Names of local heroes engraved in granite
10:42 am
Sun September 14, 2014

Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial unveiled

The Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A five-year long effort to memorialize Western New Yorkers who gave their lives during conflicts in the Middle East has come to fruition.

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Attack came outside of police barracks
10:13 am
Sat September 13, 2014

PA state trooper killed another injured in shooting

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A late Friday night shooting in Northeastern Pennsylvania has taken the life of one state trooper and has injured another.

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Sports
5:48 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Don't have a Bills ticket? Be prepared to pay

Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The Buffalo Bills open their home schedule this Sunday with a game against the Miami Dolphins and if you don't already have a ticket, you can expect to pay a premium on the secondary market.

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Legal
5:46 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

You & The Law: Removing educators

When a school district wants to fire a teacher or an administrator, there is a legal process to follow. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Freedman talks about how firings are done and how that process is changing.

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Politics
1:56 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Rob Ford pulls out of Toronto mayor's race due to health concerns

Rob Ford is exiting the Toronto mayoral race after an abdominal tumor was discovered this week.
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There is another twist today in the municipal election in Toronto. Scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford has quit the race, and will be replaced on the ballot by his brother. 

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Local
1:45 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Citizenship candidates naturalized in Buffalo

New citizens recite the oath of allegiance to the United States of America.
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

Thirty one people became United States citizens in Buffalo Friday. The naturalization ceremony took place at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site located on Delaware Avenue.

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Focus on Education
1:36 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

City school parents learn more about respiratory virus

Inside a classroom.
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The Buffalo Public School District has issued letters to parents offering information about a new respiratory virus that is affecting some children in the Buffalo region. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the letter is not to alarm, but inform school parents.

 

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Sports
9:32 am
Fri September 12, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Preparing for the home opener

Calling it "generational electricity," Matt Sabuda says anticipation for Sunday's Buffalo Bills home opener may be at an all-time high. During "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO's Morning Edition, Sabuda discussed the announcement that the Bills will be sold to Terry and Kim Pegula.

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Art/Theater
9:30 am
Fri September 12, 2014

With Market Arcade sale, Road Less Traveled needs new home

A local theater company will be pushed out of the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, with the city's sale of the multiple-screen and fiscally-troubled movie complex to Benchmark Group.

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Art/Theater
9:12 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Theater Talk: Full houses expected for Curtain Up!

Theater Talk co-host Anthony Chase will be the emcee at this year's Curtain Up! gala dinner at Shea's Performing Arts Center next Friday, September 19. While the dinner always sells out, the local theater productions themselves sell out even faster. 

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Local
9:11 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Historic Bethlehem Steel sign installed at Steel Plant Museum

Bethlehem Steel sign.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The iconic Bethlehem Steel sign was unveiled at the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York in South Buffalo Thursday. The raising of the historic sign serves as a reminder of Buffalo’s rich steel heritage.

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Local
8:55 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Stadium allows for more handicapped accessible parking

Sheriff Tim Howard warns drivers of fines for the illegal use of handicapped parking tags.
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Among the many changes to Ralph Wilson Stadium are two new parking lots for the disabled.

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Local
2:32 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Plans approved for AMC movie theater at Market Arcade

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown makes announcement about developer for Market Arcade Cinema.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

An eight-screen AMC movie theater is coming to the Market Arcade building in downtown Buffalo. Mayor Byron Brown on Thursday announced the city has selected Benchmark to redevelop the Market Arcade Cinema Complex.

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Local
12:19 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Solemn ceremonies mark 13th anniversary of 9/11

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

To mark the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, ceremonies were held across Western New York on Thursday.

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Focus on Education
10:42 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Students study genocide & racism through Anne Frank Project

Students at Buffalo State work on The Anne Frank Project
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

One of the most memorable stories of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust is used as a teaching tool on the Buffalo State campus. Since 2009, the Anne Frank Project has been educating new generations of college students about genocide and racism.

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Local
10:10 am
Thu September 11, 2014

'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History' debuts Sunday on PBS

Education Specialist Mark Lozo hopes visitors experience the drama of 1901 at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.

The latest film project from Ken Burns, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," debuts at 8pm Sunday on WNED-TV. The seven-part, 14-hour documentary is expected to draw attention to Buffalo's connection to famous family: The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.

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Focus on Education
9:20 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Teachers picket Buffalo School Board

Teachers made their presence felt at Wednesday's meeting of the Buffalo School Board.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The decade-long fight between Buffalo's school system and the Buffalo Teachers Federation over a contract surfaced at Wednesday's Buffalo Board of Education  meeting where hundreds of teachers protested.

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Local
9:15 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Cuomo and Hochul celebrate in Buffalo

Governor Cuomo celebrated his Democratic primary victory with fellow Democrats, LG candidate Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

A happy Governor Cuomo celebrated his primary election victory during a rally yesterday in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. He reminded supporters that the race is a marathon and is not over until November.

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Local
8:23 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Respiratory virus may have spread to Buffalo

A respiratory virus that's sickened hundreds of children in several Midwest states has apparently arrived in Buffalo.

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Focus on Education
6:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

UB gives athletic director contract extension

UB Athletic Director Daniel "Danny" White.
Credit Photo from UB Website

University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi has announced a five-year-contract extension with athletic director Daniel "Danny" White.  The new agreement will extend White's contract through 2019.

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Science/Technology
5:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Hackers to compete in civic app contest

Z80 Labs managing partner Dan Magnuszewski announcing the AT&T WNY Civic App Challenge.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A major app competition was launched on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Wednesday. The AT&T WNY Civic App Challenge aims to attract technology experts from the eight counties of western New York to create smartphone applications that will improve the quality of live in the region. 

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Local
2:50 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

With Bills ownership resolved, stadium issue looms

Credit File photo

Now that Terry and Kim Pegula have been chosen to be the owners of the Buffalo Bills, one major issue that remains uncertain is where the team will play in future years. 

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Primary Elections
9:12 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Cuomo, Hochul win, Stocker topples Grisanti

Kathy Hochul declares victory at Democratic Headquarters in Buffalo.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defeated liberal challenger Zephyr Teachout in the state's Democratic Primary Tuesday, turning back an energetic longshot bid by liberals who have criticized his pragmatic, centrist approach. 

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Local
9:01 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Political reporter Bob McCarthy analyzes Primary results

Though they didn't produce Primary Day upsets at the top of the Democratic ticket, gubernatorial challenger Zephyr Teachout did earn 35 percent of the vote, Lieutenant Governor hopeful Tim Wu, 40 percent.

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Local
9:01 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Plans forming for Outer Harbor

A large crowd gathered at the WNED studios for a look at plans for the Outer Harbor.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The final design plan for Buffalo's Outer Harbor should be ready in about a month. The next step will focus on how to pay for the plan.

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Sports
3:25 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Pegulas reach 'definitive agreement' to buy the Buffalo Bills

Terry Pegula and his wife Kim are in line to buy the Bills, pending league approval.
Credit File photo

The owners of the Buffalo Sabres have been chosen to be the new owners of the Buffalo Bills. Terry and Kim Pegula have made the winning bid to take ownership of the storied NFL franchise.

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Sports
3:24 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Officials statements on Bills sale from team, Pegula, Trump and Bon Jovi

The Buffalo Bills and the team's likely incoming owner, Terry Pegula, both issued statements Tuesday afternoon, making their sale agreement official. Donald Trump and Jon Bon Jovi, who both lost out in the bidding process, also issued remarks.

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Business
10:03 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Schumer says Army Corps is delaying FedEx deal at former Bethlehem Steel site

Senator Charles Schumer calls on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete wetland review of former Bethlehem Steel site
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete its wetlands review of the former Bethlehem Steel site in Hamburg. The review stands in the way of possibly bringing FedEx to the region.

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Local
8:23 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Primary Day features several tight races

While the gubernatorial struggle between Andrew Cuomo and Zephyr Teachout has been the most high profile, there are many Primary Day battles that could spark big voter turnouts today.

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Focus on Education
8:01 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Bittersweet opening for new early childhood center at former Catholic school

New Early Childhood Academy at St. Bernadette in Orchard Park.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A  former catholic grade school, closed by the Diocese of Buffalo, has re-opened as a pre-school.  New students celebrated a ribbon cutting at St. Bernadette Early Childhood Academy on South Abbott Road in Orchard Park.  In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the young students were excited, but some parents remain angry at the Diocese for closing the elementary school.

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