 hours, meteorologist David Thomas expects "the bulk of the snow" will fall from Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Accumulations may total 1' in some locales, while single-digit temperatures will cover the region. Thomas warns wind chills could dip to 20 below zero.


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Erie County Legislators voted Thursday to ask the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to seek Washington's much deeper pockets and ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to declare Tonawanda Coke a federal Superfund site and help pay for its cleanup.

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The event in International Preparatory School Thursday night wasn't unusual: an auditorium, a crowd, rows of renderings and drawings about a project, speakers. What was different about this "Imagine LaSalle" project is that the money - $50 million - is in hand for the transformation.

Buffalo Catholic Diocese

Western New Yorkers are among those in Washington, D.C. who have traveled there to participate in the March For Life, which is held every year on or around the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion. Those attending from Western New York who identify themselves as "pro-life" say there is much more to that term than the abortion issue and they include that in their message.


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