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It will soon be legal for pet owners in New York state to be buried with their beloved animals.

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An investigation into a crash that claimed the life of a seven-month-old girl on Buffalo's East Side continues.

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Rural Metro's ambulance response times are under review by Buffalo's EMS Board. It unanimously approved a "Notice of Inquiry" Monday.

Relief is just around the corner for motorists who live near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports legislation has been approved that allows the city to issue residential parking permits. 


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After Buffalo's Board of Education largely ignored an expert's recommendations on correcting the District's Civil Rights violations - some parents are seeking federal help.

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The list of housing options for people looking to live in downtown Buffalo continues to grow. WBFO's Chris Caya has more on the adaptive reuse of an historic building - that nearly met the wrecker's ball.

Financial exploitation is costing seniors and New York state nearly $1.5  billion each year. A new multi-agency study shows that in many cases victims aren't aware the crimes are taking place.


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The weak Canadian dollar is keeping shoppers at home. And that's led to a further decline in sales tax revenue for Erie County. With more here's WBFO's Chris Caya.


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New York State's 80-year-old "blue laws" are finally being updated for the 21st century. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, the changes will allow bars and restaurants to begin serving alcohol earlier on Sundays.


The worst mass shooting in American history has re-ignited the debate over gun control. Senate Democrats plan to force a vote on legislation this week. WBFO's Chris Caya has reaction from some of the region's Congressional delegation. 


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Buffalo will soon have its first professional-grade soccer and rugby field.

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Tourists who flock to Niagara Falls every year have a new reason to stay a little longer. An old attraction has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation designed to also help local students. 


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It could take months before homeowners receive their property-tax rebate checks from Albany. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports,  a local state lawmaker is working to resolve the issue. 


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Consumers in the market for a new vehicle, take notice. Some automakers are still using airbags that have injured several people over the years. 


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One of several adaptive reuse projects along Niagara Street in Buffalo is complete. The ribbon was cut on the $11.4 million Turner Brothers Lofts, just off I-190, Tuesday morning.

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In Buffalo's Delaware Park on Monday, Sen. Charles Schumer called on his colleagues on Capitol Hill to fund the battle against the emerald ash borer.

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More than a year after work began, the board of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be considering a new strategic plan next week.  Gallery Director Janne Siren believes the plan will "lower barriers for everyone in our community."

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Ciminelli Real Estate has agreed to be the City of Buffalo's "designated developer" for the 201 Ellicott Street project. The site, across from the Hotel Lafayette, has been a city-owned parking lot for decades.

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After helping create Open Government Boards in Amherst and in Williamsville - a local attorney is looking to form a larger regional group. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - Paul Wolf's resume includes working for Erie County and the City of Buffalo. 


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The Great Lakes could become a spawning ground for invasive species under a bill recently passed by the House. It would eliminate federal oversight of ballast water that some ships carry around the world.


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Several improvements to Canalside have been completed ahead of the 2016 summer season. Officials cut the ribbon on a $2.2 million expansion of the Central Wharf on Friday.

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The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library has a new high-tech bookmobile. The old one was scrapped just over ten years ago during the County's fiscal crisis.


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Based on recommendations of an industry task force, Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing changes to New York's outdated liquor law. The stated goal is to boost the state's growing craft brewing industry.


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Vehicles with peeling, unreadable New York state license plates can be ticketed. To avoid the hassle and expense, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Sheriff Timothy Howard are advising motorists to trade them in.

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Rural Metro's response times in the city of Buffalo, according to Mayor Byron Brown, are "are absolutely a concern." In response, the ambulance company says that it is focused on improving its performance.


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The ranks of the Buffalo Police Department could become more diverse, based on numbers disclosed Tuesday. Mayor Byron Brown says just over half of the 2,468 people who have applied to take the city's police exam in June are minorities and 29% are women.


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Unusually long lines clogged Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Monday. It's part of a trend forming at airports around the country, one that Senator Charles Schumer believes can be alleviated with more canine patrols.


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The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station would be better protected from a future round of base closings under a plan unveiled Monday.

To help job seekers in targeted local areas, the New York state Labor Department has opened five satellite career centers. The initiative, known as the Western New York Employment Strikeforce, is modeled after a successful program in the Bronx that has secured over 17,000 job placements since its launch in 2014. The initiative includes business-driven, skills-based training, to help the unemployed land a stable job.

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Buffalo ranks #1 in a new poll of America's Favorite Cities by Travel+Leisure.

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