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A young cancer patient's story inspires a place to help others

There’s a special room now open to cancer patients at the Erie County Medical Center. It offers hope and care to young adults dealing with a life-threatening diagnosis.
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Neurologists and best-selling author Oliver Sacks has died .

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The Board of Trustees for the Chautauqua Institution voted to take bids on the reconstruction of the historic amphitheater.

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The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that restrictions will be placed on big game hunters this deer season this year.

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The New York State Fair is off to a start that includes a new app, and some unusual injuries.

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The draw of downtown Buffalo's Canalside area continues to expand this weekend as the popular waterfront destination hosts it's first-ever boat and auto show.

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A Western New York woman was killed in Florida Thursday morning.

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A vote will be held this afternoon to determine the course of action regarding the historic Chautauqua Amphitheater.

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When you buy a piece of property, there is a lot of paperwork and there are a lot of checks to be written.

Seneca Nation announces $40 million casino expansion

Aug 28, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Seneca Nation and Seneca Gaming Corporation on Friday announced a plan to expand the Buffalo Creek Casino, creating new gaming space and a new restaurant space on the upper level. When finished, an estimated 300 new jobs are expected to be created.

Buff City Hoops to hold championship in Masten Park

Aug 28, 2015
courtesy Buff City Hoops

While the long-awaited return of the Gus Macker basketball tournament to the Buffalo area takes place this weekend, another hoops competition will also be happening within the city of Buffalo.


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State laws aim to curb opioid overprescription and abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s the equivalent of one bottle of prescription painkillers for every adult American. Meanwhile, 46 people a day die from an overdose of those same painkillers. That’s why New York State is trying to curb the problem of overprescribing.
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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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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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