Jay Moran

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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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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
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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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Sports
8:35 am
Fri October 31, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook' examines the second half of the Bills season

"Beyond the Playbook"
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The Buffalo Bills are 5-3 halfway through the season as they hit their bye week. WBFO's Jay Moran and commentator Matt Sabuda look ahead at what the team needs to do as they head into the second half of the season in this week's "Beyond the Playbook."

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Sports
7:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Local college hoops teams pay tribute to Buffalo Braves

With Columbia blue as the main color, Canisius College will wear uniforms that resemble the uniforms worn by the Buffalo Braves for road games from 1973-1978.
Credit photo courtesy Matt Lozar, Canisius College

Plans were announced Wednesday for the first Big 4 Basketball Classic on Saturday, November 29, at First Niagara Center. Planners may have scored with fans by designing special throwback uniforms that feature the colors of the Buffalo Braves.

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Sports
7:33 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Beyond the Playbook: Bills win final game under Wilson ownership

A big week for the Buffalo Bills, coming off a win over the lions yesterday and heading into the NFL ownership vote Wednesday.  WBFO's Jay Moran goes "Beyond the Playbook" with Matt Sabuda:


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Politics
5:45 am
Wed October 1, 2014

McCarthy: Perry brings key support to Astorino

An appearance by Texas Governor Rick Perry in Buffalo provided a boost to a Tuesday fundraiser for Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate in the New York gubernatorial race. "This is a significant event that took place here," said Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy during a conversation today on WBFO.

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Science/Technology
6:39 am
Mon September 29, 2014

WNY native plays lead role in Mars mission

Credit photo from NASA website

David Mitchell, a 1980 graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, serves as NASA's lead project manager for  the MAVEN mission, which recently made its way into an orbit around Mars. Mitchell took time last week to share some insights with WBFO News.

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Sports
7:42 am
Fri September 26, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills connect with the Texans

The Buffalo Bills visit the Houston Texans Sunday, with both teams sporting 2-1 records. As Matt Sabuda points out in WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," some other remarkable connections exist, including an unusually close relationship between the head coaches.

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Health
8:15 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Bills, Independent Health issue community wellness challenge

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The Buffalo Bills and Independent Health have teamed up for an initiative that challenges Western New Yorkers to adopt healthier lifestyles.

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Local
5:47 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Buffalo Humanities Festival begins Friday

The first Buffalo Humanities Festival runs this Friday and Saturday with an impressive, long list of events at the Albright-Knox, Buffalo State College and the Burchfield Penney.

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