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New Era preparing to close Derby manufacturing plant

New Era Cap Company says it is considering ending operations at its plant in Derby, effective in March. The facility employs more than 200 people.

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The City of Buffalo's finances are not looking good after last year - and this fiscal year is not starting well.

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"The premise of Code Blue is that no one can be turned away and it's been hugely successful."

That was Nadia Pizarro, director of Best Self Homeless Services and co-chair of the Western New York Coalition for the Homeless, announcing the start of another Code Blue season.

New York State is kicking in more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives for getting a major Amazon headquarters in Queens.

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A Catholic school administrator has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $50,000 over a three-year period.

The number of children being stricken by a mysterious paralyzing condition continues to increase, federal officials say.

At least 252 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so far this year from 27 states, including 90 that have been confirmed through Nov. 9, the CDC reported Tuesday.

Most of the cases have occurred among children between the ages of 2 and 8.

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Jaman Dunn is the new Buffalo Philharmonic assitant conductor and outreach coordinator. He looks to expand their reach into the Western New York community and spoke to WBFO's Nick Lippa on how it can be done.

When the state Legislature convenes for the 2019 session, one of the first items that’s expected to be voted on is the Reproductive Health Act. It would codify the abortion rights in the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York state law.


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A large employer in the Village of Akron is celebrating a major milestone. Family owned Perry's Ice Cream is celebrating its 100th birthday.

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Ballots are still being counted in New York's 27 District, but that didn't stop Democratic candidate Nate McMurray from heading to Washington D.C. for new member orientation.

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Watch The Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend

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While some might say the weekend before Thanksgiving is too early for holiday wish making, every year around that time the Leonid meteor shower brings plenty of opportunities to do so.

This year the shower of shooting stars is expected to peak late Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

Always occurring in mid-November, according to NASA an average of about 15 meteors per hour streak across the night sky during the shower's yearly peak.

The cascade will be competing with a waxing gibbous moon so the best time to watch is after the moon has set but before dawn.

The number of children being stricken by a mysterious paralyzing condition continues to increase, federal officials say.

At least 252 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so far this year from 27 states, including 90 that have been confirmed through Nov. 9, the CDC reported Tuesday.

Most of the cases have occurred among children between the ages of 2 and 8.

Minutes before the deadly Camp and Woolsey fires started in Northern and Southern California on Thursday, utilities reported problems with electricity lines in the same areas where the blazes sprang up, according to filings with the state regulatory commission.

Together, the two fires have been blamed for 44 deaths and have consumed more than 200,000 acres of land, as of around midday Tuesday. The Camp fire is now the deadliest wildfire in state history, responsible for at least 42 deaths.

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A group of LGBT migrants who were part of the massive caravan slowly marching toward the U.S. made it to the coastal border city of Tijuana on Sunday. They are the first of more than 3,600 Central Americans to reach the northern border of Mexico.

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Heritage Moments: That’s why we call it Buffalo. Maybe.

We know why most cities have their names, but not Buffalo. New York City is named after York, England; Los Angeles is the city of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels; Philadelphia is named for the Greek word for brotherly love; Toronto, for the Mohawk word for a place where trees stand in the water; Detroit and Quebec, respectively, for the French and Algonquin words for narrows; Rochester and Hamilton, for founders of those cities; and so on.

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