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9:42 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off in Buffalo

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There was a festive atmosphere in Buffalo's Central Library Monday for the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Several local events are planned over the next 30 days to  highlight the contributions of Hispanic Americans to Western New York and the United States.

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Local
6:16 am
Mon September 15, 2014

DEC restudying Peace Bridge neighborhood air quality

The exhaust fumes from traffic on the Peace Bridge are being blamed for respiratory problems on Buffalo's west side.
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A new air quality study is underway on Buffalo's West Side near the Peace Bridge. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation will provide more information during a public meeting tonight.

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Local
12:19 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Solemn ceremonies mark 13th anniversary of 9/11

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To mark the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, ceremonies were held across Western New York on Thursday.

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Local
8:23 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Respiratory virus may have spread to Buffalo

A respiratory virus that's sickened hundreds of children in several Midwest states has apparently arrived in Buffalo.

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Sports
3:25 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Pegulas reach 'definitive agreement' to buy the Buffalo Bills

Terry Pegula and his wife Kim are in line to buy the Bills, pending league approval.
Credit File photo

The owners of the Buffalo Sabres have been chosen to be the new owners of the Buffalo Bills. Terry and Kim Pegula have made the winning bid to take ownership of the storied NFL franchise.

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Crime
3:54 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Trial begins for man accused of killing 5-year-old boy

Matthew Kuzdzal faces a murder charge in the death of 5-year-old Eain Brooks.
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The trial of alleged child killer Matthew Kuzdzal got underway in downtown Buffalo Monday morning. Kuzdzal is charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Predatory Sexual Assault of a Child in the death of 5-year-old Eain Brooks, his girlfriend's son, nearly one year ago.

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Local
8:16 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Gillibrand backs minimum wage boost

The movement to increase the federal minimum wage is gaining momentum. President Obama has championed the idea. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is joining the wave.

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Local
8:32 am
Fri September 5, 2014

West Seneca receives state aid for flood damage

Winter floods caused major damage in West Seneca.
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Nearly six months after a blizzard and flooding wreaked havoc in the Town of West Seneca, help is on the way from Albany.

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Environment
2:54 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Funding secured for college's Great Lakes research center

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Improvements are on the way for a facility used by researchers who track the health of local waterways.

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Local
4:54 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Higgins calls for action on ISIS

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Shortly after the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff was confirmed,Congressman Brian Higgins joined the growing call for an international response.

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Local
2:49 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

After just a year, MLK Park splash pad needs repair

The splash pad at MLK Park is in need of repair, after just one year.
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After just one year in operation, a section of the splash pad in Martin Luther King Park is slated to be torn up to make repairs.

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Local
2:43 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Attorney general accuses Evans Bank of 'redlining' black neighborhoods

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman showed a map that he says shows Evans Bank's "redlining" policy on Buffalo's East side.
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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is accusing Evans Bank of refusing to offer mortgages to African-Americans in Buffalo.

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Focus on Education
9:16 am
Tue September 2, 2014

New law focuses on school threats

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With schools reopening this week, a new law is being proposed to make the learning environment as safe as possible.

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Local
2:27 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

More travelers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend

Many travelers will be hitting the Thruway this long weekend.
Credit thruway.ny.gov

The last long holiday weekend of the 2014 summer travel season is underway and the AAA is projecting this Labor Day will be one of the busiest for the holiday in several years.

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Buffalo Bills
9:25 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Stadium group leaders defend process

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy says the New Stadium Working Group has only met once.
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Some leaders of the New Stadium Working Groups say they have no plans for a public meeting. That's despite the call earlier this week by nearly two dozen elected officials for more transparency in the process.

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Business
2:52 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Coming to Buffalo an 'easy decision' for finance company

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More new jobs are coming to downtown Buffalo. Blue Bridge Financial has officially opened its new national headquarters in the Electric Tower on Washington Street.

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Local
1:56 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Kearns gains support in call for open stadium group meeting

Orchard Park Supervisor Patrick Keem, Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, and Assemblymen Michael Kearns and John Ceretto are calling for stadium group transparency.
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Assemblyman Michael Kearns now has the support of nearly two dozen fellow elected officials in calling for an emergency meeting of the New Stadium Working Group.

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Local
9:46 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Program works to keep youths out of prison

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An effective "alternative to incarceration" program for young people has received some much needed funding from Albany. 

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Local
9:47 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Extensive work will cause delays on Brighton Road

Work will continue along Brighton Road for the next several months.
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Detours will be posted on one of the busiest roads in Erie County for the next several months.

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Crime
1:08 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Basil faces upgraded murder charge in Sager's death

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Belling (l.) and defendant Jeffrey Basil (r.).
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Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil now faces a murder charge in the death of William Sager Jr.

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Local
8:26 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Work set to begin on new waterfront state park

Plans are coming together for Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
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More improvements to the Buffalo waterfront are just around the corner as construction of the new Buffalo Harbor State Park begins next month.

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Local
2:01 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Neighbors remain opposed to state-approved methadone clinic

New York State has approved a new methadone clinic on Buffalo's lower West Side, but residents of the neighborhood are upset and have planned a rally for Friday afternoon.

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Buffalo Bills
9:54 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Report: Three Bills bids all below $900 million

The list of bidders interested in the Buffalo Bills appears to be short. A national publication reports the bids are coming in below the expected sale price.

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Crime
2:22 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Symphony violinist fatally shot in Westfield

A Google street view of 8448 Titus Rd., where the apparent homicide took place.
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An apparent homicide is under investigation in the Chautauqua County community of Westfield.

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Focus on Education
1:26 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

New South Buffalo Charter School allows room to grow

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Just ahead of the start of the school year, students cut the ribbon Thursday on the new South Buffalo Charter School. The $21 million facility on South Ogden Street opens Monday with an enrollment of about 800 students in grades K-8.

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City of Lockport
6:43 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Lockport facing financial crisis

Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey addresses city's fiscal problems.
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To help close a large deficit, Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey says the city will end its ambulance service next month. State auditors blame poor record keeping for the city's financial problems. 

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Environment
10:18 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Environmental group monitoring pollution from Dupont plant

Local activists are calling on state and federal agencies to help reduce the amount of toxic chemicals pumped into the air in Tonawanda. EPA data shows DuPont's Yerkes Plant, near the intersection of River Road and Sheridan Drive, is a major polluter.

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Local
12:37 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Yearly canal inspection begins in Buffalo

The "Tug Syracuse" left Canalside in Buffalo Tuesday morning for the start of the state canal system's annual inspection.
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The annual mandated inspection of state canal system got underway in downtown Buffalo Tuesday morning.

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Sports
2:47 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Buffalo to host 2015, 2016 NHL Combine

HarborCenter will partially host the 2015 and 2016 NHL Combine.
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The National Hockey League announced Monday that the league's annual scouting combine will be held in Buffalo in 2015 and 2016. 

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Local
1:19 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Kearns calls for Bills stadium group to hold open meeting

The New Stadium Working Group last met April 1.
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Assemblyman Michael Kearns is calling for an emergency meeting of the New Stadium Working Group be held in public. The advisory group, formed to explore whether a new stadium or a retrofit to Ralph Wilson Stadium is appropriate, last met April 1.

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