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Politics
3:05 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Poll: Cuomo maintains 2-to-1 lead over Astorino

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a big lead over his Republican challenger.
Credit File photo

The latest numbers suggest Governor Andrew Cuomo could win by a landslide in his bid for re-election this fall.

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Sports
2:47 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Buffalo to host 2015, 2016 NHL Combine

HarborCenter will partially host the 2015 and 2016 NHL Combine.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The National Hockey League announced Monday that the league's annual scouting combine will be held in Buffalo in 2015 and 2016. 

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Local
3:34 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Small plane loses power, crash-lands in airport parking lot

Small plane crash-lands at BNIA.
Courtesy: Rachel Kingston WIVB

A small plane lost power and crash-landed in a mostly empty parking lot at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Thursday afternoon. No one was injured.

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Local
4:30 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Funding in place for Statler's exterior renovation

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Exterior restoration work on the Statler City building on Niagara Square is moving forward, now that $5.3 million in state development funding has been made available to developer Mark Croce.

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Local
4:03 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Former Rainbow mall to become $150 million 'Wonder Falls' complex

Conceptual rendering of Wonder Falls at night
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office

A preferred developer has been chosen to transform the former Rainbow Centre mall in Niagara Falls into a major mixed-use complex. 

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Environment
1:33 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Erie County water testing finds no harmful algae toxin

Algae testing at Erie County beaches came back negative.
Credit erie.gov

Lake Erie water samples tested this week in Albany have come back negative in Erie County for a harmful toxin caused by blue-green algae blooms. 

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Local
1:25 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Cuomo says he didn't interfere with corruption panel

Gov. Cuomo made his first public comments Monday on allegations regarding his office's relationship with the Moreland Commission.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Governor Andrew Cuomo fielded questions for the first time Monday about alleged interference with the Moreland Commission, an ethics panel he created in July 2013 and shut down earlier this year.

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Cultural
10:35 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Inaugural Canalside beer festival a celebration of suds

Credit buffalobrewersfestival.com

A favorite beverage of many Western New Yorkers will be celebrated this weekend at Canalside. 

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Politics
11:09 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Deputy Mayor Steve Casey leaving Brown's administration

Deputy Mayor Steve Casey.
Credit Photo from City of Buffalo website

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

First Deputy Buffalo Mayor Steve Casey is leaving City Hall. Casey will be departing his longtime position in Mayor Byron Brown's administration to work on a major development project in West Seneca.

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Local
4:39 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Crews begin installing first of three canal bridges

The first piece of the Lake Street bridge was installed on Monday.
Credit ECHDC

The first of three bridges that will cross over historically-aligned canals being re-created in downtown Buffalo is now being installed.

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Local
5:48 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Comptroller finds fraudulent practices in county division

Erie County's comptroller has released a report that he says uncovers possible fraud in the county's Division of Weights and Measures.

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Focus on Education
10:28 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Technical diploma option pushed for high schoolers

Assemblyman Sean Ryan talked about the diploma bill he is co-sponsoring Wednesday at Curtis Screw Company in Buffalo.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO News

With many local businesses struggling to find skilled workers in technical fields, a local assemblyman is pushing legislation that would create a new graduation option for high school students in New York State. 

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Local
11:43 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Man jumps to his death from observation deck at City Hall

Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO News

A man committed suicide Thursday morning by jumping from the observation deck of Buffalo's City Hall onto a lower roof.

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Local
1:48 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Sheriff encourages safe boating as season begins

Sheriff Tim Howard and Sgt. Rick Lauricella shared some tips Thursday on safe boating.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Memorial Day weekend is approaching and with it the unofficial start of the boating season. Local law enforcement officials are encouraging boaters to be safe on the water

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Local
9:44 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Violent weekend bar attack might have involved police

Molly's Pub is shut down after a man was severely injured in an attack last weekend.
Credit Photo by Edmund Barker

The bar Molly's Pub at 3199 Main Street in Buffalo is being shut down following a violent assault last weekend that left a man in critical condition.

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Local
12:58 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Whole Foods signs lease for Buffalo store

A popular grocery store that focuses on organic and natural foods says it plans to open a Buffalo-area location in the coming years.

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Politics
2:20 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Cheektowaga councilwoman running for vacant Assembly seat

Angela Wozniak is running on a platform of ethics reform.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The race for the State Assembly seat formerly held by Dennis Gabryszak has its first contender. Angela Wozniak, a Cheektowaga town councilwoman, declared her Republican candidacy Wednesday.

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Crime
12:55 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Former Buffalo cop pleads guilty to injury fraud

U.S. Attorney William Hochul (second from right) outlines the plea taken by former police officer Patrick O'Mara.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO News

A retired Buffalo police officer has pleaded guilty to defrauding his Injured On Duty status. 

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Local
4:06 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Deputy fire commissioner asked to resign over overtime costs

Credit File photo

The City of Buffalo has requested, and received, the resignation of a deputy fire commissioner based on what it calls a failure to rein in overtime costs.

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Sports
1:27 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Sabres to retire Hasek's #39 next season

Dominik Hasek will go into the Sabres Hall of Fame Saturday and have his jersey retired next season.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek will have his #39 jersey retired next season by the team. The honor was announced Friday, one day before Hasek is set to enter the team's Hall of Fame.

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Local
10:54 am
Thu March 13, 2014

As snow falls, beer flows at Elmwood bar

A large crowd gathered at the Blue Monk on Wednesday to celebrate Buffalo's second blizzard of the season.
Credit twitter.com/BlueMonkBflo

Yesterday's blizzard kept many Western New Yorkers home in the warmth and comfort of their living rooms. But others embraced the wintry weather with a tradition that goes back to the days of former Buffalo Mayor Jimmy Griffin.

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Cultural
6:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Reborn North Park Theatre ready to open its doors

The North Park's 1941 marquee was recently renovated by Buffalo's Flexlume Corporation.
Credit File photo

WBFO's Omar Fetouh reports

Today is a day movie lovers across Western New York have been anticipating. After being closed for several months to undergo extensive renovations, the historic North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue will again light up the silver screen.

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Sports
4:13 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Sabres deal Moulson, others at trade deadline

Forward Matt Moulson is on his way to Minnesota.
Credit nhl.com

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and the Buffalo Sabres were busy, as expected.

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Local
8:53 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Comcast commits to preserving local Time Warner jobs, call center

The former Sheehan Memorial Hospital will still be the site of a planned call center.
Credit File photo

Following news of its intention to purchase Time Warner Cable, Comcast says it will preserve all roughly 1,000 jobs in Western New York and move forward with a planned call center in the City of Buffalo.

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Local
9:47 am
Wed February 12, 2014

'Mayhem' expected for long-awaited opening of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Today marks perhaps the most highly-anticipated restaurant opening in Buffalo history as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opens its doors on Franklin Street downtown.

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Local
1:45 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Funding restored for violence prevention program

Sen. Kennedy was joined by members of Back to Basics Wednesday to announce the funding.
Credit nysenate.gov

More money is on its way from Albany to help combat violence on the streets of Buffalo.

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Local
9:30 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Report paints bleak picture for Tonawanda power plant

Industrial sites in Tonawanda, NY.
Credit WBFO News file photo

A new report suggests the coal-fired Huntley power plant in the Town of Tonawanda is no longer appears to be financially viable and is likely "headed for retirement."

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Crime
3:58 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Amherst Police: Abused 3-year-old died from blunt force trauma

Amherst Police are investigating the death of a young girl.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Amherst Police are investigating the suspicious death of a young girl who was found unresponsive this past weekend in an apartment on Allenhurst Road.

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Local
1:17 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Marinelli leaving Legislature for state job

Lynn Marinelli is leaving the Erie County Legislature to take a state job.
Credit erie.gov

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed Lynn Marinelli, a longtime Erie County legislator, to a post with Empire State Development.

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Sports
12:13 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Sabres hire Tim Murray as new GM

Tim Murray is the new general manager of the Buffalo Sabres
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The Buffalo Sabres have hired former Ottawa Senators assistant GM Tim Murray to be the team's new general manager.

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