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A program that promotes healthy living for children will be set up at eight Buffalo Public Schools. WBFO's Eileen Buckley said it is the Coordinated Approach to Child Health known as CATCH.

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With more than half of Buffalo Public high school students missing more than a month of school the city district remains focused on removing barriers that prevent students from going to school. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says specific problems cause some students to stay home.

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While he's excited for the nationwide release of "Finding Noah," producer and Buffalo native Jonathan Shaw notes tonight is likely the only night his documentary will appear in movie theaters.

Baseball fans in Toronto finally have something to celebrate. The Blue Jays are in the playoffs after a drought of more than 20 years, after having clinched first place in the American League East and fans are ecstatic.

It's opening night for the Buffalo Sabres and with the new season comes the return of WBFO's Behind The Bench, our weekly look at the team both on and off the ice. Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe joins WBFO's Omar Fetouh for a preview of what fans can expect from this year's squad, which has undergone a massive overhaul over the past several months.

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The latest installation from the Public Art Initiative is now on display at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. It's the latest effort resulting from the partnership between the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Erie County.

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There was a sense of victory Wednesday afternoon in Batavia with the announcement that a $700 million  solar wafer plant would add 1,000 jobs to Genesee County.

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Governor Cuomo, facing questions about the on going federal probe of contracts associated with his Buffalo Billion economic development project, was reluctant to say much about the progress of the investigation.

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The movement to make Erie County's bars close sooner took a step forward Wednesday when a county lawmaker introduced legislation asking the State Liquor Authority to change the current 4 a.m. closing time to 2 a.m. Bar owners are offering differing opinions about the proposed new closing time.

A new consumer sentiment study shows New Yorkers are thinking twice before reaching for their wallets.

Erie County legislator joins push for 2 a.m. bar closings

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For weeks, the Erie County Clerk has been suggesting a change in the county's closing time for bars. Chris Jacobs now has a supporter in the Erie County Legislature willing to sponsor the proposal.

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Buffalo's primary airport is constructing a lactation room for traveling, nursing mothers. The announcement comes after legislation was recently introduced in the state legislature by Buffalo senator Tim Kennedy that would require large New York airports to offer such rooms.

The Red Cross has dispatched 11 Western New York volunteers to assist in the flood-ravaged areas of South Carolina. "We're trying to help the people who were in harm's way to have a safe place to be," said volunteer Diane Sargent.

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New York Congressman Tom Reed is calling for mental health legislation as means to prevent mass shootings in the U-S. 

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As weaponized drones become an increasingly common method of warfare, activists are speaking out against them.

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A national leader in the 'opt out' movement appeared at an education forum last night at the Niagara Falls High School.  Carol Burris is an award winning retired principal from a Long Island School who now serves as the Executive Director of the Network for Public Education Foundation. Burris appeared in our studio's to discuss her mission with WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley as she speaks out against Common Core and standardized testing.    

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission has been pushing for major improvements at the U.S. end of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge for years. Now, Washington is starting to clear the way for a $64 million rebuild and expansion.

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For two generations, the Kensington Expressway has cut through Buffalo's East Side along the route of Frederick Law Olmsted's old Humboldt Parkway. Now, there's an increasing push back against Route 33, even a movement to roof it over for much of its path.

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As daylight grows shorter, Downtown Buffalo looks different as county officials Tuesday night unveiled a new lighting system showing off one of the city's most familiar landmarks, Old County Hall.

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With the dilapidated Central Terminal on Buffalo's East Side as a backdrop, the Republican candidate for Erie County Executive, Ray Walter said, he will revitalize poor communities by creating "Growth and Opportunity Zones."

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It was built in the 1920s in North Tonawanda, bought by a man who moved it to Massachusetts and has more recently sat in storage in Ohio. A vintage carousel will soon be coming back to Western New York, calling Buffalo's Canalside its new home.

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Delaware Park visitors can now take a self-guided audio tour of Frederick Law Olmsted's award-winning masterpiece.

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Now that the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle hospital is a pile of rubble, project planners are moving forward with plans for the first piece of redevelopment on the property. On Tuesday morning, members of the Buffalo Planning Board were shown a design for a proposed future Canterbury Woods senior housing building.

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High absentee rates continue to prevent student achievement and graduation in the Buffalo Public School District. The Buffalo News recently wrote two major stories about the problem in its 'How to Fix Buffalo' schools series.  This week in our Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks with Buffalo News Education reporter Mary Pasciak about her extensive articles.  

Concerns raised over presence of sea lamprey

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An effort is underway to eliminate an invasive species in Cayuga Creek before it migrates to Lake Erie.

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It has been a good tourism year for Niagara Falls, New York. Now, there are some changes in the works on that decades-long quest to keep people for more hours and more days.

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The implosion of the old Millard Fillmore Hospital on Saturday cleared the way for the giant re-development of the site. A major piece is the new Canterbury Woods facility.

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Governor Cuomo, who has been somewhat reticent about speaking out on the national stage, has lately been talking about the  issue of gun violence, saying it should be a key topic in Congress and in the 2016 campaigns.

Novelist Nancy Reisman grew up in Buffalo in a well-known family and her first book, The First Desire, is a family saga that spans much of the 20th century. Now a teacher at Vanderbilt University, Reisman's new book, Trompe l'Oeil, is about an Irish family. Resiman sat down with WBFO's Mike Desmond to talk about writing, families and college teaching.

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Buffalo mayor Byron Brown is encouraging construction laborers to apply for an anticipated tripling of jobs on the SolarCity work site over the next few months. He's also praising what he says is a proven recognition of workforce diversity in the Riverbend project.