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The next time you travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario,  take a close look at your hotel bill or your restaurant tab. The establishment may have added a fee, one that is sparking increased criticism.

Beyond the Bump, labeled as a convention to prepare new mothers, visits Buffalo Saturday. The idea emerged from the experience of co-creator Monica Infante, who thought she was ready for the birth of her first child until events unfolded in the delivery room.

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He may be retired, but Joe Allen hasn't stopped teaching. Whether it's discussing the region's best fly fishing streams or leading a group of students in observing wolf activity in Yellowstone, Allen continues to offer lessons. 

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Thousands flocked to Buffalo's Broadway Market last week in the days leading up to Easter. For the rest of the year, however, large crowds are rare. The disparity has prompted Jim Fink of Business First to wonder, "Is the Broadway Market in 2016 viable?"

After learning of the toxic waste that surrounded their homes, Love Canal residents began protests that captured national attention. Historian Richard Newman believes their efforts have had a lasting impact on the environment. 


A San Francisco physicist is credited with beginning Pi Day in 1988. Now, it has become fashionable to celebrate every March 14th. " One of the things that makes Pi so accessible to younger learners, and why we have Pi Day, it’s relatively easy to compute," offered Professor Deborah Moore-Russo, director of UB's Gifted Math Program.

Julie Conti, Niagara Falls High School

On Thursday, 29 students from the Advanced Placement Government class at Niagara Falls High School paid a visit to the White House for an historic occasion.

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Buffalo will be the launch for the first national tour of "Finding Neverland." The tour will open October 11 at Shea's Performing Arts Center. Other big name shows like "42nd Street," "Wicked," and "the Sound of Music" are among the highlights of the 2016-2017 Broadway Series at Shea's.  

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On Sunday, the Buffalo History Museum will host a conversation with Western New York native and celebrated actor William Fichtner. Prior to his return, Fichtner shared some time with WBFO.

Though lead-based paint has not been sold for decades, the substance continues to plague many older cities, including Buffalo. According to Dan Telvock of Investigative Post, 85,500 housing units in Buffalo are considered "at risk."

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While "The Blackness Project" touches upon sensitive racial issues, the documentary's producers say they are looking to "bridge the gap between white and black Americans." Director Korey Green provided an update in a conversation with WBFO.

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The prospects for One Seneca Tower, Buffalo's tallest building, remain uncertain. "It's a big development headache," said Jim Fink of Business First during his monthly segment on WBFO's Press Pass. 

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Two adult males died in a fire early Friday morning at 90 Humber Avenue. One of the men was a father who reentered the burning structure in an attempt to rescue his children.

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While New York's primary is still months away, today's results from New Hampshire may play a part in who remains in the Presidential race in April. Catherine Loper of Oswego public radio station WRVO shared some perspective on her reporting from Concord, New Hampshire.

More than 150-million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday evening, as the  Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos vie for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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The results from Monday's Iowa caucuses may not predict the candidates for the November presidential election. Canisius College political science professor Michael Haselswerdt believes more twists are ahead, especially for the Republican contenders.

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Donald Trump's decision to not appear at Thursday's GOP debate in Iowa isn't likely to hurt his surprising popularity. Erie County Republican Party Chair Nick Langworthy says Trump's propensity to speak his mind is resonating with voters, including a growing number in the Buffalo area.

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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.