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Hamburg School District
6:46 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Jetter pleads guilty to filing false police report

Richard Jetter

Hamburg school superintendent Richard Jetter has pleaded guilty as charged to a third degree charge of falsely reporting an incident.

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
6:44 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Golisano provides $3.5 million for Niagara Falls health center

Rendering of exterior of Golisano Center for Community Health

The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced the largest gift in its history. Businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano, through his foundation, is donating $3.5 million toward construction of a new center for community health.

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Health
1:27 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

ECMC nurses agree to new 7-year labor deal

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Nurses at Erie County Medical Center have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new seven-year labor contract.

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Local
12:53 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Springville-Griffith student charged with making a bomb threat

A bomb threat was made Monday at Springville-Griffith Institute High School.
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The Erie County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 15-year-old Springville-Griffith Institute High School student and charged her with making a bomb threat.

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Crime
12:31 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Jury acquits man charged with cruelty in dog killing

Michael Tortorici has been found not guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in the killing of his family dog.

An Erie County Court jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the case of a Sloan man accused of aggravated animal cruelty in the killing of his dog.

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Beyond the Playbook
10:07 am
Mon September 15, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills enjoy emotional win

Mary Wilson, the widow of former Bills' owner Ralph Wilson, congratulates E.J. Manuel after the team's emotional victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Credit photo from Matt Sabuda

An emotional, electric crowd helped to carry the Buffalo Bills to a 29-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. On "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO, Matt Sabuda says the fans, and the moment, combined to create a distinct home field advantage for the Bills.

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Primary Elections
9:12 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Cuomo, Hochul win, Stocker topples Grisanti

Kathy Hochul declares victory at Democratic Headquarters in Buffalo.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defeated liberal challenger Zephyr Teachout in the state's Democratic Primary Tuesday, turning back an energetic longshot bid by liberals who have criticized his pragmatic, centrist approach. 

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Local
9:01 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Political reporter Bob McCarthy analyzes Primary results

Though they didn't produce Primary Day upsets at the top of the Democratic ticket, gubernatorial challenger Zephyr Teachout did earn 35 percent of the vote, Lieutenant Governor hopeful Tim Wu, 40 percent.

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Sports
3:24 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Officials statements on Bills sale from team, Pegula, Trump and Bon Jovi

The Buffalo Bills and the team's likely incoming owner, Terry Pegula, both issued statements Tuesday afternoon, making their sale agreement official. Donald Trump and Jon Bon Jovi, who both lost out in the bidding process, also issued remarks.

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Buffalo Bills Sale
7:16 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Pegulas, Trump and Toronto group submit binding bids for Buffalo Bills

Multiple bids were submitted Monday by prospective owners looking to purchase the Buffalo Bills from the estate of team founder Ralph Wilson.

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Local
9:21 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Cuomo brings last-minute rally to Buffalo

Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul will bring their campaign to Erie County today.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Prompted by the surprisingly effective challenge from upstart candidates Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu, Governor Cuomo will be in Buffalo today to try to energize local Democrats.

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Beyond the Playbook
9:19 am
Mon September 8, 2014

'Beyond The Playbook': Bills beat the Bears

"This had all the hallmarks of a potential Bills loss," said Matt Sabuda during "Beyond the Playbook," WBFO's new weekly feature looking at the Buffalo Bills.

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Local
1:31 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Authorities talk down man threatening Niagara Falls jump

Crisis negotiators worked through the night to convince a Canadian man who was threatening to jump over Niagara Falls to return to safety.

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Local
5:06 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Biopsies show Jim Kelly is cancer-free

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Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly received good news Thursday, learning that the biopsies taken last week in Manhattan showed no signs of his oral cancer.

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Local
3:30 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Rochester police officer killed in the line of duty

Daryl Pierson was an eight-year veteran of the Rochester Police.
Credit Rochester Police

A Rochester police officer was killed by gunfire Wednesday night by a suspect who was fleeing police.

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Local
12:44 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Second sibling child dies from pool accident

A swimming pool accident at a home in Lancaster last Friday has claimed the life of a second young child. A 4-year-old boy died overnight at Women and Children's Hospital, just days after his 3-year-old sister lost her life.

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Focus on Education
8:44 am
Wed September 3, 2014

School board member removed in Hamburg

After four months at the center of controversy, Catherine Schrauth Forcucci has been removed from the Hamburg School Board.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Following a four-month process which cost the district $100,000, Catherine Schrauth Forcucci has been removed from the Hamburg School Board.

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Buffalo Bills
8:43 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Golisano reportedly drops his bid for the Bills

Tom Golisano is reportedly out of the process to buy the Buffalo Bills.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Tom Golisano will not be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills. According to the Associated Press, the former owner of the Buffalo Sabres will not be making a bid on the NFL franchise.

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Local
12:44 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Petition shows support for Crisis Services

A fight is underway over a massive budget cut that could hinder the work of Crisis Services, the local agency that connects those in need to an array of emergency services.

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Kathy Hochul
9:39 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Hochul downplays Post report she could be dropped from Cuomo ticket

Lieutenant-Governor candidate Kathy Hochul downplayed a New York Post report Monday that says Governor Andrew Cuomo might drop Hochul from minor party lines he's running on if she loses the September 9th Democratic primary.

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Local
6:47 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Local groups protest Tim Hortons merger

A coalition of local labor unions and activists is crying foul over the merger that would combine the corporate efforts of Tim Hortons and Burger King. A demonstration was held Monday at a Burger King on Seneca Street.

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Local
6:16 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Schneiderman marches in Labor Day Parade

Credit WBFO File Photo

With Election Day fast approaching, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman followed a familiar campaign tradition by marching in the Buffalo Labor Day Parade Monday.

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Local
5:39 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Bills set roster, practice squad

The Buffalo Bills have added quarterback Jeff Tuel and six other players to their practice squad.  All seven were cut by Buffalo on Saturday before rejoining the Bills on Sunday.

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Local
5:17 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Polar bear cub injured at Buffalo Zoo

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After the Buffalo Zoo's young polar bear Luna took a tumble into the dry moat of the tiger exhibit, zookeepers had to tranquilize her to haul her out. 

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Buffalo Bills
5:17 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Bills cut Quarterback Jordan Palmer, Punter Brian Moorman

Just days after he was signed, the Buffalo Bills released back-up quarterback Jordan Palmer Friday.

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Local
2:12 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Akron toddler drowns in swimming pool

Tragedy struck an Akron family Thursday when a 1-year-old girl drowned in a small swimming pool at a home on East Avenue.

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Hamburg School District
9:22 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Jetter pleads not guilty to filing false police report

Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter, now on leave.

Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment in Hamburg Village Court Wednesday evening on a charge that he filed a false police report. 

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Developing
3:04 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Cartagena gets maximum 25 years-to-life sentence

Sentencing of Candace Cartagena in Erie County Court.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Candace Cartagena has been sentenced of 25-years to life for the death of her 8-year-old daughter.  Cartagena appeared before Erie County Court Judge Thomas Francyzk Tuesday afternoon, where the sentencing was handed down.

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Missed Saturday game; Meeting team officials today
10:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Buffalo Bills release Alan Branch

The Buffalo Bills have released veteran defensive lineman Alan Branch one day after he was arrested for drunk driving.

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Politics
2:14 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Arnold re-enters Senate race, week after dropping out

Gia Arnold has resumed her state Senate campaign.
Credit File photo

The woman who just last week announced she was pulling out of a State Senate race after admitting to an extramarital affair says she is now back in.

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