Jay Moran

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The region's residents know very well the possibilities of lake effect snow, which can pile up quickly in some areas while other locales receive very little precipitation.  Dave Thomas of the National Weather Service says that will be the case in the coming days. As three feet of snow hits areas to the south, Buffalo and its northern suburbs should see only a dusting of snow.


Through his reporting at Investigative Post, Dan Telvock has prompted some legitimate concerns over how the Erie County Water Authority tests its water supply for the presence of lead. Authority officials have displayed surprising resistance to the reporter's work. Telvock shared his findings on WBFO's Press Pass.


With Sunday's 38-24 loss at Oakland, the Buffalo Bills appear destined to miss the playoffs for the 17th consecutive season. Analyst Matt Sabuda sees the loss as another sign that the organization needs to make drastic changes.


The playoff hopes of the Buffalo Bills will not end if they lose Sunday's road game to the Oakland Raiders. However, as analyst Matt Sabuda points out, the contest provides the Bills with a chance to make a statement that they can beat a top team when the stakes are high. It's the type of late-season game that has been missing throughout most of the Bills' playoff drought.


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Just after six tonight in Niagara Falls, a new system will be used to illuminate the American and Horseshoe Falls. Mark Thomas, Chairman of the Illumination Board, says $4 million in improvements will offer a brighter and more colorful evening display.


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Judy Collins will be live in studio when WNED-TV premieres "Judy Collins: A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim" on Thursday night  at 7:30. While reflecting on Collins' career it's easy to get lost in her connection with the giants of entertainment, but it should not obscure the growth and strength of a voice that first appeared on the popular music scene more than 50 years ago.


Depending on the time, location and subject, public hearings can be sleepy affairs, or they can be contentious events with opponents and proponents engaged in emotional confrontations. While Jim Fink of Business First decries the frequency of "personal attacks" at recent public hearings, he believes the events are important. Fink cites as the most poignant example the public's role in stopping a Bass Pro superstore, allowing for the dynamic growth of the city's waterfront.


The Buffalo Bills kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 28-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Analyst Matt Sabuda says the team's best players---Sammy Watkins, Marcell Dareus and LeSean McCoy---made the big plays which gave the Bills the winning edge.


While their path to the playoffs appears difficult, analyst Matt Sabuda points out the Buffalo Bills have the easiest schedule among the teams considered to be post-season contenders. On WBFO's Beyond the Playbook, Sabuda outlines how Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars fits into the Bills plans for this season and beyond.


Eain's Echo

The disturbing details of the death of 5-year-old Eain Brooks will be heard again by a jury, after an Appellate Division panel reversed the verdict of his convicted killer.

The Buffalo Bills defense stymied the Cincinnati Bengals for most of the second half in their 16-12 win on Sunday. The victory keeps the Bills playoff hopes alive, but analyst Matt Sabuda remains skeptical about the team's prospects.


The NFL bye week provides coaching staffs with two weeks to prepare for an upcoming opponent. The Buffalo Bills, who are coming off their bye week, head to Cincinnati on Sunday to meet the Bengals, who last played on Monday night. With that timing in mind, analyst Matt Sabuda believes Sunday's game offers fans and team executives a chance to judge the efficiency and effectiveness of head coach Rex Ryan and his staff.


The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Monday. Impacted areas could see up to a foot of snow. While Buffalo and its immediate suburbs will see little snow, some wild, windy weather is on the way.


State development efforts worked to place bio tech company AMRI in Buffalo. While its presence is welcomed, a closer look at how it ended up in the Conventus Building is raising questions. Those are the findings of Investigative Post reporter Charlotte Keith who discussed the story with WBFO.


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It has been 70 years since a full moon has passed this close to Earth, presenting local sky watchers with a brilliant spectacle in the evening sky. Tim Collins, senior presenter at the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State College, shared some perspective on the supermoon with WBFO.


The Buffalo Bills slid into the bye week on a three-game losing streak. While their 4-5 record is a disappointment, analyst Matt Sabuda says a few bright spots have emerged, notably the surprising play of veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.


While Donald Trump's victory in the Presidential election came as a surprise to many, there was one local Republican figure who believed in Trump's possibilities from the start. According to Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy, developer Carl Paladino "saw something that nobody else did, including the pollsters."


Though they made the contest interesting to the end, the Buffalo Bills still lost, 31-25, to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Analyst Matt Sabuda says a porous pass defense and some poor officiating combined to seal the Bills' fate.


The Buffalo Bills take their 4-4 record on the road tonight to face the Seattle Seahawks. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills will need to win at least six of their remaining games to break their playoff drought, adding to the importance of tonight's game.


When Ahava Raba performs Sunday night at the North Park Theatre, it will be the culmination of 15 months of effort. The goal, according Cantor Penny Myers of Temple Beth Zion, is "to create a program that bridges the liberal Jewish community with the orthodox Jewish community to provide entertainment that did not revolve around the Holocaust or death."


The Presidential election is less than a week away, but Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy believes there's enough time for voter sentiments to sway again in what has been a topsy-turvy race. During his weekly conversation with WBFO, McCarthy wonders if Donald Trump's recent surge in the polls will translate into Electoral College success.


In response to the civil unrest that followed high-profile police shootings in places like Ferguson, Missouri, police departments across the country are adjusting their training protocols. However, Daniela Porat of Investigative Post has uncovered an apparent unwillingness to change inside the Buffalo Police Department. Porat says the training is not only important for the community, but for officer safety as well.


Oncolinx

Oncolinx took another major step last night toward its goal of creating targeted cancer immunotherapies. The company was named the winner of the $1 million prize in the 43North business idea competition. Co-founder Sourav Sinha says the prize will expedite the company's timetable of developing new cancer treatments.


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Until they emerged in this year's World Series, many felt the Chicago Cubs had been suffering from a curse. While some dismiss that notion, UB associate professor of anthropology Phillps Stevens, Jr., says, by definition, a curse has been in place.


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When "True West" opens Friday at Road Less Traveled Theater on Friday, it will be the first time the theater company has tackled the work of American playwright Sam Shepard. Based on a recent glimpse of the production, the cast and crew are relishing the chance to bring Shepard's work to Buffalo.


Political advertising paid for by "outside forces" is starting to inundate the race in the 60th Senate district. That's according to Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy, who says the two major parties believe winning the district could lead to control of the State Senate.


According to an analysis from Business First, there are 1,032 development projects worth $1 million or more underway throughout the eight counties of Western New York. Jim Fink of Business First offers some highlights on WBFO's Press Pass.


If the Buffalo Bills are going to continue their winning streak this Sunday in Miami, they will likely do so without running LeSean McCoy, who is suffering from a hamstring injury. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills can overcome the injury with the continued solid play of their offensive line and if quarterback Tyrod Taylor raises his game.


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While Wednesday's Presidential debate provided more of the harsh discourse that seems to have drawn millions of viewers to previous debates, the event failed to go deep on some key issues. Robert Mills, special assistant for government relations at Daemen College, believes the candidates failed to properly explain how they would improve the conditions for Erie County's 65,000 veterans.


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For one analyst, it appears Donald Trump wants to fire up his loyal supporters in the final days of the Presidential race. UB's Jacob Neiheisel says Trump offered his base more "red meat" during Wednesday's debate. While the goal is to encourage voter turnout, the strategy may have the unintended consequence of bringing out Bernie Sanders supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton.


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