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A state lawmaker from Niagara County is hoping to take proactive steps to further secure the long-term future of the Niagara Falls Air Base by developing an extensive emergency services and management hub on part of the grounds.

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A collaboration is underway to focus on the prevention of sexual violence.  Crisis Services is sharing a Sexual Assault Prevention grant from the state Health Department with the YWCA of Niagara and RESTORE Sexual Assault Services will share in the regional grant. 

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New details are emerging now that the three-week manhunt for two escaped New York inmates is over.

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Two members of the group "Our Ability" took off Monday on a 12-day trek along the Erie Canal Trail in hopes of raising awareness about disabilities. The pair is marking the 25th anniversary of the American with disabilities Act and promoting the work still needed to be done. 

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An Episcopal Bishop with roots in Buffalo will soon become the next worldwide leader for his faith, and the first African American to fill the role.

Venus, Jupiter set to converge in evening sky Tuesday

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Assuming the weather cooperates, local skywatchers will be able to enjoy a conjunction of two planets Tuesday night, as Venus and Jupiter meet from Earth's vantage point.

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Three members of the graduating class of Mount Saint Mary Academy in Kenmore want to pursue careers in the U.S. military. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley met with the young women to discuss their future endeavors and their thoughts on women in the military.

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The manhunt for escaped killers David Sweat and Richard Matt came to and end this weekend with Matt shot and killed on Friday and Sweat wounded Sunday as authorities took him into custody.

The Town of Tonawanda sewer system overflowed into Ellicott Creek over the weekend.

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Convicted killer David Sweat is back in the custody of law enforcement, and will likely never see the outside world again. After spending three weeks on the run in the Adirondack region of northern New York, a State Police Sergeant shot Sweat not far from the Canadian Border.

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An autopsy report for escaped prison inmate Richard Matt was released Sunday afternoon.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has rebuked a state official for a lack of protection afforded to transgender and gender non-conforming students.

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A man who escaped custody of local police is now the subject of a reward offer.

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On the second day of the 2015 NHL Draft in Sunrise, Florida, the Buffalo Sabres picked up five new players, including a run of defenseman.

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Authorities say one of two escaped prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility was shot and killed Friday when he failed to comply with them after he was found in the woods. The other escapee, David Sweat, is still on the loose.

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June 26, 2015 is a day Sabres will remember for a long time. Along with drafting highly-touted prospect Jack Eichel, the team pulled off a big trade with the Colorado Avalanche that has star forward Ryan O'Reilly coming to Buffalo.

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There was little doubt whom the Buffalo Sabres would select with the second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

There are always people who want to start their own business and there have been many in the wake of the Great Recession. On this week's previously aired edition of You & The Law, attorney Diane Tiveron talks about the legal issues of starting your own company and some of the related issues.

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A flurry of reaction continues to flow following Friday's 5-4 Supreme Court decision that legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states across the United States. 

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The Buffalo Sabres have traded for a goaltender, filling their biggest need.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has figured out a great way to get art history into the hands of youth. It will launch new interactive mobile gaming App Saturday.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the new game App provides interaction with art history.

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Wednesday night’s meeting of the Buffalo School Board was not without its share of arguments. A vote on whether or not to offer condoms to high school students brought sex, disease, and morals to the table.

Sabres' Eichel era about to begin

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Buffalo Sabres fans are about to be rewarded for their patience. As a result of finishing in last place this past season, the team will add a player many consider to be a once-in-a-generation talent.

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A weekend washout could be on the way for Western New Yorkers. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from late tonight through Sunday afternoon.

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Teachers at the Grabiarz School of Excellence say they are outraged at the Buffalo School District's plans to add more special education classes at their school. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley explains why the teachers believe it will disruptive and why the district needs to make the changes.

We have one opening this weekend: Nickel City Opera presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, the story of the lecherous Count, the innocent Susanna, the wily Figaro, and the long suffering Countess. It’s at the Riviera Theatre, in a full production with professional singers and orchestra, Friday night at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2:30.

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The heart of Buffalo's African American Heritage district is hoping to take advantage of the city's growing tourist appeal.

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Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is pushing to close a serious loophole in drivers license regulations that could pose a danger to the public.

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In addition to Wednesday night’s Buffalo School Board meeting marking interim School Superintendent Donald Ogilvie’s departure, another member of the board finished out a term.

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The debate over the Affordable Care Act intensified following Thursday's Supreme Court ruling reaffirming the legality of the controversial law. UB health policy expert Nancy Nielsen says if the law had been overturned, "premiums would have gone up."


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