Chris Caya

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says a ticket industry investigation has found most tickets are never sold to the general public.

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Some refugees on Buffalo's West Side had the chance to meet a top state official on Wednesday. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul visited about 50 women learning the craft of textile arts at Stitch Buffalo.

A local Holocaust survivor says it's her duty to tell the world about life under Nazi control. Sophia Veffer says educating the public is important, especially in light of current events.


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The head of Niagara Tourism, John Percy, says he "sees no negatives" in turning off the American Falls.


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The latest grant awarded by the Ralph Wilson Foundation is going to end up benefiting thousands of local residents.


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Metro Bus riders who find their stop snowed-in should contact the property owner, not the NFTA.


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More growth is underway at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Seneca President Maurice John was among the officials who helped break ground on the $40 million project Thursday.


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Some members of the region's state delegation disagree over Governor Cuomo's $145 billion budget, though the reactions are generally mixed along party lines.


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The NFTA is rolling out dozens of new energy efficient buses.


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Advocates are once again blasting Albany over its plan to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center.

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With Governor Andrew Cuomo preparing to release his proposed budget next week, State Senator Timothy Kennedy is asking Cuomo to expand child care.

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Federal regulators are moving ahead with plans to ship nuclear waste from Canada across the Peace Bridge, drawing outrage from Congressman Brian Higgins.


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