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Underwood appointed NY's first female AG

The New York State legislature chose Barbara Underwood, the acting Attorney General, to replace the former AG Eric Schneiderman for the remainder of the term, which ends December 31.

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The move of University at Buffalo's medical school into a new facility to downtown Buffalo created a major vacancy at the university's South Campus. Officials have been preparing for the shift and this summer they will kick off a major phase of a campus revitalization plan. The public gets a chance to review the details at a forum at 5:30 tonight at  114 Wende Hall.


The son and nephew of Western New York developer Robert Morgan are among those indicted in what the U.S. Attorney’s office calls a "multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme."

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What are the consequences of a school shooting? How should we react to an active shooter? Is there a way to spot a shooter before it happens? These are some of the questions students of the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School asked local leaders yesterday at the “Stop The Killing” school gun violence forum.

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The New York State legislature chose Barbara Underwood, the acting Attorney General, to replace the former AG Eric Schneiderman for the remainder of the term, which ends December 31.

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It’s that time of year again. The sneezing, the runny nose, the itchy, watery eyes. Allergies are picking up. But how do we know just how bad allergy season is? WBFO reporter Avery Schneider takes us to Olean, to explain the science behind the pollen count.


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Admitting it's a tough year for the city's finances, the Buffalo Common Council voted Tuesday to approve a budget that includes the first property tax hike under the Brown Administration.


There’s a new company that will operate Darien Lake theme park in  Genesee County and it’s a familiar name.

Late Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the lease rights to operate five amusement parks including Darien Lake.

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PBS Television kicked off The Great American Read Tuesday evening.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it was also launched locally and you can participate.   

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Oishei Children’s Hospital has welcomed its “newest arrival” on Tuesday – a state-of-the art neonatal transport vehicle expected to make a big difference in the lives of premature babies.


With a depressed farm economy already hurting their prospects, many local growers and producers would have welcomed passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Instead, the House of Representatives voted it down last week. Steve Ammerman of the New York Farm Bureau says his agency is "disappointed" by the rejection which was fueled by a conflicting assortment of political priorities.

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VIDEO: 2018 Artie Awards nominations announced

This year's Artie Awards nominations were announced Monday. The Arties began in 1991 and are held each year to celebrate Western New York's theatre community.

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PHOTOS: Keeshea Pratt Band headlines WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash

The spring 2018 edition of WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash was held Saturday, April 21 in the WNED | WBFO Studios. A sold-out crowd was treated to performances by headliner The Keeshea Pratt Band and opener Willie May Band. WNED | WBFO photographer Eileen Koteras Elibol captured the energy and spirit of the night in this photo gallery.

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Paige Patterson, who has been under fire for weeks over his past advice to women concerning marital abuse and rape, has been quietly replaced as president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Patterson has been on the defensive since allegations surfaced that he once counseled women who suffered marital abuse to pray for their husbands. The Washington Post on Tuesday also reported an incident in which Patterson allegedly told a woman who said she had been raped to forgive her assailant rather than report the incident to police.

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Philip Roth, whose novel American Pastoral won a Pulitzer in 1998 but who was best-known for the controversial and explicit 1969 Portnoy's Complaint, has died at age 85.

Roth's biographer Blake Bailey, who confirmed his death to NPR, says the author was surrounded by friends and family.

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson — who is facing possible jail time after an Australian court found him guilty of concealing child sex abuse — says he will stand aside from his duties but will not resign unless "it becomes necessary and appropriate."

Legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to get access to experimental drugs is headed to the president's desk.

The House on Tuesday passed a "right-to-try" bill that was approved by the Senate in 2017.

"People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to find a cure," said Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, on the House floor Tuesday.

The bill, which President Trump is expected to sign, has patient advocates divided.

The teenager who threw fireworks into a canyon last year, starting a fire in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge that burned nearly 47,000 acres, has been ordered to pay $36.6 million in restitution — although the judge acknowledges that the boy won't be able to pay it in full.

The teen, whose name has not been released, was 15 at the time he threw the fireworks. Oregon's juvenile delinquency statute calls for restitution that equals the full amount of the victims' injury, loss or damage as determined by the court.

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Heritage Moments: The Kinzua Dam and the broken treaty with the Seneca Nation

It was nothing less than the forced displacement of almost 700 people, and more than 50 years later the memory of it still haunts those families and their descendants.

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