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Heritage Moments: Mean streets, rock ’n’ roll and the underground genius of Spain Rodriguez

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Buffalo in the late ’50s and early ’60s: motorcycle gangs, factory jobs, Deco’s all-night coffee shops, rhythm-and-blues clubs on William Street, record hops, tire-iron rumbles, cruising down Fillmore to the howling sounds of WKBW’s Hound Dog Lorenz. The city was a menacing but vibrant place, churchgoing yet beer-soaked, seething with racial antipathies yet alive with more interaction between white and black than at any time before or since.


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Karibu News, a newspaper focused on the immigrant and refugee community, celebrated its one year anniversary this weekend.

Work begins today on a $10 million project to build a new bridge to carry Harlem Road over an upstream section of the Buffalo River. But while the bridge will replace the current century-old bridge, that bridge will remain in use until the project is complete.


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The Buffalo Public School District  will have an additional $18 million to spend on rehabilitating school buildings, thanks to the refinancing of older bonds at current, lower interest rates.


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It may be more common on a larger college campus or university, but at Canisius College two young women have traveled thousands of miles to attend the school on Main Street in Buffalo. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the students are from Micronesia.

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Finding good jobs is a must for young professionals who aim to stay in the region. Just ten years ago, Buffalo was hardly an oasis for young professionals who were looking to make their mark. But things are changing, and many millennials are seeing Buffalo in a new light.


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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is offering Metro Bus and Rail riders a nice reward for sharing their thoughts on its new fare system. The old one is being replaced with technology.


House Speaker Ryan to appear in Buffalo for fundraiser

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is coming to Western New York to appear in two scheduled fundraisers, one in Buffalo and the other in Rochester, to raise funds that will be used to boost Republican congressional candidates as the GOP rallies to keep its majority this November.


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On a night where downtown Buffalo hosted a giant rubber duck, Kanye West, and superheroes at Coca-Cola field, other areas of the city fell victim to violence.

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The Burchfield Nature and Art Center in West Seneca is celebrating "Americana" Sunday afternoon.

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The 15th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival wrapped up Saturday night with a performance by Curtis Stigers. The festival featured live music on four stages along Center Street.

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A 27-year-old man will spend 35 years in prison after pleading guilty for kidnapping and torturing two University of Rochester students last December.

If you purchased a Whirlpool microwave between January 2014 and April 2016 you may need to contact the company for repair.

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Kaleida Health is reporting that Donnell Bibbes remains in critical condition at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

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Bob Duffy thinks upstate lawmakers should bridge their political differences, and work together to advance economic interests in upstate New York.

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Each summer, bacteria can force beaches on the Great Lakes to close. Now researchers are battling the bacteria with a genetic-based process.

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Thousands of new University at Buffalo students are settling in to dorms on both the North and South campuses.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says about 90-percent moved in Thursday at Goodyear Hall on the South Campus.   

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The City of Buffalo is offering a $2,500 reward for information about the shooting of an 8-year-old boy.


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The man investigators say instigated a violent attack against an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy this week remains behind bars without bail, after he and a co-defendant entered pleas of not guilty Friday morning in Grand Island Town Court.


In an effort to prevent future tragedies, New York Sen. Robert Ortt is calling for a review of Shawnee Road in Wheatfield. Last Saturday, two 18-year-olds were struck and killed as they were leaving a house party.

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On September 15, the first resident of the Mother Teresa Home in the former Saint Adelbert's rectory on Stanislaus Street will move in. The opening of the home occurs as sainthood is granted to Mother Teresa.


Buffalo Police say an 8-year-old boy suffered possibly life-threatening injuries when he was shot while sitting in a vehicle on South Division Street Thursday night.

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Buffalo is hosting the world's largest rubber duck this weekend. The six-story tall "Mama Duck" is making an appearance as part of the Maritime Festival.


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Thursday's debate among the candidates running for Erie County District Attorney didn't feature the back-and-forth attacks that are so often heard. Instead, the common target was former DA Frank Sedita, who was often accused of allowing politics to influence office policy.


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An Orchard Park High School senior, with autism, has been shut out of eligibility by Section VI to play football this school year.  But the teen's family and State Senator Tim Kennedy are appealing to the State Education Commissioner to reverse that decision.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the teen is eager to play with his team this fall.


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The Stratford Festival is in full swing and, like The Shaw Festival, continues well into the early fall. Ibsen's play JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN was a highlight of a recent visit. Occasionally Theater Talk mentions particularly fine acting moments in the movies, and FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS has several, and not all by Meryl Streep! Locally, Buffalo hosted a prestigious theater critic, Bonnie Marranca, at Hallwalls, and you can hear about that as well.

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Canadian border officials say they recently halted a Mississauga man who attempted to smuggle a large portion of cocaine into that country by way of Buffalo.


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Two Grand Island residents are charged in a violent attack on an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy, including an individual who was out on bail for an alleged death threat against a deputy last month.


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For years, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has been trying to find a new, more efficient way for inmates’ loved ones to visit them. With a new video conferencing system, they’ve got it.

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A Lockport woman has been on a mission to collect shoes for Niagara County children in need just before the start of a new school year.  The non-profit organization, Lockport New Beginnings, is hosting the 'Stepping Up Project'. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley say it is helping to improved student attendance. 

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