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StoryCorps Buffalo: Nancy Daniels & Leah Houghtaling

When Leah Houghtaling became a mother, time seemed to fast-forward. Taking the time to think and reflect without interruption became challenging and it’s something she says she misses when life is busy. But Leah’s mother, Nancy Daniels, has always been there to talk with her and point out when something ordinary, or extraordinary, becomes a gift. The two did just that when they visited the StoryCorps mobile booth in Buffalo this past October. In our latest installment of the StoryCorps Buffalo series, Leah and Nancy talk about how adoption has been a gift to both of them.

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Call it Presidents' Day trivia. WBFO hit the streets to discover just how much Western New Yorkers know about this national holiday – beyond the fact that many people have the day off from work and school.

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As  U.S. residents celebrated was is commonly known as Presidents' Day, many Ontario residents commemorated Family Day.

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While the unseasonably mild weather may provide welcome relief to many in Western New York, the trend is reason for concern for area fruit farmers.


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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per-year spending cap.


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Early Saturday morning, there was a burst of violence outside a busy pizza restaurant at Allen and Elmwood. Some are speculating that a hate crime may have occurred.


A City of Tonawanda man faces multiple felony charges after a gun went off in a residence on Sunday morning.

Albany and Washington disagree on usage of New York State's I Love NY highway signs.

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Buffalo Police are investigating the finding of a dead body near the small boat harbor in the 1000 block of Fuhrmann Boulevard on Sunday morning.

Republican Congressman Thomas Reed was greeted by scores of boisterous protesters Saturday at town hall meetings in Western New York.

Fernandes in final weeks as Zoo president

Feb 19, 2017

Donna Fernandes is in the final weeks of her tenure as president of the Buffalo Zoo.

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Students face a lot of challenges in today’s schools. What better place to find out about them than in the cafeteria? Join WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Western New York students for Cafeteria Chats.

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Heritage Moments: Why do people in the Midwest sound like Buffalonians? Blame it on the Erie Canal

The 19 th century engineering marvel called the Erie Canal is celebrated for many things: carrying settlers out to populate the Upper Midwest and rich harvests back to nourish the East; transforming Buffalo, Rochester and other tiny villages into thriving cities; and making New York the biggest, wealthiest, mightiest city of them all.

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The Trump administration is releasing more on its plans to crack down on illegal immigration, enforcing the executive orders President Trump issued in late January. Those orders called for increased border security and stricter enforcement of immigration laws.

The Department of Homeland Security issued the new rules on Tuesday, laid out in two documents signed by Secretary John Kelly.

With 200 museums in greater Paris, newcomers face tough competition.

The privately run Phono Museum, which opened in 2014, guides visitors through the history of recorded sound. But it has struggled to overcome financial problems, despite a collection full of old and sometimes bizarre artifacts of audio history.

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President Trump has announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser. McMaster will replace retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after revelations that he had misled top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

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