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Jesuit list of accused abusers includes eight who served in Buffalo

Eight Jesuit priests who served in Buffalo, including six who spent time at Canisius High School, are included among a list of 50 individuals accused of sexual abuse. That list was released Tuesday morning by the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus.

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Some city lawmakers spent more than an hour, Tuesday, listening to opponents of the doubling of parking meter rates in the city of Buffalo. But the Common Council is not reversing course.

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Catholic Charities officials acknowledged challenges awaiting them as they hosted the official launch Tuesday of their 2019 Appeal. Those challenges include seeking continued support from the public following a controversial decision to end its longtime foster and adoption services. But there is also good news for the organization: on day one of its drive, it already has $1.4 million pledged toward its overall goal.

Pre-K and kindergarten teachers have a lot to do: teaching early literacy, numbers, interpersonal skills — and in some states, changing diapers.

While the majority of school-aged children are toilet trained by the time they get to preschool at around 4 years old, many kids aren’t, and many school districts can’t legally refuse them and their diapers. That’s now being debated in Buffalo, New York, where some teachers say the number of non-toilet trained students in their classrooms is climbing, stretching teachers and their aides thin.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil his 2019 State of the State and Executive Budget address Tuesday afternoon. You can watch the speech live here at 2 p.m.

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Eight Jesuit priests who served in Buffalo, including six who spent time at Canisius High School, are included among a list of 50 individuals accused of sexual abuse. That list was released Tuesday morning by the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus.

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Another large residential building moved closer to the start of construction, with an approval by the Buffalo Planning Board Monday.

Carol Channing's trademark platinum blond hair framed a face that always seemed to be smiling, her wide-eyed innocent style belied a very savvy mind, and her voice was unmistakable. She died Tuesday morning, her publicist told Broadway World. She was 97 years old.

Born in Seattle in 1921, Channing's parents were Christian Scientists. She recalls that she got her first glimpse of backstage delivering copies of The Christian Science Monitor to theaters.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo may make it official Tuesday in his State of the State message that he wants marijuana legalized in New York State. Pot is already legalized in Canada and a meeting Monday night shared how Fort Erie is grappling with the way legalization is falling into place.

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A Canadian cannabis company could be bringing hundreds of jobs to the Southern Tier.

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Buffalo Police brass are scheduled to be in front of the Common Council Community Development Committee Tuesday to talk about problems in the department.

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Twenty-three-year-old jazz pianist James Francies has his musical fingerprints all over the place. From leading his own group at 2019'sWinter Jazzfest in New York City to playing shows in Tokyo with guitar legend Pat Metheny, the current pace of Francies's life is constantly in motion.

"It just feels like you're on a plane," Francies says. "Four thousand feet, traveling six hundred miles an hour."

Last fall, Blue Note Records released Flight, Francies's debut album.

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Heritage Moments: The Shunning of Millard Fillmore

It seems hard to believe now, but Millard Fillmore, 13th president of the United States, was one of the most respected statesmen of his time, widely celebrated for his ability to find compromise. Yet that very quality would ultimately ruin his reputation -- both in the eyes of history and, long before that, in the eyes of his fellow Buffalonians.

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