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New York lawmakers could soon get their first pay increase in nearly two decades. 

Erie County

New York residents can apply for winter heating assistance starting Monday.

Amtrak and the City of Niagara Falls have reached an agreement on a lease deal for space in the city's new transportation center. 

Buffalo Bills

Jimmy Graham needed only one hand to catch two first-half touchdown passes from Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks held off a late rally for a 31-25 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

A New York-state research institute has a new leader after its last president resigned in the wake of bid-rigging charges.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Authorities say the 14-year-old boy accused of setting a massive fire at Lockport's tire recycling plant never told anyone his friend was trapped inside.

A Canadian couple is accused of importing fentanyl products from China into the United States and then mailing the powerful opioid drugs to Canada.

New York State Senate

This year's election could determine which party controls the New York Senate, possibly giving Democrats the keys to state government.

Buffalo Bills

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady asserted his on-field ownership of the Buffalo Bills again Sunday, matching an NFL record in beating them for the 26th time.

dmv.ny.gov

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's new online Department of Motor Vehicles system is proving to be a big hit. The state says New Yorkers have used the system to make more than 1.4 million DMV reservations since it went online in 2013.

New York's attorney general says an analysis shows that three-quarters of nearly 53,000 guns used to commit crimes in New York over the last five years were originally purchased in another state.

www.ny.gov/programs/lgbt-memorial-commission

A call has gone out to artists who are interested in helping create an LGBT memorial for New York State.

Buffalo Bills

Jay Ajayi tied an NFL record by surpassing 200 yards rushing for the second game in a row, helping the Miami Dolphins rally past the Buffalo Bills 28-25 Sunday.

NYS OPWDD

An investigation of state employees stealing from developmentally disabled people in their care has prompted a call for better oversight by the agency overseeing group homes for the disabled.

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Several natural gas and coal-fired power plant owners sued New York State energy regulators Wednesday over the state's approval of billions of dollars in subsidies for aging nuclear plants.

New York State is requiring more health insurers to cover the cost of medications used to help those struggling with opioid addiction.

New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Campers flocked to New York State Parks in record numbers for the fifth year in a row this year.

Buffalo Bills

LeSean McCoy scored three times and the Buffalo Bills extended their winning streak to four with a 45-16 victory over San Francisco and new starter Colin Kaepernick Sunday.

WBFO's Chris Caya

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings into a fatal midair plane collision in North Collins.

WBFO File Photo

Governor Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign says it will "set aside" $350,000 it received from LPCiminelli and COR Development executives facing federal corruption charges.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

An Allegany County father who used drugs before a crash that killed his 4-year-old son has been found guilty of manslaughter.

LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.  Buffalo City Hall was lit up red, white and blue overnight in honor of the team's first win of the season.

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A man charged with killing a woman and her 7-year-old son inside their Cheektowaga apartment has waived his right to a felony hearing. A grand jury will now hear the case.

New York ranked fourth among states whose lawmakers drew the most contributions from the opioid industry, but was near the bottom in prescriptions per capita, according to data compiled by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity.

Erie County

A park in a former industrial area along the Buffalo River is closing to the public for the next year for shoreline and habitat restorations.

New York State Police

New York State Police officials say they are investigating several complaints of a telephone scam in which the caller threatens to harm a loved one unless they receive money.

Photo courtesy of Karen Dewitt / WBFO News File Photo

New York is moving to expand its fledgling medical marijuana program.

Maj. Kat Andrews / U.S. Air Force

A retired Western New York police officer who served as the top enlisted leader for the New York Air National Guard now has a new role.

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its active search for a man who went missing in Lake Ontario Saturday night.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York and Massachusetts attorneys general are refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking records about their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change.


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