Victim, suspect identified in LeRoy shooting

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Authorities in Genesee County say a man fatally shot a neighbor early Tuesday morning in the Town of LeRoy and set his own house on fire. 

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Ride-sharing may finally be on its way back to upstate New York, at least according to an official from a high-profile passenger service.

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The South Park High School football team will be recognized by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown at Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting. The South Park Sparks won the state championship last Friday and made history as the first Buffalo Public School to win the title. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says this is a major accomplishment for one of the district's persistently struggling schools under receivership.

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One local state lawmaker says during a time when downtown Buffalo has enjoyed an economic renaissance, the announced forthcoming acquisition of First Niagara by KeyCorp could deal a devastating blow to the local economy.

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Monday night’s meeting of the Planning Board offered an opportunity for presentation and public comment on developments that could influence new hotspots for living in the City of Buffalo, as well as parking that will be much needed in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. As far as the latest development on the Canterbury Woods senior citizens residence project goes, a public update is still in the works.

A homicide investigation is reportedly underway in Genesee County following an early morning incident in Le Roy.

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More than 50 cats are in the care of the SPCA Serving Erie County, following a raid on a West Seneca shelter late Monday afternoon.

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Western New York could shatter a weather record this week -- just not the kind we're used to seeing as we move into December.

DEC continues testing dead Lake Ontario waterfowl

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Testing is still underway on dead birds found along the shore of Lake Ontario. Jim Farquhar with New York's Department of Environmental Conservation says all signs indicate the cause of death is type E botulism.

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Buffalo Public School teachers recently received a letter directly from the city school board outlining the latest contract offer from the District. In this week's Press Pass conversation WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes review the contents of that letter and the battle 'receivership' is creating between the teacher's union and district. 

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State Assemblyman Sean Ryan said he he's not surprised Sheldon Silver has been found guilty of using the power of his office to earn nearly $5 million illegally. Ryan, an attorney, told WBFO he read the criminal complaint lodged against the former Assembly speaker before the trial began.

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A lawmaker who was one of New York's most powerful politicians has been convicted by a federal jury of charges that he used the power of his office to earn $5 million illegally. 

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Patients at Buffalo’s Roswell Park Cancer Institute have a new way to mark victories in the fight against cancer, thanks to the generosity of a survivor.

As countless people across the nation take to the internet today for Cyber Monday holiday gift shopping, consumers are warned about a rising trend involving stolen credit information and fraud.

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Changing Albany's revenue sharing formula for the Seneca Niagara Casino is going to take cooperation, according to Assemblyman John Ceretto (D-Lewiston). Ceretto says he heard about Senator Robert Ortt's recent proposal in the media. 

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For the next few weeks, astronomy buffs will have a chance to view a cosmic visitor that is not only making a once-in-a-lifetime swing through the Solar System but may also offer watchers a glimpse of color that's just right for the holiday season.

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Say Yes Buffalo continues to grow.  The college scholarship program recently delivered an update to the Board of Education and superintendent.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says Say Yes indicates the scholarship program for college is actually increasing attendance for some students.

It's the non-profit community's answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Supporters say Giving Tuesday offers an option to those who want to share the spirit of the season with those who can benefit most.

The Bills' 30-22 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs hurt Buffalo's playoff chances and has left fans exasperated.

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Buffalo Police are investigating a potential link between a fatal shooting and a later crash on the Kensington Expressway.

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Time is running out to take part in New York state's public opinion survey on the Common Core learning standards.  The online survey closes today. 

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Now that the holiday shopping season is underway some people may be wondering what to buy. Despite advances in digital technology, old fashioned print books remain a popular option. 

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As Williamsville drivers clamor for solutions to traffic congestion on Main Street, Congressman Brian Higgins said the State Thruway Authority needs to act.

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Spectators and skaters were a little warmer at the outdoor “Healthy Zone” ice rink in East Aurora this holiday weekend.  The nonprofit group that operates the rink opened its’ new timber lodge last week.

A car accident in downtown Buffalo left an SUV lying on its side Sunday morning.

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The holiday weekend brought millions of shoppers outdoors to take advantage of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state police will meet with Planned Parenthood officials across New York to discuss security and emergency planning following Friday’s deadly attack on a clinic in Colorado.

Deadline nears for participating in Common Core survey

Nov 29, 2015

Time is running out for the public to take part in an opinion survey on the Common Core learning standards.  The online survey closes Monday. 

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Downtown Buffalo was hopping Saturday night. "The Nutcracker" was staged at Shea’s. There was the "World’s Largest Disco" at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. And the Town Ballroom hosted the third annual Continental Reunion.

High above Buffalo, residents and visitors were encouraged to get an up-to-date view of the city’s latest developments. It’s part of the annual Take Another Look event which celebrated Buffalo’s resurgence on Saturday.