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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is calling for improved oversight by the agency that regulates child foster care across New York.


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An independent boutique hotel is now open for business in Amherst. Iskalo Development, President and CEO, Paul Iskalo unveiled the Reikart House, on Main Street at the I-290, Thursday.

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The effort to redevelop the downtown Buffalo waterfront has taken another step forward. Developers are being sought for vacant sites at Canalside.

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The redevelopment of the long vacant Hotel Niagara is being touted as another sign of Niagara Falls' rebirth.

A new initiative designed to get the public involved in helping the Buffalo Police Department solve murders and other crime is underway.

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Moving the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center is on hold. State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto issued a temporary restraining order Monday, stopping "all construction and related activities" for moving the facility to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says people need to "fight back" against the proposed Republican health care bill. Gillibrand calls it "disastrous."


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The transformation that TM Montante Development is planning for a prime piece of real estate in downtown Niagara Falls includes a partnership with Niagara University. Most of the commercial space will be dedicated incubator space for NU's Niagara Global Tourism Institute.

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Some original art glass designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is being returned to the Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo's Parkside neighborhood. The transfer was made possible by a Canadian-American Museum Partnership.


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Experts on the heroin and opioid epidemic testified before a State Senate Task Force, in Buffalo, on Wednesday.

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The SPCA Serving Erie County is treating an injured Peregrine Falcon found on a street in downtown Buffalo. And the SPCA's new state-of-the-art facility is playing an important role in the bird's recovery.

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An injured bird of prey, found on a city street, is being nursed back to health at the SPCA Serving Erie County.

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The cuts proposed under the Republican health care bill could end up hurting thousands of local residents who rely on Medicaid to live in the community.

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Alarm bells are sounding over an audit showing civilian dispatchers in the Buffalo Fire Department racked up thousands of dollars in overtime.


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Design work for rebuilding the seawall along Route 5, in Hamburg, was recently completed. And now U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to fund the project.


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A reward is now being offered for the return of sound equipment stolen from Shakespeare in Delaware Park.

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A new law is now on the books that should give the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority a bit of a lift.

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An old office building in downtown Buffalo, that sat vacant for decades, is now the region's newest boutique hotel, restaurant, and bar.

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New public art designed to uplift is now on display in the MLK business district on Buffalo's East Side. A series of 31 banners highlight the contributions of African-American leaders.


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While it has taken months to bring President Trump's travel ban to reality, its effects began months ago. A local immigration attorney has seen that in his practice which has doubled its case load over the last year.


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Locally raised actor William Fichtner is back in Buffalo to make his directorial debut.

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Grand Island soon will be home to the largest community solar installation in New York state. The $7 million project was recently unanimously approved by the Town Board.

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The next generation of automobiles has been traveling the streets of Western New York. And WBFO went along for a demonstration ride on the University at Buffalo's North Campus.


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Advocates for a universal, publicly-financed health care system rallied in downtown Buffalo Friday. Healthcare workers, community activists, union leaders and others, gathered in Lafayette Square, called on Senator Chris Jacobs to support the New York Health Act.

Sara Palmer, an organizer with the Campaign for New York Health says, the legislation will guarantee health care for all New Yorkers. And Palmer says there's no deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance or out of network costs.  

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With the arrival of warmer weather - more people are out riding their bicycles. And also losing them to theft. So local law enforcement and others are offering tips on how riders can protect their wheels.  


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Buffalo City Hall is getting a new look. Crews with the Department of Public Works are in the process of installing 160 bollards around the building's perimeter to enhance security.

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Hundreds of new jobs are on the way for local residents. The largest Internet-based retailer in the world is setting up shop in the Town of Lancaster.


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Rep. Chris Collins says the shooting of fellow Republicans at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning is "a sobering wake-up call." He says as President Donald Trump's "number one surrogate" in Washington, he plans to take added precautions at public gatherings.


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Renovation plans for a large vacant building just off the I-190, in South Buffalo, are moving forward.


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Uber is ramping up operations ahead of the June 29 launch of ride-hailing across Upstate New York.

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