Marian Hetherly

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Buffalo City Hall has a new look Thursday.

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New York State Police are asking the public for help identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run Tuesday night on Grand Island.

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The former Comptroller for Towne Auto Group has been sentenced for stealing $4.1 million from her company.

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The future of public transportation could be on its way to Buffalo. The Sierra Club Niagara Group is asking the NFTA to purchase 10 Zero Emission Buses.

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This month marks the halfway point in New York State's plan to end the AIDS epidemic by the year 2020. Although local health care officials say progress has been made, a new epidemic is threatening the effort.

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The New York State Senate has unanimously passed a bill making the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center a stand-alone facility.

Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen took to Facebook to call out the Buffalo Bills for taking their newest players on a tour of the region that featured only traditional tourist attractions, like Canalside and Niagara Falls.

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Buffalo Pride Week officially kicked off Tuesday with a celebration and a demonstration.

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A Buffalo woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for selling prescription opioids.

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Buffalo Police say they are investigating two shootings over the weekend that left one person dead and three people wounded.

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The diva of downtown dance clubs is holding a grand re-opening Friday beginning at 10 p.m. Club Marcella is celebrating Buffalo's renaissance with a renaissance of its own.

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This year is the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. "The Wall," as it is known, is marking the anniversary with an extraordinary effort: to literally put a face to every one of the more than 58,000 names on the memorial. Just Monday, because of two local Vietnam War veterans, every Western New Yorker on The Wall will have a face with their name.

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a couple in their Kensington Avenue apartment.

New York State

New York is home to many equal rights movements - and now the state wants to actively promote that history to tourists.

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to five years in prison for scamming elderly victims out of their savings.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about funny money being passed locally.

New York's State Supreme Court has upheld convictions in two high-profile cases.

Drug Policy Alliance

As Western New York and the nation deals with an opioid crisis, a group of drug reform advocates, former users and health care professionals have launched an effort to bring to New York State facilities where addicts can consume their drug of choice in a safe, secure and supervised environment.

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The Niagara Falls man convicted of strangling the 25-year-old mother of his two young children has been sentenced to four years in prison and three years post-release supervision.

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Buffalo fire crews were called out to downtown Buffalo Wednesday for an early morning fire that investigators say began in the first-floor restaurant.

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Authorities say two suspected shoplifters taken to the Erie County Holding Center ended up causing water damage to their cells and the rooms below.

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Even though it is now legal, activists say there are still many obstacles in place that keep people from gaining access to medical marijuana.

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An estimated 1,000 people turned out to Delaware Park Saturday to advocate for scientific organizations and science-based policies. It was one of hundreds of marches across the globe.

Doug Smith, a well-traveled member of Buffalo media, best known for his clever, insightful perspective, died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 81.

National Fuel

New York's Public Service Commission has approved a rate increase for National Fuel, but a much lower increase than the utility had requested.

The Erie County Sheriff's Crash Investigation Unit spent overnight at the scene of a Tuesday two-vehicle crash on Route 400 northbound that sent a pregnant woman and another man to the hospital.

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A high school volleyball coach has been arraigned on charges of having sexual misconduct with a teen boy.

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It's been a busy week for the information technology department at Erie County Medical Center. Days after an online attack, they're restoring computer services to the hospital.


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New York State-approved Child Advocacy Centers have an additional $10 million to help protect children from sexual and physical abuse. The announcement of the two-year federal grant was made to coincide with the beginning of April: Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.

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"Before we get started I want to read a statement from my desk to the people of the City of Buffalo and to all of our families and students who attend Catholic schools or put their children in Catholic schools."

That is how Masten District Common Councilmember Ulysses Wingo started his community meeting Thursday night. To come was an apology for comments he made earlier in the week about students in Catholic schools who "have fun saying" their "Catholic prayers."

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