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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

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Doctors on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are marking a milestone.

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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Faith leaders from both the Christian and Jewish communities of Western New York have teamed up with labor advocates in the fight for paid family leave.

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In the months between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, "Operation Evaluation" will take place in Erie County. State Assemblyman Michael Kearns says it's a survey that will help determine what upgrades outdated VFW and American Legion posts need to better serve veterans.

Canalside kicks off summer activities

May 22, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

With Memorial Day weekend bringing with it the unofficial start to the summer season, summertime activities are getting underway at one of Buffalo's hottest visitor destinations.

Kennedy makes his case for mayoral control of schools

May 22, 2015

Legislation that would bring mayoral control to Buffalo schools is creating controversy. While acknowledging the plan's many criticisms, State Senator Tim Kennedy argues the move would bring greater accountability to the city's struggling education system.

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The National Women's Hockey League opens this fall with four franchises, including the Buffalo Beauts who will play home games at HARBORCENTER. League commissioner Dani Rylan says fans can expect an entertaining, fast-paced game.

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Governor Cuomo has been steering clear of public events at the State Capitol recently, after a second major party legislative leader, the head of the Senate was forced to resign over corruption charges. 

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Just in time for the start of the summer travel season some detour signs are coming down in Niagara Falls. The new roundabout at the intersection of the Robert Moses Parkway and John Daly Boulevard is opening to traffic today.

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