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The Democratic primary for lieutenant governor is turning out to be closer than the governor’s race — according to the polls, anyway.


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First and second year medical students at the University at Buffalo were part of a panel discussion on the future of their industry on Wednesday, and the outlook is positive.


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As the lawsuit for the death of India Cummings enters the discovery phase, more details are expected to become public about what a state Commission of Correction report calls a "homicide due to medical neglect."

FDA's e-cigarette crackdown hits three local retailers

Sep 13, 2018
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Federal officials called it a blitz — “the largest coordinated enforcement effort in the FDA’s history” in response to concerns that e-cigarette use has become an “epidemic” among youths.

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Eleven Red Cross volunteers from Western and Central New York have already headed south to provide aid for Hurricane Florence victims. 

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The National Toy Hall of Fame here in Rochester has announced the 12 finalists for this year’s induction. Are your favorites included?

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Rookie quarterback Josh Allen will start for the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Catholic Charities USA, for its first time, is hosting its "Annual Gathering" in Buffalo. As events including the scheduled appearance by a high-ranking church leader were taking place inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, a small group of protesters were outside, renewing a call for the resignation of Buffalo's Bishop Richard Malone.


Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been indicted by a Monroe County grand jury on a weapons charge.

As the school year begins, a new law mandates mental health education for students across New York. We're discussing the new curriculum that aims to teach children about their mental well-being and what it means for teachers and students.

Buffalo police officers shot and killed an armed man during a confrontation early Wednesday morning on the city's West Side.

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Teaching children about their mental health is underway in classrooms across New York State.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a new mental health curriculum has been rolled out for the new school year. 

Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

City Comptroller Mark Schroeder says it's well and good that the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority has found a cheaper way to buy rock salt. It would be better if the authority had the auditors to say where the rest of its millions of dollars are going.

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Travelers through the intersection of Parkside and Hertel avenues can watch the construction of a major new building on that North Buffalo corner. It is a mix of residential, office and commercial space. However, the developer has to first dig 10 former gasoline tanks out of the ground.

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, speaking in Buffalo, said the league is complying with a judge's order by entering mediation with former players in a bid to settle a concussion lawsuit.

Do you intend to vote in Thursday's primary election? Erie County's Democratic chairman sees some problems getting people to turn out.

Democratic primary voters on Thursday have a choice of four candidates for state attorney general after former AG Eric Schneiderman resigned in May over allegations he physically abused several women that he dated.


Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Summer may be winding down - but planning continues moving forward for future improvements along Buffalo's Outer Harbor. A recent survey is being used by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation to guide the agency's work on three projects.  


Photo from Macy's adveristment

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta had an interesting experience. Falletta appears as one of six inspiring women for the Macy's fall ad campaign. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked to Falletta about how the advertisement is design to empower women.

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Researchers at SUNY Buffalo State are concerned that climate change could be helping to lay the groundwork for an eventual collapse of the Niagara River’s ecosystem. Populations of the Emerald Shiner minnow have been cut drastically this summer. As Investigative Post's Sara Jerving reports, researchers worry that as the region continues to heat up, this could become the new norm.


A member of a gang that specialized in robbing drug dealers in Buffalo has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison.

Remembering 9/11

Sep 11, 2018
Chris Caya WBFO News

Ceremonies were held across the region Tuesday to commemorate the 17th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. In Buffalo, fire fighters held a large American flag from the pedestrian bridge over the Sqajaquada Expressway, in Delaware Park.

'They Thought I Was Dead': A 9/11 Survivor Recalls His Escape

Sep 11, 2018
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Joe Dittmar was on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center's South Tower on Sept. 11, 2001. He recounts what happened that morning in a StoryCorps interview last year in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) says his last day in office will be Dec. 31, as charges of insider trading against him have essentially ended his political career and reputation. He says what he does next will not be politics.

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Buffalo's Planning Board is the agency controlling the local housing boom, new buildings, rehabbed buildings, expanded buildings. On Monday, the board dealt with two industrial expansions.

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More area police officers will be trained on how to handle individuals suffering from a mental health or drug abuse crisis. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1.65-million federal grant Monday, appearing at the City of Tonawanda Police Department. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it's a five year grant to expand Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for law enforcement.   

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be on the ballot Thursday against activist and actor Cynthia Nixon for another term. However, speaking to a roaring crowd of Democratic activists Monday night, he was running against President Donald Trump and never mentioned his actual election opponent.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo had been gaining momentum in the days leading up to the Sept. 13 Democratic primary for governor, but two controversial incidents over the weekend could set the governor back in his race against challenger Cynthia Nixon.


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The town of Amherst is celebrating its bicentennial this year. Many view Amherst as a generic suburb, filled with big box stores, office parks and jammed four-lane roadways. But in this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata says that characterization is unfair. She says Amherst has a storied history, dating back to the earliest days of our region.


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Tonawanda Coke's request for a delay in the company's probation violation hearing was rejected in federal court in Buffalo on Monday.

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