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The search for missing Buffalo Police diver Craig Lehner is over. The department announced Tuesday afternoon Lehner's body has been located.

Buffalo Rising

At the age of nine, Zandra Cunningham began her line of beauty products. Her remarkable eight-year rise through the business world is highlighted during WBFO's Press Pass.  Contributor DeChantell and Jessica Marinelli of Buffalo Rising also discuss the sustainability efforts of the Repair Cafe and the opening of Rowhouse Bakery and Restaurant, an ambitious culinary undertaking in downtown Buffalo.


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Buffalo's Central Terminal has been named to the 2018 World Monuments Watch, a diverse group of international cultural heritage sites facing "daunting threats."

Milken Educator Awards

Teacher magazine calls them the "Oscars of Teaching." On Monday, at a surprise all-school assembly, officials opened the envelope and called the name of a Buffalo special education teacher.

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As Buffalo Public Schools near the start of the long process for admission to the city's criteria school next year, the district is asking city residents to come up with ideas for improving racial and ethnic diversity in the schools.

New York state is taking steps to make it easier to sign up as an organ donor.

Vice President Pence in Buffalo today

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Vice President Mike Pence is in Buffalo Tuesday, where he is meeting with area business and community leaders to talk about the need for tax reform and attending a political fundraiser.

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In a world of high-tech searches, Buffalo Police are continuing to apply the knowledge of decades of experience working on and around the Niagara River, as the search for Officer Craig Lehner continues into a fifth day.

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A wide variety of groups have spent over $1.3 million dollars to urge voters to vote no on  holding a Constitutional Convention. As Karen DeWitt reports, the opponents have far outspent a smaller number of advocates who urge a yes vote on the November ballot. 


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The 2018 budget proposed by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz cuts the county's property tax rate by one penny to $4.94 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Bounce House goes airborne, injures several children

Oct 16, 2017
The Maize

Bounce houses are usually a fun activity, but this is the story of the house that bounced too far.

Niagara Parks Police Service

Niagara Parks Police say a 10-year-old boy was injured Sunday after failing from a railing on the Niagara Gorge.

University at Buffalo

With modern medicine creating drugs that can be misused for addiction, and opioid drugs for medical care sometimes leading to addiction, many health-related professions are looking hard at prescriptions, prescribing practices and education.

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Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) got an earful from an angry crowd in Seneca County over the weekend. He tried to keep things calm at the Romulus Central School town hall on Saturday, but tempers frequently boiled over.

The state’s comptroller is siding with Gov. Andrew Cuomo over concerns that federal health care cuts will damage New York’s budget, but he said the governor’s budget experts should have saved more money in rainy day funds.


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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is going to court to fight President Donald Trump’s decision to end subsidies for low-income Americans who get their health care through the Affordable Care Act health exchanges.


Buffalo Automation Group

A sea change could be on the way for lake freighters and other watercraft. A local start up is developing technology that could revolutionize how ships navigate from port to port. 


National Public Radio

Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges are on strike, affecting more than 500,000 students.

NY sends crew to help fight CA wildfires

Oct 15, 2017
National Public Radio

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that a crew of 20 employees and volunteers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation left Sunday for California to help crews there deal with the devastating wildfires.

Search for missing police diver continues

Oct 15, 2017
Buffalo Police Department

The search for missing Buffalo Police diver Craig Lehner continued on Monday. Though unsuccessful, police vowed to pick up the search again on Tuesday.

Eileen Koteras

Another WBFO Blues Bash. Another sellout crowd. It has becoming a reoccurring theme in a city that can’t seem to get enough of the Blues.

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A Buffalo Police officer who disappeared during a diving training session in the Niagara River is still missing.

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A Jamestown man has been arrested on drug trafficking charges.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A massive search effort was set to continue overnight for a Buffalo Police diver missing in the waters of the Niagara River. 

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The former South Junior High School in Niagara Falls is being transformed into a mixed-use space known as Niagara City Lofts.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Improvements are on the way for the Clinton Street Business District in Buffalo's Kaisertown neighborhood.

The bye week provides Bills fans with a moment to enjoy the team's surprising 3-2 start. Analyst Matt Sabuda is taking a cautiously optimistic approach. In his five-week review of the season, Sabuda says he has been impressed by the Bills stingy defense, but a lack of an effective passing game makes it clear "the remainder of the season should  be heavily focused on evaluation for the future."


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New York State United Teachers and its largest local affiliate, the United Federation of Teachers, are taking newly approved rules for charter school teachers to court.

Karen Dewitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

The State Comptroller announced New York has joined 28 other states in offering a program that will help people with disabled children save money for their future.

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Williamsville moved closer to another major housing project Thursday night, when the Village Board tentatively agreed to a land swap that will make way for a new apartment and townhouse complex.

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