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3:27 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Preclearance deal signed between U.S. & Canada

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson & Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney sign preclearance agreement as part of the Beyond the Border Initiative.
Photo provided by U.S. Congressman Higgin's office

A Preclearance agreement was signed between the United States and Canadian leaders in Washington, D.C. Monday.

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Local
10:51 am
Mon March 16, 2015

UB faces West Virginia in NCAA Tournament

UB won the Mid American Conference Saturday night in Cleveland.
Credit Photo from UB Athletcis website

Hopes are high as UB enters the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament for the first time. The Bulls have been slotted as the 12th-seed in the Midwest Region, a position that has enjoyed success in recent tournaments.

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Local
8:39 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Physician shortage leads to scholarship fund for UB students

Alyssa Volmrich, James Miller and Gina Sparacino are the first three recipients of the Western New York Medical Scholarship
Credit Courtesy of the University at Buffalo website www.buffalo.edu

The Western New York Medical Scholarship Fund is a newly formed community organization providing four-year scholarships to local students attending the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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Local
12:29 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Skating at Canalside ready to end a successful season

A large crowd jammed the Ice at Canalside on its opening night. The facility remained popular throughout the winter.
Credit WBFO file photo

The Ice at Canalside has exceeded expectations, says Sam Hoyt, board member for  the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Board. "It appears that our final numbers will be in excess of 50,000 skaters," Hoyt said. Public skating for the facility's first season is scheduled to end on Tuesday.

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Focus on Education
8:09 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Niagara University workshop polishes local high school students for college and career readiness

Niagara University Campus
Credit courtesy of Niagara University Facebook page

More than 275 local high school students will be on hand at Niagara University Wednesday to take part in professional workshops on business leadership, interpersonal skills, dining etiquette and social media.

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UB Grad Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best
1:54 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

UB grad programs ranked among nation's best

Credit Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of America's Best Graduate Schools hold several University at Buffalo programs among the best in their fields.

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Focus on Education
12:15 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Ken-Ton School board could consider ‘boycott’ against standardized tests

Ken-Ton School Board.
Credit WBFO News file photo

The Kenmore Tonawanda School Board is considering a possible boycott of the state's standardized tests. The Board says it wants Governor Cuomo to make changes to education policies.  The school board will consider proposals at Tuesday night's.

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Local
11:45 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Deadly house fires in West Seneca & South Buffalo

Google Streetview of 67 Dirkson Avenue in West Seneca.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Two separate house fires claimed the lives of two western New Yorkers Monday morning.   There's word an elderly woman has perished in a house fire in West Seneca. Reports indicate the blaze broke out at a 67 Dirkson Avenue home and spread to a neighboring house.

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Local
8:35 am
Mon March 9, 2015

National Fuel: Smell Gas - Act Fast

National Fuel Gas vehicle.
Credit WBFO News file photo

As the weather warms up in the coming weeks, National Fuel Gas is reminding customers if they smell gas to act fast. 

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Local
7:40 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Bills secure deals with Hughes, McCoy

Credit WBFO News File Photo

The Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement with Defensive End Jerry Hughes and worked out a deal with new Running Back LeSean McCoy. 

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Sabres recall Hackett
2:28 pm
Sat March 7, 2015

Sabres recall Hackett, re-assign Grigorenko and Makarov

Matt Hackett, Goaltender
Credit Buffalo Sabres / WBFO News

The Buffalo Sabres recalled goaltender Matt Hackett from the Rochester Americans, on Saturday.

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Local
5:53 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Akron & Lake Shore Central Schools cancel lacrosse games against Lancaster

Citizens gathered for debate in Lancaster to discuss Redskins name.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Two schools have canceled lacrosse games against the Lancaster High School as the Lancaster District debates whether to change the Redskins sports name.

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Local
8:03 am
Fri March 6, 2015

National Weather Service: A record low temperature this morning

Icicles have been the scene throughout the region during this very cold winter season.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Western New Yorkers are once again dealing with record breaking weather. 

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Local
11:00 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Women's history explored throughout March

Sawrie Becker, Commissioner of Office of Public Advocacy with Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Women's History Month places the spotlight on those whose contributions may have previously gone unnoticed. Sawrie Becker, commissioner of Office of Public Advocacy with the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, says women's history offers valuable lessons. "Courage is probably the most important thing. To be willing to take a stand when it may not be the popular thing to do."

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Local
9:48 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Small plane crash kills three native Western New Yorkers

Drummer Ted Reinhardt dies with two other friends in small plane crash in Norfolk, Virginia.
Credit Photo from Reinhadt's Facebook page.

A small plane crash in Virginia has taken the lives of three Western New York natives.  The four-seat Mooney aircraft clipped treetops, flipped over and crashed as the pilot attempted to land at an airport near Norfolk, Virginia, early Wednesday morning killing the pilot and his two passengers. 

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Sports
2:09 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Buffalo Bills acquire Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel

Minnesota Vikings to acquire QB Matt Cassel
Credit Photo from Minnesota Vikings website

The Buffalo Bills announced the team has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings to acquire Quarterback Matt Cassel and an undisclosed draft choice in exchange for undisclosed draft choices.

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Local
11:53 am
Wed March 4, 2015

March tradition benefits Hospice

Flowers for Hospice Bouquet sale.
Credit Photo from Hospice Facebook page.

With over 600 volunteers, the 29th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale is expected to raise $300,000 for Hospice Buffalo in the coming days. Rose Collins, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, said Hospice provides families of those with severe illnesses "a compassionate, skilled way to look after your loved one and give them quality time in the time that remains." 

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Local
4:11 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

More relentless wintry weather headed to region

Snowy 2015 winter season in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory. It will be posted from noon Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday for Western New York.

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Developing
3:39 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Sabres deal Neuvirth on trade deadline day

Monday marked trade deadline day in the National Hockey League.  WBFO'S 'Behind The Bench' Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe says the Buffalo Sabres have traded Goalie Michal Neuvirth to the Islanders for Chad Johnson.

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Local
6:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Buffalo's First Ward: A rich history and promising future

Grain workers along the First Ward's waterfront
Credit Courtesy "Buffalo's First Ward"/WNED-TV

Buffalo's First Ward has a rich history and promising future.  Monday night WNED-TV airs the story of the "Old Neighborhood" through the eyes of those who live there.


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Local
6:00 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Making a Difference: Former teacher makes learning possible

John Mika helps a teacher load her car with free school supplies.
Credit Courtesy Making a Difference/WNED-TV

Throughout February WNED/WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourages others to lend a helping hand. Here is the story of a community champion who is “making a difference.”


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Local
3:30 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

NFTA fares would be cut for 2 years under proposed pilot project

Metro Rail's long-term future would be strengthened by proposed plan, supporters argue.
Credit WBFO News

A pilot program that would cut NFTA fares in half for two years is being touted as a way to strengthen the local transit system.

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Developing
3:26 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Settlement reached in Corasanti civil case

Attorney Richard Sullivan announced that a settlement has been reached in the Dr. James Corasanti civil trial. He says Corasanti is "sorry" and "feels remorse" for what has transpired.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Both sides have agreed on a settlement in the civil trial against Dr. James Coarasanti. The parents of teenager Alix Rice filed the wrongful death suit against Corasanti, who was driving while intoxicated when his vehicle struck and killed Rice on Heim Road in 2011.

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Crime
11:51 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Basil sentencing adjourned until April

Basil and his attorney Joel Daniels will be back in court on April 7.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The sentencing of Jeffrey Basil, the man convicted of killing an Air National Guardsman William Sager Jr. at Molly's Pub in 2014, was adjourned Monday morning at the request of his attorney. 

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Local
10:53 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Film crew begins shooting movie in East Aurora

Film crews begin shooting "Small Town Prince" in East Aurora.
Credit Rich Wall, Buffalo Niagara Film Commission

If you saunter along Main Street in East Aurora today and spot Christmas trappings, there's no need to worry. You're not 10 months behind schedule. It's just that you've landed in the middle of a movie set.

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Local
6:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Making a Difference: PUSH Buffalo founder boosts city's west side

PUSH Buffalo works to rebuild homes.
Credit Courtesy Making a Difference/WNED-TV

Throughout February, WNED/WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourage others to lend a helping hand. Here is the story of a community champion who is “making a difference.”


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Local
5:36 am
Mon February 23, 2015

School closings for Monday, February 23, 2015

Credit WBFO News File Photo

The following schools are closed or delayed for Monday, February 23, 2015:

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Local
6:00 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Making a Difference: Grieving father honors his daughter's memory

Credit Courtesy Making a Difference/WNED-TV

Throughout February, WNED/WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourages others to lend a helping hand. Here is the story of a community champion who is “making a difference”.


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Local
6:00 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Making a Difference: Colombian native celebrates cultural diversity

MarCe Zerrate teaches children cultural diversity
Credit Courtesy Making a Difference/WNED-TV

Throughout February WNED/WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourage others to lend a helping hand. Here is the story of a community champion who is “making a difference.”


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Local
9:38 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Brrrrrrr! It’s cold!

Temperature dipped to minus 1 Friday morning in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Severe cold and brutal wind chills are gripping the Buffalo Niagara region.  A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect until noon Friday.  A Wind Chill Watch will remain posted from Saturday evening through Monday morning. 

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