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Crime
1:13 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Basil pleads not guilty to Molly's Pub attack

Jeffrey Basil pleaded not guilty to multiple charges relating to the attack on William Sager Jr. at Molly's Pub in May.
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Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil has been arraigned in connection with the attack that seriously injured William Sager Jr. in May.

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Local
1:58 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Hamburg superintendent faces charge of filing false report

Richard Jetter is facing a charge of falsely reporting an incident.
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Police in the Village of Hamburg have charged district Superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter with falsely reporting an incident for a situation involving his damaged vehicle.

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Local
10:27 am
Thu July 24, 2014

UB announces Distinguished Speakers Series lineup

John Oliver, Comedian, Political Satirist and Host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
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The University at Buffalo released the list of guests that will be part of this season’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Focus on Education
2:52 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Mandatory kindergarten bill signed for Buffalo schools

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that allows the Buffalo school board to require mandatory kindergarten attendance for 5-year-old children.

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Focus on Education
5:29 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Hamburg superintendent under police investigation

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The village of Hamburg police department has begun an investigation into Hamburg Central schools superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter.

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Legal
3:22 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Homeowner's family argues last Flight 3407 lawsuit

Karen Wielinski spoke publicly about surviving Flight 3407 in May of 2009 during NTSB hearings.
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A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday in State Supreme Court Tuesday regarding legal claims being made by the family who lived in the home destroyed when Flight 3407 crashed into it in February 2009.

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Local
11:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Toddler critical following East side hit-and-run

A two-year-old girl is in critical condition at Women and Children's Hospital after police say she was struck Sunday night in an apparent hit-and-run.

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Buffalo Bills
7:46 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Dareus misses the start of training camp

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is missing the start of training camp after failing his conditioning test.

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Local
7:43 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Four arrested in church burglaries

Area law enforcement officials believe they have arrested four people responsible for a rash of burglaries at churches in Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties.

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Crime
1:04 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Man and woman killed in East side shooting

Two people are dead following an overnight shooting on Buffalo's East side. The incident occurred around 2:15 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Sycamore Street and Jefferson Avenue. 

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Crime
2:05 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Manager indicted on attempted murder charge in Molly's Pub attack

Jeffrey Basil faces more serious charges in the attack on William Sager Jr.
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Jeffrey Basil, the manager of the now-defunct Main Street bar Molly's Pub, has been indicted on multiple charges, including attempted murder, in the May attack that left airman William Sager Jr. with serious brain injuries.

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Politics
2:02 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

North Tonawanda Mayor Ortt running for Maziarz' Senate seat

North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt is running for State Senate.
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North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt announced Tuesday he will run for the State Senate seat being vacated by longtime Republican senator George Maziarz. Maziarz announced Monday he will not seek re-election in the 62nd District.

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Local
1:55 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Former Niagara supervisor sentenced to probation for misconduct

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The former supervisor of the Town of Niagara was sentenced to three years probation Monday after accepting a guilty plea to a charge of official misconduct.

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Developing
9:35 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Maziarz announces retirement from Senate

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Longtime Niagara County State Senator George Maziarz is retiring, amid reports that his office is under investigation by a federal prosecutor.

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Breaking
6:28 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Ogilvie appointed interim Buffalo schools superintendent

Donald Ogilvie is now interim superintendent of the Buffalo Public Schools.
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Buffalo's Board of Education appointed former Erie 1 BOCES Superintendent Donald Ogilvie as the district's new interim superintendent in a contentious board meeting Wednesday evening. 

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Crime
11:03 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Orchard Park man charged with murdering his father

21-year-old Sean Keenan arrested in the murder of his father in Orchard Park
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Orchard Park Police say a 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his father.

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Crime
10:44 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Tonawanda woman, 83, charged in death of 89-year-old husband

Phylis Eson, 83, faces a murder charge in the death of her husband.
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Town of Tonawanda Police have arrested an 83-year-old woman and charged her with the murder of her 89-year-old husband. 

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Local
4:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Prospective buyers given access to Bills' financial info

Potential buyers of the Buffalo Bills now have access to a secure online virtual data room of the financial dealings of the franchise.

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Local
8:16 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Sabres owners expand interest in buying the Bills

Reports indicate Terry Pegula has more than a passing interest in the Buffalo Bills.
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The owners of the Buffalo Sabres have hired an investment banker as they consider making a bid for the Buffalo Bills.

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Local
9:33 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret diagnosed with cancer

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Longtime Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret has been diagnosed with Stage 3 throat cancer. 

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Sports
3:27 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Active Sabres add Gionta, bring back Moulson at start of free agency

NHL veteran Brian Gionta is one of the newest members of the Buffalo Sabres.
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It was a busy afternoon for the Buffalo Sabres on the first day of National Hockey League free agency Tuesday.

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Local
11:57 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Heat advisory in effect for parts of WNY

Heat advisory is in effect.
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Hot and humid temperatures will blanket all of western New York over the next few days. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Genesee and Orleans counties until 9 p.m. Tuesday as the heat index is expected to hit 100.

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Local
1:08 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Bishop applauds Supreme Court ruling on contraception

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone
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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that business owners can refuse to provide health insurance that covers birth control to their employees. The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo called the decision a "victory."

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Fatal Fire
8:53 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Man dies in East Side fire

Fire claimed the life of a 56-year-old man on Regina Place in Buffalo early Thursday evening.

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Shooting
6:27 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Arrest made in Allentown shooting

An arrest has been made in a shooting early Thursday outside a popular Allentown bar.

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Local
12:44 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Veteran journalist Brian Meyer named News Director at WBFO

Brian Meyer
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Brian Meyer has been named as News Director at WBFO-FM 88.7. Meyer, of Buffalo, has previously served as a city government writer, business writer and most recently, a digital media producer at The Buffalo News. 

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Focus on Education
10:47 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Buffalo School board votes to keep MLK open

Outside MLK School in Buffalo at a recent protest by parents.
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The Buffalo School Board reversed itself Wednesday night in voting to keep Martin Luther King School open.

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5K Race at Canalside
11:17 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Buffalo Broadcasters Celebrity 5K attracts 200 runners

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About 200 runners took part in this year's Celebrity 5K Wednesday evening, sponsored by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association at Canalside.

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Local
2:17 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Schumer submits Denise O'Donnell for federal judgeship

Denise O'Donnell has been nominated to be a federal judge.
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Former U.S. Attorney Denise O'Donnell is being nominated to the White House to be a federal judge.

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Crime
1:26 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Judge orders mental health exam for mother accused of killing son

The Buffalo mother accused of murdering her 8-year-old son has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of second degree murder.

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