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Disappointed McCartney fans fail to snare tickets

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Fans converged on First Niagara Center hoping that with a little luck, they would snare some of the hottest tickets in town.

The Buffalo Bills are turning their offense over to Tyrod Taylor, who has won the starting job after a three-way quarterback competition during the offseason. Coach Rex Ryan announced his decision following practice on Monday.

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The move to greener mass transit is underway across metro Buffalo. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority broke ground on a new compressed natural gas fueling station at its bus garage on Military Road in the Town of Tonawanda on Monday.

State urged to complete further changes to Scajaquada

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While welcoming a lowered speed limit along Route 198, members of the Scajaquada Corridor Coalition say they're awaiting additional changes to the roadway announced earlier this summer, including pedestrian crossings.

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The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament’s debut on Grand Island was a success.

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The Buffalo Bills have released veteran running back Fred Jackson. The somewhat shocking news comes as the team prepares to cut its roster down to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon.

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An alarming piece of data was presented last week by the new Buffalo Schools Superintendent. Dr. Kriner Cash told the school board that in Buffalo  for every 100 ninth graders only 50-end up graduating. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley talked to two school board members about the data.

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Students return to the Medaille College campus in Buffalo Monday under brand new leadership.  Dr. Kenneth Macur will serve as the 7th president of the school, replacing Dr. Richard Jurasek, who retired at the end of last semester. Macur is the former Provost and Dean of Bethany College in Kansas.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley met with the new leader in his college office.

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Tickets go on sale today to see Paul McCartney at First Niagara Center. They aren't expected to last long. Buffalo audiences are proving to be eager ticket buyers, a trend that has national promoters taking a closer look at the region's potential.


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The biggest single source of cash for Erie County appears to be having a hiccup and Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says it's probably because of the declining Canadian dollar.


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More signs calling out banks that are being bad neighbors will be going up this week. State Assemblyman Michael Kearns says he started the "shame campaign" to expose lenders that foreclose on homes and let them rot for years.


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The Elmwood Festival of the Arts says it has never lost a day to rain in 16 years and yesterday didn't threaten that record, with heat and blue sky for the party in the Elmwood Village.


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Governor Cuomo’s labor commissioner is likely in the next few days to finalize a phased in hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food workers. That action  dismays some business groups, who say it will have some unintended consequences.


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Neurologists and best-selling author Oliver Sacks has died .

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The Board of Trustees for the Chautauqua Institution voted to take bids on the reconstruction of the historic amphitheater.

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The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that restrictions will be placed on big game hunters this deer season this year.

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The New York State Fair is off to a start that includes a new app, and some unusual injuries.

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The draw of downtown Buffalo's Canalside area continues to expand this weekend as the popular waterfront destination hosts it's first-ever boat and auto show.

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A Western New York woman was killed in Florida Thursday morning.

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A vote will be held this afternoon to determine the course of action regarding the historic Chautauqua Amphitheater.

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When you buy a piece of property, there is a lot of paperwork and there are a lot of checks to be written.

Seneca Nation announces $40 million casino expansion

Aug 28, 2015
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The Seneca Nation and Seneca Gaming Corporation on Friday announced a plan to expand the Buffalo Creek Casino, creating new gaming space and a new restaurant space on the upper level. When finished, an estimated 300 new jobs are expected to be created.

Buff City Hoops to hold championship in Masten Park

Aug 28, 2015
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While the long-awaited return of the Gus Macker basketball tournament to the Buffalo area takes place this weekend, another hoops competition will also be happening within the city of Buffalo.


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Parking around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is the cause of serious contention for residents of Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood. On campus, only 70 percent of the current parking spaces are used by campus employees. With 30 percent of space available, the question remains, “Why are people still parking in the Fruit Belt?”


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A new charter school has opened its doors in an East Side neighborhood of Buffalo. The Charter School of Inquiry on Edison is  located in the former Community Charter School building, that closed last year. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the school will emphasize critical thinking, problem solving and engaging students.

Buffalo witnessing "brain gain"

Aug 28, 2015
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Buffalo’s got brain.  The number of people in the region with a college degree is up by more than 50,000 since 2000, according to a new study by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a conservative think tank.

It's being called one of the biggest online data breaches in the world. The infidelity website Ashley Madison was hacked in July, but in the last week, email addresses for some 30 million users of the site were made public online by the hackers. Toronto police say the fallout from the hack is enormous and is being felt worldwide.


For two decades, thousands hit the downtown Buffalo streets in three-on-three basketball tournaments. That opportunity almost disappeared this summer before two tournaments quickly organized and scheduled events for this weekend.


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Visitors to The Buffalo Zoo will be paying a bit more from now on. The zoo has announced it is raising its admission prices by $1.50 for patrons over the age of two. 

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There’s a special room now open to cancer patients at the Erie County Medical Center. It offers hope and care to young adults dealing with a life-threatening diagnosis.


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