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This month, some police officers in Toronto began wearing body cameras. The controversial pilot program has been in the works for more than a year.

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How will Charter Communications purchase agreement of Time Warner Cable this week impact customers? One business expert believes consumers may see some improvements regarding their technology, but not with their bills.

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Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore and school board member Carl Paladino don't always agree on very much, but both see new State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia as a positive sign of change in the Board of Regents.

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Led by Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore, there were teacher pickets in front of the South Buffalo home of School Board member Carl Paladino on Tuesday. The developer reacted by ordering in pizza and pop for the picketers.

Hostas abound at Southtowns garden

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Gardening season is in full swing in Western New York. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata, the editor-in-chief of Buffalo Spree magazine, recently visited the property of a Boston Hills couple who specialize in growing one plant in particular, the hosta.

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After months of debate over a new name, the island in the Niagara River off Ferry Street will apparently be called Unity Island.


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A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office, in a year where corruption scandals have dominated news at the Capitol.

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People convicted of possessing or promoting child pornography could spend more time in jail. State Senator Tim Kennedy is proposing legislation that would increase the crime to a Class D felony.

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Buffalo is continuing the effort to pump up its waterfront. A popular eatery at the Erie Basin Marina is now in the process of getting a facelift. 

Gates Vascular doctors mark surgery milestone

May 26, 2015
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Doctors on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are marking a milestone.

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Niagara County native and former Sweet Home teacher MaryEllen Elia is now New York's education commissioner-elect. Elia was unanimously approved by the Board of Regents on Wednesday.

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Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates says the organization’s policy banning gay adults in leadership will see a change by October. That decision will be made with the input of supporters, the majority of which includes churches. Some of Western New York’s faith leaders say the outlook for church approval is uncertain.

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A major deal has been announced in the American cable and broadcasting business.

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Erin Kelly's new book "Kelly Tough" takes readers behind the scenes for a look at her father's battle with cancer.

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Construction workers have resumed building The Buffalo Zoo's $14 million Arctic Edge exhibit.


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The long search has started for a new president for D'Youville College, with current President Sister Denise Roche planning to retire next summer.


The June issue of Buffalo Spree is all about celebrating the start of summer.  Farmers markets are more plentiful and popular here than they’ve ever been.  Editor Elizabeth Licata joins WBFO's Mark Scott on this week's Press Pass to find out why.

Memorial Day ceremonies are taking place throughout Western New York today.  The event in the town of Poland, New York, features a keynote address from Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan, who retired as an Air Force Colonel.


Assemblymember Michael Kearns says he's skeptical of putting the Buffalo Public Schools under mayoral control.


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With little time left in the State Legislature session, it's not clear if there is time for any action on Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes' proposal to shut down the elected city school board and replace it with one appointed by the mayor.


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UB's Educational Opportunity Center educates 1,900 each year, with many of the students over the age of 25.  At commencement last week, the EOC honored a past graduate whose success has defied labels.


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The investigation is continuing into a Saturday morning hit-and-run accident in the Town of Boston.

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Buffalo Police are searching for an arsonist who has come up missing.

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The first and only state park in the City of Buffalo opened on Sunday, and is set to offer Western New Yorkers a new waterfront destination.

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The Buffalo Marathon will be run Sunday morning at 7 AM.

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Buffalo Police are reporting that a former chef has been arrested for selling marijuana laced cookies.

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Police are continuing the search for a missing teen.

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A criminal investigation has resulted in a guilty plea in a tax fraud case.

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Firefighters were busy in the early morning hours in the Orleans County village of Medina.

 

Once, most people simply had their lawyer write a will and that was it.

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