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Bob Wilmers, M&T Bank Chairman and civic leader, dead at 83

One of Western New York's most powerful business leaders has died.

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One of Western New York's most powerful business leaders has died.

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The on and off again lake effect snow that has been falling in Buffalo for the past week has finally ended.

Authorities have identified the two victims who were hit by a car in Cattaraugus County Friday. Michael and Donna Phillips both died at the scene. Michael Phillips was supervisor of the Town of Salamanca while his wife Donna was town clerk-elect.

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The USS Little Rock LCS 9 is now in service to the United States. After months of anticipation, the Navy's newest warship was formally commissioned Saturday at Buffalo's Canalside.

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A suspect in an early morning armed robbery in Niagara Falls has been arrested.

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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has weighed in on the Republican's proposed tax plan that is before Congress.

Study: Low birth weights linked to fracking sites

Dec 15, 2017
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Infants born to mothers who live very close to natural gas fracking sites have a higher risk of low birth weight, according to a new peer-reviewed study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

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9,000 tickets have been distributed for the new USS Little Rock’s commissioning ceremony on Saturday. That will mean long lines, wait times, and tight security in cold temperatures. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to attend.


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Several months after Empire State Development announced plans by a New York City-based company to create hundreds of jobs in the Buffalo area, the ribbon was cut on its new offices. Strategic Financial Solutions, with the help of incentives from New York State, aims to create 1,500 jobs over the next five years.


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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she will not be silenced by President Donald Trump. Gillibrand made her comments during an appearance in Cheektowaga late Friday morning. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley was there as Gillibrand met with reporters. 

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Hampshire College goes 100 percent solar

Dec 16, 2017

Hundreds of US colleges and universities are taking action to combat global warming, but so far just one residential college has turned 100 percent to renewable energy: Hampshire College.

To get there, the Massachusetts college has installed a 19-acre solar farm, complete with 15,000 panels. Together, the panels will produce about 4.7 megawatts of power each year — more than Hampshire can even use, says Jonathan Lash, its president.

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Heritage Moments: The Firebrand in Buffalo, the Rebellion in Canada

Buffalo used to be a mustering ground for invading armies, both official and unofficial. The target was always Canada: several times during the War of 1812; ahead of the Fenian Invasion in 1866; and – least remembered by Americans but no less important – during the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 and its aftermath.

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