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2:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Local artist accused of possessing child porn takes plea

A local filmmaker who is the former head of CEPA Gallery in Buffalo entered a guilty plea Wednesday to an obscenity charge.

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Sports
9:32 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Niagara County being considered for Bills stadium

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Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential home of the Buffalo Bills.

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Legal
3:25 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Settlement reached in Wilson house explosion

The house explosion in July 2012 caused the death of 14-year-old Sarah Johnson.
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A settlement has reportedly been reached between NOCO Energy Corp. and the Johnson family, whose home in the Town of Wilson was destroyed by a fatal propane explosion in July of 2012.

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Crime
1:01 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Two men convicted in killing of elderly deacon

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

A State Supreme Court Judge in Buffalo has found two young men guilty in the death of 96-year-old Deacon Levi Clayton.

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Toys 'R Us Killing
7:10 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Grucza pleads guilty to federal gun charges

Bernard Grucza
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A day after he admitted killing a Toys 'R Us manager in Hamburg last June, Bernard Grucza was back in court Tuesday, this time before a federal judge.  He entered a guilty plea to a federal gun charge.

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Local
10:58 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Toys R Us stabbing

Bernard Grucza.
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Bernard Grucza pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in State Supreme Court Monday. The former loss prevention officer took a plea deal after killing Larry Wells at the Toys R Us location in Hamburg last June.

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Local
3:26 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Allegany soldier injured in Fort Hood attack recovering

Major Patrick Miller (right) was wounded in Wednesday Fort Hood shooting spree.
Credit Photo from Patrick Miller's Twitter page.

A native of Western New York who was seriously wounded in Wednesday's Fort Hood shootings is expected to recover. 

WBFO'S senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked with Olean Times Herald newspaper reporter Christopher Michel. Michel spoke family and friends of Miller in his home town of Allegany.

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Local
5:18 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Mary Wilson takes controlling ownership of the Bills

In the continuing uncertainty of what will happen to the Buffalo Bills in the wake of owner Ralph Wilson's recent death, the team released a statement Thursday saying Wilson's widow Mary is now the controlling owner of the franchise.

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Board of Education
9:58 am
Thu April 3, 2014

School Board fires two administrators over lack of certifications

School Board President Barbara Nevergold and Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown answer reporter questions.
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The Buffalo school district is parting ways with two top administrators who do not have the proper state certifications to carry out their duties. 

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Local
5:57 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Flight 3407 wrongful death lawsuits settled

Victims of Flight 3407
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All federal lawsuits stemming from the crash of of Continental Connection Flight 3407 have now been settled.

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Local
5:20 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Kelly's cancer treatment delayed

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Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly's chemotherapy was scheduled to start at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City Monday to treat his recurring oral cancer.  But in an interview with Buffalo News sports reporter Tim Graham late Monday night, Kelly's brother Dan revealed the treatment was delayed because Jim was suffering from a fever.  He'll now undergo seven weeks of chemo and radiation starting next Monday.

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Sports
11:58 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Sabres remove interim tag, extend Nolan's contract

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The Buffalo Sabres have removed the interim tag from head coach Ted Nolan and given him a three-year contract extension.

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Local
3:57 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Wilson to be laid to rest Saturday in Detroit

Private funeral services for Ralph Wilson will be held in his hometown of Detroit on Saturday.
Credit Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have announced that private funeral services for late team owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. will be held in Detroit on Saturday.

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Local
3:24 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

One charge dropped for man who caused school lockdown

A Buffalo man facing charges in connection with carrying a loaded gun into the Harvey Austin Elementary School on Sycamore Street school last month has had the most serious of three charges against him dropped.

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Local
12:32 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Bills choose seven representatives for stadium panel

Ralph Wilson Stadium could be replaced, repaired, or moved.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The Buffalo Bills have announced the seven-member panel that will serve on the team's New Stadium Working Group.

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Local
9:34 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Doctors alter approach to Kelly's cancer

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Doctors treating Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly now say surgery is not the best option for dealing with his cancer.

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Business
2:32 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

KeyBank closing ten area branches

KeyBank kas announced it will close ten area branches in July and August.

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Breaking
8:23 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Bills founder/owner Ralph Wilson Jr. dead at 95

Ralph Wilson Jr. died Tuesday at the age of 95
Credit Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills owner and founder Ralph Wilson Jr. is dead at the age of 95. Team president and CEO Russ Brandon announced the news Tuesday at the league's annual meeting in Orlando.

Owner and founder of the Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson has died at the age of 95. WBFO'S senior reporter Eileen Buckley takes a look at Wilson's long-standing ownership of his beloved team.

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Local
12:10 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

I-190 vehicle fire causes smoky conditions

I-190 south vehicle fire.
Credit Photo provided to WBFO by listener Terry Dunford.

An earlier car fire on the I-190 southbound in the Buffalo area tied up traffic late this morning.

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Local
6:51 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Standoff suspect: 'I made a big mistake'

The gunman who allegedly fired dozens of rounds at police Sunday night in the Town of Concord says he was drinking moonshine at the time.

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Local
8:42 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, hospital says

Jim Kelly has had a recurrence of cancer.
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Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, according to a statement issued late Friday afternoon by ECMC.

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Crime
2:55 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Buffalo man found guilty of killing 13-year-old girl

Darshawn Morris faces a sentence of 37 years to life in prison.
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A jury on Friday convicted the man charged with raping and killing a 13-year-old Buffalo girl. Darshawn Morris, 21, has been found guilty on all counts.

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Business
3:46 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Mortgage company expanding, adding 249 jobs

A local mortgage servicing company is planning a move and expansion that will nearly double its workforce.

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Developing
1:38 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Governor declares State of Emergency for WNY as region deals with blizzard

Blizzard conditions continue in Buffalo. Sixteenth Street at Breckenridge is a snowy scene.
Credit WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for all of Western New York as a blizzard continues to grip the region.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

School Closings: Wednesday March 12, 2014

Yellow School bus in winter snow in Buffalo.
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The following schools and offices are closed for Wednesday March 12, 2014.

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Developing
8:58 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Blizzard Warning posted for most of WNY

Whiteout conditions in Buffalo.
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A Blizzard Warning in effect from 2 a.m Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday. 

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Local
6:30 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Former radio host Weppner announces congressional run

Kathy Weppner has launched her congressional campaign.
Credit Twitter

A former radio talk show host announced her candidacy for Congress Friday morning. Kathy Weppner will run as a Republican in New York's 26th Congressional District, the seat currently held by Democrat Brian Higgins.

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Local
9:05 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Assembly approves bill to delay parts of the Common Core

The Common Core moratorium is a "logical bill," said Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
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The New York State Assembly has approved a bill to delay some of the effects of the state’s Common Core learning standards. The measure, sponsored by Democrat Catherine Nolan, passed Wednesday by a vote of 110-to-10.

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Developing
12:17 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Bills 'postpone' Toronto series

The Buffalo Bills series in Toronto has featured poor attendance and losing games for the "home team."

The Buffalo Bills have put their annual regular-season game in Toronto on hold. The team will play all eight home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium next season.

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Local
5:15 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Seneca Nation buys land near Rochester for possible casino

The Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel is one of three gaming operations the tribe currently runs in Western New York.
Credit File photo

The Seneca Nation of Indians has purchased 32 acres of land in Henrietta, NY for a possible casino in the Rochester area.

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