Chris Caya

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The historic U.S. Customs House by the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls will soon be home to the city's newest cultural attraction. The facility is going to highlight the critical role residents played in helping African Americans on their journey from slavery to freedom.

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Along with remembering their loved ones, the Families of Continental Flight 3407 marked the 9th anniversary of the fatal crash by continuing their push for airline safety.

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A new report on "problematic" jails names the Erie County Holding Center and the County Correctional Facility among the "worst" in the state.

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A new leader has been named for 43North, the state funded startup competition, headquartered in the former Trico Building, on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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A sidewalk along a busy stretch of Walden Avenue, in Cheektowaga, was the scene of a rally, Friday morning. Workers at Wendt Corporation say they're being mistreated.


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Frontier Airlines will soon be flying to more destinations from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

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While the use of technology continues to grow, a new survey of local CEOs shows many companies across the region are slow to change.


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Confidence in New York's economy among upstate CEOs is down compared to a year ago.

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The Buffalo City Mission is moving ahead with a major addition.

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A project designed to control invasive species in the Niagara River Gorge, and boost tourism, is set to get underway in Niagara Falls Tuesday.

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The New York Times has placed Buffalo on its latest list of "52 Places to Go in 2018."

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The push is on to save a nearly 140-year-old building near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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Player evaluations are underway at One Bills Drive, in Orchard Park. During their end-of-season press conference, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane, and coach Sean McDermott said, it's too soon to say what offseason roster moves the team might make.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made a quick stop in the Buffalo area Monday to hear about the benefits of working for an employee owned company.

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A local member of the state delegation is calling on New York's Department of Labor to abandon a proposed Employee Scheduling rule. Opponents of the rule say it could do more harm than good.

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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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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. 

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Plans are set to be unveiled Wednesday for bringing new life to an old rail corridor in Buffalo.

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Not everyone's on board with shoring up the Central Terminal with  funding from the second round of the Buffalo Billion.

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Even though temperatures are expected to be in the single digits Sunday - families can still get out and celebrate New Year's Eve in comfort. The community is invited to the 29th annual First Night celebration inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

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Frigid temperatures that settled across the region this week are starting to cause lakes and other bodies of water to freeze over. And that means the start of ice fishing. WBFO’s Chris Caya reports on some important tips for anglers.  

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A new campaign is underway to promote the positive impact that adaptive reuse projects have had in the City of Buffalo. The goal is to prevent potential changes that supporters say could derail the city's renaissance.

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Hundreds of donated stuffed animals are now in the hands of young patients at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.

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City of Buffalo residents who want to prepay their 2018 state and local taxes can do so at the Erie County Clerk's Office.

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The list of outdoor activities at Canalside, in downtown Buffalo, is a little longer this winter. But the new attractions are only up for a limited time.

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Security is tight in and around Canalside, in downtown Buffalo. Dozens of police officers, some dressed in camouflage and carrying high-powered rifles, were on duty outside KeyBank Center on Tuesday, the first day of the eleven day World Junior Hockey Championship.

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Under a new state policy taking effect January 1, workers across New York will be eligible for Paid Family Leave. 


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Jorge Suarez has been sentenced to the maximum 25 years to life in prison for murdering Anchor Bar employee Freddie Dizon in May of 2016.


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A plan is in the works to help prevent more "black water" and other illegal discharges into the lower Niagara River. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be calling on the State Legislature to fund major improvements to the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

 

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The Jefferson Avenue business district, in Buffalo, is slated for some major improvements. And it's starting out with free Wi-Fi.

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