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6:50 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Nationwide search for murder suspect ends in Buffalo

Virginia Murder Suspect Alexander Rosevelt Hill, Jr. was captured by U.S. Marshals at a homeless shelter in Buffalo.
Credit Courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Office

A fugitive wanted for murder in Virginia has turned up in Buffalo.

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Local
6:32 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's 'Spring Shoreline Sweep' Saturday

A volunteer helps out with the Spring Shoreline Sweep.
Credit Courtesy of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper website

More than 1,000 volunteers will be out in force Saturday morning for the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's annual "Spring Shoreline Sweep."

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Local
12:00 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

UB honors Dr. Alison Des Forges with human rights program

Dr. Alison L. Des Forges
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The Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee is holding a series of educational events at the University at Buffalo exploring the recent rise of violent extremists groups in Africa. 

The program is called "Islam, Islamism and Human Rights in Africa.

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Focus on Education
10:26 am
Thu April 23, 2015

State Education Department may delay teacher evaluations

A classroom in WNY
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There is word the State Education Department plans to delay the implementation of new teacher evaluations for school districts facing hardships until September of 2016.

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WBFO
10:20 am
Thu April 23, 2015

WBFO is a finalist for 13 Associated Press awards

Credit WBFO News

WBFO is a finalist for 13 New York State Associated Press Association awards, more than any other broadcast outlet in the Buffalo region.

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Sports
4:30 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Bills release 2015 schedule

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The Buffalo Bills will open their 2015 season with a pair of home games: Sunday, September 13, against the Indianapolis Colts, and Sunday, September 20, against the New England Patriots. The team is also scheduled to play in London on October 25 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Sports
10:52 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Eichel earns rave reviews after freshman year

Credit photo courtesy of Boston University website

While they may have "lost" to the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night in the NHL Draft Lottery, a game of chance that determined who would pick first in the approaching draft, one writer believes the Buffalo Sabres will do well by picking Jack Eichel of Boston University with the second overall pick.

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Health
5:55 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Health officials alarmed over rise in e-cigarette use

Local citizens vaping on e-cigs in downtown Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Instead of smoking cigarettes, more teens are using electronic cigarettes. According to a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in just one year, e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled to over 13 percent.

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Local
11:59 am
Thu April 16, 2015

AmeriCorps Director stresses the value of volunteers

Nearly 62 million Americans volunteer in their communities, an effort with an economic impact valued at $173 billion. That's according to Bill Basl, Director of AmeriCorps, who spoke with WBFO News to spotlight National Volunteer Week.

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Local
12:10 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Polar bear Kali leaving Buffalo for St. Louis

Polar bear Kali (l.) will be leaving The Buffalo Zoo at the end of the month.
Credit File photo

The Buffalo Zoo is saying goodbye to Kali, one of two young polar bears who have called Buffalo home over the last few years, and welcoming another one back.

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Crime
4:22 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Orchard Park man pleads guilty in death of his father

Sean Keenan has accepted a plea deal in the death of his father.
Credit File photo

An Orchard Park man has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of his 70-year-old father last year.

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Local
1:30 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Underground electrical fire closes downtown streets

A dislodged manhole cover leaves an open crater at the intersection of Tupper and Pearl Streets in downtown Buffalo.
Credit Mike Desmond / WBFO News

An underground electrical fire at Franklin and Tupper Streets in downtown Buffalo resulted in the closing of streets and evacuation of buildings on Sunday afternoon.

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Local
4:10 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

Man rescued from burning vehicle in Sherman

Law enforcement officials rescued a man trapped in a burning vehicle late Friday night.

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News
2:37 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

U.S. Capitol on lockdown following shooting

Credit File Photo / WBFO News

The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown after shots were fired, this afternoon, on the building's west front.

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Crime
2:30 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

Man beaten in late-night burglary

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Police are seeking a suspect in an early morning home invasion in Ashville, N.Y. on Saturday.

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Sports
1:25 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

Oats named head of UB men's basketball

UB Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Nate Oats
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The University at Buffalo has named Assistant Head Coach Nate Oats to the position of Head Coach of the UB Bulls Men's Basketball team.

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Sports
5:13 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Bobby Hurley leaving UB for Arizona State

Coach Bobby Hurley with his players in March as they watched the NCAA Selection Show, which announced the school's first appearance in the the national tournament.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Less than a month after leading UB to its first appearance in the NCAA basketball tournament, head coach Bobby Hurley is leaving to take the head job at Arizona State.

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Local
9:19 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Supporters say national designation for Elmwood Historic District East has advantages

The Elmwood Historic District East area (in yellow) is being proposed for the National Register of Historic Places.
Credit WBFO News File Photo

Supporters of the Elmwood Historic District East are touting the benefits of being on the national register of historic places, a designation they're hoping to achieve for the area that stretches between Delaware Avenue, Elmwood Avenue, Summer Street and Delaware Park.

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Local
9:26 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Lockport native fatally shot during police training in Florida

Ocala Police Officer Jared Forsyth, a Lockport native, was killed in an accidental shooting during training Monday
Credit Courtesy of the Ocala Police Department Facebook Page

A Lockport native working as a police officer in Northern Florida has died in a shooting range accident. 

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Crime
3:54 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Orleans pastor sentenced to 15 years for sexually abusing children

Rev. Roy Harriger was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday.
Credit File photo

An Orleans County pastor was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday after being convicted of sexual abusing two children more than a decade ago.

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Politics
3:38 pm
Sat April 4, 2015

Cuomo lifts ban on state-sponsored travel to Indiana

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit File Photo / WBFO News

The ban against travel to Indiana for trips funded or sponsored by New York State has been lifted.

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Local
3:22 pm
Sat April 4, 2015

Three rescued after boat capsizes at Letchworth

Just after noon on Saturday, three people were rescued from the Genesee River after their boat capsized in Letchworth State Park.

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Local
3:19 pm
Sat April 4, 2015

Red Cross provides aid to five after Friday house fires

American Red Cross Volunteers are providing for the needs of five people following a number of Friday house fires.

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Local
8:54 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Buffalo Police Athletic League seeking alternate site for Gus Macker Tournament

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The Buffalo Police Athletic League is hoping it will find a new site for its annual Gus Macker three-on-three basketball tournament this summer.  The event has been a summer mainstay in Western New York for more than two decades.

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Local
10:46 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Report supports restoration of Chautauqua Amphitheater

Credit credit ciweb.org

Supporters are getting a boost in their push to restore the Chautauqua Amphitheater. Brian Berg, who is spearheading the effort, says CJS Architects has devised ways to improve the 122-year-old structure "while maintaining its historic integrity."

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Local
4:59 am
Wed April 1, 2015

State budget passes in early morning hours

New York lawmakers have passed a $142 billion state spending plan that includes new spending on schools, changes in teacher evaluations and new ethics disclosure rules for lawmakers.  The Senate passed the budget late Tuesday night and the Assembly wrapped up early this morning.

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Cultural
10:46 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Rolling Stones to play Ralph Wilson Stadium in July

The Rolling Stones are coming to Buffalo.

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Local
3:54 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Celebrating women in Buffalo

Women's History Month program for City Hall celebration.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

As women's history month comes to a close this week, the city of Buffalo held its annual celebration, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives" at City Hall Monday. 

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Health
4:43 am
Mon March 30, 2015

New PBS film explores developments in cancer treatments

"Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies" premieres tonight at nine on WNED-TV.

"Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies," a three-part, six-hour film, airs this week on PBS and premieres Monday at 9 p.m. on WNED-TV. For one local doctor, the film reflects the improved realities for those diagnosed with cancer.

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Sports
8:26 am
Fri March 27, 2015

An insider's look at Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is expected to be a top draft pick this year
Credit Courtesy WJET24, Erie, Pa

Thursday night's overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes leaves the Sabres six points behind the Coyotes with just a couple of weeks left in the season. The team that finds themselves at the very bottom of the standings when the season is over is guaranteed no worse than the second overall draft choice, meaning the Sabres could land super-prospects Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. McDavid is currently the captain of the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. Eichel is presently a center at Boston University. Both are viewed as franchise players.

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