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New school leader: 'Poverty should not be an impediment to going to school’

Buffalo's brand new city schools superintendent says poverty should not impede a children's attendance at school. Dr. Kriner Cash is conducting a media tour and kicked off his electronic media appearances starting with WBFO. WBFO'S Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley interviewed Cash live on the air Wednesday morning.
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More Niagara Falls police officers will soon be wearing a body camera.

Bandits' Tavares retires after playing 24 seasons

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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While names like Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Gilbert Perreault and Dominik Hasek may be better known among Buffalo sports fans, none of those superstars put in as many years with a Buffalo pro sports team as John Tavares.

  

Cheektowaga landlord sentenced for killing tenant

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A Cheektowaga man convicted of second-degree manslaughter will serve five to 15 years in prison for the shooting death of his tenant.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Koteras Elibol l WNED Art Director l Photographer

Buffalo's brand new city schools superintendent says poverty should not impede a children's attendance at school.  Dr. Kriner Cash is conducting a media tour and kicked off his electronic media appearances starting with WBFO. WBFO'S Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley interviewed Cash live on the air Wednesday morning. 

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Encouraging students to be future vehicle technicians is the goal of a new program by the Western New York Ford Dealers. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the dealers donated four cars to area auto tech schools as part of the Ford Future Techs Initiative.

Courtesy Erie County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Facebook page

Erie County has a new Ranger Program aimed at improving safety and educational opportunities in county parks. While the program has been in the works for a while, it follows a number of accidents on the Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park earlier this year, including one that took the life of a 14-year-old boy. 

Bustling farmers markets attracting droves of locavores

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Buffalo Place

Summer may be winding down, but Western New York farmers markets are still in full swing. WBFO contributor Christa Glennie Seychew, a writer for Buffalo Spree magazine, visited some local markets to find out why they've become so popular in recent years.


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With a lot of financial help from the state and State Power Authority treasury, Tulip Molded Plastics in Niagara Falls is apparently going to get a new plant. The move is expected to save more than 80 jobs.


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A message from Pope Francis regarding forgiveness for repentant women who had abortions has raised eyebrows on both sides of the often-contentious issue.


The state’s education commissioner says she’s open to granting waivers to delay new teacher evaluation for an additional year, saying the new systems should not be hastily pushed through because of an arbitrary date.


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State laws aim to curb opioid overprescription and abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s the equivalent of one bottle of prescription painkillers for every adult American. Meanwhile, 46 people a day die from an overdose of those same painkillers. That’s why New York State is trying to curb the problem of overprescribing.
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West side gardeners find hellstrips heavenly

Local gardeners have embraced the use of small plots of land that have a devilish name. Hellstrips are green spaces found in front of houses that lie between the sidewalk and the street. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata says the mini-gardens have become especially popular on Buffalo's West side.
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WBFO wins top radio awards from PRNDI, AP

WBFO has won first place honors in a national competition for its coverage of the Snowvember Storm. Public Radio News Directors Inc.
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