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New findings released by Business First show that a majority of New York State high students will enroll in college, though less than half appear to be ready.

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Attention is now focused on the level of pollution in the Buffalo's Scajaquada Creek. "It's the only one (waterway) in the entire Niagara River Watershed where it's unfit for aquatic life," said Investigative Post's Dan Telvock during WBFO's Press Pass.

The HarborCenter Public Art Contest features six finalists vying for a cash prize and a chance to have their work viewed for years to come by the hundreds of thousands who will be making their way past one of downtown Buffalo's marquee locations.

The demand for downtown housing appears to be boosting the East Side. "I think what we are finally starting to see is what I call ‘economic development by osmosis’ work its way down Broadway, down William," said Jim Fink of Business First during his monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass.

In combining his annual budget preview with the State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo is expected to touch on several ambitious efforts in his speech today. Albany correspondent Karen Dewitt offered a preview in a conversation on WBFO's "Morning Edition."

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The National Weather Service has issued Lake Effect Snow Warnings for much of Western New York Tuesday. 

Winter has arrived in Western New York with a combination of lake-effect snow warnings and advisories in effect for various parts of Western New York. 

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Using Twitter to complain about the weather may seem like another of the mundane topics that can dominate social media conversations. However, UB researchers are mining value from the data as they try to transform it into useful commuter information.

More people are showing a preference for alternative forms of transportation. That's according to a recent survey conducted by Go Buffalo Niagara.

Ryan O'Reilly will represent the Buffalo Sabres in the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. It's a well-deserved recognition, said writer Bill Hoppe during WBFO's Behind the Bench. He believes O'Reilly has been among the league's best centers this year. 

In the last game of the 2015-2016 season for Buffalo and with playoff hopes on the line for the New York Jets, the Bills finished on a high note.

A Lake Effect Snow Advisory has been issued for much of Western New York. Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service expects the snow event to start south of Buffalo and arrive in the city in the early minutes of 2016.

The Buffalo Bills will miss the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season. Still, analyst Matt Sabuda sees some intriguing storylines in Sunday's game against the New York Jets, notably, how the Jets' playoff prospects will be impacted by the game's result.

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With Will Smith lending his star power for the movie "Concussion," public awareness is building on the dangers of head injuries.  Adding to that dialogue is a local expert who encourages parents to be informed as their children participate in contact sports.

The Buffalo Bills improved to 7-8 with 16-6 win over Dallas Cowboys at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday.

The Bills have two meaningless games left to close out the season as they continue their 16-year playoff dry spell. The first is Sunday, as Buffalo meets the Dallas Cowboys at Ralph Wilson Stadium.


There may be some big changes in the way you visit your doctor soon. Virtual health care technology that's being taught at the University at Buffalo could allow patients to receive checkups from the comfort of their own homes.

A recent audit revealed how the Buffalo Urban League overbilled Erie County's Department of Social Services. Charlotte Keith, who reported on the story for Investigative Post.org, discussed the findings on WBFO's Press Pass.


More than 25 local firefighter and police agencies are joining Unyts for a Holiday Heroes campaign to recruit blood donors.

The Bills 25-35 loss to the Redskins in Washington means Buffalo has been eliminated from playoff contention again. "The Bills have missed the playoffs for 16 straight years, giving them the longest current streak in all of professional sports," according to Football Analyst Matt Sabuda.

Though it appears the Buffalo Bills will miss the playoffs again this season, analyst Matt Sabuda believes the remaining games hold some importance. He wants to see if Tyrod Taylor can prove himself as the team's "franchise quarterback."


Work begins today on installing the ice boom. A floating structure is put in place near the outlet of Lake Erie during the colder weather to prevent ice from flowing down the Niagara river and possibly damaging part of the Niagara Power Project.

There was initial concern over Kaleida Health's decision to build a new Children's Hospital and vacate the current Bryant Street location. Now, five developers have plans to re-use the site. Jim Fink of Business First sees that as a sign of the region's economy getting its "swagger back."

Penalties were a big issue in the Bills 20-23 loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia Sunday. Analyst Matt Sabuda says the loss means the Bills are likely out of the playoff picture this season.

The Bills take on the Eagles in Philadelphia Sunday with Buffalo's playoff hopes hanging in the balance and running back LeSean McCoy returning to face the team that traded him away.


Five developers have submitted proposals to Kaleida Health for reuse of the Women and Children's Hospital Campus on Bryant Street.


Buffalo has been named the 12th best place to own a home in America by the website Porch.com.

Despite a losing record, the Buffalo Bills still have hope to reach the playoffs. For that to happen, analyst Matt Sabuda points out the Bills will need help from other teams and they need to beat Houston on Sunday.

The SPCA Serving Erie County already has a few of the cats taken in a raid in West Seneca earlier this week up for adoption, but the remaining animals are in need of time, attention and medical care.

As hunters take to the woods of New York this fall, it's worth noting that much of their harvest, 35 tons of meat, will be distributed by food banks through the Venison Donation Coalition. "Just humans helping humans and that's good stuff in these times," said the Coalition's Greg Fuerst.