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New York State Senator Chris Jacobs of Buffalo is renewing his push for term limits for all elected state leaders, that would include the Governor and State Attorney General.   WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley said Jacobs met with reporters in downtown Buffalo Friday morning at the Mahoney State Office building. 

Apple

If at first you don't succeed.... Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo says Apple may a better fit for Western New York than Amazon.

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The New State Education Department (NYSED) announced a data breach occurred with its testing vendor Questar.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says although it is a small breach one local Catholic school was affected. 

Finger Lakes Health

Buffalo's Homeland Security office is looking for the public's help after the arrest of a Newark, NY physician on child pornography charges.

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You can't see it from Genesee Street in Cheektowaga, but might see it from an airplane flying in or out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Calspan unveiled its new $20 million automotive crash-test facility Thursday.

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Republicans Chris Collins and Tom Reed are touting their votes to prevent a government shutdown by late Friday night.

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Erie County legislators have unanimously asked Albany to extend the deadline for renewing pistol permits, noting potentially thousands of permit holders have not renewed.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing an increase in school aid of over three-quarters of a billion dollars, a rise of about 3 percent over last year, but some say that’s not enough to meet school districts’ rising costs.


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The mental health of children is a key component of a new stage production at the Theatre of Youth (TOY) in Buffalo. The Boy at the Edge of Everything opens Saturday, January 20th. WBFO's senior reporter says for the first time TOY and the Mental Health Association of Erie County are collaborating to spark an important conversation in our community. 

Small Business Administration

The head of the federal government's Small Business Administration is coming to Buffalo Friday to meet with local small business owners while raising awareness of her agency and the services they offer beyond loans.

Young Simon's life is way over-scheduled while The Boy at the Edge of Everything is bored. Their lives intersect at Theatre of Youth. And, while the wife may be constant at Irish Classical, her husband is anything but. Coinciding with the #MeToo movement, Paula Vogel's tale of predatory older man/younger woman opens at Subversive Theatre with "How I Learned to Drive", and in the netherworld of VR and avatars, if they're not "real," are heinous crimes and misdemeanors of any consequence?

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Toronto has made the short list of 20 North American cities that are still in running for Amazon’s second headquarters.


Amazon has released its short list of 20 candidates for its second North American headquarters and a joint bid submitted by Buffalo and Rochester is not on the list. Toronto did make the cut, the only Canadian city to do so.


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The U.S. Department of Education approved New York State's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it’s a plan that pushes for equity in education. 

At the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, about 10 men are gathered in a classroom in the Haudenosaunee community center.  The older men are teaching about traditions – on this day, a funeral ritual.  But soon, Leroy Hill shifts the conversation to a new topic: water.

 “Is there anybody here who don’t have to either buy water or get it hauled?” Hill asks.'

National Public Radio

Jon Bon Jovi is crediting the "evil genius" of Donald Trump for thwarting his bid to own the Buffalo Bills.

UB Athletics Director leaving for Alabama

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University at Buffalo

Reports out of Alabama say Auburn has found its next athletic director - in Buffalo.

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At Wednesday's Buffalo School Board meeting, the long struggle over getting more minority and women-owned businesses among the vendors to the district system turned into a discussion about using student labor.

Congressman Tom Reed

Congressman Tom Reed says there is bipartisan agreement in Congress on improving the nation's infrastructure.

A report by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax department lists ways that New Yorkers could get around the loss of some of their state and local tax deductions under the new law. But all of them come with complications.


On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the mood around the team coming out of its bye week, the improving play of Kyle Okposo, and continuing trade rumors involving high-scoring forward Evander Kane.


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Rochester businessman, philanthropist and former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano has launched a new campaign to achieve fair property taxes in Upstate New York. His campaign also provides homeowners an opportunity to join a class action lawsuit.


Campus Times

The University of Rochester campus newspaper, the Campus Times, is exploring more stories of students claiming their sexual harassment cases were mishandled by the administration.

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A West Seneca woman whose work has focused on serving families and children will help guide the completion of one of the region's most highly-anticipated projects.

Governor Cuomo's Office

State officials say New York's 10th and final emergency stockpile of disaster response supplies is now operational in Western New York.

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Backpacks filled with school supplies are being distributed to new refugee and Puerto Rican students now attending Buffalo Public schools. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says The Teacher's Desk received a $3,000 donation from Microsoft for its "A Good Start" backpack program.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he had no intention to replace Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, whose retirement was announced overnight, and that the decision to step down was entirely that of the 30-year police veteran.


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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown met for more than an hour with local taxi cab company leaders and attorneys Tuesday afternoon.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the cab operators are demanding an equal playing field with ride sharing companies operating in the city of Buffalo. 


American Nurses Credentialing Center

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is beginning a long and rigorous process to attain one of the nation’s highest medical accreditations.


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Civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that America's most segregated hour was 11 o'clock on a Sunday morning, for Christian church services. A local and nationwide effort is trying to bridge that racial gap.

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