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Lackawanna man accused of attempting to join ISIL

A Lackawanna man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to join and recruit for a notorious terrorist organization.
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Lackawanna man accused of attempting to join ISIL

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A Lackawanna man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to join and recruit for a notorious terrorist organization.

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Some Buffalo Public school students are learning how to produce their own radio music show and interview guests.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley visited the RadioARTS program at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts where students were attending a summer camp program.

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After another long year of planning, organizers are ready to unveil the 2015 Lucy Comedy Festival, a packed weekend of events starting Thursday in Jamestown.

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The U.S. Senate will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bipartisan bill to reform campus sexual assault policies across the nation. Studies show one in five women on college campuses will experience some form of unwanted sexual contact by the time they graduate.

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An effort to teach young Buffalo children to read and attend school is slowing paying off. A leader from The Annie E. Casey Foundation has delivered a Pacesetter Community Award for Buffalo's Read to Succeed program.

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If all goes according to plan, there could be some new attractions at Canalside in the not too distant future.


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The Buffalo Public School District may get $36 million being held by Albany in a dispute over how much parent participation is going on in the school system.


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Some members of Congress want Canada to require makers of the painkiller oxycodone to use the same kind used in the United States, which is more difficult to use illegally.


Supporters of paid family leave in New York say they hope 2016 will be their year, but business groups are urging caution.

Trico Building redevelopment awaits completion of study

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The partners looking to redevelop a historic downtown Buffalo building have the preliminary support of Buffalo's Planning Board. But before the board can vote to approve the project at its next meeting, developers must await completion of a required environmental impact study.

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Pork from Lockport pig farm in high demand

A Lockport farmer has made a name for himself due to the high-quality pork his pigs produce. WBFO contributor and Buffalo Spree food editor Christa Glennie Seychew visited the Niagara County farm to find out more.
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WBFO wins top radio awards from PRNDI, AP

WBFO has won first place honors in a national competition for its coverage of the Snowvember Storm. Public Radio News Directors Inc.
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Gardening

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West side gardeners find hellstrips heavenly

Local gardeners have embraced the use of small plots of land that have a devilish name. Hellstrips are green spaces found in front of houses that lie between the sidewalk and the street. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata says the mini-gardens have become especially popular on Buffalo's West side.
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Farming

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Changes on the farm

It's the season for dairy and agriculture festivals in Western New York. Springville staged its annual tribute to farming last weekend. Down in Allegany County, Cuba will kick off its five-day Dairy Week on Tuesday, June 16.
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Ontario beekeepers say farm pesticide is killing millions of drones

A showdown is looming in Ontario between beekeepers and some farmers and seed companies over the use of a controversial pesticide.
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