Cultural
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Toronto ranks 4th on list of best places to live

Credit toronto.ca

WBFO's Dan Karpenchuk reports

The annual ratings are out from The Economist Magazine on the best places to live in the world. Three of them are in Canada and Toronto ranks fourth.

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Governor's Race
5:25 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Teachout brings campaign 'momentum' to Buffalo

Zephyr Teachout is challenging Governor Cuomo in the approaching Democratic Primary.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

With the Democratic gubernatorial primary two weeks away, challenger Zephyr Teachout says she has momentum and a major media victory.

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Local
5:11 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Author Gina Fava 'sculpts' a new novel

Buffalo native Gina Fava is out with her latest novel, a look at serial killer in Italy. The Sculptor is a thriller that takes the reader to some of Europe's most famous destinations.

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Hamburg School District
9:22 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Jetter pleads not guilty to filing false police report

Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter, now on leave.

Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment in Hamburg Village Court Wednesday evening on a charge that he filed a false police report. 

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Buffalo Teachers Federation
9:17 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Buffalo teachers plan informational pickets next week

Buffalo Teachers Federation President Philip Rumore
Credit WBFO File Photo

Buffalo teachers will set up informational pickets outside city schools next week to protest the lack of a contract with the school district. 

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Focus on Education
3:06 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Another tumultuous Buffalo School Board session

Buffalo School Board in special meeting Wednesday discussing Bennett.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Racial allegations were flying at Wednesday's Buffalo School Board session. School Board members met in special session at City Hall to discuss proposed turnaround plans for Bennett High School and Martin Luther King School.

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Local
1:56 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Kearns gains support in call for open stadium group meeting

Orchard Park Supervisor Patrick Keem, Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, and Assemblymen Michael Kearns and John Ceretto are calling for stadium group transparency.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Assemblyman Michael Kearns now has the support of nearly two dozen fellow elected officials in calling for an emergency meeting of the New Stadium Working Group.

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Local
1:48 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Lackawanna roadways to see long overdue repairs

South Park Avenue and Ridge Road intersection.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A major roadway construction project was announced Wednesday for South Park Avenue and Ridge Road in Lackawanna.

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Local
9:46 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Program works to keep youths out of prison

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

An effective "alternative to incarceration" program for young people has received some much needed funding from Albany. 

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Cultural
9:06 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Whimsical 'Shark Girl' sculpture unveiled at Canalside

'Shark Girl' finds permanent home at Canalside.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

An unusual public sculpture was unveiled at Canalside in downtown Buffalo Tuesday. The art project is one of several to be unveiled across the region as part of the Public Art Initiative, which is a collaborative effort between the city of Buffalo, Erie County, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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Focus on Education
8:47 am
Wed August 27, 2014

One store's mission of providing free school supplies

Inside The Teacher's Desk store on Main Street in Buffalo.
Credit Photo from The Teacher's Desk Website

As school districts begin a brand new school year next week, teachers and students will be in need of annual school supplies. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley tells us about a free supply store in Buffalo called The Teacher's Desk.

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Local
8:42 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Village of Wilson survives dissolution vote

Village of Wilson voters rejected a dissolution plan Tuesday by a margin of 222 to 209.

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Developing
3:04 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Cartagena gets maximum 25 years-to-life sentence

Sentencing of Candace Cartagena in Erie County Court.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Candace Cartagena has been sentenced of 25-years to life for the death of her 8-year-old daughter.  Cartagena appeared before Erie County Court Judge Thomas Francyzk Tuesday afternoon, where the sentencing was handed down.

WBFO'S Mike Desmond reports on the sentencing.

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Local
2:36 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

New shops, eatery with Buffalo flair unveiled at airport

Jet Set market is among the new features at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport unveiled $3.8 million in upgrades completed by Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. The three new additions include convenience stores, a high-end retail store and a new restaurant.

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Local
10:18 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Private housing development coming to Buffalo

Public space and homes near new Chalmers and Hill intersection
LP Ciminelli

It's being called the largest private housing development in the city of Buffalo in decades. The project will be built at the former site of the Central Park Plaza.

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Local
9:47 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Extensive work will cause delays on Brighton Road

Work will continue along Brighton Road for the next several months.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Detours will be posted on one of the busiest roads in Erie County for the next several months.

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Local
8:28 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Miller seeks to become first female Seneca president

If elected, Darlene Miller would be the Seneca's first female president.
Credit photo from Seneca Nation

The Seneca Nation may get its first woman president, as Senecas prepare for another of their fractious political campaigns for president and Tribal Council.

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Local
5:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Protestors rally against police brutality in wake of Michael Brown shooting

PUSH Buffalo protests against police violence.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A small group of protesters with Push Buffalo gathered outside U.S. Attorney William Hochul’s office in downtown Buffalo Monday. The rally was part of the National Day of Action to call for justice for slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown.

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Jamestown Jammers
9:48 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Rich Baseball moves Jammers from Jamestown to Morgantown

Jamestown is losing its minor league baseball franchise to a bigger market. Owner Rich Baseball Operations is moving the team to Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Focus on Education
6:15 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

CSAT middle school students expand into former Holy Angels building

Buses arrive fro CSAT
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A new era is underway at a former school building in north Buffalo.  In our Focus on Education report  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says more than 550-middle school students from the Charter School for Applied Technologies returned for a new school year  at the former Holy Angels Academy on Hertel Avenue.

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Crime
1:08 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Basil faces upgraded murder charge in Sager's death

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Belling (l.) and defendant Jeffrey Basil (r.).
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil now faces a murder charge in the death of William Sager Jr.

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Focus on Education
1:03 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Local school teacher selected as a PBS Innovator

Kirsten Kenny, religion teacher at Sacred Heart Academy, selected as PBS Innovator.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A local school teacher is the only Western New York teacher to be selected as a PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator.  In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says it works to promote digital training and education in the classroom.

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Local
8:28 am
Mon August 25, 2014

School board examines consultant costs

Board member Theresa Harris-Tigg is among those raising questions about consultants in Buffalo schools.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Buffalo schools spend millions and millions of dollars each year on consultants. Now, school board members are raising sharp questions about their value.

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Focus on Education
8:27 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Press Pass: Is vocational education a better option for some students?

Buffalo News education reporter Tiffany Lankes in WBFO studio.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Other school districts outside of New York State have similar demographics to Buffalo, but are doing a much better job in improving graduation rates.

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Local
8:26 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Work set to begin on new waterfront state park

Plans are coming together for Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

More improvements to the Buffalo waterfront are just around the corner as construction of the new Buffalo Harbor State Park begins next month.

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Local
7:57 am
Mon August 25, 2014

State law gives boost to Eden farmers

Credit photo courtesy Eden Valley Growers

The Town of Eden now has legal protection for its agricultural industry, under a new state law.

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Missed Saturday game; Meeting team officials today
10:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Buffalo Bills release Alan Branch

The Buffalo Bills have released veteran defensive lineman Alan Branch one day after he was arrested for drunk driving.

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Multi-year plan begins at end of Bisons' season
10:31 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Improvements planned for downtown ballpark

Coca Cola Field
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A multi-year plan to renovate Coca Cola Field has been released.

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Focus on Lakeview Animal Sancutary workers
10:15 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Rabies alert issued in Niagara County

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The Niagara County Health Department is issuing a rabies alert for anyone who worked at the Lakeview Animal Sanctuary over the past six months.

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Crime
5:22 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Two suspects in Westfield homicide arrested in Erie, PA

Mary Whitaker
Credit Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra

Two men have been arrested in Erie, Pennsylvania, after a car belonging to shooting victim Mary Whitaker was found in Erie.

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