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Students and staff at UB's School of Public Health received an update on the Flint water crisis from a recent UB graduate.

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Small companies owned by women and minorities will soon be able to find help bringing their dreams to life.

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As part of its ongoing effort to attract new companies and jobs to the region, the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise is looking for the latest information about the local workforce.

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A change is on the way for the Buffalo Zoo's Arctic Edge Exhibit. Donna Fernandes, the Zoo's President and CEO, says the two gray wolves are being moved to another facility.

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Upwards of 200 people turned out for Erie County's mid-year property auction Tuesday. Real Property Tax Services Director Joe Maciejewski says, out of 22 properties on the auction block 13 were sold. Maciejewski says, one goal is to show that the county is serious about stopping "serial bankruptcy filers."

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Toxic waste from Love Canal was removed from a landfill in Wheatfield in 2014 and 2015. But the New York Department of Environmental Conservation recently determined that the Nash Road site poses a "significant threat to public health."

Yahoo's global restructuring is impacting local workers. The company has about 200 employees at its data center in Lockport. But one local government official sees benefits in the layoffs.

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There could be a new owner soon for Buffalo's tallest building, One Seneca Tower

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Another historic industrial building has been brought back to life in Buffalo. Officials gathered at 500 Seneca Street Thursday to cut the ribbon on the recently completed mixed-use project.

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There is no need for smartphone users to panic. The federal government is not seeking access to all of them, according to Attorney Gary M. Schober with Hodgson Russ.

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A Cattaraugus County senior is facing time in federal prison for trafficking in prohibited wildlife.

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The state is helping a local company grow and bring jobs back to the United States. The Cuomo administration announced Moley Magnetics of Lockport will receive $900,000 in tax credits.

Snow-covered vehicles could fuel a new revenue stream for Albany. Under proposed legislation, motorists could be fined for not cleaning snow off their vehicles.

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Despite the Buffalo area's resurgence, thousands of  "zombie properties" continue dragging down neighborhoods. Because of that, Assemblyman Michael Kearns is stepping up his Bank Shame Campaign.

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The days of the old Chautauqua Amphitheater are now numbered. A state Supreme Court Judge Thursday rejected a preservation group's legal moves to block demolition.

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Along with this year's spring planting, the Massachusetts Avenue Project will be breaking ground on a new farmhouse. Thanks to a grant from the Rich Family Foundation, MAP has met its $2 million fundraising goal.

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The NFTA no longer controls Buffalo's waterfront. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation approved purchasing the transit authority's Port Terminal complex on the Outer Harbor on Monday.

Ciminelli Real Estate

It appears that the hype over a new Tops supermarket opening downtown, near the Central Library, may be a little premature.

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Key Bank's proposed takeover of First Niagara is running into opposition from elected officials.

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The growing opioid epidemic is taking a toll on society's most vulnerable: newborn babies.

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Elevator-related accidents in 2015 killed at least five people across New York, including a worker last month at Tonawanda Coke. To improve safety, state Senator Marc Panepinto is pushing a bill mandating training for elevator mechanics.

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A section of the the Thruway in Cheektowaga is going to be widened in an effort to reduce the numerous traffic jams that have plagued the area for years.

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"The best is yet to come," according to Dr. Candace Johnson, who is marking her first anniversary as President and CEO of Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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Almost seven years after 50 people died in the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, the victims' families are still fighting to protect the flying public. They were joined Tuesday by every member of Western New York's congressional delegation in Washington.  

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The 2016 New York State Republican Convention will be held in downtown Buffalo.

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The first non-stop commercial flights between Buffalo and Los Angeles will be in the air soon. Buffalo-Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark says it's an "amazing development" for the region's growing film industry.

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Starting in June, JetBlue will begin non-stop flights between Buffalo and Los Angeles. JetBlue will be the first airline to offer direct flights from Buffalo to any California destination.

The "usual delays" during the morning commute may be a thing of the past in the not too distant future. Local agencies are teaming up to apply this week for a federal program to expand the use of technology to improve surface transportation.

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Electronic cigarettes may expose users to a potentially harmful chemical. A research team led by Dr. Maciej Goniewicz, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, found that benzaldehyde, a food flavoring, can irritate the respiratory tract.

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An attorney for Amigone Funeral Home notified state officials two weeks ago that Amigone would resume cremating bodies at its Sheridan Drive location today. However, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is looking to stop the move.