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Voters head to the polls next week with every seat in the New York State Legislature up for grabs. But will Albany's costly effort to create jobs make a difference in the election?

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The historic Wurlitzer building, in North Tonawanda, is now home to Platter's Chocolates. The family owned company made the move in order to expand production.

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Just one day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged $1 million to study sites for Buffalo's new Amtrak station - Mayor Byron Brown has named the University at Buffalo's Dean of Architecture and Planning, Robert Shibley, to lead the discussion.

More than a dozen entrepreneurs are in Buffalo for today's final qualifying round of 43North's business idea competition. For the third annual competition, 43North raised the bar for a shot at $5 million in prizes.  


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Environmental groups are calling on big oil companies to "come clean"about climate change.

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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump could do very well across Upstate New York. That's according to State GOP Chairman Ed Cox.


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According to the federal government, homelessness among Veterans in the cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lockport and Tonawanda has "effectively ended." The goal was met in response to a challenge First Lady Michele Obama made to hundreds of mayors across the nation in 2014.


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Advocates with PUSH Buffalo are urging residents to attend a public hearing on National Fuel's proposed rate hike.

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Senator Charles Schumer is seeking reelection to a fourth term. But instead of delivering stump speeches, Schumer is continuing his customary travels  around the state, addressing issues affecting local residents. That approach, some believe, may lift him to Senate Majority Leader.


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There's no doubt that the Presidential election is drawing heavy interest. That interest has drawn a record number of people who have registered online to vote.


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As fall weather settles in, Erie County highway crews are starting their last major road project of the season. County Executive Mark Poloncarz says nearly two miles of Old Lake Shore Road in Hamburg will be repaved over the next week.

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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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