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As fall weather settles in - Erie County Highway crews are starting their last major road project of the season.

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A rare carousel, that was made in North Tonawanda more than 90 years ago, is moving closer to having a new home at Canalside.

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The federal government is creating some new jobs downtown. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - the Buffalo Passport Agency is among 29 such centers across the country that will be hiring new workers over the next few months.

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Commuters who drive the Buffalo Skyway should expect lane closures in both directions for the next several weeks. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - it's part of a plan to increase safety and determine the future of the mile-long bridge.

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Downtown Buffalo should continue smelling like Cheerios for years down the road.

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There's a new traffic pattern on Pearl Street in downtown Buffalo. Crews put the finishing touches on converting the old one-way street to two-way traffic, with a bike lane, early Friday morning.

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An Erie County grand jury has indicted two men in a fatal shooting inside Buffalo's famed Anchor Bar restaurant.

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Nearly two years after heavy Lake Effect snow destroyed a local manufacturing facility - the company is celebrating its reopening. The two back-to-back storms that hit in mid-November 2014 dumped up to 7 feet of snow in parts of Western New York and claimed 13 lives. WBFO's Chris Caya has more.

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Buffalo's old Central Terminal could finally be brought back to life if the community goes along with plans for reusing the iconic structure.

Local members of the technology and tourism industry learned how to use technology to boost their business during an event in downtown Buffalo yesterday.

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The Buffalo Zoo is embarking on the next phase of its master plan, which includes building a new amphibian and reptile house.

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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.

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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."

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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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