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Motorists could see another change in the speed limit on Buffalo's Scajaquada Expressway.

Eichel goes pro, signs contract with Sabres

Jul 1, 2015
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Jack Eichel, the highly-hyped #2 overall pick in last week's NHL Draft, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

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Two people, a husband and wife were found stabbed, one fatally, overnight in Lackawanna.

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New details are emerging now that the three-week manhunt for two escaped New York inmates is over.

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June 26, 2015 is a day Sabres will remember for a long time. Along with drafting highly-touted prospect Jack Eichel, the team pulled off a big trade with the Colorado Avalanche that has star forward Ryan O'Reilly coming to Buffalo.

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There was little doubt whom the Buffalo Sabres would select with the second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

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The Buffalo Sabres have traded for a goaltender, filling their biggest need.

Sabres' Eichel era about to begin

Jun 26, 2015
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Buffalo Sabres fans are about to be rewarded for their patience. As a result of finishing in last place this past season, the team will add a player many consider to be a once-in-a-generation talent.

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A development group that plans to redevelop the historic Trico Building in downtown Buffalo is moving forward with the project. 

Amherst Police are investigating two overnight break-ins on Bernhardt Drive in Snyder.

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The Buffalo Sabres announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches on Thursday. Terry Murray and Dave Barr will join new head coach Dan Bylsma behind the bench.

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The body of a dismembered woman was found Tuesday night in a house in Niagara Falls. 

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The Buffalo Bills have set a franchise record for season ticket sales. 

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The City of Buffalo has reached a tentative 10-year agreement with the union representing its police officers. 

Investigators are looking into whether speed and/or alcohol played a part in a fatal boating accident Thursday morning on Ellicott Creek. 

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Summer is peak tourism season in Western New York and an aggressive effort is now underway to attract more visitors to the region.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday issued an executive order for the state Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on the Scajaquada Expressway to 30 mph following Saturday's tragic vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy and left his 5-year-old sister in critical condition.

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Sabres fans were on "Babwatch" Wednesday, awaiting word on whether celebrated Red Wings coach Mike Babcock would be coming to Buffalo to coach the blue and gold. Ultimately it wasn't meant to be, as Babcock instead took a job north of the border with Buffalo's biggest rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

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Is your license plate showing signs of peeling? If so, you're not alone. 

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A popular discount movie theater in Cheektowaga has closed its doors.

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Custody and financial arrangements have often been contentious in the breakups of marriages or relationships.

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A civil lawsuit was filed in State Supreme Court Thursday on behalf of the family of William Sager Jr., the Air National Guardsman who was critically injured last year after being pushed down a flight of stairs at Molly's Pub in Buffalo. 

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One of the region's oldest and most popular tourist attractions kicked off its 2015 season Friday morning. Maid of the Mist boats are once again ferrying passengers to the base of Niagara Falls.

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Investing in kid-friendly cultural institutions is good for both families and the economy according to Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who is proposing $3 million in capital investments for the Buffalo Museum of Science and the future Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside.

One of the biggest draws to downtown Buffalo's waterfront each summer is the Thursday concert series at Canalside.  This year will be no different, with a diverse lineup of 12 acts unveiled Wednesday.

For the second time in two days, an airplane has made an emergency landing at the Buffalo airport.

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On the season finale of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's last place finish and what it will mean for this weekend's draft lottery, the firing of head coach Ted Nolan and some possible coaching candidates, and we look back on a strange season where the goal appeared to be short-term pain for long-term gain.

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Erie County legislator Edward Rath III is the latest Republican to announce he will not challenge Democratic incumbent Mark Poloncarz in this year's county executive race.

On this week's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe talks about what the last two games of the season will mean in the closely-watched race for 30th place. Bill also reviews Monday's win against Carolina and talks about the positive impact captain Brian Gionta has had on the last-place club.

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Indiana's controversial religious freedom law has inspired a tasty response from a Buffalo pastor.

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