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A new apartment building has opened inside an historic building on Buffalo's East Side. Evergreen Health Services cut the ribbon on Monday on its 56-unit Evergreen Lofts on Genesee Street near Michigan Avenue.

A "boil water" notice continues for communities in the northtowns affected by Wednesday night's water main break, though there was positive news from the Erie County Health Department Friday.

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Plans to renovate the former Trico factory, in downtown Buffalo, could be shelved without more taxpayer help as the cost of the proposed project has nearly doubled.

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A new bike-sharing program officially rolled out in Buffalo on Thursday. There are now 200 Reddy bikes available for public use at 30 stations across the city.

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As part of a multi-state tour, including both major party conventions, the Nuns on the Bus made a stop in Buffalo on Wednesday. The nuns are using this presidential cycle to call for a new politics of inclusion.

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One of the nicest summers in recent memory not only has more people flocking to waterfront destinations like Buffalo's Canalside, they're also heading out on to the water. Local law enforcement is out there working to keep boaters safe.

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After undergoing millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements in recent years, Letchworth State Park now has a new nature center.

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The first ever "Justice and Opportunity Week" continues through Friday in Buffalo. The free public events are being held to help to decrease tensions between residents and the Buffalo Police Department.

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James Michel is pursuing legal action over a leaked memo that cost him an appointment as Commissioner of Erie County's Central Police Services.

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Part of downtown Buffalo was turned into a racetrack Friday with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace in town to promote an upcoming race at Watkins Glen International.

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To help guide visitors to Buffalo's new popular waterfront destinations, a member of the state delegation is calling for new signage.

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New York Assemblyman Sean Ryan says, more oversight is needed for Local Development Corporations.

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Following the nationwide trend at stadiums and other large venues, Canalside is ramping up security for concerts and other major events. Some of the changes will be in place for Thursday night's show.

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Ground was broken Wednesday on the Massachusetts Avenue Project's new Farmhouse on Buffalo's West Side. The $2 million Farmhouse at Massachusetts near West Utica Street will include training space, a teaching kitchen, resource library and improved cold storage.

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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. Owner and co-developer Rachel Heckl says a lot of ingenuity is embedded within the historic church.

"And our team's goal is really to celebrate that. And to also just create efficiencies with every aspect of design. So, instead of taking anything away, we're really just adding more to...

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.

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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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