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8:09 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Movie shoot issues casting call for "extras"

An East Aurora Victorian decked out for the Christmas movie shoot #SmallTownPrince
Credit Courtesy of Markus Hill Twitter Feed

Frigid temperatures haven't stopped a California production crew from filming in East Aurora this week.  In fact, they're moving right along and have put out a casting call for "extras" for scenes next week in the Wyoming County village of Arcade.


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Local
7:51 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Best vantage points to see Niagara Falls frosted over?

Credit Courtesy of YouTube/Niagara Falls USA Winter 2015

Niagara Falls is not completely frozen over, but the snow and ice that's blanketed the area has made it a sight to see.  Photos of the wintry Falls have been trending across social media sites, gaining national media attention and attracting folks to see for themselves.

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Local
8:02 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Could February be the coldest month ever in Western New York? Maybe...

Cold images from Buffalo.
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February is very close to becoming the coldest month ever in Western New York. 


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Local
8:53 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Extreme cold triples "Triple A" calls for help

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The extreme cold gripping the Western New York area has lead to a more than 300% spike in calls to AAA according to one of their local car care experts.  WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Brian Dadswell about how the frigid air is impacting motorists locally.

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Local
9:55 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Neurologist examines Presidential maladies

Dr. Nicholas Silvestri looks at the many neurological disorders that U.S. Presidents have endured.
Credit Jay Moran/WBFO

From migraine headaches to strokes to Alzheimer's Disease, U.S. Presidents have endured an array of neurological problems. Dr. Nicholas Silvestri, assistant professor of neurology at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been taking a closer look at the connection in what he calls a "hobby."

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Local
9:02 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Buffalo Auto Show opens today

Polaris Slingshot at the Buffalo Auto Show
Credit Courtesy of the Buffalo Auto Show Facebook page

The Buffalo Auto Show runs today through Sunday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  The annual event draws thousands to downtown Buffalo.  WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with organizers about the show - and some new elements this year.

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Local
8:06 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory; Slippery road conditions

The Kennsington Expressway (33) this morning
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There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect across Western New York until 4 a.m. on Thursday.

WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist John Hitchcock early this morning about what to expect.

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Local
6:15 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Jury selection proving difficult in Corasanti civil trial

Dr. James Corasanti
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Jury selection in the civil trial of Dr. James Corasanti may be a difficult process. 


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Politics
9:17 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Assemblyman Kearns: 'People knew Sheldon Silver was corrupt'

NYS Assemblyman Mickey Kearns
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New York State Assemblyman Mickey Kearns claims "People knew Sheldon Silver was corrupt" and says he has long sought the removal of the State Assembly Speaker from office. Kearns comments follow word that Silver will step down as Speaker on Monday as he faces federal corruption charges.


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Local
8:20 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Western New Yorkers head downstate for storm support

Times Square, NYC, Morning of January 27, 2015
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Western New Yorkers from the State Department of Transportation, National Guard and National Grid are headed downstate to help with winter storm clean up efforts in New York City. Most of the downstate region appears to have dodged a bullet, with the worst of the storm hitting Boston to the north.


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Local
9:50 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Blizzard to hit East Coast, but just light snow in WNY

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A major winter storm is expected to hit the Northeastern Seaboard.


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Local
7:37 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Local congressional delegation weighs in on State of the Union

President Obama during last night's State of the Union Address
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The Western New York congressional delegation is predictably split along party lines when it comes to their thoughts on President Obama's State of the Union address.


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Local
8:45 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Pros and cons of downtown stadium sites

Outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
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A state-backed study lists three downtown locations as possible sites for a new football stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

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Local
8:33 am
Fri January 16, 2015

New $15 million ice arena opens in Lockport

Cornerstone CFCU Arena in Lockport
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Officials in Lockport are touting the new $15 million Cornerstone CFCU Arena this weekend as a "game changer" for the city.  


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Local
9:25 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Does Buffalo 'own winter?' Tourism group thinks so

An entry in Visit Buffalo Niagara's winter photo contest
Credit Courtesy of Visit Buffalo Niagara Twitter Page

One glance at Visit Buffalo Niagara's website finds three simple words on the homepage: "Buffalo owns winter."


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Sports
8:26 am
Tue January 13, 2015

U.S. women win gold at HarborCenter

U.S. Women U18 team wins gold in Women's World Hockey Championship at HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY
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A sold-out crowd of 2,000 people were on hand to see the U.S. Women's Under 18 team win gold in hockey at Buffalo's HarborCenter Monday night.


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Cultural
2:45 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Bitter cold provides ideal conditions for ice wine

Picking grapes for 2015.
Credit Photo from Leonard Oakes Estate

The bitter cold January temperatures are ideal for harvesting grapes for ice wine. But it demands that grape pickers head out to the vineyards in the coldest weather.  Wednesday morning, they gathered nearly   grapes from an Orleans County field.   WBFO'S Jay Moran spoke with Jonathan Oakes, winemaker for Leonard Oakes Estate Winery

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Local
9:32 am
Tue December 23, 2014

A windy, not white, Christmas in the forecast

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Forecasters with the National Weather Service are expecting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be windy rather than white this year. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock about the holiday forecast.

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Press Pass
5:46 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Press Pass: Canalside spending raises questions

A surprising amount of spending on Canalside operations has prompted calls for an audit. On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First discusses Global Spectrum, the operator of Canalside, and provides information on a housing complex planned at a former Catholic school building.

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Local
8:28 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Beyond the Playbook: Bills loss dashes playoff hopes

Buffalo Bills
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The Bills 26-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders dashes any hopes for the playoffs this season. Analyst Matt Sabuda spoke with WBFO's Jay Moran about the game and how the theme "next year" is getting old.

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Local
9:14 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Albany correspondent offers insight on fracking decision

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Environmentalists are celebrating while gas companies are fuming over Governor Cuomo's decision to ban hydro fracking in New York State for the near future. Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt provides some insight into the decision in an interview with WBFO's Morning Edition host Jay Moran.

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Local
11:35 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Divided opinions uncovered over Olean street reconstruction

Olean residents will become accustomed to the sounds of road construction over the next two years as the city's main thoroughfare, North Union Street, undergoes a $9 million reconstruction. The impact of the project has been the subject of community debate.

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Local
12:46 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Beyond the Playbook: Bills defense dominates

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The Bills victory over the Green Bay Packers was among the best games in quite a while at Ralph Wilson Stadium. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Analyst Matt Sabuda about the game and what's to come for Buffalo.

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Local
6:17 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory for most of Western New York

Recent Lake Effect snow pile.
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A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for most of Western New York.  A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee Counties.  WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with the National Weather Service  about what to expect over the next couple of days.


Local
8:33 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory Wednesday Morning

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Forecasters initially called for a Winter Weather Watch for tonight but have now changed that to a Winter Weather Advisory. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Dave Thomas about what to expected weather-wise this week.

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Local
9:11 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Storm updates: Nat'l Weather Service and towns hit hard by storm

Areas hard hit by the storm are now keeping a watchful eye out for flooding.  WBFO was in touch this morning with the National Weather Service and other localities for updates on their current situations.

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Sports
7:36 am
Mon November 10, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': A rough game for Bills fans

Buffalo Bills
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The Buffalo Bills 17-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs leaves the Bills in a very difficult position when it comes to the playoffs. 


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Politics
9:05 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Election 2014: Bob McCarthy offers insight into last night's results

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The 2014 Election is in the books.  WBFO's Jay Moran talked with Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy about the winners, losers and what to expect going forward.


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Politics
8:15 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Political insight into Election 2014

Election Day 2014 will bring an end to several heated contests here in Western New York and across the state.  Political Analyst Michael Haselswerdt looks at the governor's race and the battle over the 60th State Senate Seat among other challenges.

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Sports
8:42 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Matt Sabuda tackles stadium issue in "Beyond the Playbook"

Buffalo Bills
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Football Analyst Matt Sabuda took advantage of the Bills' bye week to discuss the issue of a new stadium and why the Bills need to change their "culture" to be successful.

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