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9:05 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Assembly approves bill to delay parts of the Common Core

The Common Core moratorium is a "logical bill," said Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
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The New York State Assembly has approved a bill to delay some of the effects of the state’s Common Core learning standards. The measure, sponsored by Democrat Catherine Nolan, passed Wednesday by a vote of 110-to-10.

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Developing
12:17 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Bills 'postpone' Toronto series

The Buffalo Bills series in Toronto has featured poor attendance and losing games for the "home team."

The Buffalo Bills have put their annual regular-season game in Toronto on hold. The team will play all eight home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium next season.

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Local
5:15 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Seneca Nation buys land near Rochester for possible casino

The Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel is one of three gaming operations the tribe currently runs in Western New York.
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The Seneca Nation of Indians has purchased 32 acres of land in Henrietta, NY for a possible casino in the Rochester area.

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Crime
1:42 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Teens convicted of murdering Buffalo cab driver

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A State Supreme Court jury on Friday convicted two 17-year-olds of murder and robbery charges in connection with the shooting death of a Buffalo cab driver last March.

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Local
11:52 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Difficult commute in latest snow blast

Buffalo snow plow clearing snow Thursday morning along Forest Avenue between Delaware and Elmwood Avenues.
Credit WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

Another wind whipped blast created a treacherous ride into work for commuters across the Buffalo Niagara region.  A very fine snow and strong winds made driving conditions difficult Thursday morning.

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Sports
10:24 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Trade talk for Miller

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller.
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As the National Hockey League Trade deadline approaches, Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray confirmed to reporters Tuesday night that he is looking at possible trades for goalie Ryan Miller and Steve Ott. Both are unrestricted free agents.

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Local
8:02 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Assembly passes Dream Act

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is pressing the State Senate to also pass the Dream Act.
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Assembly Democrats on Tuesday passed a one-house version of the Dream Act, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They urged the Senate to follow suit.

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Local
10:23 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Two dead in Cheektowaga house fire

Cleveland Hill Fatal Fire 27 Furlong Rd, Photos by Don Murtha III
Credit Photos from Erie County Fire Wire by Don Murtha III

Authorities say two people were killed early Tuesday morning in a fire at a Cheektowaga home. 

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Local
9:34 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Weary residents want action on West Seneca flooding

West Seneca flooding in Lexington neighborhood.
Credit Photo courtesy of EC Executive Mark Poloncarz

The West Seneca Town Board heard Monday night from homeowners who have been inundated with ice-jam flooding this winter. The situation was also brought to Governor Cuomo's attention.

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Crime
10:51 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Taglianetti sentenced to 25 years-to-life in prison

Convicted murderer Anthony Taglianetti learned his fate Monday morning.
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A Virginia man has been given the maximum sentence for the 2012 killing of Chautauqua County school superintendent Keith Reed, Jr.

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Local
8:39 am
Mon February 24, 2014

IBM plans to create 500 jobs in Buffalo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to provide details Monday of a plan that would bring 500 jobs to the Buffalo.

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Local
2:48 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Pond hockey on new ice

7th Annual Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament underway with the grain mills in the back drop at RiverWorks on Ganson Street.
Credit WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

The new RiverWorks on Ganson Street in Buffalo is now the site of the 7th Annual Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament.  The pond hockey games kicked off Friday morning along Buffalo's waterfront.

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Local
9:40 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

WNY prepares for another round of floods: High Wind Warning posted

With a warming trend on the way that is expected to melt the region's thick snowpack, local municipalities are bracing for potential flooding.

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Local
9:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Medaille College to consolidate as it faces deficit

Medaille College campus in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Ashley Hassett

Medaille College in Buffalo reveals that it will be closing its Amherst campus as it deals with major fiscal problems.

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Focus on Education
2:53 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Regents pull teacher protections from Common Core changes in final vote

Kids learning.
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The state Board of Regents at the last minute reversed course and decided not to hold a final vote on some changes to weaken implementation of the Common Core standards in New York. 

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Local
4:41 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Former Kenmore East student found dead in Army barracks

Specialist Ian Patrick Morgan

A former student at Kenmore East High School was found dead Sunday morning near his Army barracks at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. 

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Focus on Education
2:13 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Regents committee responds to Common Core concerns

Buffalo protestors against Common Core, Dec. 2013.
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The New York State Board of Regents is expected to act on two committee reports Tuesday, calling for a delay the impact of Common Core-related state assessments on educators and students and reducing the level of local school district testing associated with the new teacher evaluation law and higher standards for teaching and learning.

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Local
7:47 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Body found in Amherst fire

Investigators say the remains of a body were found in the debris of an early Sunday morning fire in Amherst.

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Local
1:50 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Man arrested for trespassing at Ken West

Town of Tonawanda Police have arrested a man they say was trespassing at Kenmore West High School.

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Local
7:18 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Tonawanda Coke reveals information on explosion

Officials at Tonawanda Coke are offering details of the Friday explosion which reportedly rocked much of the area surrounding the facility.

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Business
3:39 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

State launches $5 million Buffalo business competition

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A new competition has been launched to encourage startup businesses from across the globe to grow in Western New York.

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Local
9:15 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Incident sparks overnight lockdown at UB

The investigation continues into an Amherst armed robbery that prompted University at Buffalo officials to issue a "shelter in place" advisory along its North Campus last night.

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Local
10:42 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Winter Storm Warning for all of WNY Tuesday night

More snow expected in WNY>
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Less than a week ago, the area was hibernating from bone-chilling temperatures. While more moderate weather has taken over in recent days, more severe weather is on the way.  A Winter Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning.  It is in effect from Tuesday night through Wednesday night. 

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Local
7:24 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Higgins moves to keep Social Security office open

Congressman Brian Higgins is turning to legislative action to stop the decision to close the Social Security office in Amherst.

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New York Governor
8:42 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Trump calls for united Republican party at local fundraiser

Donald Trump answers reporters questions
Eileen Elibol WBFO News

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump has provided a preview of what a Trump-for-governor campaign might look like.

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Local
8:41 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Kaskie resigns as Kaleida CEO

Robert Gioia & John Koelmel.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

A major leadership change has been announced at one of the area's largest health providers as Kaleida Health CEO James Kaskie has resigned. WBFO's Eileen Buckley attended a news briefing Friday morning at Kaleida's Gates Vascular Institute in downtown Buffalo.

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Focus on Education
12:21 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Tolbert running for school board seat

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Bernard Tolbert, who ran unsuccessfully for Buffalo mayor in 2013, has now turned his political sights on the Buffalo Board of Education.

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Local
8:51 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

School Closings: Wednesday

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The following schools are closed or delayed for Wednesday January 29, 2014:

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Local
1:56 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Wyatt chosen for vacant Common Council seat

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A vacancy on Buffalo's Common Council was filled Tuesday when councilmembers selected Rasheed Wyatt to represent the city's University District.

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Politics
10:33 am
Tue January 28, 2014

WBFO will air State of the Union speech

President Obama at UB.
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WBFO will carry NPR's live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union speech and the Republican Response Tuesday at 9 p.m. NPR's Melissa Block will host cover and will be joined NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

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