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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Niagara Falls, New York has opened its new train and intermodal transportation station. Leaders in the Cataract City hail it as another component for local tourism. And they're looking to Buffalo, which is expected to soon decide where to build its own new train station, and urging their neighbors to get it done.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Buffalo City Mission is best known for its downtown facility and the work it does there. But it also operates a thrift store in the suburbs to help support its work. On Friday, they got some help for a project to make over a portion of that store space.


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A Climate Change Justice rally was staged in downtown Buffalo Friday and targeted two area business leaders. 

Longtime Buffalo Naval Park leader dies at 78

Mar 24, 2017
WBFO''s Marian Hetherly

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is planning to celebrate opening day of its 38th season and the 40th anniversary of its ships' arrival in Buffalo Saturday at 10 a.m. However, for the first time in nearly 25 years, one important person will not be present.

Possible meth lab draws emergency crews to West Side

Mar 24, 2017
WBFO's Marian Hetherly

A portion of Potomac Avenue near Hoyt Street on Buffalo's West Side was closed for several hours Friday morning as fire crews came upon a potentially lethal situation.

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In less than two weeks, weather permitting, the sounds of baseball will be back in downtown Buffalo. So, too, will some new tastes and sights. The Buffalo Bisons will play their 30th season in Coca Cola Field this year. On Thursday, they hosted their annual preseason "What's New at the Ballpark" presentation at Pettibones Grille inside the stadium.


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After a long and angry tangled debate, Erie County legislators voted Thursday to let the county Control Board borrow $100 million for Erie County Medical Center.

Acting coach Constantin Stanislavski (whose name is associated with Marlon Brando's "method acting") once said, famously, "Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors." But what if the actors are, well, actually kind of small? Two Buffalo favorites who fit that category show their huge talents in two ongoing productions.

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Another sitting state legislator, Sen. Rob Ortt, has been indicted on corruption charges, along with George Maziarz, who held the western New York Senate seat before him. The indictments come as ethics reform proposals in the state budget are faltering.


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Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah helped Erie Community College’s Men of Merit Program kick off this year’s Speaker Series Thursday. The program was established to foster excellence, distinction and integrity in the school’s male African-American, Hispanic and Native American students.

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A steady revenue stream for New York state is coming to an end.  The Seneca Nation of Indians will make its final casino revenue sharing payment next week.


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All students and staff at Northtowns Academy BOCES in the Town of Tonawanda are safe, following a school-wide lockdown on Thursday afternoon. The lockdown was initiated following a report of an armed student threatening to shoot.


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Town of Lancaster Police are revisiting a homicide that happened 35 years ago. Thursday morning, a cash reward was announced for information that may help solve the cold case.


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The U.S. House of Representatives’ vote on the plan to replace the Affordable Care Act looms this evening, and some of New York’s representatives are still on the fence. New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is hoping to change that.


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The House is expected to vote Thursday on a Republican health care bill that repeals wholesale sections of the Affordable Care Act. New York's Senators are both blasting it. They take exception to an amendment co-sponsored by Congressman Chris Collins that cuts billions of dollars in federal aid while shifting county medicaid costs to the state level.


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A man charged in a fatal shooting inside Buffalo's Anchor Bar has been convicted on unrelated federal firearm and drug charges. 

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When the last two tolls at Breckenridge and South Ogden were removed from the New York State Thruway in Buffalo, some wondered why tolls remain to cross the Grand Island bridges. Those opposing the tolls made their voices heard Wednesday night.

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Protestors seeking to push Carl Paladino off the Buffalo School Board disrupted the Board's meeting as it was being held Wednesday night in Common Council chamber - then disrupted it again when the board returned to its regular meeting room in City Hall.

Karen DeWitt

Proponents of raising taxes on New York’s wealthiest say they have a new impetus to increase the state’s revenue — the continued bad news from Washington about deep federal cuts to health care and other areas.


Behind the Bench: Sabres' faint playoff hopes fizzle

Mar 23, 2017

Sidney Crosby struck again against the Buffalo Sabres this week, in more ways than one. In this week's Behind the Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the Sabres' slide toward the end of the season.


A Western New York couple has pleaded guilty to fraudulently receiving more than $1 million in federal government benefits.

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Former State Senator George Maziarz and his successor, Republican State Senator Rob Ortt, have been indicted by an Albany County grand jury on felony election law tied to a campaign donations.   WBFO's Jay Moran talks with Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy about the indictments.

Ballowe denied early release

Mar 22, 2017
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The woman responsible for the December 2013 hit-and-run death of a Town of Evans man remains in jail, after the Erie County Probation Department's Conditional Release Commission denied her request for an early release.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Hundreds of high school students were welcomed to the University at Buffalo's North Campus Wednesday morning for its Science Exploration Day.


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Multiple fire crews battled a large blaze in Falconer in Chautauqua County Wednesday morning. The fire broke out on West Main Street in the downtown business district. It involves several buildings that include apartments.

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A state-wide campaign was kicked off Tuesday on Buffalo's east side. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the "Say Yes to the Test" campaign is urging parents to make public school children take next week's New York State Assessments for 3rd through 8th graders.

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Buffalo's Common Council voted Tuesday to pay just over $4 million to settle two major lawsuits against the city.

City nominates West Side Bazaar for $300K grant

Mar 22, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The organization that oversees a boutique and business incubator for immigrants and refugees has been nominated by the City of Buffalo for a cash grant that could help bring a desired expansion closer to reality.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

The unofficial vote went to Amtrak returning to Broadway-Fillmore's Central Terminal during a packed and occasionally raucous public meeting Tuesday night at the Buffalo Science Museum.

A Lockport man has been charged with sex and drug trafficking and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth Schroeder.

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