Marian Hetherly

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Dr. Eugene Gosy, the Williamsville pain management physician accused of unlawfully providing narcotics prescriptions to patients, has been dropped by two local health insurers.

Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The road safety group hopes the new research is an eye-opener to other states, including New York, that are considering legalizing the drug.

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A new report by the American Cancer Society is warning women of a link between high levels of residential radon and the risk of blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma. This is the first population-based study to link the two, and comes from the same 19-year study group that found the link between smoking and cancer.

136th Airlift Squadron

Military C-130 transport planes have been flying out of the Niagara Falls Air reserve Station for more than 40 years. That ends today when four of the aircraft leave on what will be the final C-130 deployment for the 914th Airlift Wing. 

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Three people escaped an early-morning house fire on Moselle Avenue between East Ferry and Box in Buffalo. One of the three had to be rescued and is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center.

The New York State Bar Association is calling for an overhaul of New York's criminal defense system for the poor.  The lawyers say it should be a top priority for state lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo during the current legislative session. 

Buffalo police have increased patrols in the Hertel-Parkside neighborhood of the city, as they investigate a rash of vandalism over the last 2 days.

Buffalo Zoo

Spring is in the air, again, at the Buffalo Zoo. The zoo on Wednesday announced a litter of North American river otter pups was born in late February.

Kaleida Health

Kaleida Health has made several leadership changes it says are designed to improve care delivery and further integrate Kaleida’s hospitals and affiliations. 

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

Another sign  that summer is near: Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours has kicked off its 25th anniversary season.

Reading, writing, 'rithmetic...and lockdowns. It is the new reality, said North Tonawanda Senator Rob Ortt. Beginning July 1, K-12 schools across New York State will be mandated to conduct lockdown drills every fall, as a protection against this new reality.

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The Wheatfield company that has been producing a favorite game-day snack for more than two decades is expanding.

Not looking forward to a summer without air conditioning? How does a free air conditioner sound to you? The  Home Energy Assistance Program's Cooling Assistance Program is now open. Under the federally-funded HEAP program, income-eligible households with at least one member having a documented medical condition can have an window air conditioner installed for free.

A Buffalo couple has pleaded guilty to managing a prostitution ring out of their Andover Avenue apartment.

USA Hockey

Lisa Chesson, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics with the U.S. women's hockey team, has signed a contract with the Buffalo Beauts for the 2016-17 season. General Manager Ric Seiling announced that Chesson and the Beauts agreed to terms on a one-year, $15,000 contract.

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The Williamsville pain management practice of Dr. Eugene Gosy is closed for two weeks. The closure notice is posted on the practice website.

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A two-alarm fire in the Kenfield neighborhood of Buffalo this morning is out, but  not before damaging three homes.

Orchard Park Middle School

Orchard Park Middle School is closed today because of a virus outbreak. The closure includes weekend activities.

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Ahoy all mariners - let the season begin.

A Depew woman has been sentenced to  1-1/3 to four years in state prison in the drugged-driving death of 72-year-old Carol Dion, also of Depew. Sarah Skotnicki, 26, also will have her driver's license suspended for a year after her prison term for criminally negligent homicide.

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Niagara Falls' new $40 million Amtrak Station is almost complete, but one last piece of the puzzle remains. Falls Business Development Director Anthony Villardo says it is an exciting opportunity for the right business looking to be part of what will be a major new tourism attraction for international travelers.

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Western New York lawmakers are calling on New York State to finalize its decision to keep the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center permanently open in West Seneca.

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The Buffalo State campus will be the site of the annual Sleep Out - a night when students, activist groups and the community come together to bring awareness to the issues of hunger and homelessness in Western New York.

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Most people, when you say transgender, may think of retired Olympian Caitlyn Jenner or actress Laverne Cox. But another person is perhaps foremost for those who consider gender-reassignment surgery. Dr. Marci Bowers visits the University at Buffalo Monday.

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Tick...tick...tick... New Yorkers have until midnight tonight to file their income taxes.

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have released their 2016 regular season schedule. It opens Sunday, September 11, with the Bills taking on Head Coach Rex Ryan's former team, the Baltimore Ravens, including former teammates Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor, in Baltimore.

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Governor Cuomo says the economics that go with professional mixed martial arts can be a knockout for New York's economy. Joined by Ultimate Fighting Championship ex-champions Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman, Cuomo signed legislation officially ending the state's ban on the sport.

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a town hall meeting in Amherst Thursday. He immediately took on a question about his comment about "New York values" and then drew cheers from the audience of about 300 invited guests when he declared, "we will beat Donald Trump in Cleveland."

The Erie County Sheriff's office is investigating a fatal crash in the Town of Colden. It happened Tuesday afternoon on Center Road, between Blanchard and Partridge roads.

Two new polls out before Tuesday's New York presidential primary show Donald Trump the Republican frontrunner and Hillary Clinton leading her Democratic opponent.

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