Chris Jamele

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Saturday & Sunday 6:00 a.m. to noon.

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Car struck tree; victims identity withheld
10:36 am
Sun February 16, 2014

Evans teen killed in crash

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Town of Evans Police are investigating a deadly auto accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon.

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Cultural
9:00 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Chinese New Year celebrated in the Southtowns!

Chinese communities around the world are in the midst of celebrating the New Year.  This occasion is one of the largest celebrations throughout the year in the culture, lasting a full two weeks and including a variety of festivities along with an array of foods.

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Snowfall amount already reaching historical levels
11:18 am
Sun February 9, 2014

Buffalo winter measured against extremes

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Snowfall totals in the Western New York region have been above average for the winter season thus far, but Buffalo is finding itself way ahead of other major cities.

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Effort incumbent upon stable routes and fares
11:05 am
Sun February 9, 2014

Local pols to seek increased NFTA funding

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A trio of local lawmakers are preparing to lobby Albany for increased NFTA funding in Governor Cuomo's latest budget proposal.

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Senator Kennedy facing stiff challenge
9:00 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Press Pass: Geoff Kelly on heated political races to come

WBFO's Chris Jamele and Artvoice Editor Geoff Kelly
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This year's local elections will feature at least a pair of hotly contested races.

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Grant throws hat in ring for Senate seat
10:37 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Kennedy to face challenge from Grant, again

Legislator Betty Jean Grant
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Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant has announced her candidacy for a New York Senate seat.

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More snow and frigid temps to come
11:05 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Weather warnings continue into work week

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Nearly 7 inches of snow fell in the Buffalo region Saturday, and the harsh winter weather will continue for the near future.

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Tour will include Monroe Community College
10:56 am
Sun January 26, 2014

VP Biden to make stop in Rochester

Vice President Joseph Biden
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A member of the White House will be making a stop in Western New York this week. Vice President Joe Biden will be visiting Rochester on Wednesday.

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He refutes claims agency was contacted
10:49 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Poloncarz denies CPS knew of Amherst toddler's abuse

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
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Authorities in Erie County are rebuking a report that Child Protective Services workers did not protect an Amherst child who was killed last week.

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Weather alerts and Code Blue issued
11:25 am
Sat January 25, 2014

Weekend brings blowing snow and bitter cold

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The Winter Storm Warning for Western New York has been canceled but has been replaced by a Winter Weather Advisory, which will remain in effect until 11 tonight.

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Complaints about vaping could lead to ban
11:14 am
Sat January 25, 2014

NFTA looks to extinguish e-cigarettes

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The NFTA is taking steps to eliminate the use of e-cigarettes on its buses and trains.

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Judge urged lawmakers to toughen tampering terms
10:45 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Proposed law improves witness protections

State Senator Tim Kennedy
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Democratic Buffalo Senator Tim Kennedy is proposing new legislation that would create greater protections for witnesses in criminal cases.

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Rumor of Trump leaving the Governor's race denied
10:31 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Trump Out? That's in doubt

The State Capitol in Albany
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Members of Donald Trump's political inner circle are denying reports that the real estate mogul will not be running in New York's gubernatorial race.

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Swine flu widespread among cases
10:28 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Reports of flu cases increasing steadily

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Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein confirms that reports of flu cases are on the rise.

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Victim of crash suffered significant injuries
10:16 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Hit-and-Run accident snares Police Chief

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The police chief in Lackawanna is facing a potential lawsuit due to his involvement in an injury hit-and-run accident.

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Lawsuit claims bidding was bypassed
10:12 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Sale of Niagara County nursing home stalled

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A lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court could foil the sale of the former Niagara County nursing home.

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Flood Warning issued through this afternoon
11:25 am
Sat January 11, 2014

Flooding reported in Chautauqua County

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A Flood Warning has been issued for the northern portions of Chautauqua County until 4:30 this afternoon.

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Two males behind Niagara County hold-ups
11:15 am
Sat January 11, 2014

Authorities appeal to public in solving armed robberies

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Niagara County Authorities are turning to the public for assistance in stemming a rash of armed robberies.

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Heavy snows and single digit temps expected
10:54 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Frigid winter weather to drift into region again

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Winter weather is likely to make headlines again this week across Western New York.

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Access to be restricted to targeted hospitals
10:47 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Cuomo expected to make deal on medical marijuana

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Medical marijuana may soon be made available on a limited basis in New York State.

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State Supreme Court decision survives appeal
10:23 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Court orders promotions for Falls police

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The path to promotion for four Niagara Falls Police officers appears to have been cleared.

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Board of Elections post defended by party leader
11:23 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Hiring of Poloncarz by Dems raises questions

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Questions have been raised about the hiring of Robb Poloncarz by the  Erie County Board of Elections.

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New York AG supports majority of decision
10:52 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Federal ruling on SAFE Act to be appealed

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Gun enthusiasts who oppose New York's new gun law are planning to appeal a ruling in federal court this week.

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Education
10:05 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Financial offer made for Superintendent Brown's exit

Buffalo Schools Superintendent Dr. Pamela Brown.
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Buffalo Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown has received a buyout offer to leave her job.

WBFO'S Mike Desmond has reaction to the report of a proposed buyout to superintendent Brown.

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Chris Jamele talks with Geoff Kelly
5:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Press Pass: Leadership change on the Common Council

WBFO's Chris Jamele with Artvoice editor Geoff Kelly
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The year's end brings an anticipated new look for 2014. Among the rumored moves are possible new directions for Mayor Byron Brown and Congressman Brian Higgins.

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No injuries reported in North Buffalo fire
10:57 am
Sun December 29, 2013

Morning blaze displaces family

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Buffalo fire officials are investigating a blaze that significantly damaged a North Buffalo home early this morning.

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Power outages and flooded roads affect region
11:09 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Ice storm strikes Western New York

Tree felled by ice covered limbs
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Record rainfall on Saturday and an accumulation of ice caused significant difficulties for Western New Yorkers Sunday morning.

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A pair of lawsuits have been filed
10:27 am
Sat December 21, 2013

Inmate deaths bring legal actions against Niagara County Jail

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The Niagara County Jail is facing a pair of lawsuits connected with the deaths of two inmates last year.

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Future of the industry is thought uncertain
10:43 am
Sun December 15, 2013

Experts question clean energy's contributions to Buffalo

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A major financial firm is questioning the benefits of a clean energy initiative in Buffalo.

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Cell phone "ping" led to rescue
10:26 am
Sun December 15, 2013

ATV accident injures Grand Island teen

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The Grand Island Fire Company rescued a man after an ATV accident Saturday afternoon.

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