Omar Fetouh

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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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Local
3:54 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Shoppers flock to supermarkets ahead of storm

Credit File photo

If you've visited a local grocery stores in the last few days, you've probably seen some empty shelves. Shoppers have been flooding into local markets over the last few days in anticipation of the big winter storm.

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Local
1:14 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Third city worker pleads guilty to parking meter theft

Credit File photo

Another City of Buffalo employee has pleaded guilty to stealing money from parking meters.

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Local
1:22 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Rose Bowl Parade honoring late trooper's gift of life

Members of the Dobson family display a portrait of late Trooper Kevin Dobson, who is being honored for his organ donation.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

A local New York State Trooper who was killed in an accident more than two years ago is being honored for his gift of organ donation.

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Business
12:15 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Uniland receives tax breaks for Delaware/Chippewa project

An artist rendering of the proposed project
Credit File photo

Uniland Development has received $9.6 million in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for a major project at a high-profile intersection in downtown Buffalo. 

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Local
12:59 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Ying's owner arrested, charged with assaulting employee

Haibo Jiang, aka Jimmy Ying, is charged with assaulting an employee.
Credit Town of Tonawanda Police

A Town of Tonawanda restaurant owner who recently raised accusations of racism toward town police, was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly assaulting an employee.

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Local
3:36 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

State rolling out high-tech signs to alert wrong-way Thruway drivers

New measures are being put in place to prevent Thruway crashes involving wrong-way drivers.

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Cultural
9:19 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

CEPA Gallery receives national arts award from The White House

First Lady Michelle Obama handed the award to CEPA Education Director Lauren Tent and Lafayette High School student Jose Lagares
Nancy J. Parisi

Buffalo's CEPA Gallery was honored at The White House Friday in a ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Crime
1:37 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Buffalo Police officer charged with growing, selling marijuana

A probationary Buffalo Police officer has been arrested and charged on counts related to an alleged marijuana growing and distribution operation.

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Local
5:38 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Lost Olmsted garden being restored at Riverside Park

Ground was broken Tuesday for the restored RiverRock Gardens at Riverside Park.
Credit Facebook

Visitors to Riverside Park in Buffalo next summer will see a redesigned landscape that fits the vision of renowned architect Frederick Law Olmsted. 

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Local
3:57 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Proposed bill ensures veterans receive SUNY credit

Kennedy spoke to veterans and their families at his Veterans Forum and Services Fair Tuesday.
Credit Senator Tim Kennedy's office

A bill unveiled Tuesday by a local state senator would help veterans earn academic credit for coursework they completed as part of their military training.

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Local
10:47 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Sabres fire Regier, Rolston; bring back LaFontaine, Nolan

Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan will attempt to guide the team out of the NHL basement.
Credit Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres announced major organizational changes Wednesday, bringing back former Sabre Pat LaFontaine to serve as president of hockey operations and Ted Nolan to be interim head coach. Former coach Ron Rolston and longtime General Manager Darcy Regier have been fired.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Tax credits move Roswell Park expansion forward

Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO News

A $6.3 million tax credit allocation will help advance construction of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's new Clinical Sciences Center.

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Business
4:32 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Cheese producer expanding, creating 200 jobs in Chautauqua County

State tax credits are helping a Southern Tier cheese manufacturer expand its operations.

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Local
2:26 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Pharmacist's estate gifts $2 million to Hospice Buffalo

Hospice Buffalo received a generous gift today from the estate of a longtime pharmacist.

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Legal
6:15 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Buffalo named as a bicycle-friendly community

Buffalo residents have no doubt noticed more bicycle lanes being installed on city streets in recent years.  Those efforts to make the city more bike-friendly have not gone unnoticed.

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Local
10:02 am
Thu October 10, 2013

CPS workers disciplined for mishandling case of beaten 5-year-old boy

Matthew Kuzdal, 26, charged with second-degree murder.
Credit Buffalo Police photo

Several employees in Erie County's Child Protective Services division have been disciplined over their handling of abuse complaints against a man accused of killing a 5-year-old Buffalo boy. 

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