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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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Local
5:17 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Closings for Friday, February 13, 2015

Credit WBFO News File Photo

The following schools are closed Friday, February 13, 2015:

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Crime
4:40 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Eden swim coach accused of 'sexting' teenage girl

An Eden swim coach was arrested Thursday by Village of Hamburg police and charged with inappropriate contact with a minor.

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Cultural
12:15 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash returns on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

SOLD OUT!

WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash returns on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Join us for another fantastic night of music in our studios!

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Local
8:16 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Local leader will speak to White House panel today

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Credit photo courtesy of CFGB website

Public-private initiatives in the city of Buffalo, like Promise Neighborhoods and Say Yes to Education, are drawing national attention. Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, will discuss those programs at a White House panel today.

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Local
8:09 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Crowd gathers as Buffalo School Board considers fate of low-performing schools

A rally outside the Buffalo School Board meeting yesterday as Board Members considers plans for four low-performing schools
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The Buffalo School Board heard from a large crowd of parents, teachers and others Wednesday night as school board members consider plans for four low-performing schools.

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Local
6:00 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Making a Difference: Former NBA Player makes learning fun for underserved youth

Willie Hutch Jones teaches kids basketball skills as part of his sports and education programs for underserved youth.
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
5:10 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Buffalo food truck goes national

Credit WBFO File Photo

Lloyd Taco Truck will be featured at 10 p.m. on CNBC's "Restaurant Startup." Lloyd co-founder Peter Cimino says the show gives contestants a chance to attract investors as they seek to open a new restaurant.

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Legal
5:28 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Fahey confirmed to serve on state's highest court

Judge Eugene Fahey was unanimously approved by the state Senate Monday to serve on the Court of Appeals.
Credit nycourts.gov

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office has announced that his two nominees to the state's highest court, the Court of Appeals, were unanimously confirmed by the state Senate on Monday.

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Local
6:00 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Making a Difference: Buffalo doctor goes beyond healthcare for refugees

Dr. Myron Glick
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
6:45 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Making a Difference: Buffalo woman guides teen girls in need

Sister Janet DiPasquale provides support to young girls in need of support.
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.

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Local
4:42 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory issued for WNY

After a cold, dry Tuesday, area drivers should be prepared to deal with difficult conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory through 4 a.m. Thursday.

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Making a Difference
6:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Making a Difference: Lancaster boy pays it forward

Greg Kowal with his mom, Lisa, work on Make-a-Wish Stars
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.

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Local
5:45 am
Mon February 2, 2015

School Closings for Monday, February 2, 2015

Credit WBFO News File Photo

The following schools are closed or delayed on Monday, February 2, 2015:

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Local
5:30 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Winter Storm Warning for Western New York

Wintry weather in downtown Buffalo & metro Buffalo Monday morning.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect until 4 p.m. Monday for most of Western New York. That warning extends to 7 p.m. for Niagara and Orleans counties.

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Local
4:51 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Silver's days as Assembly Speaker ends Monday

Sheldon Silver's 21 years as the leader of the New York State Assembly are coming to a close. The Manhattan Democrat will resign late Monday following his arrest on federal corruption charges.

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Local
4:46 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Corasanti heads back to court today

Credit WBFO News File Photo

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for a civil suit against Dr. James Corasanti, who previously served jail time for the drunken driving death of a skateboarder. 

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Local
4:38 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Local ad executives prepare for Super Bowl

For many, the commercials shown during the Super Bowl are the most compelling part of the game. The Advertising Club of Buffalo acknowledges that sentiment again this year with the 6th annual "Uber Bowl."

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Crime
5:33 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Orleans County pastor found guilty of sexually abusing children

Rev. Roy Harriger was convicted of sexually abusing two children more than a decade ago.
Credit File photo

A former Orleans County minister was convicted Monday in Orleans County Court of sexually abusing two children over a decade ago while he was a minister of the Ashwood Wesleyan Church in Lyndonville.

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Local
1:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Poloncarz withdraws controversial commissioner appointment

Carol Dankert-Maurer no longer has the support of County Executive Mark Poloncarz to be Commissioner of Mental Health.
Credit File photo

In an about-face, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has pulled his nomination of Carol Dankert-Maurer to be the county's Commissioner of Mental Health. 

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Local
7:22 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Newfane teacher arrested for forcible touching

Salvatore A. Anello
Credit Courtesy of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A teacher from the Newfane School District has been arrested and charged with forcible touching.

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Politics
11:10 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrested on corruption charges

Credit File photo

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most powerful men in Albany to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income.

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Focus on Education
9:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Wilmers calls for ‘radical’ change for Buffalo Public Schools, favors state takeover

Robert Wilmers and WBFO'S Eileen Buckley during a question and answer session on education in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Long-time Buffalo business leader Robert Wilmers delivered his "State of Public Education in Buffalo" Wednesday evening before a packed house inside the Montante Center on Main Street in Buffalo, hosted by Canisius College.  

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Crime
12:29 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Tonawanda man sentenced for string of summer arsons

Christopher Syracuse was sentenced Wednesday for a string of arsons last summer.
Credit File photo

A man who went on an arson spree in North Tonawanda last summer was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison Wednesday in State Supreme Court.

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