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Tonawanda Coke to begin shutdown process next week

Tonawanda Coke Corporation, which was found guilty several years ago of violating the federal Clean Air Act and was appealing state effort to revoke its air permits, has submitted a plan to close its operations according to court papers made public Friday.

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A former Perry Town Board member and retired sheriff's sergeant pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree Thursday morning in Wyoming County Court.

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A replica of a solitary confinement cell was set up outside the state office building Wednesday afternoon. A group of activists were protesting the state’s use of solitary confinement.


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A national mental health leader says too many people with serious mental health issues are lost in the system.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the expert appeared in Buffalo Wednesday to offer advice to local mental health care experts. 

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Buffalo Public Schools ran an unanticipated surplus last year. That was the good news, after even supporters of the district described finances as bleak.

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Buffalo Public Schools and First Student say they are making a dent in the problem, but students should expect delays getting home on time until mid-November.

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New York State Police have arrested the son of the owner of Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service, the company involved in the crash that left 20 people dead about 40 miles outside Albany last weekend. Nauman Hussain, whom police described as the company's "operator," was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide for his role in the fatal incident.

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North Buffalo's Shoshone Park will be getting a major indoor sports complex, pushed forward by $1 million in state funds and more than $1 million in city money.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the first three games of the 2018-19 season, which featured an ugly opening night loss to Boston followed by two impressive wins over the New York Rangers and Vegas Golden Knights. Also, a look at the team's improved depth, represented by the strong play of its fourth line. And how has rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin looked in his first NHL games?


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign says it will make a charitable donation with a $25,000 political contribution that was illegally arranged by former top Democratic official Steven Pigeon.

Republican Assemblyman Joe Errigo is facing bribery and wire fraud charges after he allegedly accepted bribes in order to move a development project forward in the Rochester area.

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Featuring co-headliners Joanna Connor and Tas Cru and the Tortured Souls and opening act Hanna and the Blue Hearts.

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Three big banks posted their quarterly results Friday. And they were good. When you hear that profits at a bank like JPMorgan Chase were up almost 25 percent, you have to wonder: Why? Well, one reason is banks are making a lot more from you and me.

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For the first time since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, premiums are going down for most policies sold in the federally run exchanges. 

One reason 2019 premiums will be 1.5 percent lower? It has to do with how high they were in 2018. They increased by an average of 36.9 percent for 2018, said Larry Levitt, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

"These premium decreases are really about returning excess profits," he said. 

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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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