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11:14 am
Fri December 19, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills ready to raid Oakland

WBFO's Jay Moran with Matt Sabuda.
Credit WBFO News photo

At first look, the Buffalo Bills seem to possess an advantage in talent over this Sunday's opponent, the Oakland Raiders. In WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Raiders also have some talented players, enough to pose problems this weekend.

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Crime
1:06 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Batavia man charged in death of infant son

A Batavia man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of his infant son. 

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Local
11:29 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Buffalo Police forum draws large crowd; Commissioner supports body cameras

A wide range of opinions on Buffalo Police were heard at Mount Olive Baptist Church Tuesday night.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

There were many opinions on policing in Buffalo Tuesday night, many of which were shouted out during a raucous forum in Mount Olive Baptist Church sponsored by Mayor Byron Brown.

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Beyond the Playbook
8:14 am
Fri December 12, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Getting ready for the powerful Packers

WBFO'S Jay Moran and Matt Sabuda bring you 'Beyond the Playbook'.
Credit WBFO News photo

Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers bring their high-powered offense to Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday for a meeting with the Buffalo Bills. In this morning's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says he likes the Bills chances against a team some are picking top make the Super Bowl. 

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Local
2:42 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Governor requested a major disaster declaration for 'Snovember' storm

Wall of snow in south towns from November storm.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

For area residents and business which suffered damage from the November Lake Effect snow storm that dumped several feet of snow on parts of Western New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking a federal  disaster declaration. 

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Beyond the Playbook
10:31 am
Mon December 8, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills stumble in Denver

Despite complaints about officiating, Matt Sabuda believes the Bills lost Sunday at Denver 24-17 because the Broncos were the better team. In this morning's "Beyond the Playbook," Sabuda says the Buffalo defense excelled but their offense underperformed in the biggest game of the year.

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Beyond the Playbook
9:40 am
Fri December 5, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills face a tough road

If the Buffalo Bills are to make the playoffs this year, they will need to beat some of the league's top teams. On WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Bills face their toughest test of the season Sunday when they travel to Denver to meet Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

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Developing
10:35 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Maximum sentence in murder of Kenmore bar owner

The home where 62-year-old Jim Cottone lived.
Credit WBFO News file photo

A 21-year-old man convicted of murdering a Kenmore bar owner has been sentenced to 25 years to life.  Antonio Martin-Brown was found guilty in October in the death of 62-year-old Jim Cottone.

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Beyond the Playbook
10:32 am
Mon December 1, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills beat up the Browns

The fans had plenty to cheer about Sunday as the Buffalo Bills beat the Cleveland Browns 26-10. In Monday morning's "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO,  analyst Matt Sabuda says the win keeps alive the team's hopes for a postseason berth.

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Beyond the Playbook
11:44 am
Fri November 28, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills return to Orchard Park

The Bills host the Cleveland Browns this Sunday after Monday's "home" win over the New York Jets in Detroit. On WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Bills played their most complete game of the year in beating the Jets in front of a surprisingly energetic crowd.

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Local
11:43 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Seinfeld coming to Jamestown

Credit Photo courtesy Lucy-Desi Center for Comedy

As the area's massive snow piles dominated the local and national news for many days recently, a notable development in Chautauqua County may have gone unnoticed. Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld has been booked as the headline act at the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown.

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WNY area closings
5:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

School Closings for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Credit WBFO News File Photo

Area closings of schools for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

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Business
10:28 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Shoppers urged to support local merchants

Shoppers are encouraged to patronage locally-owned businesses during the holiday season.

As the holiday shopping season moves into high gear, merchants and elected leaders are urging consumers to support local businesses.

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Breaking
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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