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You may soon see former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson wearing new colors - Seahawks blue and green. 

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Tickets go on sale today to see Paul McCartney at First Niagara Center. They aren't expected to last long. Buffalo audiences are proving to be eager ticket buyers, a trend that has national promoters taking a closer look at the region's potential.

For two decades, thousands hit the downtown Buffalo streets in three-on-three basketball tournaments. That opportunity almost disappeared this summer before two tournaments quickly organized and scheduled events for this weekend.

Today may be a better day on Wall Street, according to Steve Elwell, Vice President of Schroeder, Braxton and Vogt, an Amherst financial planning and investment firm.   Elwell believes the U-S stock market may rebound today, despite declines overnight in China and Japan.

If the speculation proves correct and a portion of the One Seneca Tower is used as a hotel, it will add to the trend of new hotels in the region. According to Jim Fink of Business First, as many as five new hotels could be coming to Amherst in the near future.

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The people of Nepal are still recovering from the April earthquake which claimed thousands of lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Other harsh realities were unearthed. "There were a lot of bad construction practices," said UB's Andreas Stavridis, who toured Nepal in June.

Boys & Girls Club shootings stun Rochester

Aug 20, 2015
from WXXI website

Officials say three people have been killed and four others wounded when a gunman shot into a crowd after a basketball game in Rochester.

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UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and over 100 North American universities have signed onto a White House effort to bring greater diversity to the science and technology fields.

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Buffalo School Board members will meet in a special session Tuesday to vote on naming Dr. Kriner Cash as the district's next superintendent.


After being left to crumble for several years, the grain elevators now known as Silo City are fast becoming the center of a wide variety of events.

It's not the expected conversation while sharing a meal for the first time. "I think people who are living in poverty are stereotyped," said Maria Knickerbocker, a social worker with the Rural Outreach Center.

Ten candidates battled for votes during last night's prime-time Republican presidential debate.  Who stood out, who fell short and how did billionaire businessman Donald Trump fare?

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With more than 900 children between the ages of birth and 18-years-old in foster care in Erie County, family service agencies are working together to educate the community and find qualified, loving homes.

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The Parkside Community Association is continuing its push for improved traffic safety as the community prepares for National Night Out this evening.

A new report from the Census Bureau outlines average per pupil spending by state. The research ranks New York as having the highest on average spending per pupil spending in the nation. At least one group claims the report is misleading.

As terrorism-related charges move forward against a Lackawanna man, both prosecutors and defense attorneys will be focusing on the evidence and circumstances  in an effort to prove their case. Arafat Nagi , 44, is facing charges of providing material support and resources, namely personnel, to a foreign terrorist organization, ISIL.

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The Buffalo Bills open training camp Friday at Saint John Fisher College in Pittsford with a 10 a.m. practice session. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with football analyst Matt Sabuda for a summer edition of "Beyond the Playbook."

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The Erie County Legislature is scheduled to vote Thursday on legislation banning the sale of products containing microbeads in Erie County. The proposed measure is believed to be the strongest ban on microbeads in the nation.


After another long year of planning, organizers are ready to unveil the 2015 Lucy Comedy Festival, a packed weekend of events starting Thursday in Jamestown.

Residential space in downtown Buffalo remains a hot commodity. Will that trend transfer into demand for a downtown grocery store? On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First says city officials will get an indication Wednesday, the deadline for proposals to develop the property at 201 Ellicott Street.

Rochester has been chosen as the national headquarters for a photonics hub that will be launched with more than $600 million in federal, state, university and industry investment. 

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The numbers are still being added up but officials in Chautauqua County say damage is in the millions from flooding that hit some two weeks ago.

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Rich Products is celebrating its 70th birthday by hosting a conference with leaders from around the world.

A new study finds HEALTHeLINK may be helping to streamline diagnostic testing in emergency cases.

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Buffalo Municipal Housing Commissioner Joseph Mascia has apologized for racial slurs he made about Mayor Byron Brown, Council President Darius Pridgen and other African-American officials.  Mascia comments follow the circulation of a tape in which he was caught making the remarks. 

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Students at the University at Buffalo will be helping NASA and the U.S. Air Force track debris in space.

In August of 2010,  a gunman opened fire outside downtown's City Grill restaurant, leaving four people dead in one of the most shocking episodes in recent Buffalo history. A victim's widow recalls the tragedy in a new book, My Testimony.

photo from Maria Whyte's Twitter account

A group of local leaders will collaborate with officials  from six other regions in the national Communities that Work Partnership.

For over a century, the Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers identify unscrupulous business entities. Now, they are offering an online service that aims to share that information at a quicker pace.

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A Flash Flood watch remains in effect for later Tuesday as a portion of Chautauqua County deals with flash flooding that has closed roads and left some basements underwater.