Mobile mammograms at City Hall

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If you are a woman age 40 or over who is due for your regular mammogram or have never had a mammogram, you may want to check out the mobile breast health coach outside Buffalo City Hall until 5 p.m.

While the New England Patriots have enjoyed success against most NFL teams, their mastery over the Bills in recent years is remarkable. Analyst Matt Sabuda points out that quarterback Tom Brady's winning percentage versus the Buffalo Bills is the second-best in league history. If the Bills are to remain in the playoff conversation, they will need to reverse that trend  when they host the Patriots on Sunday.


Oncolinx took another major step last night toward its goal of creating targeted cancer immunotherapies. The company was named the winner of the $1 million prize in the 43North business idea competition. Co-founder Sourav Sinha says the prize will expedite the company's timetable of developing new cancer treatments.

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Tracking the spread of flu in Western New York? There's an app for that! University at Buffalo researchers are seeking individuals who will participate in a smartphone project that will track how the flu spreads this season.

Shaw Festival

It's another big week for openings in Western New York. The Jewish Repertory Theatre opened 4,000 MILES by Amy Herzog (whose plays will be featured all this season). Tonight's openings include TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard at Road Less Traveled Productions (500 Pearl Street) and EQUUS by Peter Shaffer at the Irish Classical Theatre. Next week, the Shaw sends down MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION for a run at Shea's 710 Main Theatre. Anthony recalls speaking with Nicole Underhay who plays Mrs. Kitty Warren.

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Construction is on track for the University at Buffalo's brand new medical school in downtown Buffalo.  An update was provided by UB officials Thursday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us the future Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will engage students and the community. 

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It looks like U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer will be re-elected to a fourth term on Nov. 8, barring any major turn of events. He’s about 40 points ahead of his nearest opponent in the polls, and the bigger question now is: Will Schumer be the next Senate minority leader or majority leader?


Just one day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged $1 million to study sites for Buffalo's new Amtrak station - Mayor Byron Brown has named the University at Buffalo's Dean of Architecture and Planning, Robert Shibley, to lead the discussion.

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It was supposed to be a sentencing hearing, but instead it turned out to be another change of representation for a Buffalo man facing up to 15 years in prison.

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Local residents and customers of National Fuel gas are trying to challenge the company’s proposed rate hike. They shared their concerns during a hearing by the Public Service Commission at Buffalo’s downtown central library on Wednesday.

Erie County DA candidates debate at WNED|WBFO Studios

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The candidates running to be Erie County's next district attorney squared off in a debate in the WNED|WBFO Studios Thursday morning. Democrat John Flynn and Republican Joseph Treanor III participated in a 50-minute debate heard live on WBFO.

Until they emerged in this year's World Series, many felt the Chicago Cubs had been suffering from a curse. While some dismiss that notion, UB associate professor of anthropology Phillps Stevens, Jr., says, by definition, a curse has been in place.

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When "True West" opens Friday at Road Less Traveled Theater on Friday, it will be the first time the theater company has tackled the work of American playwright Sam Shepard. Based on a recent glimpse of the production, the cast and crew are relishing the chance to bring Shepard's work to Buffalo.

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Buffalo Public school families were expected to begin receiving letters Wednesday in the mail regarding results of lead levels in the water. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Mayor Byron Brown is pleased the district initiated the testing process, but is not making a commitment to help for cost in remediation. 

Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

Oct 27, 2016
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There was good news Wednesday for the proposed merger of South Buffalo's SolarCity and electric car maker Tesla. Tesla surprised Wall Street by posting a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter. It's a surprise because it's only the second time in the company's history that it has posted a quarterly profit.

Civil rights pioneer in WNY to encourage voter turnout

Oct 27, 2016
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In an effort to encourage people to vote in the upcoming election, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter invited civil rights activist and Georgia Congressman John Lewis to a rally Wednesday evening in Rochester.

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The long-discussed issue of the Buffalo School District’s gender identity policy was voted on at Wednesday night’s meeting of the School Board, and the meeting ended in celebration.

The Buffalo Sabres (1-2-2) completed a four-game road trip Thursday with a gut-wrenching loss in Philadelphia. The result wasn't unlike many games last season, where the team failed to close out games in which they had a lead. Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about that and the continuing resurgence of forward Matt Moulson on this week's Behind The Bench.

Governor Andrew Cuomo took a step deeper into the partisan politics of the state Senate on Tuesday night, telling two Democratic factions that they’ll have to work together if the November elections go their way.

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With a million-dollar incentive placed on the table Wednesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was already discussing possible candidates for a committee that will be tasked with identifying the site for the city's new train station.

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The Western New York Library Resources Council hosted a conversation about the literacy skills gap crisis affecting students heading into college and the workforce. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley attended a panel discussion on The Skills Gap Crisis From High School to College held at ECC's North campus Wednesday. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo offered a surprise challenge to Buffalo mayor Byron Brown during his visit to Western New York on Wednesday: get a committee together and get moving on plans for a new train station, and Albany will pay up to one million dollars for a consultant.

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There was plenty of excitement at Roswell Park Cancer Institute Wednesday morning, as President and CEO Candace Johnson made what she called two "historic" announcements that "represent new hope for patients with lung cancer." The Buffalo-based hospital and research center will become the first such institution in the U.S. to test cancer drugs developed in Cuba.

Political advertising paid for by "outside forces" is starting to inundate the race in the 60th Senate district. That's according to Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy, who says the two major parties believe winning the district could lead to control of the State Senate.

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The New York Attorney General's Office has reached separate $6 million settlements with fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel, resolving lawsuits that alleged false and deceptive advertising.

New York's attorney general says an analysis shows that three-quarters of nearly 53,000 guns used to commit crimes in New York over the last five years were originally purchased in another state.

60th District State Senate Candidate Amber Small is hoping Tuesday night’s rally in Niagara Square will be among the first steps to passing legislation aimed at holding perpetrators of child sex abuse accountable for their crimes.

More than a dozen entrepreneurs are in Buffalo for today's final qualifying round of 43North's business idea competition. For the third annual competition, 43North raised the bar for a shot at $5 million in prizes.

Real estate prices in the Toronto and Vancouver areas have skyrocketed to such an extent that the Canadian government has raised concerns. In Vancouver, the British Columbia government has imposed a tax on foreign buyers. The Bank of Canada is also concerned about the overheated real estate markets. One sector that's been feeling the pressure for a couple of years is golf courses.

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Buffalo Public Schools are awaiting completion of test results for about two thirds of its schools and their water sources. But on Tuesday, officials confirmed that a few sources within 18 schools showed signs of lead contamination at or above levels that, under state regulations, require action.