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A new state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution facility with plans to create dozens of jobs has opened in the Town of Sanborn. The company, which serves the U.S. and Canadian markets, also purchased lots of land for future expansion. 

 

An Eden man suspected in the murder of his mother is in custody in Erie, PA.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The group in charge of choosing a site for a new Buffalo train station has recommended the station be built downtown, near the current Exchange Street site.

Supporters of the Central Terminal option, prior to the meeting, suggested the people making the selection already had their minds made up and willingly ignored the overwhelming public support for the East Side site.

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A vote is scheduled Thursday by the members of the Buffalo Train Station Selection Committee. But one of the members is faulting the process.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Residents who took part in Buffalo's first ever Participatory Budgeting Process say the effort was worth it.

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Taxpayers in the Town of Tonawanda can breathe a little easier. Funding has been approved to make up for the loss of one of the Town's largest sources of revenue. 


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Several partners, including employers, and state and local government, are teaming up to host "Buffalo Works" - a week of job fairs across the city.

Internal Revenue Service

Tick...tick...tick... Some are surely scrambling Tuesday, as midnight is the deadline for filing state and federal income tax returns.

Small Business Festival

The arrival of warmer weather signals the unofficial start of "festival season" in Western New York. And this year's line up includes the region's first ever "Small Business Festival."


Artpark

Artpark is preparing to recreate a painting hailed nearly 40 years ago as the largest in the world  by the Guiness Book of World Records.


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Ride-hailing services are expected to be up and running across the region in about 90 days, according to State Senator Tim Kennedy.

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Refugees across the region are going to continue receiving help adjusting to their new life in America. Albany is now funding resettlement agencies that faced cuts under President Trump's refugee ban. Local advocates see many benefits for the community.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The future is looking brighter for local refugee resettlement agencies.

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The region's trauma center is battling a virus. It caused Erie County Medical Center to shut down its computer system several days ago. And law enforcement is investigating.  


Chris Caya WBFO News

The Erie Canal Harbor Development board has cleared the way for more construction at Canalside.

Seneca Nation of Indians

A new wind turbine is up and running in Irving - about 30 miles south of Buffalo. It's part of the Seneca Nation of Indians' plan to become energy independent.

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Faced with changing church-going habits, some houses of worship are branching out to maintain their presence in the community. Some are renting space, while others are tackling economic development. 

NFTA

The NFTA is trying to entice local companies to take part in a new discount pass program for their employees. Increasing Metro ridership, the authority says, could have several benefits for community members.  

Chris Caya WBFO News

The cuts announced to UB's athletics department this week are "just wrong" according to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Tuesday, April 4, marks National Equal Pay Day - symbolizing  how far into 2017 women must work to earn the same amount as men did in 2016.

Destination Niagara USA

The local economy could take a hit in the coming months if tourism drops off. A recent study by Tourism Economics projects that the U.S. will see more than 4 million fewer international visitors because of President Trump's travel bans.


Chris Caya WBFO News

The first phase of redeveloping one Buffalo's most iconic structures is complete. State and local officials helped cut the ribbon Thursday on the Richardson Olmsted Campus.

Edmunds.com

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday rolling back rules to curb harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants. It's the latest move by Trump to stall environmental clean up efforts.  


Chris Caya WBFO News

More than two dozen local architects have signed a letter in support of locating Buffalo's new Amtrak Station in the Central Terminal.

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A local law to better protect seniors in nursing homes is being proposed by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

A Climate Change Justice rally was staged in downtown Buffalo Friday and targeted two area business leaders. 

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A steady revenue stream for New York state is coming to an end.  The Seneca Nation of Indians will make its final casino revenue sharing payment next week.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Congressman Chris Collins says an amendment to the American Health Care Act that he introduced could save Erie County taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. And County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw released a plan Tuesday on how to spend the savings. 


NFTA

Plans for expanding Metro Rail service could be derailed under President Trump's proposed budget. And local economic development efforts may take a hit as a result.   

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Uber and the NAACP issued a joint report Monday that calls on state lawmakers to approve ride-hailing service - or ride-sharing - across Upstate.

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