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9:50 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

17 nursing home workers accused of mistreating patients

Criminal complaints were filed in Buffalo City Court Thursday, alleging mistreatment of residents at the HighPointe on Michigan nursing home on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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HUD Funding
9:43 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Schroeder questions delays in granting Emergency Rehab Loans

City Comptroller Mark Schroeder

City Comptroller Mark Schroeder says "the gloves are now off" in a dispute with the Brown administration over delays in the disbursement of federal housing rehab loans. 

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Local
1:38 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Jills suspend all activities in wake of lawsuit

Credit buffalojills.com

All activities of the Buffalo Jills have been suspended until further notice.

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Focus on Education
12:45 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

High-demand charter school begins expansion project

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

A Buffalo elementary school with a lengthy waiting list will soon be able to accept more students.

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Local
11:35 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Erie County lawmakers approve road, bridge construction plans

The roads, bridges and highways set for repair in Erie County this year are highlighted in blue and green. The additional roads in need of fixing this year are highlighted in pink.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The Erie County Legislature approved a $27.1 million infrastructure improvement plan for county roadways Thursday. The spending plan includes $4.5 million for additional roads in need of repair this year.

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Health
10:40 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Lomeo named president/CEO of Kaleida Health

Jody Lomeo has been named president and CEO of Kaleida Health
Credit Kaleida Health

The Kaleida Health Board of Directors has named Jody Lomeo president and CEO.

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Cultural
9:45 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Canadian oath refusers take their battle to court

Some seeking Canadian citizenship are refusing to swear an oath to Queen Elizabeth II.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

WBFO's Dan Karpenchuk reports

An unusual court case was heard recently in Ontario dealing with citizenship and immigration. Three longtime foreign residents were fighting for the right to become Canadian citizens, but without having to swear allegiance to the British Queen.

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Local
9:44 am
Thu April 24, 2014

UB symposium recalls genocide in Rwanda

The late Alison Des Forges was considered an expert on the genocide in Rwanda.

An impressive gathering of local and world-renowned speakers have made their way to the University at Buffalo's North Campus today for an international symposium, "The Rwandan Genocide: Twenty Years Later." The event was organized by the Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee.

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Focus on Education
8:26 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Parent protest gains school board attention

Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Faced with a potential sit-in at the board room, the Buffalo School Board last night agreed to a direct meeting next Wednesday with the District Parent Coordinating Council.

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Local
7:41 am
Thu April 24, 2014

After 10 years, little progress made on teachers' contract

Buffalo teachers have been working without a contract for more than ten years.  Last night, the School Board received an update from an administration official on the status of contract negotiations with the Buffalo Teachers Federation. 

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Local
7:27 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Buffalo Bills scheduled to open season in Chicago

The Buffalo Bills travel to Chicago on September 7th to play the Bears to open the 2014 season, a season in which the Bills will play all home games in Orchard Park for the first time since 2007.

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Politics
5:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Conference focuses on future storm prep

Hurricane Sandy.
Credit Matthew Kraus / Some Rights Reserved

Governor Cuomo gathered local leaders from around the state to talk about reaction to past storms, and to plan for the next ones.

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Local
4:47 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

$21 million in federal grants going to local Head Start program

Rep. Brian Higgins, CAO Early Childhood Administrator Phyllis McBride, and CAO President Nathan Hare announced the grants.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

Erie County's Head Start/Early Head Start early childhood education program is getting a big boost from Washington.

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Art/Theater
3:10 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Local actors celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday

Lisa Ludwig with SDP (L), Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz (M) & Saul Elkin with SDP (R).
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Cast and crew members of Shakespeare in Delaware Park celebrated the writer’s 450th birthday Wednesday. The group read excerpts of the William Shakespeare’s sonnets, monolouges and plays all day in honor of his legacy.

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Local
8:55 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Critics call on Verizon for FiOS TV access in Buffalo

A large crowd at the West Side Community Center was calling for Verizon to provide its FIOS service in Buffalo.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Verizon may not want to install its FiOS system in Buffalo but city residents and politicians want it. That was the consensus expressed Tuesday night meeting in the West Side Community Center.

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Local
8:25 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Clergy members call on county for jail release program

Clergy members made a surprise appearance at the office of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

After being rebuffed for several weeks dozens of local clergy showed up unannounced at Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz's office to push for the reinstatement of a conditional release program at the county jail.

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Focus on Education
5:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Community Music School in Buffalo celebrates 90th anniversary

Community Music School, Buffalo, NY.
Credit Photo from Community Music School Webpage

The Community Music School has been providing music lessons to individuals in Buffalo for 90 years. The school will be celebrating its anniversary with a big event Thursday night in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans. 

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Local
5:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Erie County to spend $27 million on road, bridge repairs

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz & County Commissioner of Public Works John Loffredo.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced a list of area roadways that will be under construction this season. The county plans to spend $27 million on the infrastructure projects if the legislature approves an additional $4.5 million.

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Politics
4:45 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Moreland fallout continues for Cuomo

A new poll finds that Governor Cuomo is still feeling the fall out from the demise of his Moreland Commission, a  panel that was investigating corruption in the legislature. Cuomo disbanded the commission as part of the state budget deal.

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Focus on Education
8:55 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Two school board candidates ruled off ballot

Credit WBFO File Photo

A second candidate running for one of three at-large seats on the Buffalo Board of Education was removed from the ballot Tuesday due to a lack of valid signatures.

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Local
5:29 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

City unveils new police vehicles

New Chevy Tahoes for the Buffalo Police Department.
Credit Lorey Schultz / City of Buffalo Deputy Director of Communications

The Buffalo Police Department received a dozen new patrol vehicles Wedneday. The Chevy Tahoes are the first of 49 total cruisers expected to be on the road by mid-May.

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Local
4:57 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

DOT going back to the drawing board on Scajaquada redesign

Advocates of change say a busy highway should have never been built through Delaware Park.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The original construction of the Scajaquada Expressway was a mistake and the latest proposal for changing it is also a mistake, according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan.

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Local
1:55 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Former Jills cheerleaders sue team over low wages, allege 'degrading' treatment

Five former Jills are suing the team over low pay and "degrading" situations
Credit buffalojills.com

A group of five former Buffalo Jills cheerleaders has filed suit against the Buffalo Bills, saying the football team exploited them by failing to pay them in accordance with New York State's minimum wage laws.

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Local
1:46 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Rural Metro makes its case for continued ambulance service

Several Rural Metro employees visited Council chambers Tuesday to make their voices heard.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

With its contract in the City of Buffalo set to expire in June, Rural Metro Medical Services is defending its ambulance service.

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Cultural
9:57 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Revelers celebrate Polish traditions on Dyngus Day

WBFO's Mike Desmond reports on Dyngus Day 2014

The prevailing colors yesterday on Buffalo's East Side were red and white, under a hazy blue sky.

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Local
8:23 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Federal changes could impact Falls funding

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer appeared Monday with Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and other officials
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

During a stop in Niagara Falls, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer pledged Monday to fight a plan that could cut off vital funding for the city.

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Cultural
5:45 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Jazz guitar virtuoso Martin Taylor performing tonight

Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor plays a concert this evening at St. Joe's
Credit martintaylor.com

With a name that includes two of the world's great guitar makers, some might say Martin Taylor was born to play the instrument. 

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Local
4:36 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Study finds New Yorkers against school mergers

Credit WBFO File Photo

Despite a push from Albany to save money by combining services, a study by school administrators shows the public doesn’t want school mergers.

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Child Protective Services
9:39 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Gallivan bills would better protect children

A package of bills that would improve Child Protective Services in New York has been introduced by State Senator Patrick Gallivan.  The Elma Republican says his legislation would better protect children.

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Local
12:53 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Reed joins fan group's fundraising effort to keep Bills in Buffalo

An effort to keep the Bills in Buffalo has gained the support of some former players, including Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed and kicker Steve Christie. They've joined the advisory board of the Buffalo Fan Alliance in an effort that allows fans to contribute to a fund that would lend to new ownership.

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