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A man who jumped out of a third-floor window at Buffalo Police Department headquarters while being questioned about sexual assaults has pleaded guilty to rape charges.

NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY PHOTO /Ice boom installation 2015.

The New York Power Authority is looking to use drones instead of helicopters or boats to inspect the ice boom between Lake Erie and the Niagara River.

National Public Radio

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggests his nation's peacekeeping decisions will be made with the Trump administration's particular world view in mind.

Clarence Congressman Chris Collins is calling for the United States to broker a bilateral deal with Canada as opposed to updating the three-party North American Free Trade Agreement.

Authorities say a 20-year-old man has died after his vehicle veered into the path of an oncoming tour bus in Chautauqua County.

New York lawmakers will soon begin several weeks of hearings on Governor Cuomo's $152 billion state budget proposal.

National Public Radio

New York Attorney General on Thursday issued guidance to local governments on how they can put laws and policies in place to limit their participation in federal immigration enforcement activities under Republican President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

Legacy.com

A Buffalo man brought his murder trial to a halt when he pleaded guilty to beating and strangling his estranged girlfriend.

New York State

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to tweak one of his signature economic development programs.

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A former Boy Scout leader who tricked a troop member into sending him sexually explicit pictures of himself has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography. 

Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo has announced the birth of an ocelot kitten.

An expansion of industrial hemp farming was one of Governor Cuomo’s proposals at his regional State of the State address in Syracuse. The proposal comes the same week the state allots more money to fight drug addiction.

New York's $18.8 million Riverway project will be completed this summer after the discovery of contaminants in soil nearby delayed work for several months.

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A helicopter carrying New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to New York City was forced to make an emergency landing after the cabin filled with fumes.

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New York lawmakers will again face a proposal this year to lift the statutes of limitations on sex abuse crimes.

New York state lawmakers have gathered in Albany Wednesday to begin their work for 2017. The Senate and Assembly both convened for the first time since they adjourned last summer.

Orchard Park Police

An East Aurora woman has been charged with stealing more than $1 million from the auto dealership where she worked. 

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula has full confidence in general manager Doug Whaley's ability to turn around his franchise, and outlined the reasons coach Rex Ryan was fired in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.

WBFO's Michael Mroziak

Governor Andrew Cuomo has awarded $3.5 million for the final design of the Niagara Gorge Project. 

NORAD

Eastern Air Defense Sector personnel in central New York are training in preparation for Santa Claus tracking operations on Christmas Eve.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is turning up the heat on the federal government to consider recalling e-cigarette batteries and devices that explode and catch fire, injuring users.

Buffalo Bills

The bumbling Cleveland Browns are two losses short from becoming the NFL's second team to go 0-16 in one season. However, that is good news for Buffalo, as the Bills cruised past the Browns 33-13 on Sunday.

West Seneca Youth Baseball Association

A former youth baseball official will be sentenced next year after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $50,000.

National Public Radio

Manufacturers in New York state expanded more quickly in December than in November, driven by a big jump in new orders.  That is the latest from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Buffalo Bills

Le'Veon Bell scored three times and set a franchise record with 236 yards rushing in finding traction on a slick, snow-covered field, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 27-20 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon.

New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program.

Authorities have seized 100 snakes, lots of rats, two miniature pigs and a few dozen birds from a Niagara County home where dozens of creatures were found dead. 

Marineland Canada

A complaint that led Ontario's animal welfare agency to investigate Marineland accuses the tourist attraction of cruelty against several species.

NYS Power Authority

New York regulators are launching a comprehensive review of energy service companies, saying the competitive residential market created by utility deregulation hasn't lived up to its promise.

Buffalo Bills

Derek Carr threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Oakland Raiders to their biggest comeback in 16 years with a 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

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