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The Buffalo Police Department's new plan for improving communication with the city's growing ethnic population has been recognized in a national report.

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With a large bronze bust of Martin Luther King Junior as a backdrop, plans for a Unity Bike Ride in Buffalo were announced Monday. Organizers said the ride is in response to the recent violence across the nation. 

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A primary appears to be shaping up for the seat being vacated by State Senator Marc Panepinto. Attorney Kevin Stocker announced plans on Monday to challenge fellow Republican Chris Jacobs in the race.

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A trail of emails played an important role in the corruption probe that snagged a sitting judge and a political insider in Buffalo this week. On Thursday, investigators detailed their cases against former Erie County Democratic Committee Chair Steven Pigeon and State Supreme Court Justice John Michalek.

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The fountain in Delaware Park's Hoyt Lake is in need of repairs. The water feature was installed less than three years ago to reduce algae and the foul odors it produces. 

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To help fight the prescription drug epidemic, Niagara County is making it easier to dispose of old medications.

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A new multi-purpose arts campus is under construction on Buffalo's West Side. It will be housed in the former Richmond Avenue Methodist-Episcopal Church and two adjacent building along West Ferry.

If current trends continue - the number of gun permits issued by Erie County could nearly double this year over last year. With more here's WBFO's Chris Caya. 

As the passage of "Brexit" continues to send shock waves around the world, at least one Buffalo-based company may benefit.

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The Erie County Legislature approved a local law Thursday which aims to  prevent concussions in youth sports. Though a near-majority passed the measure, the lone opponent sparked a passionate debate.

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Transportation companies looking to hire new workers are hitting roadblocks at the state DMV. Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs says the wait time for a Commercial Driver License road test can be as long as three months.

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News that Tesla Motors may purchase Solar City is drawing mixed reactions. While some are concerned the development projects poorly on the future of the company's solar panel manufacturing plant in South Buffalo, Governor Cuomo  says he "can't see anything but good" coming from the merger.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo stopped in Buffalo on Wednesday to sign new legislation to fight the opioid crisis. 

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Members of Western New York's LGBT community are taking part in a special show of support for the people of Orlando, Florida. A gunman there killed 49 people and injured 50 others inside a gay nightclub on June 12.

Area radio host and journalist Scott Leffler is due back in court today on domestic violence charges.

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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.

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.