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A local architecture gem has helped attract another national event. FinnFest USA, an annual conference celebrating Finnish and Finnish-American culture and heritage, is coming to Buffalo in October.

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"Vaping" is now banned in the same places tobacco smoking is banned in the City of Buffalo. The new law, passed by the Common Council on Tuesday, was quickly signed by Mayor Byron Brown.

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During a stop on the Buffalo State College campus Tuesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his 2015 agenda.

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The Buffalo Public Schools have a new process in place for deciding when to close schools. Heavy snowfall Monday morning made it difficult for school busses to navigate side streets.

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In another positive sign that downtown Buffalo is coming back to life, work is finally underway on a long-vacant landmark.

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A new report card from the State Comptroller's Office lists three local school districts on shaky financial ground. The fallout could mean more layoffs in one of the region's top districts. 

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An online petition has been started to oppose using public money to build a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

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Taxpayers in Erie County can now get a better look at how their tax dollars are being spent.

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A victim of human trafficking shared her experience Thursday with students at Cheektowaga Central High School.

The prosecution has rested its case against Jeffrey Basil, the former bar manager who is accused of murder in the death of William Sager last year.

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The jury in Jeffrey Basil's murder trial heard testimony Wednesday from friends of William Sager who were at Molly's Pub on the night of his death. Basil is accused of "launching" Sager down a flight of stairs inside the now-closed Main Street bar in May.

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Adam O'Shei, an off-duty Buffalo police officer working security at Molly's Pub last spring, wrapped up his testimony in Jeffrey Basil's murder trial in State Supreme Court Tuesday.

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The list of witnesses called in Jeffrey Basil's murder trial Monday included off-duty Buffalo police officer Adam O'Shei, who was working security at Molly's Pub the night William Sager Jr. was fatally injured.

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The murder trial of bar manager Jeffrey Basil began Thursday morning in an Erie County courtroom.  Basil's accused of pushing William Sager down a flight of stairs inside Molly's Pub in May.   WBFO'S Chris Caya was in the court room for opening statements.

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Delaware North has confirmed their new corporate headquarters building in Buffalo will include a 190-room hotel. It's the latest hotel project planned for downtown where four hotels have opened recently. One expert questions the need.

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Nearly 70 people were called as potential jurors in Jeffrey Basil's murder trial Monday morning as the judge and attorneys in the case began narrowing the pool.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking state gambling authorities to request more proposals for a casino in the state’s “economically ailing” Southern Tier.

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The latest round of lake effect snow is good news for ski resorts south of Buffalo. Kissing Bridge and Holiday Valley are getting active as the new year begins.

Cuomo says NY leads nation by example

Jan 1, 2015

Andrew Cuomo is kicking off his second term as New York's governor, saying he was doing so "at a uniquely New York moment" when some things seem at their worst. 

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State police in the Buffalo area have a new tool for conducting sobriety checkpoints on New Year's Eve.

Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) says New York state's hydrofracking ban could hurt national security and taxpayers could end up footing the bill.

Local moviegoers will get the chance to see "The Interview," after all.

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Christmas has arrived early for the Explore & More Children's Museum. Fisher-Price has donated $500,000 for a hands-on workshop inside the new museum planned for Canalside.

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Legislation to be introduced next session by four state lawmakers would require all police cars across New York be retrofitted with bulletproof glass. The move comes after two New York City officers were gunned down assassination-style in their patrol car over the weekend.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is making a big investment towards its future.

Phone scam net widening

Dec 19, 2014

A local phone scammer has expanded operations further across Western New York.

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After years of planning and effort, the redevelopment of Buffalo's waterfront reaches another milestone Thursday night with the grand opening of the "Ice at Canalside."

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After going more than three years without a contract, picket lines went up at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport and more than a dozen other airports across the country on Tuesday.

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Drawing nearly a million visitors to Buffalo's waterfront this past summer cost more than expected. As a result, the current contract for Canalside has been increased 50 percent.

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After sitting vacant for decades,  a West Side landmark that was saved from the wrecking ball is finally being brought back to life.

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