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Museum of Science president to resign

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After eight impactful years, the president of the Buffalo Museum of Science is stepping down.

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You may soon see former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson wearing new colors - Seahawks blue and green. 

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After working years without a raise or a contract, some of the NFTA's 1,100 unionized employees are turning to the public for support.

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This week on WBFO's Press Pass, Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about how the fall season attracts movie producers looking to add a little color to their films. Also, some heavyweights from the head office of the New York State Film Commission have come to Buffalo to get a firsthand look at the resources that are getting producers from around the world excited about making a movie in Western New York.


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State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia says she won’t prevent parents who want their children to skip the state’s standardized tests from doing so.


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Employees at local 7-Eleven convenience stores say there isn’t enough being done to protect them on the job - particularly during overnight shifts. After multiple robberies and the sexual assault of a worker in February, workers are urging the company to make changes to staffing and security.


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There may have been more school district administrators and support staff agency workers than parents in Bennett High School Monday for a parent orientation.


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Albany is still pushing to close the Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca while supporters of the center are still pushing back.


Disappointed McCartney fans fail to snare tickets

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Fans converged on First Niagara Center hoping that with a little luck, they would snare some of the hottest tickets in town.

Tyrod Taylor named Bills' starting QB

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The Buffalo Bills are turning their offense over to Tyrod Taylor, who has won the starting job after a three-way quarterback competition during the offseason. Coach Rex Ryan announced his decision following practice on Monday.

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The move to greener mass transit is underway across metro Buffalo. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority broke ground on a new compressed natural gas fueling station at its bus garage on Military Road in the Town of Tonawanda on Monday.

State urged to complete further changes to Scajaquada

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While welcoming a lowered speed limit along Route 198, members of the Scajaquada Corridor Coalition say they're awaiting additional changes to the roadway announced earlier this summer, including pedestrian crossings.

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The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament’s debut on Grand Island was a success.

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The Buffalo Bills have released veteran running back Fred Jackson. The somewhat shocking news comes as the team prepares to cut its roster down to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon.

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An alarming piece of data was presented last week by the new Buffalo Schools superintendent. Dr. Kriner Cash told the school board that in Buffalo for every 100 ninth graders, only 50 end up graduating. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley talked to two school board members about the data.

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Students return to the Medaille College campus in Buffalo Monday under brand new leadership.  Dr. Kenneth Macur will serve as the 7th president of the school, replacing Dr. Richard Jurasek, who retired at the end of last semester. Macur is the former Provost and Dean of Bethany College in Kansas.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley met with the new leader in his college office.

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Tickets go on sale today to see Paul McCartney at First Niagara Center. They aren't expected to last long. Buffalo audiences are proving to be eager ticket buyers, a trend that has national promoters taking a closer look at the region's potential.


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The biggest single source of cash for Erie County appears to be having a hiccup and Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says it's probably because of the declining Canadian dollar.


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More signs calling out banks that are being bad neighbors will be going up this week. State Assemblyman Michael Kearns says he started the "shame campaign" to expose lenders that foreclose on homes and let them rot for years.


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The Elmwood Festival of the Arts says it has never lost a day to rain in 16 years and yesterday didn't threaten that record, with heat and blue sky for the party in the Elmwood Village.


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Governor Cuomo’s labor commissioner is likely in the next few days to finalize a phased in hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food workers. That action  dismays some business groups, who say it will have some unintended consequences.


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Neurologists and best-selling author Oliver Sacks has died .

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The Board of Trustees for the Chautauqua Institution voted to take bids on the reconstruction of the historic amphitheater.

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The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that restrictions will be placed on big game hunters this deer season this year.

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The New York State Fair is off to a start that includes a new app, and some unusual injuries.

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The draw of downtown Buffalo's Canalside area continues to expand this weekend as the popular waterfront destination hosts it's first-ever boat and auto show.

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A Western New York woman was killed in Florida Thursday morning.

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A vote will be held this afternoon to determine the course of action regarding the historic Chautauqua Amphitheater.

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When you buy a piece of property, there is a lot of paperwork and there are a lot of checks to be written.

Seneca Nation announces $40 million casino expansion

Aug 28, 2015
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The Seneca Nation and Seneca Gaming Corporation on Friday announced a plan to expand the Buffalo Creek Casino, creating new gaming space and a new restaurant space on the upper level. When finished, an estimated 300 new jobs are expected to be created.

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