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Eichel goes pro, signs contract with Sabres

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Buffalo Sabres

Jack Eichel, the highly-hyped #2 overall pick in last week's NHL Draft, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres

City of Buffalo opens public pools for summer season

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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The City of Buffalo has officially opened its pools for the summer season, inviting the public to use them from now through Labor Day.

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The state’s chief fiscal watchdog is hoping Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill that increases the monitoring of industrial development agencies, ensuring that companies receiving tax breaks live up to job-creation promises.

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New incubator space will soon be available for entrepreneurs. Renovations underway at The Foundry will include 12 new studios for startup companies.

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Two people, a husband and wife were found stabbed, one fatally, overnight in Lackawanna.

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Residents in three Western New York counties will be able to legally purchase some fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July this year. Niagara, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties have each legalized some small fireworks after a new state law left the decision  up to county governments. 

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Two New York State lawmakers, from both houses and from both parties, joined in Buffalo Tuesday urging Governor Cuomo to sign legislation that provides a tax credit for property owners converting to a geothermal heating and cooling system.

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The money raising for restarting the old Broadway Theater continued Tuesday night with a fundraiser in the lobby of the Ellicott Square Building.

When Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a new rebate check for property taxpayers, they touted it as a significant “real” benefit to average homeowners. But fiscal watchdog groups say the program is severely flawed, and the money could be better used on something else.

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It was 8:58 p.m. Tuesday when the Arabic prayer rang out at sunset and the Iftar dinner celebrating the end of another day of Ramadan commenced in the City Hall lobby.


City, state and federal elected officials support restoring Fosdick Field at City Honors School. But it appears the community group pushing the plan for the vacant Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority land will not be getting preferential treatment.

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The Buffalo Board of Education met and interviewed candidates applying for the superintendent job Tuesday. The board met behind closed doors most of the day after gathering in special session. Meanwhile, WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says members of the community continue to pressure the board to remain transparent in the search for a new superintendent. 

Plans have been unveiled for restoring Fosdick Field at City Honors School. Public housing that stood on the land for nearly 35 years was recently demolished.

Roswell Park teams up with Nigerian cancer center

Jun 30, 2015
Dave DeLuca

About 102,000 new cancer cases are diagnosed annually in Nigeria. More than 70 percent die from the disease.

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The idea of large asteroids threatening the Earth and its habitants is not just the stuff of Hollywood, say scientists and advocates who are urging governments to do more to detect the deadly space rocks.

Jeb Bush appears at Buffalo campaign fundraiser

Jun 30, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Jeb Bush, one of more than a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls, appeared in Buffalo Tuesday morning for a campaign fundraiser.

A pioneering gay activist is suggesting the Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriages across the country may be the easiest part of the struggle for gay civil rights.

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Niagara Falls streets are improving, using a little money and some new machines.

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A seven year tradition in Hamburg is using golf to help young amputees and their families.

Today on WBFO's Press Pass, Blues host Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the significance of a film crew sighting Pat recently made on a Buffalo street. They also discusses a number of new film shoots about to get underway in Western New York.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A state lawmaker from Niagara County is hoping to take proactive steps to further secure the long-term future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station by developing an extensive emergency services and management hub on part of the grounds.

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A collaboration is underway to focus on the prevention of sexual violence.  Crisis Services is sharing a Sexual Assault Prevention grant from the state Health Department with the YWCA of Niagara and RESTORE Sexual Assault Services will share in the regional grant.

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New details are emerging now that the three-week manhunt for two escaped New York inmates is over.

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Two members of the group "Our Ability" took off Monday on a 12-day trek along the Erie Canal Trail in hopes of raising awareness about disabilities. The pair is marking the 25th anniversary of the American with disabilities Act and promoting the work still needed to be done. 

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An Episcopal Bishop with roots in Buffalo will soon become the next worldwide leader for his faith, and the first African American to fill the role.

Venus, Jupiter set to converge in evening sky Tuesday

Jun 29, 2015
Courtesy Sky & Telescope

Assuming the weather cooperates, local skywatchers will be able to enjoy a conjunction of two planets Tuesday night, as Venus and Jupiter meet from Earth's vantage point.

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Three members of the graduating class of Mount Saint Mary Academy in Kenmore want to pursue careers in the U.S. military. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley met with the young women to discuss their future endeavors and their thoughts on women in the military.

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The manhunt for escaped killers David Sweat and Richard Matt came to and end this weekend with Matt shot and killed on Friday and Sweat wounded Sunday as authorities took him into custody.

The Town of Tonawanda sewer system overflowed into Ellicott Creek over the weekend.

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Convicted killer David Sweat is back in the custody of law enforcement, and will likely never see the outside world again. After spending three weeks on the run in the Adirondack region of northern New York, a State Police Sergeant shot Sweat not far from the Canadian Border.

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