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As cold as it was last February, temperatures never dropped as low as they did Sunday morning. It was 12 below zero at the airport weather station at 8am, just one degree shy of the record of 13-below set back in 1943.

Local and state leaders are responding to the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Former Tonawanda Town Justice John Flynn has gained the official backing of the Erie County Democratic Committee in his run for District Attorney.

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Parents of students at the Tapestry Charter School are continuing to express their opposition to a possible relocation of the K-5 program.

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Authorities are turning to the public for assistance with a Wyoming County murder case.

Varsity Theater reopens on Buffalo's East Side

Feb 13, 2016

First built in 1923 as a movie house, a theater on Buffalo's East Side is reopening with a little help from New York State, whose second-in-command suggests developments like these are the starting point for neighborhood revivals.

Love and marriage and the immigration process can be very related.

Information on how to protect yourself from winter weather and where to find various services is available on Erie County's Winter Storms & Extreme Cold website.

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Despite the Buffalo area's resurgence, thousands of  "zombie properties" continue dragging down neighborhoods. Because of that, Assemblyman Michael Kearns is stepping up his Bank Shame Campaign.

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With a third band of lake effect snow expected to his the City of Buffalo, snow plow crews are continuing to work to stay ahead of the weather.

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February 12 marks the 7th anniversary of the tragic crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Clarence Center.

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You may notice that “new car smell” if you’re driving through downtown Buffalo this weekend. The 2016 Buffalo Auto Show is now underway at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, where more than 250 new vehicles are on display through Sunday.

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SUNY has announced a round of funding for 16-campuses to establish or expand an Educational Opportunity Program. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter says SUNY Buffalo State and the University at Buffalo will both receiving funding for their programs.

Many schools close as storm approaches

Feb 12, 2016
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Many schools are closed today in anticipation of the severe weather.

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Erie County legislators are pondering the future of the county's ban on plastic microbeads used in personal care products that are considered an environmental threat to the Great Lakes. The ban takes effect on Sunday.


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Black history on the Niagara Frontier is long, rich and varied, a story that stretches from Joe Hodge, the trapper and trader who lived on Cattaraugus Creek and Buffalo Creek in the 1790s, to the Coloured Corps, the company of black soldiers who defended Upper Canada against the American invaders in the War of 1812, to William Wells Brown and the black Buffalonians who fought off So

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Race relations in America have improved, but they aren't always good. This assessment was provided by Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree, who spoke Thursday at the University at Buffalo.


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Cheap gas prices are making consumers happy at the pump, but not everyone is benefiting from the lower prices. New York’s counties, who impose a sales tax on gasoline, have lost over $200 million in revenues.


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The days of the old Chautauqua Amphitheater are now numbered. A state Supreme Court Judge Thursday rejected a preservation group's legal moves to block demolition.


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With SolarCity's stock price plummeting, some have voiced concerns over the future of the company's massive manufacturing plant that is under construction in South Buffalo. During his visit to Buffalo Thursday, Governor Cuomo looked to ease those concerns.

Two plays, both running through Sunday, February 28, deal with the emotions that cultural identity stirs up, as well as culture versus stereotypes. BAD JEWS presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Steve Vaughan, asks questions about Jewish identity while FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN presented by Paul Robeson Theatre, directed by Laverne Clay, presents a late-in-life friendship between boxer Muhammad Ali and Hollywood actor Steppin' Fetchit.

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The art design of a freshman at the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts was selected to promote the Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience events.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced new economic development that will bring a combined 1,400 jobs to Buffalo and Dunkirk over the next decade.

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Buffalo Police have located a missing mother and her three young children who went missing Wednesday.

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It’s not your average emergency vehicle. It can float on water and glide over huge snow mounds, helping emergency responders get to places that are difficult or impossible to access by foot.

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Leaders at the Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo want to purchase a former city school building for expansion.  An informational session was held Wednesday evening where the proposal was presented to parents and the board of trustees.  But as WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley learned, some parents are in opposition.

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Details and budgets are still being worked out but the rough outlines of the futures of Lafayette and East High Schools were approved by the school board Wednesday night.


Women making small steps into gaming industry

Feb 11, 2016

The tech world continues to be dominated by men. However, more women are adding terms like "coder" and "game developer" to their resumes.


Governor Cuomo’s Administration has released a report that it says shows the benefits of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next few years.  Business groups charge the study is biased.


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KeyCorp is running into more opposition over its proposed purchase of Buffalo based First Niagara Financial Group.


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