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Many small businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans have limited opportunities to network with larger corporations. This barrier can prevent owners from taking their enterprises to the next level.

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A former Catholic priest who now leads a sexual abuse advocacy group says the list released Tuesday by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is incomplete and fails to address deeper issues with sexual abuse among clergy. Bishop Richard Malone, meanwhile, explained why he released names only and clarified the church's stance on the proposed Child Victims Act.

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Nearly six months after filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us is planning to sell or close all of its 800 stores across the country. So how will the changing retail landscape impact locally-owned independent toy stores?


UB Athletics has had a historic week. They earned their first NCAA tournament wins in both men's and women’s college basketball. Then Wednesday, the program hired its new director of athletics.

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On the same day the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo released a list of 42 clergy accused of sexually abusing minors, a childhood sex abuse victim - himself allegedly abused by a now-deceased priest - shared his experience of coming to terms and reaching out for help.

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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says with another high school shooting occurring in Maryland Tuesday, it's time to take action. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Flynn announced the School Critical Incident Initiative during the annual Safe Schools conference hosted by the University at Buffalo at the Center for the Arts in Amherst Tuesday.

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Ontario's Liberal government says it will expand its pharmacare program, offering free prescription drugs to people 65 and older.

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Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones has been arrested in Los Angeles following a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Minnesota Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones.

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With diabetes becoming an increasing problem, a local expert on the health problem is suggesting a different way to help treat diabetics.

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For Women's History Month, Buffalo's Common Council on Tuesday honored 27 women who own businesses in South Buffalo.

Western New York has seen its fair share of problematic water treatment recently in places like Niagara Falls. A new federal bill could help create new water infrastructure projects.


Candidate for Governor of New York Cynthia Nixon delivered a blistering speech against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who she hopes to challenge in a Democratic primary.

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A judge has refused to toss out the charges facing New York's former assembly speaker.

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo ended a decades-long policy of withholding the names of clergy accused of sexually abusing minors. That changed Tuesday when the Diocese released the names of 42 priests who were removed, retired or otherwise left active ministry amid abuse accusations. Survivors of abuse and their advocates say the list is a start but doesn't go far enough to address past wrongdoing.

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Doctors in Western New York are no longer just playing a part after an episode of gun violence. They’re taking a stand before it begins again.

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While many were wearing green during Sunday's St. Patrick Day parade, 26 patrol officers from Buffalo's B District were wearing body cameras for the first time, with mixed results according to the department.

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has released a list of names of 42 diocesan priests who were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. 

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An organization that fosters public-private partnerships to enhance tourism in the City of Niagara Falls envisions the conversion of long-abandoned buildings at a high-traffic intersection into a mix of residential and business incubation space. The developer designated to rework numerous plots along Niagara Street is awaiting word whether they'll be granted tax breaks that will help the Niagara Global Tourism Institute realize its vision.

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The Niagara Falls Water Board says things are turning around at its troubled Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant became internationally infamous in July of last year, when it dumped black material into the middle of a tourist-filled section of the Niagara River.

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So far this year, nearly 500 foreclosure applications have been filed in Erie County. That is why County Clerk Mickey Kearns has been pushing so hard for his program to tell people they do not have to move out and to help local governments deal with the notoriously complicated foreclosure process.

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The historic season of the University at Buffalo women's basketball team continued Monday night after the Bulls steamrolled past third-seeded Florida State, 86-65, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Tallahassee, FL.

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Five area school districts recently participated in mental health workshops.  As part of our Mental Health reporting Initiative, WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says educators were given information about identifying signs and symptoms of mental health issues. 

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A new pilot project for some neighborhoods in Toronto has some people clucking. The plan is to allow people in those areas to have chickens in their backyards for personal use.

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The business of movie-making in Western New York continues to grow and 2018 looks to be another very active year with many out-of-town producers bringing their projects to the Buffalo area. On this week's edition of WBFO’s Press Pass, Pat Feldballe talks to Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the vibrance of the homegrown, Buffalo-based film scene.


New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia say they have launched an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of Trevyan Rowe.

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Calling hours and funeral services are set for longtime Rep. Louise Slaughter, who died last week.


Actor and public education advocate Cynthia Nixon announced her campaign for governor of New York on Monday. She wants to run in a Democratic primary against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Newly-released numbers from Siena Research Institute suggest a wide majority of New York State residents support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's gun control legislation known as the SAFE Act and oppose the idea of arming teachers. The Siena poll also indicates while the public's view toward Cuomo's job performance has lowered, they continue to hold an overall favorable view of the governor.

Hunter re-indicted for manslaughter of Sherman woman

Mar 19, 2018

A Chautauqua County hunter has been re-indicted in the death of a Sherman woman.

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Mayor Byron Brown says the city continues lending a hand to help make Buffalo Public schools safe for students. But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports, the mayor is not in support of arming city school teachers.