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3:40 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

WNY area closings

Area closings of schools, municipalities, services, and organizations beginning Sunday and heading into the week.

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Driving Ban Lifted in South Buffalo
12:30 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Driving ban lifted in South Buffalo

BREAKING NEWS: The driving ban has been lifted for South Buffalo.  A limited state of emergency remains in effect.

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Local
9:48 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Bills game moved to Detroit, Sabres game postponed

Credit File photo

The NFL has announced that this weekend's Buffalo Bills/New York Jets game will be played Monday evening in Detroit, not Sunday in Orchard Park.

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Local
6:56 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

School closings for Friday, November 21, 2014

The following schools are closed on Friday, November 21, due to inclement weather:

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Local
12:55 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

More lake-effect snow is in the forecast

Snow pile in Lancaster
Credit Megan in Lancaster

Lake-effect snow will continue off of Lake Erie for the next 24-hours. Another band is headed for Lackawanna, West Seneca, Elma, Alden, Lancaster, and Cheektowaga.

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Local
5:54 am
Thu November 20, 2014

School Closings: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Yellow School bus in winter snow in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

The following schools and offices are closed for Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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Local
8:36 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

School closings for Wednesday, November 19

Credit WBFO News file photo

The following schools and districts have canceled classes for Wednesday, November 19, due to inclement weather:

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Developing
8:24 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Four storm-related deaths

Wall of snow in WNY. Photo from Governor's office.
Credit Photo provided by NYS Governor

Erie County Executive Mark Polocarz has reported that four people have died as a result of the lake-effect snow storm that pounded areas south of Buffalo Tuesday.  

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Local
2:18 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

WBFO listener snow photos

Sammy the puppy playing in the snow in Depew
Christine from Depew

Check out these lake-effect snow photos from WBFO listeners across Western New York. Please send your photos to WBFONews@gmail.com.

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Press Pass
6:49 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Press Pass: Outside groups investing in WNY

An aging warehouse near downtown Buffalo could find a new use.  On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First discusses a proposal that could transform the former A&P Warehouse located near Larkinville.

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Local
8:37 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Governor activates state emergency center ahead of Lake Effect snows

Snow covering roads in metro Buffalo Monday night.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Governor Andrew Cuomo activated the New York State Emergency Operations Center in Albany Monday night in response to a Lake Effect storm in Western New York and the Watertown region. 

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Sports
1:44 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Buffalo to again host March Madness games in 2017

College hoops fans swarmed downtown Buffalo earlier this year to watch March Madness action at First Niagara Center.
Credit File photo

Buffalo will once again play host to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

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Local
10:15 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Turkey Trot dedicated to memory of race director Tom Donnelly

YMCA Turkey Trot
Credit YMCA Facebook Page

The annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot will be dedicated to Race Director Tom Donnelly, who passed away this weekend.


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Local
6:05 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Williamsville native found at WVU frat house has died

Nolan Burch
Credit Courtesy of Twitter

A college freshman from Western New York has died following a "catastrophic medical emergency" at a West Virginia University fraternity house.


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Gas leak forces evacuation at Boulevard Mall
12:50 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Gas leak forces partial evacuation of Boulevard Mall

Fire departments and National Fuel maintenance crews respond to a gas leak outside the Boulevard Mall
Credit Avery Schneider / WBFO News

A drilling accident led to the evacuation of half of the Boulevard Mall, on Friday, during one of the shopping center's busiest hours. WBFO's Avery Schneider went to the scene, and brings us this report.

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Sports
12:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Sabres' Jeanneret, now cancer-free, returning to work

Broadcaster Rick Jeanneret will begin transitioning back to the broadcast booth starting this weekend.
Credit File photo

Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Jeanneret says he is cancer-free and will start transitioning back into the broadcast booth on a limited basis beginning Saturday. 

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Beyond the Playbook
9:51 am
Fri November 14, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Dolphins squish Bills' playoff hopes

In losing to the Miami Dolphins 22-9 Thursday night, the Buffalo Bills have now dropped two consecutive games. As Matt Sabuda points out in today's "Beyond the Playbook," the game also exposed the Bills as a team that still needs significant improvement.

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Focus on Education
6:30 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Council of Great Schools: “Testing in American Schools"

One of the graphics presented at the Town Hall meeting on Testing in American Schools.
Credit Photo from Milwaukee Public Television graphic

The Council of Great City Schools recently held a discussion on “Testing in American Schools” at its 58th Annual Fall Conference. It was hosted this year by Milwaukee Public Schools in Milwaukee and featured a special Town Hall discussion. The theme for the conference was “Fresh Water, Fresh Thinking in Urban Education.”

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Sports
9:28 am
Fri November 7, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills begin the second half of the season

With a 5-3 record, the Buffalo Bills return from their bye week in playoff contention. On Sunday, they meet the Kansas City Chiefs, who are also 5-3. Matt Sabuda previews the game in this week's "Beyond the Playbook."

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Local
7:32 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Hostage situation at downtown pawnshop comes to an end

Chris Caya/WBFO News

A hostage situation in downtown Buffalo has come to an end. Three hostages who had been inside a Broadway pawnshop near the Central Library emerged unharmed from the building shortly before 2 p.m. The suspect, described by police as "distraught," shot and killed himself.

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Local
8:26 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Herrera-Mishler resigns as head of Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Thomas Herrera-Mishler has resigned his post as head of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
Credit File photo

The leader of Buffalo's Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Thomas Herrera-Mishler, has resigned his post to allow him to "seek new career opportunities."

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Developing
5:42 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Election 2014: Races, Governor & NYS Senate seat

Lawn signs and polling signs in Buffalo & Kenmore and one of the Propositions on the 2014 ballot.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Voters have been casting their ballots for Election Day 2014. Polls across the region will close at 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

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Health
1:26 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

ECMC, Women and Children's added to state's list of Ebola hospitals

ECMC is now a designated Ebola care hospital.
Credit File photo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that two more hospitals have received designations to treat potential Ebola patients, both of them in Buffalo.

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Local
11:54 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Tonawanda News shutting down after 134 years

The Tonawanda News announced Thursday it will cease publication as of January 31. The newspaper says economic conditions have made the operation unsustainable. 

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Politics
8:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Reporter reviews Reed/Robertson debate in Olean

The 23rd Congressional race has been marked by negative attack ads. That acrimony, however, was not on display Wednesday night when the candidates, Republican Congressman Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Martha Robertson, debated at Olean High School.

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Local
9:41 am
Wed October 29, 2014

McCarthy sees some Election Day surprises

Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy in our WBFO studio.
Credit WBFO News photo

A tight race is winding down in the 143rd Assembly District where two candidates are vying for the seat once held by Dennis Gabryszak. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says Republicans are feeling confident in a district that has been a Democratic stronghold for many years. 

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Local
5:49 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Massive four-alarm blaze destroys Buffalo warehouse: Fire marshals investigating origins

4-alarm blaze on Howard Street causing smoky conditions.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Buffalo Fire Marshals are looking for the cause of yesterday's four-alarm blaze that leveled a warehouse on the city's east side and spread to several neighboring buildings.

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Local
4:17 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Baby giraffe born at The Buffalo Zoo

The male giraffe calf was born last Friday to first-time parents.
Credit Kelly Brown/The Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby giraffe.

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Beyond the Playbook
7:40 am
Mon October 27, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills beat the Jets

Courtesy of six turnovers from the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills earned a 43-23 victory on Sunday. In this morning's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Bills allowed the Jets to stay in the game, but in the end they produced a big win on the road.

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Crime
5:21 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Man convicted in 1979 murder of estranged wife

A South Buffalo man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his estranged wife 35 years ago.

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