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Through her reporting for Investigative Post, Daniela Porat has brought into question the training provided to members of the Buffalo Police Department, which in some cases is well below professional standards. During WBFO's Press Pass, Porat reflects on the recent incident in which a Buffalo Police SUV ran down a man wielding a knife at officers and how better deescalation training could have produced a different outcome.


WBFO's Marian Hetherly

A house fire lit up the West Side sky early Monday morning, calling Buffalo firefighters into action in frigid weather.

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Dozens of elementary students In West Seneca had to remain in their schools for hours after classes ended when Lake Effect storms dumped more than two feet of snow on the area Thursday.

It's been debated and revised for nearly seven years, but Jim Fink of Business First says Buffalo's new Green Code was "worth it." During WBFO's Press Pass, Fink says the city "needed to get into the 21st century from a planning, zoning, development standpoint."


It may have been a lifeless, 30-10, loss to the New York Jets, but analyst Matt Sabuda says the season-ending game does produce a positive development: the Bills improved their draft position to tenth overall. However, Sabuda continues to doubt if the organization will make the changes necessary for future success.


It appeared most Buffalo Bills fans were in favor of dismissing head coach Rex Ryan. That move, analyst Matt Sabuda points out, did little to satisfy the team's followers who are calling for more change in an organization that has failed to make the playoffs for 17 consecutive seasons.


A Lake Effect Snow Warning has been issued for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. Steve Welch of the National Weather Service says some locales could see more than a foot of snowfall by Friday night.


With Saturday's overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins, the Buffalo Bills will miss the playoffs for the 17th consecutive season. Analyst Matt Sabuda examines what went wrong for the Bills and wonders about the changes that may be in store for the franchise.


It will likely take more than a holiday miracle, but the Buffalo Bills could still make the playoffs this year. According to analyst Matt Sabuda, there is a one percent chance of the Bills sneaking into the postseason. While the convoluted scenario involves several unlikely results, it begins with the Bills beating the Miami Dolphins on Saturday at New Era Field.


Several questions about the future swirl around the Buffalo Bills as they prepare to meet the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at New Era Field. With the team on the verge of missing the playoffs again, many are calling for changes. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes those changes should start at the quarterback position.


Lake effect snow is expected to return to Buffalo today, though it is not likely to cripple traffic as was the case during the Wednesday afternoon commute. Jeff Wood of the National Weather Service believes the city will see another inch to three inches of snow, with heavier snowfall hitting parts of Niagara and Orleans Counties.


A Lake Effect Snow Warning has been issued for Erie and Genesee Counties, from 1 p.m. today through 1 a.m. Thursday. Tony Ansuini of the National Weather Service expects heavy snow and strong winds will make for a difficult afternoon commute.


Le'Veon Bell rushed for a franchise-record 236 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Buffalo Bills, 27-20, on Sunday at New Era Field. Analyst Matt Sabuda says the final score does not reflect how the Steelers dominated the contest.

While this morning's mix of precipitation could complicate the commute, the day will comparatively mild to what is coming later this week. Meteorologist Dave Thomas of the National Weather Service expects lake effect snow on Wednesday. On Thursday, wind chills may dip into the negative numbers.


Winners of three consecutive games, the Pittsburgh Steelers will meet the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at New Era Field. Both teams remain in contention for the post-season, but, as analyst Matt Sabuda points out, a loss on Sunday would end the the Bills' hopes for the playoffs.


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.


courtesy of NiagaraParks.com

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.


courtesy Judy Collins.com

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.


NASA

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.


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