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More than 20-colleges, high schools and middle schools have pledged their support to collect food for the homeless. The Buffalo City Mission kicked-off Mission Possible: Food Drive School Challenge Thursday. 

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Buffalo's tallest building has a new owner today, with Washington-based Douglas Development closing a deal to spend just over $12 million for the vacant 38-story One Seneca Tower.

A Tonawanda man working on a crane in the city of Buffalo's Old First Ward was struck by the crane and killed early Thursday afternoon.

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A South Buffalo building that used to be the site of a bar, then sat empty and dilapidated, is open again and serving its neighborhood as a multi-purpose community center.


Twelve images that capture the beauty and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have been selected as winners of the 11th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning images will be featured in the 2017 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar, to be available for free in December.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

What should Buffalo's Outer Harbor look like five, 10 years from now? Should it be open natural space, residential and high-rise development, a combination? That was the question posed to a full house at Riverworks last night, which organizers said was an attempt to fight for public trust and transparency in the development process.

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September marks National Deaf Awareness Month and we bring you a story about students at St. Mary's School for the Deaf in Buffalo. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says they recently created an American Sign Language music video.  

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It was a record summer for the tourist industry in Niagara Falls, say officials who assist visitors in the Cataract City. As we head into the fall and winter months, the challenge is to keep guests coming.


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City teachers held a mass rally Wednesday after years of little movement in talks between the Buffalo School Board and the Buffalo Teachers Federation.

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Pet owners who want to spend eternity with their beloved companions will be able to do so in many cemeteries under a new law signed this week by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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A big threat to the Great Lakes comes from outdated sewer systems that can carry bacteria into waterways.  That can lead to closed beaches and warnings about drinking water. Now, some cities are fighting back – with trees.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign says it will "set aside" $350,000 it received from LPCiminelli and COR Development executives facing federal corruption charges.

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An Allegany County father who used drugs before a crash that killed his 4-year-old son has been found guilty of manslaughter.

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A Niagara Falls police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a shooting during a drug raid Wednesday night. An occupant of the raided house was taken to ECMC for treatment of a bullet wound.


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It’s looking less likely that state lawmakers will be getting a long-awaited pay raise next year. A commission designed to take politics out of the issue is now coming under political pressure to not grant the salary increase.


Fermentation trend taking root in Buffalo

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We’ve heard a lot recently about the health benefits of fermented foods. Nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich, and full of probiotics, they are said to improve everything from digestion to depression. Fermentation is also what puts the fizz in your beer and the sour in your pickle. Buffalo Spree senior editor Wendy Guild Swearingen, a WBFO contributor, talked to a couple of Buffalo businesses that use fermentation to create their products, with delicious results.


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Federal and local authorities on Wednesday released more information about the man charged with the robbery and homicide at a Xerox federal credit union outside Rochester more than a decade ago.

Aquarium of Niagara seeks funds to "Save The Penguins"

Sep 28, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Aquarium of Niagara is asking the public to help them complete a capital campaign in order to proceed with a planned new penguin exhibit that, officials say, is needed to preserve its population.


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There's a new place for the region's nearly 5,000 nonprofits to turn to for strong leadership.

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A music program providing violin lessons to West Side children in the city's under-served population has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Buffalo. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Buffalo Strings Works is the recipient of a $20,000 grant.

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Police say a pedestrian was hit by a freight train and killed while walking along the tracks in Dunkirk.

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With cash in hand years earlier than expected, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is moving ahead on the public process of designing its new space.

Rochester-based Carestream is getting a multi-million-dollar contract from the federal government to supply picture archiving and communications system products to the four U.S. military branches. It is a vote of confidence and an extension of the services Carestream has provided for the past five years.

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Buffalo's Green Code - to control future land use and development issues - came before the Common Council's Legislation Committee Tuesday, when members were told there are serious problems to be addressed.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making some changes to prevent any future bid-rigging in some of his major economic development projects. But critics on both the left and the right say Cuomo is failing to address the bigger picture — whether the $8.6 billion worth of programs are an effective use of public money.


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A Canisius College graduate has produced a nationally-acclaimed documentary called "Dream, Girl".  It is designed to inspire and empower women to reach their career goals. WBFO's senior reporter  Eileen Buckley says Erin Bagwell brings her film to several venues in the Buffalo area this week.

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While most local hockey fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the Buffalo Sabres' new season, an annual hockey event continues today inside HarborCenter. Scouts from college and professional hockey teams have come to Buffalo. What's happening there attracts as many as 200 scouts who come to look at prospects, playing under the same roof. 

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Residents of the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda and Grand Island will soon be sought to participate in a multi-year study of emissions from a local plant, and how those emissions may have affected the health of the nearby community.

Prior to last week's indictments of some of the key players involved in state economic development projects, Charlotte Keith of Investigative Post had been reporting extensively on some of the questionable practices related to those projects. Keith shared her experiences with WBFO's Press Pass. 


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As StoryCorps continues its visit to Buffalo, some area college students are using it as a learning tool. WBFO's senior reporter talked to Villa Maria College students studying digital media to learn how the StoryCorps programming is influencing their studies.  


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