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StarKist Co. has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to charges of price fixing as part of a conspiracy with two of its competitors to keep the price of canned tuna high.

Federal prosecutors announced the plea agreement on Thursday, which includes a fine of up to $100 million, according to The Associated Press. In the same deal, a former StarKist executive and two former Bumble Bee Foods executives pleaded guilty to price fixing.

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New York environmental officials are conducting a black bear survey in an effort to set appropriate population levels of the animal for various parts of the state.

Among the statewide races, the contest for state comptroller often gets little attention from voters. But there’s still lots of interest in the post itself — incumbent Tom DiNapoli faces three challengers.


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BIG FISH delights, with its nuclear family set against a swirl of tall tales and larger than life characters, on a re-designed Shea's Smith Theatre stage. This week it's all about musicals, musicals, musicals.

Tim Brooks

Within the Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville, an art and design center aims to unite creative professionals from across the region. Expo68’s current series, ‘Spontaneous Combustion: Art Meets Jazz’, features live performances in collaboration with JazzBuffalo every Thursday night through the end of the month.

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Amherst Police say Sweet Home High School was briefly placed under a lockdown Thursday afternoon.

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ALBANY, N.Y.  — It looks like voters in New York won’t get the chance to see the candidates for governor debate after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo balked at his opponents’ proposals for an exchange.

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The New York State Department of Labor is rolling out its Rapid Response team to assist the estimated 100 people who lost jobs upon the shutdown of Tonawanda Coke. Labor officials say the prospects for finding a new job in short time are actually quite good.


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It's over. The lawsuit between the Buffalo School Board and LPCiminelli over the district's school $1 billion rehab project has been settled.


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One of the architects behind Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Steve Bannon, will be in Elma for a "Get Out the Vote Rally" on Oct. 24 at the Jamison Road Fire Hall. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with Political Consultant Michael Caputo, who has been working with Bannon on about 30 close Republican races nationwide this midterm election and said people will start gathering at 4:30 p.m.


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Heritage Moments: Mary Jemison of the Seneca Nation, the ‘White Woman of the Genesee’

In 1823 along the Genesee River there lived an old woman who was quite famous in the region. She was Seneca, yet her features were European and her complexion was fair, and she spoke both the Seneca language and English fluently. Her children, grandchildren and other Senecas called her Dehgewanus. The settlers called her Mary Jemison, the White Woman of the Genesee.

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