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New York State's highest court will hear the Erie County District Attorney's appeal in the reversed murder conviction of Matthew Kuzdzal, who was tried for the death of his then-girlfriend's young son.


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Buffalo was warm in February. How warm was it? The National Weather Service says the region set a record for the warmest February on record.

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Later this month, "March Madness" returns to Buffalo when the city hosts first- and second-round games of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Local tourism leaders are acting to make sure the city and its businesses are ready.


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Buffalo's Common Council is again grappling with the issue of landmarking buildings around the city, entangled with a court case last year.

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As high school students navigate academics and social lives, they also find themselves engaged in political discussions. In our ongoing series “Cafeteria Chats,” WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley sits down with students at Niagara Falls High School. In part one of this week’s installment, the students tell us President Trump has dominated conversations in their classrooms and hallways.  

Area lawmakers react to Trump speech to Congress

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Here are statements from some New York lawmakers to President Trump's address to Congress.

From U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) :

Just one month before the state budget is due, numerous interest groups are converging on the State Capitol, asking that they be included in the budget.


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The Common Council is looking at how to regulate and possibly tax home-sharing computer apps like Airbnb.


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New York is now the first state in the nation to enact regulations designed to protect consumer's private data. The new rules are also designed to protect the financial services industry from the growing threat of cyber-attacks.


President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 9:00 PM Eastern Time. The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs. Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

No charges against Peters in hockey fight, says DA

Feb 28, 2017
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The Erie County District Attorney said Tuesday morning that criminal charges will not be pressed against the former Buffalo Sabres player-turned-youth hockey coach who was involved in a fight during a weekend game at HarborCenter.


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There's going to be more renovation of Main Street's 500 block in Downtown Buffalo, a block of deteriorating buildings best known for decades as one where little happened.


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With Erie Community College officials and elected leaders watching, construction workers placed the final beam atop the college's future STEM education building on the North Campus.


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A new poll finds that in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s numbers are rising while President Donald Trump’s are sinking.


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Buffalo schools are in the last stages of deciding who will be admitted to City Honors and Olmsted in the fall. These will be the first test of a new admissions process.


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A local father and son are breaking new ground in high-tech manufacturing. Scott and Zack Vader of East Amherst have developed a machine that prints metal parts.  


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More questions than answers have surfaced in the saga of a Buffalo's home school mother. The woman was initially charged with educational neglect because they were not in school. Child Protective Services also took the children from her custody. But in this week's Press Pass, WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talks with Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes who has uncovered some new revelations.  

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Not everyone in Buffalo is ready to welcome Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies just yet. Speakers gathered outside the offices of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership to explain why they want state leaders to wait.


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Buffalo amateur hockey teams, one a junior college squad and the other made up of teenagers, are gaining national attention for the wrong reason. A player is suspended from classes and facing criminal charges while a youth hockey coach familiar to Buffalo Sabres fans is suspended indefinitely as the results of their alleged behavior in weekend games.


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This February has has been a weather roller coaster, with the temperature going from 22 degrees to 71 degrees in just 27 days.

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A company in downtown Buffalo creates and provides digitized learning programs for teachers to advance K-through 12-education. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited PLS 3rd Learning, a spin-off company from the University at Buffalo. 

A second round of training began Monday aimed at helping Buffalo police officers respond more effectively to people who are grappling with mental health crises.

Mohawk Place hosting Tiny Desk Contest showcase

Feb 27, 2017
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NPR's All Songs Considered is whittling down the list of submissions for its 2017 Tiny Desk Contest. It's a chance for independent musicians to showcase their work. Coinciding with the contest is a celebration of local talents that will be held inside a downtown Buffalo club.


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Judith Enck, the former regional administrator of the EPA under President Barack Obama, said the new head of the EPA under President Donald Trump threatens to roll back major environmental regulations, including climate change actions and pollution protections.


Erie County will see this spring if a major sewer project in the South Towns will alleviate sewage-based pollution flowing through Woodlawn Beach.


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The pushback against the Trump Administration continued Sunday in a protest against new policy regarding transgender youths and the use of school bathrooms. The issues prompted many to rally on a cold and windy afternoon at Niagara Square.


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The local arts and culture community is preparing for cuts in federal funding. The White House Office of Management and Budget has suggested eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities among others.


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An on-ice brawl during a 15U Junior Sabres game Saturday allegedly involved former Sabres winger Andrew Peters.

Local Democrats are praising the election of favorite son Tom Perez as the new chairman of the national party.

St. Lawrence Church in Buffalo is expected to be overflowing at its noon Mass Sunday, thanks to Buffalo Mass Mob.

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