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A lawmaker who was one of New York's most powerful politicians has been convicted by a federal jury of charges that he used the power of his office to earn $5 million illegally. 

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Patients at Buffalo’s Roswell Park Cancer Institute have a new way to mark victories in the fight against cancer, thanks to the generosity of a survivor.

As countless people across the nation take to the internet today for Cyber Monday holiday gift shopping, consumers are warned about a rising trend involving stolen credit information and fraud.

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Changing Albany's revenue sharing formula for the Seneca Niagara Casino is going to take cooperation, according to Assemblyman John Ceretto (D-Lewiston). Ceretto says he heard about Senator Robert Ortt's recent proposal in the media. 

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For the next few weeks, astronomy buffs will have a chance to view a cosmic visitor that is not only making a once-in-a-lifetime swing through the Solar System but may also offer watchers a glimpse of color that's just right for the holiday season.

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Say Yes Buffalo continues to grow.  The college scholarship program recently delivered an update to the Board of Education and superintendent.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says Say Yes indicates the scholarship program for college is actually increasing attendance for some students.

It's the non-profit community's answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Supporters say Giving Tuesday offers an option to those who want to share the spirit of the season with those who can benefit most.

The Bills' 30-22 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs hurt Buffalo's playoff chances and has left fans exasperated.

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Buffalo Police are investigating a potential link between a fatal shooting and a later crash on the Kensington Expressway.

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Time is running out to take part in New York state's public opinion survey on the Common Core learning standards.  The online survey closes today. 

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Now that the holiday shopping season is underway some people may be wondering what to buy. Despite advances in digital technology, old fashioned print books remain a popular option. 

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As Williamsville drivers clamor for solutions to traffic congestion on Main Street, Congressman Brian Higgins said the State Thruway Authority needs to act.

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Spectators and skaters were a little warmer at the outdoor “Healthy Zone” ice rink in East Aurora this holiday weekend.  The nonprofit group that operates the rink opened its’ new timber lodge last week.

A car accident in downtown Buffalo left an SUV lying on its side Sunday morning.

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The holiday weekend brought millions of shoppers outdoors to take advantage of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state police will meet with Planned Parenthood officials across New York to discuss security and emergency planning following Friday’s deadly attack on a clinic in Colorado.

Deadline nears for participating in Common Core survey

Nov 29, 2015

Time is running out for the public to take part in an opinion survey on the Common Core learning standards.  The online survey closes Monday. 

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Downtown Buffalo was hopping Saturday night. "The Nutcracker" was staged at Shea’s. There was the "World’s Largest Disco" at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. And the Town Ballroom hosted the third annual Continental Reunion.

High above Buffalo, residents and visitors were encouraged to get an up-to-date view of the city’s latest developments. It’s part of the annual Take Another Look event which celebrated Buffalo’s resurgence on Saturday.

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Buffalo saw another successful year of Small Business Saturday shopping thanks, in part, to an influx of suburban shoppers and a shuttle to alleviate parking woes. WBFO visited vendors in one of the city’s most popular small business strips, the Elmwood Village.

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A former President of St. Bonaventure University has passed away.

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Neglia Ballet Artists and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra kick off the holiday season Saturday evening at Shea's Buffalo with The Nutcracker. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Neglia has invited two dancers from the American Ballet Theatre in New York City to dance in this holiday classic.

Bankruptcy started as a way for a person to re-start financially, to erase debts.

World's Largest Disco returns Buffalo to 1970s

Nov 27, 2015
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What began in 1993 as a 15-year celebration of a 1979 disco event returns to Buffalo this weekend, with an estimated 7,000 expected to put on their boogie shoes and relive disco and the era in which it peaked.

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Even though it was barely past 8 a.m., some Black Friday shoppers were already resting tired feet in the McKinley Mall food court.

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An out-of-town production crew endured several weeks while working around East Aurora during last year’s severe winter. The product of their efforts, “A Prince for Christmas,” premiers Sunday at 8pm on ION Television.

If the Buffalo Bills are to make the post-season, a win on Sunday at Kansas City is a near necessity. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills have an edge against the Chiefs.

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A local high school has embraced NPR's StoryCorps The Great Thanksgiving Listen.  Teachers across the country were encouraged to have students record interviews this Thanksgiving weekend. A tool kit for teachers and an app to download the interviews has been provided. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley was at Buffalo Seminary where students interview their grandparents.

Attack places spotlight on school bus aides

Nov 27, 2015
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The attack on a Buffalo school student on a school bus by other students is re-opening the debate about bus aides.

As many consumers scramble to cash in on holiday deals during the busiest period of the shopping season, advocates are urging them to their homework and be on the lookout for deceptive advertising practices.