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Rep. Louise Slaughter, who has represented parts of Western New York in Congress for more than three decades, has died at the age of 88.

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A repeat felon is facing criminal charges and a civil lawsuit over allegedly ripping off more than 30 local churches and community groups.

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The Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls is celebrating the grand opening of its new Penguin Coast exhibit.

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If Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets his way the state will take control of approving new cell phone tower locations, but local officials across New York are opposed.

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Congressman Chris Collins is backing President Trump's decision to impose a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports. The levies will take effect in about two weeks.  

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The high price of sugar in the United States is hurting local food manufacturers, including an Akron based company.

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Brick and mortar merchants, across New York, are backing Governor Andrew Cuomo's sales tax fairness plan. If approved, it would not only generate revenue for Albany, it could help small businesses compete.

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At Canalside in Buffalo Monday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said he is pushing to get financing for the new Explore & More Children's Museum over the finish line.

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New York state's economic development programs have been faulted for failing to create the jobs promised. But the program has had some success - including attracting a company to Buffalo that now controls thousands of wind turbines around the world.

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Golden parachutes for political appointees would be banned under legislation proposed by Assemblymember Monica Wallace.

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State funding for a program that's created hundreds of local jobs should be restored, according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan. He says, Albany's $3.5 million investment in the University at Buffalo's technology-based economic development programs created 372 new jobs, last year alone.

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A respected community activist credits Buffalo's School Resource Officers for spotting troubled kids and keeping city schools safe.

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Opponents of National Grid's upcoming rate increase testified Thursday before the Erie County Legislature's Energy and Environment Committee.

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Financial restructuring is underway at Tops Markets, now that the company has filed for chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. But will it be enough to keep the company afloat for the long haul?

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The union representing 250 machinists at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville said it was "shocked" to learn the Coats Street plant will close, laying off its 250 employees.

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The historic U.S. Customs House by the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls will soon be home to the city's newest cultural attraction. The facility is going to highlight the critical role residents played in helping African Americans on their journey from slavery to freedom.

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Along with remembering their loved ones, the Families of Continental Flight 3407 marked the 9th anniversary of the fatal crash by continuing their push for airline safety.

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A new report on "problematic" jails names the Erie County Holding Center and the County Correctional Facility among the "worst" in the state.

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A new leader has been named for 43North, the state funded startup competition, headquartered in the former Trico Building, on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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A sidewalk along a busy stretch of Walden Avenue, in Cheektowaga, was the scene of a rally, Friday morning. Workers at Wendt Corporation say they're being mistreated.


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Frontier Airlines will soon be flying to more destinations from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

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While the use of technology continues to grow, a new survey of local CEOs shows many companies across the region are slow to change.


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Confidence in New York's economy among upstate CEOs is down compared to a year ago.

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The Buffalo City Mission is moving ahead with a major addition.

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A project designed to control invasive species in the Niagara River Gorge, and boost tourism, is set to get underway in Niagara Falls Tuesday.

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The New York Times has placed Buffalo on its latest list of "52 Places to Go in 2018."

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The push is on to save a nearly 140-year-old building near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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Player evaluations are underway at One Bills Drive, in Orchard Park. During their end-of-season press conference, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane, and coach Sean McDermott said, it's too soon to say what offseason roster moves the team might make.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made a quick stop in the Buffalo area Monday to hear about the benefits of working for an employee owned company.

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A local member of the state delegation is calling on New York's Department of Labor to abandon a proposed Employee Scheduling rule. Opponents of the rule say it could do more harm than good.

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