Chris Caya

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Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo's embarking on the next phase of its master plan. And it includes building an A.R.C.


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There's a new place for the region's nearly 5,000 nonprofits to turn to for strong leadership.

As downtown Buffalo's Amtrak station remains closed for repairs following recent heavy rains, Congressman Brian Higgins is clear on his opinion of the facility - it is time to look for alternative locations.


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As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into what caused the mid-air collision of two small planes over North Collins, the names of its victims have been released.

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There's now an easier way for local residents to plan for an emergency or natural disaster. Developers believe the "Ready Erie" app will improve communication during difficult times.


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A recent study revealed that 9-1-1 call centers are vulnerable to cyber attacks. That drew a call from New York Senator Charles Schumer for new measures to protect the critical infrastructure. 


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Several legislators are blasting Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz over the poor condition of some rural roads.


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Along with being one of the poorest cities in the nation, Buffalo has an 11.4 percent pre-term birth rate, the highest in New York State.  A program that works to help high-risk pregnancies, Go Buffalo Mom, has received a $468,000 federal grant to fund that effort.


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The bombings in New York City and New Jersey this past weekend are having an impact locally.

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The toll taken by the Emerald Ash Borer is expensive. Sen. Tim Kennedy says he has heard from many people who have paid $500 for removing one dead tree that has been infested by the invasive species.

Chautauqua Institution

It's the end of an era at the Chautauqua Institution. Following a two-year legal fight, the 123-year-old Amphitheater has been demolished.

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State GOP Chairman Ed Cox is a veteran of presidential politics, having worked for three administrations. Ronald Reagan was the last Republican to carry the state, but Cox believes Trump "has the big 'mo,' big momentum," behind him and Hillary Clinton is "fading."

Bak USA

Mobile computers made in Buffalo, by Bak USA, are now available through Microsoft Direct across the U.S. and Canada. The new partnership coincides with the launch of Bak's newest product geared for young students.


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The "Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper" model that has proven successful in growing Canalside has been adopted for Buffalo's Outer Harbor. But the plan approved by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is raising concerns. 


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A new mountain bike course should be under construction soon on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. It's part of a new blueprint for nearly 160 acres of land along Furhmann Boulevard approved Monday by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

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New and expanded offerings and lots of dry hot weather led to a very busy summer on Buffalo's waterfront. Canalside saw a 50% increase in visitors.

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A new exhibition of rare artifacts showcasing the region's connection to the White House opens this weekend at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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It's the end of the line for several First Niagara Bank branches in the Buffalo area. As part of its acquisition by Key Bank, First Niagara had to sell more than a dozen locations to Northwest Savings Bank and Northwest is ready to move in.  


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A new patient-centered healthcare organization is opening in Buffalo.

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Cell phone carriers across New York state should be expecting a call from Sen. Charles Schumer. The high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing the companies to improve their service. 


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, on Wednesday, the Buffalo Billion has jumpstarted the local economy and private investment. But he added "really rebuilding" the city must be done neighborhood by neighborhood.

A local organization is in the running for what's billed as "the world's most prestigious environmental award."    


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The days of routing Peace Bridge traffic through Front Park in Buffalo are coming to an end. It's the latest step in the state's $56 million Gateway Connections Improvement project.


NYS Board of Elections

Could foreign hackers disrupt the upcoming election? The FBI issued an alert after recent attacks on voter databases in two states, but Erie County's system appears safe.

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State Senate candidate Chris Jacobs is proposing a reform agenda that he says, will "bring Democracy back" to Albany. The plan includes ending Albany's three men in a room culture. Jacobs, a Buffalo Republican says, to get it done he will push for creating a bipartisan "Reform Caucus" of like minded legislators from both the Senate and Assembly.

Erie County residents may get a chance after all to vote on updating the County Charter. That update may include extending the terms for county lawmakers.


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A new coalition has been formed to "preserve and protect" Buffalo's waterfront. Nicole Matteson, Executive Director of 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor says, the goal is to ensure that the land off Furhmann Boulevard stays in the public trust. Matteson says, the best way to protect it for future generations is dedicate it as parkland.

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Some changes are on the way to help avoid a repeat of last weekend's massive traffic jam in downtown Buffalo.


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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is offering Metro Bus and Rail riders a nice reward for sharing their thoughts on its new fare system. The old one is being replaced with technology.


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The City of Buffalo is offering a $2,500 reward for information about the shooting of an 8-year-old boy.


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