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City of Buffalo now handling its own traffic adjudication

In the past, when a motorist was pulled over for a moving violation in the City of Buffalo, all money from fines incurred would head straight to Albany. That came to an end on Wednesday.
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Rural Metro Ambulance is making a $1.5-million investment in new ambulances for the Buffalo area.  The vehicles are part of a pilot project which the ambulance service is conducting in Buffalo and a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

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In the past, when a motorist was pulled over for a moving violation in the City of Buffalo, all money from fines incurred would head straight to Albany. That came to an end on Wednesday.

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The long holiday weekend will mean travel for many Americans.  While many of us will likely be celebrating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is reminding folks to use caution on the roads.

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As children enjoy their summer break from school, experts warn of the so-called "summer slide." Studies indicate most students will lose about two months of a grade level in math skills and low-income students lose more than two months in reading.

The commissioner of the state’s environmental agency is leaving his post, just two days after Joe Martens issued the final environmental impact statement banning hydrofracking in New York. Supporters say the ban is having an effect in other areas of the country.

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With the future of the Scajaquada Expressway studied for years, State Senator Mark Panepinto says it's time for the State Department of Transportation to make a decision.


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The Buffalo school board showed up Wednesday for the annual reorganization meeting to elect its officers for the new school year and adjourned without electing anyone.


Eichel goes pro, signs contract with Sabres

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Buffalo Sabres

Jack Eichel, the highly-hyped #2 overall pick in last week's NHL Draft, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

City of Buffalo opens public pools for summer season

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The City of Buffalo has officially opened its pools for the summer season, inviting the public to use them from now through Labor Day.

New York State

The state’s chief fiscal watchdog is hoping Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill that increases the monitoring of industrial development agencies, ensuring that companies receiving tax breaks live up to job-creation promises.

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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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Hostas abound at Southtowns garden

Gardening season is in full swing in Western New York. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata, the editor-in-chief of Buffalo Spree magazine, recently visited the property of a Boston Hills couple who specialize in growing one plant in particular, the hosta.
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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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Environment

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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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