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8:24 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Teen arrested after Amber Alert is canceled

Amber Alert Map
Credit Photo from NYS Police Amber Alert

An upstate New York teenage girl whose disappearance sparked an Amber Alert has been arrested.

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Sports
4:52 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Sabres legend Hasek elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Dominik Hasek was given hockey's highest honor in his first year of eligibility.
Credit File photo

Buffalo Sabres great Dominik Hasek is among six people selected as the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.

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Developing
2:48 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

State Senate approves Medical Marijuana bill

The New York State Senate has passed the Medical Marijuana bill Friday afternoon in Albany. Lawmakers voted 49 to 10 in favor. This means  New York will now become the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana.

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Local
11:46 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Wrongfully convicted Lynn DeJac Peters dies of cancer

Lynn DeJac Peters died this morning at the age of 50.
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Lynn DeJac Peters, who was released from prison after being wrongfully convicted to killing her daughter, has died of cancer.

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Local
9:30 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Solar panel plant could bring 1,000 jobs to Buffalo

SolarCity's planned purchase of solar panel manufacturer Silevo could lead to construction in Buffalo of one of the world's largest solar panel production plants.

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Focus on Education
3:24 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Conway-Turner appointed Buffalo State president

Katherine Conway-Turner, Ph.D, will serve as the ninth president of SUNY Buffalo State.

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner as the ninth president of SUNY Buffalo State.

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Local
1:42 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Governor seeks changes to medical marijuana bill

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rejected a medical marijuana bill newly amended by lawmakers to address some of the concerns he has raised in negotiations. 

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Local
9:11 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Public meeting on cable merger set for Monday

The main cable provider in Western New York, Time-Warner has 2.6 million subscribers statewide.

The public gets a chance to offer its thoughts Monday evening on the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

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Local
8:23 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Father arrested following Amber Alert

An Amherst man is in custody this morning following an overnight Amber Alert.

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Cultural
10:02 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Zoo welcomes baby rhino

Credit Photo provided by the Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo has announced a new arrival. A female Indian rhinoceros calf, named Monica, was born to mother Tashi on June 5th.

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Crime
10:45 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Man with gun comes out of woods, situation ends peacefully

The area a SWAT team surrounded Thursday night in Clarence Center.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

A tense situation in Clarence ended peacefully shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Local
4:01 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

A call to change Blue laws could mean earlier beer sales at Sundays Bills games

Outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Do Buffalo Bills fans need access to stadium beer before noon on Sunday?  That is the question surrounding a proposed measure before the state lawmakers in Albany. Assemblyman Sean Ryan of Buffalo said the Buffalo Bills would like to see approval of a new rule that would allow concessions at Ralph Wilson Stadium to open at 11 a.m. on Sunday when kick off is set for a 1 p.m. game.

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Developing
6:22 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Cartagena trial begins in Buffalo

8-year-old Bianaca Cartagena

Opening arguments were heard Monday morning in the non-jury trial of a mother accused in the suffocation death of her 8-year-old daughter in 2010.  Candace Cartagena was indicted last year in the death of her daughter Bianca.  WBFO'S Chris Caya followed the proceedings in the Erie County Court house in downtown Buffalo.

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Art/Theater
9:39 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Ukrainian guitarist wins 2014 JoAnn Falletta Competition

23-year-old Marko Topchii, from Ukraine, celebrates his win of the 2014 JoAnn Falletta Competition.
Credit Photo provided by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

A classical guitarist from Ukraine captured the top prizes in the sixth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.  23-year-old Marko Topchii won the final round performing Saturday evening with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Local
9:28 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Three finalists named in Falletta Competition

Ukraine's Marko Topchii was one of the three finalists chosen Thursday night.
Credit fallettacompetition.org

With its three finalists hailing from Thailand, Ukraine and the United States, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition is living up to its name.

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Crime
1:15 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Bills' Dareus charged with racing, reckless driving in Hamburg

Marcell Dareus faces three charges after being arrested in the Town of Hamburg.
Credit nfl.com

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been charged with three crimes by Hamburg Police following a series of road-related incidents last Friday.

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Local
11:13 am
Mon June 2, 2014

WBFO captures seven first-place AP awards, share of grand prize

AP Grand Prize to WBFO.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

WBFO’s news team captured seven first place New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards Saturday evening in Saratoga, New York and the grand prize.  The annual awards recognize radio and television broadcast work that aired during 2013.

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Focus on Education
4:40 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Katherine Conway-Turner chosen to be next president of Buffalo State

Katherine Conway-Turner has been recommended to be the ninth president of Buffalo State College.
Credit hood.edu

An educator from a small college in Maryland has been chosen to be the next president of Buffalo State College.

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Local
4:30 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Man dies in crash that damages apartment building

One person is dead and three others are hospitalized following a multi-vehicle crash on Delaware Avenue at Great Arrow Friday morning. One of those vehicles crashed into an apartment building, displacing more than two-dozen residents.

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Local
4:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

VA chooses Pembroke site for veterans' cemetery

The 132-acre site of a planned veterans' cemetery in Genesee County
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A long-awaited veterans' cemetery for Western New York will soon be a reality. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen a site in Pembroke for the new 132-acre resting place.

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Local
12:04 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

La Nova robber sentenced to 10 years in prison

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The man who pleaded guilty to robbing two La Nova pizzeria employees of over $5,700 in restaurant receipts last October was sentenced Wednesday in State Supreme Court to ten years in prison.

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Local
6:57 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Record set at Buffalo Marathon

A Kenyan native who resides in Rochester ran at an unprecedented pace in Sunday's Buffalo Marathon.

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Local
2:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Local Army Corps commander fired for 'personal misconduct'

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has fired the commander of its Buffalo District office due to "personal misconduct."

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Local
4:25 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Police standoff ends peacefully in Lewiston

Leonard Zientara was taken into custody after a Sunday afternoon standoff with police in Lewiston.
Credit photo courtesy of New York State Police

A Lewiston man faces charges after a police standoff at his home Sunday afternoon.

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Local
4:01 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Medina student arrested for threats on fellow students

A Medina High School student was arrested Sunday night for allegedly threatening to harm schoolmates.

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Local
10:19 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Mother charged with fatally stabbing her 8-year-old son

A North Buffalo mother has been arrested and charged with fatally stabbing her eight-year-old son.

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Local
3:37 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Developer Milstein says he won't bid to buy the Bills

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New York City real estate investor Howard Milstein has decided he is not interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills, but he is backing efforts to make sure the team remains in Western New York.

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Developing
9:20 am
Mon May 12, 2014

North Buffalo native killed in hot-air balloon crash in Virginia

24-year-old Natalie Lewis

A north Buffalo native was one of three people killed on board a hot-air balloon fire and crash in Virginia Friday. 24-year-old Natalie Lewis, working as Director of Basketball Operations for the University of Richmond women’s basketball program, was a 2007 graduate of Nardin Academy and the University of Richmond. 

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with Nardin Academy Principal Rebecca Reeder to remember 2007 Nardin graduate Natalie Lewis.

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Local
4:13 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

National Fuel freezing local delivery rates, refunding customers

Governor Andrew Cuomo's office has announced the approval of a joint proposal from the state Public Service Commission, National Fuel, and other state agencies and commissions to freeze delivery rates for National Fuel natural gas customers in Western New York through September 30, 2015.

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Politics
9:38 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Lt. Governor won’t seek reelection

Lt. Governor Robert Duffy, past appearance at Rich Products in Buffalo, NY.
Credit WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

New York State’s Lt. Governor Robert Duffy says he will not be seeking re-election. Duffy, a former Rochester mayor, told WHAM-TV in Rochester that he won’t run with Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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