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World's Largest Disco returns Buffalo to 1970s

What began in 1993 as a 15-year celebration of a 1979 disco event returns to Buffalo this weekend, with an estimated 7,000 expected to put on their boogie shoes and relive disco and the era in which it peaked.
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A car accident in downtown Buffalo left an SUV lying on its side Sunday morning.

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The holiday weekend brought millions of shoppers outdoors to take advantage of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state police will meet with Planned Parenthood officials across New York to discuss security and emergency planning following Friday’s deadly attack on a clinic in Colorado.

Deadline nears for participating in Common Core survey

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Time is running out for the public to take part in an opinion survey on the Common Core learning standards.  The online survey closes Monday. 

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Downtown Buffalo was hopping Saturday night. "The Nutcracker" was staged at Shea’s. There was the "World’s Largest Disco" at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. And the Town Ballroom hosted the third annual Continental Reunion.


High above Buffalo, residents and visitors were encouraged to get an up-to-date view of the city’s latest developments. It’s part of the annual Take Another Look event which celebrated Buffalo’s resurgence on Saturday.

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Buffalo saw another successful year of Small Business Saturday shopping thanks, in part, to an influx of suburban shoppers and a shuttle to alleviate parking woes. WBFO visited vendors in one of the city’s most popular small business strips, the Elmwood Village.

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A former President of St. Bonaventure University has passed away.

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Neglia Ballet Artists and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra kick off the holiday season Saturday evening at Shea's Buffalo with The Nutcracker. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Neglia has invited two dancers from the American Ballet Theatre in New York City to dance in this holiday classic.

Bankruptcy started as a way for a person to re-start financially, to erase debts.


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Heritage Moments: Fugitive slave fights for a family's freedom

In his 1847 memoir, “Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave,” the abolitionist William Wells Brown recalled the years he spent in Buffalo as a worker on lake boats. He remembered one dramatic episode from his Buffalo years in gripping detail.
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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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