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Lehner vigil: 'It's sad it takes a tragic accident'

Buffalo's waterfront LaSalle Park was lit in blue Thursday night, as citizens held a vigil for city Police Officer Craig Lehner.

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Attorneys for former New York State Senator George Maziarz filed new motions Friday morning in Albany to have public corruption charges dismissed.


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Reflecting a growing trend in the automotive industry, a study conducted by AAA shows one-third of 2017 model year vehicles do not come equipped with a spare tire.

Having police officers wear little cameras seems to have no discernible impact on citizen complaints or officers' use of force, at least in the nation's capital.

That's the conclusion of a study performed as Washington, D.C., rolled out its huge camera program. The city has one of the largest forces in the country, with some 2,600 officers now wearing cameras on their collars or shirts.

Bunny for Congress

Former Assistant District Attorney and veteran prosecutor Sean Bunny has announced his candidacy for Congress.

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We walk up the trail to the summit of Hadley Mountain in the southern Adirondacks, fallen leaves crunching underfoot. The wind picks up a bit as we climb up the fire tower for the panoramic view.

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Buffalo's waterfront LaSalle Park was lit in blue Thursday night, as citizens held a vigil for city Police Officer Craig Lehner.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

American schools often demonstrate racial inequality with less money to help those who need the most. That was a topic Thursday night in the symposium "A New Racial Literacy for Educational Equity" at Canisius College.

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You have heard about films like "The True Adventures of Wolfboy" and "Marshall" being shot in Buffalo recently. Saturday night, Turner Classic Movies comes to North Park Theatre for a showing of "The Natural," which was filmed in the summer and fall of 1983 around several iconic Buffalo locations.

The Bills surprising start to the season has given hope to their playoff-starved fans. With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming to New Era Field on Sunday, analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills "really need to beat (the Bucs) if they are to take the next steps" to being seriously considered a postseason contender. Tampa Bay comes into the game with a 2-3 record, middling stats on offense and defense, and an injured starting quarterback.

Toronto born Deborah Cox has a voice and personality big enough to fill Shea's Performing Arts Center, which you can enjoy starting next Tuesday in THE BODYGUARD. Meanwhile, over at the very tiny (18 seat?) Rust Belt Books performing space, three women with personality - Jeni Arroyo, Caroline Parzy-Sanders, and Stefanie Warnick - present a different view of Shakespeare's play OTHELLO.

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