Local
10:08 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Erie County joins AARP initiative focused on older adults

Credit The Arches / Some Rights Reserved

Erie County is the newest member of the AARP’s Age Friendly Community Initiative. The effort works to address issues facing all generations, but specifically people over the age of 50.

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Press Pass
8:03 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Press Pass: Regional retail wars

Jim Fink of Business First joins WBFO each month for "Press Pass."

Bass Pro is finally making its way to the region, though not in downtown Buffalo. In WBFO's "Press Pass," Jim Fink of Business First says the outdoor retailer will locate in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's one of many local moves  in what is becoming an active retail sector.

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Focus on Education
8:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Parents want to know how their child left PS 82 unnoticed

Early Childhood Center School 82 on Easton Avenue in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Many questions surround how a five year old special education student in Buffalo was able to leave his school building unnoticed.

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Local
7:47 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Two groups of Afghan officers found in WNY

Rainbow Bridge image.
Credit Photo from Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Web.

Five Afghan soldiers and police officers undergoing training in the U.S. at Cape Cod and Quantico, Virginia disappeared from their units and ended up in Western New York in separate situations.

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Local
7:44 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Fire smolders at Niagara Falls plant

Fire crews have been busy since Saturday at the Norampac facility in Niagara Falls.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Now that the expensive fire is nearly extinguished at a Niagara Falls cardboard manufacturing plant, operations are slowly returning to normal.

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Health
1:46 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Enterovirus D68 cases confirmed in Erie County

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Fourteen case of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in Erie County. The Erie County Health Department announced Monday that they're still testing others for the illness. The respiratory virus has been present in region since August.

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Crime
12:47 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Teenager pleads guilty to three Allentown rapes

A Buffalo teenager has admitted to committing three rapes in the city's Allentown neighborhood over the summer. 

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Focus on Education
11:15 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Buffalo State under new leadership: Meet Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner

Buffalo State President Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner in the WBFO studio.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

It's a new era at SUNY Buffalo State as a new president has taken the helm. Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner previously served as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Hood College in Maryland. She also served as provost at  SUNY Geneso.

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Beyond the Playbook
8:22 am
Mon September 22, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills lose to the Chargers

The Buffalo Bills 22-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday disappointed many fans, who expressed themselves by leaving in droves early in the 4th quarter. "At the end of the day yesterday, they lost to a very good Chargers team," said Matt Sabuda on WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook."

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Local
5:48 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Firefighters remain on scene at Niagara Falls blaze

Tankers were needed to transport extra water to the Norampac site.
Credit WBFO File Photo

With half of Niagara Falls' firefighters tied up at the Norampac cardboard mill fire, the city reached out to volunteer companies from around the area.

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Local
5:48 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Buffalo Police investigating double homicide

Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of two young men on a Buffalo street. 

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Local
5:48 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Bishop Malone reflects on Holy Land visit

Bishop Richard Malone met with the media following his tour of the Holy Land.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Catholic Bishop Richard Malone says the situation in the Holy Land is more complex than they thought, after returning from a visit with a delegation of bishops from across the country.

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Easily defeats Manna in vote
12:43 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Zellner retains post as Democratic Chairman

Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Jeremy Zellner
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

More than 1,000 Democratic Committee members gathered in Lackawanna on Saturday to vote on candidates for Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee.

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Five firefighters injuried at scene
12:26 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

North Buffalo fire displaces family

Fire at 139 Lovering Avenue near Tacoma in north Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo firefighters were called to a smoky blaze in North Buffalo Saturday night.

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Heavy damage suffered; estimates to come
12:19 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Fire in Falls finally under control

A fire crew fights the blaze at Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls
Credit Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Windy conditions helped turn a Niagara Falls industrial fire into a challenge for firefighters on Saturday.

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Stricter charges to follow multiple offenses
11:26 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Stiffer DWI penalties on tap

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Drivers with multiple DWI offenses will be facing stiffer penalties come November first.

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Crime
3:54 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Kuzdzal found guilty of murdering, sexually assaulting Eain Brooks

Matthew Kuzdzal has been convicted of murder and sexual assault in the death of 5-year-old Eain Brooks.
Credit File photo

A State Supreme Court jury in Buffalo has found Matthew Kuzdzal guilty of second-degree murder and predatory sexual assault in the death of 5-year-old Eain Brooks.

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Politics
3:26 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Cuomo: Grisanti endorsement decision 'personally difficult'

Credit Facebook

The political situation involving Buffalo State Senator Mark Grisanti has been weighing on the mind of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Legal
3:20 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

You & The Law: Wills in the modern age

While people have been writing wills for a very long time, some things have changed. On this week's edition of You & The Law, Erie County Surrogate Court Judge Barbara Howe talks about how e-mail, the Web and a new state law are adding complexities.

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Local
2:30 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Authorities search area along 219 in Orchard Park

219 southbound at the interchange with NY 179 (Mile Strip Road) in Orchard Park
Credit Photo from Wikipedia

Authorities are conducting a search along a section of Route 219-in Orchard Park.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the search began earlier today, but police remain tight lipped about this investigation.

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Art/Theater
11:20 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Revitalized downtown a boost for Curtain Up!

Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

Since several theaters have already opened up their schedules, tonight's Curtain Up! isn't truly the beginning of the theater season, but it will be a great party anyway.

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Local
8:55 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Opening arguments heard in Flight 3407 civil case

The Wielinski home was destroyed when Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence Center.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Members of the Wielinski family are reliving the crash of Continental Flight 3407, this time in State Supreme Court.

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Beyond the Playbook
8:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills are riding high

The undefeated Buffalo Bills are a hit beyond this region, so says Matt Sabuda on today's "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO. "Buffalo and the Bills have been one of the rarer, positive stories in the NFL amidst an avalanche of bad press that the league has seen in recent days."

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Art/Theater
7:26 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Theater Talk: 'Over the Tavern' is back for Curtain Up!

After 20 years, Buffalo playwright Tom Dudzik's "Over the Tavern" continues to delight audiences, this time at the Kavinoky Theater through October 5. Set in 1959, the story of 12 year-old Rudy who goes "knuckle to ruler" with his teacher, Sister Clarissa, has been tightened up a bit, but all of the familiar cultural references remain intact.

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Health
7:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

CDC officials encouraging flu shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu season is upon us.

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Sports
5:06 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Sabres start training camp with positive attitude

Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Ted Nolan
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

The Buffalo Sabres have opened training camp. Veteran players reported to First Niagara Center for routine testing and physicals early Thursday morning.

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Focus on Education
4:11 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Commissioner King tours two area schools finding success with Common Core

Student works to solve problem
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

State Education Commissioner John King continued on his fall school tour Thursday with a stop in Western New York.  King began the day at the Henry J. Kalfas Magnet School in the city of Niagara Falls.

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Local
9:10 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Rochester man charged with supporting ISIS

U.S. Attorney William Hochul
Credit WBFO News file photo

The manager of a Rochester convenience store is behind bars on allegations he was promoting terrorism by trying to send people to Syria to fight with the militant group ISIS.

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Art/Theater
8:45 am
Thu September 18, 2014

'Rob Ford The Musical' takes the stage in Toronto

Sheldon Bergstrom stars as Rob Ford in a musical about to hit the stage in Toronto.
Credit robfordmusical.ca

One of the most watched municipal election campaigns in North America is underway. Residents of Toronto vote next month and, already, it has been a political roller coaster. The main player in the drama is the subject of a new theatrical production that is about to hit the stage.

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Focus on Education
8:27 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Bond act offers tech upgrades for New York schools

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy discusses the "Smart Schools" initiative in Buffalo Wednesday.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

In November, New York voters will be asked to approve a $2 billion bond act to fund technology upgrades in schools across the state. The "Smart Schools" initiative option was first proposed during Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014 State of the State address.

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