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The Erie County Health Department says up to 2,000 people should visit a special clinic at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Monday or Tuesday because they ate at Casa di Pizza. A server there has been found to have Hepatitis A.

When it comes to beer in Buffalo, everything old is new again. That's the view of two authors, Ethan Cox and Michael Rizzo, who say the emergence of microbreweries in Buffalo, in some ways, reflects the atmosphere of decades ago when there was a heavy presence of beer makers throughout the city.

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One of two-competing parent groups in Buffalo is opposed to Albany or Washington stepping in to turn around troubled city school District.  Over the weekend the Buffalo Parent Teachers Organization met with reporters saying it does not support a federal take over of Buffalo Public schools. 

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D-W-I charges are still filed by police and prosecuted. On this week's edition of...You and the Law, attorney Nicholas Michael Rossi talks about the increasing complexity of these cases.

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If you need emergency help and call 9-1-1 on your cell phone, you have an 80 percent chance of the emergency system accurately figuring out where you are.  At their hearing Thursday, members of the Erie County Legislature Public Safety Committee discussed how to improve the situation.

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It's up to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz now, as the fight over electronic cigarettes and a potential ban continues.

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Niagara County legislators Tuesday night backed a Lewiston site for a medical marijuana manufacturing plant.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department has been told it must release details on a device which can duplicate a cell phone tower and tell the Stingray where the phone owner is.

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Albany is continuing to push railroads about safety, in the wake of some serious accidents around North America. 

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The Lancaster School board had no intention to make a decision on the future of the district nickname of Redskins until the lacrosse team was hit with refusals to play from three other school districts with large Native American student populations. The board voted unanimously Monday night to drop the nickname immediately.

There's been a major shift in the way New Yorkers are filing their state income tax returns.

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Green was the dominant color Sunday, as the annual Saint Patrick's parade marched up Delaware Avenue, complete with Irish dancers, Irish setters and those who claimed to be Irish for the day.

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The in-fighting in Albany over the state budget means school districts have no clue how much they will get in aid. Time is running short on budget planning and preparation.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants those powerful green hand lasers banned because they are a threat to pilots and airplanes.

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Not all civil court cases where the plaintiff wins lead to a check being handed to the winner.

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A proposal to convert the former St. Rose of Lima School in North Buffalo into market-rate housing drew some occasional angry words Thursday night, during a public meeting to discuss the proposal.

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With graduation looming, hundreds of UB students were in Alumni Arena Thursday looking for jobs.

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State Tax Commissioner Kenneth Adams was in Beverly Kinney's Grand Island home Wednesday to pitch for Governor Cuomo's property tax relief program. The plan is part of the ongoing budget debate in Albany.

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Faced with the prospect of no state school aid and possible loss of licenses and jobs for teachers and administrators, the Kenmore-Tonawanda School Board held off Tuesday  night on refusing to administer standardized exams on the youngest test-takers.

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The push for a daytime curfew on Buffalo school days is slowing, with details still to be decided.

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Catherine Fisher Collins is slated to be elected to the Board of Regents Tuesday, meaning one of the bosses of all education in New York State is someone who started out as a school nurse before going back to school for many degrees and moving up to her SUNY Empire State College teaching position.


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The Lancaster School Board once again found itself dealing with arguments surrounding its controversial "Redskins" mascot at the board's regular meeting last night.


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In his first encounter with New York's arcane budget process, new State Senator Marc Panepinto of Buffalo isn't sure the entire spending plan can fall into place over the next three-weeks to be on-time. WBFO's Mike Desmond talked with the Senator.

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A shooting inside a Highland Avenue bar in the city of Niagara Falls brought out a small crowd  to pray for a resolution to crime and economic problems in a troubled section of the Cataract City.  

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Medical malpractice law is complicated, tangled, and expensive.

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Buffalo school teachers and the school district are at odds about how many fights occurred Tuesday in Riverside high school.

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With New York sitting on on a $5 billion budget surplus, local officials are calling for a major investment into Upstate's deteriorating roads and bridges.

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The Buffalo Teachers Federation says there were 10 fights in Riverside High School on Tuesday. Union President Phil Rumore said it has to stop, but City Hall isn't responding.

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With tournaments involving bowling, swimming and diving, and lots of hockey, sports tourism is expected to pump $3 million into the region's economy this weekend.

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Passions are running high in the ongoing discussion regarding the nickname for Lancaster High School. On Tuesday night, supporters and detractors sat down to share their thoughts on the matter.

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