Bankruptcy started as a way for a person to re-start financially, to erase debts.

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What began in 1993 as a 15-year celebration of a 1979 disco event returns to Buffalo this weekend, with an estimated 7,000 expected to put on their boogie shoes and relive disco and the era in which it peaked.

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Even though it was barely past 8 a.m., some Black Friday shoppers were already resting tired feet in the McKinley Mall food court.

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An out-of-town production crew endured several weeks while working around East Aurora during last year’s severe winter. The product of their efforts, “A Prince for Christmas,” premiers Sunday at 8pm on ION Television.

If the Buffalo Bills are to make the post-season, a win on Sunday at Kansas City is a near necessity. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills have an edge against the Chiefs.

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A local high school has embraced NPR's StoryCorps The Great Thanksgiving Listen.  Teachers across the country were encouraged to have students record interviews this Thanksgiving weekend. A tool kit for teachers and an app to download the interviews has been provided. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley was at Buffalo Seminary where students interview their grandparents.

Attack places spotlight on school bus aides

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The attack on a Buffalo school student on a school bus by other students is re-opening the debate about bus aides.

As many consumers scramble to cash in on holiday deals during the busiest period of the shopping season, advocates are urging them to their homework and be on the lookout for deceptive advertising practices.

The month of November may end soon, but many local productions will be up through Sunday, December 6, so if your entertainment plans were curtailed by Thanksgiving "busy-ness" you still have time.

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Three-dimensional anatomical models are not new to the world of medicine, but they’ve certainly come a long way. This week, a team at Buffalo’s Jacobs Institute debuted the latest 3-D printed models that are helping in the success of complex surgical procedures.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's recent scoring struggles and where the team stands one-quarter into the 2015-2016 season.

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Clutching a large forest-green bow and carrying a quiver filled with arrows on his shoulder, the colorful character inspected the huge crowd that gathered on Delaware Avenue in North Buffalo.

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Area residents who helped build the atomic weapons of the Cold War may now qualify for compensation. Rep. Brian Higgins says says workers at Hooker Chemical and other local factories were exposed to radiation without adequate monitoring or protection.

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If you're among the throngs of travelers who will be in long lines at airport terminals during the holiday, the NFTA's public affairs director is encouraging you to build in extra time for enhanced security.

If you're planning a road trip over the holiday weekend, you're in good company.

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Senator Charles Schumer is calling for a ban on green lasers following an incident where a FedEx plane flying high over Jamestown was "lit up" by a laser.

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Diversity hiring goals at the SolarCity plant under construction in South Buffalo have not resulted in a lot of jobs for African Americans, even though they account for nearly 40 percent of the city’s population. Charlotte Keith from our partner Investigative Post analyzed the employment data.

Another project spinning off from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is working its way through the development process.

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While attendance has been an issue in Buffalo Public Schools for years, there is increasing concern about the inability of students to learn if they don't show up for class.

Canada has pledged to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. That means in December, hundreds will arrive every day. But since the militant attacks in Paris, some political leaders in the country have voiced concern and, in some regions, there has been a backlash against Muslims.

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A Niagara County-based state Senator would like to change the plan by which New York State and local entities including the City of Niagara Falls split revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino.

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The memory of former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson will live on for years in to the future. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has announced $7 million in gifts for local groups.

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The New York Public Interest Research Group has issued its 30th annual dangerous and toxic toy survey just in time for the holiday shopping season. WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports the survey was revealed on the Buffalo State campus Tuesday by NYPRIG.

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It may be last call for Erie County's 4 a.m. bar closing time — at least, if two of Western New York's most prominent police unions have their way.

UB names Allen Greene its new Athletic Director

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It didn't take long for the University at Buffalo to find its successor to departing athletics director Danny White. Allen Greene, who worked directly under White at UB since 2012, has been promoted to the post.

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Vandals struck the Michigan Street Baptist Church in Buffalo over the weekend leaving damage to the historic markers. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the church is a reminder of Buffalo's connection to the Underground Railroad.  

The final margin may have been close, but the Bills 20-13 loss to the Patriots once again featured critical penalties and poor clock management. "These types of mistakes are beyond tiresome. And you have to wonder how much is on coaching at this point in the season," said analyst Matt Sabuda.

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An unimaginable tragedy has struck the same Western New York family twice.

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Are you warm right now? Do you have your very own home or apartment to lay your head tonight? Is your refrigerator well-stocked with holiday delicacies?

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If the city is to have a Green Code to control future development, the Community Action Organization is arguing there should be an Energy Code to make sure current housing is energy-efficient.