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Friends and family to deceased war veteran Corporal Robert J. Smith gathered in West Seneca Sunday morning to recognize him for his contributions during the Vietnam War.

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You might believe you were hurt in an auto accident and can sue.

Clinton escapee David Sweat was released from Albany Medical Center early Sunday morning and has returned to a maximum security correctional facility. 

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Tens of thousands of holiday revelers filled the grounds at Canalside yesterday for a day long celebration of the Fourth of July.

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A suspicious package forced Niagara County Sheriff's deputies to cordon off a section of Old Falls Street last night.

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Genesee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a Cheektowaga woman.

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The Red Cross has been called to assist an East Side family after an early morning fire.

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Emergency rescue personnel were called to the Niagara Gorge last night to rescue an injured hiker.

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Just as one of the two killers who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York is laid to rest, the other leaves questions unanswered for law enforcers.

Sabres give O'Reilly record contract

Jul 4, 2015
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Ryan O'Reilly, one of the newest Buffalo Sabres, has signed the richest contract in team history. The forward will make $52.5 million over the next 7 years. The previous high was a 7-year $50 million deal offered to Thomas Vanek.

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The Buffalo Police Department is taking a two-pronged approach to solving its cold cases.

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The Police Chief of a Chautauqua County town has been arrested after a domestic situation.

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A local firm will be helping nearly 10,000 American overseas troops celebrate Independence Day.

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A head-on collision near Batavia has sent three people to area hospitals.

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The international ride sharing company Uber has won a legal judgement in Toronto.

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A made-in-America summer treat is jumping in with the Western New York food truck boom. Get your straws ready, and forget the lunch counter, the diner, and the drugstore soda fountains of yesterday. That milkshake you crave is now on wheels.

As the fireworks-fueled holiday weekend sparks patriotic emotions, a new book may provide appropriate companionship. In Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America, Genesee County author Bill Kauffman may add to patriotic thoughts while challenging some accepted notions of national pride.


Peter is heading south this weekend to see a diverse cast in OUR TOWN, the classic play by Thornton Wilder, presented by the Chautauqua Theater Company through July 12th at the Bratton Theater (your theater ticket is also your gate pass for the Chautauqua Institution). Anthony says that if you did OUR TOWN in high school, forgive that experience, and see the play anew.

New Sabre Eichel visits young Roswell Park patients

Jul 3, 2015
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Just one day after he signed his first-ever professional hockey contract, highly-touted Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel was out in the local community, visiting some special guests.

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As Western New Yorkers head into the Independence Day holiday weekend, law enforcers and medical experts are both reminding the public about the dangers of fireworks when misused. The public is also being reminded that while some counties have legalized small fireworks and sparklers, they remain illegal in others including Erie County.

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The 91st Annual Appeal for Catholic Charities has exceeded its goal. As of Tuesday, the final day of the Appeal, just over $11.15 million had been received.

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Motorists could see another change in the speed limit on Buffalo's Scajaquada Expressway.

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Rural Metro Ambulance is making a $1.5-million investment in new ambulances for the Buffalo area.  The vehicles are part of a pilot project which the ambulance service is conducting in Buffalo and a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

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The long holiday weekend will mean travel for many Americans.  While many of us will likely be celebrating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is reminding folks to use caution on the roads.

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In the past, when a motorist was pulled over for a moving violation in the City of Buffalo, all money from fines incurred would head straight to Albany. That came to an end on Wednesday.

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As children enjoy their summer break from school, experts warn of the so-called "summer slide." Studies indicate most students will lose about two months of a grade level in math skills and low-income students lose more than two months in reading.

The commissioner of the state’s environmental agency is leaving his post, just two days after Joe Martens issued the final environmental impact statement banning hydrofracking in New York. Supporters say the ban is having an effect in other areas of the country.

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With the future of the Scajaquada Expressway studied for years, State Senator Mark Panepinto says it's time for the State Department of Transportation to make a decision.


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The Buffalo school board showed up Wednesday for the annual reorganization meeting to elect its officers for the new school year and adjourned without electing anyone.


Eichel goes pro, signs contract with Sabres

Jul 1, 2015
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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.

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