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The Buffalo Bills suffered a 22-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, dropping them to 1-3 on the season. WBFO's Howard Riedel and analyst Matt Sabuda summarize what went wrong on this morning's Beyond The Playbook.


BQ Energy

Cattaraugus County is continuing its aggressive move into solar energy, with a solar farm planned for an unused section of the Nuclear Fuel Services complex in West Valley.


RIT 'Big Shot' captures Old Fort Niagara

Oct 1, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT has completed another one of its “Big Shot” photographs, with the latest venue in Western New York.

WNY to shine in 'Cold Brook' premiere Oct. 12

Oct 1, 2018
Woodstock Film Festival

Remember last summer when Western New York was all abuzz for a special film crew in town? Behind the camera for the first time was a "Chicktowaga" native. (Yes, he still pronounces it that way.) Veteran actor William Fichtner chose his hometown as the backdrop for his directorial debut, "Cold Brook."

Buffalo State College

It is a problem across public higher education, traditionally financed by state governments to keep tuition and costs low. Across the country, states are cutting back on support, prompting schools to get seriously into fundraising to close the gap. Buffalo State College President Katherine Conway-Turner says her school is no exception.

Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t talk a lot about what his agenda would be if voters give him a third term. Cuomo said his record of what he’s done in the past is more important than what he’d do in the future.

Buffalo Bills

Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Graham connected on their first touchdown pass of the year, and the Green Bay Packers put together their most complete defensive effort of the season in a 22-0 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

The Amherst Little Free Pantry is now open at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Main Street in Amherst. The pantry -- located on the church's front portico -- is available 24 hours a day to those in need.

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An early morning shooting Saturday in Buffalo's University District left one man dead.

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The Do Not Call Registry was established to allow residents to block unwanted calls from telemarketers.

A three-vehicle accident in Marilla Friday morning has taken one life and hospitalized three others.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A state lawmaker says a local developer used millions of dollars in tax breaks for a construction project improperly and should give them back.


Diocese of Buffalo

The Diocese of Buffalo has announced the appointment of Steven Halter as its new director of professional responsibillity. Halter's duties will include investigating complaints of clergy or employee sexual abuse and misconduct.

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The Ontario government has unveiled details of where residents can smoke recreational cannabis when it becomes legal in mid-October. The rules are even less strict than proposed by the previous Liberal government.


Pigeon pleads guilty to bribery in state case

Sep 28, 2018
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The New York State Attorney General announced Friday that G. Steven Pigeon, a longtime political operative and former chair of the Erie County Democratic Committee, has pleaded guilty to one count of bribery in his state case.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While Americans are familiar with Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and some are familiar with Armed Forces Day, few may know about Gold Star Mother's Day. It's a day set aside to recognize and honor the women whose children lost their lives in the line of military duty. One local author spent years collecting the stories of mothers who lost sons in the Vietnam War.


New York State Police

A former civilian cook at the Attica Correctional Facility has been sentenced to one year of interim probation for having sexual contact with an inmate assigned to her.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center says several patients developed an infection after an employee removed a narcotic from syringes and replaced it with water.

43North

The 43North business plan competition had a problem. The Buffalo Billion funded program offers winning startups investments of a quarter of a million dollars and up.  In exchange, companies have to give 43North a five percent stake and come to Buffalo for at least a year.


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It's been a long time coming. Buffalo Police have been headquartered out of the same building at Franklin and Church streets since the 1930s. On Friday, their new HQ opens to officers and the public.

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When did immigration to the United States become illegal? That is the question many people may wonder, as the Trump Administration toughens restrictions on undocumented Americans. As Latin American scholar and author Aviva Chomsky told an audience Thursday evening at Trinity Church of Buffalo, excluding non-white immigrants is a long tradition.

Christy Francis

In the musical CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on stage at Shea's, young Charlie Bucket is lucky to get a Willy Wonka golden ticket. Meanwhile, Shea's has partnered with Ticketmaster to thwart HAMILTON scalpers with their "Verified Fan" program which, if you're a lucky winner, will give you a (golden) access code to buy HAMILTON tickets. PINKALICIOUS runs two more weekends, fun for both girls and boys too!

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For decades, the Grant Street entrance to Buffalo State was just kind of there, a walkway to parking lots. It is now going to be an entrance to the college's past and future.

What a difference a week makes. Heading into last weekend the Buffalo Bills were 17-point underdogs for their game at Minnesota. The Bills responded by blowing up the oddsmakers--and the Minnesota Vikings--with a 27-6 victory. While the outlook has improved, analyst Matt Sabuda says the Bills still face a difficult task when they play on the road Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.


Christ the King Seminary

Another priest in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese has been put on leave. This time it involves an alleged sexual advance made on an adult.

While the Erie County Health Department will not begin its formal surveillance of influenza until October 1, the health commissioner is urging the public to get ahead on the flu season by getting a shot.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The idea was first introduced during the large-scale bipartisan local effort to keep the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center open in West Seneca: use the state's planned new facility at the Buffalo Psychatric Center campus as a drug treatment center. Erie County Legislators wondering if that would be instead learned Thursday the state has another plan for that space.


Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown held a ceremony at City Hall Wednesday to proclaim this week Minority-and-Women Owned Business week in Buffalo. Events marking the initiative have been taking place over the last four days.

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

Three months ago, Chris Collins was expected to cruise to reelection in November. That was before the congressman was indicted on insider trading charges and announced he was suspending his campaign. Collins, of course, reversed that decision, stating that he would "actively" campaign in the 27th district. As Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy points out, that activity has featured some limited public appearances and  heavy spending on political advertising, including one commercial which has raised the ire of ethnic groups and Democratic challenger Nate McMurray.


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