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Factory activity in New York State surged this month to the highest level in nearly three years.

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With the Democratic primary for Buffalo mayor only four weeks away, incumbent Byron Brown has a substantial lead over competitors City Comptroller Mark Schroeder and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant.

Buffalo Police have arrested two people in connection with a fatal beating earlier this month.

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Expanding Metro Rail into Amherst could bring drastic change to the region, providing an easy connection from a bustling suburb to the rejuvenated city of Buffalo. During her appearance on WBFO's Press Pass, Charlotte Keith of Investigative Post outlines the plan's benefits while noting the many obstacles that it faces.


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Plans for the new Emerson Two high school are moving forward, with a meeting Tuesday.

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Access to legal education seems to be the talk of the town for law schools these days. Schools like the University at Buffalo are reviewing whether accepting GRE test results will lead to higher enrollment.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a measure that would create new penalties for people who make bomb threats against community centers. The action stems from bomb threats made to Jewish community centers in New York and around the nation last winter.


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Visitors heading to downtown Buffalo's growing waterfront will soon have an easier time not only locating Canalside. They will also see more useful information about the historic destination.
 

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Even though President Trump "missed the boat" by not denouncing the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists sooner, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says that it is important for leaders to speak out.

Southtowns water restrictions lifted

Aug 14, 2017
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The Erie County Water Authority has lifted the temporary water restrictions for the Southtowns they put in place while repairing a major water main break at their Sturgeon Point treatment plant, calling it the most difficult repair in the ECWA's 68-year history.

Budwey's to be purchased by Market in the Square owner

Aug 14, 2017
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Budwey's, a locally-owned supermarket and longtime fixture in North Tonawanda, is being sold to another local grocer that is being praised for sharing similar business philosophies at his West Seneca store.


Charlottesville violence fires up "Fire Howard" advocates

Aug 14, 2017
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A White anti-racism group is going door to door Monday evening in an effort to oust Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard from office.

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The University at Buffalo has welcomed its largest-ever medical school class for a new semester.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says UB is calling this a "milestone". 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law new penalties for those who make bomb threats.

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The Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens in South Park is one of the area's most visible environmental and historical sites. It received a stamp of approval last week when garden writers from across the country visited during their annual meeting here. However, the cultural center is facing serious long-term sustainability challenges.

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Cattaraugus Creek flows through much of the Seneca Nation's Cattaraugus Territory, along the southern border of Erie County. It carries radiation from West Valley and the President of the Seneca Nation wants it removed.

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In the wake of the death and injuries in Charlottesville, around 100 protestors turned out Sunday night at Elmwood and Bidwell Avenues in Buffalo. Protestors said they were there in solidarity with those in the Virginia University city who were protesting a white supremacist event.


A Sanborn man has died while recovering from an ATV accident that happened earlier this summer.

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The University at Buffalo welcomed new medical students to its campus  over the weekend.

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Top elected leaders in New York are critical of President Trump for failing to publicly denounce white extremist groups responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting pressure from lawmakers and volunteer firefighters to sign legislation providing better coverage for illnesses often associated with firefighting.

Bills trade Watkins, Darby in separate surprise deals

Aug 11, 2017
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The Buffalo Bills surprised many Friday by announcing two trades involving two prominent players. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was dealt to the Los Angeles Rams while cornerback Ronald Darby was sent to the Philadelphia Eagles.

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It's a visible sign of progress in the Buffalo Museum of Science's ongoing renovation of its Kellogg Observatory. On Friday morning, a new aluminum dome was raised to the museum rooftop and was put in place.


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Bills fans learned some stunning news shortly before 1 p.m.  The Buffalo Bills traded one of the team's biggest stars, Sammy Watkins, to the Los Angeles Rams in return for cornerback EJ Gaines.

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Given the widespread use of cell phones among young people, researchers at St. Bonaventure will be looking at the impact that the technology is having on students in the classroom.

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Buffalo State College welcomed long-time Civil Rights leader Andrew Young Jr. to their campus Thursday evening.  Young is a former U.S. Congressman and United Nations ambassador. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley had a chance to meet with Young at The Mansion on Delaware in Buffalo to discuss his views on racism, racial equity and poverty.  

New York State is making more changes to its medical marijuana program.

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The Erie County Water Authority is extending the temporary water restrictions in the Southtowns until at least Aug. 17, due to "unforeseen complications" while repairing the water main break at its Sturgeon Point Treatment Plant.

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The Niagara County Legislature raised the stakes on the Niagara River black sludge spill by seeking criminal investigations on local, state and federal levels.

Buffalo Police have arrested a city man in connection with an overnight crash that burst into flames on the Scajaquada Expressway.

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