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A "boil water" notice continues for communities in the northtowns affected by Wednesday night's water main break, though there was positive news from the Erie County Health Department Friday.

Independent Health drops major cancer treatment provider

12 hours ago

Independent Health has decided to drop CCS Oncology from its provider network as of January 1, 2017. The change in coverage has left some 560 members looking for a new cancer physician.

Visit Buffalo Niagara

You might call it a show-and-tell to highlight the “New Buffalo.” Meeting and convention planners trekked to the region Thursday as Visit Buffalo Niagara hosted a tour for 23 people who could help generate business for the area.

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Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane was handcuffed by Buffalo Police late Friday morning and is facing charges for an alleged confrontation at a downtown bar last month.

   

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The NFTA might get two dozen new, clean buses under a new federal grant program, if Sen. Charles Schumer has his way.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

There are no imminent proposals in place, but members of the Erie County Legislature discussed Thursday some "what ifs" that they hope may ease the strain on local ambulance fleets and improve their overall response times in critical cases.


With its prime location on the convention floor, the New York delegation appeared to enjoy the spotlight during this week's Republican Convention in Cleveland. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says some politicians also used the event to position themselves for runs at key statewide offices. 


'Move Over' law expanded

20 hours ago

Drivers in New York now have to slow down and move over for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers as well as police and maintenance vehicles along roadsides.

Karen DeWitt

Now that the Republican National Convention is over, the next step for Republicans, after the Democrats are done with their gathering, is to begin the Presidential election campaign.  Carl Paladino, the head of Trump’s New York campaign, expects the state to be in play.

The body of a Hamilton man who fell into the Niagara River while on a family outing Saturday has been found. Twenty-five-year-old Mohammad Maaz Shaikh's body was spotted by a fisherman near where the river meets Lake Ontario.

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Senator Charles Schumer says he's trying to get more federal money to help update local water and sewer projects,. His comments follow a major water line breaking in Amherst this week.


Mike Esposito

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made his share of enemies over the years, but he recently made a friend in a 5-year-old Niagara Falls boy.

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Plans to renovate the former Trico factory, in downtown Buffalo, could be shelved without more taxpayer help as the cost of the proposed project has nearly doubled.


This week we have three openings to celebrate! Tonight, it's THE PROFANE, a play by Zayd Dohrn, presented by Chautauqua Theater Company, directed by Vivienne Benesch.

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A Black Lives Matter protest was staged in and out of Buffalo Police headquarters in downtown this morning. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says it was organized by a group called Showing Up For Racial Justice Action demanding a web post by a police union leader be removed.  

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A new bike-sharing program officially rolled out in Buffalo on Thursday. There are now 200 Reddy bikes available for public use at 30 stations across the city.  

Ted Cruz may have been looking to build his future prospects when he avoided endorsing Donald Trump during last night's speech at the Republican Convention. However, as Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy tells WBFO, the Texas Senator likely alienated his biggest supporter in Western New York.


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With expectations building in advance of Donald Trump's address tonight at the Republican National Convention, WBFO Correspondent Karen DeWitt has been mining opinions from the New York delegation. While some hope for more of the of the showmanship that has carried Trump to this stage others want the Republican nominee to appear more Presidential.


Waverly Colville

We’ve heard it all before: texting and driving is dangerous. But what about taking selfies when you’re behind the wheel or playing Pokemon Go? Various agencies are working together to remind drivers that any type of multitasking while driving can be a fatal mistake.

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Students from Cornell University appeared with Mayor Byron Brown to sign the Buffalo Opportunity Pledge.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports the students are participating in a fellowship program, spending the last couple of months working in the city.  

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A "boil water" advisory is expected to remain in effect until at least Friday in numerous municipalities affected by Wednesday night's water main break in the Town of Amherst. Meanwhile, concerns were raised about the Erie County Water Authority's communication amidst the break.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

Imagine a giant television screen glaring down upon the boaters and kayakers on Buffalo's waterfront. The opposition are making their voices heard.

Buffalo native makes Clinton's VP list

Jul 21, 2016
U.S. Department of Labor

A Buffalo native has made it to the top of Hillary Clinton's vice presidential search list.

Karen DeWitt

New York’s delegation to the RNC is the national spotlight for casting the votes to put Donald Trump over the top for the Presidential nomination in Cleveland this week. But not all of the state’s politicians are in agreement over some of Trump’s most controversial foreign policies.


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City Hall is taking another look at the future of the concrete medians on Main Street in North Buffalo.  Removing the barriers, however, would be a costly effort.


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As part of a multi-state tour, including both major party conventions, the Nuns on the Bus made a stop in Buffalo on Wednesday. The nuns are using this presidential cycle to call for a new politics of inclusion.


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A blend of music, art and a lecture series will kick off for another season in Buffalo this fall. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced dates for 'Art of Jazz', Buffalo Chamber Players and Director's Lecture Series.  

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating the source of an oil spill in Niagara Falls.

The hot button issue of oil pipelines continues to get a lot of attention. In the Great Lakes there’s a long running battle over a crude and natural gas line that runs through a waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo Common Councilmembers drive thousands of miles a year for the job and are now looking for some cash to pay car costs.

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