Health
5:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

State food policy council holds listening session to improve food access

The New York State Council on Food Policy holds meeting at Buffalo City Hall titled: Farm, Food and Policy: Getting It Right in New York State.
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A meeting to strategize ways to combat hunger was held in Buffalo Wednesday. The New York State Council on Food Policy held its third listening session as part of a tour across the state at Buffalo City Hall.

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Crime
4:19 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Authorities round up members of gang tied to City Grill shootings

Prosecutors and law enforcement officials announced the arrests on Wednesday.
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Several members of what is described as the most violent drug trafficking gang in Western New York have been taken off the streets.

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Local
4:19 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Governor signs 'Jackie's Law' to prevent GPS stalking

Jackie Wisniewski's brother David Wisniewski stands between State Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes in Niagara Square.
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Governor Cuomo signed a series of laws Wednesday, that that aims to crack down on domestic violence offenders.

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Focus on Education
2:52 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Mandatory kindergarten bill signed for Buffalo schools

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that allows the Buffalo school board to require mandatory kindergarten attendance for 5-year-old children.

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Local
10:22 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Hamburg schools superintendent placed on leave

Hamburg School Board votes unanimously to place Superintendent Jetter on administrative leave.
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The Superintendent of the Hamburg School District has been placed on administrative leave, a move that adds to a growing number of controversies within the district.

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports on Hamburg School Board meeting.

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Local
10:01 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Urban planning study examines area's future options

Looking over future years to 2040 or 2050, what will this region look like? That depends, according to a study being conducted under the name One Region Forward.

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The Great Outdoors
9:27 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Glamour camping spreads out in WNY

A 16 acre lake is part of the 750 acres that make up The Woods at Bear Creek.
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It's called "glamping," or glamour camping, and its growing popularity has prompted one local businessman to make a major investment in a Cattaraugus County property.

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Local
8:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Hochul takes campaign to Tonawanda

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Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul was out meeting with Town of Tonawanda Democratic politicians Tuesday.

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Business
7:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Praxair expanding with help from state taxpayers

Albany has agreed to provide $10 million worth of performance based incentives to help Praxair expand and modernize its Town of Tonawanda facility. Praxair, the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, had worldwide sales last year of $12 billion.

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Focus on Education
5:29 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Hamburg superintendent under police investigation

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The village of Hamburg police department has begun an investigation into Hamburg Central schools superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter.

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Environment
4:57 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Planned ferry boat would traverse inner and outer harbors

Ferry services to link Canalside and the outer harbor.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A new bike and pedestrian ferry is coming to Canalside in downtown Buffalo. Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced plans for the water taxi on Tuesday.

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Legal
3:22 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Homeowner's family argues last Flight 3407 lawsuit

Karen Wielinski spoke publicly about surviving Flight 3407 in May of 2009 during NTSB hearings.
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A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday in State Supreme Court Tuesday regarding legal claims being made by the family who lived in the home destroyed when Flight 3407 crashed into it in February 2009.

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Focus on Education
12:20 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Canisius College hires Collins to lead advancement

William Collins, former principal and co-founder of Travers Collins, hired at Canisius College.

A high-profile public relations expert has been hired by Canisius College in Buffalo to serve as vice president of Institutional Advancement at Canisius.

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Cultural
10:05 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Exhibit honors life of former first lady, Buffalo native Frances Folsom Cleveland

Frances Folsom Cleveland memorabilia
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A celebration of the 150th birthday of Frances Folsom Cleveland, an exhibit is now on display at the Robert H. Jackson U.S. Courthouse. The display highlights the life and legacy of the former first lady, who was a Buffalo native.

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Stratford Festival
8:43 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Actor Mike Shara discusses Stratford Festival roles

At the Stratford Festival this season, veteran actor Mike Shara is keeping busy, performing in three of the big shows.

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Focus on Education
8:23 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Charter school prepares for move to Holy Angels site

The Charter School for Applied Technologies makes the move this fall into the former Holy Angels Academy.
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The Charter School for Applied Technologies is working through the many preparations needed before classes start at the former site of Holy Angels Academy.

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Health Care Coverage
6:47 am
Tue July 22, 2014

BlueCross BlueShield drops local Medicaid program

Thousands of people across the region will soon have to find a new Medicaid provider. BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York is getting out of the business.

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Governor's Race
6:38 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Poll shows wide gap in Governor's race

A new poll shows Republican Rob Astorino trailing in the Governor's race by 37 points.
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A poll conducted fifteen weeks before Election Day shows incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a wide lead over his nearest challenger.

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Crime
3:56 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Cartagena found guilty of killing her 8-year-old daughter

Candance Cartagena was found guilty of murdering her daughter Monday in Erie County Court.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

A judge has found Candace Cartagena guilty of killing her 8-year-old daughter Bianca in their East Amherst home in 2010.

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Local
1:21 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

British fish and chip shop opens in Buffalo

Assemblyman Michael Kearns, Mayor Byron Brown, Vicky and Damian Parker celebrate the opening of British Chippy.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

An authentic British fish and chip shop opened Monday in South Buffalo. The British-born owners of the English Pork Pie Co. in Buffalo have opened a new shop called British Chippy, located next door to the business on South Park Avenue.

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Focus on Education
12:53 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Daemen makes list of 'Great Colleges To Work For'

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Daemen College in Amherst has made the Chronicle for Higher Education's "Honor Roll" as one of the Top Ten small four-year institutions to work for in the United States.

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Local
11:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Toddler critical following East side hit-and-run

A two-year-old girl is in critical condition at Women and Children's Hospital after police say she was struck Sunday night in an apparent hit-and-run.

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Local
10:14 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Press Pass: A focus on Genesee County

WBFO's Press Pass went on the road this week to Genesee County for a conversation with Howard Owens of The Batavian.com, a six-year-old community news site whose success has drawn national attention.

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Chautauqua Institution
7:51 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Chautauqua Preview: The American West

W. Richard West, Jr. delivers the Wednesday morning lecture at the Amphitheater

The Chautauqua Institution explores the American West this week -- in its daily lectures and in an original arts production that will be staged in the Amphitheater Saturday night.

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Local
7:50 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Teachers give failing grade to education commissioner

State Education Commissioner John King remains a target of criticism.
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The President of the state’s teachers’ union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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Buffalo Bills
7:46 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Dareus misses the start of training camp

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is missing the start of training camp after failing his conditioning test.

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Local
7:45 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Niagara-on-the-Lake parking meters go high-tech

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Officials in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario say it's not a case of "Big Brother" that you have to register your car license number to use municipal parking spaces.

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Local
7:43 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Four arrested in church burglaries

Area law enforcement officials believe they have arrested four people responsible for a rash of burglaries at churches in Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties.

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Downburst could not be predicted
10:24 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Rare wind event causes damage in Clarence

Storm damage
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A Clarence neighborhood experienced extensive wind damage on Saturday due to a rare meteorological event.

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Western New York students will benefit
11:12 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Cuomo announces grants for after school programs

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new grants equaling nearly $11 million in support of Advantage After School Programs across the state.

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