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Clean-up from last week's tornado is just about complete in Hamburg. The town's department of Emergency Services says the state of emergency will be lifted at noon Wednesday.

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The Erie County Comptroller is blasting a proposal to hire a consultant that would analyze and determine feasibility of an expanded or new convention center. But his rejection of the idea is generating its own criticism.


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New York State is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer,” which would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.

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The Senate is moving ahead on the repeal and possibly the replacement of the Affordable Care Act, and policy makers in New York are bracing for the worst.


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Somewhere in Buffalo parks you may soon see a huddled group like those around the outside doors of office buildings. The city will be erecting "No Smoking" signs.

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A large chunk of land in the City of Lackawanna where the former Bethlehem Steel plant once stood is now the property of Erie County. After infrastructure updates, the county will pursue companies to help convert the space into a business park that will include renewable energy-powered advanced manufacturing.


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Wegmans is bringing home delivery to Buffalo and several other cities.

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There is an increasingly vocal group in Western New York. Its members are suffering from Lyme disease or are family members of those with the tick-borne disease. They packed an Erie Community College South auditorium Monday night to complain they are not getting the help they need.

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Congressman Tom Reed is celebrating a new business deal involving a Southern Tier company that will reportedly create 1,000 jobs. But he says reforms must be made if U.S. manufacturing is to rise up.


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It was two summers ago that Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Northern New York. The manhunt that followed continues to echo in popular culture.

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Buffalo's Common Council holds its last meeting before the summer recess Tuesday. On the agenda: Mayor Byron Brown is hoping it approves his latest appointments to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority so the authority board can operate in a more responsive manner.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a series of what he calls “aggressive actions” to expand voter registration, saying he wants to “help combat low voter participation” amid “troubling” attempts by the federal government that might restrict voter access. But a nearly century-old voting rights organization said the governor did not go far enough.


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Buffalo Spree is celebrating the Best of Western New York in its August issue. This is the magazine's 12th annual list, covering the best in dining, theater, music, media and much more. In this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata says the "best of" issue allows readers to have their say.


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The New York State Department of Transportation has a plan for the conversion of Route 198 from an expressway to a slower-moving roadway. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in partnership with several local cultural institutions, believes it has a better plan and introduced it on Monday.


A Town of Niagara man was sentenced in Niagara County court Monday to seven years in prison for assaulting a television news team last fall.

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University at Buffalo students came close to snagging a $250,000 prize on NBC's "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge." But on Sunday's season finale, team Mathletes failed to reach the three-team final. Contestant Trevor Bernard, a sophomore math major, told WBFO spirits were high even after the loss.

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As the over-prescription of opioid pain killers continues to plague the country, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is proposing new legislation to help curb it. In Chautauqua County on Monday morning, Gillibrand announced a new bipartisan bill that would limit initial supplies of opioid prescriptions for short-term acute pain to just seven days.

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An exhibit is being held at Villa Maria College for a decade-long Autism Services art student. Eighteen-year-old Matt Mansour developed a strong interest in painting at a young age, showing an early gift for color mixing.

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The Buffalo Museum of Science is moving forward with a large-scale makeover of its observatory and space exhibit, planning to have the latter ready for a highly-anticipated solar eclipse that will be viewable in the United States.


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Notable players such as Grover Washington Jr. and Sam Noto are names that come to mind when you think of jazz in Buffalo. But what about the teachers who spurred their passion when they were students?

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The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that happened in the the Town of Hartland Sunday evening.

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Buffalo Public Schools may have as few as four high school football teams this fall, as the district grapples with a changing population that is more interested in soccer.

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Buffalo's Zoning Board of Appeals has granted waivers to help a planned arts campus at Richmond and West Ferry. The project, which saw plans fall apart previously, has raised concerns among neighbors.


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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is calling for improved oversight by the agency that regulates child foster care across New York.


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The future of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain in Washington, and there are several scenarios under consideration. The latest possible changes could affect New York’s relatively healthy health care system.


A 4-year old girl suffers serious injuries after being hit by a car in the Town of Lockport Sunday afternoon.

A silver alert has been issued for a missing elderly man reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or a related cognitive disorder.

A new study finds New York is an outlier in more ways than one when it comes to health care spending. The latest analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts looked at economic trends in states over a period of 15 years.

Buffalo police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred around 12:30 p.m. Saturday in a parking lot on the 2500 block of Main Street.

Tornado clean-up continues, all power restored

Jul 22, 2017
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Much progress was made Friday as the clean-up continues from the tornados that hit the Southtowns Thursday. All roads have been reopened and power restored in affected areas.

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