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Three Rochester residents have been arrested after a heist at a Batavia store and an attempt to flee from authorities.

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The holiday season is getting underway, and many parents have already begun shopping. But Judy Braiman of Empire State Consumer Project has a warning about some of this year’s popular toys and gifts.

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A new relief effort is underway to help Hurricane Maria survivors now living in Buffalo.

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New pieces of equipment and new salt storage facilities factor in Erie County's preparations for the coming winter. Officials are also urging the public to take steps to be ready by downloading an app that offers real-time information and a means for families to put their own emergency plan together.


Crisis Services

Crisis Services is settling in to its new home this week. After 30 years on Main St., near Hertel Ave., Buffalo and Erie County's only 24 hour crisis center outgrew its former space.

Saturday is a day when people impacted by suicide will gather at events around the world.

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The University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has received a $4.5 million bequest gift. The gift comes from the estate of a beloved faculty member who spent nearly 50 years of teaching at the medical school.

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The WNY Women's Foundation has released a new report on the barriers girls and women face. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the report features stories from women both young and old. 

New York State Thruway Authority

Winter is around the corner and the New York State Thruway Authority has announced its readiness for the season.

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The New York State Public Service Commission says it has completed its investigation into the windstorm in March that swept through the region and it has determined that NYSEG and RG&E had a poor response to storm restoration.

The Buffalo Preservation Board Thursday rejected a $7 million plan to turn the landmark Episcopal Church of the Ascension into a 28-unit affordable housing development for seniors.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is slamming the tax overhaul plan passed Thursday by the House of Representatives, saying it will be “poison” to New York.


Buffalo Bills officials say rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman gives them their best chance to beat the Chargers on Sunday and revive their fading playoff hopes. Analyst Matt Sabuda, however, sees a longer view. The decision to bench starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is more about sifting through personnel to find the building blocks for a team that could eventually contend for a championship. The success of that chosen path remains to be seen.  

This week Peter and Anthony discuss three plays still up this weekend: THE CRUCIBLE with stellar performances by Adriano Gatto and Aleks Malaise at the Kavinoky Theatre; MINDING FRANKIE, a heartwarming, funny play (but take a tissue, too!) with Kristen Tripp Kelley and Christian Brandjes, and PAINTING CHURCHES at O'Connell & Company with many themes, including "you can't go home again."

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New York State is creating a suicide prevention task force to study ways to reduce the number of New Yorkers who take their own lives.

Town of Tonawanda Police

A Town of Tonawanda volunteer firefighter was arraigned Thursday in town court.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo Thursday morning to announce funding for the public school district, which is one of a few in Western New York are receiving dollars to expand slots in the Empire State After-School Program.


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Blue pills intended to look like oxycodone, which were actually a mix of drugs including fentanyl, were being sold on the streets in Erie and Chautauqua counties.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Office reports its Bomb Squad Unit and detectives have cleared a threat at Alden High School and the student involved.

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Striking faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges have rejected on a proposed contract offer aimed at ending a month-old strike.

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Many smokers are  being put to the test today as the Great American Smokeout is staged throughout the country. The event challenges smokers to take an early step in kicking the habit.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

For the first time ever, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the regional chamber of commerce, has released a survey showing how employers view the area's business climate.


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A Salamanca School student is a 'whiz' at naming capital cities.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley had a chance to talk with the 8th grader Kendell Valvo, his teacher Adam Bennett and Salamanca High School principal Chris Siebert.

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Kitchen connoisseurs know firsthand that it takes considerable effort to develop strong culinary skills.

Buffalo Public Schools

Buffalo Public Schools are running out of time to define a future for BUILD Academy, whose weak academic performance is impairing its prospects.

The Niagara Falls Board is advising residents in the city of Niagara Falls to boil their water before using, after a water line ruptured allowing dirty water to enter the system.

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Several corruption trials are set for 2018 after a scandal involving nine of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former associates who worked on his administration’s economic development projects. Advocates say they will continue to push for reforms to prevent such problems from happening again.


On this week's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about Tuesday night's 5-4 overtime loss in Pittsburgh, the lack of offense from the team's defensemen, and Dave Andreychuk's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.


Debate over New York State's economic development policies, and their impact on Western New York, has spread beyond an exchange between a local state lawmaker and the head of a key development agency.  A statewide government watchdog agency and the Lieutenant Governor have also offered differing points of view.


University at Rochester

An open letter has been signed by more than 200 professors outside the University of Rochester condemning the administration for its response to allegations of sexual harassment.

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