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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 mayor of Syracuse brought her gubernatorial campaign to Buffalo Wednesday morning. Stephanie Miner, along with runningmate Michael Volpe, are seeking votes on behalf of a party founded just one year ago.


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Agencies working to protect victims of domestic violence in Erie County are gaining financial support with a grant from the federal government.


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A public hearing at the State Department of Environmental Conservation office in Buffalo to discuss revocation of Tonawanda Coke’s operating permits ended abruptly Wednesday morning. Within five minutes, lawyers from both sides and a DEC judge agreed to adjourn and pick up again on Friday.

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It's a grassroots effort that has grown from a handful of organizers to over 30,000 Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze and Palestinians. Women Wage Peace is working to pressure Israeli officials into forging a lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis. Julie Sitcov Bogin, a Buffalo native, will discuss her group's efforts at 7:30 tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Williamsville. The event is presented by Congregation Havurah.


Episcopal Church Home & Affiliates

After a lot of neighborhood opposition, City Hall has approved turning the old Ascension Church in Buffalo into senior housing. However, the project is now stuck in the complicated process of not-for-profit housing.

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Although a new state law directs school districts to implement mental health curriculum's, some local districts involved with the Western New York Family Support Center Coalition have been addressing student mental health needs for years. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says mental health is the primary focus of this coalition.    

A former corrections officer has pleaded guilty to attempting to fatally stab his ex-girlfriend.

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in the torso with a butcher knife.

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A Buffalo man has been convicted of running a fraudulent debt collection scheme, bilking more than $342,000 from victims.

Erie County is continuing to respond to this year’s rise in Hepatitis A cases with an immunization clinic in Buffalo.

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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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Banks count their blessings in recovery

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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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