Chris Caya

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5:14 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Governor visits areas affected by lake-effect snow

Governor Andrew Cuomo updates public on lake effect snow storm situation
Credit Chris Caya / WBFO

Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to western New York Wednesday to tour areas hard hit by the ongoing lake effect snow storm. Cuomo says the state worked around the clock to rescue stranded motorists on the Thruway and other roads.

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Local
5:27 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

National Guard called in to deal with massive snowstorm

Police have blocked off sections of South Buffalo, which has been slammed with three feet of snow.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

A state of emergency remains in effect in Erie County and the National Guard is being deployed to the region to deal with a snowstorm that has paralyzed parts of Western New York.

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Health
7:45 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Roswell Park opens newly-expanded Endoscopy Center

A look inside Roswell Park's new Endoscopy Center
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has expanded its capabilities for advanced procedures with its new Endoscopy Center, which opened Thursday

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Niagara Falls
4:47 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Robert Moses Parkway reconfiguration begins

A stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway is being converted into a pedestrian-friendly park road.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

A project meant to restore public access to the Niagara Falls waterfront is now a reality. State and local officials kicked off the removal of a one-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway Wednesday.

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Local
2:45 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

UB holds Veterans Day ceremony

Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

Students and staff at the University at Buffalo marked Veterans Day with a flag-raising ceremony outside Alumni Arena.

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Local
6:08 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Buffalo takes up 'My Brother's Keeper' community challenge

Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

Community leaders and local officials met Monday to discuss ways to better serve and improve the lives of Buffalo's youth as part of an initiative launched by President Barack Obama.

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Local
6:45 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Businesses work together to protect the environment

Credit WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable

Dozens of companies across the region have joined a new business-driven initiative to protect the environment. The Sustainable Business Roundtable was launched this past spring on Earth Day. 

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Newest Waterfront Attraction
4:53 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

(716) restaurant opens in HarborCenter

Hundreds of people turned out for the grand opening of (716) Food and Sports Friday. Buffalo's newest restaurant is part of the HarborCenter complex.

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Local
4:09 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

New growth in the Fruit Belt

St. John Community Development Corp. marks completion of 49 new townhomes in Buffalo's Fruit Belt neighborhood.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

The neighborhood around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus continues its turn around.

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Local
1:17 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Homeowners reach settlement in lone Flight 3407 trial

The Wielinski family, including widow Karen (l.) and her three daughters, has reached a settlement with the airlines involved in the crash of Flight 3407.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

A settlement has been reached in the only case to go to trial following the crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Clarence Center.

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Local
5:33 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Arson a possibility in Howard Street fire

Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield provided an update on Tuesday's massive blaze on Howard Street.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Investigators are still looking for the cause of a four-alarm fire that destroyed a Howard Street warehouse Tuesday.

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Local
6:01 am
Tue October 28, 2014

District says Buffalo schools prepared for Ebola

Buffalo School District Medical Director Dr. Steven Lana
Credit WBFO News/Chris Caya

"Better safe than sorry" is how the Buffalo School District is preparing for the possible arrival of Ebola.

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Local
3:10 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Local doctor says Ebola quarantine is 'beyond science'

Jericho Road Community Health Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Myron Glick
Credit www.jrm-buffalo.org

A Buffalo-based doctor, just back from Sierra Leone, says the governors of New York and New Jersey "went beyond science" in quarantining healthcare providers returning from West Africa.

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Breaking
2:40 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Possible explosion at Amherst business injures one

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Two alarms were called to an industrial park in Amherst Friday morning for a possible fire or explosion.

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60th State Senate Race
8:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Candidates debate in 60th Senate District

Mark Grisanti, Kevin Stocker and Marc Panepinto debated the issues in a televised event Thursday night.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

The candidates in the competitive race for the 60th State Senate seat took part in a three-way debate Thursday night. Along with considerable mudslinging, some key issues were discussed.

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Local
7:05 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Occupants of sought-after Lexus cleared of wrongdoing

Buffalo Police Lt. Jeff Rinaldo says the occupants of a sought-after Lexus have been cleared of wrongdoing.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

The driver of the white Lexus being sought by Buffalo police has been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with reported attempts to lure teenagers earlier this month.

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Local
12:30 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Despite Ebola, Buffalo group continues its work

Heather Quinn (third from left) and Phebian Abdulai (center) in Sierra Leone
Credit Jericho Road website

Amid concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a local organization remains committed to opening a health clinic in one of the poorest communities in West Africa. And a former refugee from Sierra Leone, who lived in Buffalo, is behind the effort.

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Crime
11:32 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Two dead in Allentown murder-suicide

A black Audi was towed from the scene of an apparent murder/suicide in Allentown this morning.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Buffalo Police responded to an apparent murder-suicide in broad daylight on College Street in the city's Allentown neighborhood Tuesday morning.

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Local
5:56 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Buffalo joins effort to end deadly shootings

New York City Councilmember Jumaane Williams talks to reporters in City Hall after meeting with some Buffalo Common Council members and community activists.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

To help reduce deadly shootings, the City of Buffalo is joining the National Network to Combat Gun Violence.

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Canadian Affairs
4:38 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Summit highlights the region's cross-border relationship

Officials and business owners from both sides of the border were in Buffalo Thursday discussing ways to boost the economy.

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Local
12:47 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Poloncarz' 2015 budget holds the line on property taxes

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
Credit WBFO News File Photo

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says his proposed budget maintains and enhances the county's quality-of-life services and programs.

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Local
3:45 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Higgins floats plan for parks on the Outer Harbor

Rep. Brian Higgins at Wilkeson Pointe on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

Funding dedicated for Buffalo's waterfront should be spent on parkland, not parking ramps, according to Rep. Brian Higgins.

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Local
2:52 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

MAP looks to keep growing

Dabreon Darby among the teens employed by MAP to grow food for the community.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

To continue growing its operation, the Massachusetts Avenue Project is looking to build a new Farmhouse and Community Food Resource Center.

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Crime
7:00 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Police say accused Lewiston kidnapper had more victims

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Investigators with Lewiston and state police believe more people may have suffered at the hands of Iver  "Jay" Phallen and they're asking for the public's help. 

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Local
5:15 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Schumer assails local demolition company, calls for federal help

Senator Charles Schumer says Battaglia Demolition is causing air quality issues in Buffalo.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Help may be on the way for Buffalo residents plagued by dust clouds from a concrete recycling facility. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to "send a message" to Battaglia Demolition.

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Local
5:42 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Schumer calls for Secret Service 'housecleaning'

Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday under heavy pressure.
Credit Public Domain

In Buffalo Wednesday just hours before Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned, Sen. Charles Schumer said there needs to be a "whole housecleaning" at the agency.

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Local
4:54 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Council approves new regulations for e-cigarette retailers

Common Council Member Chris Scanlon
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Shops selling electronic cigarettes will soon need a permit to operate in the city of Buffalo.

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Environment
2:56 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Buffalo River cleanup continues

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

More cleanup funding is flowing for the Buffalo River. Great Lakes Commission policy director Matt Doss announced a $4.7 million award for shoreline and habitat restoration along the river at Smith Street Park, Monday morning.

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Local
9:07 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Falls air base says goodbye to C-130s

The 107th Airlift Wing will no longer fly C-130 planes.
Credit File photo

An era came to an end Thursday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Members of the New York National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing made their final flight in a C-130 transport plane.

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Local
6:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Solar plan proposed for Niagara Falls Air Base

Congressman Brian Higgins says a commitment to solar energy at the Niagara Falls Air Base could provide a bright future for local veterans.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

A new mission could be coming to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. As part of President Obama's recently announced initiative to advance solar deployment and energy efficiency, the base could become a training site for veterans seeking a career in the growing field.

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