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Valentino Dixon is traveling the world this holiday season, but Buffalo remains on his mind

It’s been two months since Valentino Dixon was freed from prison after serving 27 years for a murder he didn’t commit. Now he’s looking forward to spending his first Thanksgiving as a free man. WBFO’s Nick Lippa sat down with Dixon discussing family, adjusting to life outside of prison, and future plans.

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The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announced Wednesday afternoon that Father Samuel T. Giangreco, Jr. has been placed on admnistrative leave following a complaint of "sexual misconduct involving an adult female."

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The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra delivered an special holiday concert for students at St. Mary's School for the Deaf Wednesday morning at the school on Main Street. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says this was the 32-year the BPO performed at the school.

Buffalo Game Space

The holiday season is a popular time for buying video games for both yourself and others. WBFO's Nick Lippa discusses what consumers should keep in mind this year with Buffalo Game Space Vice President Chris Langford.

Chief Justice Roberts Issues Rare Rebuke To Trump; Trump Fires Back

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In a rare moment of direct criticism, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rebuked President Trump on Wednesday for the president's description of a federal judge who ruled against his asylum policy as "an Obama judge." Within hours, the president fired back on Twitter, launching an unusual conflict between the executive and judicial branches.

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Democrat Nate McMurray is still not conceding his race against incumbent Republican Rep. Chris Collins in New York's 27th District.

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Rep. Brian Higgins has reversed course and now says he will support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House.

In the end, their guilty pleas were for misdemeanor charges. But the cases involving Kristy Mazurek and David Pfaff may have a wider impact. "I have been writing about these kinds of things for 25 years," said Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy. "And, finally, they're now coming home to roost." As McCarthy points out, prosecutors have often overlooked suspicions of illegal campaign coordination. In the cases of Pfaff and Mazurek--and their connection with Steve Pigeon--it took the state Attorney General to pursue the case. 

The second phase of a major modernization project at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge is underway, part of an effort to improve efficiency at one of the busiest crossings along the U.S.-Canada border.

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Say Yes Buffalo is providing another support that will help students prepare for careers while in college.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the organization received a $250,000 grant from The Citi Foundation to help students gain access to internship programs. 

Diocese of Buffalo

The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has announced four new members of its Diocesan Review Board, who will help advise Bishop Richard Malone on allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Heritage Moments: Red Jacket vows ‘While I live, you will get no more lands of the Indians’

During the American Revolution, the Seneca Nation’s lands covered practically the entire Niagara Frontier. But by 1819, their territory had dwindled to five tracts covering only about 130 square miles. All along, the Seneca clan chief Red Jacket opposed the sales, as well as what he saw as other encroachments on Indian self-determination.

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