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You & The Law
6:00 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

You & The Law: Contracts

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It's a word people hear all of the time: contract. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Justin Kloss talks about what that means

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Child Abuse Awareness Rally
4:36 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Child abuse rally urges victims, witnesses to speak up

Speakers gather at the podium in Niagara Square for a Friday afternoon rally for child abuse awareness. One of the key messages in Friday's rally was for neighbors to speak up if they suspect possible abuse cases.
Credit Photo by Michael Mroziak

Relatives of victims in several local abuse cases gathered in Niagara Square Friday to rally as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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Local
3:25 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Iconic science museum observatory slated to reopen

A rooftop view of the Kellogg Observatory at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

The Buffalo Museum of Science is looking to reopen its nearly 85-year-old observatory. The iconic structure,which can be seen from the Kensington Expressway, has been closed since 1999 due to structural and safety issues.

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Business
3:17 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

$11 million in funding announced for East Side redevelopment

Big crowd on hand at the CAO on Fillmore for funding announcement Friday morning.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Good news came to Buffalo's East Side today. Nine projects in the community will be funded with $11 million through the Better Buffalo Fund.

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Local
1:28 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Downtown Metro Rail expansion being considered

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Area residents may, in future years, see an expanded Metro Rail system around the Cobblestone District and Canalside areas. Planners are discussing a three to five year project to expand public transit.

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Local
9:46 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Local pilot weighs in on week's emergency landings

Inside the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Credit WBFO News file photo

There were three separate emergency landings at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport this week. Two were large commercial aircraft and one was a small plane. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with a longtime pilot who puts the incidents into perspective.

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Focus on Education
9:02 am
Fri April 24, 2015

School board majority said to be moving toward Weimer as superintendent

Buffalo Board of Education
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Majority members of the Buffalo School Board are reportedly moving to fill the position of superintendent with Emerson School of Hospitality Principal James Weimer Jr.

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Focus on Education
8:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Students opting out at CSAT ‘sit & stare’

Inside CSAT in Buffalo.
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Some school districts have dropped the controversial 'sit and stare' policy for students who opt out of Common Core testing.  But WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the Charter School for Applied Technology is not backing down from the policy.

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WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash
7:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

'Bash' headliner Ghost Town Blues Band looks to bring Beale Street to Buffalo

The Ghost Town Blues Band headlines this year's WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash.
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The Ghost Town Blues Band, headliners at this weekend's WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash, is a group based in Memphis with deep roots in the Delta blues tradition. But there is more than meets the ear and the eye with the young band.

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Crime
6:50 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Nationwide search for murder suspect ends in Buffalo

Virginia Murder Suspect Alexander Rosevelt Hill, Jr. was captured by U.S. Marshals at a homeless shelter in Buffalo.
Credit Courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Office

A fugitive wanted for murder in Virginia has turned up in Buffalo.

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Art/Theater
6:40 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Theater Talk: Pulitzer Prize reflects glory on local actor

Using indie rock, "Spring Awakening" is all about youthful sexual discovery.
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The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced early this week and "Between Riverside and Crazy" by Stephen Adly Guirgis won for drama, a work written with Buffalo actor and UB teacher Stephen McKinley Henderson in mind.

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Local
6:32 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's 'Spring Shoreline Sweep' Saturday

A volunteer helps out with the Spring Shoreline Sweep.
Credit Courtesy of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper website

More than 1,000 volunteers will be out in force Saturday morning for the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's annual "Spring Shoreline Sweep."

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Focus on Education
5:17 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Lancaster students outline process for picking new mascot

Lancaster students gathered Thursday to open discussions on a new mascot for the school's athletic teams.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Lancaster High School could have a new mascot and logo in the coming months. The previous nickname of "Redskins" was dropped by the school board in March following intense debate.

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Local
5:05 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Landscape rehab set for Darwin Martin House

Plans are in place to return Frank Llloyd Wright's original landscape design to the Darwin Martin House.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

When Frank Lloyd Wright designed the landmark Darwin D. Martin House in North Buffalo, he also designed the surrounding landscaping to maximize the effect of the combined building and vegetation. Most of it is gone, but not all.

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Local
4:54 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Legislature approves funding for road repairs

With little debate, the Erie County Legislature approved spending $30 million on road repairs.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Erie County legislators have unanimously approved an expanded budget for repairing the county's tattered roads and bridges, badly dented by a winter which never seemed to end.

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Focus on Education
4:49 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Delays appear likely for teacher evaluations

Less than a month after it was enacted, Governor Cuomo’s new teacher evaluation plan seems to be in jeopardy, with the Regents Chancellor calling for a year’s delay and a key Senator saying the legislature needs to revisit the issue.

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UB-Women in STEM
3:53 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

UB hosts 'Women in STEM' summit

The University at Buffalo played host Thursday to a series of sessions aimed at further encouraging involvement by girls and women in the so-called STEM fields.

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WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash
3:35 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

'Bash' performer Patti Parks uses blues as therapy

Patti Parks uses the blues as therapy for young people.
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For years, the blues has helped people express deep feelings. For the great blues performers, the music seems to flow naturally, almost second nature. But can the expressive power of the blues be taught as a therapy to young people who have drug dependencies or have suffered emotional trauma?

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Focus on Education
1:46 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Keresztes is one of the city schools deputy superintendent candidates

Will Keresztes.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley has learned a current city school district administrator is vying for the deputy superintendent position.  

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Focus on Education
1:39 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

New leader selected at Canisius High School

Outside Canisius High School on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

After a tumultuous  school year, Canisius High School in Buffalo will have a new leader.

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Second unscheduled landing in two days
12:38 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Delta flight returns to Buffalo airport after engine problem

For the second time in two days, an airplane has made an emergency landing at the Buffalo airport.

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Local
12:00 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

UB honors Dr. Alison Des Forges with human rights program

Dr. Alison L. Des Forges
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The Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee is holding a series of educational events at the University at Buffalo exploring the recent rise of violent extremists groups in Africa. 

The program is called "Islam, Islamism and Human Rights in Africa.

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Focus on Education
10:26 am
Thu April 23, 2015

State Education Department may delay teacher evaluations

A classroom in WNY
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There is word the State Education Department plans to delay the implementation of new teacher evaluations for school districts facing hardships until September of 2016.

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WBFO
10:20 am
Thu April 23, 2015

WBFO is a finalist for 13 Associated Press awards

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WBFO is a finalist for 13 New York State Associated Press Association awards, more than any other broadcast outlet in the Buffalo region.

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Art/Theater
10:00 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Producer explains the meaning behind ‘Kinky Boots’

Hal Luftig is the Producer of Kinky Boots and talks about the show on stage at Shea's.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The Tony Award winning Broadway show Kinky Boots opened this week at Shea's. The lead producer is a 25-year veteran in Broadway shows and a four-time Tony Award winner. As WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, the producer says he is thrilled to bring Kinky Boots to a Buffalo audience.


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Local
9:45 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Campaign aims to boost Buffalo's low recycling rate

A few of the 34 City of Buffalo green recycling totes, shown off at the debut of the "34 and More" ad campaign in Niagara Square.
Credit Avery Schneider / WBFO News

At a cold but sunny Earth Day announcement in Niagara Square, the City of Buffalo unveiled its first-ever ad campaign aimed at increasing recycling rates.

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Local
5:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Plane makes emergency landing at Buffalo airport

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A United Express flight Wednesday abruptly declared an emergency and landed at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

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Local
5:04 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Olmsted celebrated during Earth Day event

Central Park Conservancy President Douglas Blonsky was in Buffalo Wednesday to celebrate the work of Frederick Law Olmsted.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Pioneer landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was celebrated Wednesday on Earth Day and for his birthday coming up on Sunday.

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Local
4:51 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Assembly marks Earth Day by transitioning to paperless system

Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco shows off the new I Pad that will replace much of the paper that is used in his chamber.
Credit Photo from Karen Dewitt

Earth Day 2015 is also the first day that the New York State Assembly transitioned to a paperless system. Assemblymembers have been given I Pads to read bills electronically, and supporters say it will save millions of dollars, and trees.

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Business
5:42 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Buffalo Manufacturing Works opens for business

This adjustable wrench, made for demonstration by Buffalo Manufacturing Works, is a small example of what a "3-D" printer" is capable of producing.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

New York state's effort to boost the economy by making the region a leader in advanced manufacturing continues moving forward.

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