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FBI probes some Cuomo hiring practices

According to published reports, some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hiring practices are the subject of an FBI investigation.

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The Buffalo Bills find themselves in a familiar spot as the 2017 season winds down. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, the Bills remain in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs. Of course, that "hunt" has come up empty for the Bills, who haven't appeared in a postseason game in almost 18 years. The bottom line, Sabuda says, the Bills have a small chance at the playoffs if they beat the Colts Sunday; almost no shot, if they lose.


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Authorities say a woman is in critical condition after being set on fire by a man.

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The Friday morning commute around Buffalo was complicated by lake effect snow drifting into the city. Tony Ansuini of the National Weather Service expects two to four inches of snow to fall before 10 a.m. A winter weather advisory has been issued for Northern Erie and Genesee counties.


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Without debate or discussion, Erie County legislators Thursday unanimously approved a budget for next year.

County leaders across New York are the latest to complain about the tax overhaul plan now being crafted in Congress. They predict higher taxes for many New Yorkers, declining home prices and slowed economic growth.

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The Buffalo Public School District and SUNY Buffalo State have launched the city’s first-ever Urban Teachers Academy for high school students. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says about 20-ninth graders joined the program this fall at McKinley High School.

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This week's topics include the A CHARLIES BROWN CHRISTMAS, HELLCAB, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, and Raices Theatre's DESDE EL PUENTE features 10 short plays with Latino themes, but you don't have to speak Spanish to enjoy this Christmas show.


Consul General of Germany makes first visit to Buffalo

Dec 8, 2017
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He is based in New York City, but his territory includes Western New York. David Gill, Consul General of Germany, has just wrapped up his first visit to Buffalo and Rochester. His schedule was jam-packed, but it included a visit to WBFO's studios.


The delivery of federal food benefits for millions of low-income people is likely to change after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it'll allow states more flexibility in how they dole out the money.

9 arrests made in Brockport hazing incident

Dec 7, 2017
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Nine men have been charged with misdemeanors in  Brockport in connection with a months-long hazing investigation at the College of Brockport.

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Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews filed a lawsuit last week stemming from an encounter at a party in 2016 when he says a high-powered Hollywood agent groped him.

Crews tweeted about the assault in October, prompted by the women who came forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment and the backlash they faced.

Baptist Pastor Evan Mawarire is something of a cult figure in Zimbabwe. He's known for proudly wearing his country's national red, yellow, green, black and white flag around his neck. And Mawarire has deftly used social media to push his #ThisFlag hashtag campaign seeking social justice and constitutional rights, for which he's been hounded by security forces and jailed in the past.

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Impossible Foods, a Silicon Valley-based company, has rolled out its new Impossible Burger, genetically engineered from plant protein to look and taste as much as possible like red meat.

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Heritage Moments: The Firebrand in Buffalo, the Rebellion in Canada

Buffalo used to be a mustering ground for invading armies, both official and unofficial. The target was always Canada: several times during the War of 1812; ahead of the Fenian Invasion in 1866; and – least remembered by Americans but no less important – during the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 and its aftermath.

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