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The Buffalo man who fired a gun in to a crowd, killing a 14-year-old boy on August 12, 2014, could spend his remaining days in prison. Joseph Gant, 29, was sentenced to 35 years to life for the murder of Ray Patterson during a fight between two girls outside a Buffalo housing complex last summer.

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A local ski resort is being sued by its neighbors over noise and dust pollution coming from its property.


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Former CNN correspondent Susan Candiotti heads this year's inductees into the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Candiotti, who worked at WGR-TV nearly 30 years ago, is being joined by longtime WKBW-TV anchor Keith Radford, among others.

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During a stop in the Wyoming County Town of Wethersfield on Monday, Senator Charles Schumer spoke for the first time about the Iran nuclear deal since he announced his opposition to it late last week.


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The City of Buffalo will be front and center in a new film being shot here. 

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The cleanup of the Black Rock Channel in Buffalo is underway, thanks to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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A large crowd in the Central Library Downtown Wednesday night told the Public Service Commission the area needs high-speed internet connections and isn't getting them. Among those urging the PSC to take action are members of the Communications Workers of America, who are currently working for Verizon without a contract.


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Community activists and elected officials are once again calling on Verizon to provide FiOS service in the City of Buffalo and they're looking to the New York State Public Service Commission for help. 

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials turned out for the topping off ceremony of Solar City's new GigaFactory on South Park Avenue in Buffalo.

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Arafat Nagi, the Lackawanna man facing federal charges for supporting the Islamic state terror group ISIL, is  "one bad apple, says Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski.  The city is trying to move forward after once again being thrust in to the national spotlight.   


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Some Lackawanna residents and elected officials are crying foul over plans to rebury toxic waste at the former Bethlehem Steel plant along Route 5.

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon said a petition with over a thousand signatures was delivered to New York's Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday. Dixon said, the DEC's plan doesn't go far enough to clean up the former steel plant site. She says the redevelopment underway on Buffalo's waterfront shouldn't stop at the city line.

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It may pay to shop around before buying or renewing auto insurance. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports a new study shows some companies use discriminatory practices in setting their premiums.

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A federal judge in Buffalo has ordered Arafat Nagi be held without bail until trial. Nagi was arrested at his Lackawanna home Wednesday morning and charged with supporting and attempting to join the terror group ISIL.


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Samuel Herbert is on the ballot in the Democratic primary for the Fillmore District Council seat held by David Franczyk.

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Dozens of students, faculty and staff at the University at Buffalo are gearing up for a unique competition. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, it involves building a small, ultra-efficient home, putting it on flatbed trucks and shipping it across the county.  


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If all goes according to plan, there could be some new attractions at Canalside in the not too distant future.


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A new bike path extension opened on Buffalo's Outer Harbor Tuesday. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul joined other officials for a brief ribbon cutting ceremony on the connector at the north end of Furhmann Boulevard near Wilkeson Pointe.

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The investigation continues into the early morning explosion in Wheatfield that seriously injured a man who was making a bomb.


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The deaths of two young residents in less than a year has elected officials calling for greater safety at Walden Avenue and Harlem Road in Cheektowaga.

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A slice of the Buffalo Billion is going into the Western New York Workforce Development Center on the city's East Side. Governor Andrew Cuomo is leading a chorus of local officials, promising the center will provide opportunities for everyone across the region.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo Wednesday to announce plans for a new Western New York Workforce Development Center.


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A tragedy nearly resulted in Chautauqua County Tuesday where creeks are overflowing due to heavy rains. WBFO's Chris Caya was there to witness a dramatic scene as first responders made a heroic rescue.

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Over recent days there have been conflicting reports about a deal reached in Albany over New York's gun control law. However, one top state official maintains there have been no changes to the SAFE Act. 


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Improvements are coming to the banks of the Buffalo River. The $4.7 million project follows the ten year  remediation of toxic sediment from the riverbed.

Fans going to see The Rolling Stones play at Ralph Wilson Stadium Saturday are reminded that the Buffalo Bills' Code of Conduct is in effect for the concert.

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A new effort is looking to improve the region's health by working at the grassroots level. Canisius College and the Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo are teaming up to train and certify community health workers.


According to a former council member who is running for Mayor of Niagara Falls, the city is on the verge insolvency.

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The Niagara District's David Rivera has been elected the new majority leader of the Buffalo Common Council.

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The State Department of Transportation has announced that "traffic calming" initiatives will be implemented this year along the Scajaquada Corridor following a tragedy that took the life of a three-year-old boy in May. 

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A brief ceremony was held in Buffalo City Hall Monday to officially change the name of Squaw Island to Unity Island.

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