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The Erie County Sheriff's Office reports its Bomb Squad Unit and detectives have cleared a threat at Alden High School and the student involved.

The Niagara Falls Board is advising residents in the city of Niagara Falls to boil their water before using, after a water line ruptured allowing dirty water to enter the system.

Cheektowaga Police

Cheektowaga Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon that could have been much more worse than it ended.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

The Erie County Sheriff has released the name of the two men who jumped onto the field during Sunday's Buffalo Bills game, one in his birthday suit.

National Public Radio

As millions of Americans finalize their Thanksgiving travel plans, a new report is revealing what Sen. Chuck Schumer calls "deeply alarming" facts about the effectiveness of Transportation Security Administration screening at U.S. airports.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

A Buffalo man has been sentenced for stealing historical documents from the Buffalo History Museum.

A Niagara Falls man is facing up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine after pleading guilty to heroin charges.

Airport Music

A fixture of Cheektowaga and the local music scene has closed. After 40 years in business, Airport Music has shut its doors for the last time.

With no major party opposition, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is expected to cruise to victory in Tuesday's election. However, the lack of a big citywide race in Buffalo could impact Erie County races.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Department has received funds to deputize a second female cadaver dog.

Diocese of Buffalo

The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has sold its former St. Columban Center for $1.4 million.

An elderly Cheektowaga man pleaded guilty Thursday to a hammer attack on his wife of 65 years.

If you have not eaten all your Halloween candy yet, take a close look at it before biting in.

Better Business Bureau

Authorities are warning Western New Yorkers about a Lancaster man who has been falsely selling cars.

Buffalo Public Schools

The State Education Department says more than 95 percent of schools in receivership made "demonstrable improvement" in the 2016-17 school year. However, BUILD Academy in Buffalo is one of two New York schools in receivership that did not improve enough and will now be placed under an Independent Receiver.

Authorities are investigating three separate vehicle-related deaths that occurred in the last week. The latest happened Thursday just before midnight on the Delaware Avenue S-Curve through Buffalo's Delaware Park.

Martin House

The Martin House is welcoming seven original "light screens" from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Wednesday - the 152th anniversary of Darwin D. Martin - that have been in Canada for the last half-century.

Buffalo Police Department

Calling hours begin Monday for Officer Craig Lehner at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home in Hamburg.

Bunny for Congress

Former Assistant District Attorney and veteran prosecutor Sean Bunny has announced his candidacy for Congress.

U.S. Navy

It has been a long time coming and the tentative date has moved a few times, but we now have confirmation that the new USS Little Rock will be commissioned alongside its namesake at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park on December 16.

Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

Another contingent of National Guard members from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is preparing to depart for Puerto Rico to help the U.S. territory recover from Hurricane Maria.

Buffalo Police are investigating a report of a stranger-danger incident that occurred Wednesday morning on the city's East Side.

The Orchard Park Police Department is warning residents of a crew going door-to-door soliciting driveway paving work.

Niagara Parks Police Service

Niagara Parks Police say a 10-year-old boy was injured Sunday after failing from a railing on the Niagara Gorge.

NYSUT / Flickr

New York State United Teachers and its largest local affiliate, the United Federation of Teachers, are taking newly approved rules for charter school teachers to court.

Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

National Football League owners plan to meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players "should" stand during the national anthem. Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas said he hopes the owners will decide to hold a league-wide summit to help resolve the intensifying topic.

Erie County Medical Center

Therapy animals are being used more and more with children and adults dealing with stressful medical issues.

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Homeowners along the Lake Ontario shoreline whose property was damaged by floods this year have until Friday to apply for state-funded relief.

National Public Radio

Canisius College this week welcomed two of the national co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington, which mobilized 5 million people worldwide and became the largest coordinated peace protest in U.S. history.

Authorities have identified the driver and passenger of the motorcycle involved in Sunday's crash in Newfane.

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