William Hochul taking job with Delaware North

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Outgoing U.S. Attorney William Hochul has taken a job with Delaware North to serve as the company's general counsel.

New York Sen. Timothy Kennedy has proposed new legislation that would ban the sale and possession of the newly emerging synthetic opioid nicknamed "Pink."

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The woman prosecutors say struck a man on a bicycle with her car in late 2013, and then left him to die, faces jail time. It's the result of a plea deal announced Monday morning in State Supreme Court.

Heritage Moments: How Jay Silverheels, the man who played Tonto, got his name

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Tonto is one of the most famous and enduring characters ever to come out of American television. He is the Lone Ranger’s faithful sidekick, brave, loyal and just, variously described as Potawatomi or Comanche. And the actor who made Tonto come alive during the entire TV run of The Lone Ranger (1949-57) was a handsome, dark-haired, sometimes-Buffalonian named Jay Silverheels.

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says his office needs better oversight of state economic development contracts, in light of a corruption scandal that has led to criminal charges against Governor Cuomo’s former top aide, other Cuomo Administration associates and two major upstate developers. Karen DeWitt sat down with DiNapoli this week to talk about that and other topics, including  a drop in state revenues of nearly three quarter of a billion dollars so far this year, and his predictions for the elections.

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In an effort to promote farm-to-school programs across the state, New York’s top fiscal watchdog has released a study that chronicles the growth of these initiatives and pinpoints the challenges they face.

Beyond the Playbook: Loss confirms Bills' mediocrity

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Heading into the weekend, analyst Matt Sabuda encouraged Buffalo Bills fans to enjoy the team's four-game winning streak. From his perspective, Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins revealed the inability of the team---and its quarterback Tyrod Taylor---to overcome adversity, providing another sign that the Bills are not capable of competing at a championship level.

The Buffalo Connection: Marguerite Derricks

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Tim O’Shei of The Buffalo News has been traveling around the country visiting Western New Yorkers who’ve made it to the highest levels of show business and pop culture. Sunday's paper included his latest feature, with a profile of Buffalo native turned Hollywood and Vegas choreographer, Marguerite Derricks. For more than 35 years, Derricks has been dancing her way to the top.

A call has gone out to artists who are interested in helping create an LGBT memorial for New York State.

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Jay Ajayi tied an NFL record by surpassing 200 yards rushing for the second game in a row, helping the Miami Dolphins rally past the Buffalo Bills 28-25 Sunday.

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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump could do very well across Upstate New York. That's according to State GOP Chairman Ed Cox.

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The panel formed to consider proposed pay raises for New York State legislators has until mid November to submit its recommendation. There are differences in opinion among lawmakers, downstate and upstate, whether they need to earn larger checks.

The Niagara County Sheriff's office is pleased with a recent designation that will assist its personnel in cracking down on drug trafficking.

“Abnormal” is how the National Weather Service is describing this weekend’s rainfall. While rainfall totals over just a couple of days reached as much as three to five inches in some areas of Western New York, it isn’t enough to count the region out of drought conditions just yet. / NYSEG

More than 3000 NYSEG customers are without power on Sunday afternoon - the majority of them in Amherst and Clarence.

A ten year project to improve the sewer system in the City of Tonawanda is at the half-way point.

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A large orange sign reading “Black Lives Matter” in bold black letters was unveiled Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst.

The Bachelor Apartments are being torn down to make room for a $75 million dollar hotel, apartment and office complex to be built by Ellicott Development.

State mandated drinking water testing has found high lead levels in eleven local school districts.

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The traveler's lodging service Airbnb is facing significant challenges in New York State.

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We’ve all heard jolting reports about opioid abuse becoming a growing problem in our region.

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There will be buttons from Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt’s campaigns, items from the 1901 Pan-American Expo, and even materials from the current presidential campaigns. A political memorabilia show is being held this weekend at the Hyatt Place Hotel Buffalo/Amherst.

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A Buffalo fire truck and another vehicle were heavily damaged after colliding this morning.

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Local Democrats are using some of Donald Trump's statements to attack local Republicans, saying candidates on this year's ballot should be distancing themselves away from a man who says he may not accept the results of the election if he loses.

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Buffalo Zoo President and CEO Dr. Donna Fernandes will play an active role in the search for her successor – someone likely to find that a zoo-leader’s boots are big shoes to fill.


An investigation of state employees stealing from developmentally disabled people in their care has prompted a call for better oversight by the agency overseeing group homes for the disabled.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which is moving forward with an ambitious expansion plan known as AK360, got a fiscal boost for the project Thursday from members of the New York State Assembly. Speaker Carl Heastie joined local delegates in Buffalo to make the announcement.

If the Buffalo Bills are going to continue their winning streak this Sunday in Miami, they will likely do so without running LeSean McCoy, who is suffering from a hamstring injury. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills can overcome the injury with the continued solid play of their offensive line and if quarterback Tyrod Taylor raises his game.

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All drinking fountains in Lackawanna City Schools have been turned off and sinks have warning signs on them, after elevated levels of lead were found from a variety of sources.

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After several years of budget surpluses, New York state tax revenue is coming in at a lower-than-expected rate.