Stratford Festival
8:43 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Actor Mike Shara discusses Stratford Festival roles

At the Stratford Festival this season, veteran actor Mike Shara is keeping busy, performing in three of the big shows.

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Focus on Education
8:23 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Charter school prepares for move to Holy Angels site

The Charter School for Applied Technologies makes the move this fall into the former Holy Angels Academy.
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The Charter School for Applied Technologies is working through the many preparations needed before classes start at the former site of Holy Angels Academy.

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Health Care Coverage
6:47 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Blue Cross Blue Shield drops local Medicaid program

Thousands of people across the region will soon have to find a new Medicaid provider. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York is getting out of the business.

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Governor's Race
6:38 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Poll shows wide gap in Governor's race

A new poll shows Republican Rob Astorino trailing in the Governor's race by 37 points.
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A poll conducted fifteen weeks before Election Day shows incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a wide lead over his nearest challenger.

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Crime
3:56 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Cartagena found guilty of killing her 8-year-old daughter

Candance Cartagena was found guilty of murdering her daughter Monday in Erie County Court.
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A judge has found Candace Cartagena guilty of killing her 8-year-old daughter Bianca in their East Amherst home in 2010.

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Local
1:21 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

British fish and chip shop opens in Buffalo

Assemblyman Michael Kearns, Mayor Byron Brown, Vicky and Damian Parker celebrate the opening of British Chippy.
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An authentic British fish and chip shop opened Monday in South Buffalo. The British-born owners of the English Pork Pie Co. in Buffalo have opened a new shop called British Chippy, located next door to the business on South Park Avenue.

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Focus on Education
12:53 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Daemen makes list of 'Great Colleges To Work For'

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Daemen College in Amherst has made the Chronicle for Higher Education's "Honor Roll" as one of the Top Ten small four-year institutions to work for in the United States.

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Local
11:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Toddler critical following East side hit-and-run

A two-year-old girl is in critical condition at Women and Children's Hospital after police say she was struck Sunday night in an apparent hit-and-run.

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Local
10:14 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Press Pass: A focus on Genesee County

WBFO's Press Pass went on the road this week to Genesee County for a conversation with Howard Owens of The Batavian.com, a six-year-old community news site whose success has drawn national attention.

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Chautauqua Institution
7:51 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Chautauqua Preview: The American West

W. Richard West, Jr. delivers the Wednesday morning lecture at the Amphitheater

The Chautauqua Institution explores the American West this week -- in its daily lectures and in an original arts production that will be staged in the Amphitheater Saturday night.

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Local
7:50 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Teachers give failing grade to education commssioner

State Education Commissioner John King remains a target of criticism.
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The President of the state’s teachers’ union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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Buffalo Bills
7:46 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Dareus misses the start of training camp

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is missing the start of training camp after failing his conditioning test.

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Local
7:45 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Niagara-on-the-Lake parking meters go high-tech

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Officials in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario say it's not a case of "Big Brother" that you have to register your car license number to use municipal parking spaces.

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Local
7:43 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Four arrested in church burglaries

Area law enforcement officials believe they have arrested four people responsible for a rash of burglaries at churches in Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties.

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Downburst could not be predicted
10:24 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Rare wind event causes damage in Clarence

Storm damage
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A Clarence neighborhood experienced extensive wind damage on Saturday due to a rare meteorological event.

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Western New York students will benefit
11:12 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Cuomo announces grants for after school programs

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new grants equaling nearly $11 million in support of Advantage After School Programs across the state.

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DHS monies benefit Buffalo, West Seneca
10:55 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Federal funding will improve local fire departments

Senator Charles Schumer
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New York State's two US Senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gilibrand, have announced funding for improvements to a pair of Western New York fire departments.

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"Saturation Patrols" to be run this summer
10:37 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Police launch crime control effort in Falls

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An increase in gun violence and crime in Niagara Falls triggered the launch of "saturation patrols" on Friday night.

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Local
4:11 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Foundations donate $700K to new waterfront children's museum

An artist rendering of a portion of the planned Explore and More Children's Museum, which is slated to open in 2016 near Canalside.

With hundreds of Canalside visitors as a backdrop, Explore & More Children's Museum announced several generous gifts on Friday.

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Local
2:47 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

New Tifft Street Pier and Boardwalk opens on Outer Harbor

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The public now has greater access to Buffalo's Outer Harbor. Officials cut the ribbon Friday on the new Tifft Street Pier and Boardwalk along Furhmann Boulevard.

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Legal
1:30 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

You & The Law: Pregnant working women

On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Lindy Korn talks about legal issues and protections relating to pregnant women in the workplace.

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Crime
1:04 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Man and woman killed in East side shooting

Two people are dead following an overnight shooting on Buffalo's East side. The incident occurred around 2:15 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Sycamore Street and Jefferson Avenue. 

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Art/Theater
10:08 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Theater Talk: Infringement Festival shows and more

On this week's Theater Talk, Gabe and Anthony talk about The May Queen at Chautauqua Theater Company, The Local One Act Showcase at American Repertory Theatre, Hecuba Again at Albert Invincible Theatre, Detour at Torn Space Theater, The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and Poseidon: An Upside Down Musical at Alleyway Theatre.

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Local
7:43 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Arctic Edge construction progressing at The Buffalo Zoo

The Arctic Edge exhibit includes a new home for the polar bears at the Buffalo Zoo.
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The Buffalo Zoo's Siberian tigers and polar bears will have to keep sharing their swimming pool for another year until a massive construction project is complete.

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Focus on Education
7:25 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Ken-Ton prepares for reorganization

Retiring Ken-Ton superintendent Mark Mondanaro has been busy planning for the district's reorganization.
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The Ken-Ton school district is working through the details as it plans for next year's major reorganization.

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Local
6:27 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Supporters urge governor to sign law to prevent GPS stalking

Wisniewski's brother David Wisniewski stands between State Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes in Niagara Square urging the Governor to sign Jackie's Law.
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A state bill, if signed into law, could protect more domestic violence victims from dying at the hands of their abusers. The bill was inspired by a local woman who was murdered in 2012.

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Crime
2:05 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Manager indicted on attempted murder charge in Molly's Pub attack

Jeffrey Basil faces more serious charges in the attack on William Sager Jr.
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Jeffrey Basil, the manager of the now-defunct Main Street bar Molly's Pub, has been indicted on multiple charges, including attempted murder, in the May attack that left airman William Sager Jr. with serious brain injuries.

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Business
2:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Niagara Lubricants reopens in new location after 2011 fire

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New products are once again rolling out the door at Niagara Lubricant. Three years after the 91-year-old company's original factory in Black Rock was destroyed by fire, it has officially reopened in the former American Axel plant on East Delevan Avenue.

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Focus on Education
12:04 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Cuomo says sexual assault is ‘serious’ issue for colleges & universities

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo responded to the recent investigation into assaults on college campuses while appearing in Rochester Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation in May.

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Cultural
10:35 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Inaugural Canalside beer festival a celebration of suds

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A favorite beverage of many Western New Yorkers will be celebrated this weekend at Canalside. 

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