Mike Desmond

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Buried in the $140 billion state budget is a relatively tiny line item for $14 million for capital construction aid for local libraries. The funding is being put to use at libraries throughout the region.


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The new bronze sculpture "Eden" near Elmwood and Bidwell is reinforcing the image of the Elmwood Village as a neighborhood with a strong cultural base.


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Alternative dispute resolution is a way to avoid those struggles in a courtroom and sometimes the bad feelings which follow. Attorney Bridget O'Connell works in alternative dispute resolution in Family Court, helping families ease the stress of the aftermaths of divorce.


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Masten District voters are dealing with an unusual race in which three people and a write-in candidate are vying for a vacant seat.


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Councilmember David Franczyk was flanked by his two opponents Thursday night during a debate over the Council's Fillmore District seat. The two challengers agreed on one thing: the incumbent has to go.


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Erie County Social Services workers may find out Friday if some will be back in their regular offices next week after a sprinkler blew on Monday and flooded part of the Hens & Kelly building on Main Street.


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There is a new attraction on the Elmwood Strip. Judith Shea's massive bronze sculpture "Eden" was unveiled on Wednesday.


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After only four hours of deliberations, a federal court jury on Wednesday determined Ronald Epps killed his fiancee Angela Moss in 2009 in what prosecutors say was an elaborate scheme to collect on her life insurance policy.


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For three decades Vive on Wyoming Street has been a center for refugees, some heading to Canada and others waiting to hear if they will get asylum in this country. Now, Vive is part of Jericho Road Community Health Center.


New York's court system is working its way through thousands of mortgage foreclosures, a lengthy process that can take months to resolve.


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In the middle of the fight over the future of the Amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution, a board fell from the ceiling on Sunday.


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Mercy Flight is taking more precautions regarding the region's weather by establishing a new hangar in Springville.


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While Mattie's restaurant has long been a fixture on Fillmore Avenue for breakfast and lunch, it is also enjoying success at its location at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.


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The Shaw Festival has named British director Tim Carroll as its next artistic director. Carroll discussed his plans for the Niagara-on-the-Lake institution in a conversation with WBFO's Mike Desmond.


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Erie County plans to change every light bulb in the Rath Building, a move that is expected to bring substantial savings. 


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If you think there isn't enough money involved for you to go to court, you may be wrong. There is small claims court and that's what attorney Joshua Dubs talks about on this week's edition of You & The Law.


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Kim and Terry Pegula have been pushing hard on the One Buffalo theme and now there will be a One Buffalo beer to drink while watching the city's sports teams.

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The Buffalo community had a chance to meet the front runner for the schools superintendent position. Candidate Dr. Kriner Cash told a crowd in Performing Arts Thursday night he can turn the city's schools into much better facilities because he has already done it in a much larger system.

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There are 50,000 people still in their homes, not out on foreclosure, because of state help. That's according to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who spoke on the issue during a news conference Wednesday in Jamestown.

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Another Buffalo police officer has been charged with depriving someone of his Constitutional rights and this case is complicated because he did it on camera.

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The tangled case of alleged Islamic State supporter Arafat Nagi has moved another step forward in the criminal justice process, with his indictment on two counts, including attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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While there are still American service members dying in Iraq and Afghanistan, supporters of the memorial on the waterfront are moving to improve the facility and care for those who fought and their families.


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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will sign legislation Wednesday to ban personal care products containing microbeads, the tiny pieces of plastic which can pass through sewage treatment plants and into open water and potentially into fish.


When you look at what you think is a corner Buffalo News vending machine, look twice over the next few weeks. Some of those boxes have been converted to community seed stations for the latest public art project from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.


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With 1,500 jobs slated for the Solar City complex in South Buffalo, there is a great deal of interest in jobs that might pay $18 an hour. Erie Community College held an orientation on training and courses for those jobs on Monday night.

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How did we get here politically and intellectually? That's the question David Alff is trying to answer as he explores England. Alff, an assistant English professor at the University at Buffalo, is researching the roots of the modern age in English libraries and archives. WBFO's Mike Desmond spoke with Alff about his research, his teaching and how they can mix.


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Sunday was a truly nice summer day, maybe a little hot. The blue sky was dappled with some clouds. On some South Buffalo streets, the flowers were colorful, the trees were filled with leaves and everyone was trying to forget the multiple feet of snow that buried those same streets last November.

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This is the slow time of year for Buffalo's Common Council, but not for many others since there are two vacancies and more than two people anxious to fill those green chairs.

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Special Education is legally mandated, a program to help students with problems. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Jeffrey Weiss talks about the laws and the rules for students to get the help they need.


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The Common Council came back from its August recess for a special session Thursday. With uncertainty about the future of Rural Metro with a competitor buying the firm out, members approved a new five-year ambulance agreement.


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