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Visitors to Buffalo’s History Museum and Delaware Park will notice some upgrades to the Museum’s long since sealed portico entrance.

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Oishei Children’s Hospital says it’s probable a 3-year old child named Kameron has acute flaccid myelitis. Known as ALF, it causes muscles and reflexes to become weak after affecting the body’s nervous system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, less than one in a million people get AFM each year—but cases have been on the rise since 2014.

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Tonawanda Coke Corporation, which was found guilty several years ago of violating the federal Clean Air Act and was appealing state effort to revoke its air permits, has submitted a plan to close its operations according to court papers made public Friday.

 

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The University at Buffalo community and elected leaders gathered at the Slee Concert Hall on the north campus in Amherst Friday as UB President Satish Tripathi delivered his 7th State of the University Address. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley was there for the speech. 

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz released his proposed 2019 county budget Friday. It increases spending while providing the largest property tax rate cut in more than a decade. While Poloncarz calls it a "common sense" plan, critics were quick to question the increased spending.


Five games into the season, the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans each have two wins and three losses. The records, however, don't highlight some of the glaring differences between the teams. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, the Texans have lost by close margins while the Bills have been blown out in their games. The Houston passing game has been far more prolific with quarterback Deshaun Watson tossing for at least 300 yards in the last four games. By comparison, Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen has yet to have a 300-yard passing game.

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All kindergarteners in Buffalo Public Schools and across parts of New York State are receiving a free school supply kit.  National Grid is providing the supplies for distribution through The Teacher's Desk in Buffalo.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the items were handed out to the first round of city school students Thursday.  

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Several African-American women will be appearing Friday evening in a special performance on stage at the University at Buffalo's Lippes Concert Hall on the north campus in Amherst.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked with the author and producer Latricia Davis who created this original play called "This Is My Story".   

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Next time you travel to downtown Buffalo for work, play or a weekend stay, you can park in one of the city's auto ramps and charge your electric car. The chargers were officially unveiled Thursday.


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With control of the New York State Senate on the ballot Election Day, state legislation about child abuse by clergy has moved onto the political scene.

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The Republican candidate for attorney general in New York, Keith Wofford, said if he wins, he’d go after the head of his party, President Donald Trump, and his policies — but only if there’s a good reason.


It's all about musicals this week as BIG FISH (based on the movie) opens tonight at Shea's Smith and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken continues at O'Connell & Company.

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Months after the organization was harshly criticized by a state report for its administrative operations, leaders from the Erie County Water Authority went before a county legislature committee to offer an update on efforts to change its internal culture.

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Erie County lawmakers were given a formal presentation of two recommended sites for a new convention center and a pitch to build it. Supporters of a new venue admit there remain many unanswered questions but they insist doing nothing is an unacceptable choice.

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A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy is being credited with saving the life of a drowning child.

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Election Day 2018 is less than a month away - and that means time to register to vote is running out. The deadline is Oct. 12.

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A trial date of Feb. 3, 2020 has beens set for the federal insider trading case involving Rep. Chris Collins.

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Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo is working to diagnose what may be case of a rare polio-like disease. WBFO’s Avery Schneider has more.


The political coattails of Donald Trump should be enough for a Republican candidate to cruise to victory in the 27th Congressional District where the majority of voters enthusiastically support the President. For Congressman Chris Collins that path turned complicated upon his indictment on insider trading charges. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says it's too soon to predict an upset, but he believes Collins faces many hurdles in getting the district's Republican majority out to vote in November. 


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A former Perry Town Board member and retired sheriff's sergeant pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree Thursday morning in Wyoming County Court.

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A replica of a solitary confinement cell was set up outside the state office building Wednesday afternoon. A group of activists were protesting the state’s use of solitary confinement.


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A national mental health leader says too many people with serious mental health issues are lost in the system.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the expert appeared in Buffalo Wednesday to offer advice to local mental health care experts. 

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Buffalo Public Schools ran an unanticipated surplus last year. That was the good news, after even supporters of the district described finances as bleak.

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Buffalo Public Schools and First Student say they are making a dent in the problem, but students should expect delays getting home on time until mid-November.

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North Buffalo's Shoshone Park will be getting a major indoor sports complex, pushed forward by $1 million in state funds and more than $1 million in city money.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the first three games of the 2018-19 season, which featured an ugly opening night loss to Boston followed by two impressive wins over the New York Rangers and Vegas Golden Knights. Also, a look at the team's improved depth, represented by the strong play of its fourth line. And how has rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin looked in his first NHL games?


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign says it will make a charitable donation with a $25,000 political contribution that was illegally arranged by former top Democratic official Steven Pigeon.

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A former mayor of Syracuse brought her gubernatorial campaign to Buffalo Wednesday morning. Stephanie Miner, along with runningmate Michael Volpe, are seeking votes on behalf of a party founded just one year ago.


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Agencies working to protect victims of domestic violence in Erie County are gaining financial support with a grant from the federal government.


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A public hearing at the State Department of Environmental Conservation office in Buffalo to discuss revocation of Tonawanda Coke’s operating permits ended abruptly Wednesday morning. Within five minutes, lawyers from both sides and a DEC judge agreed to adjourn and pick up again on Friday.

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