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Hoppe: Bylsma a good fit for young Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres got a solid consolation prize after losing out in the Mike Babcock sweepstakes last week. The team, on Thursday, hired Stanley Cup-winning head coach Dan Bylsma to succeed Ted Nolan, who was fired last month.
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Buffalo Public School students are standing up against violence with the signing of a historic 'Peace Pledge.' WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says students from Kindergarten through 12th grade made their commitment Thursday to promote peace.

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As the NCAA baseball tournament begins today, 11 teams will have at least one Canadian-born player on their rosters. With 12 players born north of the border, Canisius features more Canadians than any other team still in the hunt for the championship.


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The Buffalo Sabres got a solid consolation prize after losing out in the Mike Babcock sweepstakes last week. The team, on Thursday, hired Stanley Cup-winning head coach Dan Bylsma to succeed Ted Nolan, who was fired last month.

With five venues, settled in a quaint town with plenty of walk-to attractions, the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, continues to attract a sizeable audience from Buffalo.  Anthony Chase reports in during the intermission of "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Royal George Theatre which is attracting a large number of younger audience members (it's suitable for 8+) who react audibly to the imaginative plot - the "prequel" to "Peter Pan." At the Festival Theatre it's "Sweet Charity" while at the Courthouse Theatre Ibsen's "The Lady from the Sea" is up.

A proposal to install term limits for Erie County's elected officials has hit a road block.


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The Olmsted Park Conservancy crossed off the "interim" in Stephanie Crockatt's title Thursday and made her the organization's executive director.

Governor Andrew Cuomo visited a state prison Thursday to announce he’s hiring  more  guards, and to push for a change in how 16 and 17 year olds are treated in the state prison system.

Sabres hire Dan Bylsma as new head coach

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The Buffalo Sabres formally introduced Dan Bylsma as their new head coach Thursday afternoon inside First Niagara Center. 

Buffalo clears way for new AMC Theater downtown

20 hours ago
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A plan to bring a national movie theater chain to downtown Buffalo has cleared a major hurdle.

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Armed with search warrants, investigators are conducting raids at the homes of three key political figures in Western New York.

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