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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. 

GivingTuesday.org

It's the non-profit community's answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Supporters say Giving Tuesday offers an option to those who want to share the spirit of the season with those who can benefit most.


The Bills' 30-22 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs hurt Buffalo's playoff chances and has left fans exasperated.

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An out-of-town production crew endured several weeks while working around East Aurora during last year’s severe winter. The product of their efforts, “A Prince for Christmas,” premiers Sunday at 8pm on ION Television.

If the Buffalo Bills are to make the post-season, a win on Sunday at Kansas City is a near necessity. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills have an edge against the Chiefs.

The final margin may have been close, but the Bills 20-13 loss to the Patriots once again featured critical penalties and poor clock management. "These types of mistakes are beyond tiresome. And you have to wonder how much is on coaching at this point in the season," said analyst Matt Sabuda.


Injuries are mounting for the New England Patriots, the Bills opponent this Monday. But as analyst Matt Sabuda points out, as long as quarterback Tom Brady is healthy, the Patriots will remain a formidable foe. 


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For Trace George, a Facebook moment provided a lasting memory of the massive snowstorm that crippled much of the region last November. The CEO of VSP Graphic Group learned through social media that the roof had collapsed at his West Seneca facility.

from Dinaw Mengestu's Twitter account

BABEL, the author lecture series produced by Just Buffalo Literary Center, has captured the attention of the reading public. The series enjoys the second-highest attendance of any author series in the country.


Rich Products subsidiary BR Guest has been selected to begin operating the Outer Harbor. On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First says the group should be able to work in concert with those in charge of the Inner Harbor.


The Bills' 22-17 victory over the New York Jets Thursday night was fueled by the production of their offensive backfield. On Friday morning's Beyond the Playbook, analyst Matt Sabuda says key performances were turned in by LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams.

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A coalition of organizations that include the U.S. Department of Justice, Erie County, Kids Escaping Drugs and a number of local colleges, among others, is sponsoring the session titled, "Our Community, Our Epidemic: Turning Drug Awareness into Action." The goal is to teach people about the issue and create an action plan to deal with the area's growing drug problem.


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The chairman of the Erie County Republican Party says he thought Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate was "outstanding."


The Buffalo Bills face the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  In our latest edition of Beyond the Playbook, Football Analyst Matt Sabuda says the Bills need to stay healthy and improve Quarterback Tyrod Taylor's performance if they stand any chance of turning the season around.

The Service Collaborative of WNY YouthBuild website

The Service Collaborative of Western New York, Inc is recruiting high school dropouts between the ages of 16-years-old and 24-years-old for its YouthBuild program.

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Ships that have gone down in waters across New York spanning a 200 year period are detailed in The Great Shipwrecks Exhibit on display now at The Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center.

Courtesy of Len Schrantz

It is another windy day in Western New York. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning until 11 p.m. this evening and a Lakeshore Flood Advisory until 2 p.m. this afternoon. The forecast also calls for showers with temperatures around 50 degrees. Winds will gust up to 60 mph.

On Thursday, the winners will be announced for the 43North business competition. The hype and buildup appear to be having a positive impact on the local business front.


Republicans could lose control of the Erie County Legislature on Election Day. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy believes two races will determine who will be the majority party.


The Buffalo Bills loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London shows the team's true colors, according to Football Analyst Matt Sabuda.  The Jaguars toppled the Bills 34-31 after allowing Buffalo to take the lead in the fourth quarter. 

With hundreds of Bills fans taking the long road trip across the Atlantic, Buffalo is well represented in London this weekend. Analyst Matt Sabuda expects the faithful will be rewarded with a win Sunday when the Bills meet the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.


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Sir Paul McCartney "was like the guy next door. Your best friend giving a show for you, and he's a Beatle."  That's how WBFO's Mark Wozniak described McCartney's show at First Niagara Center last night.  Wozniak is considered an expert on the Beatles, so McCartney's show was right up his alley.

New safety research crashes with some assumptions regarding technology designed to safely enable drivers to communicate. The findings from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicate hands-free systems create additional distractions for drivers.


The race for Erie County Executive has been unusually quiet, with both candidates shying away from the accusations and personal attacks that have become political staples. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy anticipates that changing following Tuesday's debate at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute.


The numbers reflect the optimistic chatter regarding the region's economic revival. According to Business First's Jim Fink, the value of local development projects has risen 37 percent in a year to $19.5 billion.


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A program aimed at creating jobs in Western New York while attracting overseas investors is the subject of a forum in Niagara Falls today. The program is called "EB-5" and it's taken off in recent years in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

from UB website

In just its second year, the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition has drawn student entries from 20 different states.


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