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Families celebrate WNY wind and air with "Sky's The Limit"

Kites were flying in abundance and the breeze was just right Friday afternoon along Buffalo's waterfront, where Tifft Nature Preserve and Buffalo Harbor State Park hosted an annual celebration of the air, sky and things that fly.

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Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity got a big boost recently in its ongoing capital campaign. The Lackawanna-based organization received its largest-ever private donation. Some of that money has been set aside to continue the push for Father Nelson Baker's sainthood.


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The redevelopment of the long vacant Hotel Niagara is being touted as another sign of Niagara Falls' rebirth.

Despite a White House proposal to eliminate $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the House Appropriations Committee voted late Tuesday to fully fund the program through September 2018.

The vote marks an important step toward securing funding for the Great Lakes cleanup program in the federal budget for the next fiscal year.


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There will soon be a sixth airline flying in and out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport, reversing long-term stagnation in travel as airlines merged. 

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Baker Victory Services and Our of Lady of Victory Homes of Charity are celebrating the formal opening of a new home in Lackawanna, made possible by a million-dollar gift by a Western New York family.

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Some Buffalo Public School students live in some of the most violent neighborhoods in the city. Unfortunately students have become innocent victims of stray bullets targeted for others. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley talks with Buffalo News education reporter Tiffany Lankes, who for months has been tracking city school children facing with this tragic issue.  

A new initiative designed to get the public involved in helping the Buffalo Police Department solve murders and other crime is underway.

National Grid

Could solar energy reduce costs in economically-challenged neighborhoods? That is what National Grid is looking to find out.

Carmina Wood Morris, DPC

The Pegulas are expanding downtown again. The Buffalo Planning Board Monday cleared the way for conversion of an old industrial building into a brewery, offices and residences.

The Trump administration has released its broad goals for a new North American Free Trade Agreement, but the language is mostly vague and offers just enough clues to point to potentially tough negotiations ahead.

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WBFO has been named Outstanding News Operation in radio by the New York State Associated Press, snaring three first place awards, eight second place awards and four third place awards in the annual AP awards competition.

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The Artie Awards were held on June 5 at Shea's 710 Theatre. WNED | WBFO presented the 27th annual awards. Check out our photo galleries with images by Eileen Koteras Elibol and Christopher Hyzy. Click here and here for more Arties photos.

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Heritage Moments: America’s first spymaster and what Buffalo taught him about secrecy

Wild Bill Donovan he was called, the most famous son of Buffalo’s Old First Ward. He was the man who basically invented America’s intelligence apparatus, having founded and directed the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, the spy agency that eventually became the CIA.

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