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Oishei Children’s Hospital has welcomed its “newest arrival” on Tuesday – a state-of-the art neonatal transport vehicle expected to make a big difference in the lives of premature babies.


With a depressed farm economy already hurting their prospects, many local growers and producers would have welcomed passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Instead, the House of Representatives voted it down last week. Steve Ammerman of the New York Farm Bureau says his agency is "disappointed" by the rejection which was fueled by a conflicting assortment of political priorities.

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A 25-year-old man was arraigned in Erie County Court Tuesday morning, charged with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of his roommate's boyfriend inside an apartment on May Street in Buffalo last summer.


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New York state's current system for handing out Historic Tax Credits excludes more than 1,300 otherwise eligible homes in Buffalo. Assemblyman Sean Ryan says, it's an error that needs to be fixed.


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Decorated WWII veteran and former prisoner of war Sydney Cole has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Now 103, Cole served with honor and distinction for both Canadian and American forces.

Erie County's deputy commissioner of buildings and grounds has been found dead. The Erie County Sheriff's Department says they are treating it as a suicide.

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Supporters of organized labor were dealt a legal blow by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, which ruled 5-to-4 that companies have the right to prohibit collective grievances by its workers. It raises the question: is this just the first blow organized labor may face by the nation's highest court this spring?


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The New York State Public Service Commission is proposing a $3.9 million settlement over the way NYSEG and Rochester Electric & Gas responded to the March 2017 windstorm.

Both major political parties hold their state conventions later this week. The Democrats and the Republicans are holding their events simultaneously, on May 23 and 24, with the Republicans in New York City and the Democrats in Long Island.


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The Buffalo Public School District approved a new contract last week for city school nurses, but the decision remains controversial. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Jay Rey discuss the issue in this week's Press Pass conversation.

A bill to ban marksmanship and shooting programs in New York State schools is making its way through the state Assembly. But many upstate representatives in athletics, government, and anti-gun violence advocacy see the bill as a poorly thought out.


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Buffalo Teachers Federation president Phil Rumore is calling the city school district’s Teacher Transfer Process an "utter disaster". WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says he's been calling on the district to fix the process since a year ago last June.

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General Motors' Tonawanda Engine Plant has been selected as the first of the automaker's plants to produce a new V-8 engine line that utilizes a cylinder deactivation technology that helps the engine produce only the power that is needed, in order to increase efficiency. Plant officials announced Monday it will result in the retention of 635 jobs.


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With pleasant weather in the forecast organizers are expecting another solid crowd of cyclists tonight for the third Slow Roll Buffalo of the season. Co-founder Seamus Gallivan sees the effort as "a way to come together. We need that in Buffalo and we really feel like the bike is the best vehicle to do it."  Tonight's event begins at 6:30 at West Side Community Services on Vermont Street. Forest Avenue and Connecticut, West Ferry and Grant Streets make up part of the ten-mile course.


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People who have had their car towed for illegal parking or other issues in the City of Buffalo are finding that getting their car back is difficult, at best. The Common Council is now looking at updating the old law.


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The leader of Nichols School will be leaving after the next school year.  Bill Clough, Head of School at Nichols in Buffalo, has announced the 2018-19-school year will be his last.

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Once again the Buffalo Board of Education must fill the Park District seat.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the school board will be accepting new applications.

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The Most Reverend Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church captured millions with the focus of his sermon during this weekend's Royal Wedding. Curry's connection with Buffalo is now gaining attention.

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The Buffalo Board of Education has approved a new company to supply nurses to city schools. But Kaleida Health, which lost its contract with the district plans to appeal. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked to two city school board members about the controversial issue.

The West Valley Central School District is one of only a handful in Western New York where voters rejected proposed budgets. Monday evening, the school board there will meet for the first time since its spending plan was rejected.


Molinaro names Julie Killian as Lt. Gov. running mate

May 21, 2018
Monroe County Executive's Office

Hours after Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo said  she is not going to seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro announced that Julie Killian, a former Deputy Mayor in Westchester County and former State Senate candidate will be his running mate.

USDA conducting Fruit Fly surveys this year

May 21, 2018
Niagara County Sheriff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be conducting survey work in Niagara County this year to assess the presence of the European Cherry Fruit Fly.

Heritage Moments: The Kinzua Dam and the broken treaty with the Seneca Nation

May 21, 2018
Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Salamanca

It was nothing less than the forced displacement of almost 700 people, and more than 50 years later the memory of it still haunts those families and their descendants.

VIDEO: 2018 Artie Awards nominations announced

May 21, 2018

This year's Artie Awards nominations were announced Monday. The Arties began in 1991 and are held each year to celebrate Western New York's theatre community.

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The body of a man believed to have been missing since late April was found Sunday morning in Cattaraugus County.

Fatal pedestrian accident on Transit Road

May 20, 2018

The Erie County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian accident on Transit Road in the Town of Elma. It occurred just after 10 p.m. Saturday between Clinton Street and French Road.

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New York's Working Families Party has formally endorsed actress Cynthia Nixon as its gubernatorial candidate. The small, progressive party held its annual convention on Saturday in Harlem.

The University at Buffalo says nearly 2,700 students, faculty, staff and alumni are victims of a data breach.

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A recent US Supreme Court decision will allow states to legalize wagering on individual sporting events.

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All three defendants in a trial involving members of a North Tonawanda motorcycle club have been found guilty of charges relating to two murders in 2014.

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