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More than 70 companies, looking to hire veterans, took part in Thursday's "Hiring Our Heroes" event in Buffalo. It attracted more than 100 former military members and/or their spouses.

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The Nina and the Pinta, replicas of the ships that Columbus sailed on his trans-Atlantic voyages, are now in downtown Buffalo.


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Developer Carl Paladino and his partner Victor Liberatore are the proud new owners of a prime piece of Buffalo riverfront property.

Festival season continues this weekend with the second annual Buffalo-Niagara Brewers Festival at Canalside. Organizers say the event highlights how craft brewing is a growing industry across the region.


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Work is officially underway on Walmart's new Supercenter in Cheektowaga.

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The effort to draw more tourists and increase their stay is getting a boost from Washington. Rep. Brian Higgins announced a $300,000 grant from the Department of the Interior for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area on Monday.

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New York state's Fast Food Wage Board hearing in Buffalo Common Council Chambers was filled to near capacity Friday.

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In the coming months drivers will likely see traffic lights, rumble strips or other traffic calming measures on the Scajaquada Expressway. That's according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan.

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The Catholic Health System is apparently less generous than other corporations. That's according to a new report released by the Communications Workers of America.

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An Orchard Park man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for his father's death. After facing an initial charge of murder, 22-year-old Sean Keenan entered a guilty plea on first-degree manslaughter charges on April 13.

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Community members will hold a vigil tonight for the young boy struck and killed in Delaware Park by a motorist on Saturday. Organizers are also calling for more safety improvements in and around the park.


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The name of the driver involved in a fatal crash in Delaware Park, that killed a 3-year-old boy on Saturday, still has not been released.

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Technology is making four of Buffalo's major parking ramps much brighter and greener.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he knows the three men whose homes were searched by law enforcement Thursday well and was surprised to learn of the investigation.

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A few dozen people concerned over the potential closing of the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center turned out for a public hearing in Buffalo's City Hall on Friday.

A proposal to install term limits for Erie County's elected officials has hit a road block.


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Erie County has restored its Local Conditional Release Program. It provides 25 non-violent prisoners in Alden Correctional Facility with early release, job training and rehabilitation in return for one year probation.

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Cosmetics and other products that end up polluting local waterways could soon be banned from store shelves in Erie County.


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People convicted of possessing or promoting child pornography could spend more time in jail. State Senator Tim Kennedy is proposing legislation that would increase the crime to a Class D felony.

Assemblymember Michael Kearns says he's skeptical of putting the Buffalo Public Schools under mayoral control.


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In the months between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, "Operation Evaluation" will take place in Erie County. State Assemblyman Michael Kearns says it's a survey that will help determine what upgrades outdated VFW and American Legion posts need to better serve veterans.

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Just in time for the start of the summer travel season some detour signs are coming down in Niagara Falls. The new roundabout at the intersection of the Robert Moses Parkway and John Daly Boulevard is opening to traffic today.

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The first of several new hotels planned for downtown Niagara Falls celebrated its grand opening Thursday.

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Bishop of Buffalo Richard Malone and Temple Beth Zion Senior Rabbi Gary Pokras took part in the grand opening of a food pantry Wednesday. The partnership is aimed at helping some of the less fortunate residents of Amherst.


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Fast-food workers rallied in several cities across New York, including Buffalo, Wednesday morning. The events coincided with state Wage Board hearings on increasing the minimum wage.

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More people would be able to adopt a child under a bill proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.


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It appears the Buffalo Common Council will not be rubber stamping a new deal with Rural Metro. Last Tuesday, an elderly driver waited 45-minutes for an ambulance after her car hit a Hertel Avenue restaurant.

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More affordable housing is coming to Buffalo's East Side thanks to some help from Washington. The Federal Home Loan Bank is providing a $300,000 grant for Bellamy Commons on Jefferson Avenue near East Ferry Street.

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Citizens for Regional Transit unveiled plans for a gondola lift system on Buffalo's waterfront at Hallwalls Monday. Some envision the system as a key part in developing a waterfront that would attract hundreds of thousands of visitors.

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Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood now has its own museum. The grand opening of the Black Rock Historical Society, on Niagara Street near Hamilton, was celebrated Thursday night.

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