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New state funding will help pay for the transformation of a playground in Orchard Park into the town's first inclusive play area for children.

Weak tornado causes minor damage in West Seneca

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Unsettled weather Saturday spawned a weak tornado that briefly touched down in West Seneca. It caused minor damage. It was classified as an EF-O tornado, the weakest classification.

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As employment has grown across the country, the rate of healthcare related jobs in New York State have outpaced all other fields.

A local assemblyman says he had decided to cancel a fundraiser scheduled for next week at the Roycroft Inn that was to feature political strategist Steve Bannon.

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The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo confirmed Friday morning they've received a subpoena from the US Attorney's Office in Buffalo, one day after CBS News reported federal investigators are looking into allegations of sexual abuse by clergy.

Meanwhile, a former priest turned advocate for sexual abuse victims is raising additional allegations against a priest who, until recently, was heading an East Aurora seminary. 

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Ground was broken Thursday in the Town of Amherst on the site of a future hotel that developers say will be a first in the nation: a "universal design" layout which provides full access to all guests, including those living with one or more of many disabilities.


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Town of Tonawanda officials are investigating an overnight fire that claimed the life of a Glendale Elementary School student.

As the Buffalo Bills stumble through the process of establishing a starting quarterback capable of playing at an NFL level, one aspect of the team has been performing above expectations. Analyst Matt Sabuda points out the defense has been among the league's best over the last four games. Heading into Sunday's game at Indianapolis, Sabuda wonders if the unit will be strong enough to support newcomer Derek Anderson, the Bills' fourth starting quarterback in their last eight regular-season games. 

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Starting a conversation with a loved one you see in an abusive relationship is a difficult task. It can be even harder when that loved one is young. That’s why the Family Justice Center is launching a new campaign to help provide resources guiding adults who are looking to help teenagers in abusive relationships.

With Erie County deep into the budget process for next year, county legislators voted Thursday to make some changes in the way it's asked to create new jobs.


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In 1823 along the Genesee River there lived an old woman who was quite famous in the region. She was Seneca, yet her features were European and her complexion was fair, and she spoke both the Seneca language and English fluently. Her children, grandchildren and other Senecas called her Dehgewanus. The settlers called her Mary Jemison, the White Woman of the Genesee.

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