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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials turned out for the topping off ceremony of Solar City's new GigaFactory on South Park Avenue in Buffalo.

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It appears the former Memphis City School superintendent is the top candidate among the Buffalo School Board.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the board interviewed Kriner Cash emerging with favorable remarks. 

 

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The Buffalo School Board is expected to interview another candidate Tuesday for schools superintendent. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says he is the former Memphis Schools Superintendent.

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The Parkside Community Association is continuing its push for improved traffic safety as the community prepares for National Night Out this evening.

Aaron Kromer rejoins Bills for training camp

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Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has rejoined the team in time for its night practice at training camp.

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Washington is putting up money into encouraging Western New York entrepreneurs.


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With the topping off today of the Solar City plant in South Buffalo, attention is shifting from the jobs of construction to the jobs of operations.


Film crews are becoming commonplace in Western New York. During a recent day, as many as four crews were working on a variety of film projects in the area. With that success noted, the challenge now for local officials is to keep filmmakers coming back to the region.

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Arafat Nagi, the Lackawanna man facing federal charges for supporting the Islamic state terror group ISIL, is  "one bad apple, says Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski.  The city is trying to move forward after once again being thrust in to the national spotlight.   


President Obama’s plan for national standards to curb power plant emissions is based, in part, on a cap and trade type program already existence in New York.

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In light of recently released videos featuring Planned Parenthood officers discussing the sale of aborted fetal parts, one Western New York member of Congress is supporting the suspension of federal funds to the organization. But in a Monday conference call, Tom Reed suggested Planned Parenthood can take steps to avoid that.

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Some Lackawanna residents and elected officials are crying foul over plans to rebury toxic waste at the former Bethlehem Steel plant along Route 5.

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon said a petition with over a thousand signatures was delivered to New York's Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday. Dixon said, the DEC's plan doesn't go far enough to clean up the former steel plant site. She says the redevelopment underway on Buffalo's waterfront shouldn't stop at the city line.

Explosive device found on Hoyt Street, no one hurt

Aug 3, 2015
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A Buffalo man who recently acquired some items from a local estate sale found an additional item in the box, an item which led fire, police and bomb squad officials to his home on the 200 block of Hoyt Street Monday morning.

YouTube: Dog Biscuit Challenge: SPCA serving Erie County

The SPCA serving Erie County is urging you to consider being part of the Dog Biscuit Challenge.

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New York State Regent Catherine Fisher Collins is working to promote her ideas that she believes could help struggling Buffalo Public Schools. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley caught up at with Collins to discuss her efforts. 

A new report from the Census Bureau outlines average per pupil spending by state. The research ranks New York as having the highest on average spending per pupil spending in the nation. At least one group claims the report is misleading.

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The Buffalo Bill have suspended Offensive Line  Coach Aaron Kromer without pay for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s the equivalent of one bottle of prescription painkillers for every adult American. Meanwhile, 46 people a day die from an overdose of those same painkillers. That’s why New York State is trying to curb the problem of overprescribing.

A five-year mission to bring wireless broadband internet service to Allegany County is moving forward. Portions of a new system should be operational by early fall, Legislator Dave Pullen told WBFO News.

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Day care centers across Erie County are suggesting they should be paid through direct deposit into bank accounts instead of checks mailed out which then have to be taken to the bank to be deposited.


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It may pay to shop around before buying or renewing auto insurance. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports a new study shows some companies use discriminatory practices in setting their premiums.

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Some city neighborhoods are benefiting from the surge in development in downtown Buffalo. That energy has spun off into University Heights where Tucker Curtin is rebuilding the facade and entrance of The Steer restaurant.


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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he has no interest in challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in a primary in three years, saying he prefers to seek re election as state Comptroller.

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Plant-based lifestyle enthusiasts spent Sunday at Delaware park to celebrate the second Western New York VegFest.

A search for a 51-year-old man lost at Lake Ontario ended Saturday evening.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has taken measures to establish a leadership election in October.

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Kraft has issued a recall targeting its individually wrapped cheese slices.

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A group of more than 100 teenagers gathered at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park for some extensive training over the past week.

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New York State has added to its tourism strategy. On Saturday, Governor Cuomo announced the groundbreaking of the new National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.

New York State continues to make strides towards authorizing cannabis for medical treatment. Many are jumping on the medical marijuana industry band wagon.

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