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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.

The Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport has been awarded a $423,000 state grant to help with ongoing renovations. But the Palace is more than a theater—it also plays an important role in the city's economy.


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A New York City based financial services company is expanding into the Buffalo area and plans to create more than 1,000 new jobs.

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An Elmwood Village gateway appears to be on the verge of a major overhaul. The City of Buffalo's Planning Board has accepted the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the southeast corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues. But one critic says the proposed project does not follow the city's building code. 

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The state is lending a hand on a project that could help revitalize the former Summit Park Mall in the Town of Wheatfield.


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From Buckingham Palace and Buffalo's Richardson Olmsted Complex - to the streets of Havana - the New York State Capitol - and the iconic towers of the Brooklyn Bridge - these are just some of the things made with Medina Sandstone. And now there's a local group busy identifying and "celebrating" structures made with the once popular building material.


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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is going to allow Tonawanda Coke to burn hazardous waste. That's raising concerns among neighbors who have been dealing with the convicted polluter for years.

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Canalside kicks off its "2017 Summer Season" Friday. And a long list of events and programs for families, fitness enthusiasts, music lovers and more were announced on Thursday.

Canalside General Manager Matt LaSota says there's a focus on new kids programming everyday this summer.   

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Erie County Legislator Peter Savage is seeking tougher penalties for breaking into motor vehicles. The criminal act, known also as "car popping," generally results in misdemeanor larceny charges.


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The City of Buffalo is preparing to continue with the build out of Canalside. The process is expected to start moving forward in May. 


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Several city officials joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in kicking off the 2017 paving season Tuesday.

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Nearly 20 years after Jamestown began holding festivals to celebrate the legacy of its favorite daughter, Lucille Ball, the city is about to open the first cultural institution in the nation dedicated to comedy.


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More resources are now available to combat the Emerald Ash Borer. The invasive insect has destroyed thousands of trees locally, since it's discovery in Western New York in 2009.

Near several dead ash trees Friday morning, in Buffalo's Delaware Park,  Assemblyman Sean Ryan said the new state budget includes $13 million to combat invasive species.

Even though landlords are licensed by the City of Buffalo, residents in University Heights have been dealing with loud student house parties for years. So now the New York State Attorney General is stepping in to try and help.

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