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Pegula explains Sabres firings, says team needs new leadership

Buffalo Sabres co-owner Terry Pegula says the hockey franchise is in need of improved discipline, structure and communication. At a Friday morning news conference, he explained that is what led to the decision to fire head coach Dan Bylsma and general manager Tim Murray.

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Buffalo was one of 600 cities across the world to stage a "March for Science" Saturday. Activists used the local march to create awareness of New York's new medical marijuana law.

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The campaigns for the Erie County Clerk's office have not begun in earnest, but candidates for the post are beginning to line up.

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Lake Ontario is nearly a foot and a half higher than is usual for this time of year, and New Yorkers living on the south shore are anxiously watching the water continue to rise.

Near Rochester, the village of Sodus Point is providing sandbags to homeowners.

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District

The Ken-Ton Board of Education is appointing Stephen Bovino to be the next superintendent of schools. Bovino was unanimously appointed after serving as interim superintendent since January. He says his main focus is student achievement.

An Eden man suspected in the murder of his mother is in custody in Erie, PA.

Doug Smith, a well-traveled member of Buffalo media, best known for his clever, insightful perspective, died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 81.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo Sabres co-owner Terry Pegula says the hockey franchise is in need of improved discipline, structure and communication. At a Friday morning news conference, he explained that is what led to the decision to fire head coach Dan Bylsma and general manager Tim Murray.


Mark Mulville, Buffalo News

This Sunday's Buffalo News will feature the special insert "The Survivors," an effort that looks to record the history of the region's Holocaust-era survivors, whose numbers are dwindling.  While the feature details personal experiences of horror and grief, there are also "stories of not forgetting the past, but taking that past and forging a strong present," said reporter Mark Sommer, who worked on the feature with colleagues Gene Warner and Mark Mulville.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

Erie County's election-year budget is not due until the middle of October, but the quest to include some money in that budget for arts and culturals brought out around 70 agencies Thursday to the WNED|WBFO studios.

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New York's Public Service Commission has approved a rate increase for National Fuel, but a much lower increase than the utility had requested.

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