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Catholic Health

A fifth generation Buffalonian with strong community ties and long-time involvement in the region’s healthcare arena will become president and CEO of Catholic Health early next month.

Is cryptocurrency here to stay as an investment?

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Anyone who has followed Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride in the investment market knows about its volatility. But that’s not stopping many people from rolling the digital dice, including many millennial investors. The cryptocurrency service continues to gain popularity.

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In Buffalo, about one-third of all residents have no computer access. That reality impacts city classrooms as students contend with the digital divide. Efforts are underway to overcome that deficit.

Tops Friendly Markets, a Western New York staple for decades, may be heading for bankruptcy. Bloomberg.com is reporting the supermarket chain could file papers this month seeking court protection from creditors. Following the story is  Jim Fink of Business First who believes the news may be premature. 

Cattaraugus County’s public health director is confident some strides are being made in grappling with the opioid crisis.

National Weather Service

Temperatures will move into the fifties later today, continuing a remarkable trend of unseasonably warm weather coming to the area. Heather Kenyon of the National Weather Service tells WBFO that Tuesday's high temperature away from the Lake Erie shore could be in the upper sixties. Though mid-week temperatures will move back toward freezing, Kenyon expects mostly mild weather over the next two weeks.

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New York’s junior senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, was officially nominated for re-election Friday at a meeting of the State Democratic Party in Albany, where she said she will serve out her entire six-year term if she wins the race in November.


National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project

February is American Heart Month, and while there are many topics such as diet, exercise, and smoking that people commonly associate with the heart, one important one is sometimes overlooked.


Scam alert in Orchard Park

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Police in Orchard Park are warning residents of a scam involving entry into homes.

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Town of Tonawanda Police are investigating a hit and run accident that involved a person in a motorized wheelchair.

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At least 100 students at City Honors High School walked out of class early Friday, in protest of planned teacher cuts at the Buffalo school.


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Democratic leaders are endorsing Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray to challenge incumbent Chris Collins this November.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a written statement, says there is no tolerance in New York State for threats of violence against schools, real or hoax. Arrests have been made after "copycat threats" were reported in two Western New York school districts, two days after a shooter opened fire at a Florida High School.

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An increasing number of states over the past few years have looked into legalizing marijuana. Now there is a chance pot could be removed from the list of controlled substances.

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Along with remembering their loved ones, the Families of Continental Flight 3407 marked the 9th anniversary of the fatal crash by continuing their push for airline safety.

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This week's deadly mass shooting at a high school in Florida, the 18th incident involving a gun on a school's grounds in the U.S. this year, is again raising questions about how other schools may prepare and react in the event trouble comes to their campus. WBFO spoke with a local defensive strategy trainer and a local longtime social worker to hear their thoughts.


Zach Anderson

Well-known Buffalo chef and restaurant owner Mike Andrzejewski  defeated celebrity chef Bobby Flay on national television Thursday night.

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Erie County legislators Thursday banned a controversial technique called gay conversion therapy. The widely discredited program claims it can "cure" a gay child and turn them straight.

Tim Pohl

Around 4 p.m. Thursday, something went terribly wrong on a Norfolk Southern freight train heading east through Attica, on its way from Bison Yard in Cheektowaga to Mechanicville, near Albany. The train's two engines flew off a high embankment, dragging train cars along with them.

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Some Democratic lawmakers are pushing for a measure that would make anonymous political ads on Facebook and other social media illegal. They say the ads are being abused to falsely represent their positions on issues.


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The three openings this week are BEGINNING AGAIN ("sounds existential") at the Alleyway Theatre, FAR AWAY ("creepy") at Torn Space, and MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS ("a very short run") at Shea's 710 Theatre. And, Anthony reports on stars on and off Broadway: Mark Rylance, Uma Thurman, Blair Brown, Marsha Mason, Donna Murphy, and Buffalo's own Roslyn Ruff.


Wegmans

Three area Wegmans will be closing overnights.

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New York State is starting its $75 million program to replace aging septic systems in 31 priority counties.

An Amherst man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for having sexual relations with a child.

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Pet stores in New York State would be prohibited from buying dogs or cats from puppy mills and other large commercial breeding facilities under a new proposal in the state legislature.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A legal fight between the Buffalo Public School District and Buffalo Teachers Federation over a plan to transfer teachers from City Honors will return to court next week, when the district will file papers challenging a restraining order obtained by the BTF.


Team USA

Athletes like Team USA's Adam Rippon are breaking barriers for LGBTQ athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics. A record number of 14 openly gay athletes are participating in this year’s games, twice as many in the 2014 games.

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Niagara University will host a one-day professional development course in downtown Niagara Falls next month, featuring one of the biggest names in the entertainment and leisure business. Local organizers hope that once the name attracts participants, those guests will also get a look at the Cataract City's assets.


The opioid epidemic has cost the United States more than $1 trillion since 2001, according to a new study, and may exceed another $500 billion over the next three years.

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After an afternoon protest and an evening school board meeting, the fight over pulling teachers out of City Honors School is in State Supreme Court again Thursday morning.

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