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Buffalo Zoo introduces Norah Fletchall as new President/CEO

The Buffalo Zoo has introduced Norah Fletchall as its new president and CEO. Among those praising the hire is the woman Fletchall will officially replace next month.

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Buffalo IT company EmergenceTek plans to add 40 jobs

Apr 21, 2017
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A Buffalo business born five years ago in an apartment has opened its new headquarters in downtown Buffalo and, with the support of a New York State tax credit program, plans to more than double its workforce.


Rising levels on Lake Ontario have prompted officials in counties near Buffalo and Rochester to declare a state of emergency.

Officials said they expect higher than normal water levels over the next few days and into the weekend -- with a possibility of flooding.

In a conference call Thursday afternoon, the Great Lakes Compact Council upheld its decision allowing Waukesha, ​Wisc., to draw water from Lake Michigan.

Representatives for all eight Great Lakes states voted to deny a challenge brought by local officials across the region.

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The group in charge of choosing a site for a new Buffalo train station has recommended the station be built downtown, near the current Exchange Street site.

Supporters of the Central Terminal option, prior to the meeting, suggested the people making the selection already had their minds made up and willingly ignored the overwhelming public support for the East Side site.

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The Buffalo Sabres fired both general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma Thursday, in a stunning move by team owners Terry and Kim Pegula.


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Say Yes Buffalo's success was presented to a national audience this week at the America's Promise Alliance summit.  America's Promise is working to increase graduation rates. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the leader of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo served on a panel discussion about how Buffalo is increasing its graduation rate.

Great Lakes town raises money online to save harbor

Apr 20, 2017

Leland Harbormaster Russell Dzuba is walking down a metal gangway to get a look at the harbor in this northern Michigan town.

Normally, there would be some activity this time of year – but the harbor is empty.

“We’re looking at water that’s about six inches deep right over there,” he says.


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A panel discussion is planned for this Sunday afternoon at the Islamic Center on Heim Road in Amherst. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the University at Buffalo is teaming with the organization to provide community education on how Muslim communities are covered by journalists.  

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New York ranks as the third safest state in the nation for drivers, according to a study released this month.

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A Brampton, ON man has pleaded guilty to being part of an international conspiracy that smuggled $120 million worth of cocaine through Western New York.

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Heritage Moments: Buffalo picks a polka

There is no “Buffalo Sound,” but if there were, it might well be the lively, happy rhythms of a polka band – music that has provided the region a continuous soundtrack for the better part of a century.

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