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Buffalo area supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spent the weekend campaigning for her in New Hampshire in advance of Tuesday's primary there.

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Authorities are warning residents in Wyoming County to beware of fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be with the IRS.

Cuomo bans conversion therapy in New York

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday announced a series of comprehensive regulations to prevent the practice of so-called lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender “conversion therapy,” which has been deemed harmful to patients by a wide variety of leading medical and mental health professionals.

Chestnut Ridge Park hosts Polish Kulig

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The second annual Polish Kulig will be held Sunday at Chestnut Ridge in Orchard Park. The word Kulig means “sleigh ride,” and it’s what the old Polish nobility would describe as winter parties.

Catholic Charities honored with BBB Torch Award

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Catholic Charities is being recognized for its work in philanthropy. The Better Business Bureau has presented its Torch Award to the Buffalo-based not-for-profit for 2015.

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Former Buffalo Bisons manager Eric Wedge has been hired by the Toronto Blue Jays as the team's Player Development Advisor.

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Buffalo Police are investigating an early morning shooting not far from the University at Buffalo's South Campus.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a robbery at an upstate New York college that's being called  racially motivated.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Reform advocates, most voters and Governor Andrew Cuomo want to help clean up scandal-scarred Albany by prohibiting the state's 213 legislators from making serious money on the side.  But the most recent financial filings show most lawmakers already get by without substantial outside income.

Ontario job creation up by close to 20,000

Feb 6, 2016

ONTARIO (CP) — Provincial Finance Minister Charles Sousa says most of the jobs being created in Ontario are good paying, full-time positions.

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A guilty plea has been entered in a public works corruption case in Monroe County.

It's income tax season, both to gather the paperwork or e-file that tax return. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Derek Wheeler talks about that paperwork and offers some advice to avoid tax scams.


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There is something of a Constitutional confrontation underway between Washington and Erie County regarding recently-passed bans on microbeads in personal care products.


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Saying the state of the City of Buffalo is "strong," Mayor Byron Brown looked back on accomplishments while announcing who will develop a highly-anticipated downtown grocery store.


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Key Bank's proposed takeover of First Niagara is running into opposition from elected officials.

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The Rich Family Foundation has made a major donation to benefit education initiatives in Buffalo.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the Foundation is donating $500,000 to the Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund.

On this first week of Black History Month, the bureau that promotes tourism locally is looking to stress the importance of Buffalo’s African American heritage.

More than 150-million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday evening, as the  Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos vie for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.


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A left leaning thank tank is out with its assessment of Governor Cuomo’s budget. They say there’s a lot to like and dislike about it.


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After months of debate, Erie County legislators rejected a push to move bar closing hours back from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.


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The growing opioid epidemic is taking a toll on society's most vulnerable: newborn babies.


Just as three plays close this weekend - Irish Classical's ALL MY SONS, Subversive Theatre's  KEELY AND DU, and Second Generation's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASH AND SPIKE - we have four openings - Theatre in the Mist's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Paul Robeson's FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, Theatre of Youth's NUMBER THE STARS and Jewish Rep's BAD JEWS, about a family argument over who's more worthy of a family heirloom.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's return from the All-Star break, the improving play of forward Zemgus Girgensons and the team's success on the road versus their continuing woes on home ice.


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The house in Buffalo's Old First Ward where a "bank shaming" campaign began last summer will soon be back on the market. A state lawmaker and housing activists returned to 20 Sidway Street to announce that the bank involved has completed foreclosure proceedings.


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The message to high school students: there’s a bright future in manufacturing.

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Elevator-related accidents in 2015 killed at least five people across New York, including a worker last month at Tonawanda Coke. To improve safety, state Senator Marc Panepinto is pushing a bill mandating training for elevator mechanics.

Niagara Falls air base to receive eight tanker planes

Feb 4, 2016
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Federal lawmakers representing New York State say jobs at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station will be better protected, with the U.S. Air Force sending a new mission to the local installation.

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Nardin Academy in Buffalo announced the abrupt departure of its 24th president, John Thomas West III.

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Lawrence Brooks is a contrarian, arguing in his new book that things in Western New York aren't as good as many claim, although probably better than past decades. Brooks spoke with WBFO's Mike Desmond about the book, which is called Buffalo-Niagara: Diagnosis & Prescription for Change.


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Many are familiar with the 43North competition, which has been awarding millions in prizes to new Buffalo businesses in recent years. Now the state is providing $20 million over four years, including $10 million in prize money, for the new 76West clean energy competition in the Southern Tier.

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