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Focus on Education
6:30 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Council of Great Schools: “Testing in American Schools"

One of the graphics presented at the Town Hall meeting on Testing in American Schools.
Credit Photo from Milwaukee Public Television graphic

The Council of Great City Schools recently held a discussion on “Testing in American Schools” at its 58th Annual Fall Conference. It was hosted this year by Milwaukee Public Schools in Milwaukee and featured a special Town Hall discussion. The theme for the conference was “Fresh Water, Fresh Thinking in Urban Education.”

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Sports
9:28 am
Fri November 7, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills begin the second half of the season

With a 5-3 record, the Buffalo Bills return from their bye week in playoff contention. On Sunday, they meet the Kansas City Chiefs, who are also 5-3. Matt Sabuda previews the game in this week's "Beyond the Playbook."

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Local
7:32 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Hostage situation at downtown pawnshop comes to an end

Chris Caya/WBFO News

A hostage situation in downtown Buffalo has come to an end. Three hostages who had been inside a Broadway pawnshop near the Central Library emerged unharmed from the building shortly before 2 p.m. The suspect, described by police as "distraught," shot and killed himself.

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Local
8:26 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Herrera-Mishler resigns as head of Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Thomas Herrera-Mishler has resigned his post as head of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
Credit File photo

The leader of Buffalo's Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Thomas Herrera-Mishler, has resigned his post to allow him to "seek new career opportunities."

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Developing
5:42 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Election 2014: Races, Governor & NYS Senate seat

Lawn signs and polling signs in Buffalo & Kenmore and one of the Propositions on the 2014 ballot.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Voters have been casting their ballots for Election Day 2014. Polls across the region will close at 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

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Health
1:26 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

ECMC, Women and Children's added to state's list of Ebola hospitals

ECMC is now a designated Ebola care hospital.
Credit File photo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that two more hospitals have received designations to treat potential Ebola patients, both of them in Buffalo.

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Local
11:54 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Tonawanda News shutting down after 134 years

The Tonawanda News announced Thursday it will cease publication as of January 31. The newspaper says economic conditions have made the operation unsustainable. 

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Politics
8:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Reporter reviews Reed/Robertson debate in Olean

The 23rd Congressional race has been marked by negative attack ads. That acrimony, however, was not on display Wednesday night when the candidates, Republican Congressman Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Martha Robertson, debated at Olean High School.

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Local
9:41 am
Wed October 29, 2014

McCarthy sees some Election Day surprises

Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy in our WBFO studio.
Credit WBFO News photo

A tight race is winding down in the 143rd Assembly District where two candidates are vying for the seat once held by Dennis Gabryszak. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says Republicans are feeling confident in a district that has been a Democratic stronghold for many years. 

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Local
5:49 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Massive four-alarm blaze destroys Buffalo warehouse: Fire marshals investigating origins

4-alarm blaze on Howard Street causing smoky conditions.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Buffalo Fire Marshals are looking for the cause of yesterday's four-alarm blaze that leveled a warehouse on the city's east side and spread to several neighboring buildings.

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Local
4:17 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Baby giraffe born at The Buffalo Zoo

The male giraffe calf was born last Friday to first-time parents.
Credit Kelly Brown/The Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby giraffe.

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Beyond the Playbook
7:40 am
Mon October 27, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills beat the Jets

Courtesy of six turnovers from the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills earned a 43-23 victory on Sunday. In this morning's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Bills allowed the Jets to stay in the game, but in the end they produced a big win on the road.

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Crime
5:21 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Man convicted in 1979 murder of estranged wife

A South Buffalo man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his estranged wife 35 years ago.

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Health
10:39 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Cuomo says state was prepared for Ebola case

Governor Cuomo says New York was properly prepared for the eventuality that an Ebola case would develop in the state. The governor made his comments during a Thursday night news conference.

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Beyond the Playbook
7:28 am
Fri October 24, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Old rivals meet again Sunday

With the Buffalo Bills visiting the New York Jets this Sunday, Matt Sabuda considers the rivalry that dates back to the original days of the American Football League.

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Local
12:53 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Concerts returning to Ralph Wilson Stadium

Ralph Wilson Stadium will again host concerts, starting next year.
Credit File photo

For the first time since 2001, concerts are coming back to Ralph Wilson Stadium. The pop group One Direction will play The Ralph next November, it was announced Thursday.

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Politics
8:20 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Video: Candidates square off in sole gubernatorial debate

Rob Astorino, Andrew Cuomo, Howie Hawkins and Michael McDermott particpated in Wednesday's debate
Eileen Elibol/WNED

Four candidate for New York governor took the stage Wednesday night from downtown Buffalo in the only gubernatorial debate of the 2014 election season.

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Canadian Affairs
8:17 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Canadian leaders respond to Ottawa attack

"This is going to be a huge wake up call for Canada," said correspondent Dan Karpenchuk, who covers news out of Ontario for WBFO. Karpenchuk offered perspective on Wednesday's gun attack in Ottawa, which claimed the life of a Canadian solider and created turmoil within the nation's capital.

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Crime
9:53 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Police locate man, car sought in attempted child lurings

A white Lexus used in the attempted lurings has been found in the City of Buffalo.
Credit File photo

Buffalo Police have located the white Lexus that was used by individuals who allegedly attempted to lure teenagers in recent weeks.

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Politics
5:42 am
Wed October 22, 2014

McCarthy previews gubernatorial debate

Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy in the WBFO studio.
Credit WBFO News photo

Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy will be one of the panelists who will be asking questions of the candidates during tonight's gubernatorial debate at the WNED/WBFO studios. He shared some thoughts on what to expect during a conversation this morning on WBFO.

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Business
5:18 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Five companies join START-UP NY, pledge 123 jobs

Five companies affiliated with the University at Buffalo will be setting up shop as part of the state's START-UP NY tax incentive program.

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Business
5:20 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Press Pass: Economic development on the rise

On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First says his publication's recent study indicates that nearly $16.6 billion in economic development projects are underway throughout the eight counties of Western New York.

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Crime
5:01 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Basil's attorney seeking lesser charge

Jeffrey Basil faces a murder charge in the death of William Sager, Jr.
Credit File photo

Attorneys for the man accused of killing another man by throwing him down a flight of stairs in a Buffalo bar in May were in court Monday to request that charges be reduced from murder to manslaughter.

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Beyond the Playbook
8:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills edge the Vikings

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

The Buffalo Bills 17-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings showed both sides of the team, says Matt Sabuda in Monday morning's "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO.

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Beyond the Playbook
7:28 am
Fri October 17, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills and Vikings share common frustrations

With the Buffalo Bills hosting the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday, Matt Sabuda notes some common traits between the two franchises. As he points out on Friday's "Beyond the Playbook," fans of both franchises would like to forget what they have in common.

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Politics
7:15 am
Wed October 15, 2014

McCarthy reviews local Congressional races

In sharp contrast to 2012 when Chris Collins ousted incumbent Congresswoman Kathy Hochul in a hard fought battle, the local 2014 Congressional races aren't likely to present similar drama. According to Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy, the closest race may be for the seat currently held by Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed.

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Beyond the Playbook
11:41 am
Mon October 13, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Pats spoil Pegula party

The Patriots may have beaten the Buffalo Bills badly on Sunday, 37-22, but the season is far from lost. That's the view offered during "Beyond the Playbook" by Matt Sabuda, who believes a favorable schedule could allow the Bills to stay close to the top of the AFC East.

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Local
5:47 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Pegula emotional at dawn of Bills ownership era

Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula takes questions from reporters.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

New Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula became emotional in his formal introduction as co-owner of the Buffalo Bills Friday afternoon.


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Cultural
4:00 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash to feature national and local acts

Billy the Kid and the Regulators
Credit WNED/WBFO

In its ongoing quest to lure top-performing acts while fostering local talent, WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash will feature two respected bands when hundreds of blues fans gather in the WNED/WBFO studios Oct. 18.

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Beyond the Playbook
12:07 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Pegulas add to the legacy of Buffalo pro football

Outside Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Credit WBFO News photo

Buffalo Bills fans are celebrating as the whirlwind sale of the team to Terry and Kim Pegula reaches it conclusion. The sale price of $1.4 billion is the highest in the history of the NFL.

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