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The Nichols School has released a report, capping a six-month investigation into past inappropriate relationships involving students and faculty, revealing ten former faculty engaged in misconduct.

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Prolonged arctic cold is wreaking havoc on the maritime industry across the Great Lakes. The latest problem: A commercial freighter is stuck in ice in a lock near Massena, N.Y., and it's preventing the St. Lawrence Seaway from closing for the winter.

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dedicated its new Cardiac and Stroke Care Unit Thursday morning, marking a major achievement for the community.


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Buffalo Bills playoff fever has been running non-stop since last weekend, when the team clinched its first National Football League postseason appearance for the first time in a generation. Given the 17 seasons during which Bills fans could only watch other teams contend, this weekend will be start of a new family tradition for many.


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A Buffalo Public School is showing off its school spirit to celebrate the Buffalo Bills reaching the playoffs. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says students created dance videos to cheer on the team.

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It was a mix of generational change and backroom politics Thursday, as the Erie County Legislature reorganized after an election that put Democrats in charge.


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Even the hardy snow leopards who call the Buffalo Zoo home might be spending a bit more time indoors over the next couple days.

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The long wait is almost over for Buffalo Bills fans. For the first time in 18 years the Bills are in the playoffs and will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in a wild card game Sunday. Win or lose, the game should give some local businesses a reason to shout.  


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As one year closes and another begins, we look back on whom we have "lost" the previous year, but did we really "lose" folks? Truly, their legacy continues to inform us, educate us, and entertain us. 2017 saw the passing of local actor, director, and impresario Tom Dooney, as well as co-founder of the Theatre of Youth, Rosalind Cramer, and one of Buffalo's favorite sons, playwright A.R. "Pete" Gurney.


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After more than four decades in radio news, Robert Siegel – host of NPR’s All Things Considered – is stepping back from the mic. He took the time to share some parting thoughts with WBFO about his years on the air and what lies ahead.


The Buffalo Bills are headed to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars in their first playoff appearance since 1999. WBFO's Howard Riedel previewed the game with analyst Matt Sabuda, who will be there to bring back all the details. Although the Jaguars are favored, Sabuda says the scoreboard may end favorably if the Bills can force Jacksonville into mistakes.

School Closings for Jan. 5, 2018

Jan 5, 2018

The dangerously cold wind chills expected Friday have closed most schools around Western New York:

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With Arctic cold due to arrive in Western New York Thursday evening, Buffalo-area health and human service agencies were preparing for the need to bring people off the streets.

A 17-year-old Buffalo girl and her 20-year-old boyfriend have been indicted for the death of her step-grandfather.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State speech included some proposals for public education, but didn't provide much detail.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley has reaction from the leader of the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA).

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The leader of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is making special accommodations for a Confirmation Mass that is at the same time as the Buffalo Bills playoff game. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Bishop Richard Malone has added an earlier Confirmation at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Orchard Park.

Republicans and Democrats in both houses of the New York State Legislature met Wednesday to hear a very long State of the State message about the issues affecting their political perspective and their districts.

Daltons thank generous Bills fans in area billboards

Jan 4, 2018
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This week's adopted favorite quarterback of Buffalo Bills fans is shouting back the love.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the Winter Classic, played on New Year's Day at Citi Field in New York City, a Sabres draft pick who is making a big impression in the World Junior tournament and a couple of players with Sabres ties who will be playing for Team USA in next month's Winter Olympics.


Roswell Park gets 'facelift' for 120th anniversary

Jan 4, 2018
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute has ushered in the new year with a new name, logo and mission statement. The CEO of what is now Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center says the rebranding focuses around the central principle and new tagline, "Unleashing the healing power of hope." This freshened-up identity also comes as the hospital prepares to celebrate its 120th anniversary with a series of activities throughout 2018. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked about the changes with Roswell Park CEO Candace Johnson.

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President Donald Trump's Twitter message, in which he seemingly takes credit for "the safest year on record" in the commercial flight industry in 2017, has drawn criticism from a local congressman and a written response from the families of victims of the nation's last deadly passenger airliner crash.


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Several startups are beginning the New Year settling in to their new home on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Wednesday marked move-in day for the newest class of 43North winners. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his eighth State of the State speech, told lawmakers that 2018 will be the “most challenging” year, and he said they will have to fight against what he said are “threats” from the federal government. He also announced steps to combat sexual harassment and reform the state’s criminal justice system.


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Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra says he is running be the Republican candidate for governor against Andrew Cuomo.

Buffalo Police warn of possible impersonator

Jan 3, 2018

Buffalo Police are warning of a suspected police impersonator making the rounds.

Classic Fence consumer complaints settled by AG

Jan 3, 2018
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The New York State Attorney General's Office says it has reached a settlement with an Amherst fence company that bilked New Yorkers out of $50,000.

Dollar General shooting suspect indicted

Jan 3, 2018

A Cheektowaga man has been indicted in the November shooting at the Dollar General on Union Road in Cheektowaga that injured one person.

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After years of effort, the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority has received $16 million from Washington for a complete overhaul of the 87 housing units at Frederick Douglass Towers. Many residents are worried they will be pushed out of the renovated units.

When the going gets tough, the tough go skiing

Jan 3, 2018
Brian Mann / North County Public Radio

Setting off through the winter woods, I am wrapped like a Christmas package with seven layers of insulation between myself and the day. I'm wearing mittens an astronaut on the surface of the moon would envy. This is one of those ice-box cold, double-digit below-zero days and the snow has that super cold squeak.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address on Wednesday, kicking off a challenging year of budget deficits and re-election races.

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